My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a week. It's in the heart of Quartier Latin and is within an authentic Parisian residential neighborhood. Hence, there are many boulangeries/bakeries, floral shops, patisseries, fruit stalls, and other stores that are catering to the local population, rather than tourists, and the vibe is different and authentic. Boulangerie Maison Gregoire right across the street is amazing, and has unbelievable croissants, breads (the torsade de grain is to die for), desert, including eclairs. Everything is made fresh every day and runs out towards the end of the day. So, you get a sense of the neighborhood.
In terms of the location, Best Western Quartier Latin Pantheon it also quite central. Depending on your pace of walking, you could get to Notre Dame in 10-15 minutes. We walked to The Louvre and beyond quite easily, but, again, it depends on your ability and pace of walking. There are also two different Metro stops in close proximity of the hotel.
We arrived very early in the morning, and a room was not available yet. In three hours, though, which was still well ahead of the official check-in time (the brunette woman helped, unfortunately, I do not recall her name), they got us into our room. The room was on the small side, but absolutely functional. It was very clean, as was the bathroom.
The bathroom was quite spacious. Both the room and bathroom were newly refurbished. Small things could stand improvement. For instance, in the bathroom, the fancy sink was of the bowl shape, so you could not place a soap on it. The soap had to stay on the higher shelf, but there was no soap dish, so it would create a mess. The water pressure in the shower was great. Our room overlooked rue Monge, and we had a great view, which is something that my husband always insists on, and he was pleased, so was I. There is a small, yet very functional elevator in the hotel.
Patrick at the front reception (he worked in the evening) was absolutely wonderful. There was a woman with blond hair, though, who seemed to take an anti-hospitality pill before showing up at the hotel. One day, it was raining, and I asked if I could borrow an umbrella, and she curtly informed me they did not have any. Within a minute, I asked a guy at the reception desk, and he simply got up and handed me an umbrella.
The bed was very comfortable, the blackout curtains did the job. And while we overlooked the street, and were on the third floor (which is the fourth floor by US standards) we were never bothered by street noise. There is a safe in the room, which was of great convenience.
There is a taxi stand within a few steps of the hotel. And we also used Uber. Note, though, that on a couple of occasions, we ended up paying far less for a taxi than Uber's quoted rate. A couple of years ago, though, Uber was consistently less expensive than a taxi in Paris.
We did not use the breakfast option, as Maison Gregoire next door was amazing for coffee, hot chocolate, and croissants in the morning. It's a lovely hotel, and we had a great time here and really enjoyed our stay, and we are glad we stayed here, so happy to recommend it to others. less