Between the Seine and the Boulevard Saint Germain, set back on a tiny formal garden, this well-located Left Bank hotel is unusually quiet. There’s a pretty lobby salon and bar downstairs, with welcoming jugs of fresh mint, orange or lemon flavored water. Bedrooms have striped wallpaper that seems a little worn here and there, but the small bathrooms are fairly luxurious in dark red marble with Italianate motifs. Jugs of fresh mint orange or lemon flavored water temptingly laid lobby.
7 rue Colbert, Paris 75005. Tel: 01 56 81 19 00. www.melia.com