The Hotel Claude Bernard is a modest, small, budget hotel only a few blocks from Notre Dame, the Pantheon, and adjacent to the Musee de Cluny. The Rue Mouffetard is on more than a ten minute walk from the hotel.
The Claude Bernard has no pretensions of grandeur or luxury. The rooms are clean and satisfactory in terms of furnishings, although perhaps the wall paper could be updated. The elevator is definitely vintage "Belle Epoque" (early 20th century) and won't carry more than 1 normal person + luggage, or 2 persons without. The elevator only goes to the 5th floor (5ieme etage), and guests with rooms on the sixth floor will have to climb one last set of stairs. A continental breakfast (nothing fancy) is served in the basement. The rooms on the street side may hear some night noise from people's festivities, especially on weekends. The rooms on the rear of the hotel are quieter, but have no view except the wall of an adjacent building.
My sole complaint was that the wifi (Internet) worked only during the first day of our stay (Monday). By Friday morning it still had not been restored to service. We never understood what the problem was. A colleague and I had to go to an Internet cafe (Blvd Saint Michel just south of the Palais de Luxembourg) to print a train ticket. The thermostat in the room seem disabled, but since it was not hot at all during our stay, it was not necessary to activate the air conditioning, and so we simply opened the windows to get fresh air. The room was not equipped with a safe which might be an issue for some travellers.
The receptionists at the front desk were polite, friendly, and helpful with general inquiries, bookings of tours and shuttle transfers to the airport.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Claude Bernard Saint Germain
- Claude Bernard Saint Germain Paris
- Claude Bernard Hotel
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