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Old Apr 5th, 2003, 09:36 AM
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Hotels in the 5th/6th?

I'll be going to Paris in mid-May with my parents, and I'm looking to find a double and single room for our stay.

We're willing to go up to $350 for the two rooms per night, but obviously the cheaper the better. We would like to be located near the Metro, and it'd be great if there were lots of nice cafes and restaurants nearby for us to dine at.

Spacious rooms would definitely be nice, but we understand that Parisian accomodations are small by comparison to the U.S. Cleanliness and English-speaking staff (for the parents) is a must.

I've already contacted several hotels (thanks to all the great info you guys provide here). Grandes Ecoles and Familia are booked up for our dates. I've heard back from Du Lys, St. Jacques, and St. Paul, but based on the info I've found here, the front-runners at this point are Hotel Monge and Le Regent. I'm still waiting to hear back from Claude Bernard, de Notre Dame, des Arenas, and Henri IV.

Does anybody have any other suggestions for accomodation in this area that we should look into? Also, between Monge and Regent, which is a better value? (I know Regent is double the cost, but if it's worth its price, then it's worth it to us.)

Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 5th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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I stayed at Le Regent with my mother in law and it was perfect - but I would point out that the elevator is up one somewhat steep flight of stairs from the lobby, in case either of your parents has mobility problems.
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Old Apr 5th, 2003, 10:25 AM
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I love the Du Lys; don't think you can beat it for the combination of price, charm, and location.
Last year I stayed in a single, and my daughter and her husband had a great double with a large (by Fr. standards in old hotels) modern bath. They were on the top floor and also had a small balcony where they could have breakfast. My single was fine; the bathroom was a little quirky (but the shower did have a glass door!!.
My husband and I have reservations for May, assuming we still make the trip--up in the air (part of the problem-no pun intended) at this point.
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Old Apr 5th, 2003, 04:05 PM
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The "Henri IV" you refer to, is that actually the Hotel Residence Henri IV? The Hotel Residence Henri IV is very nice whereas the Hotel Henri IV is a no stars budget hotel.

I'd recommend the Residence des Arts or the Villa d'Estrees managed by the same people. They're across the street from the other in the 6th arr. and they offer really large rooms. Pascal, the manager, is very helpful.

If you want to choose between the Regent and the Hotel Monge there's a big difference between the two hotels. The reason the Regent is more expensive than Hotel Monge is because Le Regent in St. Germain and the furnishings and decor are more upscale.
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Old Apr 5th, 2003, 04:29 PM
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My mom and I just returned from Paris Thursday. We stayed at the Hotel Saint Paul. It was just lovely! We had room 34, which is their largest room. They made it a twin for us (2 separate beds). I also popped into several of the other rooms as the hotel maid was making them up. I would definitely stay there again. It is in a superb location, metro and bus stop very near by, lots of cafes and shops, and 10 minute walk to Notre Dame, Saint Chappelle, tons of other wonderful sights and close to the Contrescarpe area of the 5th, which I loved too.

I just gave a trip report and mentioned some other hotels I thought were nice, one being the Hotel Clos Medici that you might like, although it might be out of your budget.

Good luck and have a GREAT time!
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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 01:09 AM
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I would suggest the hotel Madison, on Blvd. Saint Germain in the 6th-www.hotelmadison.com
The Flurie might also be a good option, I don't know the email adress, but it's reviewed on both Fodors & Frommers.
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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 01:15 AM
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I and several others on this site find the the Parc St. Severin a good place and it would be in your price range. It's right near both the Cluny and St. Michel metro stations and there are a ton of good restaurants within walking distance. www.esprit-de-france.com and e-mail at [email protected]
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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 05:23 AM
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I would also recommend the Madison - it's a great hotel - everything that a guest would like in a hotel.

The Hotel Monge - is it in the Latin Quarter? If it is then I would not recommend it - there was some seediness around that area - we went there once and then changed our hotel. If that is the same place.
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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 05:44 AM
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We stayed the the Le Regent (there is also a Regent Hotel - you mentioned both names in your message) last summer. The stairway up is steep and narrow and can be difficult with large suitcases. Rooms were not as large as I expected since this is often mentioned on this site. We enjoyed our stay there but would stay someplace else the next time we visit Paris. I agree with other posters- check out the Madison. It looked very nice.

The Le Regent recently sent us a letter offering a 20% room rate discount to encourage us to go back. You might ask them for this discount if it applies to your dates and if you decide to stay there. Perhaps other hotels are offering discounted rates also.

Good luck with your search and have a great trip!

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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 08:41 AM
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Karma,
I forgot to mention the hotel Saint Beauve, a stones through from the Luxumbourg Gardens.
Do a search under saint Beauve hotel,Paris France, there have many positive posts.
Good luck
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Old Apr 6th, 2003, 05:16 PM
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I've stayed at the Monge. The rooms are small but clean. Unlike one of the other posts I wouldn't worry about the area. We never had a problem and were out at all times of the day and night. I don't know what the Regent is like so I can't comment on it. The Monge will be fine for a short stay - a week or less. If I were staying longer I'd look for something with more room.
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