A 38-room value hotel, My Hotel in France Le Marais is popular for its chic Marais location and reasonable rates in a high-priced city. Renovated in 2009, the hotel retains a few nice rustic touches -- wood-beamed ceilings in the lobby and breakfast room, and an exposed stone wall -- behind its utilitarian glass-door entrance. It has an elevator -- albeit a tiny one -- which is not always a given in small Paris budget hotels. There's a TV lounge and reading room, bar service, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV, but no air-conditioning in the rooms. Visitors might want to also check out the 25-room Hotel Castex, which is about a 15-minute walk from My Hotel and closer to the Place de la Bastille -- it has larger rooms, a business center, air-conditioning, and, surprisingly, lower rates.