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Hotel Esmeralda

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#952 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Redding
Reviewed 12 November 2010

The staff speaks enough english to be very helpful. Our room was very clean as I inspected underneath everything before unpacking. The location is the best in Paris. This is not the hotel for you if you can't do stairs or expect everything (cracked bathroom tiles) to be perfect. But if you want clean, comfortable, helpful, reasonably priced, reasonably quiet,...

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Boston
Reviewed 6 July 2010

Booked this hotel upon recommendation from a colleague. The price was right, as was the location. Easy to find, convenient to the subway, several cafes and the charms of the Latin Quarter. Capped almost every evening with a glass of champagne and a dish of delicious olives while people-watching at the lovely cafe around the corner, or with a bottle...

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Westport
Reviewed 1 July 2010

OK the rooms are small and dowdy. However the location, charm and price more than make up it.

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1Thank Cool_Covey
Winter Park, FL
Reviewed 20 April 2010

My daughter and I recently stayed for three nights. I'd heard the hotel referred to as "shabby chic" - no, it's just shabby! Our room was TINY and very worn. I was so concerned when we first walked in that I stripped the bed to check for bugs and even looked at the mattress - very clean. The tiny bathroom...

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3Thank jmac94
Englewood, Florida
Reviewed 7 April 2010

I booked this for a group of 10 and therefor saw 5 rooms, taking the smallest least desireable for myself (which colored my review). I knew what I getting into when I booked. Pros: Like others say - unbeatable location, low price, friendly staff, character... Cons: Character means... old - for better and worse. No lift, hall widths and room...

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2Thank vaudeville
Reviewed 24 March 2010

This lovely hotel is not modern or luxurious. If you dropped a marble on the floor, it would roll all night. But it's in the heart of Paris and bursting with charm. Get a room with a view of Notre Dame. It is TOTALLY worth the few extra Euros. This was a perfect crash pad after long days touring the...

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1Thank AmysMenagerie
Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 26 February 2010

I opted for the La Esmeralda because of its location - in the Latin quarter across the river from Notre Dame. True, the price is good for the location, but I couldn't believe what a dump it is! Paint is peeling, bathroom tiles are cracked and missing...it looks like not a bit of maintenance has been done in the past...

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3Thank dougthefiddler
Central MA
Reviewed 28 January 2010

I decided last minute to visit my sister in Paris who was celebrating her birthday. I had enough miles and away I went. I booked 2 nights at the Esmeralda via E-mail with a fax followup with my creit card info. I stayed with her for me first night in the Marais at the Christian Lacriox decorated le Petit Moulin...

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9Thank PLamarine
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2010

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 4 nights when we were in Paris for a buddy's wedding. The location was excellent, the bed was comfortable, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was a bit too flowery for my liking, and the room was way too small, especially with our luggage taking up space. Felt a bit...

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2Thank stoop72
Reviewed 4 January 2010

If you're after a flashy, modern hotel then this is not for you but I would absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone else. We stayed in room 4 and had a wonderful view of the park across the road and more importantly Notre Dame. It's short walk to all of the beautiful alley ways full of bars and restaurants in...

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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One of the most original hotels in the French capital. Opened over 100 years ago in a 17th century building, the Esmeralda Hotel bears the name of the gypsy girl that, thanks to her grace, illuminated the story by Victor Hugo. Central, well communicated, charming, quiet, comfortable ... Each room is unique and has its own personality. Artists such as Hugo Pratt, Béjart, Gainsbourg ... were regular clients at the hotel. You can also talk about Paris, art and literature as most of our receptionists are writers and poets with PhD at the Sorbonne. Please, do not miss the authentic flavor of the Latin Quarter. Be warmly welcomed at the nearest hotel to Notre Dame for the best value for money in Paris: the staff will immediately address all your queries with their proverbial kindness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esmeralda

Address: 4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Price Range: €93 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Esmeralda 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“DOn't stay if you want to have a good night's sleep!”
jurgenmayes, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 1. If you like climbing stairs, get a higher number floor.”
canarycat13, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would stay there again only for the location”
703abedz, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms are spacious but its a steep climb of 4 stories”
927indirac, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The breakfast on the corner”
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