The Best Hotels in Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain is the area in Paris’s gorgeous 6th Arrondissement surrounding the city’s oldest church, Eglise Saint Germain des Prés. This is a fantastic part of town for visitors to be based in, and there’s a lot to see without leaving the arrondissement. In fact that’s the main risk.As well as several galleries and major landmarks, and a slew of great bars and cafes, St Germain has a large number of hotels. But to help you choose our Gurus have curated a list, ranging from the Christian Lacroix designed Le Bellechasse to the superbly located Hotel Verneuil, a recently refurbished gem.

Best Hotels in St Germain for foodies

  • If good food is one of your main criteria when it comes to choosing the best hotels in St Germain then check in to L'Hotel. This flamboyant abode is where Oscar Wilde used to live, and now has a superb Michelin starred restaurant and a small plunge pool.

  • Another property with good in house dining is the Montalembert, a stalwart boutique hotel with a choice between modern and classic rooms in the heart of the Left Bank.

Close to the Luxembourg Gardens

If your Paris plan is to play flaneur in the Café des Deux Magots or the Café de Flore, both favourite haunts of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre, and stretch your legs in the Luxembourg Gardens, then the best hotels in St Germain for you might be either

Best Hotels in St Germain for sight seeing

As well as the church and the gardens, the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay are also close by, as are the Eugene Delacroix museum and the Mundolingua languages museum.

  • If you’re here to sight see the best hotels in Saint Germain might be the Hotel Saint Vincent, a great value option in a quiet street,
  • the elegant Hotel Recamier,

Best Boutique Hotels

  • If you're looking for a boutique hotel, then try Le Placide a relatively new offering with 11 chic, contemporary bedrooms.

  • Or at the traditional end of the boutique scale try the romance of the Hotel d'Aubusson , a handsome, 17th Century honey-coloured stone house on the left bank.

If you haven’t found anything on our list of the best hotels in St Germain which appeals to you, then maybe check out our Guru’s pick of the neighbouring Latin Quarter, or have a look at our complete guide to the best places to stay in Paris.

  • Le Bellechasse


    Enjoy the riot of colour, pattern and fresco in a remarkable Christian Lacroix-designed hotel. Fun and frivolous, the rooms are comfortable and unique. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace or in your room, before stepping out and exploring the city. A few steps from the Musee d'Orsay. Good value.

    33 rooms from $381
    City Style  -  A flamboyant hotel that puts aesthetics before all, the chic choice in the elegant 7th arrondissement, on the Left Bank.
    Great walks  -  This arty area is full of quirky galleries, historic monuments and pretty parks- head out on foot and discover Paris.
    Designer  -  Interiors by Christian Lacroix.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
  • Hotel Verneuil


    Quiet and romantic hotel nestled in the historic and arty area of St Germain des Prés. Recently refurbished rooms are well lit, cosy and complete with antiques and books. Wake up to breakfast in bed before heading out and exploring the city. A true Parisian gem.

    26 rooms from $271
    Local exploring  -  Wonderfully located for exploring the city, plus the conceirge will orchestrate priority passes to Paris' top sites.
    City Style  -  Spectacularly renovated 17th-century townhouse, surrounded by elegant streets and art-drenched cafés.
    Sights nearby  -  Wonderfully located with Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Les Invalides and the Seine within a few minutes walk.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Tablet
  • L'Hôtel


    Iconic, small, five star hotel where Oscar Wilde once lived on the Left Bank. Flamboyant interiors by Jacques Garcia, Michelin starred Le Restaurant and the popular Le Bar. Comfortable and romantic rooms are dark and intimate - the perfect luxurious bolthole in the heart of Paris.

    20 rooms from $365
    Gourmet  -  Famous Michelin starred Le Restaurant and the chic Le Bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Just across the river from the Louvre.
    5* Luxury  -  The smallest 5* hotel in Paris.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small plunge pool.
  • Hotel Montalembert


    Stalwart boutique hotel - the first in Paris - with a choice between modern and classic rooms. Mostly compact, with a good restaurant, a cosy library, and well located for Left Bank action. Fashionable and lively area in vibrant Paris.

    54 rooms from $362
    City Style  -  Masterfully crafted design by Pascal Allaman and Géraldine Prieur with Pierre Frey silk curtains and smart Bisazza tile mosaics.
    Writing a novel  -  Every June the hotel hosts the Prix de la Romancière, a prize awarded to first-time female novelists.
    Lively area  -  In the heart of the Left Bank.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers
  • Hotel de Saint-Grégoire


    Elegant and warmly decorated hotel decked with classical antiques. Family run and intimate, a charming choice with good rates. Rooms are stylishly designed. This is a quiet haven, not far from the action and with its own tranquil garden to relax in after a day exploring.

    20 rooms from $270
    Local exploring  -  Spend time exporing this area, teaming with historic cafes, innovative museums and architectural masterpieces.
    Great walks  -  Just two minutes from the famed Luxembourg Gardens, head out for a stroll.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Hotel de L'Abbaye


    Modern luxury in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Sophisticated suites with fine attention to detail. A charming leafy courtyard, plus chic salons and fragrant conservatory dining room. A grown up getaway in the most exclusive area of Paris.

    44 rooms from $336
    City Style  -  Sumptuous suites with courtyard views, champagne reception and opulent interiors- not to mention the designer post code!
    Sights nearby  -  Saint-Sulpice's late Baroque parish church, made famous by The Da Vinci Code, is just a five minute walk away.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors
  • Hotel Le Saint


    Original detailing still intact and elegant interiors make up this small boutique just set back from the River Seine. Compact rooms, but many have small balconies overlooking a quiet street, making this a great value oasis steps from St Germain. Exploring Paris has never been easier.

    22 rooms from $381
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Hotel Recamier

    Paris (Saint Germain des Prés)

    An elegant haven, tucked away from the bustle in a charming Left Bank square close to the Luxembourg Gardens. Opened in 2009, it's a calm oasis, with compact, classic modern rooms. Crisp, contemporary and intimate. Ideally placed to explore the city.

    24 rooms from $289
    Exclusive offer
    City Style  -  An elegant townhouse turned boutique with achingly chic interiors by Jean-Louis Deniot, in the ever glamorous Saint Germain.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the 17th-century Eglise Saint Sulpice, one of Paris' largest churches, and home to the Delacroix frescoes.
    Local markets  -  Take a morning walk in the Rue de Buci market.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
  • Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon


    This romantic and intimate, formerly private, Parisian home is decked with plush fabrics, stylish interiors keeping tradition and elegance the main focus. Wallpapered rooms are small but delightful in their unique and comfortable charm. Prime location near St Germain and the famous Rue du Bac.

    34 rooms from $314
    Sights nearby  -  Musee d'Orsay within walking distance.
    Lively area  -  In the heart of the Left Bank.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Le Placide Hotel


    A stylish and intimate boutique, in the heart of fashionable Saint-Germain. The eleven colour themed rooms (larger than you average Paris hotel) are bathed in natural light. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast in bed or in the charming courtyard. Perfectly placed for a glamourous weekend away.

    11 rooms from $303
    Romantic Break  -  This uber chic hotel is an ideal grown up getaway for two, with romantic touches such as rose petals on the bed.
    City Style  -  Bruno Borrione's design plays with light, colours and materials to carefully craft an experience like no other.
    Designer  -  By Bruno Borrione from the Philippe Starck firm.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers
  • Hotel d'Aubusson


    17th-Century honey-stone townhouse turned luxury hotel. Ideally situated on the Left Bank of the Seine, this period-style hotel is smart and well run. Comfortable rooms are decked with quality furnishings and exposed beams. Enjoy a drink at the Piano Bar or on the quiet patio.

    49 rooms from $415
    Writing a novel  -  Café Laurent has been the gathering place for literary giants (Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus) since the eighteenth century.
    Total relaxation  -  Shed the stress of the Paris streets with a massage in the comfort of your plush room, or read a book in the leafy courtyard.
    Local exploring  -  The heart of cultural Paris, surrounded by famous cafes frequented by all the greats, museums and show stopping shopping!
    Sights nearby  -  A scenic ten minute walk towards the river brings you to Notre Dame Cathedral, a Paris must see!
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors

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