Last Updated on 27th July 2019 by Sophie Nadeau
With a wide array of museums, architectural features, and a buzzing café scene, the Latin Quarter is easily one of the best places to stay in Paris. Whether you’re in search of a wonderful foodie scene, wish to see the top Parisian sights, or simply want to enjoy the ambience of the City of Love, the 5eme district of the city offers all this and more. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best Latin Quarter hotels in the 5th arrondissement of Paris!
Why you must visit the Latin Quarter on your next Paris trip
Largely spanning the 5th arrondissement of the city, the Latin Quarter is so-called because students of the nearby Sorbonne University would have conversed with one another solely in Latin during the Middle Ages. In a perhaps further ironic twist, most of the Parisian Roman ruins that can be seen today are to be found in this neighbourhood of the city.
Some of the best reasons to visit the Latin Quarter include the many independent bookshops that the area has to offer; Shakespeare and Company, as well as the Abbey Bookshop to name but a few. This Parisian arrondissement is quite literally also littered with historical things to do, including several museums, and some of the best churches in Paris.
As such, should you choose to stay in the 5th arrondissement during your Paris visit, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic proximity to many of the city’s main attractions, as well as some of the best eateries that the French capital has to offer. Highlights of the Latin Quarter include the Paris Pantheon, the Sorbonne University, and the Musée de Cluny.
Things to know before booking Montmartre accommodation
If you’re searching for somewhere to stay in the Latin Quarter, then you should know that this Paris district is popular year-round, especially during peak season (i.e. the summer months and during school holidays). As such, you’ll want to book your place to stay well in advance so as to secure the best deals, rates, and accommodation.
Although most people in the tourism industry speak great English, it’s only polite to learn a few words of the local language, in this case, French. So as to help you get by, I highly recommend bringing along a French phrasebook like this one. You should also know before you visit Paris that the plugs are different from those in many parts of the world. Bring along a universal travel adapter like this one so you can charge your electrical items abroad!
Luxury Hotels in the Latin Quarter
Though not strictly ‘within’ the Latin Quarter, no guide to Parisian hotels would be complete without mentioning the Relais Christine. After all, for a true taste of luxury in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of the city, i.e. Saint-Germain des Pres, this boutique accommodation offers amenities such as breakfast, a jacuzzi and sauna, and indoor pool. The hotel is also pet-friendly and offers air-conditioning.
Hôtel Esprit Saint Germain, 22 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France
Just a few minutes walk away from many of the Latin Quarter’s most major attractions, this five-star French hotel is also close to Saint Sulpice, the church made famous by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Highlights of this hotel include its proximity to the Odéon metro station, free Wi-Fi, an airport shuttle, and air-conditioning- a true luxury if you’re visiting Paris during the summer.
Hôtel d’Aubusson, 33 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, France
Situated in the 6th arrondissement of the city, this luxurious Paris accommodation boasts amenities such as an indoor pool, a fitness centre, airport shuttle, and bar onsite. Housed against the backdrop of a 17th-century Parisian townhouse, this five-star hotel also has a gorgeous patio.
Hôtel Résidence Henri IV, 50 Rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris, France
Incredibly well-reviewed and situated in the middle of the Latin Quarter, of all the luxury hotels in the Latin Quarter, this is one of the top reviewed places to stay. Highlights of Hôtel Résidence Henri IV include air conditioning, parking, a bar, and an airport shuttle.
Mid-range Hotels in the Latin Quarter
Hotel Monge, 55 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France
This four-star hotel can be found in the Latin Quarter and is a little taste of affordable luxury not far from Notre Dame and several metro stations. This French accommodation offers amenities such as a spa, room service, and breakfast included in some room rates.
Select Hotel Rive Gauche, 1 Place de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, France
For those who are seeking an incredibly well-reviewed place to stay in the heart of all the action of the Latin Quarter, this hotel offers services such as room service, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Well located, the iconic Parisian destination, the Jardin du Luxembourg, is just a few minutes walk away.
Budget Hotels and Hostels in the Latin Quarter
Hotel de L’Esperance, 15 Rue Pascal, 75005 Paris, France
A two-star hotel with reasonable rates, if you’re looking for affordable Latin Quarter hotels, then you need to look no further than Hotel de L’Esperance. This 5th arrondissement place to stay is surrounded by lively cafés and bars and boasts services and facilities such as free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a bar on site.
Hotel Des Trois Colleges, 16, rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, France
This three-star accommodation is largely well-reviewed and can be found on the sloping road interlinking the Paris Pantheon with the Paris Sorbonne University. Hotel Des Trois Colleges boasts a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as an airport shuttle and free WiFi.
Grand Hôtel des Balcons, 3 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, France
Well-reviewed and close to many of the major Latin Quarter attractions, including the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Grand Hôtel des Balcons offers unfussy rooms in a relaxed setting. Amenities of this budget 5th arrondissement accommodation include free Wi-Fi and child-friendly rooms.