4.5
Very Good 2014 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
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Overview

Location

A stay at Hotel Atmospheres places you in the heart of Paris, walking distance from Pantheon. This 4-star hotel is close to Notre Dame Cathedral and Galeries Lafayette.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 56 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a sauna and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Hotel Atmospheres
31, rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2014 Reviews
Lovely Boutique hotel with easy access to EVERYTHING wonderful to see in Paris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect for my son and I, it was pretty central to all the sites and public transport and very clean. The staff was extremely helpful and so nice. I would recommend becoming familiar with the Metro and otehrbtrains as an economical way to get around

Lovely little hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights with four adults sharing. The room was just the right size for us all with one main bedroom, a fantastic bathroom with double shower and bath and another room with a pull-out sofa bed. The hotel is walking distance to the Notre Dame and a short taxi ride to the Eiffel Tower (or long walk if you can make it!). The area around the hotel offers a number of different restaurants and bars so we didn’t have any issue finding anywhere to eat or drink. The only issue with the hotel room was that the pull-out bed was very squeaky so moving around during the night wasn’t ideal. The staff were very friendly on arrival and throughout our stay and were kind enough to order taxis when needed. We had a great weekend away and would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Very good hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast and close to many good restaurants, bars and cafes. Walking distance to many places. Very nice sauna, ok fitness room. We had room 114 this was very quite during night. We had our window towards the “patio”. Comfortable bed. Price not that expensive for being Paris.

Nice but tiny rooms
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed for three nights in a triple room.
The hotel’s location is great, the reception is nice and modern, good breakfast and a very very lovely receptionist.
The room, although nicely decorated, was way too small, when the chair/bed was opened, we couldn’t access the nice little balcony.
I think the triple room size is good for two people.
( we were two adults and a child).
Nice but as a family, probably wouldn’t stay there again due to small size.

Our stay was OK
Reviewed 1 month ago

I had high hopes for the Hotel Atmospheres based on their inviting website and the positive reviews on this site, but my own experience fell short of expectations. I rarely give less than 4 or 5 stars, but I had to take away two stars for the lack of personableness between staff and guests and the one key flaw I discuss in detail in my review.

First the good...
Our superior double room in the back of the hotel was fine, decently appointed, and quiet/private. It didn't wow us like the photos on the website, but it was nice. The wifi and HVAC worked well, the room was clean, and the lobby area was small, but sleek. The location is good and provides an easy walk down to to the Seine/Notre Dame or up to the Pantheon/La Sorbonne. It’s close to the metro and buses and nearby a grocery, pharmacie, etc. We even made use of the laundromat/laverie a half block away.

What our stay lacked...
Was any sort of personal rapport with the staff. We were hoping for a friendly, chic vibe, but instead were greeted with an indifferent formality throughout our stay that was off-putting. The front desk staff were very professional, but not particularly friendly. We had checked out of a 3-star hotel in the Republique area to stay in St. Germain de Pres, but honestly, we liked our first hotel a lot more and could find no difference between the 3-star and 4-star ratings. There were maybe a few extra amenities in the bathroom, but other than that, there was only plain coffee (no cappuccino) provided for free in the lobby and no real cozy place to hang out.

The real deal breaker for us, though, was their one-key policy and their rule that you have to leave the key at the front desk when you go out even just to run a short errand. It wasn't an actual key like you might find in an old hotel (i.e. an antique relic that would be hard to duplicate), but a plastic keycard that serves as a master switch for the lights in the room attached to a bobble that electronically unlocks the door. Without the keycard in the slot inside the room, you have no lights in the room. We've had this in other hotels in Paris, but we've always been given an extra key so that one of us could come and go while the other stayed in the room.

My teenage daughter fell ill during our stay and in order for me to leave the room to go get her something to eat or visit the pharmacie, I either had to either: A) take the whole keycard/bobble with me and leave her in the dark (not really an option), or B) knock on the door when I got back and wake her up (and feel a weird sense of "cheating" the front desk for not dropping off the key when I went out since I had left it in the room to give my daughter access to the lights).

When I asked at the front desk if it was possible to have another key, they said, "no, there was only the one." It seemed ridiculous to me that a modern hotel would give no option to easily allow one member of a guest party to stay in the room while the other goes out. I didn't see this mentioned in other reviews, which made me wonder, do guests always come and go together and never one goes out without the other? I felt terrible having to wake up my daughter and get her out of bed to open the door when she was trying to sleep. (However, it felt worse to think of leaving her in the dark in case she wanted to get up to use the bathroom!) Plus, it only made things more awkward with the front desk staff who saw me leaving and returning without stopping by with the key.

We stayed in several hotels on this trip to Europe and this was the only one that made us feel isolated and unwelcome. The whole key situation sets up a bad relationship between guests and the front desk. I believe guests should be free to come and go as they please and not have to constantly stop by the desk to drop-off and pick-up a key to the room. It felt old-fashioned and was highly inconvenient. I hope this hotel changes its policy regarding this matter soon.