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Rick mentioned his favorite hotel in Paris. Which one is it? I just bought his France guide but there were many hotels. Thanks.
Around 200 Euros per night

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If you give me your budget window in euros, I'll give you my favorite hotel. It might also be easier to reserve those found in the RS guide books.

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Mid range. I have stayed on Saint Germain several times (Hotel Abbatial) and like that area but was interested where Rick stayed. I am traveling with 3 other women September 2022

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FWIW, while I have always admired Rick's approach to travel and thought his original 'back door' book was a genius intro for timid middle class American travelers making their first self planned book, the hotel recommendations have always been the weakest part of his recs. The two worst hotels we ever stayed in in Europe -- one in Italy and one in Paris -- were his recs. And my best friend had a similar experience in Rome. We have since avoided his hotel recs.

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In what context did Rick mention his favorite hotel? On one of his TV episodes? Monday Night Travel? His special on "Why We Travel?"

I saw something recently where he was extolling his favorite street, Rue Cler, so it could be something in that area?

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My guess is Hotel Lévêque on rue Cler. He’s been in love with it since he started writing guidebooks 30+ yrs ago.

I’m with Janet, gave up on Rick’s recs 15 yrs ago. We’ve stayed in 9 of his recommended hotels and only one was good. Two were atrocious.

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you have to know your travel style, if I tried to book my wife into a RS level hotel serious bodily injury would result

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As my friend would put it, a hotel is just someplace to sh*t, shower and shave. Not a big issue for me, I'm about the sightseeing.

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I'm not sure this is what you mean but in the recent Paris Monday Night Travel episode, Rick referred to the hotel in the video he was showing as his favorite Paris hotel. It was the one where he was looking at the Eiffel Tower at night from his small balcony. I asked which hotel it was through the Q&A tab and received a personal reply from one of the moderators. It was the Hotel Relais Bosquet in the 7th.

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One of the hotels Rick recommended , was L'Empereur . in the 7th . I have stayed there a half dozen times and liked the place a lot .The area is quiet and calm close to the tower and Ecole Militaire . The metro is a block away , and is next to Les Invalides .. look here https://hotelempereurparis.com/en/?atrkid=V3ADCE70F2188_1222657116326926_76416206785038_76416127094213_c&trkid=V3ADC203231_1222657116326926_76416206785038_76416127094213_c&utm_campaign=EN+%7C+Hotel+Empereur+%5B871%5D+-+Brand&utm_content=!acq!v3!1222657116326926_76416206785038_76416127094213_c&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=bing&utm_term=hotel%20de%20l%20empereur%20paris&msclkid=adb0ac993a4b133120deceb80cda3ae8

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"I asked which hotel it was through the Q&A tab and received a personal reply from one of the moderators. It was the Hotel Relais Bosquet in the 7th."

It's quite nice...stayed there in October. It also has the best hotel breakfast I've seen in Paris with several hot items on offer.

I also stayed at Hotel Muguet which Steven also mentions. It has the nicest bed linens and towels and has heated towel racks so is awesome if you have to do hand wash, lol.