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starryceleb13 Sep 15th, 2004 06:33 PM

Hotels In Paris...?
I am an 18 year old female who is going to Paris for vacation in April of 2005. I was curious as to when would be the best time to book a hotel there...? Also, I need to know if there is any inexpensive nicer hotels in a good area. I was hoping for something within walking distance of all the major hot spots. My budget is that of a higher paid college student and I'm not willing to stay in a hostel. And, when is too early to start booking? Please help! Thanks!

Robespierre Sep 15th, 2004 06:46 PM

Ah, April in Paris/Chestnuts in blossom...

Unless you want to wing it and hope for some last-minute bargains, right now isn't too soon to start getting things nailed down. You should be looking for two- or three-star accommodations in the Latin Quarter (studentland). I prefer the more sedate Eiffel Tower area myself, having hit the hot spots as a student in 1963. The shoulder season ends in March, so you're probably going to have to pay $90 or so for a single.

tondalaya Sep 15th, 2004 07:49 PM

Be careful and alert, and as far as a hostel, my son came back with head lice.

Travelnut Sep 15th, 2004 08:04 PM

Paris hotels usually charge for breakfast separately, that way you can accept it or go outside to a cafe instead. Here are some decent hotels in the 5th or 6th area. The prices are for a single - if you're traveling with someone, then a twin or double will cost a bit more.

Hotel due College de France 70-82 Euro

Hôtel des 3 Collèges 69-110 Euro

Hôtel Michelet Odéon 80 Euro

Hotel St Jacques 49-75 Euro

StCirq Sep 15th, 2004 08:11 PM - nice hotel in the 7me for 72 euros a night for a single.

Rick_EMT Sep 15th, 2004 08:31 PM

My absolute favorite hotel in Paris -- especially when on a budget... but even when not, the location is wonderful. Small lobby, small rooms, but quiet, clean, safe. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.

Hotel Riviera
55, rue des Acacias
75017 Paris

tel: +33 01 43 80 45 31
fax: +33 01 40 54 84 08
[email protected]

In late October last year I paid 47 €, + 5.50 € for a standard continental breakfast tray (deliverd to room or eat in small dining room)

Beautiful part of town, 2 blocks from Arc-de-Triomphe/Etoile (and Metro/RER), 1 block from large FNAC (books, music), 3 blocks from wonderful street food market, commercial stores, restuarants.

This is the Paris of the Parisiens, if you like that.

Staff speaks English.

Rick from Maryland.

Margie Sep 16th, 2004 04:10 AM

Try Grand Hotel Jeanne d'Arc in the Marias. Address is 3, rue de Jarente. metro is close, area is wonderful (nice boutiques & cafes) and you can walk to Seine. A single is around 55-65 Euro, call them at 01 48 87 62 11
or fax the hotel at 01 48 87 37 31

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