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Hotel Design Sorbonne
Ranked #279 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2011

What a great hotel. The best thing is the location. 3 minute walk to Luxembourg RER station which takes you right to Charles De Gaulle. 15 second walk to bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc. 8 minute walk to Cluny Metro. 10 minute walk to all the cool bars in the Latin Quarter. 15 minute walk to Notre Dame. I could go on. It is on a quiet street across from the university so feels out of the way and very quiet at night but is literally feet away from activity. We arrived 3 hours before check in, not a problem, our room was ready. They had even given us the green stripy room we’d asked for as we liked it on the photos. Very friendly and helpful with quaint little reception and even quainter (tiny!) lift. We stayed on the 5th floor in a superior room and yes, it is Paris so the room was small. Enough space for two to freely move around and enough hanging space but I think more than 5 days and it would get a little claustrophobic. Very clean, iMac computer and entertainment centre very handy and very comfortable sleep. The only negative I can think of is the Wi-Fi was a little intermittent when not using the provided iMac but it’s hardly worth mentioning. Happy to recommend and answer any questions if you are planning this hotel for your trip. All in all, a great boutique style hotel and I would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: Book direct - best rates we found by far
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

very nice hotel. rooms a decent size, bathroom a bit small but still comfortable. close access to everything. will reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Great location, nice beds, quirky lift, helpful staff. Yes the bedrooms are small so if your planning on swinging a cat not the place for you. For everybody else - reasonable, funky hotel right in the centre - and the courtyard facing rooms are lovely and quiet.

Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank sturmovik
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

Great location! Walk a quarter of a block out the hotel door and you are on the Place de la Sorbonne, where cafe tables spill out the cafe doors toward the fountains. Walk down the Boulevard Saint Michel down to the river and Notre Dame -- just ten or fifteen minutes. You are totally in the center of the Latin Quarter, and can walk pretty much anywhere.

Amazingly, there is an actual computer in each room, so researching the next day's activities was very simple.

The rooms are small, the bathrooms even smaller. We were there during a warm spell in April and kept the windows open all night (they opened onto a courtyard) and it was quite quiet (we stayed 6 days). Very comfortable beds.

Room Tip: Don't miss Cluny Museum - 2 blocks away.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank BerkeleyJay
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 4 nights. It is a great location, literally 5 minutes walk to the River Seine, and lots of great shops, bars, and places to eat nearby. The design and decor is very classy. We stayed in a standard double room, number 15. It was small but enough room for two. Shower was great. My only complaint is that the walls are thin and on the last night we had trouble sleeping due to the man in the next room snoring loudly! Can hear the pipes and water running from other bathrooms too, but if you've had a busy day walking around Paris, nothing will keep you awake long at the end of the day. The staff were lovely and kept hold of our luggage when we arrived early, and spoke French, English, Spanish, and Deutsch. Also, all rooms have an iMac- win!

All in all, a pleasant stay, and for the price, location, and classy decor, there isn't much to fault. Would definetly stay again!

Room Tip: Eat breakfast out- its cheaper!
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank luvlyliver
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

My husband and I stayed with our friends at the Design Hotel Sorbonne from 26-29 of march. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. It is perfectly located, with a direct train from CDG to Luxembourg station, which is situated 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

The entire hotel is newly restored, everything is so chic and cool. All the rooms have different decor, with bright colours. Our room was overlooking the quiet yard, while our friends were overlooking the Sorbonne university (they didn´t complain about any noise from the university in the morning, we all slept like babies :-D) Everything is clean, and with a Mac computer in every room, you can watch TV, surf the internet, listen to music etc.

Its in the PERFECT location, Sorbonne is literally next door (hence the name of the hotel :-D) The Pantheon and Luxembourg Garden is 1 minute walk away, Notre Dame and Il-saint-louis 5-10 minutes away - It is perfect. The neighbourhood is so romantic, filled with little cafés, small streets...I really want to go back soon! If I ever go to Paris again, I will definetly stay here again!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

We stayed 5 nights at the Sorbonne in March. Yes the room is tiny (and the bathroom doubly so) but it was still okay for a couple. The room was brightly decorated with a big window overlooking the internal courtyard (the windowsill proved a great spot for cooling the wine as there is no fridge in the room).

The Mac was a great addition to the room although the Internet was very slow most of the time (the wifi didn't work at all any of the time).

The hotel is in a good spot (we have previously only stayed on the right bank in Paris) and the staff are very helpful (including teaching us how to improve our woeful French!)

Small quibbles in that you can hear pretty much everything from the neighbouring room (not pretty when it is the bathroom noises!) and the room wasn't fully cleaned (stuff left on the floor, marks on the sheets when we arrived). But at the Internet special rate we got these were small things to worry about.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Thank teambloopy
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Address: 6 rue Victor Cousin | 05 Arr., 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#251 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#256 Business Hotel in Paris
#312 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $124 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Design Sorbonne 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A bigger brighter lobby, all-new designer rooms, new sound system, new breakfast area, new photo exhibition on every floor, unlimited free internet access, a freshly-cleaned fa??ade... you'll be amazed and delighted by the new Hotel Sorbonne! Total comfort, refreshing style and attention to detail; all our rooms have been fully renovated with daring designer fabrics, sumptuous wallpaper, completely new bathrooms and your own iMac for surfing the web, watching a DVD or checking your e-mail. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Design De La Sorbonne Hotel
Hotel De La Sorbonne

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