Our family stayed for 6 nights and found the hotel and room small but quite pleasant. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted for a Left Bank stay. Our 3d floor room was tight with 4 beds, but not uncomfortable. The staff were pleasant and helpful for the most part, especially Lorette and Robert. They spoke English and did not laugh at our tries at French. The evening clerk for a couple of the nights was very reserved and could not offer much help in selecting places to eat.
We arranged for van shuttles from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport. Reading comments here raised a few questions but both worked wonderfully.
Breakfast was good and served in a pleasant area off the lobby. The lobby was elegant and welcoming. Free, fast WiFi/internet was definite plus (as during the next part of our trip the more starred hotels charged a fee for a slow connection).
The location is terrific. Many tourists of all sorts (which could be considered a plus or a minus depending on your view). The area was very busy in the early evening at all the cafes and restaurants. Close to Metro and RER. Walking around the area was one of the best parts of the trip.
I would recommend this hotel for a good experience getting to know Paris.
We booked this hotel due to its central location as we only had a short time in Paris. It is in a great area for exploring central Paris by foot and the 6th arrondissement itself has a lot to offer with many shops and cafes in the vicinity. Regarding the hotel itself, for the most part we were pleased with our choice. The four of us in one room were not cramped, the decor of the room was very pleasant and the beds comfortable. The marble bathroom was surprisingly large and it was very clean. The air conditioning was in perfect order thankfully, as the weather was very hot during our stay. On the downside, breakfast was not brilliant although the waiting staff were lovely. We would definitely use the hotel again but we would request a different room. The reason for this is our room was the only one on the ground floor at the back of the hotel and instead of having a window with a view of the street, it had a window of sorts facing onto a tiny internal courtyard. This was disappointing but not enough to put us off coming back if we had an upstairs room of the same quality. The Kayser bakery across the street is really worth a visit!
Excellent quiet clean hotel and in a great location. I booked two rooms in this hotel for myself, wife and married daughter late August ’09 for three nights. Both were at the front, both were very clean, spacious bathrooms, and plenty of room to move around. Tea and coffee making facilities available on request and kept well stocked each day by the cleaning lady. I picked this hotel because I am partially disabled and in this respect it was brilliant. Metro less than one hundred metres away on the traffic island on St Germain, taxi rank a bit less and a netwotk of small narrow streets full of eateries of all sorts to right of front door. Carrefour well stocked supermarket about 100 metres to right of front door. Air conditioning works, rooms are quiet and the windows open. Staff were efficient and generally the whole place was well maintained. Breakfast was excellent as a continental breakfast and it was a no skimping eat what you like policy.
I would use it again and would recommend it as an excellent hotel. Book through the Best Western website for the best prices. But a word of warning, be absolutely certain taxi driver knows exactly where you are going and tell driver very firmly to stop if he looks like driving past your stop point.
My wife and two year old daughter and I just returned from a quick 5 day/ 4 night stay in Paris that was memorable in large part because of the hotel Left Bank. As has been oft repeated in the reviews here the location is superb. You’re in the heart of St. Germain, just south of the Latin Quarter, and a pleasant walk from Ile de la Cite and even the Louvre. When it came to dining we never had to venture very far. Our days began with the very generous and satisfying included breakfast at the hotel. Our days ended with meals at the many different restaurants in the immediate area. On the hotel side of Boulevard St. Germain, just up the road from the hotel we ate at Alcazar which was an excellent Parisian brasserie with a modern touch and also at Le Procope, also a brasserie but more traditional in style, which is literally next to the hotel. On the other side of the Boulevard we ate at Les Editeurs and the Horse’s Tavern. Of the four I’d have to say that the best was Les Editeurs. We also wanted to try Le Comptoir across from Les Editeurs but it’s a veritable dining hot spot with local folks lined up out the door waiting for one of the restaurants few tables every night we were there. I suspect it would have claimed top spot had we been able to partake. There’s an excellent boulangerie across from the hotel and Carrefour market just up the road and around the corner where we could stock up on water, juice, fruits, cheese and pretty much everything else. It was a great place to put together picnic lunches that we enjoyed in the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens. The Odeon metro stop is a super short walk away and can take you East-West on the 10 (which is a direct line to the Tour Eiffel) and North-South on the 4 which can bring you directly and quickly to Montparnasse or Chatelet/Les Halles from which you can easily connect to virtually all of Paris. From the two metro lines you can directly reach three of Paris’ large train stations: Gare du Nord (which goes to the main Roissy airport), Gare de l’Est and Gare d’Austerlitz. Taking all that in to consideration the location of the hotel is superb. The staff were very cordial and the rooms were traditionally appointed. We had a standard Rue de l’Ancienne facing room and as has been said here, the lively evening street sound was never a noise problem. The bathroom was standard size. Space wise mentally prepare for smaller European living dimensions relative to North American hotels. As much as I try to do so, I seem to always be a little taken aback at the living space adjustment. Still, all in all a highly reccomended hotel.
We just spent a few days in this wonderful little hotel in a superb area of Paris. The charming and quiet. It is located in a street passing, but is just as calm as possible. The staff were all very helpful and nice, and we really enjoyed our stay and the welcome we received. The breakfast was excellent and the prices in Paris, a very good deal. We loved this place!