Pros

  • Within walking distance to the Louvre Museum and metro stations
  • Pleasant, modern rooms include flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Some rooms have terraces and separate living rooms
  • Attached to the Michelin-starred L'atelier restaurant
  • Library lounge, bar, and room service
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Landscaped Japanese garden
  • Small fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment
  • One child under the age of 12 stays for free
  • Breakfast buffet (for a fee)
  • Free (low-speed) Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Rooms and suites are small
  • Some rooms have views of brick walls
  • Complaints that breakfast selection doesn't match its price
  • High-speed Wi-Fi costs a fee
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Bottom Line

Opposite the Saint Thomas d’Aquin church in the artistic and cultural center of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel Pont Royal is an upscale hotel with a literary past. Its 65 rooms are elegant with simplistic furnishings and include minibars and the option of a terrace and separate living room. Direct access to the famed L'atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant, a bar, fitness center, and a meeting room round out the property, and the library lounge is a lovely spot for afternoon tea. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the property, however, only at a low speed. Travelers could also consider the luxury Bel Ami hotel, which has a fun, contemporary design and a spa. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Pont Royal

Scene

Elegant boutique hotel with a literary and artistic history 

Built in 1923, Hotel Pont Royal is in a tan stone building with carvings of grape vines and terraces with iron-vine latticework. The boutique hotel has a literary and artistic past with patrons like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miro who visited the Signature Bar. It pays homage to its literary past with framed photographs of writers and painters and their letters or quotes throughout the hotel. Guests check into a lobby with stone floors with gray diamond designs, a dark wooden desk, and a central red chandelier. Curved benches in plush, red fabric surround a table topped with a vase of fresh flowers in the center of the lobby. Signature Bar, the hotel’s on-site bar, has a decor reminiscent of an old cigar bar: mahogany walls and bar, dim lighting, low leather chairs, and wooden floors. In contrast, the hotel’s library lounge, Salon Velin has purple carpet, plush chairs, and couches, Japanese-inspired artwork, and a forest green antique wood stove. The breakfast lounge, Salon Mosaique, has a sleeker style with purple and gray chairs, exquisite paintings of peacocks on the walls, skylights, and a wall-to-wall window that opens onto a Japanese garden. Most of the hotel's clients are couples who congregate in the breakfast room or in the lounge. 

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Location

Within walking distance to the Louvre and near public transportation

Hotel Pont Royal is conveniently located in the center of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in front of the Saint Thomas d’Aquin church and near public transportation. It’s an artistic and cultural center full of galleries, publishing houses, and museums. The Rue du Bac metro station takes two minutes to reach on foot. The hotel is about a 20-minute walk from both the Rue de la Paix, a famous upscale shopping avenue, and Place Vendome, the famed square sporting Napoleon I's tower. The Louvre Museum is a 12-minute walk away. It takes 18 minutes on foot to reach one end of the Champs-Elysees. The Eiffel Tower is a 35-minute subway ride or a 14-minute drive away. There are a variety of dining options on surrounding streets. Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 35-minute to one-hour drive away, depending on traffic. 

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with minibars and the option of a separate living room and balcony

Hotel Pont Royals rooms are elegant but small, though they're somewhat standard for a Parisian hotel. Some rooms have a purple color scheme while others have a light blue or orange color scheme appearing in the curtains, bed runners, pillows, chairs, and couches. Certain furnishings are used throughout the hotel such as dark cherry-wood furniture, art pieces above the beds, and heavy curtains. The look is contemporary but far from fashion-forward, and certain details like the wall-to-wall carpets and bed skirts feel old-hat. Each room includes a flat-screen TV and a minibar, while Suites also have coffeemakers, separate living rooms, and the option of a small balcony or, if booking the Panoramic Suite, a large terrace with woven furnishings. The bathrooms have glossy tiled walls and floors, wooden shelves above the toilets, deep tubs with handheld showerheads, and turquoise granite countertops. Fragonard toiletries, robes and slippers, and hairdryers are provided. It pays to confirm your room's views, as some have views of brick walls.

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Features

Breakfast buffet, bar, fitness center, and a meeting room

Guests at this hotel can begin their day with a breakfast buffet in the Salon Mosaique, a breakfast room that opens onto a Japanese garden. The breakfast is included in some rates, though it’s costly as a stand-alone fee, and some guests complain the price doesn't match the offerings. The Signature Bar, the on-site bar and lounge, serves light dishes and drinks for lunch and dinner. The bar’s food and the hotel’s room service is provided by L'atelier de Joël Robuchon, the upscale, Michelin-starred restaurant located next door and accessed through the lobby. There’s a small fitness center with three cardio machines, one weight machine, and a single shower. Business travelers can make use of the hotel’s fully equipped meeting space and free low-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, though a higher speed of Wi-Fi costs a daily fee. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Pont Royal

Scene

Elegant boutique hotel with a literary and artistic history 

Built in 1923, Hotel Pont Royal is in a tan stone building with carvings of grape vines and terraces with iron-vine latticework. The boutique hotel has a literary and artistic past with patrons like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miro who visited the Signature Bar. It pays homage to its literary past with framed photographs of writers and painters and their letters or quotes throughout the hotel. Guests check into a lobby with stone floors with gray diamond designs, a dark wooden desk, and a central red chandelier. Curved benches in plush, red fabric surround a table topped with a vase of fresh flowers in the center of the lobby. Signature Bar, the hotel’s on-site bar, has a decor reminiscent of an old cigar bar: mahogany walls and bar, dim lighting, low leather chairs, and wooden floors. In contrast, the hotel’s library lounge, Salon Velin has purple carpet, plush chairs, and couches, Japanese-inspired artwork, and a forest green antique wood stove. The breakfast lounge, Salon Mosaique, has a sleeker style with purple and gray chairs, exquisite paintings of peacocks on the walls, skylights, and a wall-to-wall window that opens onto a Japanese garden. Most of the hotel's clients are couples who congregate in the breakfast room or in the lounge. 

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Location

Within walking distance to the Louvre and near public transportation

Hotel Pont Royal is conveniently located in the center of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in front of the Saint Thomas d’Aquin church and near public transportation. It’s an artistic and cultural center full of galleries, publishing houses, and museums. The Rue du Bac metro station takes two minutes to reach on foot. The hotel is about a 20-minute walk from both the Rue de la Paix, a famous upscale shopping avenue, and Place Vendome, the famed square sporting Napoleon I's tower. The Louvre Museum is a 12-minute walk away. It takes 18 minutes on foot to reach one end of the Champs-Elysees. The Eiffel Tower is a 35-minute subway ride or a 14-minute drive away. There are a variety of dining options on surrounding streets. Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 35-minute to one-hour drive away, depending on traffic. 

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with minibars and the option of a separate living room and balcony

Hotel Pont Royals rooms are elegant but small, though they're somewhat standard for a Parisian hotel. Some rooms have a purple color scheme while others have a light blue or orange color scheme appearing in the curtains, bed runners, pillows, chairs, and couches. Certain furnishings are used throughout the hotel such as dark cherry-wood furniture, art pieces above the beds, and heavy curtains. The look is contemporary but far from fashion-forward, and certain details like the wall-to-wall carpets and bed skirts feel old-hat. Each room includes a flat-screen TV and a minibar, while Suites also have coffeemakers, separate living rooms, and the option of a small balcony or, if booking the Panoramic Suite, a large terrace with woven furnishings. The bathrooms have glossy tiled walls and floors, wooden shelves above the toilets, deep tubs with handheld showerheads, and turquoise granite countertops. Fragonard toiletries, robes and slippers, and hairdryers are provided. It pays to confirm your room's views, as some have views of brick walls.

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Features

Breakfast buffet, bar, fitness center, and a meeting room

Guests at this hotel can begin their day with a breakfast buffet in the Salon Mosaique, a breakfast room that opens onto a Japanese garden. The breakfast is included in some rates, though it’s costly as a stand-alone fee, and some guests complain the price doesn't match the offerings. The Signature Bar, the on-site bar and lounge, serves light dishes and drinks for lunch and dinner. The bar’s food and the hotel’s room service is provided by L'atelier de Joël Robuchon, the upscale, Michelin-starred restaurant located next door and accessed through the lobby. There’s a small fitness center with three cardio machines, one weight machine, and a single shower. Business travelers can make use of the hotel’s fully equipped meeting space and free low-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, though a higher speed of Wi-Fi costs a daily fee. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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