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Three days in Prague, hotel and car rental question

I was in Prague with my son two years ago. We stayed at U Medvídků. While nice, it was a bit pricey and we found the staff more indifferent than rude. I am returning next May with my wife and two adult children.

Any hotel suggestions?

Also, we would like to rent a car for a day to drive to my wife's ancestral town. Any suggestions on car rental for a day?

Posted by
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To suggest a hotel to your satisfaction we need to know your price range and preferences like quiet or close to action etc. If you could reveal your wife's ancestral town we will be able to advise if car is a wise option or if it is very easy to get there and back by public transportation.

Posted by
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Three generations later it is "Moravia"???? For room rental, I will need two rooms so $100-$150 each would be a preferred cost point. As far as location, closer to the old section is better and we don't participate in night owling.

Thanks for replying.

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I googled prague hotels in the range $100 to $150. There are many. But I stayed only in hotel U Prince. They advertise $145. It's on the Old Town Square. I was very impressed. If you can get it for that price don't hesitate. Moravia is not a town but it is an eastern province of the Czech Republic.

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Hotel Maximillian. It is about a 5-10 minute walk to the Old Town Square. My wife and I stayed there with our two adult (18-22) daughters and we all loved it. Highly recommend.

Posted by
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have a look at booking.com, you will be able search a specific area and get prices. numerous places near U Medvidku which should be suitable for you. BTW U medvidku use to be a favourite bar/ restaurant for me and friends, but it had a little revamp a couple of years ago and since then has rapidly gone downhill, sold their soul to the tourist £/$ and service the last couple of time I have been in has be terrible, not a place I will be visiting again.
As to car rental I can't help ,never use a car when in the country.
Worth looking at Public transport options as it really is very good and very cheap.Where do you need to go to?
https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/
this website is great for finding out transport options.

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I’m down to Hotel Hastal and Lisa Guest House. Different type of accommodation to be sure, but each attractive in its own way. Any comments would be very welcome. I have used suggestions and ideas from this forum in be past and have not been steered wrong.

Posted by
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I agree with Unclegus for using Booking.com at least to narrow down the search but just make sure that the days you are staying here have no event clash because that can gouge prices across the city so a regular $100 hotel can easily double in price. Barcelo Old Town still seems to be offering deals. Or Zlateho Jelena (Golden Deer) is in the same street, just a more historic building. Both should be in that range.

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Domus Balthasar. I stayed here a week a few years back and you cannot beat the location. It's just inside the "new" side of the old city, at the end of the Karluv Bridge. It's maybe 5 minutes into old town if you don't stop to take pictures, and right on the main drag up to the castle. Ask for the top floor for a really great room and view. It's about 700 square feet in size and has a great bathroom too. Only issue is the narrow stone stairs; no elevator. Breakfast was comped at the bagel café on the ground floor. You're also about 50 yards from McDonalds and Starbucks in case you get tired of local food (which I can't imagine).