My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Mazarin for four nights last week. We chose a room with a balcony. Because it faced the street, it was a bit noisy occasionally. But, because of the orientation of the room, the balcony was always in the shade so very usable. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We were walking distance to most things including Jackson Square. The room was extremely clean and we loved the large bathroom. As other guests have noted, the breakfast buffet was outstanding. We ate on a table in the courtyard which has a fountain and lovely flowers.
The best transportation from the airport ended up to be by taxi. It is a set fee..$33. (The shuttle is $20/person.)
The staff was very friendly and made us feel like real guests. There is no concierge so we did our own research on tours as the staff did not have a lot of knowledge about the different tour companies.More