I want to stay in Paris after my tour, but can't find anywhere to live for under $250 a night. I don't mind being away from the centre of the city....if I am near transit. Can you recommend a decent B & B?
I have given this recommendation several times in this forum but I promise I don't work for these guys. Hotel Eiffel Segur. Stayed there last summer with my family during heat wave since brother's apartment had no AC.
I'm fond of the EuroCheapo website (not all of their listings are "cheap," but they have LOTS of places under $250). Here's their Paris page: http://www.eurocheapo.com/paris/
I've stayed several times at the Grand Hotel des Balcons (one of their listings, although I stayed there long before I knew of this website). The rooms are plainer than the Art Nouveau lobby, but the location is great and the staff speaks English. There's an elevator, but no AC (I'm not sure what time of year you're going). I'd definitely stay there again, and it's well under your price point: http://www.balcons.com/
Robert there are plenty of central hotels in Paris under 250 a night.
Where are you looking?
booking.com is not back.. as is Venere.
Also try these direct.. I have stayed in most of them . clean safe and central. rooms small and plain.
Hotel St Pierre( on rue Ecole du Medicine.. several hotels have similar name)
Hotel College du France
Thanks, everybody. With your tips in mind, I finally got a hotel in Paris: Cluny Sorbonne. It had good reviews and prices. Let me know if it was a good choice!
We stayed at the Hôtel Jeanne d'Arc, le Marais (3, rue de Jarente 75004 Paris) some 4 or 5 years ago during our one trip to Paris and found it very acceptable. It was a RS guide book recommendation.
Note that the second B in B&B was an extra and was only a couple of buns and coffee. Nothing like a full English breakfast or Scandinavian/Germanic breakfast buffet.
We always stay at the Jeannne D Arc in the Marias- be careful there are two with same name--use the one from Ricks book--96 euros a nite for a couple- Great Deal-- Great location-
"Are the bed and breakfasts in Paris to be trusted" what does that mean? Sounds like you're trying to find a decent place to stay at a good price, but what does the question of trust have to do with this?
Another great, and inexpensive, hotel in Paris is: Hotel de l'Avre in the 15th arrondissement... 3 long blocks to the Eiffel Tower and next to a great Metro stop because it's where 3 lines intersect. They have a lovely garden and a wonderful owner and staff.