The Hotel Saint Louis is located a short walk from the Old Port and not too far from the train station (or bus stops) making it a good location for exploring Marseille. The hotel facade is very lovely as does the breakfast room (which we did not take, so I can't review).
The Hotel's location is on the cusp between an iffy area and a good area. 3 feet from the hotel, is a bite iffy, 3 feet the other way - nice shopping areas. When I say iffy - I never felt unsafe, just a more colorful area. But if that makes you nervous, just stick to the main street, and you won't have a problem.
There is a Monoprix (closed on Sundays) across the street that has a nice bakery on the ground floor (if you wish to get something for breakfast or lunch on the run), and a grocery store one level up.
The hotel does have an elevator (I tend to use stairs, but if accessibility is an issue for you, please note that the elevator is only accessible once you go up the first flight of stairs to the reception).
The hotel staff was very nice. Only complaint is that the internet did not work most of the time. If you have to check in for work while on vacation as we do, this might be an issue. Luckily, we found an Orange spot that we could also connect to who is a roaming partner with our service provider at home, so we used that instead.
The rooms varied. We had one room that was very nice, but small on the back end of the hotel. We changed rooms to one on the front to see if we got better wifi (that is where we were able to pick on the Orange wifi). It was larger and filed with light from 3 sets of french doors, but not as well rehabbed (I will take the rougher room with more space and better light any day).
The hotel was what is expected in that price range. Only complaint was the wifi. Cleaning staff was nice and good, and hotel reception staff was nice and professional as well. We enjoyed our stay there, only gave it an average because of wifi problems, so if that is not an issue for you, no problem. They do have a computer in the breakfast room too for guest to use, if you travel without a computer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The eco friendly Hotel, which proposes a hebergement of quality and large comfort with air conditioning and free WiFi, is engaged in an ecological approach Clef Verte.There is an atmosphere of holidays and of tranquillity in all the hotel, since the renovation in 2012. Modernized and decorated in a sober and warm spirit, every room embarks you for a new discovery ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Louis Hotel