So you decided to make the Latin Quarter the starting point of your Parisian journey. With all the chic cafes and bistros, the laid-back atmosphere, the youthfullness of the area we support your decision 100%.
Now let us help you find the perfect hotel for this adventure.
Here are the 8 best hotels in Latin Quarter:
Situated just 2 minutes walk away from the Place Monge metro station, and 10 minutes walk from the Seine river and the Botanical Garden this charming 4-star hotel would be the perfect starting point for your Paris adventure.
The hotels design is strongly connected with the atmosphere of the literature heavy latin quarter. With Marie-Agnès Louboutin and Patrice Henry as it’s interior designers you can rest assured that although the hotel has suffered a complete renovation in 2016 its charm still remains in place.
Hotel Monge has some Superior Double Rooms that overlook the Arènes de Lutèce, one of the most important ancient Roman sites that still remain in Paris. (TIP: A few of the Superior Double Rooms have a view of mostly the city rooftops so specifiy that you want a room with a view for Arènes de Lutèce)
I personally prefer having a street view whenever I’m in Paris because it connects me more to the atmosphere of parisian lifestyle. If you’re of the same opinion then the Deluxe Rooms with a view of the Rue Monge are for you.
- hugo&co ($$) – French – 1 minute walk
- Le Rocher Restaurant Libanais ($) – Lebanese – 1 minute walk
- Le Mékong ($) – Vietnamese – 1 minute walk
- Tzeferakos ($) – Greek – 3 minute walk
- Café L’Envol Québécois ($$-$$$) – 2 minute walk
- Strada Café ($$) – 3 minute walk
- Maison Gaumer ($) – 2 minute walk
- Boulangerie Aux Saveurs de Monge – 3 minute walk
Situated 2 minutes away from the metro station Odéon that serves lines 4 and 10 Hotel Victoire & Germain is in a prime location when it comes to navigating the city with ease.
If you want to go South then the Luxembourg Gardens are 6 minutes walking distance and if you go north, in the same six minutes you have arrived at Pont Neuf and the Seine. No wonder people call this the heart of Paris.
This 4-star hotel emultes the cozy and intimate vibe of the Latin Quarter with just 16 rooms in the whole six-story building.
The Deluxe rooms all have a view towards Rue Grégoire de Tours while the standard rooms have a street view as well as the courtyard view so make sure to mention your preference when making a booking.
- Cezembre ($$$$) – French
- Quattordici ($$-$$$) – Italian
- IPPUDO Saint-Germain ($$-$$$) – Japanese/Taiwanese
- Little Breizh ($) – Crepes/Traditional
- All of the above places to eat are on the same street as the hotel, so less than 1 minute walk to each of them.
- The Smiths Bakery ($$) – 1 min walk (12 Rue de Buci)
- Carton ($$) – 1 min walk (5 Rue de Buci)
- Paul ($$) – 2 min walk (21 Rue de Buci)
The Le Lapin Blanc Hotels which translates to The White Rabbit Hotel (inspired by Alice in Wonderland) will immerse you into the elegant and chic world of the 50’s. This 4-star hotel is located 5 minutes away from the metro station Cluny-La Sorbonne which serves the metro line 10 and a 4 minutes walk from Sorbonne Université.
It features 27 rooms with a wide range of varieties from single rooms to a suite. The Single Room and the Classic Double are the only rooms with courtyard views, the others including the 40 square meters Suite has a street view of Boulevard Saint-Michel. The rooms have a great decor with great attention to detail with their Alice in Wonderland theming.
They have 24h reception and you can talk to them in English, Spanish, Japanese, not only in French and some broken English like a lot of the hotels in Paris.
Every morning from 7:30 to 10:30 on weekdays and from 8:00 to 11:00 on weekends for €17 you can treat yourself to a continental buffet breakfast that has a varierty of freshly baked pastries and cakes, jams, cheeses, ham and sausages, scrambled eggs etc
- Little Cantine – Burgers & Bakery ($$-$$$) – American – 1 minute walk (51 rue des Ecoles)
- Grains Nobles et Plus ($$-$$$) – French – 5 minute walk (8 rue Boutebrie)
- Ciasa Mia ($$$$) – Italian – 8 minute walk (19 rue Laplace)
- Sushiyaki ($) – Japanese – 3 minute walk (rue Monsieur le Prince)
- Le Fournil – 3 minute walk (62 Rue Monsieur le Prince)
- LA CROISSANTERIE – 1 minute walk (48 Boulevard Saint-Michel)
- Bagelstein – 2 minute walk (46 Rue Monsieur le Prince)
Situated just between the Pantheon and the Notre-Dame Cathedral the Residence Henri IV is a hotel with 13 uniquely personalized rooms based on king Henri IV and his royal family.
The 13 rooms are split into eight guestrooms and five two bedroom apartments each having its own kitchenette. It’s location in the back of Rue des Bernardins makes it a perfect choice for a family travelling with children that want a more peaceful and laid-back atmosphere.
When booking a room do yourself a favour and mention that you want a room on the upper floor with a balcony, it’s the best room you can get!
The breakfast that’s served from 7:00 to 10:30 each day although it’s served in quite a small area features everything from baguettes, to freshly squeezed orange juice and more pain au chocolate than you can handle.
- Les Trublions ($$-$$$) – French – 2 minute walk (34 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve)
- Foyer Mon Vietnam ($) – Vietnamese – 2 minute walk (24 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve)
- Hamler’s Burgery ($) – American – 2 minute walk (12 rue Monge)
- Nossa ($) – Barbecue – 3 minute walk (1 rue de l Ecole Polytechnique)
- JOZI CAFE ($) – 4 minute walk (3 Rue Valette)
- Strada Café ($$) – 3 minute walk (24 Rue Monge)
- Da Zavola – 3 minute walk (24 Rue des Bernardins)
- Eric Kayser – 14 Monge ($$) – 1 minute walking (14 Rue Monge)
- LA PARISIENNE Saint Germain ($$) – 3 minute walking (52 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
Select Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel situated right in the heart of the Sorbonne area in the Latin Quarter. Walking at most 10 minute in any direction would get you to some of the most popular parisian locations such as Luxembour Gardens, Pantheon, Saint Germain des Prés, the Saint-Michel fountain and even Notre-Dame.
The hotel has 65 tastefully designed rooms with exclusively designed furniture and featuring views towards Rue de la Sorbonne or towards the atrium.
The basic rooms are a bit on the smaller side so I wouldn’t really recommend them if you stay more than 1-2 days. The Junior Suite although on the more expensive site is almost 3 times as big and with an amazing view of the university. So depending on your needs you should get the right room for you although I highly suggest trying to get a room on the higher floors rather than be on the ground floor with no views.
Even though breakfast is served in a basement, the way it’s designed and the quality of the food makes up for it. You will be able to eat anything you would expect in a classic french breakfast for a decent price, although I think a few more veggies would be a nice touch.
- Le Petit Medicis ($$-$$$) – French – 4 minute walk (13 Rue de Médicis)
- Treize ($$-$$$) – American – 4 minute walk (5 Rue de Médicis)
- Chez Jaafar ($$-$$$) – Moroccan/Middle Eastern – 3 minute walk (22 rue du Sommerard)
- Rumeurs ($$-$$$) – French – 6 minute walk (34 Rue des Écoles)
- Café le Reflet – 2 minute walk (6 Rue Champollion)
- Columbus Café & Co ($$) – 3 minute walk (21 Rue Soufflot)
- Boulanger Patissier – 7 minute walk (47 ter Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Pâtisserie Viennoise – 4 minute walk (8 Rue de l’École de Médecine)
- LA CROISSANTERIE – 1 minute walk (48 Boulevard Saint-Michel)
This 3-star historic hotel claims to be the birthplace of Surrealism as many of it’s guests in the early 20th century were writers. Its localisation is historic on it’s own, right in the Place du Panthéon and right between Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes (17 Place du Panthéon).
The 30-rooms are carefully designed to ressemble the classic style of the early 19th century. Each room has fabric wall coverings that some people might consider chic but others.. a bit bizzare, but with that said, it’s tasteful if nothing else. The views are either towards the interior garden that’s a bit bland or towards the Panthéon itself so when booking try to get a room with a balcony and views towards the Panthéon.
Breakfast is served in a beautiful stone-vaulted room from 6:30 to 10:30 on weekdays and on weekends from 7:30 to 11:30 and it costs 14 euro. It features anything that a classic french breakfast usually has, from the pastry, to the omlettes, jams etc. (TIP: You can opt to have breakfast in bed, or even better, having it on the balcony.)
- Bistrot L’estrapade ($$-$$$) – French – 3 minute walk (15 rue de l Estrapade)
- Terra Nova ($$-$$$) – Italian – 1 minute walk (17 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques)
- Chantairelle ($$-$$$) – Steakhouse – 5 minute walk (17 Rue Laplace)
- Aux Delices du Liban ($$-$$$) – Lebanese – 4 minute walk (3 Rue de l’Estrapade)
- Istanbul ($) – Turkish – 2 minute walk (1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques)
- Café de la Nouvelle Mairie ($$) – 1 minute walk (19 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques)
- THE FIVE Coffee & Tea Shop ($$) – 1 minute walk (5 Place du Panthéon)
- Waikiki CAFÉ – 2 minute walk (8 Rue d’Ulm)
- Numéro 220 ($$) – 5 minute walk (220 Rue Saint-Jacques)
- Pastry Sébastien Degardinle Mairie – 3 minute walk (200 Rue Saint-Jacques)
- La Boulangerie Moderne ($$) – 1 minute walk (16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques)
Hotel La Lanterne is a 4-star hotel located on 12 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève just 8 minutes away from the Notre-Dame Cathedral and 7 minutes from the Seine. Being in the heart of the Latin Quarter you can find dozens of restaurants, bakeries and cafes with less than a 2 minute walk, making it a perfect place for your “base” while you are in Paris.
All it’s rooms have a modern and elegant look with the lantern theme being predominant throught the hotel. They are all decently sized, even the simple classic room is a bit bigger than what you would expect in a Paris hotel.
But probably the biggest selling point of this hotel is not the carefully designed rooms, not even the great location in the Latin Quarter, it’s something you don’t really get in many parisian accomodations. Hotel La Lanterne has an amazing Wellness center with an indoor swimming pool, sensorial shower and even a hammam that will serve as the perfect relaxation spot after walking for hours and hours through this beautiful city. (The wellness area is open till 10PM)
As for breakfast, if you have a rooftop balcony or terrace room you can get the continental breakfast in your room or if not you can go to the breakfast room downstairs where you can enjoy a decent buffet style meal.
- Louis Vins ($$-$$$) – French – less than a minute walk (9 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève)
- Hamler’s Burgery ($$) – Great burgers – 2 minute walk (12 Rue Monge)
- Foyer Mon Vietnam ($) – Vietnamese – 1 minute walk (24 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève)
- Il Golosone ($$-$$$) – Italian – 3 minute walk (32 Rue des Carmes)
- Sushirama ($$) – Japanese – 1 minute walk (30 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève)
- Da Zavola – 4 minutes away (24 Rue des Bernardins)
- Coffea – 2 minute walk (52 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Le Maubert – 2 minute walk (47 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Aux Merveilleux de Fred ($$) – 2 minute walk (2 Rue Monge)
- Eric Kayser – 8 rue Monge ($$) – 2 minute walk (Maubert-Mutualité, 8 Rue Monge)
Owned by celebrity chef Yves Camdeborde, Hotel Relais Saint-Germain is located right between Saint Germain des Près and the Sorbonne. With less than a minute walk to the Odéon metro station that serves lines 4 and 10 you’ll be able to get to any part of Paris in no time, although I suggest walking through Paris as much as possible rather than using public transportation. Everytime I’m in this beautiful city I’ve walked at least 20km(12.4 miles) each day and I never regretted it, ok maybe a little bit in the morning.
Now back to the hotel, each of the 22 rooms is uniquely decorated and dedicated to writers that had a big influence on the overall charm of Paris such as Balzac, Hemingway, Proust etc. The rooms are very big compared to Paris standards with the small single room having over 22 square meters (many Paris hotels have singles & doubles of just 12 square meters). The biggest rooms are the junior suites at almost 34 square meters with great views o f the Carrefour de l’Odéon. As always, don’t forget to request a room with a balcony.
The hotel has it’s own highly regarded restaurant, Le comptoir ran by the hotel owner himself Yves Camdeborde (the chef who started the Bistronomy movement that took Paris by storm). Hotels guests have priority when making a reservation so that’s a huge plus for Hotel Relais!
- Le Comptoir – The hotels own restaurants – French cuisine
- Awani ($$-$$$) – Lebanese – 1 minute walk (13 Rue Monsieur le Prince)
- The Moose ($$-$$$) – American – 1 minute walk (16 Rue des Quatre Vents)
- Cezembre ($$) – French – 3 minute walk (4-20 Rue Grégoire de Tours)
- Burger & Fries ($) – Fast Food (Although it’s just fast food it’s one of my favourite burgers in Paris 10/10) – 1 minute walk (95 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Malongo Café ($$) – 4 minute walk (50 Rue Saint-André des Arts)
- Les Éditeurs ($$) – Less than 1 minute walk (4 Carrefour de l’Odéon)
- Tennessee Café ($$) – 2 minute walk (130 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Starbucks ($$) – 1 minute walk (91 Boulevard Saint-Germain)
- Arnaud Larher ($$$$) – 2 minute walk (93 Rue de Seine)
- Maison Mulot – Saint Germain des Prés ($) – 2 minute walk (76 Rue de Seine)
- The Smiths Bakery ($$) – 4 minute walk (12 Rue de Buci)
- Eric Kayser – Odéon ($$) – 2 minute walk (10 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie)