53 Rue Richer, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $95 to $150
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The two-star Jeff Hotel offers basic rooms with boutique aspirations in the heart of the 9th arrondissement. A bit too scruffy for some, the Jeff will appeal to Cheapos looking for a clean and friendly hotel with a touch of style.
Pros: Comfortable, renovated rooms with some boutique stylings. Great location.
Cons: Small lobby and reception area. Tiny elevator.
Of the Jeff Hotel’s five floors of rooms, the first two have not yet been renovated (and generally are only rented to tour groups). The rooms you’ll be able to search for on EuroCheapo, however, are on floors four, five and six—and have all been remodeled.
These rooms sport a modern, boutique aesthetic: Walls, bedspreads and curtains are muted grays, purples and browns. Furniture is a bit of a grab bag, but generally stylish, and all rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi access.
Rooms, especially on the highest floors, have some magnificent views out over the neighborhood. The area gets a fair amount of traffic, but the double-paned windows should keep most of the street noise outside.
Private baths have also been renovated with new black-and-white tiles and glass showers. All are equipped with a hair dryer.
Breakfast is offered for €6, although there are several cafés within steps of the hotel.
The Jeff Hotel benefits from a primo location, sitting pretty at the five-point intersection of rue du Faubourg Montmartre, rue Richer and rue Cadet (a picturesque market street). This area offers a wealth of small shops, including several Jewish restaurants and stores. The famous Folies Bergère is one block down the rue Richer.
For all its boutique airs, the Jeff is still a budget hotel. It easily passed our cleanliness tests, but we noticed a few bumps and scuffs on the walls and furniture. The lobby and reception area is tiny, and the hallways are quite narrow. Lastly, the elevator—oh, the elevator!—is comically tight.
If some scrapes don’t bother you, however, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
Finally, with a name like "Jeff," it probably won’t come as a surprise that the hotel is named after its very affable young owner. You might be surprised, however, that this is his family name. If you’re like us, you’ll greatly enjoy chatting with Monsieur Pierre Jeff.
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.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Safe at reception
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Soundproofed Windows
- TV – flat screen
53 Rue Richer
Grands Boulevards, Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 46 24 42
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 46 84 59
About the Jeff Hotel neighborhood
The Grands Boulevards neighborhood is dominated by, well, a grand boulevard that changes its name three times, known variously as Boulevard Haussmann, Boulevard Montmartre, and Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle. The area north and south of the boulevard spans the 2nd, 8th, 9th and 10th arrondissements and is home to department stores, chain restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and cinemas. Like the neighborhood surrounding the Opera Garnier, the Grands Boulevards offers many hotel values—though many are simply snoozers.