눉Our room faced a small street, and I was worried about street noise. During the day, yes - honking cars, trucks... mainly traveling to local businesses. At night, it calmed down considerably.
The 2-twin-beds room ("Boudoir") was SMALL. No drawers, just some shelf space here and there.We basically lived out of luggage the whole time... irritated me at first- but after a day, I got used to it ! Good that there was an expandable luggage "tray" to make it easier, and 2 plastic chairs to put stuff on. Smaller rooms are common, for hotels in a convenient location at a decent price in a touristy European location.
Simple but quaint view from 5th floor, seeing terraces & mini-roof garden... BUT opening windows during day just brought in hamburger smells from restaurant across the street.. not really ideal.
Teeny-tiny "sliver" elevator.. seemed modern, but SMALL. It only comfortably holds 2 adults & MAYBE 1 bigger carry-on luggage... or 1 adult & 1 big checked-in bag. You get used to it :-) Or you can take the carpeted, spiralling stairway for daily up-and-down travel. Interesting that there's a motif of Marie Antoinette on mirror inside, if you look closely.
눇Very helpful staff. I can't thank them enough for their assistance, mainly for advice and how best to navigate around Paris. Since it was my first time in France, I had multiple questions each day of my 10-day stay. They answered politely and professionally, in perfect English. The manager Florian and his team (and Lucille especially) were very kind and patient... despite having to work in a tiny little hub by the front door. (But that actually made it feel more personal & approachable to me, than a big front desk at a larger hotel !)
ADDITIONAL GOOD STUFF: Free soda & water. Beds were more on the firm side, but not hard. I prefer plush, and these were still comfortable. Mini fridge & safe in room. Stylishly decorated mirrors & walls (Google the hotel's recent remodeling & the design firm that they hired - it's intriguing). The washroom was medium-sized, and very clean, with interesting decorations & style.
Breakfast was simple but tasty, in small but cozy stone-walled basement dining room. Friendly cooks served mainly eggs, done made-to-order, with tasty soft-cooked bacon or bland sausage links, like mini-hot dogs. Great variety of coffee in espresso machine. Also... yogurt, fresh breads, croissants (plain & chocolate), pound cake, various tea bags, milk, orange juice, peach/apricot juice (my favorite), misc fruit spreads, fresh fruit basket, granola, corn flakes, oatmeal.
But I found out too late that direct booking via website gets you free breakfast (reg 19 Euros... a bit overpriced, but still very convenient), for similar room rate as through other sites. Yet.. we were offered a discounted rate, because we stayed longer (10 days), and we agreed to pay breakfast up-front for entire stay. We didn't use it each day, but it was still cheaper overall than full price. In mid-September, it was chilly & raining half of the time, so it was worth the price, for the convenience of not getting bundled up to go...