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I'm becoming overwhelmed here. I bought round trip tickets for my girlfriend for Christmas and I'm trying to nail down an itinerary to book early enough to get better rates. My travel dates and working itinerary are below. I've been reading tons of information and other posts but I'm in a stand still. Hoping to get more direct advice.

Travel 5/1 - 5/14 In and out of London (I know open-jaw was recommended here, but the rates didn't agree in this case, I needed to use United for benefit reasons, i.e. upgraded business class seats)

Arrive Day 2, immediately get on flight to Paris (cheaper and faster than Eurostar and it is only about a 3 hour layover)
Day 2 - 5 - Paris - Thalys to Amsterdam
Day 5 - 7 - Amsterdam - Night Train to Munich on 7th
Day 8 - 10 - Munich - Fly to London
Day 10 - 14 - London/Cambridge

How does that look? We originally tried to include Rome or Athens in this but decided we didn't want to travel more, nor wanted the spend the money on it and save it for another time as they are big cities that deserve more than a day.

Most importantly, and reason for posting, is I need to find the perfect hotel in Paris. I'm willing to splurge on the Paris hotel but the rest I'm going to try and keep around $200 a night. However, I'm looking for the best hotel in a prime location and I wouldn't mind a view. My budget is pretty flexible, but lets say it must be under $1500 total for 3 nights, but I'd like to keep it under, say, $1200. I was thinking maybe Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel with a Tower view (how good of one is unknown to me, anyone?). It will run somewhere around $1275 for the stay. But, are their better options around Champs-Elysees?

The thing is I'm planning on proposing to my girlfriend on this trip. My original plan was to stay at somewhere with an amazing private terrace with an amazing Eiffel Tower view and pop the question in private there over wine and relaxation and the night lights of the tower... But the only hotels, i.e. Shangri-La, that can offer such things are over $1k a night and it's just not something I'm prepared to spend after dumping a few grand on flight, an engagement ring, and the rest of the trip to budget for... So I'll figure something out on on that front later.

So I'm looking for advice on a hotel in Paris that is upscale, but not ridiculous, in a prime location for walking, and opinions from people who have stayed at these places recently and can speak from experience rather all of the information I'm finding on travel sites.

I'm thinking about utilizing Airbnb for Amsterdam and maybe London, location is the idea here, and we don't really care about luxury as long as it is clean, and I don't have to sleep on a twin bed (deal-breaker). I like to experience culture, but I don't want to slum it by American standards. Hotels in Munich seem pretty reasonable. I travel TONS in the US for work and have had great results from Priceline Express deals. Has anyone used this for European destinations with any luck good or bad? I'm not really a fan from European hotels I see online. Different culture I guess, but some look very tired and small.

If you have suggestions for hotels in the other destinations let me know. Please include the reasons you suggested it, and any issues you might feel the need to point out.

I plan on booking the travel listed within the next day as all the travel while there is running around $1250 USD total for both of us and I think that is pretty cheap. That includes most expensive option for night train (private room with bed and with shower) and good flight times on AirFrance. If you have suggestions please let me know.

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