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Finding reasonably priced hotel in Paris

My sister is taking me to Paris as a graduation present and I was wondering if there was a hotel that was well priced in Paris. No particular location that I am looking for in Paris. Even if it is on the outscurts of Paris is fine. I would like it to be a safe, clean, and a well priced place. Thanks so much!

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Go to bookings.com or hotels.com or any of the general purpose travel sites like orbitz or travelocity. In put your dates and you can get a good idea of the price ranges for various types of hotels in different neighborhoods.

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33296 posts

Can you say what "reasonably priced" means to you? For some it may be one amount, for others a different amount. How many nights? What parts of Paris have you enjoyed before?

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I've booked with the de la port doree hotel for next Thursday. Probably because it was reasonably priced and closer to Gare Leon where I have to leave from on Saturday. I'll post on it later.

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1994 posts

Grande Hotel Jeanne d'Arc was reasonably priced when I last stayed there and it's in a great location in the Marais. If it's in your price range, book early. It fills quickly.

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angela, imagine vacationing to walt disney world, and staying in kissimmee verses at a resort in the park itself. when you start looking for hotels, look at close to the center of Paris... which happens to be Notre Dame cathedral... and stay there instead. Once you;re seasoned, you might start looking at the outskirts. It's so much nicer to leave your hotel and be steps away from the Seine and all of her Parisian follies.

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While I agree that staying as close to Notre Dame in Paris as possible would make for a lovely trip, the hotels there are often anything other than "reasonably priced" by most standards (though it would be hard to say what you consider to be reasonably priced without an actual number). I have gotten good deals staying at the edge of the city, but I don't relish the commute in. Hotel Design by Porte D'Orleans was a good deal, but a 20 minute metro ride to the Latin Quarter. I have heard there are some good hotels at good prices around the Jardin Luxembourg area - I would try to shop around in that neighborhood for deals. The Marais may have some deals as well. If you are staying for a long enough time, an apartment will save you money over a hotel.

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8293 posts

Angela's question about a "well-priced" hotel is unanswerable until she returns to define for us "reasonably" and/or "well" priced.

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There are plenty of places between "right next to Notre Dame" (i.e. probably too expensive) and "the outskirts of Paris" (in the suburbs is too far). You don't have to say in the footprint of ancient Paris to have great access to wherever you need to go without spending an arm and a leg. Consider the 11th, 12th, etc. arrondissements. I find the rue Cler area is not well served by public transportation myself . . . .

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Hotel Diana,, lovely, clean, central ( 5 minutes to Notre Dame). Near buses , metro and RER stops, walk to Cluny, Seine , etc.. checks all your boxes, except not sure what "reasonalbe " is in terms of pricing. We got a lovely double room for 98 euros..

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361 posts

ETAPhotels.com, not fancy but they are clean and well priced.

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1014 posts

Look at the accor.com hotel chain. They have several levels of hotels at different prices all over Paris.

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Just check out the RS' guidebook. Lots of suggestions in different price ranges. Do some research, you'll feel better. And centrally located is the best idea if it's your first time: the 4th, 5th, 6th arrondissements for example.

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I have never been to Paris and I don't know what the price for a hotel is on average like there. I am aware that to stay in Paris is expensive but I am just trying to discover any hotel that in your oppinion is reasonably price. I don't have an exact price that I searching for. I am just looking for options that you personally think are good choices. I am planning on staying for approximately 5 days.

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I stay at the Grand Hotel des Balcons, in the 6th. It's not fancy (the rooms are much plainer than the lobby), but it's a good value and well located. If Rick's recommendations are too expensive for you, try looking at EuroCheapo's Paris listings.

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My definition of "reasonable" for Paris is between $110 and $150. Much cheaper than San Francisco. Many of these recommendations, if not all, are in that price range. And I agree with Grier, Hotel de l'Avre is really good. Stayed there for 6 wks in 2001 (didn't know about renting apts back then) and liked it a lot.

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Several friends have suggested to me using the web site www.airbnb.com. People list apartments or rooms in their own apartment for rent. My husband and I are using that for a 5-day stay in Paris at the end of September. We narrowed our search on that web site to apartments (not a room in someone else's apartment) and searched for some specific Paris locations, like Marais, Pl de la République, Bastille, Canal St Martin. Most of the listings are fairly specific about the location and there is a map you can pull up showing specifics. I think we are paying about $94/night (in US $), and the place sounds lovely. Although the listers are not "vetted" in any way, you can read reviews posted by others who have stayed there, and people I have talked with have had good experiences.

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We were on a Rick Steves Paris city tour in May 2012. After the tour we stayed for a few days at the Hotel du Champs de Mars. This hotel is a few steps from Rue Cler and close to the Eiffel tower and metro stop. We thought it was a good value at 115 euros per night.

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I like the hotel Champ de Mars also. The rooms in the back are bigger and have 2 beds. 115 euros. they have all new mattresses and bathrooms and carpet etc. Very reasonable.