Staying near Notre Dame Cathedral offers many advantages. The cathedral sits in the heart of the City of Life, within walking distance of famous attractions including the Latin Quarter, the Louvre and Luxembourg Gardens. Travelers will also have easy access to the neighborhood's myriad of shops, restaurants and cafes. Although this neighborhood features mostly budget hotels, a few upscale options are available.
Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame
Located on the Quai Saint Michel, just across the Seine from Notre Dame Cathedral, The Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame boasts an interesting history. In the 1500s, it served as lodging for local laundresses, and in the 1960s, American writer John Steinbeck made his home there. The hotel only has 10 rooms, some of which feature wooden beams and sky lights. It includes free Wi-Fi access, breakfast, 24-hour reception and a laundry service. Paris' national hotel rating system designates this as a four-star hotel. Rooms are soundproofed and have satellite TV, mini bars and hairdryers.
Should you decide to explore the rest of the city, the Saint-Michel Notre Dame metro stop is just a few blocks away.
Melia Colbert Boutique Hotel
The Melia Colbert Boutique hotel is housed in a well-groomed, 19th century mansion, facing Notre Dame Cathedral, which is only three blocks away. The hotel's 38 quiet rooms are all tastefully decorated, and include flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, mini bars and full bathrooms with hair dryers. Suites are also available. The hotel's restaurant serves breakfast daily.
Hotel Le Petit Paris
This four-star hotel in the Latin Quarter just opened in summer 2009. According to the hotel's website, Notre Dame Cathedral is just a 10-minute walk away, while other sites, like Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon, are practically around the corner. Interior designer Sybille de Margerie, who is well known in France for her work with five-star hotels, has transformed the hotel's decor. Each room's design is unique, drawing inspiration from periods of Parisian architecture from Medievel to Art Nouveau.
Rooms feature air-conditioning, triple glazed windows, flat-screen satellite TV. mini bar, safe, free Wi-Fi access, and 24-hour reception. Small pets are welcome.
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