Considering its prime location in the southern Marais, right next to the leafy place du Marché St-Catherine, this cozy hotel is an incredible deal. Not only that, its simple rooms have recently had a tasteful make-over, featuring textured wallpaper and contemporary lighting fixtures. And as ever, everything is impeccable, from the quality bedding to the spotless bathrooms. Families will be interested in the spacious and reasonably priced quads. Rooms book up months in advance, especially for fashion weeks (Feb, Mar, July, and Sept). Note: There is another hotel with the same name in the 13th arrondissement—make sure you have the right hotel when you reserve, or you will be in for an unpleasant surprise.
- Margie Rynn