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Villa Luxembourg 3.0

6th Arrondissement (St-Germain-des-Pres and Luxembourg), Paris, France

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Pros

  • Walking distance to the metro and the Luxembourg Gardens
  • Relatively spacious rooms with kitchenettes, minibars, and AC
  • Some rooms have balconies with fabulous views of Paris streets
  • Meeting room available
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast available (for a fee)
  • Room service (with limited hours)

Cons

  • Dated, basic decor throughout
  • No full restaurant, bar, or gym
  • No in-room coffee or tea making facilities
  • Breakfast buffet is overpriced for its limited selection

Bottom Line

The 52-room, mid-range Villa Luxembourg is situated on the southernmost edge of the city’s 6th Arrondissement a five-minute walk from Luxembourg Gardens. While slightly outside the tourist area, the hotel is still near a plethora of shops, eateries, and metro stations, including one just a two-minute stroll from the hotel. Guests can travel to most Paris hotspots in about a half hour. The hotel decor is somewhat dated and uninspired with neutral colors and brown wood-wall accents. Apartment-style rooms, however, are fairly spacious for a Paris hotel in this price range. And they include air-conditioning, kitchenettes, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has an on-site meeting room and a breakfast buffet for a fee, but few other property features. The nearby Hotel Lutetia has more up-to-date decor and on-site restaurants, but it's pricier. 

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Scene

Neutral, traditional interiors and small lobby

Built in 1991, the Villa Luxembourg is a more modern interpretation of the classic Parisian architecture that surrounds it. Though it has a cream-colored facade and Juliet balconies, its giant span of bow windows looks decidedly modern. The interior of the hotel, including in the hallways and common areas, features rich wood walls and accent columns that feel somewhere between traditional and dated. The lobby is basic with neutral decor, including tiled floors, a small seating area, and reception desk. One winding stairway has a full mirrored wall and is accented with plants. The hotel’s proximity to the metro and apartment-like rooms draws tourist clientele, including couples and families.

Location

Slightly outside of tourist area, a five-minute walk to Luxembourg Gardens and a two-minute walk to the metro

Located on the bustling Boulevard du Montparnasse on the southernmost edge of the city’s 6th Arrondissement, the Villa Luxembourg is situated near the heart of Paris in walking distance to a plethora of shops, eateries, and metro stations, including one station just a two-minute’s stroll from the hotel. Though located in a relatively non-touristy area, most major attractions can be traveled to in about a half hour, and Luxembourg Gardens is a mere five-minute walk from the hotel.

  • Two-minute walk to Vavin metro stop
  • Three-minute walk to Notre-Dame-des-Champs metro stop
  • Five-minute walk to Luxembourg Gardens
  • Nine-minute walk to Montparnasse Tower
  • 13-minute walk to the Catacombs
  • 18 minutes to Musee d’Orsay by metro
  • 20 minutes to Notre Dame Cathedral by metro
  • 24 minutes to The Louvre by metro
  • 27 minutes to Champs-Élysées by metro
  • 30 minutes to Eiffel Tower by metro
  • 32 minutes to Arc de Triomphe by metro
  • 35 minutes to Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Cœur) by metro
  • One-hour drive to Charles de Gaulle Airport

Rooms

Apartment-style rooms with kitchenettes, air conditioning, and balconies with spectacular views

For a central Paris hotel at this price point, rooms at the Vill Luxembourg are fairly spacious and feature useful apartment-style amenities. Rooms range in size from the one- to two-person Twin Room to the Duplex Suite with two floors and two bedrooms, one with a pull-out sofa. Decor varies from room to room, but in general it is basic, functional, and relatively dated, with cream-colored walls, gray carpeting, old-fashioned bedspreads, and wood wall accents and furniture. All rooms contain desks and chairs as well as kitchenettes with sinks, burners, stocked minibars, and microwaves. But, there are no in-room coffee and tea-making facilities. Bathrooms have red or green tiled walls, beige tiled floors, a small marble vanity, and a combination shower and tub. They include a hairdryer and Zennao toiletries. All rooms also have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, and some feature balconies with chairs and a fantastic view of the Boulevard du Montparnasse. Guests suggest getting a street-facing room higher up to make the best use of the views, and they report that despite being along a busy road, rooms are fairly quiet. 

Features

Room service, 24-hour front desk, but few extra property features

The Villa Luxembourg has few extra property features, but it does offer a buffet breakfast (for a fee) in a dining room with green leather chairs and wood walls. The breakfast features the typical hotel-fare with tea, coffee, yogurt, eggs, and pastries, though most guests say that the selection is limited and not worth the extra expense. Hotel room service delivers food from nearby restaurants but has limited hours. Laundry and dry cleaning is available, and free newspapers can be found in the lobby. The front desk is open 24 hours. The hotel also has an on-site boardroom-style meeting venue that can host up to 18 people.

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Address

121 boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, Ile-de-France 75006, France

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