Doubles from: $121 to $171
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
One of the most convenient Left Bank hotels on our list, the Suez offers reliable old fashioned rooms just minutes from the Place St-Michel.
Pros: Very central Latin Quarter location. Reasonable rates. Friendly staff. Relatively spacious rooms.
Cons: Small elevator. Rates sometimes not cheapo.
With a super-central location on Boulevard Saint-Michel between the Sorbonne and Place St-Michel, the Hotel de Suez won us over with its two-star rooms and very reasonable rates. It’s a flawlessly run operation, which shouldn’t be a surprise, given that it’s been welcoming guests since 1896.
The 49 rooms are spotless, well-equipped and surprisingly spacious (for Paris). As for décor, it’s a comfortable and old fashioned place, with lots of creams, blues and stripes, and leather armchairs thrown in. While some furnishings are rather bland (desk and chair sets are a snooze), some lovely period details live on, including fun old cabinets and an oddball niche or two.
All rooms are equipped with a cable TV, telephone and safe. Our favorite rooms facing the street offer great views up and down Boulevard Saint-Michel and have soundproof windows. Some rooms offer delightful little balconies over the street.
Bathrooms boast original 1960's mosaic tiling that looks very hip today. Some showers have multi-jets (ask ahead), and most have ample space for toiletries.
The Hotel de Suez is equipped with an elevator, although (surprise, surprise!) it’s quite small. You may find yourself just opting for the stairs—which will get a little old if you’re on the fifth floor.
The receptionists are friendly and rightly proud of their hotel. Sitting downstairs in the cool lounge (with an eggshell ceiling, mod chairs and tables and a plasma television screen), we met nearly everyone on staff, many of whom have happily made long careers at the Suez. (That’s always a good sign.)
As for its rates, with doubles hovering around €99-135, the hotel is a good value, although not always cheap. Still, it’s quite a bit less expensive than most nearby options, almost none of which are as well run or reliable as the Suez.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A simple breakfast (cereal, croissants, coffee, etc.) is served for €7.20.
If you’re dreaming of sleeping in the middle of the Left Bank action, you will love the location of the Hotel de Suez. It’s just three minutes away from the Jardin du Luxembourg, two minutes south of swanky Boulevard St-Germain, and a few more minutes up to the Seine (and Notre Dame).
Restaurants, cafés and small shops abound in this area. Of course, many cater to tourists or students, but there are still some fun, old-school options.
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
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hotel de Suez 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.