Hotel help in Paris

Old Mar 23rd, 2003, 07:54 PM
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Hotel help in Paris

Leaving in a couple of weeks and still do not have a hotel. Any suggestions for about 2 0r 3 days centrally located as much as possible to see some of the sights. Price range is under $65 if possible. Only in Paris for a short while before I leave for India.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2003, 08:25 PM
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parishotels.com has a couple of hotels in that range centrally located. The only one I stayed at is the Grand Hotel de France, 12 rue de Lyon. $87 US for a quad, so much less for 2. Clean and quiet with an OK location.
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Old Mar 24th, 2003, 04:29 AM
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In the Marais, which is my favorite part of Paris, you have a couple of choices about ten bucks over your budget. The Marais is extremely well located for many of the major sights of Paris.

1. Hotel du 7E Art, 20 rue St. Paul
Doubles starting at 75 Euros a night

2. Hotel Jeanne d'Arc, 3 rue de Jarente, doubles starting around 78 Euros a night.

And for about twenty more Euros,

Hotel Beaumarchais, 3 rue Oberkampf.

The Marais isthe funky part of Paris- what the Left Bank used to be, and still is in parts. You'll find plenty of places to grab a cheap bite like Fleurs de Thym ( Lebanese) or L'Enoteca, for great Italian trattoria style food or Vins des Pyrenees, 25 rue Beautrellis, for casual French and a smoky bar.
From Places des Vosges, you're only about a ten minute walk from the Seine, maybe fifteen to Notre Dame.
Really a wonderful area, full of small boutiques and art galleries, designers, etc.
Have a great time!
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Old Mar 24th, 2003, 06:42 AM
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I'm not familiar with the hotels recommended so far except Beaumarchais, but I hope you know that for $65 or so per night you will definitely have no A/C, perhaps no elevator, and perhaps no ensuite bathroom. At the time of year you will be there, A/C isn't needed anyway; but you might want to ask about the other amenities and pick the hotel that has the most for the money. Good luck.
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I don't know any of these personally, but you can have a look...
Hotel Paris France - http://www.2star-paris-hotels.com/parisFrance/english/Main.htm
62 - 70E (Place Republique)

Hotel Montpensier - http://www.2star-paris-hotels.com/montpensier/english/Main.htm
53 - 87E, most w/o private facilities (Louvre, Palais-Royal)

http://www.eurocheapo.com/paris/ - see the list of hotels

Are you saying $65 for a single..?
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Old Mar 24th, 2003, 10:27 AM
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Here is the list someone kindly posted a few months ago, that was published in Natl Geog Traveler as 'budget' hotels:
(most of these I have heard of or read about...)

Hotel du Champ de Mars, 7,rue du Champ de Mars;
Hotel Muguet,11 rue Chevert;
Hotel du Palais Bourbon, 49, rue de Bourgogne;
Hotel Saint Dominique, 62 rue Saint Dominique;
Hotel Beaumarchais, 3, rue Oberkampf;
Hotel Beaubourg, 11, rue SimonLefranc;
Hospitel Hotel-Dieu,1 place ju Parvis Notre-Dame;
Hotel de Nice, 42bis, rue de Rivoli;
Hotel Montpensier 12, rue de Richelieu;
Hotel La Sanguine, 6, rue de Surene;
Hotel Favart, 5, rue Marivaus; New Orient Hotel, 16, rue de Constantinople;
Familia Hotel/Minerve Hotel, 11 rue des Ecoles/13 rue des Ecoles;
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles, 75, rue Cardinal Lemoine;
Hotel Saint Jacques, 35 rue des Ecoles;
Residence Le Vert Galant, 41-43, rue Croulebarbe;
Grand Hotel des Balcons, 3 rue Casimir-Delavigne;
Hotel du Lys, 23, rue Serpente;
Regent's Hotel, 44, rue Madame;
Hotel des Croises, 63, rue St-Lazare;
Hotel Chopin, 10 boulevard Montmartre;
Ermitage Hotel, 24 rue Lamarck.
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www.eurocheapo.com also lists some inexpensive finds.
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Since you are leaving in only two weeks (!!), I strongly suggest you use the www.ParisHotels.com website already mentioned by DougP, since it allows you to search for availability by dates. It has a good selection of buget choices.

Once you've narrowed things down, try text searching here by hotel name; for example: "champs de mars AND paris" to find loads of feedback.
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Ack; typos! That would be "budget" choices....
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I would recommend the L'Athenee hotel as a good budget choice. It is pretty basic but clean and comfortable the staff are very nice and helpful. It has an elevator, tv in the room and your own bathroom.It's off Rue Des Capucines on the same street as the Olympia theatre and a short walk to Madeleine Metro station. I would definitely stay there again as it is so central to all the sights.
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