Has anyone stayed here and what are your thoughts? We want to stay in the Latin Quarter. Any other hotel suggestions in this area?
You asked for other hotel suggestions in this area:
Hotel Fontaines du Luxembourg
It's not quite in the Latin Quarter, a bit farther south, a couple of blocks east of the Luxembourg Gardens.
The Latin Quarter can be problematical, for hotel selection--just the area, it's not quite....
We stayed in a triple here last year. It was fine, and actually a decent size. We had no view but I think some rooms face streetside with balconies. Location is excellent. Very close to river, Notre Dame and a subway stop right around the corner. It is in an area with lots of restaurants that cater to the tourists. Downstairs lobby area is very small. We chose it due to location and availability.
I stayed last Oct for a week. Location was great with restaurants, shops and bakeries all around. Metro stop and RER B just around the corner as well as Notre Dame. Dry cleaner services nearby and a laundromat as well. I stayed in a double with a balcony. Was fine for myself, used the balcony only once, next year will get the Twin room, more room, this will become my hotel of choice for my every other year visits. Hot water was very hot and good pressure, I arrived early and was able to leave my suitcase in their storage room behind the front desk, all staff spoke English. Elevator can hold two or three without luggage, I always used the stairs to go down. They have an Italian restaurant attached to hotel, I enjoyed their pizza, close to what I had in Italy the week before arriving in Paris. I was on the 3rd floor, their 2nd. Noise was not an issue, nothing kept me up at night nor woke me up. Breakfast not included, 12 Euros for a descent buffet, only ate there once. Preferred heading out early getting something from the local bakery and eat on a bridge or at a cafe just to enjoy the sites and people.
Another hotel I have heard on the site that people enjoy is the Hotel le Regent,http://www.hotelleregent.com, 5 blocks West of St. Michel Fountain. Again in an area full of restaurants, shops, and Diwali of Paris, beautiful scarves, and near the laundromat. Would be my alternate hotel if unable to get into Hotel Europe Saint Severin.