"Cute hotel, great location, great staff"
This is a small hotel with exceptionally friendly staff, in a very convenient location. The paint could use some touching up, but overall the decor was really nice. The reception area, the elevator, and the rooms are tiny, but that's typical of a small, inexpensive, European hotel. In the US we're used to a larger scale in general.
I think we booked a superior room, but I'm not sure. In any event, it was a great room for the price--perfectly clean, very nicely decorated, very quiet despite facing onto a busy street. There was a flat screen tv and the bathroom was renovated and nice. I think some other reviewers mentioned that the showers sprinkled onto the floor and that there was no shower door or curtain--this is true, but is again, typical of European bathrooms.
The breakfast was extra but it was great (eggs, cheese, sausage, croissants, etc). My 9-year-old daughter ate for free which made it a bargain.
I interacted with four of the staff, all of whom greeted me with smiles and perfect English--not that that's a requirement for me in a hotel--I just thought I should mention that they were unusually welcoming compared to other French hotels. The neighborhood (the Marais) is great. There are tons and tons of bars and restaurants. It has a very lively, village feel. It is touristy but you get the sense that real Parisians hang out there as well. You can easily hop onto the subway line 1 at Hotel de Ville and it will take you to the Louvre, Tuilleries, and Arc de Triomphe.
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