13, rue des Ecoles, Paris, France
Doubles from: $105 to $183
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
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.
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.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
13, rue des Ecoles
5th: Latin Quarter / Sorbonne, 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, 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.