Grand Hotel Jeanne d'Arc
3 rue de Jarente, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $104 to $153
Note: This hotel does not offer online booking through our reservation partners. To see all available hotels in Paris, please search below.
Check Rates for Paris Hotels
Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
If we were vacationing in Paris, we’d probably hotfoot it over to the Hôtel Jeanne d’Arc. Planted on the narrow, tranquil rue de Jarente in between the Musée Carnavalet and Henri IV’s exquisite Place des Vosges (Paris’s first city square), this fiery two-star hotel is more than a little bit funky—and French Provençal, too.
Pros: Funky-Provençal charm. Darling Marais location, just off a square. Very reasonable rates.
Cons: Rooms rather small. No eating in the rooms.
The Hotel Jeanne d’Arc’s 35 small rooms crackle with yellow and orange walls that conjure up textiles from the south of France. Rooms are furnished with modern nightstands, headboards and desks, along with some shabby-chic details like hand-painted flowers and lightning bug drawer pulls. A telephone and flat-screen TV are standard throughout. (There is no air conditioning, but fans are provided.)
Most rooms open to the small streets surrounding the hotel, which are usually quiet. Light sleepers should note that windows will probably be open during the summer, and there may be some passing loudmouths or scooters. If this is a concern, there are a limited number of rooms on an interior air shaft that are quieter... although the view is far less charming.
A renovation a few years ago added a handicap-accessible room to the ground floor and replaced the carpets in some rooms with hypoallergenic tiling (request ahead).
The bathrooms vary from room to room, but are all spotless and many have windows that offer panoramic street and rooftop views. Bathtubs are available (again, request ahead).
Throughout the hotel, the Jeanne d'Arc coolly meshes old fashioned paintings and maps with playful modern pieces. The first floor is made up of a lobby, a reading room and a dining room that have “gone Baroque” and are chock-full of art, chandeliers, board games, books and flea market finds.
The fanciful (and massive) mosaic mirror in the dining room is the spot to get your primp on while enjoying the hotel’s breakfast (€8). Wi-Fi is available, but works best on the ground level, and there is an Internet station in the lobby, both free.
Perhaps the only thing that put a bee in our bonnet is the hotel’s “no picnicking” in the rooms policy, as posted in every room. So if you’re into the joy of bedroom snacking, perhaps this isn’t your kind of hive!
The hotel management and staff are amiable and helpful.
The Grand Hotel Jeanne d’Arc is located on the tiny rue Jarente, just off the picturesque Marché Sainte Catherine, a small square lined with restaurants. The hotel is ideally situated for travelers eager to wander the neighborhood’s streets, taking in the shops and restaurants. The regal Place des Vosges is one block east of the hotel, and the Place de la Bastille is also just five minutes away.
Metro: The hotel is two minutes from the Saint-Paul Metro Stop (line 1).
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Fax Machine
- Hair Dryer – at reception
- Luggage Storage
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Safe at reception
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Hair Dryer
- TV – flat screen
3 rue de Jarente
Marais, Paris, France
About the Grand Hotel Jeanne d'Arc neighborhood
Stretched between Châtelet and the Place de la Bastille, the Marais is the trendiest neighborhood on our list. Its narrow, winding streets are full of funky boutiques, boy bars, and tiny bistros. The Marais is home to the city's historic Jewish quarter and is the center of gay Parisian life. It’s a safe and lively area for nightlife, particularly around the Rue Vieille du Temple.