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Paris 1st time-5e, 6e- Update: Best Western Hotel Jardin de Cluny

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When I first posted this thread I was looking in the 7e but as I'm reading this helpline and tripadvisor I think the 5e or 6e or 4e is the way to go for me. I still haven't made up my mind on which hotel to book but I'm looking in those areas. Too many choices.. my budget is in the $200- $240 dollars per/nite.
thanks

Posted by
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Hi Fernando--I like the 7th. It's mostly quiet and residential and generally has access to good metro stops. Depending on where you are in the seventh you can usually walk to interesting sites as well. I think it's a good place to stay.

Posted by
3313 posts

The 7th is very popular with Rick Steves readers because of the Rue Cler neighborhood. But it is some distance from most of Paris' sights and largely an area of government buildings. Long streets of blank stone buildings.

You can find budget accomodations and more atmosphere in the 5th and the 18th along Rue des Abbesses.

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I am renting from this lady in the Latin Quarter this summer. I stayed near the Eiffel last year and it was nice but not much happening after hours

Victoria-Parishomes
67 rue Corvisart 75013 Paris France
http://www.victoria-parishomes.com

Posted by
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I am not into the 7th at all, there is nothing much there but the Eiffel Tower, which you can see just as easily from other areas anyways,,
I love the 5th and the 6th.

Look at Hotel Le Regent( google it) , on Rue Dauphine, in the 6th, You will love the area, nice litte cafes and shops, love the street scene, a little quieter then parts of the 5th but not as dead as the 7th.

Hotel le Regents standard rooms are TINY, but the deluxe rooms were nice, with nice washrooms etc.
Eventually you just have to make up your mind, and I hope you aren't travelling anytime in the near future as rooms get booked up pretty well for summer. August does offer some deals though.

Posted by
157 posts

You can try Hotel des Grandes Ecoles in the 5 th, I've stayed there twice and have been very pleased. It is a very nice, very quiet hotel, and would meet your budget...just reserve early.

http://www.hotel-grandes-ecoles.com/

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I stayed in the 6th last month and it was perfect. I rented an apartment off Blvd St. Germain and would do it again in a second.

Posted by
2007 posts

For the first time in Paris, any of these arrondisements are wonderful. I personally like the 4th, and the 2nd --- but after you know the city a bit you will know exactly where you want to stay on future trips.

Posted by
2007 posts

Yes, I agree about the 7th, being a little too quiet and out of the way -- though there is the rue cler area and some restaurants and shops around, but for the past 3 or 4 trips I have taken to Paris, I stay on the right bank, closer to the action that is more interesting to me. I like the Les Halles area (2e), the Marais, I even stayed in the 16e & 9e -- that I thought were good also. I like St. Germain area too. Very interesting to walk in these areas.

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We rented an apt in the 7th last year and ended up feeling like we spent way too much time getting to & from the places we really wanted to see. So...on a do-over this year, we had an apt on St. Andre des Arts in the 6th, just a block or so from the St. Michel metro. The difference it made was amazing. We were so close to the metro, restaurants, museums, the Seine, etc. We would probably never choose to stay in the 7th again. For us it was too far from most things of interest. I'll second the notion that the 7th is a "quiet" area (lots of embassies)--not many cafes, etc. I guess it just depends on what you plan to do in Paris.

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I fell in love with the Montparnasse district 45 years ago and I keep going back. On the boarder of the 14th and the 6th Arrondissement...you can easily walk to Jardin de Luxemborg, St Germain de Pres...most of the latin quarter is within 15 minutes. I stay in one of two hotels on Rue Delambre...the Hotel Delambre or the Hotel Lenox...within steps of metro Vavin...on the same block as James Joyce's favorite Bar (Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald both drank there), within a block of Le Select, La Rotunda and Le Dome...all famous hangouts for writers and other artists from the "Belle Epoch" through the 60's (and maybe even today). The hotel Delambre is about $170 and the Lenox is about $250.

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We're going to stay in the Grand Hotel Levique right out of Rick's guidebook in Rue Cler. It being a quiet place is a good thing, maybe we'll have a good sleep! I feel we can walk around many different places during the day, so we'll visit some of these other neighborhoods. But for hotel, Rue Cler seems like a good place to me.

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After several days of research, trip advisor, venere, etc. I chose Hotel Jardin de Cluny. Close to the Siene river and NotreDame and I got a rate of 139 Euros/nite. Has anyone here stayed in this place?

Posted by
632 posts

Fernando,

I haven't stayed at that hotel, but I've stayed in the Neighborhood...

From the comments on tripadvisor I think you've made a very good choice...the hotel looks very nice from the pics and I can tell you that the neighborhood is the best for most of the exploring you will do in Paris...(I'm partial to the left bank). Have a great trip and come back and tell us all about the great things you discovered while there.

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Hi Fernando, Tricia will enjoy renting a studio from my friend Victoria at http://www.victoria-parishomes.com I have rented her Studio Notre Dame and it is in a GREAT location. I agree with Jim that Hotel des Grandes Ecoles is a nice hotel in the 150 euro range and is also well located. It has the added bonus of a large garden courtyard. Both are in the 5e.