When you walk in the door, chances are you will be greeted by none other than Monsieur Eber himself, who has spent the last 10 years lovingly renovating his hotel. The 1930s-era decor is low-key and very Parisian. Walls in the spacious rooms are papered in period patterns in neutral colors, and lit by authentic Art Deco fixtures found at antiques fairs. Old-fashioned radiators have been scraped and lacquered; prints dating from the Universal Exposition of 1889 (which unveiled the Eiffel Tower) are hung on the walls. Rooms in this hotel are unusually large for Paris; the triples and connecting suites are ideal for families.
- Margie Rynn