I surprised my girlfriend with a trip to Paris on Valentines Day weekend with the purpose of proposing. I chose this location because of its proximity to the Eiffel Tower and was not disappointed. It was a short walk to the Eiffel Tower yet was not in a touristy location. It was in a nice neighborhood with plenty of great restaurants and cafes to choose from. Make sure to ask the concierge (Michel) for his recommendations...you won't be disappointed! (Le Maison du Chocolat or Restaurant Victor for example!)
The thing that stood out the most was the staff's willingness to go the extra mile for us. Nirusha, the Front Desk manager walked us down to the Eiffel Tower so she could take pictures of us there. I planned that in advance because I also proposed with the Eiffel Tower in the background and she got perfect pictures of that very special moment. :) I also said I wanted a Croque Monsieur for breakfast so they went down to the cafe at the corner and had them have one ready the next morning even though they don't do breakfast...for us they did!
It is this willingness to go the extra mile for their guests that makes me a fan!
If you have a great Paris idea or something that is special, don't hesitate to call in advance (use Skype) and let them know. They are more than willing to make it happen!