100-120E hotels in Paris (for December)

Aug 17th, 2004, 01:03 PM
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100-120E hotels in Paris (for December)

Hi - we are a couple in our early 30s and since this is our first time to Paris, we are looking to stay at a clean, quiet hotel in December with a private bathroom.
There are a lot of good recommendations here. Was wondering if any of them reduce their December rates so they would be more in line with our budget??

Which area would be happening (if at all in December .. Does anyone have suggestions for hotels and good areas to stay at during the New Year.

Thanks in advance
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:06 PM
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Hi chica,

We always stay at the Hotel Bonaparte in the 6th.

Tel 33 1 43 26 97 37
FAX 33 1 46 33 57 67

Dbls w/ensuite bath and bkfst start at 120E.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:11 PM
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Highly recommend the Derby Alma hotel on the left Bank of Paris, about a block or two from the Eiffel tower.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:12 PM
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I can highly recommend Hotel Residence Monge for your needs, too.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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I was researching hotels myself for a budget-minded repeat visit to Paris this December. The following hotels each get consistently good reviews here (you can do a search here on each by name), at www.tripadvisor.com, and by other sources. Each has a great location (convenient and lots of cafes and shops), and each comes in at or under your budget.
Hotel des Grands Balcons (6th district)
Bonaparte (6th again)
Residence Monge (5th district)
Hotel St-Jacques (5th district)
(Grand)Hotel Jeanne d'Arc (4th--Marais district)

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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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Check out the hotels on www.eurocheapo.com. Many of them (if not most) fit your budget. We've heard good things about Hotel de la Sorbonne, in the Latin Quarter, and will be staying there in a few weeks. I think the rate is 90E.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Some hotels do have lower rates at the very beginning of December, but not a lot. It sounds like you are really going over the holiday period at the end of the month, however, which is unfortunately the most expensive hotel rates of the entire year in Paris. Some aren't any higher than usual peak rates (Fall, etc), but some raise them even higher than that during Xmas/NY holidays.

So, I do kind of know hotels that often have seasonal discounts, but none will at Christmas/NY.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 03:50 PM
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Thanks for all of your help.

With it being cold, do you think any one arrondissement is better than the other?
Thanks again, you all
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Aug 17th, 2004, 05:08 PM
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Hotel du Lys, in the 6th, is a great little place for 110 euro, inc. breakfast, telephone, tv, room safe, and pvt. bath. www.hoteldulys.com
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A quite pleasant surprise was the Hotel Derby Eiffel, about a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. In late May, the rate was about $115 USD per night.
The rooms were spacious and well-decorated, with sizeable bathrooms. The neighborhood it's in (the area between the Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse) isn't terribly exciting, but full of restaurants. Plus, the hotel is around the corner from the Ecole Militaire metro stop, so nothing in Paris is far away.
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Aug 18th, 2004, 06:23 AM
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Hi-Try the hotel Saint Dominique...it's a few step from the Champs Elysées and a few step from the Eiffel Tower...a very good place, no?There is lightfire for new year in Eiffel Tower.. You can look at this hotel visiting its website: www.saintdominique.com...!!!
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Aug 19th, 2004, 04:03 PM
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The Emeraude Hotel Madelaine has good rates in December, lovely air-conditioned rooms and great location on Place Madelaine where the food shops are and close to the Grand Magazines.Web site is in mixture of french and english so i recommend telephoning for peace of mind- they all speak English.
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Aug 20th, 2004, 09:46 AM
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My husband and I are staying at Hotel de la Fleurie (6th) in late November. We haven't stayed there before but it gets good reviews on this forum and on TripAdvisor. It is 130E/night, but in low season they offer one free night if you stay more than 3 nights.
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Aug 21st, 2004, 10:30 PM
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We have stayed at Hotel Des Arenes several times. Highly recommend it. Ask for one of the rooms at the back overlooking the roman arena. (Quiet). Good location in the Latin Quarter.
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Aug 22nd, 2004, 04:29 AM
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And the much recommended Hotel Muguet in the 7th is in your budget. The Champ de Mars is also.
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Aug 22nd, 2004, 05:40 AM
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I can't say which arr. is better for cold weather, but I can highly recommend that you choose a hotel with close proximity to a metro station. That will help you move around and limit your exposure to any cold/rain.
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Aug 22nd, 2004, 06:07 AM
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As for what area is best during the short days of December, it's hard to say.

Something about the Marais--possibly the narrow streets--gives it a very cozy feel that I think would be complemented by a cold wintry day (of course, there can always be balmy days in December in Paris too).

St. Germain also strikes me as a quarter with a lot of warmth--possibly from the braziers on the terraces of the cafes! I think this area (which is the section of the 6th arrondissement closer to the Seine) makes an excellent base for a first visit to Paris at any time of year.

Both the Marais and St. Germain are well served by public transportation. I hope you have a wonderful visit.

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Aug 22nd, 2004, 07:33 AM
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Hotel St. Thomas d'Aquin is quite inexpensive (120 euro) and is in St. Germain (formally in the 7th dist. but on the border of the 6th). Haven't stayed there but looks good, has good reviews too:

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Aug 27th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Thank you all for your wonderful recommendations. Sorry for the delay in thanking you.. just had no access to the internet for the past few days.

I am already excited.. even though Paris in December, as we have been forewarned, will be cold and rainy.. looking forward to it all the same.

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