With more than 1,500 hotels in the City of Light locating the ideal accommodation on a reasonable budget can be challenging. And, when it comes to finding an idyllic place to stay I can be exceedingly picky. I want ambience, location, a well-appointed room, and a friendly staff. We have stayed in Paris several times and still count the Hotel Louis II among our favorites in terms of value and atmosphere.
The Hotel Louis II is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Près district. Housed in an elegant 17th century building, the hotel was fully renovated in 2006. Each of the 22 rooms boasts original exposed wood beams and period furniture, yet benefit from all modern comforts. As with most Parisian hotels the rooms are on the small side, but they are exceedingly quaint and filled with sunlight.
Each morning we felt very much like houseguests while having breakfast in the beautiful lounge (pictured above). Savouring fresh fruit, cheese, and pastries from Gérard Mulot (and of course espresso) is a wonderful way to start the day.
Hôtel Louis II
2 rue Saint sulpice
Tel. 33(0)1 46 33 13 80