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Any hotels in Paris that will not break the bank?

After my upcoming Rick Steves tour I wish to stay a few days in Paris. But.....hotels cost so much there, I might have to sleep on the Metro (if that's possible!) Everybody says to spend $200+ dollars a night. Has anyone found anything decent for half that price? (I don't really want to stay in a shady district, but on the other hand, wish to save a dollar or two to sight-see, not sleep>
Recommendations, please!

Posted by
2261 posts

Robert, we were quite happy with Hotel de l' Esperance in the 5th-Metro Censier-Daubenton. A little out of the prime area but 85 euro for a clean room with a nice up to date bathroom. Near rue Mouffetard and Metro connections, the staff was excellent. We were there five nights and booked directly with the hotel by phone, language was not an issue though it's a good idea to time the call during normal business hours.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187147-d194225-Reviews-Hotel_de_l_Esperance-Paris_Ile_de_France.html

Posted by
3800 posts

You can try Hotel Cluny Sorbonne: http://www.hotel-cluny.fr/. It's centrally located but the area can be loud and rooms can be small but overall it's a good value.

Posted by
1994 posts

Grande Hotel Jeanne d'Arc is in the Marais, on a quiet side street. Shop, groceries, restaurants. and the metro are within a block or two. And you can walk to Notre Dame. The rooms are small, but I enjoyed my stay, and it's probably within your price range.

Posted by
9044 posts

We enjoyed the Ibis hotel near Gare du Nord. Good prices, had breakfast, and AC in the summer.

Posted by
139 posts

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. Good luck and have a great trip.

Posted by
20461 posts

Give Hotwire a shot. You will not find the name until you commit to a nonrefundable booking, but you can specify the district and service quality of the hotel.

Posted by
2081 posts

Robert,

the costs will depend on WHEN you go too.

did you look at Booking.com for areas/prices to stay? I like it since i can see a map of the areas/hotels and get and idea on prices.

the days i went and where i stayed didnt cost me that much. But again, when and location.

happy trails.

Posted by
11507 posts

Robert.. cold day in H## when I spend 200 bucks a night on a hotel room.. mind you I tend to visit europe for 3-5 weeks at a time .. so perhaps those who only can go for a week or two think nothing of spending so much money!!

There are MANY decent hotels under that price in Paris.. with AC too. BUT if booking now for June ( the worst month to get a hotel room in Paris ,, followed by September) then you may encounter issues.

I stay at clean, cheap hotels in GREAT locations. Rooms are SMALL but so is price. I never stay in shady areas and I always try to stay in central convenient to walking to some sites areas.

Hotel Diana -in the 5th( Latin Quarter) on a quiet street but very close to busy bustling area of Latin Quarter. Very clean and well run. a/c

Hotel Eugenie.. - VERY central.. but you can only afford it if you get a deal or are going in August ( when rates sometimes dip)

Hotel College Du France - no ac but if going in May no big deal

Hotel St Pierre- Tiny rooms.. plain furnishings.. but clean, a/c and GREAT location.. just off busy main street on quiet side street,, walk to many sites. Note several hotels have similar names this one is on Rue Ecole du Medicine.

Posted by
19 posts

Thanks, everyone! We investigated all your replies and found each very helpful.
We have arranged a room at the Cluny Sorbonne. The reviews and prices were quite reasonable. Our rate was 101 Euros a night.