I just returned to Hotel Stella, and was as delighted as ever with it. The location is unbeatable: in the 6th arrondissement, with only a short walk to either the Odeon or Luxembourg Metro Stations, and restaurants, shops, cafes, the Jardins du Luxembourg, etc. right on its doorstep. It's right near the Boulevards St. Michel and St. Germain, a great Left Bank address. (Here's a link to a description of the neighborhood: http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/French_Regions/Ile-de-France/saint_germaine.htm ). I paid 45 Euros (cash or Euro travelers checks only) for a single room, but Stella has affordable rooms for groups and families too. Ann was helpful as ever - she's slow to smile, but quick to help, and an expert at navigating Paris.
A previous writer commented on the spots on the sheets: I saw them too, but they didn't offend me. The sheets were plainly freshly washed. The spots look like tiny stains from line-drying out of doors.
Unique Quality: The neighborhood is unmatched, and the room rates are a true bargain.
Directions: The Hotel's site gives directions:
31 Av George V, 8th Arr., Paris
43 avenue Bugeaud, Paris
19 rue du Champ de Mars, Paris
28 Place des Vosges, Paris
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Address: 20, avenue Carnot, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75017, France