Hotel in Paris?

Sep 10th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Hotel in Paris?

I will be traveling to Paris with my 8 year old daughter for five days in December. I am looking for a safe, quiet hotel that would be near a metro stop and would love to hear your suggestions. Thanks!
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Sep 10th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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Budget?
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Sep 10th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Hotel Des grandes Ecoles is very nice, very quiet,is located on a lovely garden and is enclosed with tall wall.At night is so quiet that you forget that you are in a big city.
We stayed there few years ago.

http://www.hotel-grandes-ecoles.com/
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Sep 10th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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There are hundreds of hotels in Paris that would be suitable.

We need to know your budget and what sort of place you want.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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Well, of course you need to know my budget - is that I dead giveaway that I am new to this?! I am seeking something on the lower end which I know is very difficult for Paris. I have begun looking at apartments also as this would allow us to make some meals. Any experiences anyone has with this would also be appreciated.

Thank.

Susan Coan
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Sep 14th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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You still need to be more specific with price - but here are two more in the €125 - 135 a night range:

Hotel St Jacques which is close to Luxembourg Gardens - a good place to take your little one:
http://www.paris-hotel-stjacques.com/

And Hotel Bonaparte by St Sulpice (also close to Lux Gardens, but in another direction):
http://www.hotelbonaparte.fr/
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Sep 14th, 2009, 08:45 AM
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I stayed at the Hotel de Notre Dame on rue Maitre Albert with my daughter about five years ago and enjoyed the neighborhood and proximity to Notre Dame. There is a metro stop around the corner on Blvd. St. Germain.

I don't know what you mean by "lower end" because there is a wide range of prices in Paris. You could go to Trip Advisor and get an idea of prices and locations.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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I frequent the Hôtel de France in the 7ème, 102 Boul. de la Tour Maubourg - about 80 euro for a double. Métro Ecole Militaire is 2.5 blocks away.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 09:30 AM
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Hotel de Notre Dame is one I've looked at a few times, walking in area. Location wise, very nice. If reviews are good, I'd put that on my list.

But to help, you will need to give us a range (on upper side).

I've also stayed at the Timhotel Jardin des Plantes. Right beside Jardin des Plantes, quieter neighbourhood, one long block to Seine. Chain hotel...and basic.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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http://locationparis9.canalblog.com/ is an nice apt. Rents for 280 to 350 per week, depending on season. You have to buy insurance -12-15 euros and a cleaning fee of 40E. If you are going outside of Christmas, then you are looking at 325-350 for the week. Cheaper than a hotel by a long shot. Metro is a 10 minute walk, bus is about 5 minutes.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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JK Britt,

it doesn't state what arr. it's in. Is it the 9th?

also for security reasons, I dont know that I'd want to stay on a ground floor apt with a child.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 11:53 PM
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Travelling MOM

Here's a thread from last year that I bookmarked with 300 answers about Paris apartments:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ent-thread.cfm

and here's another thread about Paris Hotels

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...rst-timers.cfm

We had so many wonderful informative threads on these subjects so I bookmarked as many as I could before the "New Fodors" came into being,
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Sep 15th, 2009, 12:48 AM
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My vote goes to Hotel Duquesne Eiffel. It's in the 7th arr. A beautiful safe area of Paris, minutes from the Ecoles Militare /Invalides metro stations and right beside the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is lovely. v friendly and highly rated on trip advisor. We were very lucky and had the corner room on the top floor floor with the best view of the tower - it must be one of the best views in the city for the hourly evening light show!
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Sep 15th, 2009, 12:50 AM
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Sorry forgot to say, theres loads of great deals to be found in Paris if you look on hotel booking sites - we got a great deal through fastbooking.com.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 12:58 AM
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The problem with staying in the 7th is that apart from a handful of museum sights and the tower, it is necessary to use public transportation, bus or metro, to get the most interesting areas of Paris. I recommend you look for an apartment near the Luxembourg gardens.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 01:36 AM
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Hi there

they are loads of safe area and hotels in Rome but if your budget is around 100 euros I recki¡on you should also have a look on rentals apartment, when I travel with my kids I think it is better, you have your own kitchen to made them their dinner or breakfast, restaurants is tirying for children, anyway if you want here is the link where I am staying when I go to Paris, hope that will help ... http://www.lodjee.com/nicolas-1-bedr...aris-apartment
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:29 AM
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Thanks so much for all of your replies. I agree that an apartment would be best given my price range and also my desire to be able to make some meals. The links are great - thank you - I'm off on this search!
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Sep 16th, 2009, 05:55 AM
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Hi Again,
Another thanks for the apartment links and suggestion for an apartment. I have found several in my price range with wonderful amenities including kitchens, tv and even a computer. One is hosted by a lovely woman who telephoned which was very nice to have a chance to ask her questions. I'm very excited about our trip and very appreciative of all the comments that helped so much.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 06:11 AM
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One last (maybe!) question. I am deciding whether to stay in 6th or 18th? Any suggestions. I realize that they are very different and the 6th would allow a little more walking to and from major sites but I am somehow also drawn to the 18th! Thanks.
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