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Cozy interiors are charming but compact
The Hotel Le Clos Medicis has a lot going for it — if you can overlook its tiny rooms. This quaint boutique is housed in an 18th century building at the crossroads of Saint Germain des Près and the Latin Quarter, just a short walk to the Luxembourg Gardens. It offers a lovely lobby [[lounge] with a wood-burning fireplace and 24-hour bar. Decor is classic and comfortable, with nods to old-world Europe and (for some reason) safari themes. Think animal sketches and wooden accents.
There is also a cozy breakfast room on-site serving hearty continental fare daily, which can also be delivered to guests' rooms or enjoyed in the hotel's private courtyard on nice days (but it is not included in the room rate). Afternoon tea and drinks can also be taken in the courtyard. One of the main draws is the hotel's location on the Left Bank, which is within walking distance of the Luxembourg Gardens and Notre Dame Cathedral. It is also near several metro lines and bus stops, which include direct lines to both major airports.
Excellent Left Bank location, just around the corner from the Luxembourg Garden
Hotel Le Clos Medicis is located on the Left Bank, in an area removed from hordes of tourists, at the junction of Saint Germain des Prés and the Latin Quarter. It's surrounded by quiet streets and restaurants, and is within easy walking distance of two metro stations, which include lines to both airports. The metro can take visitors to all the major sights in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower. The Luxembourg Gardens are just around the corner.
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 Light" 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.
Individually decorated rooms with wood-beamed ceilings are charming, but they are also trés petit and in need of some TLC
Each room at the Hotel Le Clos Medicis is individually decorated. This can be charming, but it also means the quality of the rooms is inconsistent. Some are bright with lovely details -- such as wood-beamed ceilings, stylish furniture, and built-in closets -- but others are a bit dull with furniture beginning to show its age. All rooms come with lovely windows that overlook either the garden courtyard or Rue Monsieur Le Prince. They also feature solid amenities, including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and minibars. But the rooms are tiny, even for Paris standards, with the largest suite coming in at just 300 square feet; most rooms are between 120 and 160 square feet. Bathrooms are small as well and most have shower/tub combos. Rollaways are not available, and cribs are charged per night. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request.
Room categories include Classic, Superior, Deluxe, and Triple Rooms; the main differences between them are square footage (though all are under 200 square feet), bed type, and decor.
The quaint and cozy Hotel Le Clos Medicis exudes old-world Parisian charm throughout its 18th century building, which located on Paris' Left Bank just around the corner from the Luxembourg Gardens. From the beamed ceilings to the lovely courtyard, this 38-room boutique property is warm and welcoming -- but not luxurious. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a 24-hour lounge on-site, but breakfast is not included in the room rate and rooms (though charming) are very small and show signs of age.