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Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

20-22 Rue Pascal - Paris

Price starting from 95.00
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The charming Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche is situated on the Seine's left bank, in Paris historical centre, surrounded by the picturesque Parisian streets and close to many of the city's major attractions, including the Arènes de Lutèce, Notre Dame, the Panthéon as well as the characteristic Mouffetard street market.

Guest parking is available on site. Additionally, this hotel is less than a 5-minute walk from two underground stations, making this recently-refurbished property ideally positioned for quick and easy access to the rest of Paris. Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.
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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 324 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Perfect location, clean rooms, very good value for money;

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Breakfast at Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche

A buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 1 May to 15 October.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 12 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 25 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche is also known as

Cardinal Rive Gauche Paris
Cardinal Rive Gauche Paris Hotel Paris
Cardinal Rive Gauche Paris Hotel
Comfort Inn Paris
Paris Comfort Inn

8.6

Clean

8.4

Location

8.2

Quiet

6.6

Spacious

8.2

Service

Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

Very nice hotel that I will recommend to all my friends. Perfect situated for a tourist visit to Paris close to the Metro and quiet in the nights. Small – but not very, very small – room, clean and friendly staff. The only thing that annoyed us was that when taking a bath – the pressure on the water under a shower were too low! But all in all a good hotel at a nice place.

3.4
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Tiny, so tiny and dark room Not a 3 stars hotel for sure No It 's not a place I would recommend

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Enjoyed our stay in this hotel. We stayed for two nights, our first time in this district of Paris. Found quite a few cafes/bars and restaurants within close proximity. The room was quiet. Although the room itself was fairly small we had adequate space to store our luggage. Fairly close to Metro stations and about a 15 minute walk to Port-Royal RER B station (to go to Gare du Nord).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Estonia

perfect location for "nonturistic" Paris trip and very friendly service

7.9 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

hotel as described, small room, but it is Paris, and bed was big. Location was perfect if you like lots of decent places to eat and drink. area around had the feel of being a lively place for mainly locals, would definitely stay in this area and probably this hotel again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel perfectly OK, nice part of Paris

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

this was our fourth trip to Paris and this was the best hotel we have stayed in.great location for the metro and the local market/bars and restaurants.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

Very nice hotel staff and also nice surroundings (charming rue Mouffetard just round the corner). Reasonable distance from the nearest underground station. A place to be recommended. Good value for money (for Paris).

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Comfortable, clean, quiet and located near an interesting market area. This hotel was perfect for our leisurely strolls around central Paris.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

We enjoyed our stay there and we'll go back. Well situated and good bus services. Plenty of nice restaurants around.

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Good hotel overall (higher ** or lower ***) Nice and spatious rooms. Tiny bathroom but comfortable. No noise overall except doors banging in the morning when people started leaving their rooms. 5-10 min away from several convenient metro stations and close to the Rue Mouffetard where you can eat well for 5-15€. In walking distance to the Pantheon and Notre-Dame.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is very clean and very quiet, the beds are very comfortable, and a nice size tv. The room is quite small, but is ok, compared to other Parisien hotels of the same category. Nice location. The only down side - no towel hangers.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

very nice place to stay, perfect location in Paris, walking distance from RER B (CDG). Breakfast rather expensive (15Euro).

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Lovely hotel. Would definitely stay there again. Great location - very near metro stations, and lots of restuarants, cafes, supermarkets, and yet was in a quiet street. Rooms looked recently refurbished - modern and very clean. Free room safe, wifi and the ability to leave our cases on the day of departure were all a bonus.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

very nice, clean, confortable, spacious and quiet room. can warmly recommend it. situated near the "quartier latin", wonderful places to eat and relax.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My first time. Yes, Cardinal met my standards.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Excellent location - close to everything - bus to major attractions is 5 minute walk. Lovely Cafes and good restaurants within easy walking distance. Great value for the money. Go see the Luxenberg Gardens very close and beautiful.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Thanks to a promotional low price I found this hotel to be of general value with good comfort. The breakfast is too expensive for what you get.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Great location near Rue Mouffetard and within walking distance of Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens etc. Hotel is well-maintained and air conditioning was fantastic and very welcome after a day of sightseeing in extremely hot weather! Very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel is very near Notre Dame. Went to Paris for Valentines weekend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Excellent price to quality ratio. My room was on the third floor, with windows on Rue Pascal and it was perfectly quiet.

7.0 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

There were constructions being made between 8-17. When we complained about that to one of the staff members (a receptionist with a moustach) he did not even apologize, just said "c'est comme ca". In addition, there was a tax of 2 euros per day that was added to our bill the possiblity of which was mentioned in the small letters of the web pages only. When we tried to understand the reason for this addition, the receptionist (same guy with moustach) was extremely rude and abnoxious about it. Nevertheless, nice hotel in a marvelous location.

7.4 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Fairly good value hotel for Paris and a great location. Plenty to do,lots of places to eat and well-connected to local transprt routes.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Close to the Mouffetard street. Close to the Metro station. Well situated. Very quiet. We had a very nice stay. Good price for an hotel in the center of Paris. We had a big room not on the street side. Very pleased. We'll go back there. The only thing the breakfast is expensive : 14 euros so we didn't have the breakfast at the hoteL. They were nice to keep our luggage the day we left the hotel until the end of the afternoon so we could visit the town.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

overall this is quite and clean room (except carpet)the receptionist are kind, and I can only offer to anybody who would like to visit Paris for a few days...the hotel is much nicer from inside than out:-)

6.6 Fair
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Overall this is a very nice hotel (considering the price range.) We had only one issue, but since it impacted the quality of our stay it merits mention. There is a pub directly across the street which, on weekends, stays open to 3:00 AM. Sleep is impossible if your room faces that pub. The hotel conveniently neglected to mention that to us. We were exhausted the next morning as a result. Then we had to really press to get moved. It should have been automatic. Nice people, but not very pro-active. We won't return as result.

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

It woulo be better if all rooms were non-smoking

6.4 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location was near RER go great way to get there from airport.(about 10 min. walk) Neighborhood seemed safe and near places to eat. The price was reasonaable for Paris.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. We were worried that its location would be noisy at night, but we found our three night stay to be quiet and relaxing, even though the action of Rue Mouffetard was just a street away. The hotel staff were more than helpful and gracious. Allowing us to check in early on the morning we arrived after an overnight flight was much appreciated on our part. We would definitely return.

7.7 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Nice hotel. It was nice to have a shower curtain and soaps and a hairdryer (excellent). Hotel was clean and good value.

7.2 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Good hotel. Only stayed one night (that is all we were in Paris, unfortunately). Good location and nice staff. Room was pretty small, even by Paris standards, but for a short stay - not a major problem.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Hotel in zona abbastanza centrale ma in una stradina silenziosa. Camere molto piccole, bagno sufficiente. Pulito e confortevole. Il volume della televisione non può superare i valori preimpostati per non disturbare e non essere disturbato (in Italiano si vede solo Rai-1). Personale molto gentile. Vicino all'hotel ci sono molti mezzi pubblici per arrivare velocemente in centro e molti negozi (forni bar e ristoranti) per fare colazione, bere un caffè o semplicemente acquistare bevande da portarsi in camera (alcuni aperti 24h).

6.2 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

First trip to Paris so we have nothing to compare it to but it was clean if small and well priced for our budget trip Really liked the surrounding area with places to eat and some interesting shops. Easy to get into the centre of Paris as it was just a couple of stops on the metro. Hotel was a little hard to find at first but nothing major. Disconcerting that there was never anyone at the reception when you came into the hotel, always had to wait. American friend said the hotel Internet access was very poor, but who goes to Paris to use the Internet. Would stay here again for the right price.

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Diciamo che per noi italiani e sicuramente un 3 stelle un tantino caro (specie se contiamo che la colazione è esclusa, costa 14 euro ma la sconsiglio vivamente). Tuttavia, essendo nella magica Parigi, direi che l'albergo è ottimo e strategicamente piazzato (metropolitana, RER per l'aeroporto, panifici, ristoranti, mercato della frutta). La camera non era grandissima ma pulita e dignitosa. Consiglio per la cena "Cave de Borgogne" un ottimo locale dove mangiare carne ed insalate + i piatti del giorno (di fronte alla chiesetta con la piazza della fontana). Anche la panetteria a metà di rue muffettard è ottima per la colazione (brioches fresche e sfiziose). In generale tornerei tranquillamente in questo albergo.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Only that will be usefull a frigo in the room

7.0 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Camera graziosa anche se estremamente piccola; bagno minscolo ma funzionale; pulizia ottima.Manca frigobar - grave per un tre stelle. La colazione è assolutamente da evitare(14 euro): scarna e servita nello spazio angusto del banco reception; la zona è servita da un grande numero di caffè, bistro e panetterie: in meno di 1minuto a piedi si trova una super offerta di colazioni a pochi euro ( zona economica! ).Metro' molto vicina. Zona vivace e allegra. Se ritornassi: proverei un altro hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

We stayed 3 nights and were made to feel very comfortable at Hotel CRG. The metro is a stone's throw and the Latin Quartier flair is what Paris is all about. Will definitely book again.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

People in the reception were very polite and helpful. The room was clean and pleasant. WiFi internet connection was also provided.The location of the hotel is good, one can reach easily many interesting places in Paris. A good choice for single traveller and couples as well.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

free internet is an eccellent service especially for busines travellers

7.6 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

rooms ok, but in this specific room and others windows cannot be opened while there is no air condition so the air is rather sticky

7.3 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A/C didn't work. It would turn on, but no cold air came out, only slightly warm air.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We went to Paris on our way to Italy and this was a great place to get some rest after our flight. The staff at the hotel did everything possible to get us into our rooms early and when we got in, the rooms were comfortable and clean. This is a nice area with easy access to the metro and lots of nice restaurants.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was perfect for the one night we stayed there. The staff were very helpful and spoke very good english. Room was lovely and clean and quiet at night. The location put the icing on the cake. So close to many wonderful restaurants and bars and a wonderful market in the morning. I would definitely return to this hotel again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Peru

The Cardinal Rive Gauche was my third hotel during a 10 day stay in Paris and was by far the best one. The staff was nice, specially the morning guy with glasses (I forgot his name!), he even offered me a cup of coffe when I told him I was not feeling well. My room was spacious enough for one person, and even there were renovation works being done and there was a scaffolding outside my window and men working early in the morning, it didn't bother me as they were soundproof windows. Location was also excellent; the Jardin du Luxembourg is within walking distance and you can easily get to the main tourist attractions as there is a metro station nearby. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!!!

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

Quietness of rooms is below expectation because of renovation was runing outside.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel in a great area. Lovely, good-sized rooms. Couldn't ask for more for the price and will definitely stay there again. Didn't bother with the breakfast as we were so close to Rue Mouffetard - why would you?

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Bulgaria

The hotel was more than expected. The room was very clean and not as small as described. The bathroom was small but clean and comfortable. The people from the hotel were very nice and helpful and fluent in English. The hotel is 5 minutes from a metro station (Les Gobelins). Quiet neighborhood. Would recommend for everybody who want to spend a nice romantic weekend in Paris or why not a whole week. Nice pastry house near by and couple of restaurants (Indian food).

7.0 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Hotel carino ed accogliente. Ottima posizione in quartiere caratteristico e tranquillo, con staz metro a 200 metri. Consigliato!!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The reserved twin was not available upon check-in at 17h30, and not mentioned. The staff was most apologetic, could alas do nothing, proposed a free upgrade to a "prestige" room and 2 free breakfasts! A lovely person!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Excellent location. Very close to Marche des Mouftard, an excellent market, shopping street with great restaurants. Not at all touristy, very authentic parisien. I highly recommend staying in this area. I also suggest you skip the breakfast at the hotel (over priced) and eat in the market at one of the cafes or bakeries. Lots of selection with much better food at a much better price.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The Cardinal Rive Gauche is located inmidst the 5ème arrondissement of Paris, and this alone would make the stay interesting enough: you have dozens of the best restaurants and bistrots nearby, the famous rue Mouffetard, and all Paris is reachable within a few moments by métro. The Cardinal Rive Gauche offered a warm welcome, provided brochures that informed about current cultural events as well as newest magazines, and even the renovation works on the back fassade didn't impair the sojourn.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A last minute break in Paris, and we're very happy with the hotel in terms of price, location, cleanliness and friendly service. With Rue Mouffetarde down the road there were plenty of eating and drinking options, but the hotel is in a quite street which was great, with a nice nightcap bar on the corner. Recommended

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This hotel is ideally located near ATMs, an amazing bakery, cafe, and a rue that has open markets, clothing stores, grocery (european style) stores. It is also close to a metro and RER stop. Bang for the buck I thought it was excellent. The rooms were definitely european size, but it was a very charming hotel. I will be staying there again.

6.9 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Serbia

Spaciousness of rooms poor but cleanlines of rooms excellent. Breakfast could be better unless you are satisfied with croasans, butter and marmelade. The stuff very friendly. Location of the hotel very good. Closed to the RAR, metro and bus station.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is near a Metro station and bus stop. There are a number of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance which offer good value for money.

3.5
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

I was very excited to find this hotel in the location but found a hotel right across the road called L'Esperance that was alot cheaper with the exact facilities. The day staff at Rive Gauche were very "c'est la vie" and really couldn't care much about you. I was travelling with my 13 year old son on my own and was ill and could not even get a cup of tea from them, as it was only for the breakfast clients. The hotel was still having renovations done with workmen crashing and banging around on the outside of our rooms which meant we had to have our curtains and windows closed all the time we were there. The area around the hotel closes for eating around 10.30pm which is quite early for Paris but the local bar at the end of the street stays open till 3.00am. The room smelt a little musty, old mould and smoke but otherwise was very clean and of good size for Paris. When coming to Paris again I would look for something else in the same area, which is great, like across the road before I had to stay at Le Cardinal Rive Gauche again especially for its price range. Overall score of 3.

6.3 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

staff was very helpful - recommendation for a restaurant in the area was ideal

4.1 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • New Zealand

The street and area in Paris was excellent. There are lovely cafes and markets with great food to eat in very close proximity. It is also close to major tourist spots and easily accessible to transport. However, the rooms were extremely small; we had two rooms and one smelt terribly of cigarette smoke. The staff were helpful but not very friendly. I think it was expensive for what was on offer and would stay in the same area again but not the same hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

I have stayed in a lot of mid priced hotels and B & B's in Europe over a period of 25 years. The Cardinal I would rate at the very top in terms of value for money, cleanliness and location. If you want better than what they offer you will need to pay twice the price somewhere else. Space is limited in Paris, some hotels use this as an excuse to offer rubbish accommodation at high prices. Not the Cardinal Hotel - they were great. Excellent bathrooms, double glazing, the Mouffetard at the end of the street, with dozens of restaurant choices, Metro stations right there, and friendly staff. Very highly recommended.

0.5
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Unfortunately when I arrived at the hotel there were no more rooms even if I had a reservation. They apologized and they sent me and my boyfriend to another hotel (they said it was a better one). At least they were nice but it was a bad surprise...

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We spent four nights at this hotel which is located in a lovely area of Paris close to an excellent food market. The room was adequate in size (but very small bathroom) with comfortable beds and cable TV including CNN. The exterior and lobby were undergoing renovation but this did not disturb us. The male desk clerk was friendly and helpful but the female clerk was much less interested, especially when the internet broke down. At 4 euro for 15 minutes it was also very expensive. Hotel Esperance down the road let us use their intenet for free (when we explained). We didn't have the Hotel Cardinal breakfast, at 12 euro overpriced, but ate at nearby cafes. We really enjoyed the quiet area which was quiet but close to the Rue Mouffetard market.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel was very clean and about 1-1/2 blocks to the pink line metro. A great value in safe area. Would stay here again. The RER (blue line) to the airport was a 15min walk so I'd transfer to the pink line if you have lots of bags. Otherwise, fine.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This hotel was better than expected. Our room was large (from previous experience)very modern, very well appointed and extremely clean. We had a room with 2 windows overlooking the street with window boxes containing flowering geraniums - fabulous! Staff were very friendly and helpful, even lending me a needle and thread to sew a button back on my blouse. Lobby and dining area a little small and we had our breakfast outside the hotel. A little bit of a walk to the heart of Paris but through some beautiful local French streets. Would definately use this hotel again and would recommend it to friends.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

It was great to follow the front desk recomendation of walking along Rue Mouffetard. This street has still old houses, that survived Haussmann´s redevelopment. It is one of the oldest neighbohoods of Paris, with a street market that is there since the Middle Ages.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Cleanliness was our first priority and we were not disappointed. All receptionists were very friendly. Very small room, but that was not a problem as we used the room only for sleeping and as home base between all our visiting. Well located not too far from the Metro ("Les Gobelins" stop, about 2 blocks away). Would book again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Excellent experience. Hotel is on Rue Pascal, which is a short, one-way side street with very little traffic. We were in room 212 which is on the back side of the hotel looking into what was once a courtyard. So it was VERY quiet !!!! Room was a decent size (not as small as some we had stayed in during our 15 days in France). We did not partake of the petit dejeuner at the Cardinal so can't comment on it's quality or value. We did feel it was expensive at 12 Euros per person. We had to have breakfast outside as my wife is diabetic and she had to have protein at breakfast. There were lots of places close by to do so. For an excellent evening meal be sure to dine at the La Forge which is only about 40 metres down the street. Also, many fine restaurants and shops on Rue Mouffetard which is very close by. Hotel staff were very helpful with directions when I had to return rental car; booking transportation to airport; restaurant advice; etc.; etc. Our room did not have a mini-bar which would have come in handy. But the staff offered to keep anything cold or frozen for us. The A/C was efficient and quiet. The free wireless internet worked flawlessly. We wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel and will defineitely stay here if we ever return to Paris. Our rates, in Euros, for our 6 nights were: 105, 105. 105, 95, 145, 145. The last 2 nights were for Sept 1 & 2, 2008 when their busy season started again.

7.2 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

small clean room in a nice area right near the latin quarter. room smelled a little strange when i first got there (though it looked clean)...just opened a window and it was fine after a while.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Serbia and Montenegro

Decent hotel in a very pleasant neighbourhood. I would stay there again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was in a great location and exceeded my expectations. The room and bathroom were a good size. I highly recommend staying at this hotel.

7.0 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Very well located and quiet. Rooms are nice and relatively spacious. To be booked only via Internet. Room is worth 90EUR/night and not more. Breakfast can be improved amd is served close to the reception desk.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The only negative thing about this hotel are the beds. They are very soft and lumpy providing no back support. Other than that, very clean, spacious rooms in comparison to other hotels, good price/quality ratio, good location with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Only a 5-10 minute walk to the metro which can then take you anywhere in Paris. Walking distance to the Pantheon, Luxemberg castle and Notre Dame. Highly recommended

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

This is my second stay this year at the hotel and I have been happy my choice. I like the location as it is close to markets, bakeries and the Metro,line 7 takes you to most attractions in central Paris. I found the staff to be very pleasant,helpful and accommodating . The breakfast of 13 euros is a bit steep but if you go to a local cafe and have a second cup of cafe creme it is almost the same price.I think convience would be a deciding factor to stay breakfast not the cost.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

A very happy 10 day stay here. Don't let the Comfort Hotel name put you off as it is a small hotel and personal. Room spacious for Paris and a nice bathroom. Quiet street and yet only metres from dozens of cafes, bars, bakeries, general stores - everything you could want. Less than 5 minutes to two metro stations in different directions. This metro line was great in that it took you to two large stations for changing/connecting to other lines. Also a short walk through Jardin des Plantes to Gare Austerlitz for the RER train. I went all over Paris by metro and RER. Very close to Rue Mouffetard and all the food stalls and many, many cafes further up and in the side streets. Staff were very helpful and spoke English. I would definitely stay there again as it is a great area without being noisy. Highly recommended.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Really good little hotel for a weekend in Paris. The location was perfect to be out of the City but close enough to be able to stroll in. Also there was a good selection of restuarants & bars close by so you could stay local of an evening. Breakfast were offered but at 12 euros it was expensive. However it was easy enough to get breakfast locally in the Cafe`s so no problem.. I would and will recommend this Hotel and hope to use it again next year.

2.3
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

During my entire stay through Europe. Rome, Venice, Paris and London this was by far the worst hotel. The service was HORRIBLE the horrible breakfast was 10 Euros...(coffee and bread) and did I say the staff was horrible? The location was miserable. Would never stay there again and would tell everyone else to stay AWAY!

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

the hotel was just as described. Staff were helpful and spoke English. Room was clean and of an adequate size, although we did not speend much time in it to be honest. It was situated at the back of the hotel and consequently very quiet. I would not hesitate in staying at the hotel again - it is very well situated near the rue mouffetard where there are lots of places to eat.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our stay started excellently with the offer of a prestige room, Not sure why. Perhaps because we had booked through a site that requests reviews. The room was large with a good sized ensuite boasting bath, excellent shower and hairdryer. The room has a television that worked well. We did not take breakfast. The reception was well informed and professional although they could not sort the safe box that was not working. The hotel is very close to Moufftard with its exciting shops, dancing in the street on Sunday and music on every street corner on Saturday. This was because it was Midsummer night. The music could be heard in the room but it was not intrusive. The hotel is a walk from the Pantheon and a walk from the metro so ideally situated. For us the hotel was perfect. I don’t know what the non prestige rooms are like. Probably not as big but we were lucky and had a wonderful break in this exciting city

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Breakfast is not included in the price and costs €14,00; if it were the price-quality rate would be higher. Anyway, in the immediate surroundings of the hotel there are several places serving a good breakfast at a reasonable price.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

FABULOUS LOCATION! The area is full of great restaurants, Mouffetard street is great fun and full of eateries and shops. Will go back to this hotel in the future!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Nice small hotel, good services and very good placement.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were small but typical and perfectly fine. No complaints at all, would stay again.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The hotel is good, the only thing who i don't like it are: The breakfast are not soo good and i find the price NOT included, the internet service is very expansive and using a bad browser. The room are not so big, but clean and quite.

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

I booked a room for me and for my two colleques in this hotel, because they are advertising "individual air conditioning in every room" in Venere site. There wasn't any air conditioning in any of these three rooms! We stayed only one night and it was not too warm, so it was not a big issue. Otherwise room was fine, big and clean. Breakfast was much too expensive, quality quite poor.

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Work in progress inside the hotel, it's better to wait...

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

3rd trip to Paris, having stayed in hotels large and small. Prior to booking was wary - Comfort Inn? - but upon arrival realized my apprehension was unfounded. Great location, staff and room. Probably stay here on my next trip.

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is directly opposite a music bar, so if you get a front room you'll have to wait until the music stops at midnight on a weekend to get to sleep. Rear rooms are OK apparently. No meal taken in the hotel, but there ar so many good eating and drinking places within easy walking distance.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We highly recommend this hotel for individuals or families touring Paris. This hotel is strategically well located in downtown Paris, close to public transportation, shops, eating facilities and other places of interest to tourist. Staff speak English, there is shuttle buses to and from the airport, rooms include full bathrooms, staff is very helpful, and the price for our double room was very reasonable. Anyone traveling to Paris, will enjoj a stay at Hotel Comfort Hotel Cardinal Rive Gauche. Jesse and Ernestyne Forbes The State of Virginia The United states of America

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel is in a great part of Paris. Metro is nearby but not sure why anyone would want to travel far from the hotel. Best neighbourhood in Paris with Mouffetard Street markets and cafes just around the corner (nb don't go to the markets on Monday they are not open!) and Notre Dame precinct just a short walk away. Hotel has typically small parisian rooms but overall it is a great and great value for money.

6.2 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel was nice and the staff were friendly BUT, the cleaner was vacuming at 9.30am on Sunday morning. Check out was not until 12pm so it was very annoying as we were constantly disturbed as more guests left the hotel. The location was good - we did a lot of walking.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I confirm the comments of previous guests. It's a perferct compromise if you want to have a quality hotel at a good price. Sorroundings, are very nice, metro at 5 min, quite, clean (and very-very small) rooms.

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • New Zealand

Excellent budget hotel. Would recommend. Very clean rooms. Beds were comfortable. Close to Rue Mouffetard - great selection of food places.

7.6 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

In a pleasant part of the city and quiet as on a side road. Bars restaurants and shops quite at hand. Not too far from the Metro connection. Plenty of on street bicycle rentals available. Room functional and tidy with a good bathroom. air conditioning / heating available.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

absolutely excellent. I was nicely surprised by the size of the room. The location was great and the hotel very quiet. I will return.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Tiny room with too much furniture. Some of staff was quite pleasant while others were surly and unhelpful. Still, a pretty good value for Paris and surroundings (Montparnasse) and access to public transportation were great.

7.5 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Surprise 50th Brithday treat for my partner. Could not have chosen better. Location was excellent. Easy access from airport to hotel. Remember to purchase a batch of 10 metro tickets at the airport. Tip, first Sunday of each month most places of interest 'free entry'. Reception staff at the Comfort excellent giving you tips where to eat.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

We were in Paris for a oong weekend. we did not want to spend time or money inside a hotel room. This place was great. Easy to get to from the airport, clean, quiet, great location - the street market round the corner is brilliant - good for the Metro and reasonable priced. If you want to spend double the money on a flash hotel then go ahead but I'll stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Overall was very satisfied with the Hotel and the staff were as helpful as they could be given the language barriers. My room was spacious enough for one and the only hotel that offered me a bath which was used daily.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Netherlands

Overall very clean - better then you can expect from a Paris hotel in this price range. The location is somewhat distant from the key attractions, but the area itself is very nice and not 'touristic'.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Very nice hotel at Quartier Latin. Two blocks from metro station, very near Rue du Monge, a nice street that finishes at Bl Saint German. Nice surroundings to walk and discover. Air conditioning working fine, nice bath and shower, very good bed. Elevator. Front desk people spoke english and were very nice. We learned from them at venere and recomend them. We would stay again without blinking.

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Room Details

Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche offers 36 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as complimentary weekday newspapers, safes and phones during their Latin Quarter - Pantheon visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche

By underground
Take underground line 7 and get off at either Les Gobelins or Censier Daubenton, both less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

By airplane
From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, take the RER line B to Port Royal. The RER station is located 10 minutes from the hotel.

Distances from Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche

Ecole normale superieure - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Jardin des Plantes - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Place de la Contrescarpe - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Arenes de Lutece - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Paris Observatory - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Pantheon - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Pierre et Marie Curie University - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Paradis Latin - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Gallery of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Luxembourg Gardens - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Sorbonne University - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Paris Catacombs - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
The preferred airport for Hôtel Cardinal Rive Gauche is Paris (ORY-Orly) - 11.8 km / 7.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.