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Crystal Hotel - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

24 Rue Saint Benoit - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 107 .00
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The Crystal Hotel will welcome you in the very heart of the legendary Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris, an ideal location to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the famous Rive Gauche, still exhaling the spirit of the 1950s jazz players who left an indelible mark on this unique zone of the French capital.

Entirely renovated, the hotel owes its charm to the sophisticated and classical decors, which vary from room to room, and to the attention paid to comfort facilities.

A meeting room with a capacity of 15 people is at your disposal for seminars, conferences or cocktail parties.

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Guest Rating 7.8 Good
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Breakfast at Crystal Hotel

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

Facilities at Crystal Hotel

  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

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 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per night plus EUR 100 one-time cleaning fee
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 250
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 250
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 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
  • Tourism fee: 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.

Crystal Hotel is also known as

Crystal Hotel Paris

8.1

Clean

9.2

Location

7.6

Quiet

6.4

Spacious

8.1

Service

Crystal Hotel reviews

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Was not told about the morning breakfast until our last day. As a result we never had it.

7.8 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very well located hotel. Friendly staff. Good value for money.

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Room was small. Hotel still being refurbished so constant smell of paint. No fire escape and no fire instructions in the room very small lift which did not go to top floor.

4.3 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Holiday. Rooms were very dingy - bathroom was the brightest area in the room. Furnishings were dull and carpet almost threadbare. Considering this, breakfast should have been included considering the rate for such a dingy room.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We felt that this was an expensive hotel for what it was - old-fashioned carpet on a tiny narrow winding staircase, with tiny dark breakfast room in the basement. We ate out every morning - much cheaper and pleasanter surroundings! However the room was a good size, clean and towels changed daily. We thought the reception staff were brilliant - friendly, helpful and polite at all times. It was a bit noisy outside but its Paris - we expected that! Lovely places to eat nearby, so close to everything but without loads of tourists everywhere. Overall pretty good.

7.8 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

A mother and her two older daughters from Norway had a lovely late April weekend in Paris. The Crystal Hotel was a very good choise, perfect situated for metro, garden, shopping,restaurants and a lively area - but quiet at nights. The room for 3 persons was quite OK and we all would like to return another year.

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Luxembourg

I was travelling with my 22years old daughter. We wanted to see a representation of "Tramway called desire" of T. Williams with Isabelle Huppert in the Odeon Theater. An other reason was to have some nice days together, going to libraires an to the cinema.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hoel well situated in a safe area. My room was light and airy, well appointed and the bathroom was super clean.The staff and communications with the hotel were first rate. Great places to eat and have a drink nearby which are a bit pricey but it is Paris. The aircon had thoughtfully been switched on in my room for some time when I arrived, which was welcome as Paris is very hot in August. Booked again for September. This hotel gets my vote - and I am well travelled both business and leisure.

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Small hotel with small rooms. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Super location with good Latin Quarter restaurants and cafes. Have visited the hotel many times.

2.5
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

disco club at the ground floor, old aged building not well restructured, staff not informed about paris tourist services

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Friendly, helpful staff who went the extra mile to help with local knowledge, directions, transport queries etc. Were understanding of our lack of French. Comfortable, quiet room, very close to good restaurants. An easy walk to Musee d'Orsay and other tourist destinations. We hope to come again and would recommend the Crystal Hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Location is perfect with good access to Metro. The hotel is surrounded by numerous cafeterias, restaurants and various types of shops. Rooms are clean. We were more than pleased with this hotel and we surely will come again.

7.2 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

Elevator is small. But location is excellent.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Georgia

location is perfect, staff is perfect, but the rooms are very small and the price is not appropriate

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Excellent area, good staff, good price/quality, I recomend this hotel!

6.9 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I've booked a double room. When arrived I was informed it was at 5-th floor in the attic and the elevator went only to 4-th floor so I had to haul the luggage on narrow stairs(the lady at the recption commented quite obnoxiously:"at this price I cannot offer you a room at a different floor",as if it was me who "forced" them to offer me this price! The elevator was the smallest I saw in my life - and I travel a lot especially in Europe where everything is small(two normal size people or 1 person+1 suitcase). We had trouble with the heat;even after complaining in the evening that there was no heat,they turned it on for a while but then,during my 4 nights stay, they kept turning it off over the night ;we woke up in a freezing cold room ' my elderly mother got sick. Didn't dare to take a shower one morning as the room was like a cave. The bathroom was extremely small. The maid was very friendly and took care of the room greatly. Another receptionist ,Bruno, was also quite helpfull.The breakfast was $ 10 but NOT INCLUDED in the price (as the same lady which commented on the room price informed me). At this price I'd rather eat next door at one of the famous cafes Les Deux Magots or Cafe de Flore , which were at the corner of the street Rue St Benoit. The location was EXCELLENT , near the St. Germain Cathedral. Musee d'Orsay with its impressive impressionist collection is at 10 min walking distance. For the evening,eat around the happenning area at the intersection of Rue de Buci,Rue de la Seine and Rue Mazarine.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We were very pleased with this hotel. While the rooms were typically small and cozy, they were clean and comfortable. The location is ideal, within walking distance to so many sights and the choice of cafe's are plentiful. The staff were accommodating; especially the concierge who was extremely helpful which helped make our vacation the success that it was. I would recommend this hotel to others and hope to return myself in the future.

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I stayed in a standard room in "Hotel Crystal" for 12 nights. The room I stayed in for the first 2nights was very disappointing (room 17). It was not clean, very small, furnished with terribly worn-out furniture, and noisy facing street. The carpet was very worn out. And the bathroom tiles has moulds on them. After I made complaints to the hotel staff about the room, they arranged other room for me. Although the othe room was small, it was much better. Despite the poor standard (compared to what I paid) of the rooms and the facilities, I could enjoy the rest of my stay thanks to the convenient location and the very kind and helpful hotel staff. I really would like to praise the service of the hotel staff which made my stay pleasant.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was a lovely place to stay, the location was amazing right in the heart of Paris and the staff were great and very helpful!

3.5
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

at payment an added tax fee has been applied (about 4 uero more for nignt) the price of room bar service is quite amazing: 4 euro for a water!

4.6 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Were given a room at the back of the ground floor with no outward view at all and it was a little dusty. A room upstairs would have been a lot better - we felt that we were shoved in the broom cupboard. Location was excellent however, and the price would have been very reasonable had we had an upstairs room with a window.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

We are an Italian couple who spent four days in Paris in August. The place is comfortable, clean and quiet ( we were at the fourth floor). The staff is friendly. Very good the relationship between price/quality considering that the hotel has an excellent position.We recommend this hotel, and we'll choose it again when we come back to Paris.

3.7
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Very good location, nice staff but rooms are too little and dark (and the bedspread was old and stained). Stairs are narrow and the lift has not enough space for two people with normal suitcases. The price is absolutely too high for the level of this hotel. I don't recommend it at all.

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Fantasticly charming and conventient location. 2 min to Metro, walking distance Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame. Room no 2 is nice, but air condition did not work properly(very noicy - blowing the same air around). Had to have window open through night. Very noicy in the morning.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is an outstanding location. The price is good for this area. The junior suite was very good but not luxurious. No real public areas, but who needs that when you can step out of the hotel door and be right in the middle of St Germain?

6.7 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Saudi Arabia

This hotel was not up to its price point, nor up to the normal French's' standards in terms of how it is maintained, equipped or cleaned. Two years ago we were accommodated in a hotel called "Monceau" for half the price, it was better in all respects except for room spaciousness and the location. I believe that the most important advantage which this hotel is granting to its customers is its perfect location in the 6eme Arrondissement, 100 meters away from Saint Germain Des Pres a landmark which is in short to medium walking distances to very important sites including the seine river, Latin quarter and the pedestrian small and beautiful streets such as rue des Cannettes, rue de Buci etc... However during walking in the vicinity I discovered other hotels which I might try next time, one of them was a Best Western, the other was Hotel Buci and the last but not least was "Hotel de la seine". Bruno at the reception was very helpful but the management of the hotel astonishingly are leaving him solo, there is nobody else to take the luggage to the room or make some reservations or call the taxi. Actually, very poor and stingy services are granted by the hotel to customers which do not favor long stays, except on the personal level provided by Bruno. I hope that this will help

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Singapore

Located just off Blvd St Germain the Crystal Hotel is a very good location for all types of visitors to Paris. The hotel is quite basic but the rooms are well appointed and clean. At 10 euros the breakfast is expensive served in a dingy breakfast room, there are excellent/expensive cafes just around the corner (Les Deux Margots).

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

The room was too small, at the beginning i was in the fifth floor, while the elevator only reached the 4th. The day after, it has been changed to our satisfaction.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

The location is more than perfect. Many excellent (icl Japanese) restaurants within 50 meter radius as well as famous café Les Deux Margots. Close to metro Saint Germain. Walking distance from Louvre and other great museums. Also new "free" bike service in the street. Rooms are fine and breakfast is good, served by very friendly ladies. The only critic I can give is that internet in the hotel is pricy and doesn't work well (somebody else told me). Overall price of hotel is very good for the service and location.

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

Staff very welcoming. Easy walking distance to The Louvre, Notre Dame and the Batobus. Local restaurants a little expensive.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The size of the room was typical of a European hotel room. The staff was just great, they were so accomadating and willing to help us with anything we needed, such as reservations, directions and general questions.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The hotel was nice and a great location. The restaurant next door was a little noisy. Also, they advertised that the hotel was air conditioned. Maybe part of it was, but our room on the 4th floor was not and it was a bit hot and stuffy in the evening. (We were there in August.) Staff were very helpful and friendly.

5.0 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was the first time I have been disappointed with a Venere booking. I am more than partially to blame, because in my haste to book two double rooms for a last minute one night trip to Paris from London, I accidently booked them as singles. Our party of two couples arrived at the hotel late at night only to find that the night clerk couldn't find any reservations for us. Luckily they did have two double rooms available, but because my reservation was for two single rooms I was at their mercy on price and ended up spending twice as much per room as I had originally hoped. This hotel would have been OK at the price I originally thought I was paying, but at the price I actually paid, close to 200 euros per room, it was not good value. All that being said, the staff were helpful and friendly and the location of the hotel is not bad, very convenient to St. Germaine.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, excellent staff

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Loverly boutique hotel,great location,walking distance to Louve,200m to St Germain subway,no hesitataion to return.

7.7 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The hotel is in a great part of the city and a good location in relation to the train station.

5.6 Ordinary
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Rooms little, brekfast non continental and no various. Location very nice in order to reach every place

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Excellent location Our room had a bath with only a hand shower. A full size shower is a better option. Overall :a pleasant stay at the hotel

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Good location the St. Germain Des Pres area from which we were able to walk to the Louvre, D'Orsay, Pont Neuf and Notre Dame. In the warmer months of the year, even the Pantheon and Opera are walkable. Lots of cafe's closeby offer good breakfast and coffee. We also found decent, multi-ethnic food & grocery in the Latin Quarter. The rooms and staircase/elevator were small, but we got used to it after the first day. The room (and shower and toilet) seemed to have been recently renovated and were very clean. The daily cleaning service was also very efficient. The people at the front desk (esp. Bruno) were multilingual and very helpful with information and also loaned us a electric plug adapter to charge our digicam. The RER LineB train from CDG airport to the St. Michel station and then a cab ride to the hotel cost about 25 euros for the two of us, but the station stairs and escalators were difficult with a big suitcase. The direct cabride back to the airport cost 50 euros. We may want to stay on the right bank for a couple of days on the next visit, but will definitely come back to Crystal Hotel and the left bank for the rest of the trip.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I misunderstood the addvertising. I thought that all the rooms were superior and had air conditionning. The deskman showed me the ad and said that they offered superior rooms for a higher price with airconditioning. They gave me a room with no fan, on the entry floor with a large door-like window with no way to lock it in position, that opened to a tiny atrium that was open to the public. It was 94 degrees F, I awoke to a man (a painter),changing his clothes in the atrium and fearfully got up to close the window. My throat was sore from paint fumes and the heat. When I told the lady at the desk. She told me the uncovered 5 gallon buckets of paint were not toxic and I shouldn't cause her problems. I wanted to leave the hotel and she said I could only cancel online myself. At night I watched the temperature climb a degree per minute on my clock thermometer. I opened both the door to my room and the window to get a cross current and was to scared to sleep. I finally locked down the room and set an alarm for a few hours to wake up before sufficating. The next night they gave me a beautiful room on the fifth floor that had a window to the street. I slept well. However the elevator only went to the 4th floor and it was difficult to get my luggage up and down the narrow stairs. I will only stay in a large hotel in Paris in the future. My advise is to read all the fine print and ask questions.

3.4
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Pedí habitación con climatización y ni me hablaron de ello;creo que era inexistente en el hotel, a pesar de la descripción. Pude entrar bastante más tarde de las 15 horas, como constaba en el check-in (mientras tanto las maletas quedaban en medio de la recepción porque no había ninguna sala habilitada), y el domingo 3 de septiembre volví al hotel a las 15 horas y la habitación no estaba hecha. Lo peor: un club de jazz situado enfrente que impedía dormir hasta las 3 y las 4 de la mañana, y una avería en el grifo, que perdía bastante agua (no cerraba bien)y que no arreglaron en toda la semana a pesar de repetirlo a diario. Lo mejor: la zona en que está situado el hotel y la gran amabilidad del personal.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Although the hotel was being refurbished (painting)it was marvelous. The staff was very curteous and spoke english! The room we had, faced out onto the Rue St. Benoit and the music from the cafes was romantic, it was so very charming. Truely a gem. Great location, close to metro and to everything Paris has to offer. Safe location. My whole Paris experience was sealed at this hotel. I highly recommend this secret little gem of a hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The hotel is in an excellent location and we had no trouble finding it at all. Less than 5 min walk from the metro and about a 10 min walk to the Lourve mueseum . Service was also very good and the manager was very accommodating in giving us a room of our choice when we did not like the initial room allocated. My only complaint is that the price quoted on the Venere confirmation says "total price", which infact is not correct as there is a daily surcharge ( tax ) added to the bill in the end, which is on top of the "total price"initially quoted. But on the whole a very pleasent stay , will definitely go back.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is better respect the pictures on line because completely renewed. We really liked our staying and we think Crystal is now our hotel in Paris.

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very nice hotel, offering comfortable rooms in an excellent location at an affordable price. The hotel structure is old, but the rooms are modern and well furnished. The receptionist was very welcoming and ready to provide information on the surrounding. I had booked a single room but was given a double room, which was of good size for Paris and had a spacious bathroom. The only negative point was the presence of a jazz club just across the road, with loud music until 1.30 am, clearly audible from the room. Better ask for a room at the back of the hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We stayed in a superior room (for the airconditioning) - in Summer we recommend air con in Paris! The room was clean and well made up, the hotel was being renovated but we were rarely bothered by it. The location was absolutely excellent-walk to Louvre and St Germain, excellent restaurants within walking distance. I recommend this hotel for visitors who want to be in close proximity to most of the tourist areas.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

THe reception staff (ie BRUNO) are amazing and will give you the best places to eat and drink in paris. The rooms are alittle dated but are being rennovated. The position of the hotel is great, just a little noisy as the wall are thin and the windows are open due to no AC

6.6 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is a bargain considering the expensive area in which it is located. With that in mind, you sacrifice comfort. The hotel website stated that the hotel was under construction the first few months of 2006. Since I wasn't going to be arriving until late June and again in early July 2006, I didn't expect the hotel to be under construction -- it was. So the lovely lobby that appeared in the photo on line was non-existent. An old leather couch and an old library desk amidst a white powdery film is what greets you at the door. The hotel also stated that it had air conditioned rooms. Apparently, you have to ask for a room with air conditioning or they automatically book you into one without. We asked repeatedly for wash clothes and none were ever provided, but they do provide bath and hand towels. Get an air conditioned room facing the street, not the interior. The air conditioned rooms are also much quieter as the hum of the air conditioners drown out the street noise. The interior rooms have windows facing an echo chamber of a well and it sounds like other guests are yelling inside your room. We found these interior rooms to also have no air conditioning. With that said, the hotel rooms are clean and in a fabulous location. The hotels near the Crystal Hotel are more than double the price. So....if you can tolerate some inconveniences, the hotel is still worth the stay and it is clean.

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The web site stated that the hotel had been remodeled and renovations were complete. That was not the case. The lobby was a mess. The dust was horrible, and we had to go down a flight of stairs to take the lift to our room. The room was very small even by European standards. The staff was pleasant, and the room was clean. Staff did not explain that we could have a 24 hour internet pass, so we paid per hour. We found out about the 24 hour pass from another visitor at the hotel.

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Paris was very very hot and the room we had was very small, in the roof and umbearable hot (no aircon). Location excellent.

3.4
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Brazil

The breakfast is very simple and the same girl who is cleaning the room must stop to do it to prepare the breakfast. The towels in the bathroom are old and tiny, but the location of the hotel is gorgeous.

7.9 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

I was disappointed that the renovation work was still taking place and there was no lounge area available for guests. The revovations were expected to be completed 3 months previously.

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

The entrance and reception area is very old and needs improvement. The room I had was very small, but the bathroom was great. People were nice, but I thought breakfast was over priced. Location is good.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Ottima posizione e, contemporaneamente, grande tranquillità. Non ho trovato assoluta corrispondenza nel prezzo perchè alla fine è stata conteggiata la tassa di soggiorno, cosa che non mi è mai capitata con altre prenotazioni con Venere. In definitiva un ottimo hotel ben posizionato, accogliente e con personale gentile e competente.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The room was standard but actually better than other European hotels of the same category. The location was excellent. It was a walking distance to many places around Saint Germain de Prez. I would highly recommend this place and will go back to stay with them again

5.7 Ordinary
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Basic, clean rooms in good location. Staff were friendly and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was a wonderful place to stay, and quite inexpensive for the location. We hope to return again soon!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

This hotel was perfect for our stay in Paris. It is in a fantastic location- right off of the Blvd. St. Germain. There are many cafes, bars, restaurants within walking distance. There is a metro stop about a 3 minute walk from the hotel. We found that for the majority of the big sights in Paris our hotel was in a perfect spot. A few nights we opted for a cab instead of the metro and never paid more than 10 Euro. The people working at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. They also have a computer in the lobby where you can use the internet for 5 Euro an hour. Our room was nice- it was small like most European hotels, but we stayed there for a week and were very happy. There is a spacious closet and we had a safe in our room. I will definitely stay at the Crystal Hotel on my next trip to Paris

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

The location of the hotel can not be beat. I have been to Paris many times before and have stayed in other areas and this was by far the best. The staff of the hotel was very nice and spoke English pretty well. The bathrooms were very spacious and clean. The rooms were comfortable. I would stay here again. Good price for the location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The hotel was very nice, the location was fantastic. I would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

I was so happy with the overall facilities and competent staff that I stayed for an extra 3 days. The room was quite small, but in comparision with rooms advertised on this web site, I was expecting something smaller! Full bathroom facilities. My companion had a problem with pickpockets on the local bus, and was really stuck with organising for credit cards to be replaced - staff at the Crystal were sensational.,I have no hesitation in recommending this place to any traveller who wants a good room to stay in (most travellers want to be out and about anyway)this one is really good and I hope to return one day.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Although there is nothing special about the Crystal Hotel, it served us well as a central location for our 2 nights in Paris. There are a number of pretty good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and of course at least 2 Metro stops VERY close to the hotel, so you can get anywhere you want rather quickly. There was no air conditioning in our room. The lift was extremely small and we could barely fit one person and our 2 small-sized pieces of luggage. The staff spoke good English, which was much appreciately. We managed fairly well and the hotel served its purpose. I'd recommend it to anyone just looking for a comfy, relatively inexpensive place to stay a couple of nights while in Paris.

3.6
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Based on the price that they have given, I was expecting that the quality of accommodation would've been better compared to the other 7 hotels we've stayed in during our 3 wk holiday. Unfortunately, it is such a disppointment. We stayed in a twin room. The walls(wallpaper) were dirty, there was not enough illumination in the room; toiletries were not replaced, I'm not even sure how old that carpet was in the hallway and staircase.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very pleasant staff, small but adequate rooms, great location. However, rooms either front the street (noisy) or a light well that echos all conversations (and late night arguments) and distributes smokers smoke. Not air conditioned so you can't close the windows.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Great location, great service. Can be noisy at night b/c of the jazz club across the street.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Superb location; staff very helpful before & after arrival, friendly and welcoming. We chose superior room for extra space. It was on 1st floor, opposite jazz club, which was quieter than the air-con. unit, and added to the atmosphere.

7.8 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

the best thing is the location: in san germain and close to the metro station. also the price is good.

6.7 Fair
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Hotels are always expensive in Paris. The location here was perfect, but the rooms were very disappointing. My mother was in the room 4 doors down and I could hear her phone when it rang. The "period" furnishings basically just look old, nothing like Le Cep in Beaune. I think there are some nicer rooms at the hotel, but rooms 6 and 10 are not them.

7.7 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant enough hotel in a very handy location. Our room was small but well furnished although slightly claustrophobic as the window opened onto a tall narrow shaft. Prices in the area though are expensive. I pain 36 euros for 2 pernods in a jazz bar in the same street so be careful.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

The hotel is a good choice regarding the price/quality/location factor. It is very well located in the heart of the charming st germain area. The room was nice and clean but neither spacious nor well decorated . The receptionist staff was very kind and helpful. It was very difficult for us to find a parking place near the hotel. All parkings were complete and only after two hours we finally found a parking. But it was fun! We enjoyed very much our stay in Crystal hotel and in paris.. We will come back!

7.8 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è situato in una posizione ottima, anche se i locali nei dintorni sono molto cari. La camera era piccola ma silenziosa, comunque buona rispetto agli standard da grande metropoli. Da consigliare.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

A posh area of town (St Germain du Près) with beautiful shops and Art Galleries, restaurants and a Jazz club just opposite.We only paid 99 Eu. for a room that is marked up as 220 Euros!The only gripe was that the room was slightly cold. (problem with the thermostat?)

6.7 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Switzerland

Though the hotel was located very centrally in St.Germain, it was relatively quiet. The room and the bathroom were rather small but clean. I have stayed in much nicer hotels in other big cities at lower prices but Paris is probably just that expensive. Nevertheless I might go back to that hotel.

7.7 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

It's a nice, medium priced hotel. The staff is helpfull. The location is good. The breakfast isn't great, but that's everywhere in France.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

This hotel was excellent. This hotel room was larger than expected for Paris. The Bathroom was modern, and always spotless. No shortage of hot water. Every review that we read before the trip was accurate. No surprises other than pleasant ones. The location was perfect... if you like the atmosphere of cafes and bakeries fashion boutiques and every location with in walking distance. We would stay here again and highly recommend this hotel.

5.1 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

To be honest, I feel bad writing this poor review. The hotel location is good and the staff tried to make things right, but we had a lousy stay. Our non-smoking room was small even by Euro standards and came equipped with an ashtray. The only window in the room opened onto an air well that carried dust and noise from the remodeling project next door directly into our room. One of the other hotel 'guests' was an overly exuberant hooker, although I don't know how she could stay in business, as the elevator was just barely big enough for one full sized person at a time. It's hard to know exactly where the hotels responsibility ends and our own bad luck begins but, none the less, we won't be staying here again.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good price, good location but room was only fair - very basic, although was clean.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Excellent location, fare price, good service!

7.2 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

It was our first stay in Paris, very good location and pleased with the accommodation. Felt it was a little expensive but had nothing to compare it with.

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

Excellent clean accommodation. Excellent location; in amongst many cafes and restaurants, and conveniently located in the centre for exploring the rest of Paris. Only downside was the recommendation from the receptionist to eat in 'Le Procope' - cramped restaurant, awful service, tourists only, and sitting on top of the person next to you with removal of tables to get in and out of seats!!! (if you must, insist for a table upstairs as tables have some space). We drank our wine asked for the bill and left. Many other good restaurants, and bistros nearby.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. they all spoke English enough. they went the extra mile and made our stay enjoyable. we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Crystal to others

7.5 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

small rooms but wonderful location in the heart of Paris

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We were very pleased with our stay at the Crystal Hotel. The location is wonderful, staff very accommodating, breakfast good and nice breakfast room, rooms comfortable and clean. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Karen from Minnesota

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

Great location - twenty metres from best of St Germain cafe lifestyle - Cafe de Flore and Les Deux Magots. Sixty metres to St Germain metro. Easy walking distance the Seine and over to the Louvre etc. Small but comfortable rooms. Good value.

7.0 Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

On my initial attempt to book two nights at this hotel the return confirmation from the hotel indicated they had doubled the price. I emailed to the hotel but their response was useless. So I cancelled that reservation and booked two individual nights in a row at the correct website published rate. Not a big deal, but they should be able to handle these things better. Otherwise the hotel was fine, room a bit small. Location in St. Germain des Pres is excllent though. Breakfast, as with all hotels in France, is too expensive. I don't know when the French are going to figure that one out, it's basically robbery. Also, no internet terminal in the hotel for use by guests.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Extremely convinient location in the Left Bank, with Metro, cafes, restaurants and supermarket within a block. Winter rate is excellent for the location. Room is clean albeit small. Staff is very helpful. Breakfast is very basic for 9.50EU(coffee, croissant, juice, cereal and yogurt). Why not make it inclusive in the rate?

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We are extremely happy with Crystal Hotel. The location is superb, right off St Germain des Pres on a side street, and hence we have the convinience and not the noise. Metro stop is only 0.5 block away and there is a supermarket across the street. The double room we originally booked was very small and we asked to change to a twin room (w/2 twin beds). The staff was very accomodating and he did the switch right away, with no extra charge. Thank you for making our one week in Paris so comfortable. I will definitely stay in the hotel again next time I go back to Paris.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location of the hotel could not have been better. The neighborhood was perfect for dining, shopping, & taking long walks. All the major sites are walking distance from the hotel, there's so much to do just in the neighborhood, we didn't have to travel far to really get a feel for the city. The rooms were small and the noise level high, (we heard snoring from our neighbor the first night and a whole phone conversation the next night), but for the price & location, we'd stay here again.

4.5 Ordinary
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

We have two rooms, one with air conditioned and the second one without. In the first one the noise level was terribly high. The clerk said me that is impossible to resolve because the building is very old! Then they lie when in the description of the hotel they speak about the recent renovation.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

OK, mal eine Bewertung in Deutsch. Lage des Hotels ist hervorragend und das Personal ist sehr freundlich. Die Räume sind sauber, aber sehr klein. Eine Bar gibt es leider nicht, nur Minibar im Zimmer. Frühstück ist gut, Käse und Wurst gibt es aber nicht. Eier sollte mann nicht nehmen, die werden nur 2 Minuten gekocht. Insgesamt typisch Paris. Buchung hat gut funktioniert. Also sehr zu empfehlen.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The Crystal Hotel is in an excellent location, with restaurants and lively bars nearby. The welcome from the staff was great and nothing was too much trouble. The only quibble was that the price of a single room was 99 Euros, quite a bit more than quoted on the site. However, it was still very good value for such a central location. I will defintely recommend it to my friends and stay there again whenever I am in Paris.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

The hotel is very well located on the left bank. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is excellent in terms of situation, service and cost (on the basis of getting an off season price reduction). If I return to Paris I'll stay there again. The staff were friendly and helpful and, although the room we were in was small(as all the hotel rooms I've stayed in in Paris have been)it was clean, nicely furnished and perfectly adequate for our needs.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

We found the Crystal Hotel a good price performer in a great central location for tourist attractions. The staff were friendly and courteous. We didn't use the breakfast facilities so can't comment on food. As the hotel was on a side street the noise levels were low. Parking was close by but you had to double park to unload cases. Overall it's exactly what you would expect from a 3 star hotel in Paris with a good rate.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I was very pleased staying in Hotel Crystal. The service was good and we had a spacious room in the back.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The only problem encountered was that I thought all rooms had air conditioning. After 2 days without it, we changed rooms to one that did. They explained that I would have needed to request rooms with A/C. The front desk made outstanding recommendations on restaurants!

6.7 Fair
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Location is exellent, staff is very nice, quite nice and clean rooms, however in the photographs they looked much more spacious. The main problems were noise and temperature in the rooms. If the room's window is to the tiny inner yard it's generally quiet (depends on the nabours and we had pritty bad ones) but very hot in summer even during the night as the inner yard does not get much fresh air. If window is to the street it's very noisy ( unless you keep window closed) untill late as the street is full of caffes and also early in the morning when cleaning starts but you will get some fresh air.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Nice little place. Well located and great staff. Small rooms and elevator, but what can you expect for the price? Will definitely stay again next time in Paris.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fabulous hotel in a great central location. Highly recommended and good value - I'll be staying at the Crystal Hotel on my next visit to Paris!

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Crystal Hotel, offering 26 guest rooms with designer toiletries. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes during their Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Luxembourg visit.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Crystal Hotel

By public transport
The closest underground station is Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line n. 4).
The closest RER stop is Saint-Michel Notre Dame (line C).
Bus lines n. 39, 86, 94 and 95 will lead you near the hotel.

By airplane
From the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, take RER line B and get off at Saint-Michel Notre Dame.
From Orly airport, take RER C until Antony, change to line B and get off at Saint-Michel Notre Dame.

Distances from Crystal Hotel

Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Les Deux Magots - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Palais Abbatial - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Eugene Delacroix Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Marche Saint-Germain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Saint-Sulpice Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
French Academy - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hotel de la Monnaie - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Musee du Luxembourg - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Odeon Theatre - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Pont Neuf - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Pont Royal - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Louvre Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Le Bon Marche - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The closest major airports to Crystal Hotel are:
Paris (ORY-Orly) - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi
Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 24.1 km / 15 mi

The preferred airport for Crystal Hotel is Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle).

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.