Family hotel Excelsior Latin in Quartier Latin, Paris
After a wonderful weekend at Disneyland Paris, we wanted to stay an extra night in Paris to extend our stay in France. The drive from Marne-la-Vallee to the centre of Paris only took us 30 minutes from door to door on a Monday evening during rush hour. Just what we needed actually after two days of excitement at Disneyland. We could even park our car at Rue Cujas, just 200 metres from hotel Excelsior Latin, which I booked a few weeks before. Their friendly receptionist welcomed us, handed us the key to room 39 and off we went to the fourth floor. Yes, the perfect start to our Paris city trip with our children.
The family room has a double bed and two separate beds for our two children. The room was recently refurbished, has air conditioning and windows that can be opened. We could see the courtyard from our windows. The part I loved the best about the room were the wooden beams on the ceiling for that true Parisian feel.
The room size was actually quite OK for Parisian standards. We only stayed there for one night, but it would certainly be a nice base camp for longer stays in Paris with children. You can have breakfast in the downstairs breakfast area for 8 euro’s per person. We chose to have breakfast outdoors, but it looked OK. In reviews from other families I read about noise from other rooms or the elevator. Although our room was right across from one of the elevators, I did not hear anything at all. But that might have been from exhaustion after two days at Disneyland. All four of us slept like a log.
Location in Paris’ Latin Quarter
Located just off the Boulevard Sint Michel, the Excelsior Latin hotel is perfect for a stay with children. There are restaurants around the corner on the Place de la Sorbonne, where we had breakfast for 7,50 euro per person. You can park your car in the municipal parking at Rue Soufflot for 20 euro’s per day. The nearest metro station is Cluny – La Sorbonne. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was its proximity to Jardin de Luxembourg. We ended up not going there, but it is supposed to be a wonderful park for children and adults alike.
A short walk further down Boulevard St. Michel in the direction of the Seine brings you to the heart of the Latin Quarter, with shops and restaurants to choose from. We had dinner at an Italian restaurant on the Rue Saint-Severin. During the day, this area is a kids’ paradise with its typical Parisian streets and alleys. Be sure to stop by the Musée de Cluny, Shakespeare and Company and of course the Notre Dame de Paris.
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