My wife and I stayed at Balcons in February of 2012 and were very pleased with it. It's hidden down a side street which cancelled out any street noise but within a short walk are dozens of restaurants and shops. For you Starbucks addicts there is one located within a 5 minute walk of the hotel and the Odeon metro station connecting you with all of Paris is just across the street from the Starbucks. And if you don't want to catch a cab or ride the metro the Seine River and the Louvre are not that bad of a walk. We walked to the Louvre the first day we got there but once we familiarized ourselves with the metro we utilized it for all our transportation. I didn't reserve the cheapest room but also did not get the most expensive.We had two single beds pushed together. The rate was around E130/night. The elevator is not much larger than a phone booth but that really wasn't a big deal. There is no shower curtain in the bathroom but that was not a huge deal either. The water pressure was very good. I packed a beach towel with me and would recommend you do the same as you end up using at least one of the hotel towels to dry the floor. The staff was very courteous. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel so I can't testify to that.Wifi was free but if you left your device idle for any length of time you get knocked off and have to sign in again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Saint Germain district near the Odéon theatre, the Grand Hotel des Balcons is a family hotel. The decor in the lobby, panelling, stained glass windows and mirrors create a friendly atmosphere and give the hotel its special character recalling the Art Nouveau period. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Paris