Claude Bernard Hotel

43 rue des Ecoles, 5th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75005, France

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Hotel Claude Bernard Saint-Germain
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    Great accomodation


    I chose this hotel because of its location and affordable price. I discovered it was charming, confortable, great staff, always willing to help and give you suggestions. Breakfast good; quiet, clean and confortable rooms, a charming small elevator (too small for some tourists' taste, but it gives a unique charm to the hotel). Location in the Latin Quartier makes it very close to cultural atractions of Paris (walking distance to Sorbonne, Pantheon, Notre Dame, etc), in an area with bistros and pubs and shops, so you can get all you need near hotel. Very close to metro, bus stations, RER. Definitively a hotel to come again and to recommend it to your friends.

    Unique Quality: Friendly staff, that makes you feel at home.

    Directions: A few meters from Sorbonne.

  • Great Location, Lousy Customer Service!


    I really don't have too many nice things to say about the Hotel Claude Bernard. Unfortunately, their bedside manner is not the best, too bad because the location is prime.

    Unique Quality: Great location, cute balconies.

    Directions: Latin Quarter/Pantheon

  • Staff with Manners of a Disgruntled St. Bernard


    On first impression, we realized that the staff was extremely rude, not helplful and uncooperative. If you are unfortunate enough to end up at the Claude Bernard, here are some quick tips on how to survive your stay:

    1. DO NOT ask any questions (especially not in English) to any staff member, ever.
    2. DO NOT mention that the room temperature is too cold.
    3. DO NOT ask for extra blankets no matter how freezing cold the room gets.
    4. DO NOT attempt to eat your hotel breakfast in your room or the staff within minutes, will come knocking on your door asking for their plates back.
    5. DO NOT attempt to make any phone calls in your room regardless of using a phone card, there is always a "hidden" charge.
    6. DO NOT ask to use the iron otherwise you will be required to squeeze into the tiny phone booth sized elevator, lugging the heavy ironing board, along with the thick-chained iron attached to it.
    7. DO NOT expect to find the main entrance of the hotel open past 11:00 PM. You will be met with a locked door, no lights and a disgruntled half-asleep concierge!

    We hope that these 7 simple tips will help ease your stay at the Claude Bernard Hotel. Please feel free to pass these tips along.

    Unique Quality: The location is central to most tourist attractions and the balcony (although small) was a nice feature.

    Directions: Latin Quarter/Pantheon/Notre Dame

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very nice!

by A TripAdvisor Member

This was my first trip to Paris and I loved the hotel! It's in a great area and the staff could not have been nicer. Thank you Paul for all your help. I will be back to Paris and the Hotel Claude Bernard!

good location

by TripAdvisor Member zizzle

Got booking at short notice; Good location in Latin quarter close Pantheon, St Germain and many great restaurants, 10 mins walk to Notre Dame. Staff not very interested but polite and helpful if you speak to them in French. Hotel room was newly decorated, would be small for two, bathroom very small. Cleanliness average but acceptable, hotel is being refurbished but no noise. Street noise but windows are double glazed. No kettle or iron, no laundry facilities. Great little place just over road for coffee and croissants, snacks. Hotel is quite expensive for what you get; I would try others before returning here as I saw prices for nicer places that werent a lot more than this one.

a decent place

by A TripAdvisor Member

The hotel was very clean and our room, #22 had a newly done bathroom, which was very nice! Our room was for 3/4 persons. Don't expect any television, the tv had no remote and only a few channels in French of course (tv is nice if the kids can't sleep due to jet lag). I recomend you bring a good book. We stayed her in December and the room had a good heater, we stayed quite warm.
There really is no bar to speak of just a small counter that is usually closed. If you are looking for a place with room service etc. this is not for you. The hotel is somewhat like the average American motel (Holiday Inn?) except that it is in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Also, expect a bit of noise from other guests and from the street below. The staff was polite but not overly friendly. The only real complaint I can regester is that at check-out I was charged 161 euro while the room was quoted at 158 euro/day. But this seemed to happen frequently at restaurants and bistros during our stay (wrong change etc.). Perhaps It's just me? Overall I would recommend the hotel as a safe and comfortable place to stay.

The Hotel, The People & Location!!! A Fantastic trip.

by A TripAdvisor Member

From the time arrived until I departed the hotel was most enjoyable. The staff is most attentive and very helpful & friendly. Always pointed me in the correct direction without a second guess.
The Latin Quarter is a great place to lose yourself- in the walking streets of St. Michel and/or St. Germain.
My room was #63 - large bathroom, small balcony and decent size room...the only problem when I returned home and couldn't find my croissant.

March 2005

by A TripAdvisor Member

This hotel has a great location. The facilities are probably just average for a three star hotel but our room (#46) was adequate and clean, with a view of a tower of Notre Dame. The bathroom (all tile) had been recently renovated. The elevator is miniscule with room for one adult or perhaps two children. Breakfast is the basic croissant/french bread/coffee. The brasserie/patisserie across the street is more than adequate for a quick, inexpensive meal. The Brasserie Balzar (three blocks away) is also quite good. The Maubert metro station is just two blocks away. The street can be somewhat noisy at night, but after all, this is a neighborhood filled with university students. I would consider staying here again,but most likely won't, since I like to stay in a different part of the city each time I visit.

Wonderful staff, excellent location!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

My friend and I recently stayed at the Claude Bernard on Rue Des Ecoles and could not have been happier with the hotel, location and the staff. Our room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was very spacious. There are small balconies, air conditioner, heater and a working t.v.. We were provided with fresh towels everyday and a friendly staff to greet us (especially the breakfast guy). For a price of around $108 euros a day which includes a buffet style breakfast of coffee, juice, croissants, baguette, cereal and yohgurt there is no question, this is a great place to stay, we will definitely return to this hotel!

Small but charming

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Claude Bernard for five nights in May and can recommend it to others. The hotel it's just a few minutes walk from the Seine and Notre Dame in a nice, safe area. The staff was helpful, the rooms clean. Our double room was very nice but the single room extremely small and so was the elevator. Breakfast is quite poor but that has probably more to do with french breakfasts habits than the hotel. The walls are a bit thin but there was not much noise from the street, most noise came from the slammy doors. All in all we would go there again and then we would definately go back to the very romantic and tasty restaurant just behind the hotel: "le coupe chou" - don't miss it!

Forum Posts

Where to stay in the Latin Quarter

by Will.Reis

Hello all,

My wife and I are going to be in Paris for a few days over the Christmas holiday. We think we would like to stay in the Latin Quarter or somewhere close to it. We do not require a luxury hotel, but would like somethng nice and clean. Does anyone have any recommendations? Also, what is there to do in Paris on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Thanks to everyone.

Re: Where to stay in the Latin Quarter


I suggest :

Grand Hotel des Balcons
3, rue Casimir-Delavigne 75006 Paris FRANCE
Métro: Odéon
Tél: +33 1 46 34 78 50 - Fax: +33 1 46 34 06 27
It is located in a quiet street, near Jardin du Luxembourg and Blvd St Michel

If you want to stay in a cheaper hotel :
Hotel St Andre des Arts : 66 rue St Andre des Arts 6e arrt.

It is located in St Germain des Pres, near the carrefour de Bucy., at 5 mn walk from St Michel.

Re: Re: Where to stay in the Latin Quarter


It depends on how much you want to spend per night. Around the Latin Qtr. are quite a few hotels with doubles for average 150 euro or so with/without breakfast included.

In addition to the previous suggestions here some other hotels to look into. They are all well-located:

Hotel Abbatial St. Germain
Hotel du Pantheon
Hotel des Grands Ecoles-no TV
Hotel Claude Bernard
Hotel St. Jacques
Grand Hotel St. Michel

Better hurry as Xmas is only a couple months away.

Re: Re: Where to stay in the Latin Quarter

by Will.Reis

Is Christmas a busy time of the year in Paris? What is there to do in Paris on X-mas Eve and X-mas Day? Thanks for the info on the hotels.


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Address: 43 rue des Ecoles, 5th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75005, France