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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 12:28 PM
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Paris Hotels???

I have been to Paris before but I wouldnt mind some input on a good, american friendly, hotel in central Paris??
 
Old Aug 18th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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Here we go again!
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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"american friendly"....please give me a break!
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 01:14 PM
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I'm sorry for being naive, but if you've been to Paris before, where did you stay? I assume you did not like it?

Search for Paris hotels here, you should find a wealth of sources. I know I did. Good luck and have a great trip.
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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American friendly means they wake you up with the national hymn or something like that ?
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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American freindly? Hmmm, first post. I've stayed in three hotels and the staff at each one were quite nice.
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Thank you, kenderina, that's the best laugh I've had all day...maybe all week!
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Just don't order "freedom fries" and you should be fine.
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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geez, no need to be mean to a 1st time poster!

Erica - use the search function at the top of the page and type in 'paris hotels' and you'll get loads and loads of previous posts with good information. Another good resource is checking reviews on tripadvisor.com

We personally love Hotel Muguet - it's adorable, great location near a metro stop, and pretty affordable.

good luck!
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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Depending upon the length of your stay, you might want to consider renting an apartment. That's what we generally do whenever we are going to be in a city at least three or four days. An apartment almost always costs less than a decent hotel. Plus - it's always great to have a kitchen, not to mention more space ... and you generally get to choose a neighborhood that can offer a more authentic non-tourist flavor to your stay. try www.vrbo.com for a start. there are plenty of other websites, too.
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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How many people?
What is your budget (most important)?
What do you mean by american friendly - English speaking? american breakfast? american owned?
Central to what interests?
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Old Aug 18th, 2007, 04:03 PM
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Hotel Muguet and Champ de Mars are very accustomed to having American guests, and both are very popular, and fill up quickly. Coincidentally, they are both located in the 7th, near-ish the Eiffel. I think the Hotel Monge in the 5th is probably also quite used to American tourists and has a good reputation.
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 07:59 AM
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We stayed at the Hotel de l'Elysee on Rue des Saussaies right off of Rue du Faubourg St.Honore. It was very quaint and Parisian. The innkeepers were very friendly to us and there is an American owned restaurant right across the street.

Of all of the places we went on this trip - Germany, Paris, and Switzerland - we found the Parisians to be the most friendly.
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Hotel Monge or Dacia Luxembourg are two mid-range places in the 5th
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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I'm sure there could be some places that had a thing about Americans, who knows. But it seems a likely bet that if you chose a hotel in Rick Steves guidebook, it would have to be American friendly to put up with him (ha ha -- he certainly is American). Also, even though the Best Western hotels are certainly local, since they belong to a marketing group that is based in the US, I imagine they would be likely to be friendly to Americans. Just a guess. I know the Hilton near the Tower is as they have some restaurant with California cuisine or something, so they must think that is cool.

Lots of Americans on this board (at least it seems like lots) stay at the Muguet, so some think it is American friendly, but your experience may vary (and probably doesn't have anything to do with being American).
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 04:01 PM
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The additional input by the op, beyond her original, post says a lot about this thread
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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huh? what additional input? there is only one post on the forum by EricaM, and that is at the top of this thread..
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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Bingo

Additional info has been requested, questions have been asked.... 24+hours have passed
Errricccaaaa!
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Believe it or not my friendly fellow posters, not everyone checks Fodor's daily.


Maybe Erica's out-of-town this weekend.

Maybe she doesn't know how to find her post on the forum after it sinks past 50.

Maybe she found a friendly american somewhere.
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 07:19 PM
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I have to say, I've seen people put up a post that elicits reams of great material, with no response whatsover for days and days - including after their trip! So 24 hrs is nothing.

And as Suze suggests, some people don't immediately know how to find the threads where they've posted.

Anyway, as far as American-friendly lodgings in Paris, perhaps the Presidential residence would be a possibility? And if Erica knows anything about New Hampshire, even better!

Barring the hospitality of Mr. Sarkozy, The Britannique on Avenue Victoria is an excellent (recently redecorated) hotel in the absolute center of Paris, with a hundred-year history of hosting Brits and Yanks.
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