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Hotel California Saint Germain - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

32 Rue Des Ecoles - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 140 .00
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Hotel California Saint Germain is located in the heart of Paris' historical centre, close to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Cluny Abbey and Seine river. Who can pass up the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with their bistros and typical literary cafés. Moreover, the Beaubourg and Louvre and Orsay museums are just minutes away.Set in a Beaux Arts-style building, the charming California Saint Germain takes guests back in time with its flowered patio colourful, warm guestrooms. Hotel amenities include a fully-equipped fitness centre and a stone-walled breakfast room. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access, and the front desk provides complimentary fax and photocopy services. Covered parking is available nearby (surcharge).
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Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 226 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel California Saint Germain

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel California Saint Germain

  • Luggage room
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

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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.

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

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

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 12 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant 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
 

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.

Hotel California Saint Germain is also known as

California Saint Germain
California Saint Germain Paris
California Saint Germain Hotel Paris

7.9

Clean

8.5

Location

7.1

Quiet

5.2

Spacious

7.2

Service

Hotel California Saint Germain reviews

7.8 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Although I travel to Europe 1 or 2 times per year I am always amazed at how tiny a room or a shower can be.....but it is what it is compared to American hotel rooms. Breakfast was great and worth the price, everything was very clean and staff very friendly. Great location.

7.9 Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

Good hotel, rooms are quite clean and spacious. Bathroom is big and very clean. The room is quiet considering the hotel is located close to a big road. Elevator is a little bit small, but no problems at all. Very nice receptionists who permitted to store luggage in locker room once checked out. Great location if you are searching for typical Paris landscapes and restaurants. Very close to Notre-Dame. Would recommend to all.

7.6 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel rooms are small but very clean which is a big pro for me. The neighbourhood is great: in the Latin quarter next to delicious restaurants and wine bars. We had some issues about the room and the heat but I have to say that Sophie at the reception managed it quite well and we were happy in the end. Again it depends of what you do expect from a hotel, for us more than space we look for cleanness, position and a helpful kind staff, which is exactly what we got from the Hotel California Saint Germaine. Thus if you are looking for the same things, I would strongly recommend you to book a room!

7.5 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The room was small, but comfortable, with a nice new TV on the wall. I'd only complain about minimal storage space, we had to live out of suitcases, and that the wireless, though free, was quite unreliable

6.4 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

room was more a single than a double, very small, very small was also the bathroom with no ventilation. THe room has no refrigerator too, which we expected. Reception people were a bit nasty. HAving said that, the local was superb, the area is beautiful and lively and we could see Sorbonne from our balcony. Few metro stops are only few metres away and it's plenty of brasserie in the area. Excellent as a starting point for exploring the city. For these reasons we would come back.

5.0 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

the room was very basic for the high price. There was no full-length mirror, no drawers, only open shelves. Walls were very thin; when someone inserted key in the hall it sounded as though they were entering your room. It was very clean, a good room safe, good tv, but no comfortable chair. Definitely not worth 150 E. I noticed the price through Venere was the same posted on the wall, no discount.

7.4 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Philippines

Pretty good location and staff very helpful. The rooms are really small though and i had a triple for my kids which was really small. They have a computer in the lobby with free internet which we can use. Management can do well to replace the key board since some keys missing and some keys does not match the letter. It will upgrade the image of the hotel for sure as it shows you care for your guest to use the computer even if it is for free.

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The public bar had been permanently closed. Reception staff need to smile and say hello occasionally. Housekeeping staff were excellent. I wouldnt stay again because there are plenty of alternatives to try to get better value

6.1 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The location is perfect but the pitcures I sow on the WEB site were very far from reality. The rooms were showed as large modern, but I found low level equipemt and very small room, furthermore I asked for a double room and I get a room with two separate bed...

7.7 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

Very well located, as we arrived in a very hot day, the must was the AC, and it worked properly during all our stay! Also Internet was available at no cost, and they offer a quite cheap shuttle service to De Gaulle. As the rooms are very small I would recommend it to young couples, special for tourists as it is in the heart of the Quartier Latin

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location. If you want great choices in restaurants in the latin quarter, this place is excellent. Easy walking distance to Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Pantheon, Jardin du Luxemborg and much more. Close to metro and the RER. Plus, this has to be one of the only hotels in Europe to offer FREE wireless internet access. I hate to admit how much I paid in Denmark and Germany just to check my email.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

location perfect.hotel clean and satisfactory but price slightly up on what we got probably due to good location.According to web page got the impression that gym was on the premises when it was in fact at sister hotel, few buildings away. Otherwise a good very pleasant stay.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Our main concern was with venere.com as we modified our reservation (I called Italy and spoke with a gentleman who indicated that he would take care of the reservation change for us). Unfortunately when we arrived at the hotel on the new date, they had been expecting us two nights before and were ready to charge us for those nights. It appears that venere.com did not inform the hotel of the change. This made it very awkward for us and did not start our stay off on a 'good' note. They did accommodate us and all worked out in the end, but it was very upsetting until it was straightened out. Our only concern with the hotel itself (excellent location, satisfactory room, etc)was the 'lift' which seemed a little unreliable.

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I'm not satisfied about internet point, which was almost broken, and when it was right the employees invite you to stop your use at midnight!!

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The photographs show the big rooms...! We got a very small one. The view out into the quiet yard is not really nice. But I think I would stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

small room, but excellent location.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in a superior room at the back of the hotel, just off a small courtyard. The room was first class. The location is great. Metro just round the corner, short walk to restaurants and the buzzing latin quarter. Short walk to the river. All in all, I would definately stay here again.

7.9 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We had a very good stay

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

I had reserved this hotel an upon arrival they told me that they had no more room left. They finally send me to an other hotel. The person was not very helpdfull.

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

I had booked 2 single rooms and when I arrived they only had one room booked for me. Very embarassing.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

This hotel is ideally located for either walking to major sites and museums/galleries, or along the Seine, and for Metro and RFR connections. I was pleasantly surprized at the spaciousness of the rooms

4.8 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

The hotel needs URGENTLY a refurbishment. For instance: the closet had no doors, the lift is so minuscule, the shower is only for slim persons... and so on

3.5
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The hotel is well located near the Sorbonne however the competence of the staff and the quality of the hotel would not cause us to stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Nice hotel in a good location (very near Notre Dame). A bit far from the RER. The breakfast was OK.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very good price for money. Position is great: in an elegant quarter, at only 5 min walk to the RER station (that takes you directly to Charles DeGaulle airport!) and the metro station Saint Michel-Notredame; 10 min walk to Notredame and to dozens of restaurants. Room (with bathroom) was at the 7th floor, spacious enough, quite and with a beautiful sight over the city. Breakfast is very expensive (12 Euros), it's better to have it in one of the nice cafès nearby. The elevator is very small and only carries one person (and luggage) per time. We stayed there 2 night and sheets were not changed! Finally I think it's a very good choice for a short stay in Paris as budget turists.

7.9 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We were in Paris on our anniversary at christmas. This hotel was situated in a great location. It was near everything. 10minute walk from the latin quarter. Very good price when booked online. The only bad thing about it was the TV was broken in the room but we didnt need it much since there is so much to do in Paris.The staff were helpful when we asked for anything. WE LOVE PARIS!!!!

7.9 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

La posizione centralissima permette di raggiungere gran parte dei punti di maggior interesse a piedi e la rete dei trasporti pubblici è comunque vicina a facilmente accessile. Il circondario è molto vitale e piacevole sia di giorno che di sera e pieno di punti di ristoro e altre facilities (farmacie, alimentari,.. etc.) La colazione è esclusa e comunque troppo cara (i bar della via offrono lo stesso servizio a metà prezzo). Le stanze sono molto piccole, ma confortevoli (sempre che si viaggi in due e senza bimbi). L'ascensore è "antico", rumoroso e scomodo (capienza minima). Il personale professionale e disonibile. In complesso ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo.

6.0 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Lo mejor del hotel es su emplazamiento. Lo demás es suficiente.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Reading some of the other comments, I was expecting a tiny room. I saw some rooms at I think they are reasonable large and mine was huge (just my feeling) with view of the top of the Pantheon. The staff was friendly and English speaking. I can advise this place.

6.4 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

The price was ok, the concierge also, but there was nobody to carrie the lugage and the room was very small.

7.4 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Très bon rapport qualité/prix Hotel très bien situé.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Très bon rapport qualité/prix, hotel confortable et silencieux, bien placé géographiquement

7.1 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Hola, perfecto hotel para visitar París. Muy bien situado, en el barrio latino, a dos minutos del metro, y a 10 de Notredame dando un paseo. Lo más negativo es que el baño de nuestra habitación (imagino que el resto serán similares por los espacios generales) era un poco pequeño. La limpieza perfecta. Lucio. Nov-2006.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I paid 65 Euros for a single room in Nov 2005. It was a fantastic value. I would stay there again. The employees were very competent and reserved in their demeanor, which is different from the welcome usually encountered in the US, but they were very accommodating for special requests, such as borrowing glassware for drinking wine in the room....so don't be put off if they seem quiet. The walls were thin and I heard noise in the hallway but it was only one or two nights.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

I suggest to invest in bathroon curtains, this will avoid inundate the bathroom floor after you take a shower. Put some extra furniture in the room to locate bags. Location, the best thing that this hotel has.

5.0 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The room was very small and the bath room tiny. The overall impression was very tired. Staff were ok. We left our key in the door on the inside and closed it by mistake this caused all sorts of problems as they could not get in. My husband had to climb out another window and get in. The house maid then nick named him superman! Would not stay there again from choice.

7.1 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We stayed in ths hotel for 6nights at a cost of €489. The lift in the hotel is tiny, can only take 2 people, its like a small coffin. You can hear the lift going up and down from inside of the bedrooms. The room size isnt too bad for paris, we had a double wardrobe and a small balcony to stand out on. The rooms are always clean adn we got fresh towels everyday. However, the reception staff are rude and unhelful. One night we returned to the reception desk to find it empty and the man running the desk was accross the road in a different hotel. Anybody could have come in and taken any room key and entered any room! This happened on 3 of the 6 nights we stayed there. Its location is 15mins from notre dame so is perfect for getting to see the best of Paris.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel appeared to be clean. Bathroom, sheets, etc. were clean. The room was very tiny, only 1 of us could stand at a time. The shower was very tiny. The elevator can only hold 2 people at a time, very slow. The room we were given was nowhere as nice as those pictured on the website. This was definitely not what we were expecting. Checked out the next day and found a very nice, comfortable hotel with cleaner, larger, brighter rooms for not much more w/breakfast included. Would definitely not recommend this hotel.

0.8
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This place is a dump. Bags of dirty laundry are ALWAYS in the hallway. You have to step over them to navigate the narrow hallway. Rooms are incredibly small and the carpets are filty and stink of smoke. Understand its in Paris, but its a dump. However, the location is great as its by Notre dame and the METRO is 2 blocks away. Also, there were loud and strange noises all night long from the plumbing. Never had a good night's sleep there. We stayed in Paris, Luzerne, Venie and Rome and this place was the absolute worst of our entire trip. I would look elsewhere. By the way, if you use the phone to attempt to make a calling card call and it doesnpt work, you still pay 12 Euros!!!

5.3 Ordinary
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

The hotel was easy to find, and location very central to main attractions. Lovley are of Paris. Room very small and bathroom even smaller! Shower tiny and could hardly turn around without switching the taps off! Room was clean, though. Lift not working so we had to carry our bags up to the 3rd floor, in summer! Hotel Receptionist VERY friendly and helpful, and assisted with Moulin Rouge tour as well as directions to various sites. If not for the dissappointing room size, we would stay there again.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

- The program of the cable TV was limited to few chanels, and just news in english; - Minibar was not available in the room. This was the worst point observed; - Space in the shower was not enough. Taking a shower became a challenge; - The photographs showed in the site gives a diferent idea about the room. It is disappointing when you get into the room; - Bed, air cond., cleaneness, were OK;

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This review is from a young 20-something Australian couple who travelled around Europe in July 2006. We stayed in a wide variety of hotels in various cities across Europe, all for the same average price per-room per-night (90-95EUR). In comparison, this hotel was excellent. The rooms, although a little small, were clean and quiet. The hotel staff were friendly and extremely helpful, and the free internet in the lobby was also a bonus. The hotel was well situated in the Latin Quarter, only minutes from the Metro and RER. Everything was easily accessible from this location. I would stay here again.

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A CONFIRMED ROOM RESERVATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A ROOM HERE. The hotel intentionally overbooks to secure full occupancy. Travelers may be sent to affiliated, lesser quality, hotels without when the hotel overbooks compensation(example: Hotel Modern). When I arrived, the hotel sent ten or more guests to lesser-quality hotel accomidations.

5.0 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

The brochure gave us another idea of the hotel and the rooms. They looked very nice. Our room was not. Small, old, airco needed repair. The place of the hotel was very central. But many (better) hotels were available in the neighbourhood. We will not come again in this hotel.

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wonderful location. Free internet for guests was a huge plus. Clean rooms. Only negative: One female receptionist suggested at $67 bus tour to get to Versailles. We went by metro for 5 euros, but had to find out this info on our own.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The staff was not super friendly. And although the room appeared to be clean I was covered in bed bug bites the day after leaving. It was tourcher!!!!

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Turkey

superb location for Paris. If we ever go to Paris again, surely go stay at this hotel. In my opinion cleanliness and location is everything for an effective and happy holiday. Trust me. Ertugrul, Istanbul. Turkiye.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Everything fine. Small bath as expected in towns like Paris. The elevator is tiny but better than walking to the fifth floor. The location is a perfect starting point for sightseeing but still quiet.

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were not rude but not friendly! We had to go to a cab stand to arrange a cab to the station as they were unable to arrange a cab.The room was cleaned every day and the linen and towels changed daily.Good location to stay for convenience to all the main attractions of Paris.

7.8 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Lovely little place to stay. We had a balcony room which looked out over the street so you could watch Paris being Paris. Room was not huge but that is what you get for Paris, bathroom was excellent but had to watch out for the shower curtain to ensure no flooding when showering! Small lift but the stairs are also fine. Fresh croissants at the little place across the road are highly recommended for petit dejeuner. Location is simply excellent for access to shops, restaurants, crepes (!) and the metro. And we got it for a good price too. I would definitely stay there again.

6.4 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Bell'albergo con un buon servizio. Le camere sono più piccole di come sembrano in foto, ma tutto sommato l'attrazione è Parigi. A due passi dalla metro, e a tre dai Quartieri Latini, ubicazione strategica per poter raggiungere ogni dove di Parigi senza vegetare in metro per troppe fermate. Consigliato.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I was very, very pleased with my accomodations at the California Saint Germain and wouldn't hestitate to recommend it to others.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

The best location for getting anywhere in Paris with ease. Room spotless was cleaned and linen changed every day. The room was a bit small but it was only used as a base and the bed was really comfortable. Many reasonably priced restaurants close by. Would definetly stay again.

7.4 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Non male!La stanza era discretamente pulita (ma non era la stessa della foto), la posizione dell'hotel ottima, in una bella zona e vicinissima alla metro. Rapporto qualità/prezzo ottimo (183 x 3 notti in 2 persone). Personale cortese e possibilità di lasciare i bagagli l'ultimo giorno in hotel (deposito bagagli gratis)

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

To me this hotel offers a real good relationship between price and quality, surroundings and location are perfect for discovering this beautiful city the first time. staff was friendly and helpful. we spent some wonderful days in paris and this hotel is really recommendable!

3.1
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The rooms were really small as was the elevator. The shower was small that the curtain literally clung to the body. Please inspect the properties before you advertise them.

6.4 Fair
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Das Hotel California war leider ausgebucht - wir wurden in ein anderes geschickt - auf der gegenüberliegenden Strassenseite - von daher bezieht sich die Kritik nicht auf das Hotel California!

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a great location within easy walking distance of some great places - Notre Dame, Pantheon etc and good Metro routes. The hotel is very friendly and the rooms are well furnished and very clean. They are very small but I have certainly stayed in smaller ones in Paris, I think its par for the course unless you're prepared to shell out quite a bit more. Overrall, well worth a punt, if you're after luxury try elsewhere.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Venezuela

I reserved at the California but was given a room at the Sully hotel. It happens to be that they are three hotels close by that are from the same owner. My rating is about the Sully, but I think the California has the same level of service. The hotel is very good, clean and the rooms are comfortable. The bathroom, if not new, is in good condiions. The elevator or lift is just the size for one person and its luggage, but works perfectlly which is very good if you are in the higher floors. In general I'll stay at the same hotel in a future opportunity.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

pritty and very near from Notre Dame, in the middle of Quarter Latin, full of resturant and people. The room is quite small and the hotl too, but it's polite and friendly. Cla&Gio Italia

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Me and my girlfriend visited Paris for 6 days and we chosed this hotel for our accommodation. And I don`t have any negative to say. For the low price it was well worth the money. Very cleanly room, quite small, but if you only use the room to sleep in, it`s okay. The location was fantastic and the hotel was very easy to find. /Andreas Kling

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

perfect place to stay a few days, small rooms, near the metro, perfect relationship between price/quality (2persons for 3nights:186euro)

3.8
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Rooms were so small we couldn't move in them once the suitcases were open. A joke!

4.5 Ordinary
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

the room we got was very noisy and small, room no. 17. no view at all, not even into a patio. welcome was unfriendly (man). when we asked for another room they did not try to help. On the website they show a nice hotel and room, but what we got was a deasaster. nothing to do with the pictures on the website.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Denmark

The location is realy good. Central and walking destance. Rooms are small, and the bathroom is minimal but funktionally. You can hear trough the very thin walls. Overall we just needed a cleen place to sleep with good location. And for that, it is really good for the price.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The first night we stayed here, we got a smoking room, which was clean, but had a smoky smell that was unpleasant. The next time we checked in we had a non-smoking room and it was MUCH better. The TV is volumed controlled so it can't get too loud. The location of the hotel is great, the staff was awesome and the price was decent. The computer in the lobby was convenient, but the internet connection was a little flaky. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

We spend 8 days in this hotel from 28.12.2005-04.01 2006. The rooms are really small and when you see the rooms you can be shocked but the location it's really good. It's across the street to Sorbone university, Musee de Clunny and 5 minutes walk away from Notre Dame, Seine , Congiergerie and a lot of interesting things in Latin Quarter. If you really want to discover Paris and you won't spend much time in the room, I really recomend this hotel.It's in the heart of paris in a quite and safe area.

7.0 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

A site that offers, good prices convenient solutions. Excellent the service, maximum seriousness. I am happy to have used him/it, the advice to everybody. MDM

7.9 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Bad: Indifferent front desk at check in. 12 euro breakfast is a ridiculous. Good: Great location. Clean and quiet, even street-side rooms. Great night views of Pantheon. Close to several cafes and bakeries. Close to several Metro and RER stops. Very convenient. Would stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Switzerland

Petit hôtel très sympa. Bon accueil mais loin des moyens de transport. Je le recommande toutefois à quiconque veut se rendre à Paris dans ce quartier fort sympathique.

6.8 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Denmark

Overall the hotel is quite nice and the location great. The room (no. 318) was very small even for us two rather small and slim women. No room for suitcases. The bathroom was nice, but again the shower was tiny! If we stay here again, we will ask for a bigger room. - Regarding the facilities, we needed to send a few messages by E-mail, but could not get the key-board to write f. instance: @ and _ - and no help at the reception desk! - When we were going to the airport, we were running a little late to go by train, and decided to take a taxi. The information by the receptionist in charge was a katastrophe, and we almost missed our flight: He told us, that we could get to The Charles de Gaulle in 20 minutes and it would cost 40 €. It took 1 hour and 35 minutes as the traffic was bad; and the price was 68 €. The taxi-driver said that normally with no bad traffic the drive would take at least 40 minutes.

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

Il soggiorno all'hotel california è stato splendido. Tutto come indicato nel sito. Persone molto gentili e disponibili. Abbiamo anche avuto l'upgrade della camera e ci hanno messo all'ultimo piano in una stanza tripla (e quindi piu' grande). Se proprio dovessi trovare un neo, l'ascensore un po' rumoroso nella notte, ma questo non ha creato nessun fastidio al nostro sonno. Sicuramente ci tornerei. Consigliato +++

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I enjoyed tremendously our stay at this hotel. The staff was very helful, and you could not wish for a better location.

7.1 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Corteous empleyees, good location to metro, attractions, etc.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The hotel is in an excellent location. There are 3 subway stops within a 4-minute walk and one, St. Michel, has the RER line that takes you to Charles de Gaulle and to Versailles. Don't bother with the continental breakfast -- choose a different brasserie to go to every morning to experience the city. I had a single room facing Rue des ecoles. It was tiny but also sufficient for one person. The bathroom was really small and the stand-up shower leaked on the floor, but towels mopped it up and the cleaning staff was very efficient. Watch out for a slimy night watchman who may try to pick up single ladies -- gross and awkwardly persistent. Besides him, the hotel is great, the price through venere was fabulous and the location is superb (a 5-minute walk to Notre Dame! the Panthenon around a corner!).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Excellent value for the price. Small (typical European size) but very nice room with nicely remodeled bath. Our room was in the back of the hotel and very quiet. Fantastic location in the middle of the Latin Quarter, close to good restaurants, and 10 minutes walk to Notre Dame. Also very convenient location if you take the RER-B train from Charles de Gaule Airport, get off at St. Michael stop and it's a short 5 minute walk. Only one block from a metro stop (not St. Michael). Staff speaks excellent English, and helped us make a dinner reservation. We would return and will recommend to friends who have stayed in overpriced dirty hotels.

7.5 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Found hotel quite easily. Arrived quite late and found reception rather gloomy. Disapointed to find that we had a twin room instead of double ordered but have found this to be quite common in Europe. The bedroom was very small but adequate and the bathroom was fine although no proper shower or a plug for the bath. I believe ( WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE ) that people who book through budget hotel websites are often fobbed off with inferior accomodation. However, first impressions can be misleading and overall the hotel was ideal for our requirements, ie, somewhere to rest our weary bones after hard days sight seeing. The room was very clean and was kept that way during our stay. Our un-romantic single beds were clean and very comfortable with extra pillows which we like. The continental breakfast in the very nice basement restaurant was good value compared to what could be bought outside. ( it was not included in the room rate which we didn't realise ). The location of the hotel is excellent for the city centre if you like walking and the metro is close if you don't. The great Latin Quarter restaurants are only a stones throw away. Overall verdict, if you are in Paris to site see on a medium budget I would recomend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Africa

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at this charming hotel, although we did ask to change rooms after the first night as we found the room claustrophic. We also found that the electric plugs did not work and we could not budge the bath plug and so could not empty the bath. We asked for a room facing the street and swopped rooms without any problems. The staff were very helpful and were happy to speak English. The highlight though was the location which was fantastic with the Seine in easy walking distance and many restaurants to choose from. The metro was literally around the corner and we got around Paris quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I would give this hotel higher marks but the weekend hotel clerk was unfriendly at the times when he wasn't being outright rude. Then, on Monday, a lovely young woman took over the front desk duties and my stay at this hotel improved considerably. I think the 12 Euro price for the breakfast buffet, which was not included in my room rate,was extremely overpriced, given the buffet selection. Of all the hotels I stayed in on my six city five country tour, the bed at the California St. Germain was the most comfortable.

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

Fantastic hotel. I would recommend it to anyone. sheets were white and clean, bathrooms were spotless, and just an all around great place to stay. I'm very phobic of gross hotels too and this one went way above and beyond what i thought i would get for the price we were paying....

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

While Paris is expensive, we found Hotel California to be reasonable and close to everything we wanted to see. The room was clean and well kept. We chose not to have breakfast and instead stop by a pastry shop just down the street. I would definitely stay there again on a visit to Paris.

6.2 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The shower was really, really small making bathing an ordeal. We needed a taxi to get to the train station. They were unable to get it, sent us to a taxi stand and no taxis were there. Lots of anxiety over getting to station. On the bright side I forgot my shoes and they had them there when I return to Paris 6 days later. The staff was kind of unconcerned; not rude, just ambivalent.

7.6 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Decent value hotel in a great location. Friendly and helpful staff.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I think I must have been given the worst room in the hotel. There was mold in the bathroom and in the room. The ceiling was coming away from the wall and had a 2" gap in some places. There was a small desk, but no chair as in other rooms. The closet didn't even have shelves on which to place your clothes, let alone a drawer or two. This hotel seems to be rated wrong at the 3 star level; I have stayed in nicer 2 star places. That being said, the reseption desk people were very nice and the location is great.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Excellent location close to metro station. Excellent value for the price. Employees competent but not would have appreciated a better welcoming.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very small room -- the smallest I have ever had to share with another person! However, the place was very clean and in a great location. Would highly recommend the place and would stay there again.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel muy bien ubicado en el barrio latino las habitaciones y baños limpios.A 100 mts. esta la estación de RER y metro muycomodo oara pasear por París. Personal muy cortes

6.4 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

For my first visit to Europe, the room was acceptable for the price since I as informed that they can be very small. But the carpet was disgusting and there were ants, which made us feel uncomfortable. The pictures online seem deceiving in size and I guess I didn't get the nice rooms shown since I paid below the minimum rate. In the end it served it's purpose...a place to sleep.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Very Good location, personell very helpful !! Rooms very small.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

I wouldn't stay here again. Staff is friendly and location is great for going out to bars and restaurants and walking all around Paris. However, our room smelled like an ashtray which was really gross. Breakfast is not included, and they charge you a lot more than it is worth, even though it tasted pretty good. Rooms are VERY SMALL, even for Europe hotel rooms.

7.8 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Belgium

This hotel was in a perfect location. The rooms were small, but clean and quiet. I would definitely stay there again.

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Camera molto piccola (rispetto alla foto vista su Venere), parcheggio caro (26 € al giorno). Ok il resto, sopratutto la posizione eccezionale.

7.2 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The rooms were very small, however this may be typical for this area of Paris. Convenient location, very close to metro, Latin Quarter, Notre Dame and other desirable sites to see. They had a breakfast in the basement that we were not aware of.

7.5 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely time in Paris! and the hotel was ideal for the length of stay. We found it to be in waling distance of everything and very good value for money

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

Our room was very tiny. In our opinion it's a two-star hotel instead of three-star.

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

We come from Sweden and in Sweden you can easily get a non smoking room. As far as we are concerned it`s not that easy in Paris, at least not in this hotel. We had to sleep with a window open. The rooms are extremely small compare with the rooms you get in Sweden under the same circumstances. There must be a better room than this for the same price. But I must say that the room was clean and okej and we didn´t spend so much time at the hotel anyway.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, Room tiny but very clean. Bathroom was new and excellent. Sheets pressed and comforting. Only problem was that the television didn't work (important to my daughter) and the staff was not willing to repair it.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location, close to a vibrant area with lots of bars and restaurants. Nearby metro made it easy to get around the city and to the airport.5 minutes walk to the Seine and Notre Dame. Room was fine,clean and well maintained. Really good value for money, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. This was the second hotel booked through venere and both have been so good we have already booked another hotel in Rome.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Soundproofing not very good, so quietness depends on who happens to be staying there. In every other respect (especially location) it was excellent.

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Room Details

Hotel California Saint Germain offers 44 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Latin Quarter - Pantheon area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel California Saint Germain

By public transport
The closest underground station is Maubert Mutualité (line 10).
The closest RER stations are Saint Michel and Luxembourg (line B).

By bus
Bus lines 21, 38, 63, 84, 85 and 89 stop close to the hotel.

By train
From Gare d'Austerlitz railway station, take underground line 10 direction Boulogne and get off Maubert Mutualité.
From Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est railway stations, take RER line B and get off at Saint Michel Notre Dame.

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

Distances from Hotel California Saint Germain

Musee National du Moyen Age - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sorbonne University - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pantheon - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Paradis Latin - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pont de l'Archeveche - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Petit Pont - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Notre Dame Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Place de la Contrescarpe - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pont Saint-Louis - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Arenes de Lutece - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pont Saint-Michel - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Odeon Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pierre et Marie Curie University - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pont de la Tournelle - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Luxembourg Gardens - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel California Saint Germain is Paris (ORY-Orly) - 13 km / 8.1 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel California Saint Germain

  • Private parking