Hotel Minerve

13, rue des Ecoles, Paris, France3 star star

8.2 out of 10

Doubles from: $107 to $186

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Another family-run option on the rue des Ecoles, the Hotel Minerve provides three-star rooms, many with frescoes of Medieval Paris.

Pros: Stylish décor with medieval touches. Well-equipped rooms.

Cons: Medieval décor not for everyone. Rates can fluctuate greatly.


The three-star Hotel Minerve, located in the Latin Quarter just a ten-minute walk from Notre Dame, is a stylish and charming pick run by the same couple that owns the Familia Hotel next door.

Like its sister hotel, the Minerve is furnished with wooden beds and doors handcrafted in Brittany and, in this case, bearing the hotel's "HM" insignia. (They're really into this detail: We counted 13 HMs carved into one room alone!)

Floors are parquet wood, as well as attractive tiling in the bathrooms and fresh carpets throughout. The 54 rooms have flat-screen TVs and marble-lined bathrooms are equipped with new fixtures.

In a nod to things medieval, a dozen rooms at the Minerve feature frescoes of famous French castles—painted right there on your wall (some might find this too much), while others are hung with historical tapestries. The most expensive rooms feature balconies overlooking the rue des Ecoles, while slightly cheaper (and very quiet) rooms face the back courtyard.

In all, we’re fans of the family-run atmosphere at the Minerve and Familia, even if the rates are sometimes a bit too high for our budgets.

Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, 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.



  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast Extra Charge
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Conference room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Machine
  • Free Newspapers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Air conditioning
  • Balconies/Terraces Available
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Soundproofed Windows
  • Telephone


13, rue des Ecoles
5th: Latin Quarter / Sorbonne, Paris, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 43 26 26 04; +33 (0)1 43 26 81 89
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 07 01 96



About the Hotel Minerve 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.

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