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In the historic Marais district, close to major tourist attractions, shopping, and dining
The Hostellerie du Marais is located in the heart of Le Marais, a neighborhood rich in culture and history. There are many attractions within walking distance, and historic Place des Vosges, a tree-lined square with beautiful stone buildings and a colonnade, is a block away. World-famous Rue de Rivoli -- where L’Hotel de Ville (the city hall), the Louvre, and the Tuileries Garden and Palace are located -- is just a five-minute walk away.
The 3rd arrondissement is one big tourist attraction. It encompasses the historic Ile de la Cite, where Notre Dame and La Sainte-Chapelle are; Ile Saint-Louis, with wonderful 17th century architecture; and Beaubourg, with sites such as the Centre Pompidou and Place des Vosges. It has a wonderful shopping area with many antiques shops, and is packed with cafes and restaurants. It is also within walking distance of the 1st arrondissement, the most beautiful and exclusive area in Paris.
The Hostellerie du Marais is a no-frills, mid-range hotel in the lovely Marais district. Shoebox-sized rooms are clean and contemporary with modern bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some of the 24 rooms have balconies and all have air conditioning and minibars. Hotel amenities include a lounge serving drinks and a beautiful breakfast room in the 17th-century vaulted cellar. Though breakfast is expensive and some rooms show a little wear and tear, the great location and proximity to major attractions make this simple hotel a great value pick.