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budget hotels in Paris

My wife & I are going to our first trip to Europe in September. Our budget for hotels is $120 USD or less per night. What hotels do you recommend in Paris? Please advise. Thx. Gil

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Hotel de l'Empereur, which is across from Hotel des Invalides. www.hotelempereur.comDon't get the two confused, you don't want to try to book the Hotel des Invalides, only Napoleon gets to sleep there and they say he's grumpy over morning croissants.Unfortunately, it was within the price range you state in 2005 for a double, 90E then which was about $100/night, but if they are now at 100E then it is $150/night, above the range you gave.

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The Ibis chain is a good budget hotel that has prices within what you want to spend. They have locations all over Paris. Check out www.accorhotels.com which handles the Ibis, Mercure, AllSeasons, etc.

Don't expect romantic, Old World, Parisian charm - these are modern budget hotels similar to a Best Western, Hilton Garden or Hampton Inn.

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Oddly enough , rates for some hotels actually go up in Sept , with best prices in August. September is the start of the new season, fashion etc, and I think the trade show season also starts, so, for a good rate start looking now , there are usaully some good rates for early bird bookings.

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Try Hotel Laveque on the Rue Cler. I just checked it for Sept. availability, and there are lots of open dates. The cost is 67E/night. It is a great location for access to lots of key sights, and the train.

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http://www.hrs.de/showHomepage.do;jsessionid=60E8D3768B51D22604A680E3152E9F96?clientId=ZW5fX0hSUw--&cid=11-3&activity=showClear

Try this URL to HRS hotels...they ahve good deals in Europe. We stayed in the Eiffel tower neighborhood...safer and good access to everything. A quick jaunt over to the river and onto the hop on/off BOAT, you can get a quick city orientation for cheap and most stops drop you right where you need to be, except the Arch de Triumph, which is a hump, but worth it...stop at eat at Chez Clemente's...reasonable prices (for Paris) and good food...

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Hotel Porte Doree is inexpensive, clean and near the metro. They have non smoking rooms too. Some rooms are more quiet, so if you are a light sleeper ask for the ones away from the metro.

http://www.paris-hotels-paris.com/index.htm

This July I'm heading back to Paris and will be staying at an apartment. I have a 1 bedroom with full kitchen and washing machine for $111.25 per night or 890 euros a week. There's many web sites to choose from, and many owners post in multiple sites.

Two sites I found were perfectlyparis.com and www.paris-interiors.com

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We like Hotel l'Esperance on rue Pascal in the 5th arr. It's just south of r. Mouffetard market and near several bistros. Close to buses, 3-4 blocks from metro stop. About 78Euros for a double, clean, accomodating, small, quiet.

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Oops!! I mean 890 euros a week or 111 EUROS per night!! OOPS Indeed!!
Still 111 euros a night is great, and my apartment is a hop from the Notre Dame exit.

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I have tried quite some hotels in Paris on all types of Budgets ranging from 2 to 4 stars. At 100 or so USD a night I would suggest a new 3 star hotel. They look and feel like good luxury without costing it. And try to take something on the right bank. The prices are about 25-30% less just because they are on that side of the river.
I went to Hotel Taylor which was pretty cool. Their official pices are much higher but I got it quite cheap on their site. But as the hotel is slightly out of the tourist trap zone it was quite cheap for something you can not get elsewhere. It is in the Republique area (Canal Saint Martin or Grands Boulevards). Lots of easy metro access.
Their website is www.paristaylorhotel.com.
Good luck with Paris. :-)

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My vote for a budget hotel is the Hotel de Turenne located in the 7th Arr on Ave de Tourville. It's in between les Invalides & the Eiffel tower & only a block or so from Ecole Militaire metro. I double with shower is 75 euros.

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Here is another vote for Ibis. They do have good prices, you get breakfast, they are clean and have AC if it gets too hot. We stayed at the one near Gare du Nord which was handy for catching the Metro to everyplace else.

This place looks fun too!
http://www.mamashelter.com/

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Hotelformule1 on Rue Dr. Babinski is around 45E per night, per room. Bath/toilet are down the hall. Almost next door is Etap Hotel, also a member of the Accor group. It is around 63E per room, per night, insuite. It is a 5-6 block to a bus and 10 blocks to the Metro.

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Residence Du Palais in the 6th right across the street from the Jardin Du luxembourg. Nice area, some great cafes. I paid 55 euro a night for a single, the toilet is down the hall, but you have your own sink and shower. My room was cleaned daily.

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This poster's question is over a year old. I'm sure Gil has been to Paris and come back by now, so maybe he can post which hotel he chose and what he actually paid.

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Budget Hotels in Paris : you have rooms hotels start in USD$ 25 , and you can read the comments without censorship of the users . I hope it was helful Greetings!

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Check Timhotels. March 2010 we stayed at the Timhotel Eiffel Tower. In March it was reasonable and came with breakfast and the people were very friendly and helpful. Close to Dupleix Metro for easy access to all sites and ten minute walk to Eiffel Tower. It's in a neighborhood with small shops where we were able to buy our dinners. Timhotels has other locations in Paris as well.