A friendly, professional staff raises this comfortable but otherwise fairly ordinary convenience hotel above the norm. As do its reasonable prices and exceptional location between Opéra and the Louvre just steps from beautiful Palais Royal.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The elevator goes only to the fourth floor, but the staff is happy to take your luggage up the 15-steps to the top floor. It may be worth walking up the extra flight for a small balcony, available only on the fifth-floor—some with Sacré Coeur views.
Bright, spotless rooms are pleasantly spare and come with all the amenities—air conditioning, mini-bar, safe—and beds are quite comfy with down duvets.
Don't be worried about a street-facing room on busy Rue Sainte-Anne, the hotel is extremely well sound-proofed.
Ample moderns bathrooms offer bathtubs with showers and little extras, like plenty of shelf space and heated towel racks.
The pleasant lobby-reception area has enough seating for a comfortable wait, but isn't really designed as a place to linger.
A short walk to Pyramides metro station, and 10 minutes to Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre stop, servicing Paris's fastest line, and Opéra, where several lines converge. The hotel is set on Rue Sainte-Anne, sometimes referred to as "Little Tokyo," Paris's ultra-popular epicenter for Japanese fast-food restaurants, noodle shops and Asian grocers. Equidistant to the Opéra and the Louvre, the hotel is just a few steps from the elegant shopping and restaurants of the beautiful Palais Royal gardens.
If you like Japanese food you've landed in heaven. Though these are quick-serve shops for the most part, if you want something quite a bit more "gourmet" we recommend Issé (45 rue de Richelieu), Kunitoraya and Kunitoraya II (on nearby rue Villedo), all within a five-minute walk.
There are several excellent wine bars within minutes of the hotel, including Le Garde Robe, Willi's Wine Bar and Verjus Bar à Vins, whose restaurant, Verjus, is a favorite among American foodies in Paris.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Comfort, service, price and, above all, location, make this small hotel a great choice for the convenience-minded traveler.