Hotel Advice: London and Paris

Aug 7th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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Hotel Advice: London and Paris

This will be our first time to London and Paris. We are young(ish) and typically spend our days doing lots of sight-seeing but also like to be near nightlife activities. In the U.S, we typically stay at the trendier type hotels -- W Hotels, Ian Schrager's Hotels, etc. In just doing some quick research, I'm finding those type places in London or Paris to be very expensive -- much more than in the U.S.

Any other ideas for us?

Thanks for all of your expertise!
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Aug 7th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Also, wanted to ask what areas for hotels of London and Paris would be better for us. Something close to sights-to-be-seen as well as nightlife?

Thanks again-
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Aug 7th, 2005, 01:05 PM
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Okay, first of all: there isn't a hotel in either city that's close to more than a few sights. So in that sense it doesn't matter where one stays. But both cities' transit systems will get you from the periphery to the middle of things in five or ten minutes.

Paris is more expensive than the U.S., and London is more expensive than Paris. The only tips I can offer for minimizing your lodging cost are to a) study and b) spend most of your time in Paris.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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Perhaps someone could help more with suggestions if you explained exactly what hotels in London and Paris you are finding so much more expensive than Ian Shrager hotels in the US. I think Paris is cheaper than NY, and Ian Shrager hotels are only in very expensive cities that I know -- both the Royalton and Morgans in NY have room rates around $400. The Ian Shrager hotels in London (which is more expensive than Paris) have rooms around 240-270 GBP (St Martins Lane and Sanderson).

Those are actual rate quotes from those hotels I just got on their websites for the same dates in early November.

In Paris, for example, the Montalembert has a rack rate of 340 euro, the Lavoisier is 230-270 euro ( and Le A hotel is around 275-300 euro.

Priceline isn't going to get you that kind of hotel in Paris, I don't think it will work there, although it is better for London.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 06:03 PM
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<>Hotel Petit Moulin, 3rd
Newly designed by C. Lacroix
Public rates: 180-350€
Web rates: 190-280€

<>Hotel le Regent, 6th

<>Hotel Millesime, 6th
155 - 205€

<>Hotel la Perle, 6th
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Aug 8th, 2005, 01:31 AM
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Have a look at Hotel Cambon, in the 1st, very nice 4 star hotel, near Tuileries Garden. From there, you are at walking distance from Louvre, Orsay Museum, Champs Elysees, Ile Saint Saint Louis...For nightlife, I would suggest to go to 3rd and 4th, bbetween Saint Michel area and Le Marais(3rd)...You will find a lot of bars, pubs, restaurants, and so on...

Have a nice trip!
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