we have stayed as a couple as the hotel, excellent location, excellent breakfast buffet, but a little expensive for 45euro per person. Rooms on the 5th floor have a very small balcony where you can
see Eiffel tower when is clear.Rooms are small compare to us standards but this is Paris.
To access the lounge is 120euro per person per day on the 5th floor and even as spire elite member you have no access to lounge or breakfast, unless different arrangements have been done at the time of booking. I Find quite expensive to pay such a high amount.
Maybe something that IHG to consider and change the fidelity program to compete with other hotel chains [Less]