6th Arrondissement (St.-Germain)
Hôtel de l'Abbaye
With its garden courtyard, large fireplace in the lobby, and manor-like appointments, this converted 17th-century abbey feels like a country estate in the middle of the Left Bank. Rooms range from monastically small to apartment-like duplexes (some with partial views over Saint Sulpice), but romance is a constant throughout the establishment; floral-printed (but not chintzy) chairs, bedcovers, and drapes echo the lovingly tended blossoms in the Luxembourg Gardens just beyond. As in most Parisian hotels, the rooms are small, but the service is attentive, the ambience homey, and the location ideal—close enough to the action of Saint Germain, yet at a pleasant remove from all the traffic.
Room to Book: Standard doubles 22, 23, 32, and 33, which look onto the courtyard.
If you’ve had your fill of croissants, walk around the corner to the English-style bakery Bread & Roses (7 Rue de Fleurus; 33-1-42-44-06-06; www.breadandroses.fr) for the best scones in town; they taste even better when enjoyed at one of the hotel’s outdoor tables.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Breakfast Included
- Room Service
Number of Rooms: 44
Number of Suites:
Year Opened: 1975