Handy for Montmartre
The charming Les Trois Poussins Hotel in burgeoning SoPi (South Pigalle) puts you a 15-minute walk to Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur Basilica, as well as to Opéra and the Grands Boulevards. St-Georges and Pigalle Metro Stations nearby can whisk you to the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay.
Do the cakewalk
This authentic Paris district was home to Romantic artists and writers in the early 19th century, and now hosts a growing community of foodies. The fabulous cakes at Arnaud Delmontel stand out among the food shops and bistros on Rue des Martyrs at the end of the street.
The cat's whiskers
The hotel is very friendly, right down to the resident cat, along with staff who'll happily book tours and restaurants. There is a small patio garden and, while some guests go out to local bakers, many adore the tasty croissants and scrambled eggs at the breakfast buffet.
Behind a period facade, the air-conditioned guestrooms are clean and cozy in sunny colors – most with tall windows, and all with free WiFi and satellite service on a flat-screen television. Studio rooms feature kitchenettes, but you have to request equipment from reception.