Hotel Michelet Odeon
6 Place de l’Odeon, Paris, France
Doubles from: $129 to $150
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Given the Michelet Odeon’s swanky location near the Luxembourg Gardens and its boutique-styled rooms, its rates seem reasonable. Or at least less than you’d pay elsewhere.
Pros: Posh location at the Odéon Theater. Newly designed rooms. Fresh furnishings.
Cons: €135+ for a double isn’t really "cheapo."
First of all, if paying €135-€145 a night isn’t too rich for your blood, the Michelet Odeon could work out well for you. It underwent a major renovation in 2014, which gussied up all of its rooms with a modern “boutique hotel” look, new furnishings, and pristine bathrooms. Rooms now have exposed brick, interesting carpet that looks like wooden planks, and a few surprising (and quirky) design extras.
Each of the 42 rooms has a window facing a street, although only eight open directly onto the Place and the theater (ask ahead). Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV (with cable), free Wi-Fi and a telephone.
And then there’s the location: Situated on the semi-circular Place de l’Odéon, the hotel faces the Odéon Theater, which hosts world-class performances year-round. It’s also one block from the Luxembourg Gardens, which is obviously a major selling point.
One notable drawback: Rooms are pretty small, even by Paris standards. One that we inspected was quite tight, as you can see in the photo. Still, that doesn’t bother the hotel’s faithful clientele, who come back year after year.
Breakfast is served downstairs in the lounge, hung with black-and-white photographs of Paris, for a not-so-cheapo €14.
Note that to book the hotel, you’ll need to click through to their website (below). Also be sure to click on the “promotions” section of their site—rooms in low season (and around Easter) tend to be about 20% cheaper.
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
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
About the Hotel Michelet Odeon neighborhood
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.