I came in this hotel some years ago. It was shabby and dirty as a French hotel can be, but it was cheap. Now they have done some "renewing" - basically they have painted the walls - but it is still dirty and shabby, and expensive! It was a totally disappointing experience! In addition, they put me in a "room" without windows (no windows!) that can be accessed through a sort of small claustrophobic backyard where storage (and garbage?) is kept. The room probably was a storage closet before "renewing".
This was one of the least expensive 2- night stays we had in France. The old home, converted to a small inn, is two blocks from the Place Stanislas and easy, quick walking to restaurants, museums, the old castle jail, and shopping streets. We stayed in the twin room on the ground floor and were spared the steep, curving staircase. Breakfast was tasty, with a choice of cereal, bread, coffee and juice in a tiny breakfast room. The inn felt safe. The beds were clean. There were sufficient outlets for recharging our phone and camera batteries if we unplugged a few lamps. Unfortunately, the place still needs some work. The shower had very moldy tile and the bathroom ceiling was in need of repair. There was a hair dryer and clean towels. The bathroom sliding door was a bit makeshift and didn't fully close. All in all, I'd stay there again if I were on a tight budget.
During the night of our one-night-stay we heard elephants in the attic, monkeys on the staircase and hyenas in the hallway. Maybe it was just guests getting home in the wee hours of the morning, but it sounded like a zoo!
Short said: It's loud. Especially, if your room is located on the staircase. Avoid that or use earplugs. Otherwise, the hotel is nicely situated a stones throw from Place Stanislas. The rooms are clean but a bit worn-down. Parking outside the hotel is free, but very occupied. We parked in the nearby garage Barres, only 5 min. walk to the hotel. We payed 69€ for a double and think it was fair due to the location.
O.K., You know you are booking a two star place, fair enough.
Yes, 54€ for a room only a block away from the Opera, and Place Stanislas is as cheap as you are going to get.
There are things though that even at cheapcheap would be nice to have. Like for example, I am 5'8" and my feet (and ankles) were hanging outta the bed.
I don´t like using two hands to use the faucet. (in our case it meant one to hold the faucet so it did not fall off when trying to turn on the water with the other).
I know I should not complain, after all my In-Laws sink did not drain, so the faucet did them no good either. You would also want to bring your own towels, since the "shower towel" provided are about the size of any normal hand towel.
The Free parking is located two (rather long) blocks away next to the Canal. Good luck with finding a spot, it might take you awhile.
Be sure to visit the city tourist bureau down the street. They have a cordial, professional multi-lingual staff. It was they who recommended the Stanislas (and warned us to steer clear of La Reine; to describe it as "faded glory" is charitable. See the reviews.)
For most mature (over forty) North American travelers, the place is bare-bones. The couple who own it are friendly enough, and they and their staff are conscientious about maintaining standards. But like I say, the standards are basic.
There's no elevator. No hotel parking, but metered on-street parking right out front. You get a real small room, with a smaller bed and yet smaller chairs: Taller guests take note. Garage sale furnishings. We scored our one-night stay (in Summer) for EUR65. That's hard to beat, but you get just what you pay for.
One other thing: Nancy is charming in a way, but struggling to reinvent itself. A lot of money's been invested here; it needs more. Magnificent architecture spanning three centuries, but many whole blocks vacant. We were the only tourists at the indoor farmer's market downtown; great place to shop. Don't miss the light show on Stanislas Square nightly at 10:00. Lots of provincial, old-timey Gallic appeal here, but also large doses of Altoona, PA (cf.)