Not to be confused with the upscale hotel of the same name near the Champs-Élysées, this Latin Quarter Marignan lies squarely between budget-basic and youth hostel (no TVs or elevator) and offers lots of communal conveniences—a fully stocked kitchen, free laundry machines, and copious tourist information. Paul Keniger, the energetic third-generation owner, has cultivated a convivial atmosphere for independent international travelers. Recently renovated rooms are modest
(some sleep four or five) but generally large, and bathrooms are clean. It's a good choice for families. The least expensive rooms share toilets and/or showers.