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Hotel Excelsior Latin
Ranked #345 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
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michigan
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“Excellent value for location and star rating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

his a small clean very Parisian boutique hotel situated between Luxembourg garden and the Latin quarter. It's not fancy but it's really really nice, newly furbished and clean for a 2* hotel. Comfortable beds and fresh new linens. Rooms have a/c, are decent sized (we had a triple comfort room and there was a nice little desk, 2 big windows that opened out over Rue Cujas, enough space for our bags on the floor plus a little extra floor room), not a lot of extra room but we only spent time here to sleep. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good places to eat nearby, we heard that the Chinese restaurant next door was great but we didn't get a chance to try it, central location so easy to walk to everything. Very close to the RER Luxembourg line for a direct shot to CDG (only about 6 stops to/from the airport). Nice to have Luxembourg garden so close, lots of people picnicking out on the grass, so bring a baguette, cheese and a bottle of wine, and chill out for a while! Monop convenience store around the corner for cheap sandwiches, yogurt, drinks, etc to go. Excellent value for the money.

It seems Paris doesn't wake up till past 10am so it can be really difficult to find a place to eat breakfast (they don't really eat breakfast here like we do in the US). So for convenience you may want to opt for the hotel breakfast if you are an early riser and need to eat right away. There are some brasseries nearby that serve basically the same breakfast for the same price, but with a little walking you can find cheaper options, a patesserie, or get some food to go at the Monop.

Room Tip: Go for the comfort rooms. They are newly refurbished and better quality.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

At the last count my wife and i along with our family have stayed in this hotel 10 times. In addition my family have ploughed their own furrow there a further 4 times. Also friends have benefited from staying with them 8 times. To date there has not been a single complaint except regret that they didn't know Paris could be so affordable. In terms of Location Excelsior is as perfect as it is possible to get. Right beside Boulevard St Michel, "Where you keep your Rolling Stones records, and a friend of Sacha Distel" A few minutes walk to Pantheon, Latin Quarter and Notre Damme, Excelsior spoils you for choice. Luxembourg gardens are 5 mins away. Fabulous, inexpensive restaurants all within staggering distance as is a supermarket selling ice cold sparkley at 5 Euros a bottle. Take the metro to Bateaux Mouches (remembering to charge your hand with the aforementioned sparkley. Do so at night. It is fabulous. Try the little Chinese restaurant next door for din dins. It is a treasure.
Excelsior rooms range from single to family sized. All are neat, clean and reasonably sized. This is not a 5 star hotel so don't expect it to be so. But it offers everyone the opportunity to see this magnificent city for much less than one might imagine. Breakfast, we tend to avoid as the little pattisserie (Excuse my spelling) on Boul st Mich is a much nicer place to eat especially on freezing cold winter mornings with coats buttoned against the elements. For first time visitors to Paris, trust me, Paris is every bit as magnificent as you have been lead to believe. It is not as expensive as you fear and Excelsior is the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Would thoroughly recommend this hotel. Fairly central, with bus/metro stops nearby, lots of attractions within walking distance, lots of value-for-money restaurants a short walk away. Hotel was clean, staff friendly, rooms cleaned every day - would love to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Based upon the rave reviews here at TripAdvisor, we booked a 3 night stay at the Hotel Excelsior Latin at the beginning of July. It was exceptionally clean and surprisingly quiet. The website explained that the hotel has recently undergone renovations and new windows must have been part of the work. Although it was July, we kept the windows open during the day and the room stayed pleasant. There was a small air conditioner that we ran at night when we closed the windows. Our room overlooked the small courtyard, but with the windows closed we heard nothing. In fact, the only thing we did hear at night was a low rumble of the metro far below. We reserved a quadruple room, which had four single beds pushed together in pairs.

The staff was friendly and helpful, particularly Ridha. There was no printer available but he offered to print our boarding passes for us if we forwarded the email to him. He also made several helpful recommendations for efficient transit options. My son had a minor slip climbing out of the tall European bathtub, but upon our request for a non-skid mat, the hotel immediately purchased a new one for our room. That's great service in my book.

The hotel is conveniently located near the Jardin de Luxembourg, which was a main attraction during our visit with young boys. It is 1/2 block off of the main road Bd Saint-Michel and about halfway between the St. Michel-Notre Dame and the Luxembourg stops on the RER from CDG. The Cluny-Sorbonne metro is about two blocks away.

Because of its proximity to the Sorbonne, the neighborhood has a younger vibe than many others. There are lots of restaurants and shops in the area, particularly as you near Bd. Saint-Germain. We did not purchase the breakfast because there is a patisserie and a Monop (a smaller version of Monoprix, the grocery chain) on the same block. The post office is across rue de Cujas.

Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

The hotel has a great location, it's easy to get to from CDG using the directions on the website, and the rooms were clean and had good facilities, The breakfast was very good and the staff wre helpful and friendly. Every thing appeared clean except for the giant cockroach in the corner of the reception room I pointed out to the desk. We'd certainly use this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Bear in mind that accomodation in Paris is ridiculously expensive, so you should be open minded when it comes to accepting such prices. This hotel is well located, which was a priority for me, and the rooms are comfortable.

It's not amazing, but I do think it was the best option for me. I would have loved to stay in a nicer hotel, but my budget only allowed me to choose between location and quality.

One more thing, the staff was nice enough, but I asked for suggestions to eat out and have a drink and the girl at the reception sent me to the most touristic areas of Paris, full of restaurants with no personality and no sense of France at all. That was disappointing.


Hay que tener en cuenta que el precio del alojamiento en París es ridículamente alto. Para mi presupuesto, solo podía elegir o buena zona o buen hotel, y elegí este por la zona. El hotel es cómodo y simple, está bien, pero hay que ir con la mente abierta y dispuesto a pagar un dinero que los hoteles simplemente no valen.

Hubo un detalle decepcionante: le pedí consejo a la chica de recepción para ir a cenar y me mandó a las zonas más turísticas y agobiantes de la ciudad. Ese no era el París que yo quería disfrutar.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at Hotel Excelsior Latin. Location is very convenient, a few minutes to Luxembourg Gardens, 10 minutes to Notre Dame/St. Michel RER station (train to CDG). Situated in vibrant neighborhood with many dining and shopping options. The hotel itself is modern, comfortable, and quiet. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in a triple room, which featured three single beds, but we were able to push two of the beds together. The room was reasonably sized, not huge, but comfortable. Shower and bathroom was good.

Room Tip: 4th floor room was quiet. Adjacent Chinese restaurant was good and a relative bargain.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Excelsior Latin
Address: 20 rue Cujas | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#214 Family Hotel in Paris
#576 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Excelsior Latin 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel located in the heart of the Latin Quarter offers spacious rooms which can accomodate up to 5 persons. All the rooms have bathroom, air conditioning and free wifi access. The Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden and Notre Dame are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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