Budget hotel in Paris

Feb 6th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Hi B,

Check out the Ibis chain.

Also www.france-hotel-guide.com/h75012lux.htm

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Feb 6th, 2008, 11:51 AM
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Hi bluesky --

Check out this studio offered by rentparis. We stayed there last March for 8 nights and it was quite good for the money (75E), situated in the heart of the wonderful Marais. We loved the neighborhood.


I paid by PayPal, too, so it was super easy.
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Feb 6th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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I love this thread. Here we have a mother, who has not been heard from since her first post, and people started posting with prices, but now people are just posting at random with little or no reference to daily cost as being "no more than 70€". Meanwhile, we have all blindsided the concept that there is little chance that 'daughter and boyfriend' will pay any attention to Mom's 2nd hand anonymous suggestions.

All we can do is hope that people who have nothing to do with the original post will find us interesting and useful.

As for 'pinchme,' I am fascinated that she does not mention the two arrondissements of Paris with the greatest number of hotels and where most visitors prefer to stay (albeit not American visitors) -- the 9th and 10th arrondissements.

I guess 'tourist friendly' means different things to different people.
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Feb 6th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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kerouac, I gave her a great suggestion for a hotel that was not more then 70 E per night. In the 3rd arr. I gave advice on my own personal experiance in Paris and where I would stay. The 9,10,11,12,14,17,18,19 or 20th is not an area I would suggest people stay in Paris, for a few reasons. I understand you have different feelings then I do about those areas.
I don't understand why you are getting so uptight about MY advice?
Feb 6th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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It is not only kerouac, many spanish tourists go to the 9th district and also the Montmartre area (which I don't remember now which district is , sorry !). Also the biggest quantity of hotels you find on Spanish travel agents brochures are on the 9th. Friends of mine go to the 12th because of the Bastille Opera when they go to Paris to attend a performance there.
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Feb 6th, 2008, 11:15 PM
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It's no big deal, pinchme, but when people are giving advice about hotel and where one might "feel safe," I just find it highly weird to exclude the two arrondissements with the greatest number of tourists, especially when you make a point of saying that you have only been twice and yet you contest my statement about the average price of a 2-star hotel in Paris.

True, I have only been living here since 1973.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 07:01 AM
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I agree...2 stars are about 90 Euros a night....during that time period. I've only stayed in 2 stars forever. Happy Travels!
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Feb 7th, 2008, 07:37 AM
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I don't want to argue with you kerouac ok. I said I have only been to Paris twice and I understand you have lived there since 1973 however, I have researched 100's of sites for hotels in Paris for our prior and future visits. True, there are SOME 2 star hotels for 70 Euro per night.. there are even SOME for 35 Euro a night if you get far enough from the center. In MY research.. I find the average price of a 2 star hotel with private bath to be 90 Euro minimum. In an area that is safe to walk in at night.
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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The fact that is being left out is that the cheaper the hotel, the less likely it is to have a website or be on a reservation service.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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(Let me just add that it is important to know the names of some of these hotels if arriving unexpectedly -- since they don't have websites, they are the most likely to have lovely cheap rooms available when the other hotels are full. I gave a few 1-star hotels in my "ethnic itinerary" thread, but too 'dangerous' for some people.)
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Feb 7th, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Ok I'll bite... Are you saying the "Ethnic" areas of the outer arrondissements are perfectly safe or, at least as safe as the Champs Elysees for tourists to stroll at night? If thats what you're saying, it will be the first time I personally have read such an opinion. I'm not tryin to say anything bad or disrespectful about your city. I love every part of Paris just like I do Dallas however, there are areas of both great cities that you just shouldn't be strolling around in after dark. When I look for a hotel to stay at. A big part of the appeal for me is... is it safe to go for a walk around the block or to walk back from the public transportation stop. I give suggestions using my own experiance at a given place or area.
Feb 7th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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I'm an indeed saying that they are safer, because there are people in the streets at all times.

Ask the opinion of any Parisian about the safety of the creepy deserted streets of the 16th arrondissement at night.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Ok then.. You are right and I was wrong.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 06:06 PM
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I recently stayed at Hotel Sainte Marie. Check this thread:


My favorite is Tiquetonne. Their double is still less than 70 euros a night. If you check the thread above, there are quite a few other suggestions.

I've heard of a number of the hotels already mentioend on this thread -- Bellevue (I think that there's more than one) and Herse d'Or (sp?).

I'm pretty sure all the Timhotels in central Paris will be over 70 euros a night.
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Feb 11th, 2008, 02:35 PM
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They've made a decision and booked the Hotel Sunny at 79 euros a night. They have a liberal cancellation policy. Does anyone have any input on this location/hotel? She tells me it is in the Luxembourg Gardens area. Thanks, everyone.
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Feb 11th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Boo, hiss kerouac! Some daughters DO want advice from Mom. I've done quite a bit of travel myself, and booked trips for many family members and friends. So there! ; )
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Feb 11th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Well, H.Sunny is a little over a kilometer to J.Luxembourg... it's nearer Gobelins / rue Mouffetard... not that there's anything wrong with that.
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