I stayed at the Abbatial Saint Germain two years ago and was not impressed -- thus I was not looking forward to a return visit, but my travel group wanted to. I was pleasently surprised, as in the two years since I was there they have updated the rooms and improved the quality of the beds and pillows and I think updated their air conditioning unit. A word of caution, each time the cleaners came in to make up the room they would turn the a/c off -- not impressed, as it was really hot in Paris (in the 30's) and we would come back to a stuffy hot room. As a paying guest, I expect to have a comfortable room at ALL TIMES -- if I leave the a/c on, they should NOT turn it off. Breakfast was served by the same Dragon Lady as it was two years ago -- she has a tendancy to make you wait for long periods of time, but the breakfast itself is pretty good. Our group (there were 7 of us) was also able to gather in the area next to the check in desk each night to enjoy a "pre dinner" bottle of wine, so it was nice to have a space to do that. Overall, I would go back again as I have changed my opinion from the first time I stayed there where given a choice I would not have returned.