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Elysa Luxembourg or Jardin des Luxembourg.. or....?

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I have made four trips to Paris in the past 6 years and each time ended up near the Luxembourg Gardens and I've fallen more and more in love with its beauty and the relaxation that it provides. Therefore this time when planning a two week French trip which begins around July 7, ( I will actually only be in Paris two days at the start and two days at the end), I researched carefully an affordable 3 star near the Gardens. First I found the Elysa Luxembourg which had few internet comments I could find, but which had positive ones from the ones I did locate. I was attracted to it because it was only one block away and had a/c which I think is important (particularly after last summer's heat)as well as not terribly tiny rooms. Then after more research (including comments here) I discovered Hotel des Jardins du Luxembourg which had very positive feedback from travelers. I actually wrote to a few people who posted here on Rant and Raves and got one or two very helpful replies back). I have continued to research and have discovered additional attractive-sounding places like the Abbaye Hotel; Hotel Madison and today Hotel Central Saint Germain which is featuring a bargain rate and which had positive comments on tripadvisor.com which I look at frequently.
I have already made reservations at the Jardins des Luxembourg and Elysa Luxembourg and have read some forum comments on here already but would like to get more current reactions as the most recent was several years old. If you have been to either hotel and can react, you will help me make my choice; although I am currently favoring keeping my reservation at Jardins des Luxembourg. The advantages of Elysa for me as far as I know: rooms are not listed as "small" like in Jardin's comments and it is a block closer to the park and a few Euros cheaper and Jardin seems to have smaller but more stylish rooms; located on a quiet dead end street and with a very friendly staff.
I also keep thinking that perhaps I should have chosen closer to the Seine and to St. Germain as well, in case I want to go visit the Seine and Notre Dame too..A hotel like the Central St. Germain would be physically in a perfect position for that being only several blocks north of the Park but closer to the River....being right off Rue des Ecoles.

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