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Hotel Le Clos Medicis
Ranked #386 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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“Small but cozy and charming”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a perfect little spot for a romantic getaway. The rooms are a bit small, and there wasn't much room to put our suitcases; the closet was teeny-tiny. But it was cozy and nicely furnished. The queen sized bed was actually 2 beds put together, so there was a rift in the middle which could be uncomfortable. The pillows were ok. I loved our little view of the courtyard, and the charming window to look out from. It felt private and quiet. The location is perfect and close to everything, as they have indicated on their website. We walked everywhere with no problem. I love the St. Germaine area, which is very closeby. The staff are very friendly, and when I left my purse in the dining area at breakfast, I received a phone call in my room to tell me they put it aside for me at the reception. The breakfast served was perfect, but it took a long time to get coffee!! They did make it fresh for each person, so it is worth the wait.
There was a tiny water leak/drip from the ceiling in the bathroom when we arrived, so we put a towel under it. We were short a towel then, but it was late so we didn't request more towels at that time. We advised them of the situation, and it was fixed the next day.
This used to be a reasonably priced hotel, but that is not the case any longer. The price of US$320-340 per night is a bit steep for what you get. I would still recommend it though--it's Paris and I like small, quaint hotels with character better than big chain ones. Wifi worked great in the room too.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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ClosMedicis, Gérant at Hotel Le Clos Medicis, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Madam,
We thank you for your kind comment regarding your stay with us and we are very glad you enjoyed it. You are correct in advising rooms are not spacious, especially according to north american standards,that may be the only inconvenience of such a central location (the square meter price in the 6th arrondissement is the highest for the all Paris city). During high season rates are of course higher than low season but best deals are available on our official website all year long !
We will be pleased in welcoming you again.
Best regards.
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had a wonderful stay in Le Clos Medicis Hotel. Rooms are a little small, but its location pays off, the hotel is located near Luxemburg Gardens, 10 minutes walk to Notre Dame and good access to metr and bus stations. I do not advise to take breakfast, there are lots of bombounieres and small markets where you can buy your daily baguette for 0.7 Euro daily and save some money to have lunch or dinner in some fancier place. Loved Paris and the hotel, would definetely come back!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ClosMedicis, Gérant at Hotel Le Clos Medicis, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your kind comment and we are very glad you appreciated your stay with us. We wish to welcome you again !
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Le Clos Medicis for 1 week. We got one of the delux rooms paying a little bit more. The rooms were all very small as is normal in Paris unless you have large cash to spend. However, in the end are you there to sit in your room or to get out and see the city? We had a nice comfortable king sized bed (I am 6' and my wife is 5'10"+ so we needed this), and I have had back surgery so the bed is very important. I was comfortable every night and we put in a lot of miles during the day. The bathroom was good, having the usual shower with a hand held shower head, but we expected this. Our room had 2 sets of french doors out onto a good sized terrace that gave us another place to hang out. It was overlooked by other windows but we did not really expect true privacy anywhere in Paris. Our room was #12 by the way in case you wanted to request it. The room had a small desk and chair and a single closet. This was enough for us and the closet had a small room safe ofr our valuables while we were out of the room.

The staff were great, they spoke English. recognized us instantly when we left or returned, as you must leave the room key with them when you go out. The plug adapters I bought worked ok but the configuration was different than I expected. There was a single plug in the bathroom that had both 220V and 110V fo we would have been ok without anything else. They did provide free WiFi although it could be a bit slow at times.

The location was fantastic for our needs, right around the corner form the Luxembourg Gardens, right off the Blvd. St. Michel and a short walk to the river, Notre Dame, the Cluny Museum and several metro stops. There was a great crepe place right next door and the most wonderful cafe, Le Rostand, around the corner. Only three or four doors down was a boulangerie/patiserie with the best things and very friendly staff. We did not eat at the hotel as the cafes were numerous and a bit cheaper. Also we wanted as much of the Parisian experience as possible.

A special recognition to our front desk clerk Monsiuer Vu, he was awesome and we had a nice conversation about current events, his home land (Vietnam), and even helped me with my French pronunciation. I looked forward to seeing him each time we got back to the hotel holding out our key and wishing us a good evening/day.

We used the stairs every time except when bringing our luggage in and out. It was the smallest elevator have ever seen, barely fitting me, my wife, and our two medium sized bags. We literally were touching all four walls when we had our two bags with us. It worked though.

There was a small mini-bar fridge but it was packed and could not hold much else. We were able to put in 2 cans of soda, 1 small jar of jam and a smaller jar of olive paste, that was it.

Pros: location, staff, bed

Cons: size of room (if you want more you should be prepared to pay for it)

I would stay here again and would recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ClosMedicis, Gérant at Hotel Le Clos Medicis, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Sir,
Many thanks for taking time in nicely reviewing your stay at Le Clos Medicis with so many details. We are very pleased you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Best regards
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Our introduction to Paris was Le Clos Medicis. We stayed here for 5 nights in September 2013. Although rooms were small, including a small double bed when one is used to a king size, it was very comfortable and the other "pros" far outweighed the "cons".
The rooms were clean and fresh, bathroom although small, had a separate shower, and toiletries supplied. Room was air-conditioned which is a must when weather is warm as it was during our stay. Breakfast was fresh, wholesome and plentiful. You could eat inside, although small, or outside in the garden which is such a lovely spot. The staff are only too happy to cook you some fresh eggs, or make a cappuccino or latte for you to have with your breakfast. Always greeted with a smile and a "Bonjour" each and every morning.
Reception staff were just as welcoming, always trying to please.
Location was perfect for exploring all the "must do's" in Paris..... 3 minute walk to Luxembourg Gardens, 20 minute flat walk to Notre Dame Cathedral, 5 minute walk to closest Metro Station. 25 minute walk to the Louvre, Tuileries gardens.
A perfect spot for restaurants, shopping and Metro transport, a very lively area, but very quiet in Hotel.
Would gladly stay here again and definitely recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Room overlooking courtyard are quiet as they are internal, but have a window opening onto courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ClosMedicis, Gérant at Hotel Le Clos Medicis, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
Thank you for your kind comment en recommendation regarding your stay with us. We are very glad you appreciated it. The all team does its best for providing a good level of service and a pleasant atmosphere, it's always nice to hear they pass !!
Looking forward to welcoming you again.
Best regards.
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our room was very small, although it had a private terrance (which we didn't use due to weather). The hotel is an older property that has been substantially modernized. The staff, both desk and breakfast, was most accommodating. The location is great ... for walking to meals, transportation, or walking to sites. Would stay there again and recommend to others.

Room Tip: We requested a quiet room and were assigned a nice room on the courtyard. We noticed that outer roo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Thought this hotel was quite a nice little hotel but had a bad experience. We booked two rooms one for four nights (Larger room) and one room for 3 nights (regular double.) The so called larger room was virtually uninhabitable. The deal was 'take your luggage in the lift to the 5th floor then climb the stairs to the 6th floor.' Virtually impossible. Once in the room it was like being in the roof. But, worst of all the bathroom was up another set of stairs (the narrowest and steepest stairs I have ever seen). Unless you were a small person you would literally get stuck in the stair well. God knows what you would do if a fire broke out. Negotiating these stairs in the middle of the night would be horrendous. We complained and were told 'sorry nothing we can do about it'. We ended up swapping rooms with the other person in our party who was on his own and said he didn't mind. So therefore, we ended up paying four nights for an upgraded room which was really awful and using it for 3 nights only. Asked for a refund of the difference - once again 'sorry you booked and paid on line and not our problem' They gave us a refund on the two breakfasts which by the way, were not good. Soggy bread! Who serves soggy break in Paris I would like to know. It is quite a nice hotel provided you don't get given this dud room. Beware !!! Vivienne

Room Tip: Take a regular room at the front of the building and get a nice window that opens onto the street.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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ClosMedicis, Responsable réception at Hotel Le Clos Medicis, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Madam,
Thank you for taking time to comment your stay in our hotel. For both rooms, you chose the best deal available on our website our "package 3 nights minimum offering an extra 10% discount on the best internet rate, with special sale conditions.
We thought it would be pleasant being upgrade to our duplex room. Unfortunately it was not convenient, we keep it in mind for your next day. Despite we proposed you to move to the deluxe the day-after, you decided immediately to switch room with your brother. The small rate difference on the last night has been fully compensated by complimentary buffet breakfast, but we do regret you did not like the fresh “baguette” bread.
We do apologize for this trouble and we hope it did not spoil your stay in Paris, but we are sure you would have told us during your stay.
Looking forward to welcoming you again,
Best wishes
Cecile, Assistant Manager
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice, small hotel, very well located in the 6th just off Bvd Saint Michel, close to Luxembourg gardens. Comfortable room, though small. Breakfast not included in the price but available and reasonable. WiFi not able to be accessed for some unknown reason.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Le Clos Medicis
Address: 56 rue Monsieur le Prince | 6th Arr., 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#296 Business Hotel in Paris
#465 Family Hotel in Paris
#540 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Clos Medicis 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the crossroads of Saint Germain des Pres and the Latin quarter the Clos Medicis is a 38 rooms property. All rooms provide, individual air-conditionning,strong box, minibar, free wifi access, flat screen TV and bathrobes. Buffet breakfast is served in guest room, breakfast room or on sunny days in the patio.A 24 hours bar service is available in the lobby, enjoy a drink in front of the burning fireplace. ... more   less 
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