My partner and our friend and I decided to try something new, and found Biz Flats on Trip Advisor. This was a great place! We had two bathrooms, so we didn't have to share. The common room was nice so we could hang out and watch TV or talk if we didn't want to stay in our bedroom - a common challenge in hotels. The flat had free WIFI which was a huge life saver. The full kitchen was great. Probably the best part was the washer/dryer. We packed a lot lighter than usual since we could wash clothes in preparation for the second leg of our trip. A gas station nearby was a lifesaver as we could purchase toilet paper - not included in the flat - as well as bottles of water and other amenities, especially on Sunday when shops were closed.
The only negative - reason for only 4 stars - was the location. It was near the Arc de Triumphe metro stop and a great outdoor garden, but a bit of a walk to La Rambla. The nearby restaurants were few and not appealing.More