Deciding where to stay in Paris can be an overwhelming task. The options are endless from renting an apartment to staying in a hostel and recommendations always make the search easier. Recently, I shared a review of an apartment in the Marais but if you are more the hotel going traveler, here is a review of a wonderful little Paris hotel in Saint Germain des Pres.
First, I will disclose, it has been a few years since I’ve stayed at the Le Regent Hotel so some of my photos are a bit out of date but I have given this hotel recommendation to others recently with good reports.
Location: My favorite feature of this hotel is its location. Le Regent Hotel is located on Rue Dauphine on the Rive Gauche (left bank) in the 6th arrondissement. The Seine River is about a 7-10 minute walk with Rue Dauphine joining up with the Pont Neuf. Notre Dame is only a few more minutes away along with the RER C stop (which is what you need to take to go to Versailles). The Odeon metro stop is a convenient 5 minute walk and you’ll even pass the famous Le Procope restaurant along the way. About a 10 minute walk away are the popular Les Deux Magot and Cafe de Flore cafes.
Hotel: The hotel itself is very nice and clean. There are various rooms sizes available and we stayed in the standard size room. It seemed small since the double bed took up most of the floor space.
The bathroom was small but did have a decent sized enclosed shower (no tub). I point this out because personally I do not like a tub with a handheld shower (not attached on the wall). I have not yet mastered using them without getting the entire bathroom wet.
There was a small closet to hang your clothes that included hangers.
The front lobby has a small sitting area perfect for waiting for your party to gather. There is an elevator but at most, it will hold 3 people without luggage – and you’ll be crammed. The stairs are a bit narrow but manageable – just be careful if carrying your luggage.
The hotel also serves breakfast in a small dining area and has a lounge/bar. I didn’t visit either.
Staff: We did not have a lot of interaction with the staff but when we did, they were pleasant, helpful and spoke English. We always greeted them with a Bonjour or a Bonsoir (of course). We booked our room through their website and had no issues.
Price: Being that prices always change, I won’t quote what we paid but I thought the price to be reasonable for the location, room size and amenities offered.
Extras: Not part of the hotel amenities but an important factor is that there is an ATM right next to the hotel.
So if hotels are your style, then I recommend this gem of a hotel in Saint Germain des Pres!