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Hôtel Saint Paul - Lyon

2 star Hotel Lyon

6 Rue Lainerie - Lyon

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 75 .00
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Hôtel Saint Paul is situated in the heart of Lyon, in the Saint Paul Renaissance district, close to the magnificent Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica, with its wonderful view over the city, and the Saint Jean Cathedral.
The property is housed in a beautiful 14th-century building and welcomes guests in a warm and intimate atmosphere. Within short walking distance you will find typical local restaurants called bouchons, small picturesque streets full of history in the St Paul, St Jean, and St Georges districts, as well as the renowned Guignol theatre only 100 meters from the property, and the Gadagne and du Guignol museums.

There is no lift available in the hotel. The reception desk is open from 7 AM until 11 PM. Wi-Fi Internet connection as well as an Internet point are available for free in the reception area.

Parking is available nearby (surcharge). Pets and service animals are welcome.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hôtel Saint Paul

A continental breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel Saint Paul

  • Pets accepted
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service

Know before you go

  • Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


The reception desk is open from 7 AM until 10:30 PM. Guests can check in from 7 AM to 11:30 AM and check out from 2 PM to 10:30 PM.

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 7 for adults and EUR 7 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 5 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10 per night

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

National rating

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

Hôtel Saint Paul is also known as

Saint Paul Hotel
Saint Paul Lyon
Saint Paul Hotel Lyon

8.2

Clean

9.0

Location

7.4

Quiet

6.5

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hôtel Saint Paul reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

Great location in the older part of city. The building is old but that is what makes it unique and special. Hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Only problem was the bed being against the wall, so only could get out at one side

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location. Historic building but modern design and ammenities in rooms. I really liked my room very much. Very clean and well maintained. Very courteous and helpful staff. I would stay here again. Note, there is no elevator so some people might need help carrying their luggage upstairs. Rooms facing street have great light and air but at times can be a bit noisy if the windows are open (this is a city after all). Rooms facing the inner court are more quiet but darker.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Lyon is a most beautiful city, and Hotel Saint Paul is located right in the middle of everything you could possibly wish for in the Old Town. When we arrived at the hotel we were very pleasantly greeted by Verner who provided a local map and highlighted his recommended restaurants. Our room was on the third floor (58 steps) and at first we were disappointed with the size of the room. We were not expecting a palace but we were surprised by our initial impression. Once we organised ourselves and started to recover from jet lag (over 30 hours traveling from Oz) we realised the room was ok, just small and a bit daggy, probably what one would expect for a two star hotel. The bathroom was modern and very clean. The double bed was firm yet comfortable. We had a small desk and small robe, both of which were handy. Our room was cleaned and made up each day. On two of our four days at the hotel we had breakfast in the hotel dining room, which was fresh and tasty and offered with friendly service. Our room window opened into an internal courtyard which was generally ok except when some drunk and noisy people arrived in the early hours of the morning. It was quite warm weather and there was very little fresh air coming through the internal window and the ventilation wasn't very good, even though the ceiling fan didn't stop. The only problem we had was that the promised free wifi didn't happen (we took our laptop). It worked ok on the first day and then suddenly we couldn't get access again. They said there was a problem with their isp. However, when pressed they were somehow able to switch it on for us for for 15 minutes, once in the four days. This caused us significant disadvantage and we couldn't figure how they were still able to run their business with internet yet we were unable to access it. Overall, we would recommend Hotel Saint Paul to anyone happy to stay in basic budget accommodation in a beautiful part of Lyon. Apart from the lack of wif

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The location was perfect location for my interests. the room was spacious and very clean. Lucky to be on the first floor, it must be difficult to go to the higher floors without a lift. The summer solstace music activities was noisy, but one day a year is okay. I would stay here again when visiting Lyons.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Informative and welcoming staff. Location good with easy access to the main tourist points. I was given a room on the highest floor. The wifi signal was weak there.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

People are friendly but hotel needs refurbishment. Bed and chair in room were uncomfortable. Breakfast adequate.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Unbelievable location. Extremely helpful and courteous staff who gave us directions and ideas for eating out and exploring Lyon. I would definitely recommend this hotel for the value.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Excellent situation in the Old Lyon, and a decent price for that. The rooms are normal for 2*, the public areas could be refreshed. Free Wifi in the rooms. Good and cheap breakfast. The employees are particularly kind and helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Everything was really nice, especially the kindness and helpfulness of the hotel owner & staff.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Exceptionally helpful and welcoming, good advice on restaurants and sights, great location. The rooms were exactly as pictured, well heated, clean, comfortable and a bit cosy, as you'd expect in such an ancient building. There's no lift, and the staircase is circular, so if you get nauseous easily don't take a 4th floor room as we did - but the outlook is lovely.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Terrific location at edge of old town. Very cheerful and helpful staff. Excellent bars and estaurants within a stone's throw. Loved the old style atmosphere of the hotel. Would definitely stay again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very good hotel, very good relation between price/quality, very good situation, perhaps a little problem; Quietness of rooms, in general very good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Perfect location and super-clean which are my two priorities when choosing hotels. Furthermore I liked the overall atmosphere of the hotel: relaxed and easy-going but still with a 'hotel feel' as opposed to hostels. In the bathroom was provided soaps and a hair dryer which is handy when not wanting to bring much luggage for a short stay. Also we could leave our back in the reception area. If having a lot of luggage or difficulties with stairs it might be best to ask for one of the lower rooms. There is a lot of stairs in old buildings.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Tres bonne localisation dans le Vieux Lyon ! pas d'ascenseur

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We only stayed here in transit overnight in the cheapest room. The room was clean but not flash. We found the evening staff ok, the morning staff, a lovely woman, was much more helpful and breakfast was great! If you have a car this not a good place to stay as it has no parking. There is a reasonably cheap car park close by called Saint Jean that the night staff did not point out to us when we arrived and suggested we drive a lot further than we needed to.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Modern rooms set in a 13th century property. It is clear that the property is carefully managed. Wonderful experience overall.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very nice hotel and staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Nice and well ubicated hotel for a weekend without children. The employies are very friendly and give recommendations and tips for sites to visit and where to eat. One thing that I liked was that the room was very clean, which sometimes is the problem even in some hotels of higher category.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was a great value budget hotel in a wonderful location. It was clean and quiet albeit a little dark in the rooms.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The perfect location for a short stay. Owners are delightful and very helpful. Getting there from Lyon Part Dieu railway station via public transport was so easy. It is located in an unusual, old building typical of Vieux Lyon and this means that some rooms are within the building with windows opening into a light well/ancient staircase which doesn't allow a lot of light in. It is better than it sounds but if you like plenty of daylight ask for a room overlooking the street. We very much enjoyed staying there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

fantastic hotel and wonderful staff - very helpful and welcoming. The walk around Vieux Lyon, as well as the restaurant recommendations were all excellent and made for a wonderful stay during our short trip. Tremendous value for money.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Great location, great service (really helpful staff), poor instalations. The room is not exactly small, is like totaly out of shape, is long and narrow, u could easily mistake it for some kind of train wagon. You can only leave your bed by one side. No air conditioning, and really busy street make it everything but impossible to sleep at reasonable times during summer time. If u can forfeit these traits, then this hotel is for you.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

As to be expected from the price it is basic and a little shabby but extremely clean. We liked the atmosphere of the old building and little courtyards (we had a second one at the back outside our bedroom window)though we could have done with brighter lights to read by. We went to both the restaurants recommended by reception and they were very good in different ways.

4.5 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I chose this hotel based on good reviews and location. When we got there, I was happy with the location, but the hotel was scary. Our room was small, dark and in need of major renovation. The windows faced the inside court and if people went downstairs to smoke and/or talk, we heard them and smelled their cigarettes in our room. We heard steps and voices on the staircase, which woke us up during the night and in the morning. The windows in our room didn’t close, good thing it was warm outside. We left our towels on the floor in morning and the cleaning lady instead of giving us new towels put back the same, dirty towels. The receptionist downstairs was very helpful and showed us all the places we should visit in Lyon. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel, at least not the room we stayed in.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I spotted the hotel on a previous visit to Lyon and then checked it out on the web. It lived up to expectations. We shall certainly try and stay there again. It is however a simple hotel and better suited to short stays (1 or 2 nights). I would not want to try and do any work in the room. The large fan suggested that the room might be rather hot in the summer. On a cold day in March, it was fine!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

On ne pourrait souhaiter meilleur emplacement pour cet hotel. Le personnel était extrêmement sympathique et de bon conseil. Le seul bémol: le lit était d'un confort très relatif. Tout de même, le rapport qualité/prix était excellent.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Reception and eating areas look chic and like the photos. However the stairwell/rooms are a dump. Perhaps we arrived right after a rowdy group had left but there were stains on the carpet everywhere and everything in the room was falling apart (lights, toilet seat, etc). Our room did not look charming like the photo-- it looked more like a hostel room and it was on the 5th floor (when we arrived it appeared they were still cleaning the many open rooms on the lower floors). Now, it is possible they gave us a crappy rundown room because we were traveling with a dog and I guess that's fair. I guess if you're looking for ambience, it might be worth asking for a nicely decorated room. For 75 euro I would have like a little more charm. I would say do not stay here if you are looking for a romantic couple's getaway. The location is somewhat touristy but very close to everything. If you're a foodie, you'd do well to get away from this area for a nice dinner (too many tourist menus with mediocre food). Be warned that parking is pretty expensive (20 euros per day). Overall we enjoyed Lyon but we're accustomed to getting a better room for the money in France.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

stay for a night. give us good adresses for diner...

6.2 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

very charming hotel a bit too noisy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

there was some construction going on at the hotel when we were there so that was a bit off-putting. but the room was very nice for the price paid and the bathroom was clean and had a nice shower. the people who worked there were extremely helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty for a budget hotel. the location is excellent because the navette presqu'ile goes directly from the perrache train station to the hotel. fabulous. this was super convenient when catching a tgv to paris from perrache.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Cozy atmosphere, not anything spectacular but just what you need: a comfortable bed, a small functional bath, quietness and a very central location. The only problem was parking: >20 euros/day. So, if you go by car, it may be good considering somewhere with parking facilities

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Algeria

My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I stayed in one quadruple room for 3 nights. It is as most folks have reported, old and neglected. Very much in need of remodel. And do take the carpet off the walls first! The staff was so wonderful, you can help but wish them well and hope that room by room, they will get the remodel done. I haven't read where anyone actually has stayed in a newly done room. The location was awesome....just awesome and it was quiet, other than the celebrations during the World Cup, of course! And what fun that was, to learn about the rules of the game and join in the cheering.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Excellent hotel Great location Was very much part of the old town with its architecture and initially I was suprised at a room that had no exterior windows but opened into an inner coourtyard That could be explained to uninformed people like me in the hotel information and hopefully in future as it is restored the courtyard will be a thing of beauty Staff were fantastic and security was excellent

4.9 Ordinary
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed 1 night here.The room we had was tiny,carpet on the walls??!The heating in the room was broke,the cold tap came off in my hand and water only came through 2 holes in the shower head.The guy on reception said there were refurbishing the hotel..I do hope so.The only positive was that it was in a good postion for the old town,bars etc.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Quite comfortable and cosy. Great! Breakfast until 12.00 A.M.! P.S.(The nearest parking is very expensive.)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Super schönes Hotel! Gelegen inmitten der Fussgängerzone von Vieux-Lyon. Sehr freundliche Bedienung. Renoviertes Doppelzimmer sehr geräumig und schön! Frühstück im Preis leider nicht inbegriffen.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location in Vieux Lyon...a bit of a hike from Lyon Part Dieu, but not bad by metro or bus. Very reasonable price.

6.3 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

We actually put the wrong dates into Venere when we booked several weeks prior to travelling (we did several hotels at once and simply mixed the days up for Lyon), which caused my credit card to be charged for the missed night (as we arrived two days after our booking was due). However the staff were very helpful and understanding, and able to assist us and provide a room despite technically missing our booking. Having said that, the room was very basic, no door on bathroom, thin walls and the lamp did not work. We were offered a room on the top floor which was up a steep spiral staircase (not fun with luggage) as it had a view, which proved to be of the roof of an adjacent building. Generally the facilities were simply ordinary, although this was compensated for by the level of friendliness and assistance provided by the staff, who were great. The hotel is also handy to alot of the sights of Vieux-Lyon (the older part of town), transport, restaurants, and the river Saone (beautiful at sunset).

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Taiwan

Friendly staff, and very good breakfast.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

O hotel é pequeno, os quartos apertados e mal distribuídos. A localização, por outro lado, é excelente. Para uma noite vale a pena.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

Easy to find and extremely friendly and helpful hosts (with great restaurant recommendations). More spacious than I dreamed a two star hotel could be! The only negative was the cost of parking the car overnight anywhere near the hotel. (I think it was €20 per 24 hours) If you're there more than a day you might want to consider options further out of town. We had a great time in Lyon thanks to this place!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Staff was very friendly, very helpful - 4 star service at a 2 star price! The room was clean, quaint architecture, and the location was very convenient to sites. Our stay was very short, but very comfortable. No air conditioning, but not hot; large fan provided.

7.0 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Rather small but adequate room in the rear, with comfortable bed-- The bathroom was nicely updated and brightly lit. The staff was very friendly & helpful. The location is great, with many good bouchons in the area.

7.9 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

You won't find better value in the heart of the old quarter. The rooms are showing their age and are simply furnished, but are also spacious and clean. There are minimal facilities provided, but this is more tnan made up for by the helpfullness and friendliness of the owner.

6.2 Fair
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

As we had ordered a new room overlooking the courtyard, we were surprised to find a room apparently last renovated during the 60s, right above the street (noisy at night). It turned out we had been noticed by e-mail, but in French, whereas the rest of the mail was in English, so I had overlooked it. Otherwise, we were fully satisfied - friendly staff, excellent location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Malaysia

DOMINIQUE THE OWNER OF HOTEL IS VERY HELPFUL AND AM I SO GLAD TO MEET A FRENCH WHO SPEAKS EXCELLENT ENGLISH AND VERY VERY GRACIOUS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very nice 2 star hotel. Owner speaks very good english and knows the area, recommended some very fine restaurants.

7.8 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We chose the hotel partly because we thought it was heritage, the front of the hotel has been 'modernised' and while it is very old inside the front is disappointing. Our room was small with a tiny window onto a light well, This really did not matter but was initially disappointing. Security in the area is tight and stops the hotel from being as welcoming as it might otherwise be.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

My wife and I stayed here with our two teenage sons (14 and 17) for a total of five days in August 2004. We liked it and would probably stay here again. Very low price, good value, great location. Pluses  Location: At the northern tip of “Old Lyon”, it is close to the rest of Old Lyon as well as to the Parking St. Jean (park as far north as you can) and the Presqu’ile, Place des terraux, Opera, Beaux Arts Museum, restaurant street Rue Mercière and parts further South to place Bellecour  Comfort: While the quad room we stayed in was a bit small, it was nicely configured with two spacious double beds and lots of space for our bags, clothes, books etc.  TV: reception was good  Building: Beautiful old Renaissance building w spiral staircase  Price: Extremely reasonable  Staff: Friendly and helpful (I spoke French; don’t know about their English) Minuses  Noise: The street (Rue Lainerie) and nearly all of Old Lyon is chock full of restaurants that (in August at least) stay open quite late, and has many revelers in various states of inebriation, all of whom appear to be shouting at each other, especially between 1:00 and 3:30 am. The garbage truck comes at 6:25 am. Strategies include keeping the window shut or using earplugs (eg Ohropax)  Bath: Is built into the room with partition (not floor-to-ceiling) walls; we did not have a problem but thought you should know  Towels: While we booked the room for four people we had to ask (twice) for 4 bath towels

6.8 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The price for this accomodation was excellent HOWEVER, were staying with my in-laws in one room with two beds. The shower and toilet are in the middle of the room with a thin partition around the toilet and frosted glass on the shower (it leaked). The place was not extremely clean, but not horrible either. If you need a cheap place to stay and you are not fussy, this will work well for you.

7.2 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The price was good. The staff was very nice. The fan was appreciated. The room was good size but we had to be careful in the shower to not spray water over the wall onto the bed because the wall did not go all the way up in the bathroom. The outside noise at night was loud until 12:00 midnight and with open windows we could hear everything. (This is not the hotel's fault.)

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Israel

Central, very poor rooms. Parking away 10 minutes - about 6 Euro per 12 hrs. Good for one night if you haven't found better ....

7.0 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

we had difficulty in getting two bath towels for two people - a basic essential in any 2 star hotel. The manager was very helpful with info about Lyon, maps and advice about restaurants in our area. Overall, a good experience

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Only double rooms are offered, but the price is low enough to make it affordable as a single. Decor and funishings were new. Bed was large, firm, and comfortable, but the room was a bit small for it. The "closet" was a canvas shelf unit. The shower en suite was a definite plus It was large, and the showerhead worked well - however the shower floor was slippery and I suffered a cut that lasted the next two weeks. The only MAJOR complaint was that several LOUD pigeons live in the courtyard - you MUST bring earplugs if you want to sleep.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

the staff was very nice and helpful. the room wasn't all that great but the location made up for that.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This property was exactly as described. Great location. Management was available and of great help. Spoke very good English. This is an historical building so there is not a lift, thus be prepared to walk up a floor or two. I strongly recommend this hotel for a short inexpense stay in Lyon.

7.5 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Public parking near the hotel very expensive (17 € for overnight parking)

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Charming hotel in wonderful location with excellent staff. Suffers from size of rooms and some noise. Overall a good stay in a charming & characterful area of Lyon.

7.9 Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was basic but clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was excellent. It is very good value for money.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A nice, clean hotel in an excellent part of town. Although the rooms are simple, the price is excellent for this location - overall we are very happy with our experience and would come again.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

Staff were very relaxed and welcoming; position of St Paul is outstanding; the property is in an ancient building. To save money, we chose a room that hadn't been refurbished yet; though not too cramped, it was a little dingy in the bathroom (historic building and all that) - someone staying more than a few days may prefer one of the updated rooms. We would happily stay here again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel was good, the people were friendly and very helpful the room was comfortable and clean although a little small. The only problem we had with the room was that there was no door to the bathroom so drying off after a shower was awkward The location of the hotel is great, right in the heart of the old quaters and a little walk to the main shopping area. We Would defiantly stay in St Paul again and will be recommending it to friends.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The hotel needs a major overhaul. The rooms are large, but look like they haven't been seen a coat of paint since the seventies. The bed was comfortable and the location was excellent, in the heart of Old Lyon so if you aren't planning on doing much other than sleep at the hotel, it is a strong value. Note: If you are a single woman, you might not feel the safest at night since you don't enter and exit through the lobby but rather a separate entrance.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Found the staff very helpful and the surroundings were excellent.

6.1 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

OK location but very noisy early mornings. When ordering a quadruple room I had expected it be somewhat more spaceious (two twin bes placed in what looked like an ordinary double room). But the beds were OK to sleep in, and the room was made fairly well each day. Compared to price I am quite satisfied with my stay.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good overall. Staff were helpful. Difficult to find.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was an excellent hotel, with character, good value for money and in an ideal situation in the old city of Lyon. We shall certainly use it again and have already recommended it to frienda.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

A very nice hotel in the heart of the medieval part of Lyon. The owners were very welcoming, and the breakfast was delicious, with fresh bread and croissants... The rooms are gradually being redecorated, and although we had one of the older ones, it was comfortable, and we had a great time !

7.6 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

For a two star hotel in a large French city, Hotel St Paul is good value. It is well located in terms of the Lyon shopping and business district - both the Navette and the regular bus service are very close, which allows visitors to access the excellent Lyon public transport network. The staff (all four, at different times during our three day stay)were all friendly, welcoming and helpful. They were prepared to bridge the language difference, which was very helpful to us. Hotel St Paul is a more than adequate budget hotel in the heart of Vieux Lyon. We felt safe and welcome there.

5.2 Ordinary
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The overall standard of accomodation at the hotel St Paul was adequate considering the price that i paid. What was most dissapointing though was turning up to the hotel on the 18th of June (the 1st day that i had booked) to find that they had absolutly no record of my reservation. As you can imagine this prediciment was most distressing as we were expecting to be able to check in and then go to the France v Colombia Football match which we had tickets for. After a heated discussion with the night manager in which he denied all knowledge of our reservation, he rang a more expensive hotel a few blocks away and gained us a room there instead at additional expense to ourselves. All this trouble meant that we missed the afore mentioned football game to which we were unable to gain a refund for. When arriving at the hotel St Paul the following morning to speak with the manager, he had somehow managed to find our reservation and offered to roll over our reservation to the following day. He did not however offer us any form of compensation for our having to spend a night in a more expensive hotel, or for that matter an apology. Or offer to compensate us for the missed football match that his and his staff's incompentance led to. I am unsure as to whether the apparent fault in the hotel St Paul not having our reservation is with the hotel or with Venere, but quite frankly i don't consider this to be acceptable behaviour, and i expect some kind of satisfaction in this matter from the guilty party. Yours Sincerely Dallas Poultney

7.8 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

7.8 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

2.7
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

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5.1 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

7.9 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

6.6 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 20-room Hôtel Saint Paul. Corporate travelers visiting the Old Lyon area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as direct-dial phones.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Fan
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hôtel Saint Paul

By car
From the north, follow the indications to Tunnel de Fourvière and take exit Vieux Lyon.
From the south, follow the indications to Lyon centre and Quai de Saône, Vieux Lyon.

By train
From the main train station Gare Part Dieu: take exit Vivier Merle, cross the large square in front of the station entrance and turn right. Walk for 150 metres towards Cours Lafayette. Here you can take bus line no. C3 until the last stop, Gare St. Paul. From Saint Paul square turn left and walk till the pedestrian area, where you will find the property.
From Perrache train station: exit Charlemagne and take bus line no. 91, direction St. Paul, which stops in front of the hotel.

Distances from Hôtel Saint Paul

Guignol Theater - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Lyon History Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Lyon Courthouse - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Metallic Tower - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lyon Museum of Fine Arts - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Terreaux Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Jean Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lyon City Hall - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Notre Dame Basilica - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Esplanade de Fourviere - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Theatre des Celestins - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Lyon Opera - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Gallo-Roman Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hôtel Saint Paul are:
Lyon (LYN-Lyon Bron) - 9.7 km / 6 mi
Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery) - 19.7 km / 12.3 mi

The preferred airport for Hôtel Saint Paul is Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery).

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 kilometre.

Transportation services Hôtel Saint Paul

  • Shuttle service