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Just back from a stay at the Hotel Cluny Sorbonne with my family (two adults and two boys, aged 12 and 14). Booked here based on the reviews and also that this is one of the few hotels I could find that had a quad room at a reasonable rate. The rate was 110 Euros/night.
I've stayed at this hotel a number of times over the last four years and will continue to whenever I visit Paris. The rooms are traditional (small) but clean and pleasant. The lift can't hold more than one person and a few bags at a time. Breakfast is more than adequate. The staff are always firendly and very helpful (all desk staff speak very good English).
The big advantage is the location. The hotel is in the heart of the Latin Quarter and many of the best sights are easy walking distance (i.e. Notre Dame, Louvre, Museum Moyen Age, catacombs etc). There are dozens of wonderful cafes and shoppes in the neighborhood. For the location and price it is a wonderful value. I recommend this place without hesitation.
We stayed at Hotel Cluny Sorbonne in late May of 2004. This hotel was excellent for it's price range. It came to around $100 a night after the currency exchange. We had a 5th floor room with a view of the the Pantheon over the rooftop of the Sorbonne, which had fantastically ornate chimneys and other architectural details. Being streetside, there was some noise but it is a small sidestreet, so it is not a constant barrage. We also enjoy the bustle of a city, so it was OK. (We heard an accordian playing one afternoon and there was one of many street musicians coming up the street after working the Place du Sorbonne. He then entertained us and another party with a couple of tunes as we hung out the window and threw him a tip. A fun Paris moment.) Another in our party had a room overlooking the interior courtyard and that was very quiet, so you have a choice. There is no air conditioning, but that was not a problem in May, which, by the way, is a great time to go weather-wise. It stays light until around 10-10:30PM, which was a pleasant surprise to us coming from the southern US where it is dark by 9:00.
Great location, not so great service
The biggest complain I have about the service is the fact that when I checked in no one told me that the reception isn't open all day. So next day when I tried to get out to catch an early train I found out that the hotel door is closed. I had to wait 30 minutes for someone to come down and open the door for me. So I wouldn't recommend the hotel for the service but the price is acceptable if one considers the location which is great.