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A list of Paris hotels for 2 nights in Jan '22

Figured it'd be informative and fun to share this list of hotels with the folks here and see if anyone has any experience with them or feedback and suggestions on them!

Background - I've been sitting on airline credit since last summer for a trip to London. I've gone ahead and used the credit for early January 2022, but the best pricing I could find (that matched up with the credit amount I had and wouldn't require any fare difference payment) meant adding 2 nights on top of what was already a 10-night trip. What a shame, right? ;) Not a problem, as we can now fully commit to taking the Eurostar from London to spend 2 nights in Paris.

About us - we're a couple, and the trip will have somewhat of a 2-year anniversary theme (anniversary is just a week before the trip itself). Both young-ish, and we each enjoy lots of walking (so long as it's not too impractical and timing and weather allowed, we'd choose to walk a few miles rather than take public transit when possible). For one of us, this is the latest of a few trips to Paris. For the other, first time to Paris (and Europe in general, for that matter). Neither of us drink alcohol, and we both eat far too much bread. Happening upon good restaurants and bakeries and cafes are all goals.

All that having been said, here's the hotels. Pricing isn't an issue (I mean, it always is! But all these places meet my price requirements, which is why they're on this list). All offer breakfast (though not necessarily included), wifi, AC/heat and such. Location is what I'd really love the most feedback on, as well as if any of them ring a bell with anyone here or are places someone has stayed before!

In no particular order:

Hotel La Villa Saint Germain Des Prés, 29 Rue Jacob, 6th arr. Location obvious from the name. Somewhat close to the river, which could make for nice walks?

Hôtel de l'Abbaye, 10 Rue Cassette, 6th arr. Another left bank hotel, close to Luxembourg gardens. Rooms might be small (unless you splurge on a more $$$pacious one?).

Hotel Le Petit Chomel, 15 rue Chomel, 7th arr. Seems super cute, priced well enough. Lots of neat places within easy walking distance.

Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana, 3 rue de Bourgogne, 7th arr. Location seems to be a good selling point for this one. One of the pricier options, though (even excluding what surely are errors on a couple booking sites that are showing $11,000/night haha).

Hôtel Saint Germain, 88 Rue du Bac, 7th arr. Prices seem great, location great. Standard rooms may be "cozy" but that's not a dealbreaker.

Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette, 92, Rue Du Cherche Midi, 6th arr. Not a big spa person, but it could be nice after long mornings out and about walking in the cold! Beyond the spa, though, still looks like a nice place.

Bonsoir Madame, 65 rue Madame, 6th arr. Seems to have quite the good location and pricing.

Hôtel Madison, 143 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 6th arr. Another Latin Quarter hotel, though maybe less boutique than many of the others?

Hôtel Le Presbytère, 78, Rue De La Verrerie, 4th arr. Now we're on the right bank. This one's in the Marais, and also seems like a really neat area with a pedestrian street right outside. But the neater the room, the pricier it gets. Flying buttresses don't come cheap! We're a gay couple so the Marais could be fun, though I don't see us really going to bars or clubs.

Charles V, 20 Rue Saint-Paul, 4th arr. Location isn't bad, it's just perhaps the furthest afield of the ones on this list? But that may not be an issue at all if its own surrounding area is great. Close to Marais also.

Victoria Palace Hotel, 6 Rue Blaise Desgoffe, 6th arr. Not far from several of the other 6 arr. options. One of the better-priced ones also!

Thanks, all!

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Charles V, 20 Rue Saint-Paul, 4th arr. Location isn't bad, it's just perhaps the furthest afield of the ones on this list? But that may not be an issue at all if its own surrounding area is great. Close to Marais also.

Ummmmm. . . rue St Paul is in the Marais . . .

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You have picked a lot of very good hotels. I'll comment on the ones that I have stayed at or near.

"Hôtel de l'Abbaye, 10 Rue Cassette, 6th arr. Another left bank hotel, close to Luxembourg gardens. Rooms might be small (unless you splurge on a more $$$pacious one?)." I like this hotel a lot for its proximity to Jardin Luxembourg and it's garden patio. It's been at least 8 years since I stayed there and before I started taking trip notes so I don't remember much about the rooms.

"Hotel Le Petit Chomel, 15 rue Chomel, 7th arr. Seems super cute, priced well enough. Lots of neat places within easy walking distance." I have not stayed here but I stayed next door at the Hotel Signature Saint Germain in April 2016. This is another great location but more so for people who want to be close to the tourist center of the Left Bank but not in it. Lot's of great shopping in the area.

"Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana, 3 rue de Bourgogne, 7th arr. Location seems to be a good selling point for this one. One of the pricier options, though (even excluding what surely are errors on a couple booking sites that are showing $11,000/night haha)." I have not stayed here but I stayed at the Hotel de Varenne (two blocks away) in 2016. This is a betwixt and between area. I loved the Hotel de Varenne and on that particular trip, the location was great for me because I was apartment shopping and looking at apartments in the west part of the 6th and the eastern part of the 7th arrondissements. I'm not sure that I would love it as much if I had needed to get to the main tourist hot spots or if it was my first trip to Paris.

"Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette, 92, Rue Du Cherche Midi, 6th arr. Not a big spa person, but it could be nice after long mornings out and about walking in the cold! Beyond the spa, though, still looks like a nice place." Stayed here in the summer of 2017. This is in a lovely area and is another near the tourist center but not of it area. I'm not sure what you are seeing of the spa that makes you think it would be "nice after long mornings out and about" anymore so than any other hotel. I got a great massage there though. The massage therapist could not speak a word of English and I am embarrassed by my French but somehow we made it work. She kept apologizing for not speaking English and I kept trying to reassure her that I was the one who should be embarrassed. If you stay here, ask for a room that does not face the street -- the garbage trucks make a lot of noise.

"Hôtel Madison, 143 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 6th arr. Another Latin Quarter hotel, though maybe less boutique than many of the others?" IMO, this is the overall best hotel on your list, especially for a first visit (I know that only one of you is a first timer). I don't think I have ever known what a boutique hotel is so I can't say if this is less of that than any other. If you want to stay in Saint Germain, this is a great option.

"Hôtel Le Presbytère, 78, Rue De La Verrerie, 4th arr. Now we're on the right bank. This one's in the Marais, and also seems like a really neat area with a pedestrian street right outside. But the neater the room, the pricier it gets. Flying buttresses don't come cheap! We're a gay couple so the Marais could be fun, though I don't see us really going to bars or clubs." This hotel is not technically in Le Marais. The western border of Les Marais is Rue Renard and this property is just west of Rue Renard. I think it will have the possibility of being too noisy though I have not stayed there so I am not sure. Does it have an elevator yet?

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JHK - thank you so much for all of that fantastic information! It was beyond helpful!

It's funny you mentioned Hotel Madison as being the best on the list as we each really liked that one and we also felt it would probably offer the best overall hotel experience. We ended up booking La Belle Juliette, though, thanks in part to your comments on location. They also had a really good offer on their site (nice discount, fully refundable if plans change, with breakfast included), so I couldn't resist. Hotel Madison will go in my back pocket as a future option, though. This is just a couple nights in Paris and I suspect it'll just whet our appetite for another much longer visit in the not too distance future.

Thanks again!

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(I should add, as this is what I often do - since my La Belle Juliette reservation can easily be canceled, I am contemplating doing just that and booking Madison. It really does look nice, and it's his first trip to Paris and shortly after our 2 year anniversary so... why not splurge? Price is no object - within reason. haha. Ultimately we don't anticipate spending too much time in the hotel as we'll be out and about exploring, but Madison does look nice, location is great, and would be a great way to treat ourselves. Thanks again, JHK!)

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I hope you have a great trip. You did not ask but here are some good restaurants in the area very near La Belle Juliettte: Josephine Chez Dumonet, Le Petit Littré, and Atelier Vivanda. And in case you change your mind and decide to be more in American tourist central and go to the Hotel Madison: any of the Avant Comptoir wine bar/restaurant locations, Le Comptoir, Cezembre, Boutary, and Freddy's.

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I’ll make a note of all those restaurants! My partner does seem fairly excited about La Belle Juliette, so chances are we’ll stick with that.

If there’s a bakery or patisserie in the area you feel we mustn’t miss, I’d be thrilled to hear about em!