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Hotel de Lutece
Ranked #545 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth it”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

The location is to die for: you can basically walk everywhere safely, even at night, from there. The rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms clean, the lift is minuscule and the breakfast, like most in Paris, dreadful if you are used to hearty ones. The staff are friendly and as a lone female, you feel very safe. Not cheap, but worth it. I have stayed there three times now and plan to go there again when next in Paris. I have had rooms onto the street and at the back, I am a sound sleeper anyway but the area is quiet. The windows can open which is a bonus as far as I am concerned.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped in Paris for a short break. The Hotel de Lutece is in an excellent position - so central to all of Paris. The room (Room 111) was facing the street and although reasonably small was perfect for 2 of us, and had an enormous bathroom.
Even though it was late February we didn't need the heating on as the room was lovely and warm.
The staff at the Lutece were very helpful and welcoming, in particular the lady who served us breakfast - she has been there over 17 years and was extremely friendly and suggested other rooms we may like next time we visit - which we will certainly do.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hockessin, Delaware
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31 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

For the second time this year we stayed at Hotel Lutece during our visit to Paris. This is the best location in Paris. We love the I'lle St. Louis for its beautiful charm and wonderful people. The staff at Hotel Lutece are amazing! They helped us in advance by making several dinner reservations and during our stay were always welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The hotel is situated within walking distance of so many great attractions--the Louvre, Hotel DeVille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter and of course, Notre Dame. Also nearby are several metro stations to transport you to locations a bit further away. We loved our rooms overlooking rue St-Louis-en-I'lle and its lovely and unique storefronts. Although the hotel offered breakfast in their pretty breakfast room, we recommend finding other places on the isle and surrounding areas for a change of view. We love the St. Regis for coffee and croissant and there were many other possibilities on the isle. Cannot speak highly enough of this hotel and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, Ca
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We've stayed on Ile St.-Louis on previous trips and still prefer this location for easy access to both sides of the river, although the island has lost a bit of its charm over the years.

Our room was small but very efficient with two closets and multiple shelves. It was easy to control the temperature of the room, there was no street or interior noise, and we slept well. Our bathroom was recently renovated and very nice with lots of counter space and good lighting.

We never had to wait long for the elevator, but we did find the breakfast room too small for the number of guests. One morning we were served in the lobby which was not very comfortable.

The reception staff was friendly, but I was surprised when the person on duty one day couldn't answer what I thought was a fairly basic question about taking public transportation to a particular museum.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank sempre39
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Wilmington, Delaware
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50 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We spent two days here at the end of our trip. The hotel is very clean. I remember when making the reservation having the choice of updated bathroom or view of the Garden. We chose the updated bathroom and it was very nice; our view was the street. We didn't have any problems with street noise. The beds were very cosy.

Earlier in our trip, we stayed in the Rue Cler area. There was an increase in price for this hotel. I was happy we were staying in another area that made other sights very convenient. We strolled to Notre Dame, and Sainte Chapelle; nearby Metro stops get you to the Sacred Heart Basilica, museums, and the RER will get you to Versailles. There were several good restaurant choices for dinner just a few doors down. The breakfast at the hotel was convenient and tasty; there is a nice lady (sorry I forgot your name) who cooked your breakfast. Bought some macaroons and brought them back home with me; wish I bought a larger box! Found out that the food and baked goods in France were very good. Even the bakery at the train station had really good enclairs and maroons.

The hotel set up a shared airport shuttle (van) to the airport for us. The shuttle made travel to airport easy, convenient and not too pricey.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Corona del Mar, California
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great location, small rooms, rooms on street a little noisy. Nice staff, cozy and good ambiance. Very French. It lacks amenities but able to walk to cafes, bistro's, other shops and sites. Easy access to metro. Would spend a little more for a more upgraded and quiet hotel on the Island.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southport, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The style is very French traditional, but the facilities are tiny, tired and inadequate for a comfortable convenient stay. In four days we were unable to get breakfast since the cramped breakfast area was full (four small tables !! ), there were no facilities to make drinks in the room and the 2 person lift was difficult to engage at peak times. Our bathroom was tiny and there was a 2 inch gap between the bath and floor reflecting the overall tiredness of the proprty. Yes the position is great but be prepared for the shortfalls.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de Lutece
Address: 65 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis , Notre Dame / Marais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#410 Family Hotel in Paris
#429 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Lutece 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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