Our family has stayed at Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris repeatedly during the last 12 years. We consider the St. Germain area, situated in the 6th arrondissement, the best, known for its shops, galleries and famous restaurants such as Café de Flore. The lovely boutique hotel is two blocks from the Seine river on one side and two blocks from Boulevard St. Germain on the other. It is walking distance to many landmark sites, including Notre-Dame, the Louvre and Orsay museums and the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens. The hotel staff is warm and helpful; for a nominal cost, a great breakfast is served daily. Room rates vary depending on the season and are reasonable.
Hotel Dauphine St. Germain, 36 Rue Dauphine, Paris; 011-33-1-43-26-74-34, www.dauphine-st-germain.com