Friends of ours who are frugal travelers recommended this hotel to us, and trusting their pick, we stayed here for 6 nights. The hotel itself shares a similar name to a number of hotels around Les Jardins du Luxembourg, and our online receipt happened to not have the street address printed on it, so be sure you make a note of it!
The hotel is situated well-in on a deadend street, so nicely quiet at night for a city such as Paris. Our room seemed to have sound proof glass, because once you opened it, you could hear a little noise at night, but nothing like a night in New York! This is a consideration because air-conditioning in Paris is not like what I suspect most of us in the US are used to, so we found opening the windows at night often was cooler than what the room A/C could achieve... hence some city sounds along with it.
To tour Paris, we felt the location was terrific. The hotel is a two minute walk from the "B" Line Metro stop (Luxembourg) on Rue Saint-Michel, and only a 5 minute walk from there to Boulevard St.-Germain. Another 5 or so minutes in that same direction, and you are at the Seine, Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame, etc. Of course, Les Jardin du Luxembourg is just across from the Metro stop, and if you like to run, it has a terrific shady route or is nice to just casually stoll. By the way, you can take the Metro to and from Charles DeGualle airport to the nearby stop on the Metro B Line for just under 10 Euros and in an estimated half hour. Get the Paris Metro app.... the subway in Paris is simple and safe, and it beats an 80-100 Euro cab fare!!
The room was smallish as compared with many hotel accomodations we have experienced around the world, and it took a day to get used to it. However, if you unpack using the furniture in the room, and store your suitcase on top of the armoire, it's a big help. We also tend to not "hang out" in our room, preferring to be out and about the city, so it was very comforable for us. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. In the course of our stay we spoke with at least 4 different people on the front desk, and each one spoke English well and also worked happily with my efforts to use my rather elementary French. Bottom line, if you are expecting a 4 or 5-star hotel, then you likely will be disappointed, but if you like hidden boutique places to stay, then you should be happy.
We had 4 breakfasts at the hotel, two in our room and two in their dining room. We like to have coffee in our room to start our days when we travel, so on our first evening, we left an order for "coffee" the following day, but were surprised by a complete breakfast tray in the morning.... besides the coffee there was juice, yogurt, coissants and other breads, cheeses, preserves, etc. This replicated pretty much what was available in the dining room, although there you could also get scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit salad, cereal, etc. There was plenty to choose from and nice quality. It is important to note that if you have certain dietary restrictions, they may not be able to accommodate you. For example, we prefer no-fat yogurt and they could not provide it, so there may be other inflexibility there.... you can ask via email for more info before you arrive.
Also, to stay here, their best rates are available if your book online at their website which in English is: http://www.les-jardins-du-luxembourg.com/en/
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