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“Nice enough hotel, bland neighborhood”
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Hotel Sainte Beuve
Ranked #38 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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295 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice enough hotel, bland neighborhood”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The hotel was nice enough but not great. We had a room on the top floor, which was good - although not much of a view from the window. Reasonable size, but not exacly spacious. It had decent amenities, but they weren't high end. The "mini-bar" fridge looked like a dorm room reject. Some of the furniture was old metal. The nightstand was too big for the space and prevented one of the closet doors from fully opening. Decorating needed a bit spiffing up. But, comfortable bed, clean, good bathroom (even if the sink had a hard time draining), etc.

One major problem while we were there. It turned very cold, and we had no heat in our room. First the staff told us they fixed it, but all they did was give us a space heater (which we didn't consider very safe). On the second day, they fixed the problem (we don't think they had the heat turned on to our floor yet), and it was OK. While we understand that they may have needed for someone to come in on Monday, we didn't appreciate being told something that wasn't true.

I guess we wish we could give this hotel a 3.5, but going down to 3 would be too low.

The neighborhood was OK, but not particularly charming. There were restaurants and stores nearby, but it wasn't particularly close to the "sights" (although we did walk - a long walk - to both Notre Dame and the Orsay). Lots of restaurants toward Montparnasse station, but seemed like Parisian chains. Not the hotel's fault, but we should have thought a bit more about the location. It was near two Metro stops, though.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear guests,
First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our hotel.
On the day you arrived, temperatures had unexpectedly dropped. We were still in “summer mode” in terms of air conditioning, i.e. the heating was indeed not on.
Guests usually come to our hotel also for the neighborhood. They indeed really enjoy being able to have a nice dinner in a famous brasserie such as La Rotonde or La Closerie des Lilas, or in a typical small bistros (Le Timbre, Moustache, Chez Marcel, Le Parc aux Cerfs).
We took note of all your comments to keep on improving the quality of service.
Despite all, we sincerely hope to have the pleasure to welcome you in our hotel again.
Best regards,
Charlotte and Laurent Inchauspé
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Walden, New York
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Small and charming. Bedroom and bath clean and comfortable. 1 block from Luxembourg gardens and very close to 4 main metro lines. Neighborhood had lots of stores and restaurants, cafes. The breakfast was pricey 16 euro pp. Around the corner is a great cafe and small supermarket. Staff was very helpful and always there to assist whether it was for a car service to and from the airport, help with directions, locating a special restaurant(which was 1 block away) or providing change.

Room Tip: twin rooms with 2 beds seem to be larger.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear guests,
First of all we want to thank you for your nice review.
The location of our hotel is indeed really convenient with 3 metro stops and 1 RER station within 5 minute walk (line 4, 6, 12 and B). Moreover, there are countless restaurants and bistros in the neighborhood.
We only serve fresh products to our guests for breakfasts: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, fresh bread and croissants…It is really important for us that our guests start their day with an excellent breakfast.
At any time, our staff is always happy to help our guests, doing their best to make them comfortable during their stay.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards,
Charlotte et Laurent Inchauspé
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We found Hotel Sainte Beuve in a book titled "1000 Places to Visit Before You Die." We loved the location and the staff and hope to return in the future.
We found several good places to dine nearby. Also a short walk to Montparnasse Tower which is worth going to top for a great view of Paris.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked Rue St Beuve and was on the 3rd floor and worked out very well.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you for your kind review.
The location of our hotel is indeed really convenient with 3 metro stops within walking distance (line 4, 6 and 12) and countless restaurants and bistros.
At any time, our staff is always happy to help our guests, doing their best to make them comfortable during their stay.
The whole team sincerely hopes to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards,
Charlotte et Laurent Inchauspé
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Middlesex, UK
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently placed for the Metro, Jardin de Luxembourg and a twenty minute walk from the Musee d'Orsay and Notre Dame. The bedroom we had was small but had a comfortable bed and good bathroom. A good breakfast was served I the salon/bar. Friendly staff.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear guests,
We were deeply touched by your warm and kind review.
The location of our hotel is indeed really convenient with 3 metro stops within walking distance (line 4, 6 and 12) and countless restaurants and bistros.
We only serve fresh products to our guests for breakfasts: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, fresh bread and croissants…It is really important for us that our guests start their day with an excellent breakfast. At any time, our staff is always happy to help our guests, doing their best to make them comfortable during their stay.
The whole team sincerely hopes to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards,
Charlotte et Laurent Inchauspé
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Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I was really nervous about choosing a hotel in Paris. This hotel had great reviews so I took a chance. I'm really glad I did because this hotel was wonderful. The bathroom was a great surprise with nice big furry robes, slippers and lots of towels. I' was worried about our room being right next to the elevator, but I never heard a sound. The staff were very polite, attentive and eager to help out with anything. The reason I only gave 4 stars was because the room was much smaller than expected along with the T.V. I would stay here again and again...it was lovely.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear guests,
First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our hotel.
We pay extra attention to select the best products possible for our guests: for breakfast, but also slippers, shampoos… Moreover our staff is always happy to help with dinner reservations or recommendations for places to visit in Paris.
We do have 4 different types of rooms, with different sizes as well. Several photos are available on the hotel’s website.
We sincerely hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in our hotel.
Best regards,
Charlotte and Laurent Inchauspé
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We stayed here the first week of September and had a great experience! The hotel is in a great neighborhood and within easy reach to all the sites in Paris. The staff was wonderful and so friendly. The hotel also was great about making sure we had everything we requested. I was so happy to have found this quaint hotel, definitely made our Paris experience relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you for your nice review.
Our hotel is “surrounded” by many restaurants, bistros and boulangeries; this area is therefore really enjoyable. Moreover the Jardin du Luxembourg is just one minute walk away from the hotel. The location is therefore really convenient with 3 metro lines close by (4, 6 and 12).
We take great pride in providing the highest level of service at any time. Our staff is therefore delighted to help guests during their stay with dinner reservations or excursion bookings. They are of course always happy to answer any questions our guests might have before their stay upon reservation.
Our team hopes to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards,
Charlotte et Laurent Inchauspé
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The Hotel Sainte Beuve is located in the neighborhood of, and walking distance from, the Montparnasse train station. The staff was charming, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. The room was small as is becoming of an older building in Paris.

I can't recommend the breakfast, but I can recommend all the breakfast bars, restaurants and patisseries that pepper the area within a 5 minute stroll. The coffee, continental breakfasts, and fresh squeezed orange juice is common among them all.

There are no roaming packs of tourists in this area. If you wish to go to the city center in about 20 minutes the metro stations are very close to your hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Laurent I, Propriétaire at Hotel Sainte Beuve, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear guests,
First of all we want to thank you for sharing your experience in our hotel.
The location of our hotel is indeed really convenient with 3 metro stops within 5 minute walk (line 4,6 and 12). Our guests can therefore easily discover Paris during the day, and come back to a quieter place in the evening to relax. Moreover, there are countless restaurants and bistros in the neighborhood.
At any time, our staff is always happy to help our guests, doing their best to make them comfortable during their stay.
We do have 4 different types of rooms, with different sizes as well. Several photos are available on the hotel’s website.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards,
Charlotte et Laurent Inchauspé
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Property: Hotel Sainte Beuve
Address: 9 rue Sainte Beuve, 75006 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Paris
#33 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#48 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#111 Family Hotel in Paris
#482 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sainte Beuve 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on a small street on the Left Bank the Hotel Sainte-Beuve, a magnificent "home from home" in which to rest after a walk through central Paris, is an address that has remained secret for several decades. ... more   less 
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