The Top 5 (+2!) Left Bank Hotels – In The Heart Of Saint-Germain

Since Hemingway and the Jazz Age, Left Bank Paris hotels have defined the essence of Paris. When staying in this quartier you'll find yourself wandering among trendy shops, famous cafés, the river Seine and Jardin du Luxembourg — all just minutes from these Left Bank hotels.

While the term "Left Bank" includes everything on the south side of the Seine — St Germain des Près, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter and the 13th, 14th and 15th Arrondissements — this collection focuses on highly-rated, boutique hotels in the 6th Arrondissement, the heart of the Left Bank. Here are the best, most highly-rated hotels in the area. You may never find reason to cross the river!

Hotel d'Aubusson

Hotel Aubusson

Set on Rue Dauphine, which leads directly to the Seine, where you can cross Pont Neuf to île de la Cité (it's a 3-minute walk), Hotel d'Aubusson is the highest-rated boutique hotel in the 6th Arrondissement.

Built in the 17th century as a private mansion, Aubusson retains the period charm, with oak beams, giant fireplaces, and antique furniture. The rooms are charming, well-maintained, and equipped to modern comfort standards. We also love the public areas like the lobby and the bar with its curved zinc counter.

Hotel d'Aubusson
How Our Ratings Work

Superb Plus = 93%+ Travelers Rating
Superb = 88%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated Plus = 85%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated = 80%+ Travelers Rating

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 33 Rue Dauphine

Hotel Da Vinci

Hotel Da Vinci

Equally charming and well-appointed, Hotel Da Vinci is found on Rue des Saints-Pères, just across the river from the Louvre and in the very heart of Left Bank life. It's a great place for walking access to everything you want to see, including Musée d'Orsay, only 10 minutes away.

Unusually for a boutique hotel in central Paris, the hotel has an indoor pool. There's also a stunning courtyard patio, but we really like the comfortable rooms and the great service.

Hotel Da Vinci

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 25 Rue des Saints-Pères

Hotel Le Six

Hotel Le Six

It's not just us who like this hip, modern hotel, travelers rave about Le 6.

"Everything was terrific. The staff is exceptionally responsive, helpful, and friendly. The location in between two Metro stops couldn't be better. The bed and pillow were tremendously comfortable and the bathroom was luxurious and comfortable."

Le 6 is close to the historic brasseries of Montmartre like Le Dome, La Coupole and La Closerie des Lilas (a Hemingway favourite). The hotel design is sleek and inviting and Le 6 also boasts a full-service, in-house spa.

Hotel Le Six

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 214 Rue Stanislas

Hotel Baume

Hotel Baume

If you're interested in a modern hotel with a historic design sensibility, we can recommend Le Baume.

The hotel has been completely re-done with an interior design inspired by the 1930s and the fashion, films, and Art Deco of the period. Harking back to that era, the rooms are filled with textured silk, satins, and exotic woods.

In addition to the stunning design, the hotel has all the modern conveniences, and guests rave about the staff, saying, "A gem in Paris!!!" — "Missed it the moment we left!" — "Perfect boutique hotel and location."

Hotel Baume
How Our Ratings Work

Superb Plus = 93%+ Travelers Rating
Superb = 88%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated Plus = 85%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated = 80%+ Travelers Rating

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 7 rue Casimir Delavigne

Hotel Relais Saint-Germain

Hotel Relais Saint-Germain

In the early 1990s Chef Yves Camdeborde rocked the Paris restaurant scene by moving way out to the 14th Arrondissement to open restaurant La Régalade.

The rest is the stuff of culinary history, as other young chefs also moved to the outskirts of Paris to open what would become iconic restaurants that offered gourmet meals at bargain-basement prices. Fast forward to a few years ago when Yves sold La Régalade and, with his wife Claudine, purchased and renovated a charming hotel just off Boulevard St-Germain and in the center of Left bank life.

Like other area hotels we like, Relais Saint-Germain is built in a 17th century mansion that retains its historic character while being filled with modern convenience. And, if you're still hungry for Yves' food, his new restaurant, Le Comptoir, is just downstairs.

Hotel Relais Saint-Germain

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 9 Carrefour de l'Odéon

Other Left Bank Hotels We Like

Villa d'Estrées – A Chic Boutique

Villa d'Estrées

With 10 beautiful rooms, the hotel is all warm tones and Empire-style furniture. Travelers rave about the location.

You're in the hub of the 6th Arrondissement, close to the Metro, surrounded by bistros, Notre Dame (just across the river), and the pedestrian street Saint Andre des Art.

Villa d'Estrées

Our Rating — Highly-Rated-Plus!
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 17 Rue Git le Coeur

L'Hotel – For a Romantic Experience

L'Hotel

The only accommodation in Paris called simply L'Hotel, here you'll find a temple to opulence.

Leaving the hotel, turn left and you're in the heart of Saint-Germain, turn right it's the Louvre. In the hotel's cave (basement), you'll find a perpetual-wave pool and mosaic steam room.

L'Hotel is perhaps most famous as being Oscar Wilde's last home and the place he died on November 30, 1900.

L'Hotel
How Our Ratings Work

Superb Plus = 93%+ Travelers Rating
Superb = 88%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated Plus = 85%+ Travelers Rating
Highly Rated = 80%+ Travelers Rating

Our Rating — Superb
• Free WIFI (Yay!)
• 13 Rue des Beaux-Arts

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