For us, arriving by train into the main North train station, it was only a short walk to the hotel, 10 minutes. It would be a 3 minute cab ride. We were on the 5th floor, with a great view. I loved seeing and hearing the heartbeat of a city, but my husband thought it was a bit loud on Saturday night from the bar adjacent. Other nights were fine. There is the best bakery accross the street and great restaurants close by. The hotel is only a short walk from a met station, so easy access to the city. The staff were always very nice and helpful, including letting us borrow umbrellas, and of course helping us with our daily itinerary. Our room and bathroom were very clean and made up every day. The lobby, meals area and guest bathroom, too were always clean.
This was my first time in Europe, and Paris was my second city. I was still not sure of what to expect, so I found or room small. Now, having completed our European trip, our room was a common size. Our room was very charming, with a standing balcony to overlook the street. It was very unfortunate that on the day of our arrival, a Saturday, the lift was broken. It was quite a chore to get our bags up to the 5th floor. On Monday the lift was fixed. Being so far up, Sometimes the Wifi did not work in our room. We thought this a blessing, most of the time, but some might not and Wifi was always available in the lobby on the ground floor. So, I really only have one complaint that can be validated, the shower. The shower, is very small (I know why Parisians are all thin, it is too fit in their showers) and has a curtain, rather than glass. So, you have to stand far enough away from the tempurature control regulator, but then the shower curtain sticks to you and of course water spills out onto the floor. Water pressure was great.