Paris- Marriott Rive Gauche Deal?!

Old Jan 4th, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Paris- Marriott Rive Gauche Deal?!

I was able to hold a rate of under $100 USD (including tax) at the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel. Is this located in a good spot? I am a city girl (Chicagoan) and have no problem with public transportation, but still want to be in the heart of the city so I can walk around alot. Need thoughts! Should I snag this deal?

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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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It is within Paris city limits but I wouldn't say it's in the heart of things.... Have you checked it on a map, like 'Google maps'..? You can get some opinions about it by reading reviews at Tripadvisor.com
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 07:56 AM
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I do want to say, however, that is an excellent rate for this class of hotel.
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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It is not a place I'd book if I was paying full rates. But it is near several metro and an RER station and that is a very good rate for that class a hotel.

Only you can decide if the bargain is worth the less central location. I'd personally probably go for it at that price.
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 08:26 AM
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Have you purchased this room on Priceline? If not, how did you get such a cheap rate?
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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That is a great deal!

However, I would not stay there. When I go to Frnace, I want to feel like I am in France. A Marriott is a Marriott, and I do not want to feel like I am on another business trip. I prefer aprtments and something a little closer to the river.

Again, a great deal considering you are paying in dollars and that includes tax. It even made me consider trying to book a similar rate at the same hotel for our six day trip coming up next month.
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 09:48 AM
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Thank you for all the replies so far. One thing I did not mention, we will also be staying in the Normandy area for 4 days and have booked more of the quaint, french little inns, etc. So luckily, we will be able to experience that side as well.

Thanks again!
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Hi Erin,
I stayed in this hotel recently (on a Priceline win) while visiting my daughter who was attending college in Paris. It was a nice break from her rather spartan apartment, as the room was very nice, close to North American standards. Also, it was convenient for transportation, on a metro line as well as a bus route which takes you directly to Blvd St Michel and St. Germain so you can explore from there. As I have visited Paris several times it was fine for me. If I were new to the city, I think I would prefer to stay closer to the centre and be able to walk around close to my hotel - there's not a lot to see in the vicitinity of the Marriott. A hotel or apartment in the St Germain area or the Marais would be my first choice. But if you don't mind having to take the metro or a bus to get where you want to be, you'll be fine there. It's Paris, after all.
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Erin, when are you going? I'm getting a rate of like 240 Euro
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Old Jan 7th, 2008, 08:51 AM
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Savannah-

We are going Feburary 16th-20th for our Paris stay.
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