Figured it'd be informative and fun to share this list of hotels with the folks here and see if anyone has any experience with them or feedback and suggestions on them!
Background - I've been sitting on airline credit since last summer for a trip to London. I've gone ahead and used the credit for early January 2022, but the best pricing I could find (that matched up with the credit amount I had and wouldn't require any fare difference payment) meant adding 2 nights on top of what was already a 10-night trip. What a shame, right? ;) Not a problem, as we can now fully commit to taking the Eurostar from London to spend 2 nights in Paris.
About us - we're a couple, and the trip will have somewhat of a 2-year anniversary theme (anniversary is just a week before the trip itself). Both young-ish, and we each enjoy lots of walking (so long as it's not too impractical and timing and weather allowed, we'd choose to walk a few miles rather than take public transit when possible). For one of us, this is the latest of a few trips to Paris. For the other, first time to Paris (and Europe in general, for that matter). Neither of us drink alcohol, and we both eat far too much bread. Happening upon good restaurants and bakeries and cafes are all goals.
All that having been said, here's the hotels. Pricing isn't an issue (I mean, it always is! But all these places meet my price requirements, which is why they're on this list). All offer breakfast (though not necessarily included), wifi, AC/heat and such. Location is what I'd really love the most feedback on, as well as if any of them ring a bell with anyone here or are places someone has stayed before!
In no particular order:
Hotel La Villa Saint Germain Des Prés, 29 Rue Jacob, 6th arr. Location obvious from the name. Somewhat close to the river, which could make for nice walks?
Hôtel de l'Abbaye, 10 Rue Cassette, 6th arr. Another left bank hotel, close to Luxembourg gardens. Rooms might be small (unless you splurge on a more $$$pacious one?).
Hotel Le Petit Chomel, 15 rue Chomel, 7th arr. Seems super cute, priced well enough. Lots of neat places within easy walking distance.
Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana, 3 rue de Bourgogne, 7th arr. Location seems to be a good selling point for this one. One of the pricier options, though (even excluding what surely are errors on a couple booking sites that are showing $11,000/night haha).
Hôtel Saint Germain, 88 Rue du Bac, 7th arr. Prices seem great, location great. Standard rooms may be "cozy" but that's not a dealbreaker.
Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette, 92, Rue Du Cherche Midi, 6th arr. Not a big spa person, but it could be nice after long mornings out and about walking in the cold! Beyond the spa, though, still looks like a nice place.
Bonsoir Madame, 65 rue Madame, 6th arr. Seems to have quite the good location and pricing.
Hôtel Madison, 143 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 6th arr. Another Latin Quarter hotel, though maybe less boutique than many of the others?
Hôtel Le Presbytère, 78, Rue De La Verrerie, 4th arr. Now we're on the right bank. This one's in the Marais, and also seems like a really neat area with a pedestrian street right outside. But the neater the room, the pricier it gets. Flying buttresses don't come cheap! We're a gay couple so the Marais could be fun, though I don't see us really going to bars or clubs.
Charles V, 20 Rue Saint-Paul, 4th arr. Location isn't bad, it's just perhaps the furthest afield of the ones on this list? But that may not be an issue at all if its own surrounding area is great. Close to Marais also.
Victoria Palace Hotel, 6 Rue Blaise Desgoffe, 6th arr. Not far from several of the other 6 arr. options. One of the better-priced ones also!