Stayed for 5 nights at the Transcontinental. This place is about a 7 minute walk to the Metro station and about 5-7 metro stops to the tourist areas. With that being said, the hotel is very well priced for Paris and is very clean and comfortable. We opted not to have the breakfast package there as we never woke up earlier than 10am and it's Paris... there are cafes at every corner! I highly recommend learning the Metro system as it truly is the easiest and most affordable way to get around Paris. Get the day passes and you're set.
V & K