The hotel is located in a very quiet and convenient neighborhood. The streets were filled with bakeries, supermarkets, small cafes, pubs, and restaurants of all varieties. The Metro was within steps o... more
The hotel is located in a very quiet and convenient neighborhood. The streets were filled with bakeries, supermarkets, small cafes, pubs, and restaurants of all varieties. The Metro was within steps of the hotel. So, for late nights in the center of Paris it was convenient to come out of the Metro within steps of your hotel. Very friendly staff, but a few did not speak English or English well which made for a little bit of a mix up at times. Other than that, the staff was friendly.
The hotel was clean and bright especially in the lobby area. There were very few perks, such as coffee or water that was not openly free. It was off to the side along with the things that you had to pay for, so I did not know it was free (still don't). Everything seemed to have a price, I stayed at another hotel within Paris (vicinity) that had quite a few perks and was less money. I never used the restaurant, but smelled the food as I had to go downstairs. The food smelled good, but who pays for breakfast in the hotel when you can eat at one of the many cafes and choices right down the street. The breakfast should have been free.
The room we stayed in was the "Family Room". The room consisted of a King size bed and bunk beds. I really liked the set up of the room which allowed for privacy of both parents and kids. I did not, however, like the darkness of the room. The decor should be changed to a lighter color to make up for the lack of view to brighten the room, also would help it look bigger. I felt sleepy and lazy all the time in there because of the lack of light. The decor was a dated and the rug a little run down, but it was very clean. It seems as though the bathroom was updated but the rest was not. The TV took an Engineering Degree to figure out, but once on it was the search for channels that spoke English that was the kicker. I was not a fan of the placing of our room near the staircase. Small step to the side before opening the door and you are falling down 4 flights of stairs. It was right next to a stair case that had no protective gate or something on the opening for small kids. SOOO watch the baby or the toddler when going and coming out of the room...All in all it was a comfortable room for a few nights, but I would not have stayed long term. less