Pros

  • Near the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, the Rodin Museum, and the market street Rue Cler
  • On a quiet residential side street two blocks from the Ecole Militaire Metro station
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs and safes; two wheelchair-accessible rooms are available
  • Some rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower or the gold dome of Invalides
  • Light-filled breakfast room has sitting area with glass-atrium ceiling
  • Breakfast (fee) includes eggs, bacon, ham, yogurt, and cheese
  • Computer and printer in the lobby for public use
  • Consistently well-reviewed service
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Few amenities: no full restaurant, bar, or gym
  • No mini-fridges or coffee/tea facilities in the rooms
  • No bathtubs
  • Food not allowed in the rooms
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Bottom Line

Hotel Muguet is a widely adored, family-run boutique hotel within a 15-minute walk of the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, and the Rodin Museum. Most of the 40 spotless rooms are a decent size for Paris, and all come with LED TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi, but no mini-fridges. The hotel's most special rooms have a view of the Eiffel Tower or the gold dome of Invalides. As a small Parisian hotel, there is only one common area to speak of: the skylit breakfast room, where, for a fee, guests can begin their day with unlimited eggs, sausage, bacon, and pastries. The nearby Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel is a good option for travelers looking for in-room minibars and on-site parking.

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Hotel Muguet

Scene

A hidden gem with a loyalist following

Since it opened in 1967, Hotel Muguet has been run by three generations of the same family. Today, the granddaughter of the original owner oversees nearly every aspect of the hotel. Hotel Muguet closed for two and a half months in 2016 to renovate the guest bathrooms and the lobby, where it replaced marble tiling, wood paneling, and dark leather easy chairs with wood-finished floors, light walls, and jewel-tone seating, like chartreuse and teal chairs and a burgundy, high-back love seat. Past the lobby is a glassed-in sitting room that looks out onto a small, lovely back patio filled with plants; the garden does not have sitting areas, but the combination of light and vegetation are welcome additions. Guests, primarily from North and South America, often come by word of mouth. The hotel has a real reputation for its high quality, reasonable rates, solid service, and quiet location on a side street near major attractions. Most new guests quickly become loyalists and cannot wait to return.

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Location

One block from the Invalides and a 17-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower

The hotel is situated in a very quiet residential (read: non-touristy) neighborhood on the Left Bank. The hotel is around the corner from Invalides and within a 15- to 20-minute walk of the Eiffel Tower, the Quai Branly Museum, and the Rodin Museum. The Musee d'Orsay is just a little further -- about 22 minutes by foot. The pedestrian-friendly market street Rue Cler, three blocks away, is lined with food shops, cafes, and cocktail bars. The neighborhood is extremely quiet in the month of August, when much of the city empties out; at this time of year, the nearby Montparnasse neighborhood will have more dining options. Ecole Militaire, the nearest Metro stop, is two blocks from the hotel.

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Rooms

Cozy rooms with French windows -- some with views

Illuminated, flower-etched wood walls and deep purple carpeting with peacock feathers or swirling patterns immediately catch the eye in Muguet's 40 rooms. Gray velour drapes and bedding -- accented with either dark purple or bright fuchsia -- add to the look. The decor is a little on the dark side, but French windows provide natural light. With the exception of the one-person Single Rooms, all rooms are a decent size for Paris. All come with air-conditioning, safes, LED flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There are no minibars or mini-fridges, and food is not allowed in the rooms. The hotel does not currently offer coffee and tea in the rooms.

All rooms have stand-in showers in the bathrooms; there are no tubs. Bathrooms, which were renovated in 2016, also have heated towel racks, hairdryers, and Damana bath products.

Rooms either face the street or the garden; the most coveted units have views of the Eiffel Tower or Invalides. One very special room, one of the three in the Romantic category, has a little balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower. (The other two have views of Invalides, and no balcony or terrace.) Two rooms are accessible for wheelchairs. Rooms are available for one to three people, and connecting rooms are available. 

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Features

Paid breakfast buffet featuring eggs and bacon

In keeping with most Parisian boutique hotels, Hotel Muguet has few common features to speak of. The main amenity is the bright breakfast room, which gets lots of natural light from its glass ceiling. For a fee, guests can get unlimited access to the breakfast buffet, which includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, yogurt, cheese, meats, pastries, and more. Note that no other meals are available on-site and there are no mini-fridges in the rooms. Guests can store leftovers in a communal hotel fridge. There is a computer and a printer available for guests in the lobby. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

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