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“a truly french hotel in a great location in Paris”

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Hotel Saint-Jacques
Ranked #355 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2013

What a great little gem of a hotel this is - 36 rooms, wonderfully situated in the Latin quarter of Paris a movie star once filmed here! 19th century building with modern comforts and little balconies overlooking the local streets. Amazing painted murals - even in some of the bedrooms! Just a short stroll to the Rive Seine and bateaubus stop, Notre dame and masses of other interesting sites - surrounded by university buildings so cheaper meals out!
The staff - almost universally nice and helpful - only one slightly grouchy receptionist. I was impressed by the help I had via e mails before we even arrived - prices and information re excursions, and they prebooked the transfer bus for the four of us from Charles de Gaulle airport, 20 euros each, [be aware that this can be shared with other travellers]. The bonus was arrive after dark and you do your tour of Paris by night en route to the hotel! It looked fantastic all lit up.
The rooms do vary we opted for a triple as we always have masses of luggage! A spare bed gives you room to put things. some wardrobes were tiny in other rooms - even an upgraded luxury one had a very small built in cuboard. Some rooms were a lot smaller than others. What i would say is contact the hotel and they will do their best to accommodate your preferences - we wanted a front street view with a balcony and got one. Our bathroom was full of classy toiletries, a hairdryer and fantastic shower [I did think it was for pigmies until my husband pointed out the second overhead monsoon head!] Typically French there are no tea making kettles in the room - pack your own.
Beware of the lift as it snaps shut very quickly as you enter or exit. We didnt use it but I understand you can get wireless in the hotel. Next to reception is a "bar" which you can buy a drink at but didnt operate as a bar as I had imagined ie full of people drinking. There was always a full bowl of sweets by the sofas there - sorry we ate all the flumps!
Breakfast was pricey - and served downstairs in the basement - no lift there so not suitable if your mobility is poor. It did offer a wide selection but at 14 euros plus another 3 if you wanted egg this put it in the bracket of local cheap dinners! We varied what we did and sometimes walked up the street the the nearby american breakfast diner!
The staff will book excursions but to be honest not necessarily the cheapest way to do this. Prebook bateabus /tourbus and buy a museum pass if you want to do lots of exploring. You can wander out of the hotel and find several nice little restaurants/bars only a stones throw away.

In summary yes i would stay there again -the location for us was fantastic - prices start from 184 euros a night for the top floor of the hotel [lift only goes to 5th floor!} but rates via internet can be a lot less. August is the quietiest period and as the hotel has really good airconditioning this might be a great time to visit.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

A cracking boutique hotel in an excellent location, this was our second trip to Paris and we will definitely use this hotel again. We booked a superior room which gave us a king size bed and although Parisian hotel rooms are very small this one was perfectly formed with a very modern bathroom and a lovely balcony. We did not take breakfast in the hotel because I always feel they are over priced and it is far more fun going out to one of the many local boulangeries! The staff were extremely helpful, with a very fast check in and out. I love this area, you are within a few steps of some lovely restaurants and cafes and close to the Metro and Taxi rank to get around. We love Paris and look forward to returning!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

My 3rd time to Paris. Area was great. Close to a metro but the stop took multiple transfers for anywhere we were trying to get to. We did not do their breakfast--- bfast was overpriced and the hotel is located near to plenty of boulangeries ( including one of these ones http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1153247-Reviews-Eric_Kayser-Paris_Ile_de_France.html) . We could simply stop in on our way to the metro and get a couple croissants and pain au chocolats.
Decor was cheesy but that was one of the reason's I chose it. Room was a decent size for Paris ( we stayed in a Superior Double). Bed was HUGE and I thought it took up way too much room.
Bathroom was very modern--shower small.
I requested a balcony and they did give us one that did not look onto anything particular but just the cute Parisian streets below.
Price is what to be expected for what you get. Not a budget place but we were only staying in Paris for a couple of nights so we wanted to splurge just a bit. If you're looking for budget and staying for more than 3 nights, I'd recommend renting an apartment (which is what we did last time we were In Paris for 5 nights).

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Beautiful room on the 5th floor, small but beautifull with amazing view to Notre dame and old building around. Last floor can be reached with stairs only but price for this room is 50EUR less then rooms below. Location of this hotel is excellent, breakfast is not included in price so we had breakfast in bars around. Every morning other one. Great vacation in Paris.... Love it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank frea o
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Check in and out was easy. Hotel was warm, clean and comfortable. Bathroom was clean and a good size. We booked a triple room and was adequate for our party size. The hotel is quirky and cute and I love the interior. Added a bit of old-fashioned Parisian charm. Lovely :)

Location was perfect. Lots of local restaurants and a 10 minute walk to Notre Dame and further, more touristy restaurants. There is a bakery across the street with a quirky waiter who was rushed off his feet and grumpy, but gave us a free croissant. I think that was his way of apologising. A fun experience and good price!

Downside of the hotel is that the breakfast is expensive at 14 Euros per person. I am sure it is a yummy feast, but considering a pain au chocolat and coffee was around 4 Euros from the bakery, it puts things in perspective. You can even sit inside in the bakery, so can still have a relaxing breakfast.

The walls of the hotel are also very, very thin. Got woken up at 7am by an enthusiastic American tourist. This wouldn't put me off from visiting the hotel again. I plan to come back in October!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Stayed at the hotel in early March, yes it snowed ! The hotel is lovely, decor, rooms, breakfast and the staff off course all exceptional. Small hotel yes but with bags of caracter. About 5 min's walk down to Notre-Dame and the Metro.THe owners have spent a lot of time to make the hotel Parisien, If in Paris again will stay here again, Thank you.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at this hotel on 17/03/2013. Staff was very friendly and helpful, we asked if we could check out a bit later next day and suggested to pay for that, but we where kindly offered to sleep longer for free! Room is very beautiful, all those authentic decorations and furniture, very romantic and spacious enough too. Shower room was quite tiny, but clean and nice. Would definitely come back there!

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Address: 35 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#206 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#364 Family Hotel in Paris
#382 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £91 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Saint-Jacques 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Saint-Jacques Hotel welcomes you in its elegant 19th century building.You will discover its style staircase, its frescoes and its spacious rooms with molded ceilings and for some of them viewing Notre-Dame or with balcony.For an original drink, you can try an Absinthe tasting proposed by ourbar Le Toulouse-Lautrec. ... more   less 
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