Paris hotel research

May 28th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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Paris hotel research

What would be a good web site for aris hotel research - location, price, amenities?Any advice?
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May 28th, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Actually, it did take and you got a few replies:

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May 28th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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My suggestion for Paris hotels is to first get a map, do some initial reading, and pick one or two of the arrondisements that you wish to stay in. That way you can narrow your research into a few specific areas and not bother with what must be literally thousands of hotels if you try to take in ALL of Paris.
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May 28th, 2005, 09:01 AM
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Here's one suggestion which is where we have stayed. It is a 3-star in the Latin Quarter near the Sorbonne.
dacia-paris-hotel.com
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May 28th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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If you're going in the summer, you might want to pay attention to whether the hotel has air conditioning. Single digit arrondisements are more central. Many people like staying 1,6,7.

If you post what exactly you're looking for (# of people and budget) people can offer specific suggestions.

Here is a link to an old post that gives info on where to look for descriptions of each arrondisement and other helpful info.

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=34384211
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May 28th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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The second tier of arrondissements (11-17) offer better value, in my opinion.

For the benefit of anyone who thinks a central location is close to the sights, please refer to this photograph, taken from Pont Neuf towards the Eiffel Tower:

http://www.atkielski.com/PhotoGallery/Paris/General/images/SeineRiverLarge.jpg
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May 28th, 2005, 11:48 AM
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That's a great website, Robespierre. Anthony's photos are the bomb & the website is very entertaining. A friend from VT says I should meet up with Anthony next trip to Paris. He describes him as "think Mensa with a
camera". He'd be an interesting person to meet.
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May 28th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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The Dacia hotel is somewhat more modest than the photos on its Web site imply, but it's clean. Keep in mind that a 3-star hotel in Paris would be similar to a TraveLodge motel in the U.S.

And if you are visiting between May and September, you'll probably want an air-conditioned hotel (the temperature here on Friday was 96 F). The Dacia is not air-conditioned, as far as I know, and in fact most 3-star hotels in Paris aren't.
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May 28th, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Try tripadvisor.com for reviews. If you have already picked a hotel than try Parisby.com and/or Parischarminghotels.net for pictures. I have found these websites to be helpful.
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Jun 4th, 2005, 08:36 PM
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I have to disagree: a 3* hotel in Paris is usually not at all like a TravelLodge motel in the U.S. I could cite any number, but a good example is the Madison, an elegant 3* hotel on the Blvd St-Germain--a far cry from an American motel.
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Jun 4th, 2005, 08:57 PM
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In Paris, I prefer to stay in the 7th. It's centrally located, and I figure any time spent underground on a subway just trying to get into the city or out at night is wasted time.

Plus, I like being within walking distance of the major sights. It's worth it to me to stay in a budget hotel (clean but comfortable, just not extravagant and under $100/nights)...in a great location than spend the same on a nicer place and end up commuting.

Just MHO.

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Jun 4th, 2005, 08:59 PM
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I agree with Underhill that a Parisian 3* hotel is much nicer than a Travel Lodge! Even Best Westerns in Europe are so much better than Travel Lodges and even the US Best Westerns.
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