The student district, so romantic, charming and filled with history … the Latin Quarter spreads between the 5th and 6th districts of Paris and offers some of the prettiest places of the French capital. Notre Dame, the Luxembourg gardens, the rue Mouffetard, the Cluny Museum, the Saint Germain des Prés area … everywhere you look there are students hanging around and tourists roaming the streets by the thousands. To incite you to put your bags in the heart of artistic Paris, here is a list of the 15 best hotels in the Latin Quarter.
1) Mercure La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Prés Hotel – silence in the Latin Quarter ****
14 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris
Ideally located in front of the Sorbonne University, two minutes away from the Panthéon and the Luxembourg Gardens, and five minutes away from the rue Mouffetard, the Mercure La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Prés Hotel offers a warm and modern atmosphere, and is happy to welcome you in one of its 47 rooms which are divided between two categories: Standard and Privilege. All the rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and a TV with satellite connection, and the hotel offers a buffet breakfast served every day, as well as a blanching service. Its famous “Blue Bar” will allow you to have a drink in this 4-star high quality comfort, and relax from a full day’s visit.
The hotel location is exceptional as it is surrounded by Notre Dame at 800 meters, the Saint Germain des Prés area at 500 meters, and the Boulevard Saint Michel at 50 meters. Subway stations Cluny La Sorbonne (line 10), Maubert Mutualité (line 10), and Place Monge (line 7) will help you get very quickly to other quarters of Paris, and the RER B at Luxembourg will help you get to Gare du Nord Train Station and Charles de Gaulle Airport in no time. We strongly suggest you take a stroll down the rue Mouffetard on Sunday morning to get that warm and country-like feeling of the neighborhood and enjoy the street market.
Price: rooms start at €104/night, excellent quality/price ratio.
We like: the “Blue Bar”, the atmosphere, the comfort of the rooms. The staff is also particularly nice.
We love: the great location, the quietness of the hotel only two minutes away from the bustling streets.
2) Best Western Le Jardin de Cluny – a zen atmosphere in the Latin Quarter ****
9 rue du Sommerard, 75005 Paris
Only 200 meters away from the Medieval Cluny Museum, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny Hotel is a haven of peace in a very quiet street that benefits from being close to numbers of bars like the Piano Vache, or the Saint Hilaire Pub where students like to hang out.
The 39 bedrooms are divided into 5 categories, and all of them offer great comfort in a zen atmosphere. Every piece of furniture and product is fairly traded and comes from organic production, and the hotel’s bar and restaurant offer a nice setting made of arcs that are reminiscent of the Thermal Baths of Cluny and the Lutetia Arena located nearby. Enjoy the very quiet inner courtyard after a long day of shopping at Boulinier and other cultural bookstores in the area. The hotel is located in the core of Parisian culture, only 2 minutes away from several indie cinema rooms and art galleries, and 5 minutes away from the Odéon area where you’ll find lots of excellent bars and restaurants. If you want to have a crazy night out of the ordinary, contrasting with the zen atmosphere of your hotel, we suggest you have a drink at the Lucha Libre. It’s a place where you can enjoy a beer or a cocktail and participate in crazy wrestling matches dressed in weird costumes.
Price: rooms start at €111/night.
We like: the zen and quiet atmosphere; the ideal location.
We love: the dining room in a 13th century setting is a real piece of history.
3) Les Bulles de Paris Hotel – the sparkling hotel ****
32 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
“A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway is translated in French as “Paris est une fête” (meaning “Paris is a party”). Well, Ernest was perfectly right, and parties only get better when Champagne comes around! The sparkling French liquid steals the show in this luxurious charming hotel located in the very heart of the Latin Quarter, less than 100 meters away from Maubert Mutualité subway station, 5 minutes away from Notre Dame, and 10 minutes from Odeon where restaurants and bars are everywhere. Les Bulles de Paris Hotel is a unique place that sparkles and intoxicates probably as much as the Champagne itself.
The 44 bedrooms are carefully decorated and equipped with full modern comforts, as should be required for any high standard hotel. For example, one of these bedrooms is named after a famous French female author called Amelie Nothomb, who likes to evoke Champagne in her writings. The hotel also offers Champagne-tasting sessions and give classes about wine. On top of that, a spa is put at your disposal for you to relax after a hard and exhausting day’s visit. What a delight!
Price: rooms start at €88/night.
We like: the hotel location, the interior design and the unique bedrooms.
We love: the spa, Champagne bar and wine classes. These assets make this hotel fairly unique.
4) The Lapin Blanc Hotel – the Wonderland hotel ****
41 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris
On the Boulevard Saint-Michel, only 150 meters from the Luxembourg Gardens, 150 meters away from the subway station Cluny La Sorbonne (line 10), 120 meters from the Medieval Museum, and 10 minutes walking distance from the Place Saint Michel and Notre Dame, it is there that a unique hotel stands out among the others. The Lapin Blanc Hotel invites you, just like in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, to follow the white rabbit down the hole and get all wrapped up in a childlike comfy universe full of sweet pastel colours. The furniture and colours chosen to light up every room are a pleasure to the eyes and the senses.
It’s such an easy thing to let it all go and snuggle into the comfort of this hotel. The proximity of some of the biggest tourist spots makes it the perfect haven for a couple who dream of a getaway in the City of Lights.
Price: bedrooms start at €132/night.
We like: the location, really close to Notre Dame.
We love: the incredible interior design, a haven of peace in the middle of a vibrant district.
5) Saint Michel Grand Hotel – the relaxing hotel ****
19 rue Cujas, 75005 Paris
Located right next to the Luxembourg subway station, which allows you to get to Gare du Nord Train Station and Charles De Gaulle Airport very easily, the Saint Michel Grand Hotel is perfectly located, in front of la Sorbonne and the Luxembourg Gardens where you will be able to wander around as much as you like. Some bedrooms offer a breath-taking view over Paris rooftops with the Panthéon dominating the whole Latin Quarter.
All the rooms are singularly decorated and come with private bathrooms. If you want to have the full relaxing experience, why don’t you get yourself a massage and pay a little visit to the hotel steam room after a nice meal over the buffet, whose dining room is reminiscent of the Lutetia Arena that is very close to the hotel? A fitness room is also available if you want to keep fit, even on vacation.
Price: bedrooms start at €132/night.
We like: the modern design, the location of the hotel and the possibility to wander around in the Luxembourg Gardens at any time of the day.
We love: the steam room and massage service, a really nice asset for those looking for a relaxing getaway. The rooms with a view over Paris will definitely give your stay something extra special.
6) Atmosphères Hotel – the gallery hotel ****
31 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
200 meters away from Maubert Mutualité subway station (line 10), and close to Luxembourg and Saint Michel RER stations, the Atmosphères Hotel is located in an area filled with bars and restaurants in the surroundings of Saint Germain des Prés.
The hotel offers a very modern general design and the comfort quality needed for a 4-star hotel. Pictures of Paris taken by photographer Thierry des Ouches elegantly adorn every corner of the hotel and give a cosy atmosphere to the numerous bedrooms. The lounge and bar display a very neat design and host a continental breakfast, and the fitness room is available for anyone wanting to stay in good shape despite all the good French specialties you might want to try out during your stay in Paris. A very nice steam room and a hydromassage bed are also available for you to relax after a hard day walking the streets of the French capital.
You will be able to enjoy the cultural richness and the beauty of the district by walking around, heading towards Notre Dame, which will progressively appear as you roam along the charming winding streets of the Latin Quarter. And why not end a very nice day by having a drink on the banks of the Seine? The view over several monuments is breathtaking, and the general vibe is often sweet and festive!
Price: different types of bedrooms are available around €172/night. Click here for special offers.
We like: the steam room and hydromassage bed are a treat by the end of the day. Breakfast is very generous. Numerous shops in the area.
We love: the hotel design, and Thierry Des Ouches’s photographs.
7) La Lanterne Hotel – The lit hotel ****
12 rue de la Montagne Saint Geneviève, 75005 Paris
Located 500 meters from Notre Dame, and two minutes away from Maubert Mutualité subway station (line 10) that allows you to reach other historic areas of Paris very quickly, the Lanterne Hotel is a high standard 4-star establishment whose work on play on light and photographical staging immerse clients in a suitable mood for the city of lights. The bedrooms are wonderful and display a very neat design along with black and white pictures of Parisian urban furniture that give the feeling of constantly being in the streets of Paris.
The beautiful indoor swimming pool is lit with soft lights and gives the feeling of swimming between Paris bridges as if you were strolling along the riverbanks of Paris at night. The steam room and hot tubs will help relax your muscles to start the next day in great shape. The Lutetia Arena, Luxembourg Gardens, the Evolution Gallery, the Medieval Museum, Notre Dame, and Saint Louis Island are nearby famous spots that are not be missed.
Price: classic rooms start at €204, upper rooms start at €233, garden upper rooms start at €257 and top floor privilege rooms start at €287. Suites start at €369.
We like: a chic haven of peace in the heart of the Latin Quarter.
We love: the swimming pool, the lighting, and the ornaments on the walls that give the hotel something special.
8) Seven Hotel – The seven faces hotel ****
20 rue Berthollet, 75005 Paris
At the gates of the Latin Quarter, 5 minutes away from the Rue Mouffetard, 15 minutes away from RER station Port Royal (line B); and 200 meters away from Les Gobelins station (line 7), is located an astounding hotel whose concept is to immerse the client into several theme bedrooms.
The Seven Hotel offers seven different suites (plus numerous bedrooms) and invites the clients into several little universes similar to what we can find in Japanese love hotels. Here you can choose between the world of a secret agent, or step inside the wonder of Paris cabarets, or to go down the hole to follow the rabbit of Alice in Wonderland. There are plenty of different worlds to choose from, and they are all carefully designed and offer great comfort. Get ready for a crispy experience, perfect to spice up your romantic weekend. The location is also great because the hotel sits at a very short walking distance right between the Luxembourg Gardens and the Jardin des Plantes (botanic garden) without suffering from the frantic noise of the Latin Quarter.
Price: bedrooms range from €119 to €389/night, and suites from €209 to €9609/night.
We like: that the hotel benefits from the advantages of the Latin Quarter without being too noisy.
We love: the bedrooms and suites are greatly designed. Massages are available for those willing to take the relaxing experience to the upper level.
9) Au Manoir Saint Germain – the fancy area hotel ****
152 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris
The Manoir Saint Germain hotel (Saint Germain Mansion) is located in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés – heaven on earth for shopping lovers – right next to Saint Germain des Prés subway station (line 4), between Saint Germain Church and Saint-Volodymyr-Le-Grand Cathedral.
The place is very charming with an inner courtyard abundant with plants and flowers, and cute bedrooms. The patio is full of light and makes you want to spend hours reading a good book while drinking a hot beverage – a haven of peace right in the middle of the frantic Boulevard Saint Germain, famous for its numerous fancy clothing shops. Here, jazz clubs such as the Caveau de la Huchette sit right next to famous restaurants such as Chez Lip, and famous bars such as La Rhumerie or the delicious macaron shop La Durée. Indie cinema rooms, art galleries, clothing shops, and delicatessens, are just a few things you will find among thousands of others in this historic district very close to the Latin District and its numerous monuments. You are guaranteed to spend a quiet stay right in the most vibrant quarter of Paris.
Price: bedrooms start at €158/night.
We like: a nice, quiet and bright hotel in the heart of a fast-paced district. The patio is a haven in which we could spend countless hours.
We love: the area is perfect for those who want to do some shopping, and like to go out to eat in good restaurants, have a drink, listen to live music, and to party.
10) La Perle Hotel – the cute hotel
14 rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris
In the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, 100 meters away from Mabillon subway station (line 10), and 200 meters away from Saint Sulpice station (line 4), the charming La Perle Hotel will warmly welcome you to one of its bright bedrooms whose charm is enhanced with nicely exposed wooden beams.
The inner courtyard and the patio offer a beautiful and bright space, which is absolutely perfect to breakfast in, and the bar – decorated like a French bistro from the 1950’s (a typical French bar) does not lack distinctive character. The modern comfort of the bedrooms combines perfectly with the classical beauty of the furniture, and some of these rooms offer a stunning view over Paris rooftops. The area is great for hanging out. After a long day of shopping in the fanciest shops of the city, why don’t you treat yourself with a sugar refinery from Pierre Hermé, or a good meal at Les Deux Magots (a famous literary café), before ending the evening at the Pousse Au Crime bar, right down at the hotel? If you rather prefer cultural activities, you shouldn’t worry, because the Latin Quarter is only a few minutes away and some of the most beautiful monuments are located in the 5th district.
Price: bedrooms start at €129/night.
We like: it is the perfect location to hang around and immerse into a vibrant district of Paris.
We love: the naturally lit patio, and “bistro” bar absolutely lovely, and where we like to have a drink at the end of the day.
11) Résidence Henri IV Hotel – the royal hotel ***
50 rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris
Sitting next to the former Polytechnique school, 400 meters away from the Lutetia Arena and exactly 408 meters away from the Place Contrescarpe, the Résidence Henri IV hotel is a wonderful building from the 19th century with luxurious and refined interior design.
The various bedrooms offered by this hotel are all decorated in relation to the King Henri the 4th. Canopy beds, paintings on the walls, gildings, marble stairs, and statues adorn this magical place and will give the cultural refinement you dreamed to have in the City of Lights. Little apartments with kitchens are also offered for those who like to make their own meals, perhaps after visiting the famous rue Mouffetard street market for example. Laptops are put at your disposal so you can browse the web at your convenience. Location wise, it’s heaven in Paris. Just walk down the street and you’ll get the greatest view over Notre Dame. Subway stations Jussieu (line 7) and Cardinal Lemoine (line 10) very close to the hotel will get you to the four corners of Paris in no time. It is the perfect place for a romantic weekend, and at a reasonable price compared to the hotel’s high standards.
Price: rooms start at €171/night.
We like: the hotel location in the heart of the Latin Quarter ; the little apartments with kitchens.
We love: the beauty of the rooms and the general feeling of the hotel. This place seems to come from a fairytale, and will fill your stay with magic.
12) Hôtel Design de la Sorbonne – at the doors of the university ***
6 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris
Right next to the famous French university La Sorbonne, this hotel with refined design is located in the heart of the student area, only two streets away from the Panthéon, and a street away from the Luxembourg Gardens. The subway station Cluny la Sorbonne is at five minutes walking distance and will allow you to get easily to other quarters of Paris, but you’ll have plenty to do in the Latin District, as the area is filled with culture and history. The old Lutetia walls can still be seen a few steps away from there, by the rue Lacépède and rue Monge. The hotel is a delight to the eye as the bedrooms associate the charm of this historic district with a cutting-edge modern design.
Every room displays a unique universe with colors and patterns chosen with great care. The dining room is warm, and feels like being in a typical French “bistro” restaurant. Bedrooms are available on the sixth floor to enjoy a stunning view over Paris rooftops. Breath-taking!
Price: prices for a bedroom vary from €95 to €230 per night.
We like: warm bedrooms, carefully decorated to every detail.
We love: the bedroom view on the sixth floor.
13) Saint Jacques Hotel – the green fairy ***
35 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
150 meters away from Maubert Mutualité subway station (line 10), in the pretty rue des Ecoles with its several charming parks, a peaceful atmosphere reigns, whereas the whole area is filled with tourist spots like Notre Dame, the Panthéon, the Senate, or the Arab World Institute. The Saint Jacques Hotel is truly incredible as it offers to get you back to the Roaring Twenties. Its refined and luxurious furniture showcase a precious collection of works from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the Toulouse Lautrec lounge is a portal to another time.
All the bedrooms are luxurious and offer a splendid setting which immerses the clients on a time travel of culture and history. Individual bedrooms or suites are available to help you get the most out of a magic stay at reasonable prices compared to the general quality of this fine establishment. In order to spend the perfect evening, we suggest you go and have a drink at the Caveau de la Huchette in front of the l’Îsle de la Cité. The walk to get there is delicious and you’ll enjoy the warm atmosphere of one of the last historic jazz clubs in the area.
Price: individual bedrooms start at €110/night and double bedrooms at €120/night.
We like: the location in a very quiet and calm neighborhood, only a few minutes walking distance from a number of tourist spots.
We love: the interior design and general decoration is a work of art, and feels like we went a hundred years back in time. There is no better place to dive into the golden age of Paris, times where absinth and poetry were the standards.
14) Collège de France Hotel – the intellectual hotel **
7 rue Thenard, 75005 Paris
Right in front of the College de France, a major place of research and education where the intellectual elite meet up, is located the College de France Hotel. Only 150 meters away from Saint Michel subway station (lines 4 and C), this simple and chic hotel stands out for its ideal location. Numerous local stores can be found in the area, such as Marks and Spencer, Laurent Dubois Cheese Dairy, or street markets on the Place Monge or the Rue Mouffetard and make it a perfect place to immerse into the Parisian lifestyle. The National Museum of Middle Age is only 200 meters away, the Panthéon and Notre Dame are located at equal distance, and the whole area makes you feel you are in the very core of a city whose cultural richness and history is unveiled at every corner of the street.
The bedrooms are equipped with all the modern comforts you need, and offer a wonderful classical setting at a reasonable price compared to other hotels in the area.
Price: rooms start at €104/night.
We like: the proximity stores, street markets on Place Monge and Rue Mouffetard, and the effervescence of Place Contrescarpe.
We love: an ideal location in the cultural center of Paris, with historic places very close to the hotel.
15) L’Hôtel de Nesle – the bucolic hotel
7 rue de Nesle, 75006 Paris
In a quiet little street, in the middle of the frenzy of Saint Germain des Prés, l’Hôtel de Nesle offers a perfect setting for a rural and charming stay in a district full of life and history. A flowered garden leads to the hotel whose reception and bedrooms are decorated with great care. Every single object has been searched and chosen to create the rural atmosphere of another century.
All the bedrooms are decorated to reflect the life of famous characters who made the reputation of the Saint Germain Quarter, and each one of them offers a different environment. Located only 300 meters away from Saint Michel Station (line 4, RER B, C) you will be able to get easily to Gare du Nord Train Station, and Charles de Gaulle Airport. The Pont Neuf right next to the hotel offers a great romantic picture, and you will feel just like in a French movie walking hand in hand along the bridge while watching the boats over the Seine. At night, after the sky has laid its black coat over the capital, we suggest you go have a drink at the Prescription Cocktail Club near the hotel to enjoy delicious cocktails in a romantic and chic setting.
Price: rooms start at €100/night.
We like: the proximity of the Pont Neuf and the banks of the Seine, and the numerous restaurants and bars in the area.
We love: the unique charm of the hotel. We can feel how much love and passion Renée and Huguette put into decorating this place.