Part of a large, Singapore-owned international chain of serviced apartment hotels, this big 204-room occupies prime territory on the Left Bank quay facing the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame across the Seine. Accommodations range from single occupancy studios with extremely comfortable sofa beds to large one-bedroom apartments. All have well-equipped kitchens and good bathrooms, and some have terrific views over the river or the rooftops of Paris. Maid service is optional. With a downstairs laundry and gym, this brilliantly located option has all the advantages of independent living.
53 ter Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris 75006. Tel: 01 44 07 70 00. www2.citadines.com