Hôtel Le Tourville
For Paris first-timers, the English-speaking staff at this property goes out of its way to accommodate tourist clientele. Open since the 1930s, this Neo-classical hotel offers thirty tiny rooms reminiscent of a bed and breakfast, each decorated with antique furnishings, pastel walls, original art, and floral prints. Suites offer whirlpool baths. Amenities are basic, but include breakfast served daily in the room. Hôtel Le Tourville is well-suited as a Parisian home base, especially with its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, the famous dome of Les Invalides, and the Metro, which is right up the street.