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Well located. Complimentary breakfast (a little sparse; buns/croissants/hot drinks). Nice breakfast room in basement. Staff was friendly. Hotel has small elevator or stairs can be taken. We had a room for 4 consisting of 2 single beds and one double bed with two windows that opened on to a quiet street. Hotel and bathrooms were clean. Room had a small bar fridge.
We recently stayed four nights at the Palais Bourbon, having stayed there previously in October 2000. I'm sorry to report that the construction/remodeling is still ongoing (four years later), but the results are now visible - the breakfast area is impressive, the rooms have airconditioning and many look very fresh. Alas, the prices have gone up a bit. We like the hotel for the high ceilings, hardwood floors with tribal rugs, modern bathrooms, and nice wood furnishings. We noted that during the summer the hotel is popular with families, which can be a bit noisy because the walls are thin and the hardwood floors echo sound. We were traveling as a family and had two rooms. Number four (first floor) was a bit dark and rather gloomy, but five (on the second floor) was spacious and felt fresh. The front desk staff smoke in the lobby, and we could smell smoke in our rooms - strong at times. Breakfast service was a bit uneven, but the croissants (when in stock) were some of the best in Paris. The hotel is in a quiet part of town - and the nearby Varenne metro station isn't on the most convenient line - this can be a plus or a minus depending on your relative fitness level. The 69 bus is convenient and has a good route. Depending on budget, I'd recommend the hotel to families for the large rooms. Not sure I'll stay there next time, though.
Felt like Home
I stayed in December 2002. I also made this choice rather randomly. I must agree with the other comments: staff are friendly, accomodating and the room was very comfortable for one. Location is great and street is more neighborhood than tourist. Other guests seemed to be on business or families enjoying the top floor rooms. I also had a problem with the smoke coming from other rooms. The open window was not a problem in December even. I had asked to not have the bed made every day because that was the only place to organize my things every morning, but they ignored the request. Except for having my bed made everyday, it felt like home because I was welcomed as I came and went. Other places on the same trip were much less friendly.
We stayed at the hotel in June 2004 for four days/three nights. We had one couple and four other singles/older children. This hotel was one of the only locations that had quad rooms for anywhere near reasonable prices. We ended up getting a quad room plus a double across the hall from each other at the top of the stairs - made it feel like a penthouse of our own. The rooms were small by US standards but perfectly fine for what we needed and both had lofts which added some flair. More importantly, they were clean, the bathrooms were very nice (evidently newly renovated). The desk clerk was very helpful, not snooty as we had heard the Parisians can be, and spoke very good english, even though we wanted to and were moderately capable of speaking french.
Great place for families
We stayed at the Hotel du Palais Bourbon in a group of three adults and three children. We thought it was very nice. The renovated rooms are large and attractive and the bathrooms are lovely. (But they need to upgrade the toilet paper from the scratchy cheap squares to the real stuff). We had a large double and a connecting family room. The family room turned out to be a large triple and a small connected single. We did not find the hotel to be overly noisy.
The neighborhood was lovely and quiet; the metro was two blocks away; many attractions were a long walk or a short metro ride away. We would definitely return.
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Inexpensive and a wonderful location
I stayed there in October 2003 and a single room with breakfast cost only 65 Euros. This included a bathroom with shower, TV and telephone.
The hotel does have an elevator. It is located near les Invalides and the Rodin Museum, 4 metro stops and bus #69 which will take you to most places of interest. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Perfect Paris destination
I hate to write such a glowing review and share the news about such a gem but the Hotel Bourbon staff deserves our praise. They could not have been more helpful. The location was great, the neighborhood safe, the hotel very clean, and the metro easily assessible. We can't wait to return.
This is a delightful hotel especially for families, we took our young sons and had a room-suite(small) that you could see the top of the Eifel Tower from the beds as you slept. Nice quiet safe neighborhood close to major sites. The amazing thing that happened was we had checked out and gone to Normandy for 2 nights and came back to Paris to stay 2 more nights at Le Havanne Hotel --they gave our reservations away(during the Paris airshow) when we called ownerof Hotel Palais du Bourbon to ask for advice he found us a room even though he was fully booked He was so helpful and kind he restored our faith and made our Vacation. Le Havane basically told us to sleep in the streets. I would highly recommend this hotel it was very clean you recieved complimentary breakfast in your room or downstairs and the owner manager has a heart as big as Paris.
Great for families
My family and I (two kids and my wife) stayed here for a week last July. This hotel offers suite-like rooms with a main room and a small side room for the kids. It was wonderful. The 7th is a quiet area without much nightlife which was fine for us. The hotel is near the Varenne metro stop and close to many of the famous Paris sights. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.