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“Absolutely the best hotel in Paris. Location, location, location.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Ranked #463 of 1,795 Hotels in Paris
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best hotel in Paris. Location, location, location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a week in Paris and stayed at Hotel Esprit Saint Germain. It is in a fabulous neighborhood on the left bank and near several metro stops. The area is quiet and near everything you could want to see. The hotel staff was over the top. The hotel was immaculate and had lots of extras that made it special. I highly recommend you pay for the American Breakfast. It allowed us to just take a snack for lunch and was very good. They also have an open bar 24/7 with champagne, wine and spirits and little munchies that were nice to come "home" to after a long day touring Paris. We stayed in room 102. It did face the street and there were one or two nights when it was a bit noisy but not enough to interrupt our sleep. The room was very large and well equipped. To sum it up, I found this hotel to be very extravagant in an understated way. For those of you traveling with children or babies, we saw several couples with babies and they all said it was a great hotel for them. They also have a small spa with a sauna. The hotel staff was able to help us with dinner reservations and anything we requested. When we return to Paris we will stay here again. Yes, it is expensive but you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: We loved room 102. It was very large. We would choose the same room next time.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel Esprit Saint Germain. This was not our first time in Paris, but it was our first time to stay on the Left Bank. We loved the hotel as well as the area and highly recommend this hotel to those who prefer charm and personal attention. The breakfast was fresh and delicious. We enjoyed returning each evening for complimentary cocktails in front of the fireplace with other guests. There are many wonderful bistros and cafes within an easy walk. The front desk made several excellent suggestions and even ordered in chocolate soufflés for us one night when we mentioned we were sorry we had not had a dessert before coming back to the hotel. It turned out the desserts were delivered from a restaurant we had enjoyed the previous night. The Hotel Esprit Saint Germain made a very cold week in Paris feel very warm and inviting!

Room Tip: I recommend Prestige rooms or higher is space is important.
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Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I reviewed this hotel after our trip this time last year. Lucky us, we were able to go back again this year. Fortunately the weather was a little kinder with clear blue skies and sunshine, but the Esprit St Germain, with its cosy rooms and wonderful staff was every bit as good as last year. We revisited two restaurants from last year and added a new one to our list, all staff recommendations which absolutely met our needs and objectives. Another delightful holiday break. Roll on next year.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John M
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New Jersey
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife, our 13-1/2 and 12 year old children, and I stayed at Hotel Esprit Saint Germain in mid-February 2013. Like other reviewers have said, it quickly feels like your own private residence in Paris. Every member of the staff was friendly and extremely helpful.

The hotel itself is very clean and has current, up-to-date styling. The location was perfect for us, as just about all city center sites are a 10-15 minute walk or easily accessible by Metro. The lobby area is very inviting with a fireplace and two separate bar areas where guests are invited (encouraged) to help themselves to snacks, espresso, soft drinks, wine and other spirits.

Before we were married, my wife and I each lived in small studio apartments in Manhattan, and we have done a fair amount of travel to other popular cities in Europe, so we understand what to expect in room size from some four- and five-star hotels. Even of a relative basis, Esprit Saint Germain's rooms are on the small side. Our kids stayed in a "Superior" room and we stayed in a "Deluxe". Based on their dimensions, I would not stay in a "Standard" unless I was traveling alone.

All in, a lovely hotel that I would not hestitate staying in again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scarsdale
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

My daughter and I were there in August of 2012. It is a small boutique like hotel that brought the charm of this amazing city to life. From the wonderful concierge services and recommendations, to their never-ending quest to please, to the charming interior and rooms, it was simply perfect in a fabulous location. We did upgrade to a room with a small terrace which was a fabulous decision and worthwhile as it gave the room much more light and dimension, as the rooms are on the smaller side. Their breakfasts were superb, croissants that melt in your mouth, and they had free cocktails in the early evening. This is a charming hotel that offers all that the fancy hotels offer but in a quiet, elegant manner. While I usually stay in larger, top-of-the-line hotels, this exceeded all of my expectations and will be my go-to hotel when I return to Paris.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited this hotel in August 2012. Given that we were traveling with our 9 month old and nanny, we booked three rooms. The staff at the hotel was delightful and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable by providing a crib for the baby's room (complete with a little bear in the crib). The breakfast and all-inclusive lobby area was a very nice amenity. As a frequent visitor to Paris, but first time patron of this hotel, the location was an added bonus (very close to great restaurants and within close proximity to Metro, etc.

As someone who typically defaults to staying at Four Seasons and other luxury chains, I must say that this was a delightful change. Very appropriate for a truly Parisian experience!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great location, beautiful and inviting library/breakfast room- delicious breakfast, free drinks smacks. Very, very helpful staff. Rooms very, very small, but pleasant and clean. Very little closet space, we were there for a few days and did not unpack. We found beds and pillows too hard. Gym pretty and spacious, but only one elliptical.

Room Tip: If possible, choose a suite or large room
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Address: 22 rue Saint Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#165 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#264 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#272 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Esprit Saint Germain 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. 28 rooms and suites ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank in SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES, between the « JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG » and the « BOULEVARD SAINT-GERMAIN » where literary and artistic legends surrounding Paris were written. Nothing ostentatious, just an elegant, convivial « atmosphere » of comfort and refinement. ... more   less 
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