Prince Albert Louvre
5 Rue Saint Hyacinthe, Paris, France
Doubles from: $145 to $159
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Prince Albert Louvre is a true Cheapo gem: a somewhat affordable two-star hotel in a five-star neighborhood, just a few blocks from the Jardin des Tuileries and Louvre.
Pros: Swanky, elegant décor. Clean, well-equipped rooms. Chic neighborhood.
Cons: No air conditioning in single rooms. Rooms on the small side. Not terribly "cheapo."
The moment we entered the glitzy lobby of the two-star Hotel Prince Albert Louvre, we started jonesing for smoking jackets, slinky gowns and satin lounge pajamas. This swanky (but affordable) hotel is as artful and chic as the neighborhood in which it resides (its neighbors include the Marché St-Honoré, the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries).
The Prince Albert’s 30 rooms are clean, carpeted and decked out with chandeliers, antiques and comfy chairs. The double and triple rooms are air conditioned, and fans are available in single rooms. Rooms are on the small side and equipped with a TV, minibar, telephone and free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel).
The posh bathrooms, many of which have been renovated, have clean showers and bathtubs are available (request ahead).
Downstairs, things are hardly typical in the Prince Albert’s lobby. We half-expected Katharine Hepburn or Cary Grant to suddenly appear in the Prince Albert’s lavish Hollywood-esque lounge gone baroque. We were mesmerized by the crystal chandeliers, Egyptian art, Parisian murals and mosaic-tiled floors.
Breakfast is available for €7.
Rates at the Prince Albert Louvre are not, by any means, the cheapest in the city. However, we think it still merits an "Editor's Pick," given its incredibly central and chic location.
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, 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
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
5 Rue Saint Hyacinthe
1st: Châtelet / Palais Royale / Louvre, Paris, France
About the Prince Albert Louvre neighborhood
Located to the west of Châtelet, the area surrounding the Louvre museum is an art lover's playground. The quarter boasts grand Haussmann-style boulevards leading to the gold dome of the Opéra and the banks of the Seine. The quarter's biggest draw is the Louvre museum and the Seine-side Jardin des Tuileries.