What It Costs
Often a hotel in a certain price category will have a few less expensive rooms; it’s worth asking. In the off-season—late July, August, November, early December, and late January—rates can be considerably lower. Be sure to check online specials and weekend package deals, and whether there are better rates if you’re staying a week or longer. There’s a nominal city taxe de séjour ranging between €0.83 and €4.40 per person, per night, based on the hotel’s star rating. Sometimes this tax is included in the room price, sometimes not.
If you’re staying in Paris for more than just a few days, you might want to look into the increasingly popular option of renting an apartment. Not only does this often save in nightly costs, but with your own kitchen you can cook some of your own meals.