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With a stay at Hôtel Esmeralda in Paris (5th Arrondissement), you’ll be minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle. This boutique hotel is close to Galeries Lafayette and Eiffel Tower.


Make yourself at home in one of the 16 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.

How to Get There

Hôtel Esmeralda
4 Rue Saint-Julien le Pauvre
Paris, 75005 France


4.0 Very Good 432 Reviews
Two words: BED BUGS
Haley J

I saw 3 bed bugs on the pillow cases when we went to go to bed. If you check the sheets, there's track marks (blood) from the bed bugs stained on the sheets. I told the staff and they put us in another room. The next day, I'm assuming it was the owner, was irritated with me that I asked to be put in another room. He told me they didn't have any bed bugs on the 1st floor and they've only had them on the 4th floor (!). He then told me I likely brought the bugs in. Despite that and the fact that I didn't see any signs of bugs in the new room they put us in, I decided to stay to avoid the stress of trying to find a new hotel in a foreign land. Wow do I regret that now! We had to leave the next morning at 4am to catch our flight and I noticed shortly after leaving that I had 40+ bites on my shoulders, arms and back. That's when I sent them these pictures, disgusted and embarrassed, and they still denied it was because of their bed bug infestation and said the bites were from the "flying insect" type. I had to go to a wedding once we got home and I had swollen bites all over me. Total disappointment and shame on them.

Lovely staff, fabulous location, great style.
Laura B

What a wonderful experience. Hotel Esmeralda staff is warm and kind. The hotel itself has a wonderful Parisian style, delighting the guest with beauty and grace. Conveniently located on the Left Bank, near bato bus, Metro and taxi. Plumbing excellent.

Stay in a part of Parisian History

On our trip our aim was to stay in historical places with character, and the Hotel Esmeralda is a winner in both categories. You will also not beat this place on location - it's as close to Point Zero as you can get. Out your window is a park and a view of Notre Dame. Downstairs is a famous bookshop and numerous eateries.
This place is not luxurious. There are 400 year old stairs to climb. There is no aircon in the room, nor even a fridge (bad in a heatwave). The bathroom is actually good - roomy and clean.
The staff are excellent, friendly, helpful and accommodating. They are excellent with kids.
A rating is difficult to give for this place. Whether you choose to stay here is entirely dependent on whether you want to stay in a part of history, or prefer all the mod cons. If you are in the former category it's 5 stars, the latter only 2 stars.