Of course what you’re willing to spend on a hotel will differ based on your priorities, but if you’re willing to stay a bit further out from the central arrondissements near the biggest tourist attractions, you can actually find some really well priced boutique hotels. Today I am reviewing one of those hotels, the Hôtel Léopold.
Hôtel Léopold Paris Review
Hôtel Léopold Neighborhood
Hôtel Léopold is a three star hotel located at 225 Bd Raspail in Paris’s 14th arrondissement which is not a neighborhood you’ll find a lot of tourists staying in but one I like for more affordable stays given its proximity just to the south of Saint Germain and the fact that it borders the Luxembourg Gardens. It’s referred to often as the Montparnasse area as it is home to La Tour Montparnasse – an unfortunate looking building from the 1970s.
From the hotel, which is situated on tree lined Boulevard Raspail, you can walk to several metro stations which I loved but you can also easily walk up to the popular 6th and 7th arrondissements where many tourists tend to spend their time. If up for a bit of a further walk, you can visit the Latin Quarter on foot or head West towards the Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars.
The neighborhood is rather bustling and boasts many brasseries, shops and cafes.
Hôtel Léopold Rooms
Rooms at Hôtel Léopold are decent sizes and I found the bathroom a nice size. I loved that it had both a shower and a bath in the room in which I stayed and they had nice bathroom amenities as well. The hotel is home to 40 rooms total and are designed with fun, colorful accents and you’ll have free WiFi as well. The rooms on the front side of the hotel have beautiful views of the Parisian buildings and rooftops.
Hôtel Léopold Lobby
The property features a 24 hour concierge, an elevator and a lovely welcoming lobby alongside a charming breakfast area where they serve a delicious homemade breakfast each morning. I didn’t have the best experience with all the staff during my stay but I did stay at the property during the coronavirus pandemic when I know many hotels were experiencing staffing shortages and ongoing challenges.
Hôtel Léopold’s rates are typically under $200 a night which is extremely reasonable in Paris. And in off season you’re likely to get rates closer to $125/night or so.
As such, this is a really great, more affordable hotel on Paris’s Left Bank that offers proximity to many of the best neighborhoods without having to pay the price that could be easily double per night for staying a bit closer to the Seine.
If you’re like me and like to walk a lot in Paris, I love the discovery that awaits you when you stay in a more local neighborhood. I particularly love to walk in the Luxembourg Gardens early in the morning so it was wonderful to head out of the entrance of Hôtel Léopold and wander towards the park – stopping for a quick coffee and croissant on my way, of course.
There is so much more to Paris than the 1st arrondissement and Saint Germain where so many tourists tend to book. But no matter if this is your first trip to Paris or you’ve been many times before, I think it is fun to explore new neighborhoods.
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