Located on Rue Jacob just steps from St Germain de Près, you will find the charming boutique Hôtel des 2 Continents. I must have walked by them a dozen times but this was my first time inside. I booked one night for my stay on the left bank this last trip in Paris. I wanted to be close to everything when exploring and you cannot beat this location. I checked in and was given a key to the top floor. I was hoping for a balcony but didn't know what I would be given. You have to take the elevator to the 5th floor and climb the additional one flight. I took the stairs the rest of my stay since I knew there were croissants in my future ;)
My room was small, but it is normal for Paris and for only being one person it wasn't an issue. The balcony more than made up for it. I spent way too much time looking down rue jacob and people watching. As the sun set, you could see people walking past Ladurée and cars heading off for the weekend.
The hotel has a nespresso machine in the lobby for the guests throughout the day. I took full advantage of this before my walk with Corey.
From the Seine you can walk down rue de seine and stop at La Palette for great people watching.
The hotel is close to the heart of St Germain de Près with lots of café options to choose from.
I was so exhausted after my full day, I ended up eating very close to the hotel. I also recommend Le Relais Entrecôte for Steak Frîtes.
The breakfast at the Hôtel des 2 Continents was quite unique as they had a build your own juice bar. You customize your fruits and vegetables into your own personal juice. I took the suggestion of the staff and they created a healthy juice with carrots, oranges, and apples. The entire breakfast display was filled with fruits and veggies that you can select for your juice. It wasn't all about the croissant, which I also took.
You can choose to dine downstairs for breakfast or upstairs in your room. Since I had a lovely balcony I wasn't going to miss out on that view with a cup of coffee. It is an addition 1 euro to have your breakfast in your room, but it was worth it.
I didn't want to give the key back to this room either. The view was one of my favorites from any hotel stay in Paris. If you are a left bank fan and want to stay in the heart of St Germain this is a great option. The rates are reasonable and budget friendly. I stayed on the 6th floor for those of you wanting to book my room.
A bit thank you to Hôtel des 2 Continents Paris for the stay. All opinions are my own.