10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This is an excellent choice for the sophisticated traveler who has been to Paris a number of times and doesn't want to spend a fortune in the upscale tourist hotels in the 1st and 8th arrondissements. It's a bit out of the way, but that buys you quiet and a nice Paris neighborhood to walk in. The rooms are charming....ours was spacious, had beamed ceilings and a large, modern bath. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We plan to return in October."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of July 2007
Fabulous place to stay in Paris
"Charming place, charming people! Have just returned from four days at HLP...this will be our regular Paris oasis.
Rooms are somewhat on the small side by American standards but accomodation is very comfy and well above most Parisian standards for four star hotels in our opinion. Meticulously clean, even meeting a neatnik's standards. Rooms are bright and elegantly outfitted.
Located opposite the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the 6th arrondissement...peaceful and beautiful. Near Ste Sulpice and Metro line 4, Latin Quarter and the Sorbonne. Easy walking distance to the Seine, Notre Dame, etc
High speed Internet. Cable TV with some 20 channels including at least four or five in English.
Found the staff at every level to be very helpful and exceptional. Particular praise to Royce, who is outstanding in his knowledge of local restaurants and sights to see.
A superb place to stay!"
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of September 2006
Absolutely loved this boutique hotel
"After hours of researching Paris hotels, we chose Luxembourg Parc based on reviews of other travelers, and not only was the hotel wonderful, it was one of the highlights of our trip.
Although small, it did not lack for any of the conveniences of a large hotel. The rooms were beautful with very traditional Parisian decor. The beds and linens were exceptional. The bathrooms were nicer than any hotel I have stayed in (this includes many!) The hotel rooms had wireless highspeed internet and a free highspeed internet connected computer in the lounge. The rooms were quiet and the air conditioning was excellent.
The lobby offered many places to sit and relax after a day of touring the city, including a courtyard and a library. For a small hotel it had a top notch bar to serve you your beverage of choice (tea to a dry martini) -ask for the champagne mojito-and the staff was absolutely lovely. Everyone spoke English and was happy to help in any way they could. On a days notice we had a reservation at Tallievent made for us.
The location was perfect; close to hundreds cafes, brassieries, shopping, art galleries and walking distance to all of the great Parisian attractions. And of course across the street from Luxembourg Gardens.
This hotel really outdid my expectations and I look forward to returning!"
- Travel date: Sat 9th of September 2006
Guard your belongings
"We stayed at the hotel New Years Eve 2004. The entire hotel was burglarized and we lost all of the belongings we put in our safe (30k worth). We then found out that the hotel had no video surveillence system. They placated us by saying they had insurance, but it's been a year, insurance has not paid and we've now had to hire an attorney."
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of December 2005
Marble bathroom, what more can you ask for!?
"On our last night in Europe, we splurged (230 euro/night) and stayed in this four star hotel, and boy, was it worth it! Our sumptious room was well furnished and spacious. The bathroom was magnificent, with marble from floor to ceiling. The king-size bed had two duvets, which were turned down at night. The staff was gracious and helpful. The hotel is just across the street from Luxembourg Garden and near the heart of St.-Germaine-des-Pres and its many fine cafes and shops. As unseasoned four star hotel-goers, we were shocked by the high prices at the hotel bar (30 euro for two drinks!). Overall, we would highly recommend this hotel if you can afford it!"
- Travel date: Sun 13th of November 2005
lovely and excellent service
"Just returned from a trip to Paris and other areas in Europe. After staying at many hotels at various prices our favorite by far was the Hotel Luxembourg Parc. We were staying there with other couples and each of the rooms were decorated in a lovely traditional style. The bathrooms were clean, of a good size and had all the amenities that one needed. We found the staff to be quite pleasant and any request we made was handled immediately and to our satisfaction. After busy days of working and shopping the Hotel was a pleasant sanctuary to return to in the evening. Miguel was quite helpful in suggesting and making dinner reservations. The hotel made our stay in Paris a very pleasant one for all in our multi-nationality group."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of June 2005
Noisy street, but excellent (and quiet) hotel
"We just returned from a very pleasant one week stay in two rooms (one EUR 245 3rd floor courtyard-view room, spacious, the other a smaller EUR 230 side street-view room). These rooms were absolutely quiet--rooms facing rue de Vaugirard may not be.
While the lobby is a little bit brass & glass tacky (so's their web site), both rooms were quiet, well-furnished, and very well-kept. Feather pillows and comforters a bit more dusty and allergy-triggering than in other hotels of the same class, but staff quickly replaced them.
The only real downside is what you'll see first: the hotel's location on the noisy, unpleasant rue de Vaugirard. The upside is that all of St-Sulpice and St-Germain are just a quick walk up the lovely little rue Servandoni (don't miss the excellent, very atmospheric Au Bon Table restaurant--hotel desk staff warned us away from it, but the food & service excellent).
So yes, the location isn't all it could be, if walking is an issue, but I'll still return without hesitation.
As reported, breakfast is nice but somewhat overpriced at EUR 17; in the library on the ground floor there's a computer w/high speed internet access--EUR 3 per session. Staff has very good English skills."
- Travel date: Sat 11th of June 2005
Charming haven enthusiastically recommended!
"My family stayed at the Luxembourg Parc for 4 nights with 3 separate rooms. 1 @ 230E and 2 @ 245E. We would be very happy to return to this lovely and relaxing hotel and enthusiastically recommend it!
Rooms: All rooms were beautifully decorated with large comfortable beds and gorgeous bedding, window treatments, furniture and wood rafters; tall, sound-proof, double windows that open with flowers in the window box; and nice sized marble bathrooms with great showers, nice towels, wash cloths, hairdryer and lighted makeup / shaving mirror. Super clean with complete housekeeping service (fresh towels - morning and night). Our favorite was room 21 (31 would have a similar position). #21 was on the small inner courtyard with a fountain, plants and flowers (exterior elevator is in the courtyard but very quiet). The room had a small sitting area in front of the bed with 2 comfortable chairs and a desk. The other 245E room (#17) was on the first floor at street level and well sound proofed, but we wouldnât open the windows on this busy street. The 230E room (#32) was charming and perfectly fine for 1 person, but would have been a little cramped for 2. It was positioned on pretty side street with a view of a well maintained building next door which had flower boxes on the facing window. I'd recommend spending the extra 15E and reserve early with a request for 21 or 31 (of the rooms we saw).
Staff: Always happy and quick to help, including the day we checked out when our travel plans required a complete overhaul due to one of Parisâs frequent train strikes. Prior to our arrival, they were very prompt to answer my email questions. Miguel, in particular, went out of his way to welcome us each day and anticipate our every need. Like taking the initiative to bring us a snack while we lounged in the cozy library or walking us to our taxi and making sure the driver knew where to go. Miguel also provided excellent restaurant recommendations that were close by and in our price range.
Breakfast: convenient and fresh, with pastries, fruit, cereal and omelets that were just OK. The omelets seemed a bit of a hurdle for the staff to manage but they worked hard and were always charming so we found ourselves not minding too much. Iâd recommend finding a great patisserie in the neighborhood and saving the 17E for later in the day.
Location: Charming neighborhood. 5 - 10 minute walk to the Seine. Right across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens (don't expect to see in to the garden from your room). The entrance to the garden is a minute up the street and a great place to unwind after a busy sightseeing day. The bus stop and metro are an easy stroll around the outside of Luxembourg Gardens. It cost 5 â 10 euros to take a taxi just about anywhere we went."
- Travel date: Sat 11th of June 2005
A Great Find
"Just returned from our stay at Luxembourg Parc and would agree with previous reviewers that this is an excellent choice. We loved the neighborhood--elegant shops, right across the street from the Park. We walked everywhere...6eme arrondissement is very central to the areas we enjoy, i.e. the Marais, Ile St. Louis, St. Germain.
Rooms were 200, 230 and 245 euros and we chose a room for 230. A bit on the small side but charmingly decorated. We did enjoy the ridiculously priced 17 euro breakfast--the ambiance of the breakfast room and the freshly squeezed oj, made to order omelettes and only once did we see anyone else in there (probably because of the price!) But we then had just a stand-up sandwich lunch so it probably worked out to be the same cost.
Room service was not available except for breakfast. And staff did not mention any computer available to guests, nor were we told of the library. Staff was very helpful in making dinner reservations.
Definitely would return."
- Travel date: Sat 7th of May 2005
"My family and I just returned from our first visit to Paris during Spring Break. After considering the Four Seasons, Hotel DeCrillon, and Hotel Lancaster (and wincing at the cost for two rooms for 10 nights) I selected the Hotel Luxembourg Parc based on the reviews I read on TripAdvsior and in Travel magazine.
When my two teenage daughters (who rarely offer praise of anything) commented on how beautiful the hotel and our rooms were I knew I had made the right choice. The rooms, although not large by American standards, were comfortable and beautifully decorated with gorgeous marble bathrooms. The hotel staff could not have been friendlier and more accomodating. They arranged airport car service, recommended restaurants and made dinner reservations, arranged our boat tour on the Seine, and even made telephone calls for us to confirm our other arrangements. I have stayed in some of the finest hotels and resorts in the U.S. and have never felt this well taken care of. And the price, in comparison, was very reasonable.
Even our Parisian guide commented on how nice the hotel was and its' location in one of the more desireable neighborhoods in Paris. We found it to be a great location to start our sightseeing walks everyday and its' proximity to Saint Germain des Pres and the Latin Quarter allowed us to easily enjoy shopping and the energized night life of those neighborhoods. This hotel was an excellent choice."
- Travel date: Sun 10th of April 2005