Just across the way from the Opéra Bastille and about a block east of the Place, this unpretentious hotel offers relatively spacious, contemporary rooms at reasonable rates. This is a practical choice as it is very convenient to public transportation (including the Gare de Lyon train station) and an easy walk to the lively Bastille/Charonne and Marais neighborhoods. It’s also a good bet for families, as there are several adjoining rooms. However, there is little charm here, due to the fact that most rooms look out over a busy boulevard (even if the double-paned windows keep out most noise).