Stayed here for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend 2012 and it was more than what I had hoped for.
After driving myself insane searching for a hotel as close to the action as possible but not breaking the bank, I booked a room at the Jeu de Paume. I was not disappointed in the slightest.
The location was absolutely the best as it provided a nice central point (on L'ile St. Louis) to either walk over into the Marais or the Latin Quarter. This made dining and sightseeing very easy. The immediate area had a number of restaurants and shops for snacking and the little market up the street is perfect for those little items you may need.
The room size was more than adequate with a small honor bar refrigerator that did not offer much in the way of cold storage. The hotel was quiet and calm and the staff extremely helpful with recommending restaurants in the area and all were a hit. To the room size again, in my research I paid close attention to the stated room size for the places I looked at and the Jeu de Paume rooms were the biggest in the area for the price. Now of course we are talking Paris big. Not Texas big! :-)
The decor was tasteful with lots of neat focal points to draw your eye and make you smile. The hotel dog is the coolest. He is definitely at home and you are his guest. :-)
There is no restaurant service but they do have an arrangement with a nearby establishment to provide food and room service if you would like. But there is so many cool restaurants nearby and you are in Paris after all. So, why would you want to sit in your room and eat anyway?
I will definitely return.
My real rating would four and one half...
The only reason I did not give 5 is the horrific internet access. I swear they have the cheapest wireless access point as the signal is weak and about as slow as AOL used to be back in the day. While there is a computer in the common area that you can use, it is kind of inconvenient if you are trying to check email from home or just plan for the next day in the comfort of your room after long day. they should really make an investment in improving that part of their establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel du Jeu de Paume is a charming 4* hotel created in a former 17th century royal jeu de paume; it was fully renovated during summer 2010 and decorated in the "Arty" style. The rooms are cosy and comfortable, overlooking the small patio garden in which breakfast or drinks can be served. The Jeu de Paume is located in the historical heart of Paris on the Island Saint Louis, at walking distance from the cathedral Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Jeu De Paume Hotel
- Hotel Jeu De Paume Paris