We stayed 6 nights at this hotel...Sept. 26 - Oct. 2012. I can not say enough good things about it. It was utterly adorable and cozy and perfect. This was our first trip ever out of the United States. Our first encounter with Paris was magical, and this little hotel only added to our pleasure. The staff was so sweet and helpful. The location was great. We felt like we were out of the way, away from the crowds, but so close to the Raspail metro that we travelled everywhere easily. It felt like a genuine encounter with Paris, not a congested touristy cliche. I would HIGHLY recommend.
The rooms were very small and the bathroom even tinier, but impeccably clean and cutely decorated. I LOVED all of the vintage schoolhouse decor - school desks and shelves and books and reading charts and maps. Adorable. Our room opened onto the street, but with the windows sealed shut, it was silent. The king-size bed was very comfortable. The spiral stair was steep and creaky and we loved it. It just added to the ambiance. Even the tiny elevator was charming. Nothing like anything we've ever experienced in Texas!
We didn't plan to eat breakfast at the hotel, but after we tried it the first morning, we were hooked. We ate breakfast there every day. The two of us split one breakfast, which was 8 euros, I think. He drank the orange juice, I drank the French-pressed coffee (HEAVEN!!), and we split the bread basket in half. I claimed the chocolate croissant every morning. The little dining room was so homey and cozy, and each morning we met and talked with other guests from around the world. It was fun muddling through translations to communicate with sweet strangers.
Every day we logged miles and miles walking all over the city and visiting as many sights as we could squeeze in. And every night, as we returned to the hotel, we were met by the welcoming golden glow of our cozy temporary home. I cannot wait to travel to Paris again and stay at the "Hotel of Peace." I can't recommend it enough!