The first time we stayed in Paris, it was at a little place in Montmartre which we would never have found if not for the bus which took us there from the airport. It was in the middle of a hill in a not-so-great neighborhood near Pigalle in the north of Paris.
The second time, we stayed at Banlieu, located in a rather ugly industrial area. The only upside was that there was a metro stop nearby but it was still a pain getting to the center of the city.
The last time, we were looking for a hotel close to Ópera and found this place. It’s very nice and, while a bit pricey, it’s worth it to spend a bit extra to really be able to enjoy the few days you’re spending in Paris.