We are a cpl from NYC in our mid-30's wanting to stay for 3 nights in mid August prior to our extended trip to Nice and are torn with these two choices of hotels in Paris. Both hotels have balconies which is preferred. We want to stay in an area with a Parisian feel and near cafe's, restaurants and bars that locals go to. We are ok to walk a little further than most to get to the popular sites and will utilize the metro as much as we can because it is excellent.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.