73, rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, France
Doubles from: $120 to $135
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located on the bustling and central rue Saint-Jacques, the two-star Hotel Diana provides a solid, if not quite “cheapo,” deal.
Pros: Great location near Boulevard St-Germain. Renovated rooms with air conditioning.
Cons: At €120, not terribly cheap. Noisy street.
The Hotel Diana’s 22 non-smoking rooms, situated on its five floors (with elevator), are quite nice. They boast new carpets, crisp white curtains and orange drapes. Double windows should keep out much of the noise of passing traffic on the busy rue Saint Jacques, although light sleepers might want to ask for a room facing the back courtyard (or on a higher floor).
All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone, safe and air conditioning (during the summer only). Wi-Fi is offered for free throughout the hotel.
All double rooms have a renovated private bath, equipped with a bathtub and hair dryer. Bathrooms in the Hotel Diana’s two single rooms are equipped with a shower.
With double rates hovering around €120 per night, the Diana won’t work for all budget travelers. However, it is a reliable option, and its location (just south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain on rue Saint-Jacques) is a major selling point.
Finally, if we're not quite singing the hotel's praises, it's only because we were met with a less-than-warm reception when we stopped by for our most recent inspection. "We don't need your endorsement," we were told. And yes, that may well be the case, as the hotel ranks high on many other lists, and for good reason. Still, we're more impressed by hotels that manage to be both a good deal and genuinely friendly to everyone passing through their doors.
Breakfast is offered for €8.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
About the Hotel Diana 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.