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Paris hotel Left Bank area

We are in the processing of planning a trip to France which includes a 3 to 4 night stay in the Left Bank area of the city of Paris. Looking for a mid-range priced hotel with easy walking to area sites, good restaurants, etc. Any recommendations? Six of us traveling together, in our 70's age-wise, a couple people with sleep issues, and all of us active walkers. Looking for clean, well kept, friendly staff, good beds, etc - you know the drill!

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We enjoyed our recent stay at Hotel des Grandes Ecoles, on the edge of the Latin Quarter. Nice room, very quiet, great staff, and good location. We paid €191 per night for a "superior room with garden view. " Breakfast was included.

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mid-range priced hotel

Could you clarify this amount in euros per night? You may not agree with my ideas of mid-range. What generally are these sleep issues, and how will they effect acceptable recommendations? It would be very helpful to know the month are you staying in Paris? I understand you are looking for 3 rooms?

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The Hotel Empereur in the 7th arr is our favorite. It’s in a quiet neighborhood next to Napoleon’s Tomb. It’s near a metro stop (la Tour Marbourg) and restaurants. We walk all over from this base. English speaking staff, very clean, and breakfast included. Have fun in Paris!

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I searched this forum recently, interested in a reasonably priced hotel in the 6th arrondissement for a short stay by 5 couples (in our 60's). After reading a few nice comments about Grand Hotel des Balcons, I contacted the hotel for a quote, and we were offered 5 double rooms for 155€ per night. This was so much less than other hotels in the 6th that I'd been investigating. I like family-run hotels and found the owner very pleasant to work with when doing my booking. Our trip is in late Sept.

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I've enjoyed l'Empereur that Donna mentions, also Hotel Muguet (which has the nicest linens of nearly any hotel I've stayed in!) a few doors down or Hotel Relais Bosquet (which has a really nice hot breakfast). Relais Bosquet is usually the highest priced of those 3.

I also agree that we are just doing shots in the dark until we know what you mean by "mid-range priced" hotels.

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We stayed for 5 nights in May at Hotel Relais Bosquet. It was probably the best breakfast we had in France, and the staff couldn't have been nicer! The location worked well for us.

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Like Pam and Donna , I'm also fond of L'Empereur , and have stayed there often . The owners of Muguet , a few doors down the Rue Chevert , used to run L'Empereur as well , both hotels are superb - https://hotelempereurparis.com/en/ location - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hotel+de+L'Empereur/@48.8562731,2.3062557,16.75z/data=!4m16!1m7!3m6!1s0x47e66e1f06e2b70f:0x40b82c3688c9460!2sParis,+France!3b1!8m2!3d48.856614!4d2.3522219!3m7!1s0x47e67027ed87adb9:0x92b6d4a9938a4fbd!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d48.8563485!4d2.3095537

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Thank you all for the suggestions. And let me answer some of your questions:
mid-range I would consider to be 3 star hotels
sleep issues tend to be a person might have issues falling and staying asleep and larger bed or extra single in a room would be helpful
we are planning a year from now May/June 2023 with time spent in Normandy region and Paris.

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The l'Empereur, the Muguet and the Relas Bosquet are all 3* hotels.

I don't have sleep issues but I thought the beds in all 3 were very comfortable.

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Thanks for the information, studiopaperwhite. Unfortunately, star ratings in Paris mean little to nothing. The evaluations are based upon a sterile set of qualifying parameters, such as 24 hour staff, how many languages the staff speaks, 24 hour room service, etc. Comfort, charm, and overall desirability have nothing to do with it. That is why euro/night is the most accurate indicator of what you might expect. I might further speculate that 85% of the available hotels on the Left Bank are 3 or 4 star hotels. There are a few 2-star hotels, I recently saw a 1 star on St Germain (maybe the only one), and the rest are primarily 5 star with one Palais Class, the Lutetia (in the 6th on blvd Raspail).

Given the above, what you seem to be asking for is something around 150€/ night. I might place mid-priced hotels in this area of Paris closer to 200€, maybe 250€ per night for the time of year, and you’re 1 year away from your visit. If we agree that your budget window is close to 150€/night, and that you want 3 rooms, not just 1 meaning a large hotel, I might suggest the following (in addition to hotels already mentioned):

Hotel Residence des Arts

Hotel des Deux Continents

Hotel Perreyve

Hôtel Michelet Odéon

Hotel Muguet

If your budget reaches 200€ and beyond, the options grow significantly.

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Another vote for Relais Bosquet. The Rue Cler market is a block away and bus #69 covers that area. The hotel is lovely, clean, great breakfast, and has very nice staff. There are lots of restaurants for last-minute or late night dinner all within a couple of minute's walk. The hotel has some rooms with an Eiffel Tower view, and an easy 7-8 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower as is Les Invalides. The Seine is less than a 10-minute walk. There is also a laundry facility just down the street in case anyone needs one. There are also several groceries all within a 2 3 minute walk from the hotel. It's quiet at night, and the rooms are of good size. Recently remodeled with several meal plan options that are awesome. https://hotel-paris-bosquet.com/ Easy walk to all the upscale shops and restaurants in the 8th (George V area).