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Your favorite Paris hotel and neighborhood?

Old Feb 15th, 2005, 10:19 AM
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Your favorite Paris hotel and neighborhood?

I'd love to hear descriptions of everyone's favorite small- to medium-sized hotel in Paris. Where is it located? What is it like? Why did you like it? Would you recommend it to a first-time visitor to Paris? Thanks!
Old Feb 15th, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Hi MB,

The Hotel Bonaparte.

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favorite of the ones I know:
D'Aubusson, rue Dauphine, 6th, 4-star rating (from gov't):
Medium size hotel, all services and amentities like bathrobes and fine toiletries, pretty and charming decor, 'superior room' was a good size including seating area, a/c,elevator, very convenient location, Paris museum pass sold at no mark up, very good, if pricey breakfast. It has been a few years since I last stayed there, but I rarely read anything negative about it.

More budget minded, stayed there last month:
Hotel Delavigne, rue Casimir Delavigne, 6th, 3-star. Metro Odeon.
Small rooms (there's a lot of variation, so I recommend asking for a twin if you want a double, the beds are pushed together anyway but the room is a bit larger); charming and fresh decor, staff professional, helpful, friendly; bathroom excellent and modernized and reasonable size, tub with good shower and shower curtain, built-in hairdryer; excellent quality and size cont'al breakfast with fresh juice for 10 euro (worth it if like me you want coffee and food before you venture out);
breakfast can be delivered to room upon advance request. Elevator. Last month our twin was 120 euro. No a/c, so rates decrease in July and Aug. Many rooms have balconies, I don't know if all do.
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Rue Cler is my favorite neighborhood. It's a pedestrian-only zone wedged between the Eiffel Tower and Invalides. Handy to 2 metro stops. Lots of good 2-star hotels well under $100/night to choose from (and a few perfectly fine 1-stars for even less).
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the madison hotel in the 6th and the Mansart in the 1st. out in the 16th is the regent garden, built by one of the napoleons for his personal physician; nice garden and neighborhood.
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Since you ask specific, my favorite hotel (so far) is the Hotel Relais du Louvre in the 1st. I chose a hotel in the first as I wanted to be in the center of things. As the arrondissements spiral out from 1st, I figured that'll be pretty darned central! Small 3* hotel; great service; and I could afford it.
I love that out the door and to my left was the Louvre; across the street is the church of the Kings, St. Germain des Auxerois (my french spelling stinks, I'm aware of that). At the end of the street is a pastry shop, next door to that a chocolatier; at the end of Admiral Coligny Blvd. is the Seine.
I love the neighborhood.
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Old Feb 15th, 2005, 01:07 PM
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I've stayed in the 6th almost annually since the early 80s and it's my all time favorite area.I focus on area, not hotel so much while in Paris.In the late 70s I stayed in different area to experiment. As for hotels,all of them I've stayed in are about the same...nothing special. I don't really concentrate on hotels in Paris...I concentrate on hotels when vacationing in Bangkok(and other parts of Southeast Asia)...which has extraordinary hotels at incredibly low rates. As for Paris, I just expect not to get too much for my money of about 125 Euros a night. Happy Travels!
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Old Feb 15th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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I love this forum! Thanks, everyone, for your helpful notes. I've written them down and will research all. It especially helps to hear your ideas about the best areas to stay in. SuzieC, that sounds like a winning spot!
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My favorite hotel (so far) is the Hotel de Banville in the 17th, near Place Periere, but my favorite neighborhood is the area around Abbesses in the 18th.

I probably wouldn't recommend either for a first time vistor, though (although you may enjoy spending a day in Montmartre). I personally think the area around the Hotel Bonaparte in the 6eme is ideal for a first timer.

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