For me, this hotel was perfection. Its top selling point is its location - just around the corner from the Metro, and you can walk to all the major sights - Notre Dame, the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou, shopping on Boulevard St Germain, antique shops on the Rue Jacob, St Sulpice, etc., etc. I have to admit that the Arc de Triomphe was too far away - though not for my walking-mad travel partner - and I insisted on taking the metro... There are plenty of restaurants close by, and I grew oddly fond of the breakfast they offered (every day the same - one croissant, one piece of baguette, one miniature jar of jam, one butter pat, and as much coffee as you want, included in room rate). The hotel is in an old home on a tiny, quiet, charming street. As others have noted, the stairs are steep and narrow, but our room happened to be directly off the lobby (it was sort of weird to hear people eating breakfast outside the room - I'd recommend earplugs for this room), and was wonderfully situated to pop in to grab a jacket or take a break in between sights. (There are two rooms right off the lobby.) The room was smallish and rather dark, as the window opened only onto the tiniest of courtyards. The plus side of that was that we could - and often did - sleep quite late, because the light was pretty much the same any time of day. The bathroom was spacious and I have GOT to find out where I can purchase one of those wonderful towel warmers. Heat was a radiator that worked well. Flooring was jute or something like that with a pleasant texture underfoot. Front desk staff were helpful and courteous. I would definitely stay there again if given the chance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a 17th century old mansion situated in a very quiet street, Hotel du Lys is one of the best offers in Paris for its location, services and reasonable prices. It is located on the left bank, in a stone’s throw from the Seine river, and in walking distance of Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg 's garden, Saint Germain des Prés, Beaubourg, Saint Louis island, Invalides, Sainte Chapelle and the Musee d’Orsay ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Lys Hotel
- Du Lys Paris