Doubles from: $136 to $217
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Saint Jacques is a perfectly lovely three-star with a great location, "Belle Époque" style, and rates that can sometimes be a solid deal.
Pros: Elegant, 19th-century Parisian feel. Lavish furnishings and décor.
Cons: Rates out of range for most Cheapos.
Situated in the shadows of the Pantheon on the very central rue des Ecoles, the charming three-star Hotel Saint Jacques offers splurge-worthy "belle époque" rooms.
The hotel's 36 rooms go for a "classic Parisian" look. They're wallpapered in soft yellows and blues, and headboards and night stands are painted white and gold. Rooms are furnished with period-style pieces, elegant light fixtures and oil paintings of 19th-century Paris.
About 20 rooms have balconies, and we could even see Notre Dame from a balcony in a corner room. Several deluxe rooms are done up with plush carpets and paintings of romantic heroes. Note that the cheapest rooms are the smaller "Standard Double" rooms that start at €114 a night. Things get much more expensive from there...
Bathrooms are finished in marble, and equipped with glass-door showers or bathtubs.
The lobby is decorated with bookshelves and well-lit art reproductions. Its walls are painted with both period Parisian scenes and faux-marble. The Bar Toulouse Lautrec offers drinks while, down a flight of stairs, breakfast (€10) is served in a cabaret-styled dining room, complete with a player piano.
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
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
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About the Hotel Saint Jacques 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.