The main draw of this hotel is that it is super close to the Gare de Lyon train station (trains to Switzerland & Southern France.) But otherwise the logistics are so so. This metro stop is not actually all that optimal for basic Paris tourism. There are a few buses that go in useful directions, but you really need to know what you are doing and do your homework to use them. It's maybe a 20 minute walk to the very fun Marais/Bastille district, but the hotel's immediate neighborhood itself isn't much of a draw.
The staff was competent, if not overly warm. They just seemed tired. The rooms are typical 2-star Paris small. Basic, clean and adequate. It was noisy, however, even in our interior rooms. Walls are typical 2-star thin. Our rate was not as great as other reviews seemed to get.
This hotel is a good choice if you want an easy way in from the airport (the very convenient Air France bus from CDG stops literally 50 meters from the hotel) then in a few days an easy way out on a TGV train from Gare de Lyon. This is particularly true if you have a lot of luggage.
However, for my next tourist trip to Paris I am going to try to stay in a more central and/or more fun neighborhood, like the 2nd arrondissement, Rue Cher, the Marais, or Montparnasse.
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