Hotel Le Notre Dame Rating: 3.5 Pearls
5th Arrondissement (Latin Quarter), Paris, Ile-de-France

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Pros

  • A 400-year-old historic property steps from Notre Dame and the Seine
  • Rooms (designed by Christian LaCroix) have eclectic decor and funky furniture
  • Top-floor rooms have outstanding views of the Notre Dame and Seine
  • 26-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and laptop-fitting safes
  • Lounge area for drinks offer Notre Dame views
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Courtyard rooms lack light and views
  • Bathrooms, though modern, are small
  • Street noise is a problem for some, due to location on busy intersection
  • Restaurant serves breakfast only (not included in room rate)

Bottom Line

Perhaps the best aspect of this mid-range hotel is its close proximity (literally steps) to Notre Dame Cathedral. This also means guests have direct access to the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain for unbeatable culture and many restaurants. But it's not only about the location -- the rooms, designed by Christian LaCroix, are something special, with funky colors, fabrics, and eccentric touches everywhere. The building is about 400 years old, so it has some quirks. For example, the lobby is on the second floor, and guests have to lug their bags up the stairs to get there (the elevator doesn't go there). For the young and adventurous, the Hotel Le Notre Dame is a great choice. The area is bustling with vendors, tourists, and traffic, which brings in a bit of noise but also a lot of excitement. But for those who want to relax and have a lot of options in the hotel itself, they won't find it here -- aside from the necessity to climb stairs, there is no fitness center, or restaurant (though there is a breakfast served).

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 Location

A fantastic Latin Quarter location, steps from Notre Dame and the Seine

This hotel's location has a perfect mix of proximity to tourist sites and local flavor. It is, of course, steps from the Notre Dame Cathedral (as well as the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens) -- and it offers some extraordinary views of the Seine. It's on the edge of the Left Bank, right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, so when guests have had their fill of tourist sites they can explore historic streets and discover booksellers, theatres, and a number of restaurants and bars in the area. For public transport, the Mauber-Mutualite or Saint-Michel Metro stations are nearby helping to make it easy to travel throughout Paris.

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.

  • 23-minute drive to Orly Airport (ORL)
  • 29-minute drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
  • Steps from the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Steps to the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens
  • 3-minute walk to many restaurants and cafes
  • 6-minute drive to the Louvre Museum
  • 6-minute drive to Musee d'Orsay
  • 7-minute drive to Palais Garnier, Place d'Opera
  • 7-minute drive to Grand Palais
  • 7-minute drive to Theatre Marigny
  • 8-minute drive to Tuileries Gardens
  • 9-minute drive to Theatre des Champs-Elysees
  • 9-minute drive to L'Arc de Triomphe
  • 12-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower
  • 13-minute drive to Gare Du Nord (Eurostar)
  • 19-minute drive to Sacre Coeur

 Bottom Line

Perhaps the best aspect of this mid-range hotel is its close proximity (literally steps) to Notre Dame Cathedral. This also means guests have direct access to the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain for unbeatable culture and many restaurants. But it's not only about the location -- the rooms, designed by Christian LaCroix, are something special, with funky colors, fabrics, and eccentric touches everywhere. The building is about 400 years old, so it has some quirks. For example, the lobby is on the second floor, and guests have to lug their bags up the stairs to get there (the elevator doesn't go there). For the young and adventurous, the Hotel Le Notre Dame is a great choice. The area is bustling with vendors, tourists, and traffic, which brings in a bit of noise but also a lot of excitement. But for those who want to relax and have a lot of options in the hotel itself, they won't find it here -- aside from the necessity to climb stairs, there is no fitness center, or restaurant (though there is a breakfast served).

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Address

  • 1 Quai Saint-Michel, 75009 Paris, France

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

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Hotel Information

Location: 5th Arrondissement (Latin Quarter), Paris
Address: 1 Quai Saint-Michel, 75009 Paris, France
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