The hotel is not beautiful, everything is very old and worn out. Breakfast is o.k., but don't expect too much. The rooms are a bit dirty. The area around the hotel offers a parking garage and a supermarket, but is kind of scary. Lot's of thieves (my wallet was stolen, but for gods sake entirely returned). Metro station to Paris downtown is only 30 seconds from the hotel entrance away. The surrounding streets are very noise until 3 a.m.. The staff either refused or is not able to speak english! Only french, but otherwise they were o.k. and tried to help.