Hotel Yllen Eiffel
Boutique hotel with free WiFi, near Montparnasse
This boutique hotel is housed in a handsome 19th-century building across from Volontaires Metro Station. It's in the 15th arrondissement, about 2 km from its famous namesake, the Eiffel Tower. The Pasteur Institute is practically around the corner – a 5-minute walk.
You'll be in a quiet, safe area, less than 2 km from Montparnasse Cemetery. Among those buried there are Jean-Paul Sartre and Serge Gainsbourg. Along the same theme, the Catacombs of Paris – underground tombs dating to the 18th century – are a 10-minute walk from the cemetery.
Hotel Yllen Eiffel has a sleek, contemporary lobby with marble inlaid floors and black wraparound chairs. A breakfast buffet to suit both American and French tastes is available. And WiFi is free throughout the hotel. You can count on friendly staff for sage advice.
Rooms are clean and unfussy, with streamlined wooden headboards and desks. Striped blackout curtains add color and ensure a good night’s sleep. You can order room service, or check out the minibar, while watching le soccer on your flat-screen TV.