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Hotel Design Sorbonne

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Over the last year we have stayed in Paris three times and in three different hotels; all of them roughly in the same area. Our last hotel was the Sorbonne. Given the name I expected it to be near to the university but I did not expect it to be diagonally opposite the main entrance. A lovely location and area, lively, cool and sophisticated. The hotel is elegant and the staff very welcoming and accommodating. Highly, highly recommended. Over the last few months I have been revising my long rusty and mostly forgotten Russian. As parts of the building that house the hotel are also used by the university I am thinking of dropping into conversations, “When I was reading Russian at the Sorbonne...”

Firstly, yes the reviews are right - room was small and the en-suite is not for the 'larger' person - but this hotel is fabulous. All staff were simply great, whether that be the room cleaners, night porters or anyone else we met who works there and Anais on Reception, in particular, deserves special mention as she is a beautiful person in every way - so helpful and tolerant of our limited French, just lovely! When next in Paris, we will definitely stay here again.

This was our third trip to Paris, and our first stay at the Hotel Design Sorbonne. The location - right by the university, a couple of hundred metres from the Luxembourg Gardens and a short walk from a metro station, is ideal, yet at the same time the hotel was very quiet and tranquil. Our room was small (but let's be honest, you don't visit Paris to stay in your room!) but well-equipped, and both it and the bathroom were spotlessly clean. We also appreciated the good choice at breakfast. But what really made the hotel stand out was the staff, who were friendly, welcoming and always had time to help. Highly recommended.

We were over for a concert and wanted a pretty central location and this did the job perfectly! We were upgraded which was a lovely touch and ended up staying in the room pictured above with the green stripes. The rooms and décor are VERY LOUD! But it is pretty in a way. Shower was always hot, reception always manned and the breakfast was simple but another great touch. We had it included in our package, but given the price of nearby outlets I think it was worth it. I would recommend if you need something cheap and cheerful in the centre of Paris

My son and I stayed here for 3 nights, Staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet (14 euros) was good and convenient, although several guests I talked to said there were ample alternatives within blocks. The room was a little small, but clean and well kept. Each room has a desktop Macintosh which was very convenient and wifi was decent. It is located very close to the Sorbonne and Pantheon on a quite street. The Cathedral of Notre Dame is about a 20 minute walk. From CDG airport, take the RER B to the Luxembourg stop. About 1 hour and about 11 euros.

I have just returned from my second stay at this delightful little hotel, the first time being five years ago. The hotel is situated in a very convenient part of Paris, right next to La Sorbonne in the Latin Quarter. On arriving at Gare du Nord either take the metro to Cluny la Sorbonne for €1.80 and it's a short walk from there, or a taxi will cost you approximately €20. The front of house staff are all very friendly and speak English. The rooms are spotless and although the bathrooms are small they are well appointed. As other people have mentioned it is just the breakfast that lets the hotel down. It would help if there was someone around to explain things, rather than letting guests stand around wondering what to do. The pain au chocolat was cold and I wasn't sure if it could be warmed up. I felt sorry for the one member of staff who was trying to cope with serving teas and coffees, clearing tables and trying to assist guests all at the same time. Another member of staff would help things considerably. I think a lot of guests, myself included, finish up having breakfast just round the corner, where you can watch the fountains and choose between continental or traditional fare for less money. That said, I will always come back to this hotel for its convenient location near many tourist hotspots, it's ambience, and for its warm welcome. Hopefully it will not be another five years!

Perfect location, just on the edges of the Latin Quarter, nice restaurants and pubs nearby and within walking distance. Not in the centre of the late night crowds (but again close enough to wall). Also very close to Jardin de Luxembourg which is beautiful.

A nice place for a short stay in Paris. Clean rooms and friendly people. It's right on the edge of the Latin Quarter and a few yards from Jardin de Luxembourg - the green lung of Paris and a place to relax for true Parisians. The breakfast isn't everything, but give it a try or check out some nearby place

This hotel is well located, and relatively modern . Our room was small and the bathroom even more so (and by that I mean minuscule), but clean and tidy with a comfy bed, Mac computer, and good wifi. The hotel is in the Latin Quarter just off the main Boulevard Saint Michel, in a quiet back street, and only a short walk from Luxembourg rail station- we came in from Paris Orly airport - very convenient. Location is a great base for Paris- we like to run, and every morning joined the like minded joggers around the nearby Luxembourg Gardens- beauty in the middle of a big city. The hotel is also local to many city bike locations if you wish to explore on two wheels. Nightlife around the Latin Quarter and St Germain is the best. Staff at the hotel are very helpful and multilingual. In short- location good, bed comfy, shower powerful.

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It was exactly what we needed. A nice, clean room to sleep in as we spent most of the day/night out of the room. Staff are very friendly and always happy to help. Great location, only 15-20 minutes walk to all the main tourist attractions (louvre, etc)

Room options

Superior Double Room (Design)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room (Design)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double or Twin Room (Design)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Bathtub, Executive Level (Design)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1318 reviews