I liked the neighborhood a lot. It was residential and not touristy at all, so I felt I was seeing how Parisians really lived. There were restaurants all around, a supermarket, etc. If you were to choose this option and you don't mind stairs, choose one of the top floor rooms. When you get to the top of the stairs, a door opens onto a walkway that's outside. So you get a view and you also escape the smoke that builds up inside the hotel (this is Paris, after all, where everyone smokes).
Los Angeles, California
March 10, 2005
From journal Paris during Thanksgiving