Just spent the weekend in Paris after a business trip in Bolougne. The Fred Hotel was a fantastic value for me. The room (Superior) was modern and clean, with an absolutely fantastic overhead "rain" shower. The staff was friendly and attentive and quick to lend a hand or to recommend a Paris restaurant or other destination. A/C was cranking which gave me a nice respite from lightly air-conditioned Paris when I needed it. The location is a little out-of-the-way in the 14th Arrondissement but a quick Metro trip from the Plaisance metro station (3 minute walk from Hotel Fred) has you in the center of Paris within 20 minutes. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Paris.