"A wonderful time in Paris"
Les Jardins du Marais is very well situated, particularly if you like art; it's very close to the newly re-opened Picasso museum, and also within walking distance of the Beaubourg. There are two metro stations within striking distance, one (Richard Lenoir) on a direct line from the Gare du Nord. There are several restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
We chose a 'superior' room, and were given one on the 3rd floor of the Rodin block, looking out on the narrow street behind. It was peaceful, comfortable, spacious and clean, and was equipped with a kettle, fridge, microwave, hotplate and sink in addition to the usual facilities. A sign indicated that crockery and cutlery could be supplied on request, and they were, instantly. We bought coffee, milk, muesli and apples for our breakfasts (there's a 'Carrefour' on the Rue Amelot, to the north of the hotel), and thus saved over 140 euros (2 people, 4 nights - the hotel breakfasts are 20 euros per person, which seems quite high). Incidentally, we discovered after arriving that if we had made our booking directly with the hotel, our breakfasts would have been free; however our visit was in November, and this might not be the case in high season.
Considering that cooking facilities were provided in the room, it would have been helpful to have had a second upright chair and a rather larger table. However in other respects the accommodation was fine, and the hotel staff polite and helpful. We'd certainly go there again.
Old Sticks from London