Hotel Duc De Saint-Simon Rating: 4.0 Pearls
6th Arrondissement (St-Germain-des-Pres and Luxembourg), Paris, Ile-de-France

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Pros

  • Classic boutique hotel with Parisian decor
  • On a quiet street, nearby Saint Germain and Musee d'Orsay
  • Clean and comfortable rooms with antique decor
  • Cozy underground setting for breakfast and drinks at the bar
  • Impressive room service menu and wine list
  • Modern perks include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • A shuttle or private driver can be arranged in advance of arrival
  • Some rooms have balconies overlooking a pretty courtyard

Cons

  • Rooms are pricey compared to others in the neighborhood
  • Breakfast comes with a fee
  • The hotel attracts an older clientele; not for the party crowd

Bottom Line

The Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon is a classic choice for those seeking a traditional Parisian hotel with historic and romantic touches. It is said to be the place where Lauren Bacall stays while in Paris, which might help describe the guests who best fit in here: people of a certain age, with a certain budget. Rooms are not cheap, but the hotel sees many repeat visitors thanks to its great location on the Left Bank near Saint Germain and the Musee d'Orsay. The property is split by an outdoor terrace, and has a labyrinth feel on the inside with a series of small lounge areas. Head downstairs to the underground cave for breakfast or cocktails, and marvel at the oil paintings and Persian rugs. Comfortable rooms come in three sizes: Classic, Superior, or Suite, and -- like other areas of the hotel -- are decorated in rich fabrics and antique furniture (even the keys are antique). Room perks include flat-screen TVs, large bathrooms (by European standards), and plush bathrobes. Some rooms offer a private terrace or balcony, providing a nice spot to enjoy a glass of champagne from the hotel's impressive wine list.

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 Location

A quiet street on the Left Bank, close to the Musee D'Orsay and Saint Germain

This boutique hotel has a great location on the Left Bank, just a short walk to Musee D'Orsay and Saint Germain for access to a number of luxury shopping boutiques, bookstores, and art galleries. The Montparnasse metro station is within easy reach, and staff at the hotel will arrange a shuttle or private driver for trips to the airport or day tours. Guests can while away the day with a long walk along the Seine, and then visit one of the bistros, patisseries, and fruit stands in the area. In fact, the French restaurant La Ferme Saint-Simon -- just steps from the property -- is said to be exquisite.

Paris is one of Europe's most densely populated cities, and is currently one of the world's most important business and cultural metropolises. Known as "The City of Lights" for its growth during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris is home to some of the world's most luxurious fashion (Hermes, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent), iconic museums and structures, as well as major media and business outlets.

  • 25-minute drive to Orly Airport
  • 31-minute drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Musee d'Orsay
  • 17-minute walk or 6-minute drive to Tuileries Gardens
  • 22-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Grand Palais
  • 22-minute walk or 10-minute drive to the Louvre Museum
  • 24-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Theatre Marigny
  • 6-minute drive to Theatre des Champs-Elysees
  • 7-minute drive to L'Arc de Triomphe
  • 8-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower
  • 10-minute drive to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 14-minute drive to Palais Garnier, Place d'Opera
  • 16-minute drive to Gare Du Nord (Eurostar)
  • 17-minute drive to Sacre Coeur

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon is a classic choice for those seeking a traditional Parisian hotel with historic and romantic touches. It is said to be the place where Lauren Bacall stays while in Paris, which might help describe the guests who best fit in here: people of a certain age, with a certain budget. Rooms are not cheap, but the hotel sees many repeat visitors thanks to its great location on the Left Bank near Saint Germain and the Musee d'Orsay. The property is split by an outdoor terrace, and has a labyrinth feel on the inside with a series of small lounge areas. Head downstairs to the underground cave for breakfast or cocktails, and marvel at the oil paintings and Persian rugs. Comfortable rooms come in three sizes: Classic, Superior, or Suite, and -- like other areas of the hotel -- are decorated in rich fabrics and antique furniture (even the keys are antique). Room perks include flat-screen TVs, large bathrooms (by European standards), and plush bathrobes. Some rooms offer a private terrace or balcony, providing a nice spot to enjoy a glass of champagne from the hotel's impressive wine list.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 34
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: 6th Arrondissement (St-Germain-des-Pres and Luxembourg), Paris
Address: 14 rue de Saint Simon, 75007 Paris, France
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