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my room got cancelled :(

I just got a call from Priceline cancelling my room for Friday - Monday. They said it was due to Covid. I emailed the hotel asking if they are closed due to Covid and they replied that they are closed Aug 9 -27, due to covid. I emailed back stating my check out is on the 9th and I need to leave by 0700, wondering if they can honor my reservation. No response.

The room is still available on multiple platforms for more money now. Seems kinda dishonest. :(

It's supposed to rain all weekend in Paris. Should we just go someplace else? Super discouraged with everything right now.

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How about another hotel in Paris, even on this short notice? Try booking.com to search, then contact the hotel directly to book. I've never used Priceline and I think your experience is another reason why I won't. Hope you can still make the trip, there's plenty to do in Paris even when it's raining! ;-)

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Another reason not to use a third party when booking accommodations.

Don’t know if it’s your first visit to Paris but if you use this websites search engine there a lots of good suggestions for Paris hotel accommodations.

Where are you traveling from to Paris?

It’s been a few years but I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Muget. Couple of blocks from the Ecole Militaire metro stop and maybe a 10 minute stroll to Les Invalides. Eiffel Tower 20 minutes. Really nice stroll through Champ de Mars park/garden to the Tower.

Sorry you lost your room but Covid has disrupted travel here and abroad.

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We are supposed to spend 2 days in Paris then pick up a car and drive a loop around Northern France.

I have been to Paris multiple times. I was at Disney Paris on March 12, 2020. It was like going through a worm hole, Hugging Mickey on the 12th then hiding in my home without TP on the 13th. lol.

My husband has never been to Paris, so this was more for him.

I had an amazing price in a great location. I'm just so frustrated, overwhelmed, and sad.

Posted by
5577 posts

Something like that happened to me with booking.com. It was somewhat similar in that Booking didn't think the hotel was going to be open, even though it was. I contacted the hotel and booked directly with them for the original price.

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What a shame. I've never used Priceline, but I do use Booking.com to search reviews for accommodations and then email the hotel to book. Plenty to do in Paris in the rain. Hope it all works out.

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From my post on Hotels Really Getting Cancelled in August?

Kerouac 2 posted in another thread the following:
On the French news this morning, they were saying that the situation in Paris is dire and that three quarters of the independent hotels are considering closing in August.

Could be that is what is happening.

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5577 posts

Stay-ce. No bad weather, just bad clothes. ;) I would put on a raincoat, rain pants if needed and carry an umbrella and walk around. Try Montmarte, Luxemburg Gardens, covered walkways,Tuileries, Paris is a great city for strolling. Also, when the forecast is for rain, it doesn't mean it will rain all day. We've only had one all day rain in Europe. At Lake Como. :(

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We've been in Paris many times when it has rained. I actually love it. You will still have a great time.

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I never use third parties to book rooms, trains, or anything else. Good example of "why not go to the source?"

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Relais Bosquet contacted us yesterday for information and they are still open.

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Definitely don't drop the ball on Paris, the weather forecast improved a lot! Sunday is supposed to be sunny now. And Paris has a lot to offer even in the rain, as you might already know.
Have a look at, say, booking.com and I'm sure you'll find tons of availability at good prices (a quick check shows tons of well-rated hotels around the €125/night mark, which is excellent for Paris). Then, check the hotel website directly or even make a call in order to book.