Ratings based on 275 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from USA

No climate control!

Posted Jul 20, 2015
Pros: Clean, well-appointed room. Wifi was dependable but not particularly fast.
Cons: Obviously, a real air conditioning system should be installed. Otherwise, "Climate Control" should not be listed as an attribute of this hotel.
Location: Lots of nice restaurants nearby. We particularly liked Verse Toujours and Le Café Saint Médard.
It's the end of July and it's hot in Paris. So being smart, we chose the Cardinal Rive Gauche, a hotel that claims to have climate control. But contrary to our expectations, we went to bed at 11pm at night with sweat dripping from our foreheads. There is are signs of air conditioning: a thermostat that we set to full blast and a vent from which relatively cool air flowed. But our top floor room had absorbed the strong afternoon sun, and the weak AC system could not make a dent in the heat. Of course, we complained to the nice woman at the front desk, and she said that the hotel's air conditioning system was indeed not strong ("forte"). She suggested that we open our windows later in the evening to let in the cool air. So we waited until 9 pm to open the windows only to be disappointed by a lack of cross-ventilation. The heat-loaded walls continued to bake us, and we awoke too tired to enjoy our second day in Paris. Other less serious problems: Two of our lights had bad bulbs, one night light and the overhead light. The bathtub drained very very slowly and so one was left standing in two inches of water after taking the shower. The person at the reception was very nice and eager to help. Unfortunately, this person had no help and was overwhelmed by the demands of the hotel's guests. We waited 15 minutes to check-in and, later, 15 minutes to ask a simple question.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Danmark

Hotellet har en fin, central og rolig beliggenhed.

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Pros: Beliggenheden og den professionelle betjening. Trygt med døgnbetjent information.
Cons: Internetforbindelsen var sindssygt langsom!
Location: ...
Et godt udgangspunkt for oplevelser i Paris - Central beliggenhed gør det nemt at navigere rundt i byen både med offentlig transport og på egen hånd.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Decent 3 star hotel

Posted May 14, 2015
This hotel is a decent 3 star hotel in a mostly residential neighborhood. I stay in this area because I have some friends who live nearby and seeing them is easier if I stay here. It's not convenient to sights or metro. There are some great bakeries in the area. I can't really think of a reason to stay here unless you want to be in a residential neighborhood off the beaten track.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Ottima posizione

Posted May 14, 2015
Hotel in ottima posizione, nel quartiere latino ma non direttamente sui locali. la camera pulita e il bagno recentemente ristrutturato. consigliato!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Perfect hotel for me

Posted May 13, 2015
Pros: Clean, quiet, friendly, my kind of location.
Cons: Keep it the way it is! S'il vous plaît
Location: Super quaint restaurants, cafés, 2 métro stops
Le Cardinal is clean, everthing works well, the starr is friendly, the morning buffet is good, healthier than the typical French petit déjeuner The neighborhood is quiet, safe, 5 minutes from 2 different métros. Great pizza around the corner, walk up to la Roe Mouffetard, full of shops and cafés. This is where the French live. Not flashy, not touristic. That works for me
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from england

Great hotel just off tourist track!

Posted Apr 28, 2015
Pros: Location, cleanliness, friendliness of everyone.
Cons: Nothing!
Location: End of Rue Mouffetard one of the best food markets, good restaurants nearby, especially Au Vietnam, lively cafe lea at end of the road, open all hours
Great hotel, clean rooms, friendly helpful staff, good value in real Paris, surrounded by local life in the Latin Quarter (just!) as opposed to tourist Paris.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by thierry from albertville

prestation de qualité

Posted Apr 24, 2015 on Hotels
bel accueil, hotel calme et reposant
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Grazioso, pulito, personale gentile.

Posted Apr 22, 2015
Pros: Pulizia della camera
Cons: dimensioni del bagno
Location: Comodo alla stazione metro e fermate autobus
In vacanza di 4 giorni con un'amica ci siamo trovate molto bene in questo hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Carlos from blumenau

Excelente custo beneficio.

Posted Apr 16, 2015 on Hotels
Ótima. Sem queixas
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mariana from Buenos Aires

Muy buena ubicacion

Posted Apr 6, 2015 on Hotels
Todo ok. Muy buena ubicacion