Best hotels in the Latin Quarter
So you’re planning a trip to Paris and want to stay in a central and picturesque neighborhood. Chances are you’ve done a bit of research and decided on the Latin Quarter. Great choice! The Latin Quarter is one of the oldest and most historic districts in Paris. Running along the Seine’s left bank, this area is known mainly for its winding cobblestone streets, lively cafés and famous monuments. Saint-Michel, la Sorbonne, Notre-Dame, just to name a few! But with so much to see and do around every corner, it can be tough to decide where exactly to stay in the area. Luckily I’ve created this guide all about the best hotels in the Latin Quarter.
Keep reading to find your dream hotel in Paris!
1. Relais Christine
In addition to being a gorgeous five star hotel, the Relais Christine is a true neighborhood institution. The Relais is actually located inside a converted Parisian mansion, dating back to 1607! This hotel is definitely the most traditional and luxurious of our list. Relais Christine is ideally located, just a short walk from both Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Cluny-La Sorbonnne metro stations. Since you’re right in the middle of the Latin Quarter, the areas’ famous streets and monuments like Saint-Michel, the Pantheon and Rue Monge are close and easy to find.
Without a doubt one of the neighborhoods’ best kept secrets, many locals don’t even know of the hotel’s existence. Take a walk down the little Rue Christine and you will see what I’m talking about. Expertly hidden away in one of Paris’ most visited areas, the hotel is set at the end of a beautiful stone courtyard and exudes a quiet elegance. Relais Christine has 48 rooms and suites for you to choose from, some even offering duplex options. The rooms are cozy, romantic, and ultimately comfortable. Marble accents, warm mahogany fixtures and ancient artwork add to the classic French charm of the hotel.
In need of a little pampering? Look no further than the Relais’ very own in-house Guerlain spa. Complete with a jacuzzi and a sauna, the spa offers a variety of exquisite spa treatments for both men and women. Relais Christine is also home to a tea house, where you can enjoy a decadent teatime or order room service to your door.
RElais Christine – 3 Rue Christine 75006
2. Hôtel Monge
Of all the places on our list of the best hotels in the Latin Quarter, this one has the ultimate location. Set on the quintessential Rue Monge, the four star Hotel Monge is a gem amidst the surrounding touristy hotels. Right across from the Place Monge metro station, it’s hard to get more central than this! There’s an incredible farmer’s market right across the street from the hotel, and you’re within walking distance of the Latin Quarter’s main attractions. The Pantheon, the bustling Rue Mouffetard, Notre-Dame and the Jardin des Plantes are all less than 15 minutes away. Plus, being right next to the metro, you can easily explore the rest of Paris with public transport!
The Hotel Monge offers a curated selection of rooms and suites, all of which are slightly different. The decoration is reflective of modern romance with a Parisian flair. All rooms are comfortably decorated and are super spacious by Paris standards, though it’s definitely worth it to splurge for a room with a view overlooking the rooftops of Paris, or even the Arènes de Lutèce. This hotel also has air conditioning in every room, which is very important if you plan on visiting Paris in Summer!
There’s not an in-house restaurant, though the hotel does offer breakfast options, either in the salon or room service. Your choice! If you’re looking for a little more relaxation, the Hotel Monge also has a spa and hammam, perfect after a long day of sightseeing.
Hotel monge – 55 Rue Monge 75005
3. Melia Paris – Notre-Dame
As you’ve probably guessed by now, when choosing a hotel in Paris, location is one of the most important factors. You want to be central, but away from the crowds and obvious tourist traps. Well, Hotel Melia is the perfect choice. Less than a block from the river Seine, Hotel Melia is super central, but tucked away to allow for some peace and quiet. The hotel is set in a gorgeous 16th century building, right across from Notre-Dame Cathedral. Easily one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Paris, location doesn’t get much better than this. Plus, this four star hotel is also the most budget-friendly option on our list of best hotels in the Latin Quarter!
Hotel Melia plays to its 16th century heritage, keeping the feel of romance and classicism alive through its decor. Beautiful sweeping staircases, marble accents and of course antique furniture all greet you upon your arrival. Their selection of rooms and luxe rooms are comfortable yet modern and polished. The historic setting and surroundings are what sets this hotel apart. Look out your window and feast your eyes on the ancient charm of the Latin Quarter, some rooms even have a view of Notre-Dame!
Melia paris -Notre-Dame – 7 rue de l’hotel colbert 75005
So now you’ve learned all about the best hotels in the Latin Quarter! In my opinion, this area is really one of the most beautiful and most historic in all of Paris. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to join us on one of our free tours in the area!
Hope to see you soon in Paris!