13, rue des Ecoles, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $109 to $189
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
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.
Pros: Stylish décor with medieval touches. Well-equipped rooms.
Cons: Medieval décor not for everyone. Rates can fluctuate greatly.
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 topped with parquet wood, as well as attractive tiling and fresh carpets. The 54 rooms have flat-screen TVs and marble-lined bathrooms are equipped with fresh 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.
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
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Conference room
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Luggage Storage
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Vending Machines
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Balconies/Terraces Available
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Soundproofed Windows
13, rue des Ecoles
Latin Quarter, Paris, France
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. It's home to the Sorbonne University, the vast Jardin des Plantes, the Place St-Michel, the Panthéon, and Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cité. It's a lively area of Paris completely overrun with students and tourists and the cheap shops and eateries that cater to both constituencies.