Given the good reviews and the seemingly-hip neighborhood, I booked the Romannee Classic for a few nights. The room was relatively basic but nice enough, and the staff was friendly and eager to help. I was pleased enough with the first impression... until nightfall.
All through the night, there are motorbikes *ripping* down the street, I mean just throttle cranked, middle finger (assumedly) waving at all the buildings they pass. I guess the Romannee is a restored old building so noise insulation wasn't a priority; it even has double paned windows, but that didn't do much of anything to dampen the sound, and I was awoken all night by the passing vehicles. I can't exactly blame the hotel for this, but it did make for a rather unpleasant stay.
Other than that, everything was fine. But the lack of proper sound insulation makes me wish I had stayed elsewhere.