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karrie Jan 22nd, 2012 10:12 AM

Paris Hotel Advice
 
Hi, We are planning our first trip to Paris. We are looking for something under 150 euro per night, close to transportation,cafes and restaurants. Small rooms are fine just clean and friendly staff. Does anyone have any experience with these hotels?
Familia Hotel
Hotel Minerva
Hotel du College de France
Thanks,Karrie

voyager61 Jan 22nd, 2012 10:21 AM

I always use Trip Advisor to decide on a hotel. Read a lot of the reviews for each hotel and decide if you can deal with whatever the down sides are, if any. Usually Rick Steves' recommendations are also reliable.

ParisAmsterdam Jan 22nd, 2012 10:34 AM

No personal experience but the College de France and Familia are often well spoken of both here and at TripAdvisor..

texasjo Jan 22nd, 2012 11:30 AM

Looked at all of those when planning our trip but settled on Hotel Clement, often mentioned on this forum and favorably reviewed on TA and other reviews. Meets all your specs and worth checking out. We loved it and the friendly staff; location was excellent!

http://www.clement-moliere-paris-hotel.com/
E-mail [email protected]

anndoher Jan 22nd, 2012 11:53 AM

My brother and sister in law stayed at Hotel L'Esperance .The sourh east area of Paris .It was around 100Euros per night and they really enjoyed it .It was near a tube station and there were nice restaurants near by.Good luck with your search

jamikins Jan 22nd, 2012 12:06 PM

You could also try Hotel Bonaparte www.hotelbonaparte.fr

Guenmai Jan 22nd, 2012 12:18 PM

Here are my hotel threads. I've categorized all of the hotels listed on it by district. If you jump to the bottom and then scroll up to December 31,2010, you'll see the list.

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

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

Happy Travels!

texasjo Jan 22nd, 2012 12:41 PM

Thank you, Guenmai, for that thread. It was your earlier posts and that thread that led me to Hotel Clement which worked out fine for us. Appreciate your knowledge of Paris and your sharing, always in a gracious manner.

Micheline Jan 22nd, 2012 01:20 PM

When in Paris we usually rent an apartment but two years' ago we stayed at the Familia. The staff was friendly and the hotel was clean. The bathroom is modern and very nice. We knew the room would be small but it was extremely small. We did not like the breakfast room as it is right in the lobby and you almost have to climb over people to get to your seat. If you stay there get a room with a balcony. We used it a lot and with the doors open it seemed to make the space larger. The price was right and if only for 2 or 3 nights we might stay there again.

qwovadis Jan 22nd, 2012 01:25 PM

I stayed personally in www.hotel-collegedefrance.com
great location former Templars Quarters.eurocheapo.com/paris
great budget hotels with ratings reviews.Beware the many apartment touts on the boards and the MANY fake reviews
on TripAdvertizer check profiles carefully believe bad
reviews and seasoned posters only 100% all positive are
almost all fake from owners to increase their ratings.Owners
are allowed to censor bad reviews. booking.com best most honest reviews I have seen and I go a lot. Just booked
several FREE hotels with points 60000 I just got with my
new www.ihg.com CC Crowne Plaza Republique for me in a Nice
Haussmann building close to the Galleries Lafayette for
something a little more upscale.Around Notre Dame Holiday
Inn very nice for price and perfectly located also for me.

Happy Hunting!

almcd Jan 22nd, 2012 01:48 PM

Have you thought about renting a flat? Go to VRBO and search in Paris for some really first class places to stay and some are very reasonable.

AWE8 Jan 22nd, 2012 06:05 PM

Like everyone else has already mentioned, I just go on Tripadvisor .com. It's has a complied list of all the hotels and bed n breakfasts in Paris that thousands of travellers have ranked and commented on. The website has then ranked all of the hotels in that area from #1 to #whatever.

You can limit the search function using the maximum price you want to pay and then just go and choose the highest ranked hotels that are in the districts you like or have the amenities you require. Read the comments adn look at the photos other people have posted and you should be go to go.

have fun!

karrie Jan 22nd, 2012 07:06 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I have looked on trip advisor. I was jsut hoping for some opinions on these hotels from Fodorites! Thanks again,
Karrie

travlintoes Jan 22nd, 2012 08:01 PM

We stayed at the Hotel Familia summer of 2011 for 4 nights. Agree with Micheline about the small rooms etc., but still enjoyed it. Location close to the Seine and an easy walk to Notre Dame . Hotel Staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely consider another stay at this hotel. Delightful paintings on walls of room--we had a balcony room with a great view too.

appletea Jan 22nd, 2012 08:48 PM

Haven't stayed at any of those, but we love hotel le Walt near rue cler. It's about a 10 Min from the eiffel tower.

avalon Jan 23rd, 2012 01:06 AM

The Familia and Minerve are righr next to each other on rue des ecoles, in fact owned by the same people. We've atayed at the Familia twice and staying again next month. Lots of cafes nearby, services 2 metros, bank and numerous bus lines.The rooms are smallish but most have a balcony that you can open but not walk out onto. The wifi is free and the staff are pleasant.Location can't be beat.

avalon Jan 23rd, 2012 01:11 AM

We stay there when waiting to get into our apt in the Marais. It' s a 1 bedroom and is 165 US dollars a night thru Vacation in Paris . A bit less expensive than 150 Euro you might look into that if you are staying for a week or more

Micheline Jan 23rd, 2012 05:29 AM

I don't remember what floor we were on but the balcony had a table and two chairs. A

Guenmai Jan 23rd, 2012 07:28 PM

"texasjo on Jan 22, 12 at 12:41pm
Thank you, Guenmai, for that thread. It was your earlier posts and that thread that led me to Hotel Clement which worked out fine for us. Appreciate your knowledge of Paris and your sharing, always in a gracious manner."

You're welcome. Glad it worked out for you. Happy Travels!

Guenmai Jan 23rd, 2012 11:33 PM

"karrie on Jan 22, 12 at 7:06pm
Thanks for all the replies. I have looked on trip advisor. I was jsut hoping for some opinions on these hotels from Fodorites! Thanks again,
Karrie"

There are opinions, by Fodorites, of the first two hotels on your list. The opinions are on my hotel thread. I haven't stayed at those two, but last spring my Parisian friend and I walked past them, one night, on our way to the bus stop. They're next to each other. Happy Travels!


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