Paris Left Bank handicapped hotel

Paris Left Bank Handicapped Hotel This Paris Left Bank handicapped hotel has a roll-in shower room with a grab bar on the right side as well as a grab bar on the left side of the toilet (away from the wall). There is no grab bar on the wall next to the toilet which some wheelchair users may find challenging. A portable chair can be placed in the roll-in shower.

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This hotel has 27 rooms and a 3 star hotel classification. It is located 1/2 a block off of Boulevard St. Germain which has multiple outdoor cafés which do not require going up steps to enter. In addition, there are numerous shops including Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, and Cartier one block away on the other side of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. We also found a great, quiet street called Gregoire de Tours 3 blocks (200 meters) away that has numerous outdoor cafés. The whole neighborhood is flat without cobblestones and is what you envision when you think about romantic Paris.

You will not be able to reach this Paris Left Bank handicapped hotel room through the main entrance. There are several steps at the main entrance to reach the reception desk followed by several steps up to the rooms. Consequently, you will need to notify the staff member working at the front desk to open the door at the rear of the building which provides level access to the handicapped room. The room faces a small, quiet pedestrian street.

The breakfast room is downstairs but you can have breakfast in your room. A few other rooms are on the same floor as the handicapped room but the elevator is not deep enough for a wheelchair user to reach the other floors.

I gave this hotel a 4 Star Sage Accessibility rating instead of a 5 star rating because a staff member has to let you in the back entrance and the breakfast room is only reachable via steps. Nevertheless, this hotel would work very well for many disabled travelers, particularly considering the ideal location.


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How many handicapped rooms have roll-in showers? 1 room

How many handicapped rooms have a bathtub with grab bars? None

Is the bathroom door at least 75 cm wide? If not, how wide? Yes

Roll-in shower has bench/chair attached to wall, portable plastic chair/stool, or neither? Portable plastic chair

Grab bars are located on right, left, or both sides of toilet? Left side (away from the wall)

Can a wheelchair be positioned on the left, right, or both sides of the bed? (perspective of left/right is facing the bed from the foot of the bed)? Both sides of bed

Do the accessible rooms have one or two beds? 1 queen bed

Do any of the accessible rooms have connecting rooms? No connecting rooms


Are there guest rooms on the ground floor? Yes

Is there an elevator to rooms on other floors? Yes

Elevator door is at least 75 cm (30 inches) wide? If less, how wide? No, it is not deep enough for a wheelchair.

Is the breakfast room / restaurant on the ground floor or can it be reached by elevator? There are steps from the lobby to get up to it. There are steps from the room down to it. You can have breakfast in your room for no additional charge.


Entrance to the building is flat, ramped, or has unavoidable steps? The entrance into the building is flat, but it is followed by several steps to get up to the lobby.

How many steps? (0, 1, 2-5, 6-15, or 15+?) 2-5

Step free entrance requires notification of staff? (for example, opening of a side door, installation of portable ramp, or activation of wheelchair lift) Yes, there is a back door which staff members can open for you. Through the back door, you will have level access to the accessible room.

Door opens manually inward or outward, is revolving, is automated by button, or is motion activated? Outward

Parking and Public Transportation

Where is the closest disabled parking located? (e.g. on street north of building, parking garage east of building, etc…) 1 block west of the hotel on Boulevard Saint-Germain

Closest disabled parking is how many meters from entrance? (less than 20 m, 20 to 50 m, 50 to 100 m, 100 to 200 m, or greater than 200 m) 50 to 100 m

Route between disabled parking and entrance has unavoidable steps/curbs, cobblestones, and/or slope/ramp? Or is it flat and smooth? Flat and smooth

Name of nearby metro/subway stations Mabillon (no elevator)

Bus lines that pass nearby Bus lines 39, 63, 95, and 96 have bus stops within a couple of blocks of the hotel.

Is there a taxi stand nearby? How far away? Can call a taxi for you

The main entrance to the hotel has steps up to the lobby followed by more steps up to the wheelchair accessible room:

A staff member will need to open the rear entrance which provides level entrance to the accessible room:

There is one accessible room which has a roll-in shower and a single grab bar by the toilet:

There are a few other rooms on the ground floor. The elevator to reach the other floors is not deep enough for a wheelchair:

A nearby pedestrian street called Gregoire de Tours has numerous sidewalk cafés:


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