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Which area in Paris should I choose for Accommodation?


Which area in Paris should I choose for Accommodation?

Old Oct 7th, 2000, 10:31 PM
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Which area in Paris should I choose for Accommodation?

I have just been checking out the France Hotel Guide web site but are unsure of the best area to try for a budget hotel. There is some listed in Paris 7 that sounds good, is this a good position? Thanks for any suggestions - Gayle
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 11:07 AM
J Lee
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We have stayed on the left bank 2-3 blocks from the river and near Rue Saint Jacques in small charming hotels. Although they are not cheap.. we have been able to walk to every site (although some arer long walks) thus no transportation charges. We have walked to the Eifel Tower, Picasso Museum, and Sacre Couer from this area.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 12:28 PM
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the largest selection of budget hotels
are in the 5th, 6th, and 7th.
There are many recommendations on this forum, you can search on Paris hotel.
You can also consult the book
Cheap Sleeps in Paris which has very reliable information. However, before you choose, do check this forum or post a new question. Comments from past hotel guests can also be found at
www.paris.org, click on "hotel".
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 09:08 PM
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If you are a female travelling and thus exploring alone, I suggest the Champes-Elysees: brightly lit, on the main metro stops, easy walking distance to most of the attractions, hotels and dining at all price levels, tourist office centrally located. Some hotels are on very dark side streets so be careful when booking and always call the hotel directly for exact information.
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 01:29 AM
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We don't really look for budget hotels so I can't recommend one, but almost any place in Paris is easily accessable if you are close to a Metro stop. We always buy a 5 day ticket and it's REALLY easy to get around. We just got back and I wish I could go right back!
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 06:15 PM
Susan Tache
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When my husband and I went to Paris in May, we stayed in the 5th at the Familia Hotel. It was very clean and safe - there was someone at the front desk 24 hours a day. The 5th has the Sorbonne and other universities, so if you like the things that come with college students - art house theatres, book stores, etc, it's a great place to stay. It's very convenient to the Metro and had a bustling student atmosphere that we enjoyed. The seventh seemed a little more expensive all around.

Have a great trip!
Old Oct 10th, 2000, 10:39 AM
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I stayed at Hotel Le Loiret which was just a few steps from the Louvre in the 1st and thought it was a great location. I paid around $70 for a single room. I did not enjoy the Champs Elysee as much as other areas-too commercial.
Old Oct 10th, 2000, 01:20 PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions/advice - Gayle
Old Nov 7th, 2000, 09:33 PM
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I travel to Paris at least twice a year.This is a great time to be there the dollar being so strong. We are going over for a long weekend soon and have decided to only spend the last day in Paris. We will explore the other regions, letting the weather guide us. No hotel reservations except the first night and the last night. We have done this on other vacations and have spent from $70 to over $300 per night. Many high ticket hotels will sell you a room at a discounted rate if they are not full. If you are renting a car or traveling by train, don't worry. There are always full spectrum lodgings available. Paris Bed @ Breakfast has loads of places at all budgets. There are also the youth hostles - some even have private rooms.
Old Nov 9th, 2000, 01:09 PM
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The 7th is centrally centered and safe (it's mostly an upscale district, and host numerous official buildings and several museums). If you find an hotel which fit your tastes and price, it's a good choice. Closer to the Seine river is better (more animated streets, closer to several attractions...)if you have the choice.

I would not advice to choose the Champs Elysees : outrageous prices for quite everything, and close only to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 05:53 PM
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This message is for J Lee - first response. Your message was not at all helpful. The question was where to find a hotel. For you to mention the district you like and refer to numerous hotels you prefer and not to mention the hotels is providing no information. I would suspect that the person who asked the original question's next question would be which hotel would you recommend?

Are you a programmer by the way?
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 06:34 PM
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We have heard about the Perreyve Hotel in 6th A. It is near Lux Gardens.
It's about 85 per night at current exchange. Has anyone stayed there ?
Is it good to be in 6th ? Haven't heard
anyone suggesting it. Many thanks...
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 07:35 PM
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Meg, are you sure you are on the right post? I have gone back and reread the original post. I have no idea who J Lee is or what she/he does, but the original question was what area to stay in. The answer was exactly to the point suggesting an area that person really liked and explained why. J Lee apparently did not list the specific hotels because gayle asked specifically about budget ones, and J Lee explained that the hotels they had stayed in were not "cheap".
I have stayed in four areas, but now always return to the 6th. It seems to have the widest selection of nice and charming hotels mostly in moderate to budget range and feels more like a true "Parisian" neighborhood than many other areas. At the same time it is convenient to most areas either by walking or easy transport. I am also unable to specifically list "budget" hotels, as I generally prefer moderate to deluxe accomodations, but a search on Paris hotels will provide dozens of recommendations for budget hotels in the 6th.
Old Nov 23rd, 2000, 07:55 AM
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We stayed at L'Hotel de Mericourt which is halfway between Bastille and Place de Republique in the 11th. The area is middle-class residential. This little hotel is inexpensive (I think we paid about $70/night in '98) The room was small but immaculate and the bathroom had good water pressure and a hairdryer. There is a tiny elevator, but use the winding staircase. It was about a block and half from two Metro stops and two from a third. (Parmentier on Ave de Republique, Oberkampf @Boulevard Voltaire & Rue Oberkampf, and St Ambroise @ corner of Boulevard Voltaire and Rue de la Folie Mericourt) You can easily walk around Le Marais. Boulevard Richard Lenoir has a lovely outdoor market that sets up at a different location every week day. We felt more like residents than tourists here. People were friendly, even with my 30-yearold high school "fractured" French. They have a website, but you may have to search for it!
Old Nov 24th, 2000, 01:41 PM
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What is the URL to the france hotel guide website?
Old Nov 24th, 2000, 04:34 PM
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