Jardin de L'Odeon
Hotel Jardin de L'Odeon
7 rue Casimir Delavig
75006 Paris, France
This hotel is located on Rue de Casimir-delavigne, in a great
central neighborhood in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank in
Paris, which is known as the University district. It's very close
to the Odeon Theatre, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, and within
walking distance from the RER suburban train which links to the
Charles de Gaulle airport and the Paris du Nord (where the Eurostar
trains depart). The hotel also is within easy walking distance
of the Pantheon, where a number of famous figures in history
are buried, as well as St. Sulpice Church, which is featured
in the Da Vinci Code. Also within reasonable walking distance
are the Church of Notre Dame and the Seine. One can also walk
to the Louvre, the Champs de Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and
the Eiffel Tower, although these are longer walks and may be
more easily accessible by the Paris Metro for a 1.40 euro fare.
Within blocks of the hotel are several bookstores, some selling
French books and the others selling English books. The neighborhood
appears to be very safe at night, as many pedestrians freely
walk down quiet narrow streets after midnight.
The hotel itself is modern with air conditioning (a must in
the summer) and has about six stories. The room is small (8x14)
as is the bathroom (about 5x6), but the bathroom has upscale
Grohe faucets and a large mirror. The room itself is tastefully
decorated with blue striped vertical wallpaper and blue and yellow
curtains, and the double bed if very comfortable as well. The
room has a small television with about six channels, all generally
in French, a small refrigerator, and a small safe in the closet
for valuables. The closet has hangers and about five shelves.
I was able to pick up free wifi access from the second floor,
although I am not sure wifi is accessible from the higher floors.
The hotel does serve a continental breakfast for a fee, including
croissants and fruit, which is available from 7-10 am. One can
eat breakfast indoors or in the small outdoor garden to the rear.
Since the hotel is close to so many cafes, there are many alternatives
for breakfast as well.
If one is traveling from the USA or another country, it is
advisable to bring the proper electrical adapter/converter so
that one can plug cell phone chargers and computers. One also
is asked to leave the electronic room key at reception when one
leaves the hotel -- the key turns opens the room door and turns
on the lights.
I paid about 140 euros per night for a three-night stay in
- Bryan Glass