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6th arrondissement: St Germain De Pres hotel recommendation

6th arrondissement: St Germain De Pres hotel recommendation

Feb 8th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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6th arrondissement: St Germain De Pres hotel recommendation

hello All...My fiance and i will be spening 5 days in paris beginning Sept 4th. We go annually and the past 4 years have stayed on the Il Saint Louis in the 4th, which we love. We want to experience a new neighborhood and settled on the 6th in the St Germain area.

I was interested in the Abbeye but it is booked. Most of the hotels I am looking at seem quite expensive for this september timeframe. Our max budget is $250 euros but ideally I wanted to stay at around 200 if that is possible.

ANy recommendations out there? I have rented apartments in the past but cannot find much in this area willing to rent for less than a week. Both the Vernueil and VIlla St Germain have availability...any feedback on either of these. The location of the Villa St Germain looks wonderful but it seems to lack a bit of that Parisian charm that I love.

Thank you,

Kelly
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Feb 8th, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Feb 8th, 2011, 09:24 PM
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There are flats available for 5 days (instead f a week) in the 6th.
Check vacationinparis. YOu will pay a surcharge if less thana week, still might find it equals less than 250 euros/night (I THINK yo meant eurpos althuogh there isa $ sign too).
THere is a fodors thread about flats that you can rent for less than a week in paris.
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Feb 8th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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For example--here is one:

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_122.htm

it is $199/night US dollars, not euros0 and ther is no surcharge uness the stay is less than 5 days.
theat agency has other 6th arr flats in yourprice range--there aer others availalbe via other web sites.

At that tiem of year, i'd be surprised if people aren'twilling to rent to you for five days, even if the official site says "per week"
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Feb 8th, 2011, 09:39 PM
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http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ank-thread.cfm

Scroll down to the bottom of the thread and I have categorized all recommended hotels by district. Happy Travels!
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Feb 9th, 2011, 01:27 AM
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I have a request into Vacation in Paris ( thanks!) . Hotel Clement is booked and Hotel Madison is $380 euros per night. Many hotels and apartments are already booked for this timeframe and seem much more expensive than when I went lat year around the same time...wondering is there is a rade show in town?
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Feb 9th, 2011, 01:32 AM
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Try the Millesime, Deux Continents, Des Marooniers, D'Angleterre all on rue Jacob. I've styed in al of them and have no hesitation in recommending them. The Verneuil on rue de Lille is also nice though the stndard rooms are smallish
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Feb 9th, 2011, 04:05 AM
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We stayed here last fall:

http://www.hotelleregent.com/

We loved the location. They seem to have availability for your dates for 175 euros.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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We love the Hotel des Saints-Peres on the Rue St. Peres. It is in the 6th very close to the seventh and is ideally located for seeing the sights in central Paris. http://www.paris-hotel-saints-peres.com.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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Hello Kelbo:
Last summer my wife and I stayed at the Relais St. Germain, just off Boulevard St. Germain and a few blocks from St. Germain des Prés. It was a great place to stay with good sized rooms with a great deal of character (read as each one differently furnished). The staff was most helpful, the breakfast (included) was very good, and the opportunity to dine at (tables are set aside for the hotel guests, so you don't need to worry about advance reservations) Le Comptoir, the very reasonably priced gourmet brasserie that is attached to the hotel, was an added plus. You're very close to a lot of the fun shopping/strolling streets (Rue Jacob, Rue de Buci) and close to a metro stop. Rooms were about 210 Euros per night.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Hi kelbo:

http://www.hotelparisodeonsaintgermain.com/

I can't vouch for this hotel yet as we won't be staying here for another week or so. It is a well regarded and well located 3 star available your week at just under 200€.

good luck

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Feb 9th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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FYI, September is the most expensive time in Paris for accommodations, I'm not clear that you know that. Some hotels even raise their rates above their normal "high season" rate, although most don't (they will refer to a trade show period surcharge). St Germain is one of the most expensive parts of Paris, and you want a high-end hotel. So that's why you can't find what you want for 200 euro.

I don't think you undersatnd Sept. is about the busiest business period in Paris, there are always trade shows in September, a lot of them, not just one. But it sure is early enough to find something, your rates are just unrealistic expectations for what you want, I think.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 09:08 AM
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some suggestions, try some nice hotels just across the border in the Latin Qtr, it's pretty close and won't be too different than across bd St Michel:

http://www.hoteldupantheon.com

That hotel group owns several nice hotels in the area and their booking system will show them all. Their regular rates are way above what you want to spend, but I notice they have some good deals at 200 euro or less with some conditions (like prepayment).

Of course you do realize the Clement is only a 2* hotel, so maybe you will accept any level, in which case you should find something.

This is a 3* near the border but it is in St Germain and they have rooms at 200 euro or less http://www.closmedicis.com

This one is near the Clos Medicis and it definitely has rooms in your price range and I've stayed at this one and liked it a lot. http://www.paris-hotel-trianon.com/
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Feb 9th, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Like the Relais St. Germain very much.

We're trying the Hotel Dauphine, Rue Dauphine, next month. Generally good reviews other than room size. Our superior double is around 170 euros, breakfast not included.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Thanks Everyone..I am looking into all of your suggestions! maytraveller...can you let me know how the hotel is after your trip? Many thanks!
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Feb 9th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Kelbo, please clarify: do you mean US Dollars (per the $ sign) or euros??
Thanks.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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You can search homeaway.com by price and dates.

For ex, see this:

120 euros/night, 5 night min.

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p650272a

others on homeaway include # 267262 or 89745.

just a couple more ideas to inspire your search!
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Feb 9th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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We stayed at the Hotel Odeon St. Germain (referenced above) in December and loved it. The street is surprisingly quiet given the location and we walked just about everywhere. Great metro access if you need it. Breakfast was good, free WiFi all over the hotel. The staff are very helpful.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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we just stayed at Hotel Louis II...small rooms but clean, nice and good hotel staff...fantastic location!!! very close to Odeon Metro stop at corner of Rue St Sulpice and rue de Conde.
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Feb 9th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Euros! Thanks for your help everyone. I was shocked that Hotel Madison was 380 Euros per night! i will let you know what I end up with
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