Pros

  • Great Montparnasse location near restaurants and shops
  • Walk to Jardin du Luxembourg in five minutes
  • Vavin Metro station just around the corner
  • Breakfast buffet with hot and cold options
  • Modern, plush, art-themed rooms with air-conditioning and minibars
  • Fantastic courtyard garden terrace
  • Cozy lounge bar
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Wi-Fi is slow and unreliable in some rooms
  • Most major tourist attractions are not within easy walking distance
  • No parking available
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Bottom Line

Nestled in central Paris between Gare Montparnasse and Jardin du Luxembourg, the 54-room Hotel A La Villa des Artistes is a three-pearl hotel with a stylish, artsy theme. With modern, neutral rooms that include comforts like en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs, the hotel also features a small bar and a lovely garden terrace that's a great for morning coffee. Surrounded by Montparnasse restaurants, bars, and theaters, the hotel is ideal for visitors who don’t mind taking the metro to destinations like the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, as walks to these sights can be long. Guests who want to stay closer to Notre Dame should compare rates and features with Hotel Albe Saint Michel, though the hotel has fewer public areas. 

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Things You Should Know About Hotel A La Villa Des Artistes

Also Known As

  • BEST WESTERN Villa Des Artistes

Address

9 rue de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris 75006, France

Website

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Hotel A La Villa Des Artistes

Scene

Hotel with boutique-style atmosphere for tourists and business travelers

Situated in a six-story residential-style building, the hotel claims that famous artists like playwright Samuel Beckett and painter Amedeo Modigliani once stayed here, which is reflected in the Cubist and Surrealist prints throughout the hallways. From the red-and-black checkerboard floor and retro velvet armchair in the tiny, gray-walled lobby to the tree-lined garden terrace and cozy, stylish bar with contemporary geometric light fixtures, the hotel more closely resembles a designer boutique property. The morning buffet breakfast crowd sits both indoors and outdoors on nice days, and the hotel's clientele is mostly comprised of guests looking for mid-range values -- business travelers, tourists, and families alike.

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Location

In quiet Montparnasse/St. Germaine area near restaurants and shops but a Metro ride away from attractions

Situated in Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood, the hotel is surrounded by traditional apartment buildings and surrounded by shops, cafes, bistros, and restaurants. The gorgeous Jardin du Luxembourg and the iconic Montparnasse Cemetary (the final resting place of author Jean Paul Sartre) are both a five-minute walk from the hotel. The Vavin Metro station is just around the corner, a four-minute walk, and most of Paris’ main tourist attractions can be reached in less than 30 minutes (Notre-Dame in 23 minutes, the Louvre in 25 minutes, and the Eiffel Tower in 25 minutes). Charles de Gaulle Airport takes 45 minutes to reach by car or taxi while Orly Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel, though both may be reached by public transportation in about an hour. 

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Rooms

Modern, artsy rooms with air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs

The artistic flair throughout the hotel carries over into guest rooms, which range from small Classic Rooms (12 square meters, or 129 square feet) to spacious two-floor suites (32 square meters, or 344 square feet). Good beds with shimmery bed runners have decorative panels mounted above them that vary between rooms, from abstract geometric patterns with embedded mirrors in some Classic Rooms to photographic murals in Superior Rooms. The look is modern and colors throughout are soothing beiges and golds, with striped, carpeted floors and plush, upholstered walls. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, safes, desks with a leather armchair, individual air-conditioning, electric kettles, minibars, and free Wi-Fi, though it can be spotty. Contemporary gray-tiled bathrooms are compact and generally have little counter space, though they do include toiletries. Classic Room bathrooms have narrow glass showers, but larger category rooms have bathtub/shower combos, though we did see a bit of dirty grout in the Superior Room tiles when we visited.

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Features

Lovely garden terrace, on-site bar, breakfast buffet, and free Wi-Fi

Mid-range properties in Paris don't usually come with a host of features, and while this small hotel isn't loaded with them either, the garden terrace is a stand-out here and guests can take the hotel's breakfast, which includes hot and cold options, outdoors or in the bright breakfast room. Breakfast is only included with some bookings and the hotel also has a small but classy lounge bar for cocktails in the evening. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, but can be spotty, and the hotel has an elevator and a 24-hour front desk as well as a small computer station with a printer for guest use. Airport transfers can be arranged as can babysitting services, but unfortunately, there is no on-site parking and pets are not allowed. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Tennis Court

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