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Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal - Paris

2 star Hotel Paris

1 Rue Des Ecoles - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110 .00
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The Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal lies in the heart of Paris’ Latin Quarter, within walking distance of the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sorbonne, the Panthéon, Saint-Louis Island, Saint-Michel Square and Saint-Germain Boulevard. Moreover, the Cardinal Lemoine and Jussieu underground stations are located approximately 546 yards (500 meters) from the hotel. A university, riverwalk/boardwalk, museums, gardens, a convention center, medical center, and reasonably-priced bars, restaurants, and shops - plus a full-service health spa - are all nearby.

This simple and friendly 6-floor hotel, recently refurbished and equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access, is an ideal base for discovering the wonders of Paris. Concierge services and a bar are at guests’ disposal at this family-friendly hotel. A one-way airport shuttle service is available on request (surcharge).

This hotel is a smoke-free property. Pets are welcome (11 pounds/5 kilograms limit, 1 per room).

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Guest Rating 7.4 Good
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Breakfast at Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal

A continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 18 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 18 (one way), (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Crib (infant bed) 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.


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. This tax does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Resort 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.

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7.6

Clean

8.3

Location

6.2

Quiet

5.6

Spacious

7.5

Service

Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal reviews

7.0 Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Arab Emirates

Nice stay. Great staff. Hotel is as depicted. Thank you for making our stay comfortable.

7.1 Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Excellent location & value for money - clean & friendly hotel - it is abit dated but clean & the location was fabulous Beds were comfortable - however be warned family room was two double beds (not sure if I missed this on the description) we didn't spend much time in the hotel room at all - just somewhere to sleep - less than 10 mins walk to Notre Dame Had a great pizza opposite late one night & lots of nice bakeries close by for breakfast

6.1 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Nice location. The room was rather small. Especially the bathroom. I liked the rainshower in the bathroom thouh. The soundproofing was bad, I could hear pple talking next door.

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

If you want internet, this hotel has a really bad set-up. When you can get on, [about 50% of the time...it will kick you off every ten minutes. The location is excellent and the staff is very helpful. Beds were comfortable, but they worked outside our room for 8 hours one day and were jack hammering righ in the front of the hotel's front door. Every amenity is available within the 2 blocks. Had to go beg another hotel to sit in their lobby and get my computer work done.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

Location is fantastic. Very close to 2 metro station [Cardinal L (for M10) & Jesseu (for M7]as well as 2 Landmarks (Pantheon & Jardine de Lux'bourg). Room no 422 is just at the corner facing the road - could observe the daily life from the window itself. Friendly staff, good facilities. Shall like to stay again

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

hotel is in the center of Latin Quarter! I was walking around, close to everything, 2 train station close. Great customer service, friendly staff! nice experience! recommended definitely 100%

7.6 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is in a great location, on the border between the 5th and 6th arr. The hotel is on a business street overlooking a rowdy bar. One night the noise from the bar was so loud that we could not get to sleep until after 1:30 a.m. The room also does not have air conditioning so it got hot on summer nights. Our room had a great wrap around balcony with nice views on the city streets below.

7.7 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Excellent location - with two subway stations nearby and within walking distance of Jardin du Luxembourg, the Panthéon and Île Saint-Louis. The soap bars stopped magically appearing in our bathroom after the first day, though. I really recommend the kebab shop just beside the hotel and the crêpe stall in front of it - if you have any love for street fod as I do, you won't be disappointed.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

I would recommend this hotel as it is great value for money, it is in a great location with very friendly staff.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

The staff is friendly. The location of the hotel is good. There are two metro stations nearby, and the Pantheon is just a block away. While, it is a little bit noisy at night.

7.9 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

The hotel does exactly what you would expect from a Paris Hotel in the Latin Quarter - an excellent location for you to base for a few days exploring the heart of Paris. Right next to the metro and walking distance to Notre Dame etc etc......magic!! The price paid for two rooms in this area was fantastic, and we have stayed in a number of Paris hotels and knew what to expect by way of space in the rooms and tiny lifts....but hey, that is all part of the experience and love of Paris!! The staff were biligual (though we did of course always try and use our French whenever possible) and very helpful. Our only slight issue was the fact that the hotel was being refurbished during our stay, which limited the available rooms....we had booked a double (for my wife and I ) and a triple (for our 3 children all under 11). We had hoped for these to be adjoining or next to each other...they were actually on different floors - though only one floor apart. Luckily our kids are pretty well behaved, so it was not really a problem in the end. All in all if you are looking for a budget hotel, close to everything (2 mins to the metro and 10 mins walk to Notre Dame) with cafe's, patisseries & bars etc all on your doorstep and you know you won't be spending much time in the hotel room (why would you, it's Paris) then this hotel is just right. If you want a few extra comforts, like a room fridge, coffee facilities, internet and so on, then perhaps not. However, if you just need bed, bathroom, shower and TV (which was a real surpise as it had multi-country TV options to choose from so you could get CNN, BBC etc - for the kids to chill out whilst going to sleep or for us to check the news & weather in the morning) then this is right on the money!!

7.6 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

The hotel was ok for the price. Very close to the Seine and Notre Dame. The quadruple room was spacious, but the double room was small, but hotel rooms in Paris are small. The bathroom in our room had a leakage from one of the pipes, so the last morning the bathroom floor was wet. The beds were very comfortable. There is some noise from the streets when you have the windows open, so at night it is best to keep them shut. We would probably come back if we need to stay in a hotel that has quadruple rooms.

7.0 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Hotel rooms were clean. The lobby is very very small, and if you want breakfast there (which I don't recommend, you eat it in your room. We stayed in the hotel with another couple whose room was not small, it was miniature. It had a one bed big enough for two small people, and a single bed. Since there were just two of them, the single bed occupied space that could have been used to walk around the room, or put the suitcases away for easy access (room 420). My room was much more spacious, very nice (room 421). The rooms were too warm but it is a busy street outside with both human and car traffic and was too noisy to keep the windows open. Also only about half of the staff speak good English (and no Italian) so it was hard to get some information. Overall though, great location, and good price. This is Paris after all!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Our double room was large by Paris standards. We had a bathtub and free wifi that worked great. The hotel is very close to two metro stops. Ate almost every night at Le Petit Cardinal around the corner, a very good, reasonably priced Parisian restaurant. BIA (Breakfast in America) was a good breakfast place 1/2 bock away. A couple of blocks to the Seine. We'll stay here again.

6.8 Fair
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Just a complaint ...there wasn't a radiator in the bathroom. It was cold expecialy in the morning!!!!

6.2 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This best thing about this hotel is the location for the price you pay. Its a short, enjoyable, stroll to St Germain. Also close to the Marais. Its a no frills hotel, just some where to stay although for the price you would expect breakfast, even a continental one. Two metro lines are close by.

7.2 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The size of the room depends on luck. We had a corner unit which was very small but we saw other rooms as they were being cleaned which looked spacious. We inquired and were told that these rooms were the same price. The washroom in our room had a smell on some days. The minor flaws of the room were made up for by the great location and the very friendly and helpful staff.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

Terrific location! It is very easy to walk or use the Metro from here without getting lost. Our room was large by European standards. Everything worked and was very clean. Compared to other Paris hotels, there is good value for the money. Construction across the street was loud. This is not the fault of the hotel! Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

7.2 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

English-speaking staff was very helpful. The room was clean and small but entirely adequate. Unfortunately, the room at night was too warm with the window closed and too noisy with the window open. We have stayed at a hotel in the Latin Quarter that we like better, but would probably stay here again if the other were not available. Next time we would ask about rooms that were not right over the street, though.

7.8 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Hotel is in excellent location.Staff very nice. The only problem was the noise at night coming from the street if the window was left open. The room was quite warm and stuffy when the window was closed. We travelled in mid september

6.7 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

Staff were friendly and spoke English. There are many good local restaurants in the surroundings. The hotel is well located if you want to go running in the morning along the banks of the Seine. I had a negative experience when paying the bill. The owner tried to force me to pay by debit, although I made it clear I wanted to use the credit card. The lady in the reception only reluctantly accepted the credit card after I made it clear she is obliged to do so.

7.1 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

1 very good location 2 my wife

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

Location is very good to see the city, Notre Dame and Seine are nearby. Rue Mouffetard and Pantheon are also near and worth to visit. The staff were friendly and helpful.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

This was a fantastic hotel. The location was ideal - just minutes from the metro, Notre Dame, restaurants and the best pizza place.We felt safe and secure.

6.1 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

Our room was small but clean, a bit noisy on the weekend though.

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Room was small as is normal in Paris and bathroom could be a tight fit for anyone heavy. The step up into the shower of about 9-12 inches was difficult for my elderly mother. There was both an overhead and a hand held shower. The control to turn on both was so stiff that you could easily think that only the handheld shower was working. All very clean. Staff spoke very good English and were pleasant, helpful and well informed. Breakfast in your room at €6 same price as in all local cafes. Lots of good places to eat nearby. Outside noise is not a problem with windows shut but you really can hear your neighbours especially at night. Jussieu metro provides a good connection to the Vedettes du Pont Neuf, for the Louvre/Palais Royal or to the Opera stop which is where you can get the Roissy CDG bus. Taxi organised via hotel cheaper than through airline.

7.2 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Staff very friendly and helpfull. Room quite small for three persons - had a nice little balcony, though.Very soundproof windows=quiet room. Very nice neighbourhood.

7.4 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Great position within walking distance of lots of attractions. Easy to get to by metro. Lots of good priced restaurants nearby and crepe and Panini bar opposite for late night or early morning snacks. Brand new bathroom. Small rooms but no worse than other Paris hotel rooms for a similar price. Despite being on a busy road road noises were minimal some noise from surrounding rooms. When we were there it was bitterly cold but the heating in the hotel was excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Great location, very welcoming staff. They upgraded our triple room to a quadruple room as they realised that we were 3 guys as the triple only had 2 beds, without extra charge. Don't bother with the breakfast as there are plenty of nice cafes around the hotel. The only negative was the dirty and uncomfortable pillow, but other than that very good value for money.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Azerbaijan

The room was larger than most European rooms, with an amazing view (try to get the top floor). The biggest plus is that the hotel is in a great location. I highly recommend this hotel for budget travelers.

4.0 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

This hotel was located in a good area of Paris--close to restaurants and easy to get around. However, I would not stay there again because it was so noisy both from outside traffic and the walls were so thin that we could hear someone snoring in the next room. The staff were nice and helpful, especially one woman.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel is in need of a makeover, but the central location makes up for that (in 5th arrondisement). Double room was small and very warm. Breakfast served in room, consisted of french bread stick and croissant and pot of coffee/milk, was fresh and excellent quality. Remember to put your breakfast order in each day. Short walk to the Seine and Notredame. For foodies, hotel is near Rue Mouffetard. Great cafe/bistro next door. Unfortunately had building across the road being dimolished during our stay, but in normal circumstances shouldn't be a noisy location.

6.3 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Standard 2* Hotel with a good price for the latin quater of Paris. Of cause you might find cheaper hotels, but not with the same quality and not as central.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Hotel is really nice, in the center of Quarter Latin, nearby the metro station and 10 minute walk to Notre Dame, lovely area and surroundings. I do not recommend ordering breakfast at the hotel, because there are lots of cafes nearby, for the same price you can get more. Staff was very nice and helpful. I do really recommend this hotel for poeople who want to visit Paris, reasonable price.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

Location FANTASTIC for 3 night stay. Beautiful buildings. Walking distance to so many sights. Underground only around the corner. Lots of places to eat. Staff very helpful. Room had balcony overlooking street. No air-con so had to leave windows open. VERY noisy - people at night and traffic in the morning. not much soundproofing in hotel either. Would being ear plugs next time!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We just spent 1 night in Paris but would have happily stayed longer in this hotel. The location is great, easily accessible by public transport and just short walk away from the Latin Quarter where you can find a range of good restaurants and bars. The staff in the hotel were great- polite, friendly and very knowledgeable and helpful. Our room was clean and quiet - it was quite small and the bathroom was tiny but both were perfectly adequate, after all we were out sight-seeing all day and only went back to the hotel to sleep!! We didn't have breakfast in the hotel because 6 euros seemed rather expensive, but there are plenty of kiosks on the streets where you can buy croissants etc. Overall we were impressed with this hotel and will definitly stay there again next time we are in Paris.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Hotel was fairly nice and clean, would be lovely in Winter as it has central heating and double glazed windows. Unfortunately in summer it's like an oven if you close the windows and extremely noisy if you open them. So noisy that you really can't sleep. Shame though as otherwise the hotel is very nice

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The staff were extremely professional & helpful. The room we stayed in was clean, and had a great view off the balcony. Being that it is in an old building that has been turned into a hotel, there are obvious problems that come along with that.. The room was very small, almost having to move the bed out of the way to open the door to the bathroom. You could hear the people in the room next to you VERY clearly, and almost able to hear people a few rooms away it seemed. Other than those complaints, it is in a nice location and there are plenty of restaurants/cafe's nearby to eat at.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Posizione perfetta per visitare Parigi, vicina la fermata del metro (200 m) e molti monumenti facilmente raggiungibili a piedi. Ci sono andata con mio figlo (12); essere nel quartiere latino è stato molto comodo anche per la sera: ristoranti vicini e con molta scelta, movimento fino a tarda sera. Un appunto all'hotel: ci sono stata a metà giugno. Nel giorno che ha fatto caldo la mancanza di aria condizionata si è sentita. In piena estate non deve essere molto confortevole (con le finestre aperte il rumore del traffico è notevole). Nel complesso siamo rimasti soddisfatti della scelta.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United States

The employees went above and beyond to help us! Best service I've ever received from a hotel. Great location! Would definitely return to this hotel.

7.2 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Small rooms but very helpful staff. With closed windows the noise from the street was negligible. Excellent location. The hotel is situated above a cafe which serves nice and reasonable breakfast.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very pleasant. This busy hotel has guests from many countries. The location is ideal. The rooms are just as expected - small but cozy. My only surprise was the bathroom - not at all as pictured (smaller and still awaiting a creative plumber). Thank you for guiding me to just the hotel I was looking for (with one tiny, minor exception). I stayed for 4 nights.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

it is a perfect location for travelling around paris. it is placed in University Quartier, night time there are lots of pub, bars, people...

5.0 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Colombia

El hotel muy bien ubicado, cerca de dos estaciones de metro. Del hotel es facil empezar a visitar sitios turisticos e iniciar un recorrido, pero igual hay metro cercano para los sitios alejados. El hotel pequeño en espacios: recepcion, corredores, acensor, habitacion y baño. La habitacion comoda y es lo que necesitas cuando piensas que solo vas a dormir, pero en mi visita por europa encontre hoteles de mucho mejor calidad por el precio que pague en Paris, pienso que pude haber encontrado algo mejor. El baño es limpio, reformado, pero pequeño. Atenciion regular, pero amable

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Hotel pequeño pero muy bien situado, a 5 minutos de Notre Dame. Habitaciones pequeñas. No tienen cafetería pero te sirven el desayuno en la habitación. Los empleados muy amables.

7.8 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The quadruple room is quite spacious. The beds are good and the room is cleaned every day. Bathroom was ok, even if a bit cold(no heating inside bathroom). The hotel is in a great position, with 2 metro stations very close to.

7.0 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Excellent location. Small room. Great people working there.

7.2 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

For the price you pay for a hotel in the Latin Quarter of Paris, this hotel was really a bargain. The hotel is in a nice and convenient part of town, only 100m from a metro station and walking distance to just about everything. Our room was nice and big with heaps of space. There was, however, an unpleasant mouldy smell that permeated the bathroom all the time. And the walls are thin so you are the mercy of your neighbours, especially if they enjoy singing in the shower! Apart from that though, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

6.8 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had one hurried night in Paris and picked this hotel because of the location within a few blocks of Notre Dame. The rooms were extremely small, noisy and shabby, with truly inadequate pillows (really bolsters with the sheet tucked over, something we hadn't seen since visiting France in the 1970s. The breakfast, while delicious, was not worth the price charged and eating it in the small room was uncomfortable. The whole hotel is in an old building with a wooden staircase that is possibly a fire hazard. This is vintage Paris and maybe something you don't want to miss experiencing. Also,the helpfulness of all the employees (certainly not vintage Paris!) and the location more than made up for the small inconveniences. Not only could we walk to Notre Dame, we could have walked to many other historical sites if we had only had time. We will stay at this hotel again but have breakfast at one of the numerous cafes in the area rather than in the hotel. If you require luxury, don't go here. If you location combined with a good price is the important thing for you, you won't be disappointed.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This hotle is fine. Rooms are smallish but typical for this price range in Paris. The location is good and the metro is just around the corner. Plenty of places to get a cheap lunch as well.

5.3 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Our room was clean, but the walls were paper thin - seriously. Expect everyone else to hear what you as well as what everyone else does.

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

An excellent location in the Latin Quarter with quite a few major attractions within walking distance. Stayed a total of 5 nights and the price was exactly that which was reserved on Venere. Very nice restaurant attached to the Hotel with a variety of café’s, restaurant’s grocery stores, sandwich shops, bakeries etc… scattered throughout the area. A large variety of food categories with very reasonable prices. Passed on the in-room breakfast since food was a plenty all around. Great area to walk around regardless of the hour. There are two Metro stops minutes away with one being only a block away making it easy to see any point in the city. Stayed in a room on the second floor with a nice balcony. Convenient in the fall weather since there is no in room refrigerator, we were able to store perishables and soft drinks on the balcony. Room was adequate size, a bit dated but no complaints especially when the main purpose is to sleep and shower. Staff was friendly, but find out when they lock up at night if you stay out late. Would stay here again with the exception of the warm months due to the fact of no room refrigerator and no air conditioning. Even with the doors to balcony open, street noise may be an issue.

7.6 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Perfectly adequate hotel in a good area of Paris with a good bar attached - a good place for a simple breakfast or drinks. Rooms are small but that's the way things are in Paris. Generally courteous staff at the desk. Free wi-fi internet was a bonus.

5.1 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

very good location but room was tiny and incredibly noisy! I had to bear all the people going up and down the stairs. The bed was almost shaking and could get deep sleep.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

The hotel is in Quartier Latin a charming area in Paris , near Sorbonne , Panthéon, etc. The metro station is just on the corner and we could have more contact with local people. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Nice hotel, great location.....very small rooms and HORRIBLE BEDS....they didn't even supply proper pillows. The beds were bad enough that we won't stay there again.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Would recommend this for very low budget or student travellers. The rooms are really small with paper thin walls - you could even hear everytime the room above flushed their toilet as there was a pipe going through our bathroom which it flowed down! Not very pleasant. Still - the location of the Hotel is excellent and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the room was typical paris.area was excellent for metro use.cafes and restaurants first class.i just love paris

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Basic but clean. Short walk to Latin Quarter and Notre Dame- only about 5-10 mins. Metro also very close. Hotel met all our needs and would not hesitate to return.

6.1 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

The triple rooms where said to have 3 beds, but they didn't. There was only a double bed (not very big) and a single one (really narrow). Moreover, the beds in all the rooms where extremely small and narrow

5.4 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • South Africa

like most french hotel rooms, was small. carpets dirty. very strange bolster type pillow. quaint miniature pink bath but generally what we expected. good stay. very conveniently located to metro. much closer to seine than we had expected.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The hotel is in a very convenient location to see sites by rapid transit or by foot if you are a little more adventurous. Boulangeries and restaurants are plentiful in the neighbouring blocks around the hotel. The room smelled a bit smoky when I first checked in. I inquired about switching to a non smoking room and was told that they don't differentiate between the two. I left the window open a fair bit and it seemed to make a big difference. The sound of closing doors and people stomping up the stairs was quite noticeable at all hours of the day.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Lovely, quaint and close to everything. There were lots of restaurants around, and a nice area to walk around. Helpful staff who spoke good English and free wi-fi available. The room was nice and clean and had a small balcony with a nice view. Our only complaint was the thin walls, we could hear a lot of the conversations in the next room. Breakfast was brought to our room, which was nice!

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Ho soggiornato in questo albergo con il mio ragazzo per 6 notti, la stanza non era molto grande ma tutto sommato piacevole, peccato che il bagno fosse microscopico ed emanava un odore nauseante di muffa...in più nella parte interna della porta del bagno c'erano schizzi di pipì e peli che non sono mai stati tolti fino a quando siamo ripartiti... Lìalbergo è ben collegato al centro grazie alla fermata della metrò molto vicina.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Easy, short walk to metro. Nice, clean hotel that served our needs for two nights.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hungary

If you check the photographs online you may only see rooms with bath. However they do have rooms with shower too! I called them to specify the kind of rooms I wanted and they were more than happy to help (eg. I asked for shower, balcony and two rooms on the same floor).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

excelente servicio, muy bien localizado,dentro de un área tranquila y con varios establecimientos comerciales bonitos el cuarto pintoresco, la vista desde la habitacion estuvo muy padre

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'albergo è situato in una posizione comoda rispetto a 2 stazioni delle metro (jussieu e cardial l.). A parte questo la stanza era piccola ma abitabile, le lenzuola bucate e sgualcite (però sembravano pulite), il bagno piccolo però con un box doccia nuovo e comodo. Abbiamo soggiornato 6 notti e NON ci sono MAI stati cambiati gli asciugamani nonostante fossero sporchi e li mettessimo per terra tutte le mattine!! La stanza era molto calda, e non si poteva nemmeno dormire con le finestre aperte a causa del traffico e della confusione per strada. Dunque l'unica nota positiva dell'hotel è la vicinanza con la metro, con un panettiere e un supermercato. VOTO 6 durante l'anno ma col caldo è invivibile!!

7.1 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Convenient location, near to Mouffetard, Pantheon, Notre-Dame etc. On a busy road so quite noisy but not a big problem. We stayed a couple of nights and met at least 5 different people on reception, which kind of backs up the feeling that the hotel is a stop-over place rather than somewhere you'd stay for longer. But no complaints - room clean, not too tiny - apart from the bathroom suite which was that pink colour that I thought I had seen the last of. Reasonably priced for Paris and perfectly acceptable standard.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Albergo discreto. Posizione ottima. Servizi sufficienti.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Finland

Small hotel, but service excellent!

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is perfect for couples wanting a cheapish hotel in really good location. Really close to Metro and plenty of restaurants and cafes in the nearby streets. The room we had had a balcony which was great for watching the world go by. No aircon was the only down side as the street was very noisy if you opened the windows.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

This is a basic hotel in the most interesting part of Paris - exactly what we were looking for. Excellent value for money. Our room was small and clean - unfortunately quite stuffy and, with the window open, very noisy. However, if you're spending too much time in your hotel room in Paris, you're not trying hard enough! The hotel is situated close to public transport and the area is abundant in inexpensive bars, cafes, brasseries and creperies. Many major sights are within easy walking distance, and others easily reached by Metro. The staff members at the hotel were helpful and friendly, their English impeccable, and nothing was too much trouble. I highly recommend this hotel for a short stay in Paris (bring earplugs). For anything longer than 3 nights, an apartment is more appropriate.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

according to prices generally in use in paris nothing to say on the hotel ,staff and situation ,nothing except that rooms are extremely noisely

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Buon rapporto qualità prezzo. Ottima posizione, soprattutto per visitare a piedi la città.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Se non vi aspettate da un hotel a due stelle un trattamento da cinque allora potete pernottare al Royal Cardinal. Le camere e i bagni sono piccoli ma puliti. Il personale gentile. La colazione servita direttamente in camera all'orario prestabilito ad un prezzo giusto rispetto a quello che si trova fuori. L'ubicazione è molto vicina a due fermate metro e a dieci minuti a piedi da Notre Dame. L'ideale per qualche giorno di vacanza, buon rapporto qualità/prezzo.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed here for one night on our last night in Paris and were a little disappointed with the hotel (cleanliness was an issue(stains on towels)- It is an old, no frills hotel-the location is great, the hotel is not. This was the first 2 star hotel we stayed at while travelling in Europe so perhaps it was in line with 2 star standards, but overall we would not stay here again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

A fantastic location for any person visiting Paris. Close to all forms of transport and within walking distance to many of the great areas of Paris. I will stay here again on my next trip. We enjoyed the selection of bars and cafes that surround the hotel. Again well recommended

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

Excelente ubicación. Recomendable

6.6 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Carino, silenzioso, senza troppe pretese. All'arrivo nella tripla mancava il 3°letto ma il receptionist si è subito attivato per risolvere la questione. Un po' scomodi i cuscini rollè, ma nel complesso abbastanza pulito ed ordinato. Buona corrispondenza con le foto, molto carino il bancone triangolare corredato di gerani fioriti. Comodissimo dalla stazione metro Cardinal Lemoine. Per tornare a Parigi è un valido consiglio.

4.3 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

The room was very noisy. The pillows were aufalls The location is excellente

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The day staff was very nice and welcoming. The night staff was not attentive at all. There are many types of rooms within this hotel with the same price. We booked 2 double-room with the price of $98. One has no A/C and has very old carpet while the other one has A/C with laminated floor. Room is small but clean. The hotel is very close to metro station (only 1 block of walking) and in walking distance with Notre Damme Catherdal. There is an open-air market on Sunday near by the hotel. On our second night, there were a group of young men stayed on the same floor, and they were drunk and made so much noise throughout the night, but the night staff did not do anything.

7.0 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Beeautiful hotel in very good position.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

we are back this year,the hotell is perfect for a weekendtrip.

2.1
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

attending conference event was allocated single room overlooking narrow well furniture old and uncomfortable room in serious need of redecoration bath/shower cramped atmosphere stuffy no public space for breakfast/meeting people

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Delightful one week stay for my husband and me. Excellent location for Metro, cafes, bakeries, Notre Dame and Mouffetard (pedestrian shopping area a few blocks away)

7.5 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was in an excellent location. Rooms were small as expected, but even the beds were small too. Woke up with back ache every day! Also, it was quite cold, and the heating in the hotel didn't come on until the evening. Also charged tax on top of quoted price.

7.6 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Was not sure what to expect from reviews, but decided to risk it. Room ok, slightly cramped as there were 3 of us. Big dark headboard and wardrobe did not help impression.Double glazing excellent, but had to open it first night as we were hot (in February!)Beds comfortable, TV high up on bracket was a bit of a neck strainer. Bathroom clean and refurbished, but not much room on the loo for those with ample backsides! We took breakfast at the cafe on the corner (Royal Jussieu) slightly cheaper, and more spacious surroundings than would have been in our room and a choice of menu if required. Crepe shop opposite was open all hours for late night snacks. A very good area for access to sights - we were on a church organ crawl- and restaurants. My son had a run-in with one member of staff who demanded the room key from him when he went out alone, leaving us in the room. The lift is very small, and there was a stool in it in the mornings, which did not help.As we were out and about we did not spend that much time in the room, so it was adequate.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

perfect position, in a nice aerea of Paris (Quartier Latin),very close to subway, supermarket, food shops, restaurants all round, perfekt hotel for sightseeing in Paris, close to most of the important sights,can really recommand it. Only the offered breakfast ist poor, coffee tastes terrible. Better to go out for breakfast.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was a very nice hotel, located close to Notre Dame and the St. Michelle area.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was actually in a great location. Close to the metro and right by the Notre Dame. The street leads onto the Isle St Louis. The room was small, but we are in Paris, i have yet to see a spacious room. THe bathroom as okay, but the beds were not too comfy. The only real problem we had was the noise. Someone either next to us or under us were talking very loud. It felt like they were in our room. We had to get up early in the morning to get to the airport and this went on until about 2am. I think the sound traveled through the heater. I would have to say that i probably will not stay here again, but the stay was not disappointing. It was mostly pleasant. The employees were very helpful and spoke English very well.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Philippines

The place is near a metro, too bad that during our first two days there was a strike that we took a long walk before finding the hotel. The rooms have dark interiors which made it look small. Our room was located at the top floor and had a lot of windows - we had a good view. The hotel is nearby eating areas and metro which is a plus.

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

Lovely location in the university precint, a few blocks from cafes but plenty of services nearby and easy access to the underground rail. Not too far a walk to Notre Dame but everything else is a day trip if walking. Room well kept and surprisingly quiet, but a very cramped bathroom. Few hotel services otherwise. I think we even developed some warmh with the reception staff by our second day :-)

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We decided to stay in the Quartier Latin for this trip, and found the Cardinal hotel to be fine for our needs. It's in a great location (very close to St Michel, which has a number of Metro and RER trains). The rooms are nice -- small, but that's typical for Paris. Reception/concierge are fluent in English and friendly. Breakfast is optional and served in our room (we never went for it). Bathrooms are a little dingy, but nothing to worry about. In sum, a classic Parisien 2* hotel, at a good rate and in a good location.

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We had a great stay at the Hotel Au Royal-Cardinal. I marked them down for noice, but that was only because we were there in Oct. 07 during the rugby world cup. Everywhere in Paris was loud the night France won. I would recommend this to others. Good value for the price.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

10/22-11/3/07 We had a great stay at Royal Cardinal. It is 1 block from the Cardinal Lemoine metro station and a quick walk to Place Maubert, Blvd St Germaine, and Notre Dame. If you're planning to stay more than a couple of nights, you may want to take soap and a wash cloth or mitt--the former supplied is inadequate for bathing and the latter not provided. The lift is small, but quick and effective to move heavy luggage. The cleaning people can be noisy in the mornings and there are no "Do not disturb" signs to hang outside one's door. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. We found the beds a little too firm and the pillow roll uncomfortably small. Through Venere, we paid 95 euros/night + 1 euro tax. Overall, it was a safe, clean, well-located place to stay at a reasonable price. Thank you!

6.1 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

OTTIMO ALBERGO PER SOGGIORNI BREVISSIMI A PARIGI VICINO ALLA METRO E AL QUARTIERE LATINO IL PREZZO E' UN PO' SOPRAVALUTATO MA SIAMO A PARIGI.STANZA PULITA BAGNO PICCOLISSIMO.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel was what you would expect from a budget hotel in Paris. The rooms were not too large but very clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The location was ideal. I would recommend this hotel.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

great location easy walk to metro, river and heaps of nice places to eat, vbery friendly and helpful

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 36-room Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Latin Quarter - Pantheon visit.

Individual décor and furnishings make 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 superior features such as shower/tub combinations, rainfall showerheads, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include soundproofing and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal

By underground
The underground stations Jussieu (line 7) and Cardinal Lemoire (lines 7 and 10) both lie within easy walking distance from the hotel.

By airplane
From either the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport, take RER line B to Saint Michel-Notre Dame, then underground line 10 to Cardinal Lemoire.

Distances from Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal

Paradis Latin - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Pierre et Marie Curie University - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Arenes de Lutece - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arab World Institute - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Pont de Sully - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Place de la Contrescarpe - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Pont de la Tournelle - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pont de l'Archeveche - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Pantheon - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Pont Saint-Louis - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Jardin des Plantes - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Pont Louis-Philippe - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Notre Dame Cathedral - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal are:
Paris (ORY-Orly) - 12.8 km / 8 mi
Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 23.6 km / 14.7 mi

The preferred airport for Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal 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.

Transportation services Hôtel Au Royal Cardinal

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service