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Hotel Michelet Odeon
Ranked #680 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2014

My wife and I and our two grandchildren stayed in this nice hotel just about a 10 minute walk to the river. It's family run and they spoke some English. It is really close to the bus stop and the underground. Alot of restaurents close by along with pastery shops. The price of the rooms we're good and we are looking forward to staying there again. It's a 5 minute walk to Luxembourg Park and the underground rail. Staight train ride to and from the hotel from the airport.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ronald F
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location and reasonable price. Rooms are small but very clean. Elevator is a nice addition. We didn't take breakfast at the hotel since there are many cafés in the area. My favorite part of Paris, so I will stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank Sheri M
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

I have not even been to this establishment, but I made a reservation for next May, 10 months from now. In their policy it says that if we don't cancel within 24 hours of arrival date, they will charge for one night. However, there is nothing in the fine print that says they will charge me anything NOW. To make matters worse, I got some charge for a tour bus company in Paris. The Mastercard people sent me a fraud alert, and I had to shut down the card. I never authorized any tour bus and I didn't authorize them to charge me for hotel use NOW. I have done many travel plans in Europe and elsewhere 10 months in advance and nobody ever charged me until I got there, and certainly didn't share my number with tour buses and other places. CONSUMER BEWARE. These people should be investigated for their fraud!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Betsey V
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delphine75006, Propriétaire at Hotel Michelet Odeon, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2014

Dear Customers,

We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of you have had through the booking on-line.

Be aware that we had to outsource the booking online. It is mandatory for small hotels like us.

Therefore, when you "click" on booking online you were automatically redirected to a web host that made the connection between our availabilities and requests. Therefore, your credit card number was given to this provider, and he was confirming your booking and sending you a confirmation.

The host with whom we have worked for a decade has been hacked. Whenever we are aware through your emails or review sites, we let them know consistently and they assured us the issues were solved. It is clear that problems remained recurring.

We have choosen a new provider since Sept. 18, 2014 and we work with Site Minder, booking engines and solutions.

What we have learned is that all these sites are by definition a prime target for criminals on the Internet, and that zero risk does not exist.

I would add that people who have contacted us directly and have sent us their card via the hotel address hotel @ micheletodeon.com have never had to worry. The people who have access to sensitive information are between 3 and 25 years of service and for us, their honesty is not currently engaged in any way.

We are a family business established for over 50 years and we are the first to deplore such acts that put our reputation, our work and our efforts in jeopardy.

We sincerely hope that these problems are now behind us and we present again our apologies to all those who have suffered like us from these "hackers".

The Hotel Michelet Odéon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Like Ed T and Anne S, shortly after I booked this hotel, fraudulent charges appeared on my credit card. I had to cancel my card. While I am sure the hotel management there will not tolerate this, someone at that hotel or someone who is involved with the transactions is corrupt.
Luke Mutley

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
9  Thank Luke M
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delphine75006, Propriétaire at Hotel Michelet Odeon, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2014

Dear Customers,

We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of you have had through the booking on-line.

Be aware that we had to outsource the booking online. It is mandatory for small hotels like us.

Therefore, when you "click" on booking online you were automatically redirected to a web host that made the connection between our availabilities and requests. Therefore, your credit card number was given to this provider, and he was confirming your booking and sending you a confirmation.

The host with whom we have worked for a decade has been hacked. Whenever we are aware through your emails or review sites, we let them know consistently and they assured us the issues were solved. It is clear that problems remained recurring.

We have choosen a new provider since Sept. 18, 2014 and we work with Site Minder, booking engines and solutions.

What we have learned is that all these sites are by definition a prime target for criminals on the Internet, and that zero risk does not exist.

I would add that people who have contacted us directly and have sent us their card via the hotel address hotel @ micheletodeon.com have never had to worry. The people who have access to sensitive information are between 3 and 25 years of service and for us, their honesty is not currently engaged in any way.

We are a family business established for over 50 years and we are the first to deplore such acts that put our reputation, our work and our efforts in jeopardy.

We sincerely hope that these problems are now behind us and we present again our apologies to all those who have suffered like us from these "hackers".

The Hotel Michelet Odéon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The hotel is in a handy location, the rooms are small but efficient, and at first glance seems to be one of the more affordable choices in a very expensive city. However, the hotel automatically applies dynamic currency conversion without disclosing it, allowing them to hide a 5% surcharge.

Like Anne S., I also had fraudulent activity on my card after providing it to the hotel for a deposit.

So, although the property is otherwise worth staying at; the management seems to be completely untrustworthy, and therefore I cannot recommend it.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
8  Thank Ed T
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delphine75006, Propriétaire at Hotel Michelet Odeon, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2014

Dear Customers,

We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of you have had through the booking on-line.

Be aware that we had to outsource the booking online. It is mandatory for small hotels like us.

Therefore, when you "click" on booking online you were automatically redirected to a web host that made the connection between our availabilities and requests. Therefore, your credit card number was given to this provider, and he was confirming your booking and sending you a confirmation.

The host with whom we have worked for a decade has been hacked. Whenever we are aware through your emails or review sites, we let them know consistently and they assured us the issues were solved. It is clear that problems remained recurring.

We have choosen a new provider since Sept. 18, 2014 and we work with Site Minder, booking engines and solutions.

What we have learned is that all these sites are by definition a prime target for criminals on the Internet, and that zero risk does not exist.

I would add that people who have contacted us directly and have sent us their card via the hotel address hotel @ micheletodeon.com have never had to worry. The people who have access to sensitive information are between 3 and 25 years of service and for us, their honesty is not currently engaged in any way.

We are a family business established for over 50 years and we are the first to deplore such acts that put our reputation, our work and our efforts in jeopardy.

We sincerely hope that these problems are now behind us and we present again our apologies to all those who have suffered like us from these "hackers".

The Hotel Michelet Odéon.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Our room was very comfortable, modern, and quiet. Location is great: A few blocks from the metro stop, and from there you can go almost anywhere. Walking to nearby sights was pleasant.

Some reviews complained about the staff. Our experience was very different. The staff were very helpful to us. We had no problems with our credit card reservations made directly with the hotel via email from the U.S. We did, however, have a different credit card problem during our journey, one which was in no way caused by or related to Hotel Michelet Odeon. What we appreciated was the response we received when we thought we would have to postpone our arrival. And then when we arrived, we worked out payment--first without credit card, and then with the newly issued credit card number. The staff could not have been more helpful: they catered to our needs and soothed our anxiety. Besides, they were always cheerful and interacted pleasantly with us whenever we were with them.

We were very pleased with the breakfast. It was very satisfying and promptly available. What a nice way to start the day. Now, more than a month later, we still miss the chocolate croissants and cappucinos in the morning.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We chose this hotel based on Rick Steves's recommendation. Without having been to Paris before, we didn't know where to stay or quite what to expect. Located on the Left Bank near Luxembourg Garden, Hotel Michelet is a short walk from the Odeon metro stop. Rick is right, though: in this area, it's either 5-star hotels, or this.

The hotel was good but not great, and overall not many complaints. The front desk staff didn't speak much English; only one man was able to communicate with us. Although they offer breakfast for a price, we opted to eat out each day. Lots of bakeries nearby to choose to grab something small. Pro tip: walk across from metro to Rue Bucci to find quite shops and lively little eating area. We didn't find this until a few days into our stay!

The basics:

* The bathroom in our room was small but clean. We chose to have shower-only, so keep in mind we didn't see what the tub option looked like.

* Beds were comfortable. Traveling as brother and sister we though they were a little close, but hey, space is a premium in Paris (apparently).

* From what we could tell, there didn't seem to be an a/c unit. It wasn't necessary for us, though it would have been to have climate control rather than using the cute little window for air circulation. We faced a side straight, which, although seemed empty, in fact proved noisy during naptime and at night. Would be worried about staying here during hot months.

* The internet worked, but was slow and required re-authenticating every time.

* There were not a ton of outlets by the bed. Enough in the room, but would have been nice to have a few more. We were able to charge two phones and a camera as necessary.

* There was no safe in the hotel room. Since this is an older hotel, it used regular keys which stayed at the front desk during the day. Our items were safe, but it was a risk we took.

Overall, we liked the hotel, but really don't have anything to compare it to in Paris.

Room Tip: Not sure! We imagine facing certain streets would be noisier. Try to face Luxembourg Garden if possi...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kate A
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Address: 6 Place de l Odeon | Saint Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #680 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £78 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Michelet Odeon 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming hotel in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, in a pleasing decor and at a very reasonable price. ... more   less 
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