Courtesy Les Degrés de Notre-Dame
On a quiet lane a few yards from the Seine, this diminutive budget hotel is lovingly decorated with the owner's flea-market finds. No. 23 is the largest of the lower-price rooms, whereas the more costly No. 24 has more space, wooden floors, and particularly appealing antique furnishings. The most expensive room, No. 501, occupies the entire top floor, with views of Notre-Dame. There's no elevator, but colorful murals of Parisian scenes decorate the winding stairwell. The shabby Parisian character of the hotel and its French-Moroccan restaurant-bar make this establishment charming and unforgettable.