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Need Hotel advice for 5 night stay in Paris

May 21st, 2010, 08:08 PM
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Need Hotel advice for 5 night stay in Paris

Am planning trip in mid-June (this year!) for 5 nights in Paris for sightseeing with husband and 3 post college age daughters. Looking for ideas on hotels trying to keep costs under $400/room/night. Any ideas?
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May 21st, 2010, 08:34 PM
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With price as a consideration, I'd suggest trying Priceline. Check out betterbidding.com and biddingfortravel.com to see others winning bids and the hotels and locations. I took a quick look at both sites and here are some of the hotels and the costs per night, per room:

Arc de Triomphe - Champs Elysees, Paris, France $129
Le Meridien Etoile -$120
4* Marriott Rive Gauche St Germain, Latin, Montparnasse $100
4* Paris (Louvre-Marais) Westin, $196

I've stayed at the Marriott Rive Gauche. A little out of the way, but close to two Metro stations and I walked to the Louvre from the hotel. Keep in mind prices vary according to the dates you are staying, but the above prices will get you in the ballpark. Look at the sites I mentioned in the first paragraph and they can help you with bidding prices for specific dates. Most of the Priceline hotels are large, international chains with decent rooms and amenities, especially if you bid on the 4-star. Some may be out of the a few miles away from the main sites (you have several options to choose location on the Priceline Paris Menu) but rides on the Metro are part of the Paris experience in my opinion.

Good luck and have a great time.
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May 21st, 2010, 11:10 PM
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hi ssaw,

would you consider an apartment? fine for 5 nights and it would give you more space at a better price.

there are several threads about apartments in Paris.

regards, ann
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May 22nd, 2010, 02:47 AM
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I also recommend you look for an apartment. With three young adults and a sightseeing agenda, you should look in areas that are walkable to the sights you most want to see, and perhaps your young adults will also want an area with late nights and a fun urban atmosphere.

Here's an example of a comfortable space in a great location in your price range:

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May 22nd, 2010, 05:35 PM
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Get going on your research right now. I have been looking at accommodations in the summer months and the city is filling up fast. And don't be too sticky about the area of Paris or you may find your choices very limited.
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May 22nd, 2010, 07:03 PM
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For mid-June, advise shopping like the dickens and booking something (that you can cancel, then keep shopping if you wish) ASAP.

You have to be careful with Priceline...not everyone has been thrilled with results lately, particularly those getting Pullman Rive Gauche.

And, with Priceline, rooms are limited to two people.
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May 23rd, 2010, 07:30 AM
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Hi SS,

Try www.hotelbonaparte.fr/. It is where we always stay in Paris.

A double and a triple will be about $400/nite w/bkfst.

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May 23rd, 2010, 07:38 AM
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"For mid-June, advise shopping like the dickens and booking something (that you can cancel, then keep shopping if you wish) ASAP."

My thoughts exactly. You might find slim pickings this close to your date. Start searching now.

Good luck and have a great time.
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May 24th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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Some nice hotels, Hotels et Résidences du Roy http://www.hroy.com/, the Terrass Hotel http://www.terrass-hotel.com, L'Hôtel Paris 6, http://www.l-hotel.com, Le Relais Christine, http://www.relais-christine.com, L'hôtel Napoléon :
http://www.hotelnapoleonparis.com, The Hôtel Keppler can also be a good choice : http://www.parishotelsfrance.com/par...uskeppler.html
as well as the Marriott.
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May 26th, 2010, 01:01 AM
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I stayed once in Timhotel Elysees, but you better hurry to book your hotel.


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May 26th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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mid-June is busy and you should book soone -- the rest of the summer is not, July and August are easy to find rooms. I am searching now for end of July and could book virtually any hotel I was interested in, and I checked dozens--and usually at a discount. Now I know that doesn't help the OP, but just said that in case anyone else reading this thread is concerned about summer.

Apts might be booked by now, also, but you can probably find something, even if you don't like it much. The problem is you cannot look for one room, of course, for five adults. But it is very easy to find rooms for less than $400 a room, I am not clear what this budget is. Does that really mean $400 for all five people or for one room? $400 in total is about 330 euro right now, which is a bit tight given you'd need a triple and a double. It's possible at a 2* hotel, probably. Rates aren't discounted until July in Paris. An apt. might be better for adults, but a lot of them aren't for five, either.

MOst of the hotels I checked wanted around 300 euro in June for a triple, or didn't have any or wouldn't accept bookings any more. Some of the Best Westerns might have something, you can probably check their website with one search, as well as Accor. However, if you really expect a triple to have three separate beds, most do not. They are for parents and one small child. I imagine your college age daughters might not want to sleep together in a double bed (a small double bed, not king). It might almost be easier to find two doubles and a single at this date, at a real cheap price, than a triple for 3 adults (plus a double, of course).
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May 26th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I've rented an apartment in the first district in the middle of July last year. It was a much better and cheaper experience than hotel (stayed in the hotel 2 years ago). Especially when you travel with a family. Try www.vrbo.com to find a place.
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May 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Yeah... why not apartment? I stayed in an apartment on my last trip to Paris and loved it.
Try www.beau-paris.com
That was the agency where I rent the apartment. Highly recommended.
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May 30th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Decided to up budget...but also found out can use points at any of the Marriott"s. So have 2 sets of reservations...2 rooms at Marriott Rive Gauch and also holding 2 rooms at Rennaisance Le Parc Trocadero ( decided to use chain hotel as have better cancellation policy...as one never knows). I am leaning towards latter as appears to be more centrally located for sightseeing. Any feed back on either of these? Thanks
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