For many travelers the Hotel de l’Université Saint-Germain was love at first sight. There is so much to like about this wonderful establishment, from the history to the convenient central location. Its character and charm are a clear indication that you really are in Paris rather than any other city.
Dating back to the 12th century, this quiet residential street in the heart of the glamorous artistic and literary district of St-Germain des Prés is highly attractive and only two minutes away from the River Seine and the Orsay museum. The taxi boats (Batobus) or metro will lead you to the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower but you will only have to cross the river to be at the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Garden. A short walk East will lead you to the renowned Two Islands and the Cathedral Notre-Dame.
The Hotel de l’Université is a former Benedictine convent and has retained many period features while adapting to the needs of 21st century society. The reception area is vast and delightful with its ancient beams, inner garden and stone floor. It is an immediate illustration of the style and appeal of this quality establishment. The team is highly knowledgeable about the area and its history and will be pleased to point you towards shops, restaurants and famous bistros either in the neighbourhood or in other popular districts of Paris or arrange transport and reservations to the latest shows.
The large vaulted crypt is a beautiful reminder of the building’s past, furnished with antique furniture and cleverly lit.
The Hotel de l’Université only has 27 bedrooms, allowing the staff to focus on an individualized care. Each room has its own decor and character, many ornate with ageless beams, but all benefiting from tall traditional Parisian windows allowing daylight to flood in. Here again, antique furniture and soft lighting create a homey atmosphere and will make you feel as if you have been in Paris all your life. Modern conveniences include air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and free Wi-Fi connection. A laundry service is available upon request. The rooms on the top floor overlook the rooftops of Paris and some have the rare bonus of a private terrace.
The Hotel de l’Université is not a place to stay for the night. It is a journey into the history and style of Parisian life, a chance to experience life as one of the locals and bring back unforgettable memories.
Parking 200 meters away.