There's just something special about this hotel. The lobby is not your usual sterile environment, but a place to relax, read, enjoy a drink, or even look through the guestbooks that are filled with well wishes from past and present tenants of the hotel. Some of the more artistic folks actually draw wonderful pictures in the guestbooks and those are great to look at. The rooms are small as are most in Paris but they are very up-to-date and the bathrooms are immaculate. The breakfast ranges from the typical continental to having them make eggs any style you may wish. You can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, a glass of beer or wine anytime in the lobby. You are their guest and I know that sounds obvious but many hotels DO NOT make it seem that way. This hotel is all about comfort and personalized service. I did my best to pack shirts without wrinkles but there was this one special cotton shirt that I wanted completely wrinkle free so I asked if the hotel had an iron & ironing board. They said yes but it was in the basement and why don't I just bring the shirt down to the lobby and leave it with them and they will iron it. It was perhaps the BEST ironing job I have ever seen (and I am the king of ironing shirts). Oh...and there was no charge. They also helped me book a train trip to Luxembourg as I was having trouble navigating the SNCF website. I must mention that whenever I ordered breakfast or a drink in the lobby I was never asked my room number. The staff must be trained to remember who is in what room as the billing that came at the end of the stay was correct. One thing more...as do many hotels, this one plays music in the lobby however the Hotel de la Paix Montparnasse does NOT play that sterile, boring, muzak type of thing...nope, they play a range of jazz from Brazilian Bossa Novas to the big bands. How can I not stay in a place that I can eat breakfast while listening to Woody Herman's Herd performing Four Brothers?