A budget classic, these simple lodgings cater to travelers looking for reasonable, centrally located lodgings, who don’t mind a little noise in the hallways. Not only is the price right, but there are extras like free washing machines and kitchen access (after your free breakfast is served). Though still pretty basic, the rooms have recently been renovated, with new bedcovers and furniture. The pretty carved ceiling moldings have been left intact, and the newly tiled bathrooms are spotless. Room sizes range from comfortable to enormous—this is one of the few hotels in Paris to offer rooms for up to five people. The cheapest rates involve sharing a toilet and/or shower. You can reserve by e-mail, but not online. There is no elevator.
- Margie Rynn