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Familia Hotel
Ranked #802 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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Pacifica, California
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233 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

we stayed here because of tripadvisor reviews and location. the hotel is super convenient to several metro stations but is walkable from any location in the 5th. they have an elevator which is really nice considering how many floors they have.

Nicolas was very helpful before we arrived and on checkin.

we arrived at our room just after cleaning and the chemicals they use to clean were horribly stinky. we had to leave the windows open to get rid of the smell.

they do not offer pillows with the bed, just the roll that will kill your neck. you have to ask for the pillows which is odd since i'm assuming everyone wants a real pillow. we got back to the hotel around midnight and i had to go down to reception in my pajamas to get the pillows. i wasn't really happy about that given how much money we paid to stay here.

still, the bed was comfy. the room was really warm. we supposedly had one of the large rooms and i'd hate to see what the small rooms were like. we barely could walk around each other to get to and from the bathroom and our bags.

they really push the shuttle service from the hotel to the airport. i highly recommend that you do not use that service. we were promised to be the last stop prior to leaving for the airport - untrue. we had the rudest driver on the planet - not a fun way to start the day. do yourselves a favor and take the RER.

for the location and comfort of the bed, i would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Kamloops, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 night at end of May 2014.
Good value for the $$$..

Friendly staff, clean rooms. The rooms are small and had a nice bathroom with a good tub/shower!

1.5 blocks to Metro which takes you right to Eiffel Tower.. 6 blocks walking to Notre Dame... 5 minute walk to the hustle of the Latin quarter.. Great for food, drinks and little shopping!

Would recommend this place and would stay there again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carrara, Italy
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The hotel is housed in a building of the end of 1800. It is small but with a real French atmosphere and style. It is walking distance to the Metro station, the Latin quarter, Sorbonne and Notre Dame.
My room was small but with attention to details: decored walls and French style furnishings. the level of cleanliness is good.
The room for the breackfast is nice but small. The tables for the breackfast are very small too, so it is difficult to have breakfast with two people. The breackfast is poor and unsatisfactory w.r.t. the required price.
The staff is friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Haverhill, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed there in late October, 2013. To be sure, rooms are compact, as befitting an establishment that's been around for quite a few years. I'm pushing the memory capacity, but I think it goes back to the 19th century. It's in a great neighborhood in terms of restaurants, retail and two Metro stations nearby. Le Mouffetard is within easy walking distance and provides some Rive Gauche élan. Front desk staff a good, ready source of directions and Metro information. Yes, we would return there.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago,IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

OMG, the bedroom was so small that we could NOT open the bathroom door, because it bumped on the bed, besides the window opened to an indoor "courtyard" which echoed all the sounds from the other rooms...location fine - not the best, close to Notre Dame, for sure, but everything else either you take the train or w a l k , which is ok, walk in Paris is a must.

Room Tip: I would not go back, location and price - if I did a little more research I would be better in the o...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Fantastic location a short walk from Notre Dame - Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly all around. I agree with the other comments re the thin walls, also the pillows were missing and in their place we had a double bolster cushion, we didnt get around to addressing this while were there, but am sure alternatives would have been offered had we asked.
I would definitely recommend the Familia and re-visit in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Unique, very French and romantic hotel. Rooms are small but clean and we had a wonderful view overlooking Paris chimney pots and the spire of Notre Dame. The elevator saved us the long climb to the top floors. The staff helped us with maps, airport transportation and local sites. They were warm and gracious hosts that made my first trip to Paris special.

Room Tip: Ask for a view, but our friend who was traveling with us had a much larger room and bath that made u...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Familia Hotel
Address: 11 rue des Ecoles | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
#573 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Familia Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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