We plan to be in Paris in August and would like to find a hotel in the rue Cler area. Any suggestions?
Must it be rue Cler?
Here are some places that might interest you. In August there are several that are air-conditioned....the Muguet, the Relais Bosquet, the Du Cadran, and the Valadon colors. We like the Hotel du Champ de Mars but it is not air-conditioned. They do have fans, but no AC. All of these hotels fill up far ahead of time...
We really like the Hotel Relais Bosquet in that area. Just checked, and it's currently the #23-ranked hotel in Paris on Trip Advisor. It's right around the corner from the Rue Cler.
First time to Paris and you've only read one guidebook, huh?
not rue cler.. 100s of days and somehow managed to have a great time without staying on that one street ( which while in itself is nice the area is boring and not that central,,but hey,, trust Rick,, even though on his tours his groups do not always stay anywhere near there.. I took one tour with him and stayed in 14th and friend took a tour with him and stayed in 4th)
Suggest a good budget hotel, clean, super central, safe, fun area ,,
Hotel St Pierre on Rue D'Ecole du Medicine
rooms are small
Hotel Eugenie in 6th on border with 5th, and steps from the river
Hotel Diana.. in 5th on quieter street but only a block from busy area..
Depending on budget I do have more suggestions. I have stayed in at least 13-15 hoels in Paris.. some mulitple times.. most under 120 euros.. some under 100 and a few over 175 euros per night.
Rue Cler is is a wonderful area. You're withing walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Napolean's Tombs, Rodin Museum, and the Military Museum. I especially liked being able to walk to the park next to the tower and watch the light show before retiring to the hotel for the evening. I had an enjoyable stay at the Hotel Du Cadran......highly recommended.
I loved the Rue Cler neighborhood! I stayed at the Hotel Eber Mars. A block or so between Rue Cler and the Eiffel Tower. Great neighborhood, and sweet little hotel, and the owner is usually behind the desk. He gave GREAT advice for local inexpensive restaurants. He made every effort to save me $, including recommending the hop on hop off bus that goes throughout the entire city, because I had a child with me, and he knew I'd probably have to spend lots of taxis. This bus allowed us to SEE the city, rather than riding underground on the metro. I had my little granddaughter with me, and he was so very, very sweet to her! If you stay there, tell him, Little Samantha from Atlanta says hello!
Hotel L/Empereur is just down the street from rue Cler. Modern, comfortable, clean. well-situated.
If you have to stay in that area, Hotel du Cadran is very nice. I stayed there on my first trip to Paris. It's a nice area and close to the Eiffel Tower, but frankly it isn't close to much else. My next two times in Paris I opted for the Latin Quarter (5th Arrondissment), as it is more central and lively.
Don't limit yourself to Rue Cler just because it's the goût du jour. While I do find it charming for about 10-15 minutes, I don't find the area around it all that exciting. Yes, it's quite close to the Eiffel Tower but how long does one spend in this area? There are so many other areas that offer so much more. Ibis chain hotels are bare-bones but many offer air conditioning which is more than welcomed in August. I've found some fabulous deals booking months in advance.
I recommend doing a bit more research to determine which area you want to call "home" for your trip. I, for one, love the 14th arrondissement. It is more residential and that's what I like.
Aside from the hotels that have been mentioned, one other in that general area that you might have a look at is the Hotel Duquesne Eiffel. It's a bit pricey but the rooms are very comfortable, the staff are wonderful and they serve a good breakfast. Some rooms have a view of the Eiffel Tower.
We stayed at the Hotel Beaugency in Oct 2012 and plan to return in August. Very clean, desk staffed 24/7, discount if you mention RS book, wonderful location.