Hotels in Paris

My wife and I have reservations at Hotel Muguet which is located in the 7th for 4 nights this June. While this hotel has received very good reviews on Trip Advisor, I am a little concerned that the seventh arrondissement may not be best location and the 5th and 6th may be a better. This is our first trip to Paris and would appreciate the thoughts of frequent visitors to Paris. Thanks

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2276 posts

The 7th is RS's favorite neighborhood. You're right around the corner from Rue Cler. You are walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and next to the Hotel des Invalides. Maybe Napoleon's ghost is still out and about. Very desirable neighborhood.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17780 posts

Tom, I always stay in the 7th, and it's a great neighborhood. There are lots of nice restaurants there, walking distance to some of the main sites (Eiffel Tower) and good access to transportation via the Metro. Have fun in Paris!

Posted by Ray
Portland, Oregon, USA
1356 posts

hi, a agree with the previous posters. my first trip early last year i stayed at the Hotel De Turenne and it was imo a perfect location for what i wanted to see. Its about 2 blocks SW from where yorue staying. i really didnt expect to find a good/central place w/in my budget, but i did. Btw, there is a new? laundromat just outside the doors of the hotel Turenne if youre interested and the Ecole Militaire stop was really convenient imo. You WILL love Paris, Happy trails.

Posted by David
Chicago
42 posts

Tom, nothing wrong with the 7th but we have been to Paris four times and always stay in the 6th. It is a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens, place St Michel and Notre Dame! I actually think Rue Cler is a bit over rated, sorry Rick!

Posted by David
Chicago
42 posts

Tom, nothing wrong with the 7th but we have been to Paris four times and always stay in the 6th. It is a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens, place St Michel and Notre Dame! I actually think Rue Cler is a bit over rated, sorry Rick!

Posted by Jim
Dallas, Texas, USA
495 posts

You'll love it! We are staying in this area again this summer.

Posted by Richard
Los Angeles
633 posts

Stop second guessing yourself, you have a fine place to stay. Move on to planning other parts of your trip.

Posted by Bev
Decorah, Iowa, USA
250 posts

We usually stay in the 5th and have used the Claude Bernard, the Hotel St. Jacques and the St. Christoper. I like the 5th because we are close to the zoo, the Jardins de Luxembourg, the Pantheon and some good inexpensive resturants because of the students at the Sorbonne. The room we had at the St. Christophe was small but the price included breakfasts. At the t. Jacques, one room was big and the bathroom was party size. We had to pay for breakfast. We were at the Claude Bernard on our first trip. My husband didn't like it because the walls were thin. I liked the location beside the Sorbonne. All of us have our favorites so you just have to sort through the information. We check Trip Advisor but are not bound by it. I can deal with a smaller room IF everything is clean. Don't second guess yourself if you like the location and the price is good. For four nights, I can tolerate a lot except dirt and really bad beds. :)

Posted by Tom
Oak Brook, IL
160 posts

Thanks to All for responding. I've decided to stay put.

Posted by Ray
Portland, Oregon, USA
1356 posts

hi again, one great thing about traveling is that you can go back unless youre persona-nograta. if you dont like the place, theres nothing to keep you there either. you may pay some fees or days, but if you cant tolerate it, move! the way i see it, its a bed, shower and crapper. all i want is clean and more or less secure. there are many of them all around the place and if i dont like it, then the next time i go back it wont be to the same place! btw, if you dont like the place, scout out others that you think you will like the next time so it wont be a black box. happy trails.

Posted by Dave
Stamford, CT, USA
25 posts

The 7th is a nice neighborhood. I'll be in Paris for two night, prior to a RS tour in May. I went with the 6th as I felt there was more to see and do there and close by. I basically was considering the 4-7 arrondisements. Got a pretty good deal on hotel and it's just a place to sleep for me. It's the Hotel Clement which is just a block south of Blvd. St. Germain. Good area being in walking distance to many attractions and restaurants.

Posted by Crystal
Marion
21 posts

My husband and I love the 7th. We stayed there on our first trip to Paris and I we will stay there again when we return next year. I loved being able to walk to the Eiffel Tower anytime we wanted, plus we thought the restaurants were the best in that area.

Posted by Janice
Edmonds, WA, USA
6 posts

My husband and I stayed on the Rue Cler, in the 7th, and REALLY enjoyed the neighborhood with all types of restaurants and markets close by. A few blocks to a pharmecy and the underground Metro. We stayed at the Hotel LeVique for a week, and it worked out great. Janice
Edmonds, WA

Posted by Karen
Sacramento, CA, USA
31 posts

I just returned from Paris - we stayed in the 5th and loved it, but I don't think you should worry. You will likely enjoy quiet nights (ours were a bit noisy on the weekend!) for resting and it's so easy to get around with the Metro and bus that you won't be 'stuck' if you want to venture out. Enjoy!

Posted by Jim
Houston, TX, USA
27 posts

The first time in Paris, I stayed in Rue Cher at the Leveque and took walks from here to Eiffel Tower, Napoleon's Tomb and the nearby Rodin. But like Dave, several times since then I've stayed in the 6th at the Clement one block from St. Germain and prefer it as a base for many more places to see and things to do: St. Germain sights & restaurants, Norte Dame, Louvre, Left bank, Cluny Museum and Luxembourg Gardens. I've done the Marais and Left Bank walks from here as well as the Sevres-Babylone to St. Sulpice boutique stroll. Close by Metro stops are a blocks away make it very easy to visit the Eiffel, Pere Lachaise Cemetery and Montmartre and the Champs-Elysees.

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3076 posts

One thing for sure, if you stay in the 7th you'll be in the company of many Americans. For some reason when people hear Paris their first thought is the Eiffel Tower. The more trips you take the more you'll find out there's a WHOLE lot more in Paris other than the Eiffel Tower and cafes full of fellow Americans on the 7th.

Posted by Tom
Oak Brook, IL
160 posts

My thanks to all for responding. We are going to stay put as I'm a little concrened it might be too late to change. Next time to Paris, we'll try the 6th

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3076 posts

If you want to stay put that's fine, and I'm glad you made a decision. However, your hotel reservation should be accompanied by the cancellation policy. Every hotel has one. It's never too late to change hotels up until the cancellation deadline. People do it all the time. I can't even imagine how many cancellations per day the Parisien hoteliers must receive. If you're in a great place that you love then good for you. If you want to change then do it. It's your vacation and you should do what makes YOU happy.