The 6 Best Hotels in St. Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Café Des Deux Magots St Germain des Prés Paris
Café Des Deux Magots, St. Germain-des-Prés, Paris

At a glance: 

Relais Christine
L’Hôtel
Relais & Châteaux Cazaudehore – La Forestière
Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain
Hotel Luxembourg Parc
Artus Hotel

So many of us dream of one day packing up and leaving off for Paris. 

When I think of Paris, I think of these things: hotels with floral everything and Versaillais-style bed frames, porcelain cups of espresso clinging against a saucer in a cafe, the aroma of a warm, fresh-baked baguette you break open, and the grand architecture and fashion you see [literally] around every corner. 

Over the years, as I’ve met more and more Parisians, I’ve confirmed that Paris is like a foreign land of its very own. For that reason, Parisians take their neighborhoods seriously, too. 

St. Germain-des-Prés is one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Paris. For many years, people have visited Paris to stay in this particular neighborhood. 

St. Germain-des-Prés is known as being the cultural heart of Paris, with its iconic cafes, art museums, cultural sites, and amazing stays. 

St. Germain-des-Prés is, after all, the neighborhood where Picasso and Hemingway lived and worked. Oscar Wilde also frequented the area. 

Since the 1950s, St. Germain-des-Prés has been a magnet for intellectuals and artists. Its narrow, meandering streets, galleries, and view of the River Seine have intoxicated so many of us. 

However, when thinking of the major landmarks of Paris, many first think about the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, which is in a different arrondissement. 

Saint Germain-des-Prés Abbey is the oldest church in all of Paris and is just around the corner if you plan to stay in St. Germain-des-Prés. Saint Germain-des-Prés is also home to the second-largest cathedral in Paris— Saint Sulpice. 

However, if you don’t want to miss out on other classic Parisian sites like the Notre Dame Cathedral, you’re not far from them. Depending on where you stay in Saint Germain, you can walk to Notre Dame in minutes!

For other sites, you can easily find some public transportation, but just remember to first check the current Covid-19 guidelines in France. 

So, if you’re looking to visit the heart of Paris, aka Saint Germain, then read on to find out which of the top hotels in the neighborhood is best for you. 

Relais Christine

Relais Christine St Germain des Prés Paris

Guests from all over the world come to stay in the famous Relais Christine, an iconic luxury hotel situated in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés. The establishment has historical roots in the 17th century when it was originally a lavish mansion. 

Luckily, Relais Christine is located on a quiet street, which is surprising. Plus, it’s less than half a mile from the most-visited attraction in all of Paris— the Eiffel Tower. 

You can relax with your partner in one of their luxuriously-decorated, yet cozy rooms. Each of them has its own unique design, most of which have warm colors and a traditional Parisian atmosphere.

Other than the rooms, the two most romantic aspects of the Relais Christine are the lush garden and the bicycles for rent. 

Here are the highlights and main features of the Relais Christine:

  • Standard rooms at 22 square meters
  • Fitness center/workout room with sauna
  • Free bicycle rentals available
  • Currency exchange in hotel
  • Spa with massage, facials, waxing treatments
Relais Christine Garden St Germain des Prés Paris

For FREE, you can rent a bicycle for yourself and your partner to explore the capital together— either on separate bikes or on a two-seater. 

Bicycle at Relais Christine St Germain des Prés Paris
Gemini Odéon Restaurant St Germain des Prés Paris

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If you want to get some fresh air but aren’t ready for the tourist scene, some rooms have direct access to courtyard gardens and/or a view of them from a balcony. 

Hotels.com  gives Relais Christine an “Exceptional” rating. With basic rooms starting under 500 USD, we consider this hotel a solid value. 

L’Hôtel

L’Hôtel Luxury Room St Germain-des-Prés Paris

Don’t let its simple name deceive you. This hotel brings charm with all its colors and its imperial yet refreshing style. 

If you stay in the L’Hôtel, you may feel like royalty within a revamped Versailles. 

This hotel is a hidden cultural gem— it was the beloved and favorite of the Victorian Era writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. He frequented L’Hôtel most of his adult life and even spent his last moments there. 

If not for the historical value, consider a stay in L’Hôtel’s Oscar Wilde Suite for the bragging rights. 

L’Hôtel’s Oscar Wilde Suite St Germain des Prés Paris
L’Hôtel’s Oscar Wilde Suite Wall Art St Germain des Prés Paris

Here are the highlights and main features of the L’Hôtel:

  • Basic rooms at 17 square meters
  • Hammam (Turkish bath) 
  • Historic hangout spot of author Oscar Wilde 
  • Popular bar with unique cocktails
L’Hôtel Swimming Pool St Germain-des-Prés Paris

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There are some negative things to keep in mind: the street noise, small spaces, tight elevators, and aged pipes. 

Overall, however, this hotel has a transporting, dream-like feel. 

Relais & Châteaux Cazaudehore – La Forestière

Relais Christine St Germain des Prés Paris

The hotel is named after the Cazaudehore family, who’s owned the hotel for 4 generations. 

In this family spirit, Château Cazaudehore truly celebrates life. 

Château Cazaudehore Garden and Restaurant

In the Spring and Summer months, its gardens and terrace welcome guests for peaceful leisure under the açai trees. For more active leisure, there’s a golf course next to the hotel. 

Summer and Spring aren’t the only good times to stay, however. 

During the Fall and Winter, the hotel hosts a cozy brunch on Sundays and Jazz performances on Fridays. 

Here are the highlights and main features of the Châteaux Cazaudehore:

  • Standard rooms at 26 square feet
  • Childcare services
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gourmet restaurant, Restaurant Saint Germain En Laye
  • Full spa with aromatherapy, massages, facials, and reflexology
Château Cazaudehore Spa Room St Germain des Prés Paris

Michelin-starred Restaurant Saint Germain En Laye has three extensive menus that are popular with locals in addition to guests at the hotel. 

Head Chef Gregory Balland experiments with taste and texture, with dishes such as the squid with langoustine cream with peas and Iberian ham condiment or the half-cooked foie gras with mirabelle and saffron. 

In addition to the restaurant, another interesting thing about it is the Jazzedehoure in the evenings. The show has a calendar of jazz artists who begin past 10pm and play long into the night and early morning hours. 

To see who’s booked for the Jazzedehoure at Château Cazaudehore, go here

Jazzedehoure at Château Cazaudehore

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Château de Versailles at St Germain des Prés Paris

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Claude Monet’s House and Gardens St Germain des Prés Paris
Claude Monet’s House and Gardens

If you want a hotel that has reasonable prices and covers the needs of your entire family, we recommend Château Cazaudehore. It began as a family business 4 generations ago, and it’s certainly held true to those values. 

Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain

Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain Paris

Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain / Image Source: Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain Official Site

If you’re wanting to venture to Saint Germain-des-Prés but have a tighter budget for your accommodations, Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain delivers a charming value. Dauphine Saint Germain is a boutique, 3 star hotel that’s small, but not short on luxury rooms. 

It doesn’t have as many amenities as some of the top luxury hotels; however, it has the classic Parisian style and a convenient location. 

When you enter this hotel, you’ll notice its 17th century windows all covered with ivy. From there, the lobby and the rooms are also highly-French and appealing. 

Each of the accommodation rooms are styled uniquely, many with floral wallpaper and silk or drapes. Others, are you see below, have bright colors and bold prints. 

Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain Standard Accommodation
Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain Standard Accommodation

Here are the highlights and main features of the Dauphine Saint Germain:

  • Standard rooms at 13 square meters
  • No gym or fitness center / fitness centre 
  • No restaurant within hotel
  • Free, provided parking (if needed)
  • Very short distance from Notre Dame Cathedral and River Seine 
River Seine at St Germain des Prés Paris
River Seine

If you tend not to use the extras like the business center or gym, then you won’t miss them— plus, you won’t be paying extra for them here! You will get air conditioned rooms with free wi fi, flatscreen tv, a private bathroom, room service, and a continental breakfast. 

As far as locations go, this hotel definitely has one of the best in Saint Germain des Pres. 

It’s right on the threshold of the Saint Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter neighborhoods— just one block away! Plus, it’s walking distance to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the River Seine. 

L’Oliveto Restaurant, Saint Germain des Prés
L’Oliveto Restaurant, Saint Germain des Prés

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Sainte-Chapelle Saint Germain des Prés
Sainte-Chapelle

Regardless of what activities you choose, you’ll get a chance to admire the French architecture, sip in the cafes, and dine in the famous culinary capital. 

Hotel Dauphin will give you access to all these picturesque areas for reasonable rates. 

Hotel Luxembourg Parc

Hotel Luxembourg Parc Saint Germain des Prés

If you appreciate a relaxing and scenic atmosphere in the heart of Saint Germain, Hotel Luxembourg Parc is one of the best hotels in St Germaine Paris for that. 

In this hotel, you’re just feet away from the Senate and Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens), which are major reasons tourists flock to Saint Germain des Prés. 

In fact, in some of its luxury rooms, you’ll be able to wake up to these views. 

Inside this luxury hotel, they’ve based the interior on the aesthetics of Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Napoléon III periods. It has charm, with its velvet curtains, glossy floors, luxury fabrics, sparkling chandeliers, and antique furnishings.

Executive Room with Terrace Facing Luxembourg Gardens
Executive Room with Terrace Facing Luxembourg Gardens

One room in particular comes with a terrance and direct view overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. 

Hotel Luxembourg Parc Classic Room
Hotel Luxembourg Parc Classic Room

Here are some of the highlights and main features of Hotel Luxembourg Parc:

  • Standard rooms above average in size, according to reviews
  • Fitness center with gym
  • Library / study 
  • No restaurant in the hotel
  • Buffet breakfast and bar (for separate price)
  • In the heart of Saint Germain

Hotel Luxembourg doesn’t include a renowned restaurant— or any restaurant inside— but it has a beautiful interior, well-equipped fitness center, buffet breakfast, and proximity to just about everything else you’d need. After all, it is in the heart of Saint Germain des près. 

If you’ve rented a car for this trip, parking is available nearby for an extra cost. For even more convenience, this hotel has larger rooms and even bathrooms than average for Paris. 

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With so many great location features, Hotel Luxembourg Parc is a tempting choice here in the heart of Saint Germain. In 20 minutes or less, you’ll find yourself wandering in some of the hottest spots in the district. 

There, in a prime location like the heart of Saint Germain, you can rest assured that you’re getting an authentic Parisian experience. 

Artus Hotel

Artus Hotel Lobby St Germain des Prés Paris
Artus Hotel Lobby

Hôtel Artus (or Artus Hotel) is a boutique hotel on the smaller side, with a truly retro character and 1950’s style decor. 

This boutique hotel is one of the most popular in Saint Germain des Pres with luxuriously decorated rooms and an exceptional location. 

Artus Hotel Classic Room Saint Germain des Prés
Artus Hotel Classic Room
Artus Hotel Breakfast Room Saint Germain des Prés
Artus Hotel Breakfast Room

Here are some of the highlights and main features of Artus Hotel:

  • Retro, 1950s period style decor 
  • Sauna and luxury rooms for relaxation
  • Soundproofed guest rooms
  • No full gym (no fitness centre with weights)
  • Stationary bike center (cardio exercise room)
  • No interior restaurant 
  • Babysitting

With its distinct, retro style, Artus Hotel provides a unique, nostalgic experience for its guests.  Every room has eye-catching pops of color and art that’s different from the typical Parisian hotel. 

If you need to relax, it’s wellness center includes a sauna and massage services. If you value your privacy, you can book a private sauna. 

Artus Hotel doesn’t have a full restaurant within the hotel itself, although it does have a breakfast room and superior cuisine within its room service. 

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Museum Mundoligua near Artus Hotel
Museum Mundoligua

Besides providing quirky luxury, Artus Hotel is near the specialty museum Mundoligua. 

Mundolingua is a museum dedicated to human linguistics. It has linguistic games and exhibits at 3 separate levels of difficulty that can entertain beginners, linguistics, and anyone interested in this field. 

If you want a unique, atypical accommodation in Saint Germain des Prés, Hotel Artus is a must! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Covid-19 restrictions in Paris?

Currently, Paris has requirements and restrictions in place for entering into the country; however, these requirements are dependent upon vaccination station and country of departure, and they are subject to change. 

We advise that you keep up to date with credible information on France’s official page for Covid-19 information. 

How do I get around in Paris? 

In Paris, you have many options for getting around. Paris is a very bicycle-friendly city. 

In St. Germain, you also have access to many sites simply by walking. 

However, some other sites in Paris may require using public transportation. Luckily, public transportation is very accessible in Paris. 

For information on public transportation in Paris, visit this guide. The RATP Guide is a website that joins virtually all the public transportation guides together in one place. 

How do I book my hotel? 

For hotel bookings, you can go directly to the Hotels’ websites. For competitive rates, we suggest you check platforms such as Expedia, Booking.com, and Hotels.com

These platforms have handy apps in which you can make and manage your bookings. 

If I’m coming from the United States, how do I pay for my hotel? 

Most booking platforms offer a way to pay for your bookings in advance via visa or mastercard. However, if you’d prefer to pay upon arrival, you’ll need to visit a currency exchange center. 

Most major international airports have these. However, you’ll probably get a more fair deal if you exchange your currency in the city versus the airport.

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