I stayed for 6 nights with 2 sisters and a 5-yr old niece; this was my 3rd trip to Paris, and previously I had stayed in hotels in Montmatre and on the Ile This place beat them both for 3 main reasons: (1) LOCATION: Ile Saint Louis is an especially magical part of Paris. The apartment is centrally located, within walking distance of many key attractions and 4-5 different metros, so you can select which line most expeditiously delivers you to your desired destination. It's got historical significance, architectural integrity, and a plethora of highly rated restaurants (Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands) within easy walking distance, as well as unique shops and boutiques. (2) THE APARTMENT ITSELF: Never again will I stay in a hotel in Paris, and many amenities make this apartment attractive. The Internet is terrific (my niece streamed Netflix while we adults took occasional midday breaks!) and we used it daily to google map our destinations and metro routes, find restaurant reviews and opening and closing times of places, etc. The kitchen is fully equipped, making it so much fun to go to the Marche and load up on cheeses, fruits, etc. The apartment is itself only one door away from a nice fromagerie, and two doors from a small but quality boulangerie that opens at 7:30 am. We easily popped down in the mornings and, within 1 or 2 minutes, had warm baguettes and pastries on our table. Such a wonderful treat. With 4 people, we were very comfortable; the sofa bed is spacious, equivalent to a US Queen, while the bedroom bed is a US Double. The loft bed is a bit bigger than a twin, and it was great for the child and her mother. (3) THE OWNER: Last, but not least, the owner, Philippe, is a highly efficient, attentive gentleman. He responded to all of my email questions thoroughly and promptly, and reimbursed the security deposit on the spot, as we were departing. Also, he offers an very inexpensive airport pick-up and I highly recommend it. It is considerably cheaper than hiring a taxi at the airport, and the driver knows exactly where the apartment is (not easy because the Ile is quite compact). I can hardly wait to return.