The Hotel du Danube was built as a private mansion at the end of the Third Empire with two buildings on either side of a private patio. In the beginning of World War II, General Sikorsky, head of the polish government in exile in France, lived here for a few months. In the early 60's, the hotel offered its very simple comfort to students from the nearby Fine Arts School (Ecole des Beaux Arts) and to bohemian artists.
The Hotel du Danube today: In 1962, Madame Lebesque and her family became the owners of the hotel. To this day, Madame Le Besque, now retired but still very present in the life of the hotel with the help of her grown children, has brought her family trademark in every possible corner of the hotel, making it one of the few hidden gems of Saint-Germain-des-PrÃ©s.
By selecting the Hotel du Danube, you will reside in a Napoleon III intimate setting. As you enter the hotel, you will be taken over by the flowered chintz of the lobby with carefully selected furniture, original details and the view onto the charming soft-pink patio where, as soon as the weather allows it, tables are laid to enjoy breakfast or take some rest before going for a stroll around the streets of Saint-Germain-des-PrÃ©s.Our philosophy : each client is a special guest.
Charming Napoleon III boutique hotel
This delightful hotel is set on the Left Bank in the very heart of chic Saint-Germain-des-Pres. It is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries and is within walking distance of the Sorbonne, Latin Quarter, Jardin de Luxembourg and Notre Dame.
This charming boutique Paris hotel is set in an historic Napoleon III building. The Hotel du Danube still feels like the 18th century private mansion that it once was, with its treasured antiques and fine attention to detail throughout.
This family-owned hotel has 40 exceptionally spacious and well-furnished rooms, each with its own particular identity. The two windows overlooking the street from the double rooms give great natural light to the generous space. The rooms on the lower floor with their high-ceilings are the best deal in the summer, as there is no air-conditioning. The hotel du Danube is pleasantly situated around a private courtyard. The service is personal and quite exceptional and nothing is too much trouble.
The hotel does have an elevator, and a continental breakfast is provided but there is no restaurant or bar. However, the reason many people stay in the Saint-Germain district is to experience the many characterful bars and restaurants in the area. All in all this boutique hotel offers great rooms and an exceptional family welcome at very competitive prices.
Check in time is 12:00 Check out time is 12:00