Post travel update.....The Hotel Tourisme Avenue is the bee's knees! The room they gave us, right at the top of the first flight of stairs was bright and roomy. There was a second room with separate twin beds for the kids, and a large, king size bed for us in the main room (which included a desk, flat screen television and small refrigerator.) Separate water closet (with a 'smart toilet'), and very modern and spacious bathroom area. There was even a small safe in the wardrobe. Maid service came in daily and made the room spotless so that we ended each day coming back to a spic and span room with crisp, freshly made beds. Heaven!
Staff was friendly, very helpful, and English fluent. Metro stop is literally right outside the door. Even though were merely a few blocks from the the Eiffel Tower, the hotel area was really more of a residents neighborhood. There were many bistros, boulangerie, swarma places, pharmacy, market and a McDonald's (I know, I know---but when your kids are hungry at 11pm it's a Godsend), not to mention the Starbucks right next door. We even made use of the laundromat just around the corner. There was a market under the raised train on Wednesday.
The only commentary I have is that the hotel is actively going through a renovation. At various time's there were new mattresses or cartons of 'things' stacked inconspicuously in the hallways and we could smell fresh paint when we first arrived, but it was not a bother at all. For all intents and purposes, it looked like a brand new hotel yet had the feel and ambiance of a lovely little boutique hotel. Loved, loved, LOVED this place and if I am ever blessed to find myself in Paris again---I'm headed straight back to Hotel tourisme Avenue.