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Paris Hotel Accomodations first week of September

A few months back I searched certain hotels and I didn't get any results. I too am interested in staying on Ile St. Louis. Today I went on booking.com and every hotel I searched (Hotel St. Louis en L'Isle, Hotel de Lutece, Hotel des Deux Iles) were booked for those dates. Am I missing something or is early September a major Paris destination? Any other suggestions as to hotels in that particular area? I was planning on arriving 2 September and checking out 6 September to head to Switzerland, so I am looking for 4 nights. Thanks for all the help!!

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Why don't you contact the hotels directly via email or telephone.

Posted by
650 posts

hey Ed....i want to be in the middle of the pot, not out on the stick. Back at you! LOL

Posted by
9110 posts

Rephrase to: 'to early to show availability'.

Posted by
650 posts

thank you ed, sam and margaret. i will keep checking! any additional advice is always welcome!

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8054 posts

I'd contact them directly asap as Sam suggested. September is super busy for hotels in Paris so I wouldn't wait.

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I found this last year. For some reason that is a very busy time in Paris. If I were you I'd book a hotel somewhere else just incase. You can always cancel if you find a room on the Ile. I found the prices just kept going up too. My friends from the Netherlands were going to meet us in Paris but hotels prices were just crazy expensive for what was left. We ended up meeting them outside of Paris because of this.

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Thanks all. What about Marais? Last time I was in Paris was 15 years ago and I stayed at Hotel de Weha in Place D'Italie. a bit out..but good metro connections everywhere. I researched reviews on TA and they seem 60/40% favorable. It seems they may not have made many improvements over the years. They are now owned by Best Western so that is kind of a surprise.

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The Marais is great. Ile St. Louis is my favorite neighborhood though, so if it were me, the hotels you listed would be my first choice and I would contact the hotels there directly asap.

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9110 posts

Here's how the internet gums things up:

Being bored the other day I decided to see who was right, Susan, Sam, or me. It turns out we all were. Checking only the Deux Iles, Booking didn't have it yet but the hotels site said there were rooms availed during all of September.

But the conversation continues. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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"for some reason hotels are busy at that time"

September is in fact one of the most high demand month for hotels in Paris.

Rates for a hotel room at Le Regent for August... 138 euros.. room rates for September.. 166.

September is busy because not only is it still very much tourist high season ( all those tourists who think they are escaping the "other " tourists by coming"off season " when its "quieter" ) but its also the very busy business month of trade shows and fashion week. Room occupancy goes way down and rates put up . Room rates dip in august because occupancy goes down .. occupancy is down because business travel is down.
Those wishing to rent apartments in this month are best to be doing it by january or feb.. to get their first picks..

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Kudos to you all!
Ed you were right. I sent an email to Hotel St. Louis on L'Isle and they got back to me within minutes. I have a reservation waiting for me. Unfortunately Bernard at the front desk is not offering me a discount for paying in cash. 4 nights will cost me $980.00 USD. I hope it is worth it. Any thoughts anyone?

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Kudos to you all!
Ed you were right. I sent an email to Hotel St. Louis on L'Isle and they got back to me within minutes. I have a reservation waiting for me. Unfortunately Bernard at the front desk is not offering me a discount for paying in cash. 4 nights will cost me $980.00 USD. I hope it is worth it. Any thoughts anyone?

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Anything on Ile St. Louis is worth the price! Pay it! I actually think that's pretty good for 4 nights - that small area of Paris is in high demand.

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My thoughts: that looks like a beautiful, high quality boutique hotel. If you are comfortable and can afford it, enjoy.

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We've done it (stayed at Hotel de Lutece) and it was more than worth it for us. Loved every minute. Hotel St. Louis en l'Isle gets an even better rating on TA than Hotel de Lutece which is super nice. I think you'll be very happy with your choice.