A Paris hotel where you get a hug ‘goodbye’ as you leave? Is it possible? Yes it is. We don’t need to stay in hotels ourselves, therefore any hotel comments are based on second hand info – but if you trust your friends (and I do), it sounds like Hotel Langlois is a pretty good bet for a Paris stay.
First of all it gets a good write up in Frommers. The price falls in the range of reasonable for a major world capital (95 Euros to 110 Euros for a double). The closest metro stop is Trinite in the 9th arrondissement which places smack dab in the center of shopping heaven, a skip in a jump to the Grands Boulevard, Printemps, Galerie Lafayette. And if you have an inkling for culture, the Louvre is not far behind.
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63, rue St. Lazare
Keep in mind that Right Bank hotels tend to be a little more cramped (especially at such good rates). Be sure and confirm for air-conditioned rooms if you plan on coming in July or August.