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Yes, the Pont Royal hotel I am considering is on rue Montalambert.
The hotels are one next to the other. I believe thay actually share a wall.
Montalembert is a more modern style. Port Royal has more old school design. Both are very nice.Edited: 24 August 2018, 22:08
The Montalembert is a lovely hotel in a great location. Stayed there once. Make sure you are in the larger rooms as their regular ones are miniscule. I still have a headache remembering the size of the room.
I've been to both though I not stayed at both. L'Atelier Joel Robuchon is in Hotel Pont Royal and so I saw the hotel as part of a visit to the restaurant. It seems to be great. As phread said the hotels are literally right next to each other and the main difference I could see is in the decor. Hotel Montalembert is slightly closer to the river by about 10 steps. You just can't get a superior room at the Montalembert for 2 people -- it is just too small (been there done that and had to get an upgrade). If you were going in the winter, I would say go for the Montalembert because of their lovely library with the fireplace but for next week, I think either place is fine. I don't know about the Hotel Pont Royal but the Montalembert is very dog friendly if that matters to you. I like the decor of the Montalembert better but I don't know if that difference in decor would be worth the money to me if the difference in price is more than $25 per night.
We stayed at the Montalembert once when we were attending a meeting (& the group picked the hotel). The location was fine, the room was miniscule but comfortable. The room felt as if we were staying in a well planned-out cabin on someone’s stylish yacht, every amenity but no room to spread out.
The public areas were also very chic, with the staff all looking like runway models and dressed all in black. I’m from downtown NYC so I “got” the vibe they were going for, but frankly it is not what I prefer when I am in Paris. The Montalembert is not a place I would choose to stay when I’m making the choice, but it’s just not my cup of tea — could not complain about the hotel itself. The service was certainly excellent at the Montalembert.
I have never stayed at the Pont Royal, so can’t compare the two.
If I were staying again in that immediate neighborhood, I’d personally prefer the Hotel Duc de Saint Simon, which is more charming and less trendy-chic in style than the Montalembert. But different people have different tastes, and the Montalembert is very nice if their style is to your taste.