paris hotel recommendations

Old Sep 22nd, 2002, 05:35 PM
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paris hotel recommendations

i will be visiting paris for 4 days begining 10/7 with wife. looking for a reasonable priced 3 star hotel in central location. can anyone rec. best location for hotel. also, type of bus/metro pass, good restaurants where "locals" dine. thanks for your advice.
 
Old Sep 22nd, 2002, 05:55 PM
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forgive the bluntness, but welcome to this website. obviously you have never been here or you could do a search and come up with many responses on these questions. in fact, you could simply scroll down and find specific answers to all of them within the first 100 or so posts. but then you're not good at planning are you, or you would have done all this more than two weeks before you get there -- or was this a last minute decision? the question is not what hotel to stay at, but what one is available. the good ones are mostly filled for that close a date, so good luck.
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 05:34 AM
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ken<BR>I'm topping another recent posting for you (bringing it temporarily to the top of the list) so just scroll down a bit and find some suggestions.<BR>It's called Paris Hotel for American on 1st trip
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 07:06 AM
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to the first responder, yes, i posted my inquiry before i started to read this site, and you are right, lots of good info. for elaine, thanks for the info. will start this am to look for a hotel. thanks again.
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 07:13 AM
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Since that other post was topped, three stars are usually a little more (like $10 to $50) more than $160. Try searching on Paris hotels. <BR><BR>Here are my two favorites. If you search on them, you will find lots of other choices in the range. D'angleterre (you need to seach on angleterre) and Millesime. I love d'angleterre btw!!!
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 07:19 AM
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Ken - Try a search for Hotel Millesime. It's in the St Germain area and I highly recommend it. Good luck.
 
Old Sep 24th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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Try "Le Sainte Beauve". My wife and I<BR>stayed there. Delightful and meets most<BR>of your requirements- restaurants, metro, etc.
 
Old Sep 26th, 2002, 10:50 AM
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Ken,<BR><BR>We stayed at the St. Beauve last weekend and will stay there again. Well-priced, large room, new/clean bathroom, convenient, and a very helpful staff.
 
Old Sep 27th, 2002, 08:09 AM
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xxx,elaine,beth, belinda,andy and jennifer, thanks for all your advice. got a hotel in the 6th close to lux gardens. lving next friday, and looking fwd to first time trip to this region. aloha.
 
Old Sep 27th, 2002, 08:44 AM
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Without much lead time, you will probably take what you can get.<BR>There are hotels away from the "action" that are ok. email me and I will tell more. I was in Paris 3 weeks ago at the start of a 4 week visit to Europe.<BR>I recommend the Kleber, but it is pricey. I think you could do ok if you started with the Best Western International Website. That will give you quick access to several places that might have a room. The BW's are Frency; not cookie cutter American clones.<BR>There are some hotels in the 16th ARR that might be away from the center of the tourists and convention people to have a room you can squeeze into.<BR>I say that because French hotels tend to have small rooms, unlike my favorites in Munich and Vienna.<BR>(the Astoria and Carlton Opera respectively)<BR>
 
Old Sep 28th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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We stayed at the Hotel St. Paul which was a nice 3 star in the 6th arrondissement. They had a good breakfast and were very friendly. Next door was a great bistro called Cremerie-Restaurant Polidor. The chocolate tart was great as was the bean soup. We liked it so much we ate their twice. It takes only cash. It is a very old bistro, Many writers like Joyce, Hemingway...dined there. It is on rue Monsieur-le Prince.
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 08:25 AM
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Try: Le Sainte Beave or Le Pas des Calais. My wife and I have stayed at both and find them excellent and they<BR>meet your requirements.
 
Old Oct 19th, 2002, 09:07 AM
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Hi there, we just got back from Paris and stayed 2 days at the d'Angleterre hotel on rue Jacob. We reserved a room with a large bed and a sofa bed for our son. We were charged 248 euro/night. I was looking forward to staying here based on many good comments; there are some other recent comments on another website I believe called "Trip Advisor" and a couple people there have said that their rooms were moldy and musty. I am sorry to say that my family and I did not care for this hotel. We found the rate to be way overpriced for the value. First of all, it is a very old hotel, but our room smelled musty and the bed pillows did not smell fresh either. The bathroom is quaint but the bathtub had mold around the edges which the management has tried to cover up. There is peeling paint on some parts of the wall. The management really needs to maintain the place more.<BR><BR>The desk staff is polite as everyone mentioned, but not friendly. The breakfast is a bad deal. We tried to save time by eating in one morning and because the order needs to be placed with someone on the desk staff, he got sidetracked with other guests' needs, and did not place our order until 20 mins. later. That's okay as we were not rushed but what we received was terrible value again for the prices charged. We ordered scrambled eggs and these were actually eggs that were softboiled and broken up not really what we know as scrambled. I don't believe the maid is familiar on cooking these types of orders. The croissants were mini size as mentioned but for over 1 euro each it was quite bad.<BR><BR>Our second hotel was Abbatial St. Germain which was much better especially the buffet continental b'fast for 8 euro/person-large fresh croissants or baguettes, yogurt, juice, cheese, fruit compote, and eggs for supplemental prices. Someone ordered an omlette and it looked comparable to what we get in the US.
 
Old Oct 19th, 2002, 09:37 AM
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We stayed at yhe France Louvre hotel (3 stars). Reasonably priced, right in the middle of everything! Walk to the the opera house, the river, the museums. Have dinner in countless great resaurants in Marias. <BR><BR>http://www.1stparishotels.com/hotels/Louvre_Paris.htm
 
Old Oct 19th, 2002, 01:40 PM
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Ryan I thought this would interest you;forgive my co-dependence<BR>Fluffy<BR>topping for Ryan
 
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