If you are looking for old fashioned Parisian charm but have a limited budget, head for these cozy lodgings just a few minutes away from the church of St-Germain-des-Prés. Nestled in the back of a courtyard behind the galleries and antique stores of chic rue Jacob, rooms here feature rich fabrics, (mostly) high ceilings, warm colors, and reproduction antiques, as well as a dash of quirky je ne sais quoi. Rooms are so quiet it’s hard to believe you are in the city centre; those facing the garden get more light. While the bedrooms have all been renovated, bathrooms could use an overhaul. Guests are invited to have breakfast or just relax in the lush garden behind the hotel; if it’s raining you can do the same on the covered veranda. The triples and quads are particularly well laid out for families.
- Margie Rynn