Hotel du College de France
7 Rue Thenard, Paris, France
Doubles from: $130 to $192
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The quiet Hotel du College de France has a great location in the Latin Quarter, nestled in down the street from the Sorbonne and surrounding schools. Not surprisingly, the two-star pick is popular with visiting professors and other studious types.
Pros: Convenient academic location. Free Wi-Fi. Quiet vibe.
Cons: Dated bathrooms. Rates can climb into “not-Cheapo” territory.
Shhhhh! Studious types searching for a quiet and convenient home base near the Sorbonne should certainly consider the Hotel du College de France. The 29 room hotel offers comfortable two-star rooms with a slightly dated décor, within minutes of many of the neighborhood schools.
Rooms are simple and homey, if a bit of a snooze, with beige walls and carpets, functional wardrobes and desks, and matching drapes and bedspreads. There are a few modern touches, such as small flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access throughout. Black-and-white photos of old Paris hang on the walls.
We suggest asking for one of the corner rooms, which have two street-side windows that provide smart views of the street and the college.
Bathrooms have a distinctly ‘70s look to them (mostly because of their green/brown tiling), but are kept in good condition and offer tubs and showers, and hair dryers.
Downstairs, the sleepy lobby provides a few eclectic surprises, including a cool life-size sculpture of Jeanne d'Arc. Breakfast is available for €10.
A note on rates
Don't get scared off by the upper ranges of the double room rate. One room can go as high as €170, while most doubles hover in the €115-130 range.
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.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
About the Hotel du College de France neighborhood
The student district of Paris since the 13th century, the Latin Quarter is located in the Left Bank's 5th arrondissement, and includes the Ile de la Cité in the center of the Seine. It's home to the Sorbonne University, the vast Jardin des Plantes on its eastern end, the Place St-Michel, the iconic Panthéon on the Ste-Geneviève hilltop, and Notre Dame cathedral on the Ile de la Cité.