Hotel Jardin de l'Odeon Review
Location: St. Germain des Prés
Address: 7 rue Casimir Delavigne - 75006 PARIS
TÈl: + 33 1 53 10 28 50
Fax: + 33 1 43 25 28 12
Hotel Jardin de l'Odeon Overview
Located in one of the liveliest areas of Paris, this hotel is hidden on a quiet side street just north of the Luxembourg Gardens. It is centrally located near Saint Sulpice Church, Blvd Saint Germain des Prés, Cluny Museum, and Blvd Saint Michel.
We stayed at the Hotel Jardin de l’Odeon in Room 16. The street-side room contained a small entry, comfortably modern bathroom, and double bed. The rate was 105 euros/night, which did not include a buffet breakfast (Available for an additional 12 euros).
Hotel Jardin de l'Odeon Ratings
Classified as a three star hotel. Our ratings (1 -5 stars):
Overall: 4 stars - Great value for the money. The central location and proximity to the Odeon Metro Station make it a nice option for exploring the unique sights and major boulevards in the St. Germain des Prés area. A good choice if you prefer a small, unique hotel that with modern amenities.
Location: 4 stars - Located on rue Casimir Delavigne. This tiny (very tiny) street was initially difficult to find. It does not appear on most maps included in the back of the major tour books. However, once you find it, you begin to realize how good this location actually is. (Hint: Take Rue de L'Ecole Medecine after leaving the Odeon station. Go through the rue/alley on the right with the stairs and statue and you will come out right across from the street.) 2 block walk to the Odeon mÈtro stop. 1 block walk to the Luxembourg Gardens.
Style and Decor: 4 stars - Parisian Art deco. Recently renovated in 2005. The common areas are decorated in an Art Deco style of bronzes and golds with splashes of black, reds, yellows and blues. The dark red comforters, dark wood furniture, striped wallpaper, and wall sconces in the rooms is reminiscent of an early 20th century Parisian townhouse. Each of the 57 rooms is decorated in the same style.
Staff: 3 stars - The staff was polite and efficient. Our room was ready when we arrived in the morning, so we were able to check-in immediately. The check in process was smooth. During our stay, the staff was gracious and knowledgeable.
Amenities: 4 stars – The lobby sitting room contained copies of numerous newspapers and magazines. A surprisingly hearty breakfast was served in the parlor/dining room. During warmer weather there is a wonderful little patio in the back for outdoor breakfasts. The toiletries in the bathroom were of above average quality. The rooms included a safe, hair dryer, modem jack, and cable TV. The hotel is also entirely non-smoking.
Value for Money: 4 stars - Good location, professional staff, and a good rate make this a great deal for this class of hotel in the trendy 6th.
Hotel Jardin de l'Odeon Room Details
Room - We stayed in Room 16. The room was small but that is typical for hotels in this area. Our room was decorated in a clean, modern style with Art Deco touches with a double bed. The small entry alcove had a writing desk and the closet with the safe. Additional furniture in the room included a dresser and a bedside table. The television included numerous French cable stations.
A review of the Hotel Jardin De L’Odeon website shows many elegant and stylish rooms. Our room was reflective of these examples. We were also very happy with the cleanliness and charm of our room considering that we reserved a single room at the most reasonable rate listed.
Bathroom - The modern, marble bathroom was decorated with elegant chrome fixtures. It contained a large sink, toilet, and deep soaking bathtub with a hanging shower attachment. We appreciated the shower's half glass door that prevented the water from spraying around the bathroom and the spa like tub was perfect for a relaxing bath. The bathroom also contained a hair dryer, a nice selection of upscale toiletries (we adored the shower gel), and white, fluffy, towels. The bathroom was very modern and comfortable for a hotel in this class.
Author: Cheryl Montgomery