hey hey suzette
saw the couple hotels you mentioned. i'm just gonna put out a few more
hotel elysa-luxembourg. it has A/C, superior room has a balcony, elevator, breakfast is 17E each. we stayed in the 7th with a balcony and really enjoyed sitting for coffee/happy hour watching the people walk by. it was an okay area but prefer closer to seine river.
hotel le sainte-beuve has A/C, elevator, 19E each for breakfast, next to luxembourg gardens, do walk the gardens
hotel abbatial saint germaine A/C, double room with balcony, breakfast 17E each, near the seine and ile de saint louis, norte dame, latin quarter which we liked, sat outside cafe, les deux magots, street band playing fabulous move your body music across street. it's not cheap but was fun. on a mission for eating eclairs and this place was 18E for one (LOL)
hotel diana has been mentioned here by posters.
la cuisine de philippe, (25 rue de servandoni 75006), behind luxembourg gardens. i wanted a souffle and read about this "hole in the wall" got there at noon, no reservation but you may need to make one, and had passion fruit souffle yummy and friend had grand marnier souffle and bottle left at table to add more.
montemarte with all it's artists and artwork, cafes to sit with a glass of wine and people watch.
one of my favorites, discoverwalks.com free tours plus some that cost.
creperie breizh paris (109 rue vielle du temple 75003) for fabulous crepes. was crowded and we sat near window,
frenchie-ftg.com (2 rue de nil 75002) classic american: reuben, fried chicken, lobster roll, hot dog, pulled pork sandwich (meats made in house) plus sides, and desserts. the barefoot contessa on food network is her go to place when she visits paris, saw this special on her show and saved it.
so many things to see, places to go, take a breather and relax at a park bench, outdoor cafe.
retro-tour.com are you and husband game for an offbeat experience, also in normandie.
2cvparistour.com, parisauthentic.com, tuktukinparis.com
withlocals.com/paris (the best of paris on a unique ride) we reserved this ride with julian, great tour guide and seeing places we would never think of. speaks great english and knows the old history of paris. we enjoyed it.
nossa-paris.com (1 rue de l'ecole polythechnique 75005) great grilled portuguese chicken and other portuguese cuisine along with wine.
we were there last sept/oct and it was so so busy and crowded with so many events going on, weather was great except one day of afternoon rain. just a few different ideas for you to check about.
enjoy and have a great and fabulous time.