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Near Eiffel Tower or with view of Eiffel Tower?

Hello all,
I am finishing 4 months of traveling and flying out of Paris and would love to find a special hotel to mark the end of this journey, BUT being the end, I am very low on funds.
Is there such a place that leaves me in the heart of the city with walking distance to the ET or with a view that won’t break the bank? (Less than 175 dollars.)
Thanks
YW

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FYI if you give a specific date or dates it allows people to more accurately answer your questions about rooms within your budget. For example the Waldorf Trocadero Hotel ranges from 129 euros to 449 euros depending on the date in September.

Also, it would be helpful to clarify if that is $175 or 175 euros. That would make a difference.

3 ducks hostel, 10 minute walk from Eiffel Tower, private en-suite room is 89 euros for at least some dates in Sept.

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I am arriving on the 9 and flying out on the 11th and meant dollars. Thanks for helping me clarify.
Yolanda

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Hotel de la Tour Eiffel is $158 a night for your dates. I don't know much about it, other than it fits your location and budget.

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One problem with your request, IMHO, is that you want your hotel to be both near the Eiffel Tower and in the heart of the city. Unfortunately, the Tower is in the 7th, which is not in the center. You would be better looking for a hotel in Arrondissements 4 or 5, which are more central, and catching a Metro or bus to the Tower neighborhood.

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For a great view of the ET, take a walk across one of the Seine bridges at the top of the hour during the late-evening "twinkle time"

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Personally I wouldn't waste my money looking for a hotel with a view and I wouldn't stay out near the Eiffel Tower. I would stay in the 4th (Marais) area - which is vibrant without being too noisy and is right in the heart of Paris. From there you can walk easily to the river and get great views e.g. of Notre Dame and then hop on a Bateau Bus and get a view of the Eiffel Tower from the boat. Bateau boats are cheaper and more authentic than the huge tourist boats that cruise up and down.

Paris hotel rooms are usually much smaller than North Americans are used to. Have a look on something like tripadvisor specifying the 4th arrondissement (Marais) and see what is currently rated highly in your budget. You should get something for less than 175 euro per night. Also don't pay for breakfast in your hotel. Walk out to a local bakery and take it there - much cheaper and probably better croissants!

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The poster needs/wants specific hotel suggestions for next week that fit the stated budget.

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Many years ago, when it had a different name, I stayed at what is now Villa Saxe Eiffel Hotel when I was in town on business. It may have availability for your needs, and the most basic "villa classique" room would be within your price range if your "175" were in euros.

I don't know what it's like under current ownership, but it has 4 stars and might work for you. My recollection is the rooms were a bit more like a business hotel rather than a quaint French hotel, probably because of the traffic it gets due to nearby UNESCO offices and embassies.

Not in the center of things but a short walk down Avenue de Saxe to Champ de Mars and the tower. Close to Les Invalides as well, if that's of any interest.

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Thanks everyone for your responses. So far nothing had panned out( either there is no availability or the prices are outrageously high.) May give up and find some hostel and take a cab ride in the evening to the ET.
Thanks again!
YE

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I'm puzzled. When I checked the hotel I suggested above an hour or so ago a room was available on Monday, 3 September for less than your budget, assuming the currency you have in mind is euros (a reasonable assumption, since that's the currency here). Since you didn't specify specifically when you wanted a room, I can't provide more specific help.

Did you check on the hotel's own website rather than places like Tripadvisor or other sites that supposedly offer deals? They often show no availability when rooms are, in fact, available through the property itself.

I provided a link to the hotel's website in my previous comment.

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Please note the dates of my Paris stay and I have followed every lead offered.
🙏

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Look at AirBnB. They have reasonable rates for rooms. Some are shared bath, some are en-suite. I found rooms from 28.00 plus cleaning fee to 175.00 plus cleaning fee and AirBnB fee. Depends on how simple you want to be.

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This recommend will probably come as a shock ; since I am definitely anti chain hotel normally but we stayed at the Holiday Inn Notre Dame because of the fact they are in an amazing location, room cost reasonable and due to being the tallest building in that area have a great though distant view of the Eiffel Tower.
Some rooms have an Eiffel Tower view and balcony but all have access to the top floor roof deck which has a 360 view and perfect for seeing the tower (though from a good distance away)

For your rate you probably cannot afford a tower view room but should be able to get a room and then have access to the roof deck.

I wanted to see the Eiffel Tower at night on this particular trip ; actually to clarify I wanted my toddler to see it sparkle and over the summer the sun set / sparkling lights after does not happen until way past her bedtime.
Having her stay up later in the room was the best solution.

I also did not want to stay near the Tower itself as that is not the central part of the city, the Holiday Inn Notre Dame is.

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Thanks all for your help and ideas. I made a choice and I will see how it works out.
Thank you all.
YW

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Please note the dates of my Paris stay and I have followed every lead offered.

Those dates are not provided in your original post.

If I may offer a suggestion the next time you request help: rather than bury your (much needed and vital) clarification in the comments, please edit your original post to include the necessary information so people do not waste their time guessing and replying with ultimately non-responsive comments.

Not everyone wades through every comment and response before addressing the original post.

It would waste less of your time, and certainly less of the time of those hoping to help out a traveler in need, if you would do so.

Thanks.

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In the event your plan doesn’t work, we stayed at hotel Duquesne. From the front of the hotel we could watch the ET. It was about a 10 minutes walk to the tower and a couple minutes walk the the metro and Rue Claire. No idea what it costs for the dates you’ll be there.

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Thanks much and I hope your suggestions and ideas help others in the future as well as they have me when I search the forum.
Since I have made my plans I won’t be responding to any more suggestions. Thanks again and happy travels to all.

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Actually it would be nice and polite if YOU posted how your choice worked out.. that would help others with your budget. We are all just voluteers fellow travelers trying to help each other out..