We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice location”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
Ranked #440 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Spent our last night in Paris here. No A/C and it was warm but they did give us a fan for our room. We asked for ice on a couple of occassions and they were able to accomodate.
Conveniently located near the 'square' with shops and restaurants-nice and busy at night with lots of people.
The garden terrace is lovely to be able to sit out and enjoy a glass and a nibble-you can bring your own as only breakfast is served. Paris can be expensive = 9 Euros for coffee, juice and croissants so if you're not pressed for time as we were, head out for breakfast instead...this is in general for all hotels not just this one.
Stairs and hallways are tired and could do with a deep clean and touch up.
For a 1 or 2 night stay this is great spot.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank stellahannah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (772)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

236 - 242 of 772 reviews

Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in early September on the recommendation of a friend. We booked early to make sure we got a room, as the hotel is fairly popular. The location can't be beat - walk one direction and the metro is right there. Walk another and the cafes are right there. The hotel is older, decor a bit dated, and the rooms tiny. But it was so quaint it just added to the charm. The interior garden/patio area is lovely for sitting out as many have said, and having your own wine and picnic. We did do the breakfast because it was convenient. Wonderful coffee but the truth is, it is only bread/croissants, coffee and a choice of juice. We just thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would do so again - primarilly based on the very reasonable price and location. I will say that although housekeeping did a fairly good job, I knew they weren't cleaning the bathroom floors as there was a plastic toothpick on the floor when we arrived, still there 3 days later.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Akgambler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a nice and quiet "port in the storm" in a superb location, convenient to the Cardinal Lemoine stop and an easy walk to Place Maubert and Blvd. St. Germain des Pres. The staff is sweet (especially Marie) and accommodating, and my room on the second floor was clean, nicely furnished and with a perfectly appointed bath, including a hair dryer. Loved the toile wallpaper and traditional furnishings. Bed was most comfortable, and it felt very welcoming to return each day after being tired from touring and walking. Breakfast is so-so: bread and pastries. Better to walk own to Place Maubert and get street goodies. Only downside was room's proximity to the lift, which was a tad noisy in afternoon nap time. The courtyard is lovely, and overall, this is great value for such an ideal location.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank doodle1957
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

well placed on the edge of the Latin Quarter just behind the Pantheon. Very cic with lots of nice 'provincial' touches. Staff very friendly. Breakfast excellent value. Our room was compact with no air con (bit of a problem in 38 degrees)!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank alvinne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed in this lovely hotel in the latin quarter. Great service, spacious clean rooms, brilliant location. Slightly ageing decor but we felt it added to the general quaint feel of the place. Especially enjoyed being able to escape into the quiet garden/courtyard - take your own wine and picnic and they provide you with the cutlery. We didn't do the breakfast - found plenty of small cafe's in the area to try.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank lynx_g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Lovely hidden hotel in the Latin quarter hidden behind large green doors. When you enter, you a greeted by a lovely garden with tables to sit outside. We stayed five days in September recently and loved coming "home" to our hotel every day! Marie is a gem!

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank 58Judy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed at this charming hotel in the Latin Quarter for the 2nd time in 13 months. This time our stay was 12 nights and I just love this hotel. Marie and the staff make every effort to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Close to Notre Dame (10 minute walk) and very close to a Metro stop make this hotel a perfect jumping off place to explore Paris.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank eriksatie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Paris hotels
Quartier Latin
Hotel des Grands Hommes
Hotel des Grands Hommes
#127 of 1,802 in Paris
1,680 reviews
Quartier Latin
Hotel des Nations St-Germain
Hotel des Nations St-Germain
#240 of 1,802 in Paris
336 reviews
Quartier Latin
Hotel Saint Christophe
Hotel Saint Christophe
#588 of 1,802 in Paris
556 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Quartier Latin
Familia Hotel
Familia Hotel
#840 of 1,802 in Paris
596 reviews
Quartier Latin
Hotel des Arenes
Hotel des Arenes
#1,068 of 1,802 in Paris
458 reviews
Quartier Latin
Qualys Hotel Apolonia Mouffetard Paris 5
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel des Grandes Ecoles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

Address: 75 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#159 Family Hotel in Paris
#228 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $158 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Grandes Ecoles 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Des Grandes Ecoles Paris
Grandes Ecoles Hotel
Des Grandes Ecoles Hotel
Hotel Des Grandes Ecoles Paris

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing