8, Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris, France
Doubles from: $76 to $116
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Situated in the bottom of the 5th arrondissement, the friendly hotel offers a great deal, especially to those willing to share facilities (as long as they don’t take long showers).
Pros: Clean and cozy accommodations. Family feel. Good value.
Cons: Extra charge for shower in shared bathrooms. Located a bit outside the center.
The Port-Royal Hotel offers cheapo-friendly rooms with a grandmotherly touch near the Gobelins Metro stop in the bottom of the 5th. It’s been carefully run by the same family since 1931, and it shows. This place is a well-run operation.
Rooms come in many sizes, and are furnished with simple wooden or metal beds, handsome armoires and desks, and a telephone (no TV). Old-fashioned touches, like restored crown molding and homey wallpaper patterns, make an inviting scene. Free Wi-Fi works throughout the hotel.
The most expensive rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, neatly tiled with either a shower or bathtub. Many rooms, however, have only a sink for washing up and share a toilet and shower in the hallway. It’s important to note that the hotel charges €2.50 for a shower token—which provides just five minutes of water. (Hey, it’s one way to keep the line short!)
We preferred the rooms that look out to the Boulevard Port-Royal, as they’re brighter (and double-paned windows should keep the traffic noise down). However, lighter sleepers should request a room overlooking the small courtyard.
A breakfast is served for €8 in the cozy stone-lined breakfast room downstairs.
While the hotel’s location isn’t the best on our list (it’s a bit too far south to think about easily walking to most sights), it is located right next to a Metro stop and just one stop away from the Port Royal RER stop, which offers direct access to Charles de Gaulle. That’s convenient.
The entire hotel is non-smoking. Happily, it has a normal-sized elevator. The hotel accepts cash and travelers checks (in euros) only. Repeat: No credit cards.
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
About the Port-Royal Hotel neighborhood
The area’s main crossroads is Place d'Italie, surrounded by brutalist tower blocks that can make you forget you are in Paris.