I’ve spent the last few weeks reading through tripadvisor reviews and the posts on this forum and I am really torn between Hotel Therese (1st) and Hotel le Senat (6th)
I see in the posts most people recommend staying in the 5th, 6th (Latin Quarter/St Germain) or the 4th (Marais) but then I have been told the 1st is the best for 1st time visitors because of proximity to most of the sights.
Some info about us: We will be in Paris July 10-14. We are a young couple (28/31) this will be my first time there (my husband was there over 10yrs ago) and the trip is to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We are looking for a hotel that is very central, close to the main tourist sights, offers rooms with 2 twin beds together (or 1 king) and has air-conditioned, preferably non-smoking rooms. We definitely seem to favor recently renovated properties with classic yet stylish décor and we hope to spend between 150-200 euro/night. We are hoping for a hotel that is within 5 minutes from a main metro line and from a concentration of restaurants/cafes/shops. We normally sleep with earplugs in so a little noise would be ok (but not too much).
I already contacted Hotel Therese and they have one room left - a tradition room for 175Euro/night. For Hotel le Senat I have found a rate of 185 euro for a standard twin and 205 for a classic twin.
Which one do you think is best for us?
Thank you in advance for any input.