Cheap hotels in St. Germain des Prés (6th), Paris
Main attractions: Just west of the Latin Quarter in the direction of the Eiffel Tower, St. Germain des Prés is flanked by two Parisian gems—the Luxembourg Gardens to the south and the banks of the Seine to the north. The iconic neighborhood borrows its name from the church of St. Germain des Prés. It is defined by the boulevard of the same name, which slices through the quarter’s winding streets. The neighborhood is anchored by the Eglise Saint Sulpice and its lovely square where you can grab a coffee on the outside terrace of the scruffy institution that is the Café de la Mairie and watch the world strut by.
Neighborhood atmosphere: This is an eternally fashionable, tony neighborhood with plenty of upscale appeal.
Affordability: Everything costs a little bit more here; from cocktails to double rooms. St. Germain's designer fashion boutiques and world famous cafés pack the neighborhood, as do the many tourists who consider it the only place to be. If you do too, St. Germain is home to some moderately expensive (and quite charming) hotels.
Stay Here If: You want to stay in a storied, tourist-friendly Parisian neighborhood in the center of town that was once the literary heart of Paris and is now more known for luxury brand shopping.
Stay Elsewhere If: You don’t want to be surrounded by tourists who throng the area chasing Hemingway’s ghost.
Address 60, rue de Seine (St. Germain des Prés (6th))
EuroCheapo Review: Paris’ Jazz Age comes alive at Hotel La Lousiane, a superb Cheapo pick that offers history, clean rooms, and a prime St. Germain des Pres location that’s surrounded by cafes and an outdoor market.... read review
Address 19 Quai Voltaire (St. Germain des Prés (6th))
EuroCheapo Review: Boasting a fabulous location along the Seine with views of the Louvre, the Hotel du Quai Voltaire is an old fashioned dream of a hotel. Rates, while not the cheapest around, are surprisingly affordable.... read review
Address 22 Rue de l'Hirondelle (St. Germain des Prés (6th))
EuroCheapo Review: The three-star Close Notre Dame is the newly revamped Delhy's Hotel, a EuroCheapo pick for more than a decade. Unfortunately, the hip makeover raised the rates to a place that makes a Cheapo shudder.... read review