The standard room was quite small, even by Paris standards. The bathroom door was right next to the bed, so not much privacy. It felt a bit like an airplane bathroom. However, the room was clean and the air conditioning worked. It is a no-frills, basic hotel, but you get what you pay for. We were fine with it for a cheap couple's weekend getaway and didn't have any major issues with the room or service. Not a particularly glamorous neighborhood but not seedy either. Walking distance to Gare du Nord, Metro, Le Marais, with a Carrefour convenience store and a decent bakery and brunch options on the same street. One of the best dinners we had was within walking distance at Au P'tit Curieux.