The hotel is in a good location. It was only a minute or two from the Edgar Quinet subway station. However, there is no lift in the station and if you are coming through Denfert-Rochereau, that station and no lift and what seemed like a million stairs for a tired older couple. The price is decent, better than most in that area, and the cost of food in the area is not bad at all. It is not that touristy. It was easy to get to the Eiffel Tower (take the M6 line toward Charles De Gaulle Etoile which is the Arc D'Triomphe), the Louvre (at Charles De Gaulle Etoile change to M1 eastbound, the opposite way from Le Defense), and Notre Dame (an easy walk from the Louvre.
The hotel is only minutes from Tour Montparnasse which has the best views of the Eiffel Tower, especially at night.