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Mercure Paris La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Pres
Ranked #412 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Good for Students Without a Tight Budget”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

My friend and I are studying in the UK for the summer and wanted to spend a weekend in Paris. Overall, we were very happy with our stay at the Mercure La Sorbonne. The rooms are small, but that is typical of most hotels in Paris. The location is perfect, especially for college students, as it is located in the Latin Quarter and close to Saint Germain. Personally, this is my favorite district in Paris because of its unique and lively character. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, as well as many boutiques and bars. The metro is about a 5-minute walk down the street (Suny- La Sorbonne, Line 10), making it easy to get anywhere in the city inexpensively (guard your belongings! I was pick-pocketed). It is also very close to the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame, and isn't too far away from the Lourve.

Positives:
- Friendly staff who spoke English well
- Very comfortable beds
- Small balcony to get some fresh air
- Clean hotel
- Great location
- Free wi-fi throughout the hotel
- Public computer in lobby
- Complementary tea and coffee inside room

Negatives:
- When they say you get 2 beds, you actually get two small beds squished literally right next to/touching each other
- Elevator is slow and it's faster to take the stairs
- We needed an electricity converter and the one that they had didn't fit the plugs in the room (very frustrating since we desperately needed our phones that were out of battery)
- I called for an iron, and they asked me to come downstairs to grab it myself. For the expense of the room you would think they'd have good enough service to at least bring it to you themselves
- The shower didn't have a curtain so it was difficult to shower without water flying everywhere

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Mercure La Sorbonne. We are two university females and felt very safe in the area, which was our main concern. I would recommend it to other students; however it is pricey, but it is a million times better than a hostel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

My partner and I had a fantastic stay in this hotel this month. We stayed in room number 333, a great standard double room.

We only had two "problems" during our stay:
1) We had to wait 1 hour after our arrival (one hour after check-in's started) to get our room. This may have been caused by some visitors that didn't check out on time, but we didn't suffer too much from the wait because the reception stored our luggage so that in the meantime we could go outside and look around. (Were it not for this delay, we would have rated the hotel as excellent!)
2) Our showerhead had some minor leakage problems. Some water always came out of the lower part of the handle, but aside from that it was good.

Now over to the GOOD things, and they are many:
- The staff was very friendly, helpful and always at our service.

- If you want to save money by not eating breakfast at the hotel (a bit pricy), there are various of eating options only a walk away.

- WONDERFUL location. No matter if you want to shop or visit the great monuments, this hotel couldn't have been placed any better. Why? Because there is much to see around the hotel, and the metro isn't far away. You can walk to Notre Dame and more. We even walked all the way to l'Arc de Triomphe one day (and took the metro back). Sure, it's a long walk, but then how much do you get to see of the city when you only take the metro?

- The room is clean - no unpleasant smells, no dirty lining, the bathroom is clean, everything is clean.

- The rooms are not super tiny! We read reviews saying they were so, but no, they are not. The standard double room we had had a good size. Only the bathroom was a bit small, but it was still a great bathroom. And then anyway, when in Paris, who wants to spend time in their hotel room except for when it's time to sleep?

- The bed was big and really comfortable.

- We didn't hear our neighbours.

- You can come back to the hotel 4 in the morning and there'll still be someone to open the door for you. They're there 24/7!

- When you check out, you can keep your luggage in the hotel. You are not told that you have to pick it up before a certain hour, either. That means you can spend one more day in Paris without having to drag around a heavy suitcase.

We had a wonderful stay in Paris thanks to this great hotel, and we will definitely come back.

Room Tip: Couples shouldn't need anything bigger than a standard double room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Great location - within 5 minutes walk from Notre Dame and the banks of the Seine. Quiet back-street location away from the hussle and bussle. Worth returning to and to use as a base for future business trips to Paris.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Arnauddupin, Directeur général at Mercure Paris La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Pres, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comment posted on TripAdvisor further to your recent stay at Hotel Mercure Paris La Sorbonne.

We are indeed located in the heart of Paris, very close to Notre Dame, in a particularly nice neighborhood on the edge of the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-Des-Prés. It is an ideal location for exploring Paris.

Yes, our 47 rooms hotel consists in two buildings combined into one. Each building is looking over a quiet street: rue de la Sorbonne on one side, and rue Champollion on the other side (75005 Paris). But half or our rooms are looking over an interior courtyard, providing even more quietness.

We were most pleased to learn that your stay with us met your expectations and we hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you again in the near future.

Yours sincerely.

Maria Pires
Assistant Manager
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Typically small rooms and tight bathrooms but otherwise pleasant and predictable. We had breakfast a couple of times...a nice assortment of items, a bit overpriced but worthwhile since we were traveling with two teenagers and they needed food to start the day. (For a quick and inexpensive alternative, there's a nice little patisserie next door run by a friendly owner.) Attentive service in dining room and at front desk. Located across the street from la Sorbonne, easy walk to restaurants, metro and RER.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Additional Information about Mercure Paris La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Pres

Property: Mercure Paris La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Pres
Address: 14 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#252 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#368 Business Hotel in Paris
#420 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,267 - ₹ 22,228
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Paris La Sorbonne Saint Germain des Pres 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will be staying right at the heart of Paris, on the border of the 5th and 6th arrondissements, opposite the Sorbonne University, between the Latin Quarter (5) and Saint Germain des Prés (6), 5 minutes' walk from Notre Dame, the Panthéon, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sénat. Fully renovated in an intimate, relaxing and contemporary decor, the Mercure Paris la Sorbonne hotel is ideally located whether your stay is for business or leisure. Soufflot public car park is close by. ... more   less 
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