A great place to stay in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
We used to stay at the Hotel Lutetia, which we loved. As it's now under significant renovation, we needed to find a new home in Paris.The Hotel Bel Ami was recommended by the same friends who originally introduced us to Lutetia, so we were pleased to try it.
The staff is quite helpful and the hotel has very nice decor. Like many European hotels, the room was smaller than we might like, there are no luggage racks (although there are drawers and a small wardrobe), and the hallways are fairly strongly fragranced, as many boutique hotels do nowadays (hope you like ylang ylang).
The location is EXCELLENT, being steps from the cafes du Magot and de Flore.
Note: while off the main drag, you will hear musette players at the cafes and there is a school across the street as well; so if you have a room on the front, you will hear the musicians (although not at late hours) as well as schoolkids arriving in the AM if you are on the front of the building, as well as garbage collection.
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Sep-2016 by Assistant Administrative, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for having taken the time to leave a such a nice comment. You are quite correct in that our location is very ideal. And it’s true, that the rooms on the left bank are not spacious, and the Hotel Bel Ami is not an exception this way.
Your feedback on our staff is very pleasant to read. We will share it with them
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back.