I will be traveling solo to Paris for a few days in June before beginning the Rick Steves Eastern European tour. I have hypoglycemia and need to eat a more substantial breakfast. I am looking for a hotel that serves cereal and yogurt in addition to the usual baguette/croissant and coffee. My price range is about 75-115 euros per night for a single room in a safe hotel. This will be my 7th visit to Paris so I am fairly familiar with it. Thanks for any help you can give!
The Ibis chain has a standard all-you-can eat breakfast which includes potato omlette, ham, all kinds of cheeses, yogurt, fruit, along with the standard breads, croissants, cereals, and drinks. It's the same in all Ibis hotels and costs about 10 or 11 euros. There are several Ibis in Paris at different prices depending upon the popularity of the neighborhood.
angela.. I don't as a rule do hotel breakfasts ( see no reason to pay more for the same thing I can get cheaper by walking to nearest cafe and paying less! ) but have on rare occasion had it thrown in on a special deal ( as you may know it is not a feature normally assumed included in room fee) and many while mostly bread and such,,did include yogurts and cheeses.( protein foods needed for a good start for those with various issues as you know)
Hotel Diana is in your price range. Its in a good area.. and I did not eat there but saw the breakfast and it included cereal and yogurt. Sorry do not recall the price as we would walk up to Breakfast in America , a restaurant about a 5 min. walk away and have absolutely delish breakies there .. three days out of 7 .. as my bf likes eggs/omelettes ,, you know massive feeds. It is also one of the few places in Paris where one will ever get a coffee refill.. lol
I think you should just book a hotel that works for you and get breakfast out.. and really I find most hotel breakfast rooms gruesome since they are often in basements.. yuck( at Hotel Diana its nicely located just off lobby) .
You could also find a hotel that has a mini fridge and just buy some yogurts and cheese to stock it with. .
It might be hard to find cereal and yoghurt in a Paris cafe. One idea is to book at a hotel somewhere near a branch of the Franco-Belgian health food cafe chain Exki - there's a list of them at http://www.exki.be/fr-fr/content/petite-faim
Thank you everyone for your very helpful replies. Hotel Diana looks perfect but I have to wait until 60 days in advance to book per their policy. The Ibis chain looks like it would be good as well if Hotel Diana doesn't pan out. Thank you again everyone for your suggestions!