My beautiful daughter is turning 40 next year, and her husband would like to take her to Paris. We are wondering if anyone can recommend a lovely hotel, special, romantic and close to the Eiffel Tower that won't totally break the bank!?
donna, Two hotels in the 7th that come to mind are Hotel Duquesne Eiffel and Hotel Muguet. As I recall, Duquesne Eiffel offered scrambled eggs and bacon as well as the usual Continental fare. Hopefully they're still doing that? Both have some rooms with views of Eiffel Tower (I believe Room 51 at Muguet has a view), so be sure to request a room facing toward the tower. Nothing says "I'm really in Paris" like opening the curtains in the morning and seeing that magnificent view. Whether hotels will "break the bank" are another question. Paris can be expensive, so some flexibility in the budget would be a good idea. Cheers!
My husband & I just spent 8 days in Paris and stayed at the Hotel de l'Empereur. We loved this hotel, our room was beautiful and quite large for Paris and the bathroom was huge. The hotel staff is amazing, very friendly and helpful. Hotel de l'Empereur is in the Rue Cler area and is very close to the Eiffel Tower. We paid 170 euros per night. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the post Leslie. I'll be staying there next month :-). Can't wait to check it out.
Last year, my wife and I went to Paris on vacation, we are fortysomethings and my wife was apprehensive about going to Paris after a week in the UK. After months of reading reviews, we settled on the Le Fabe Hotel in Paris. Talk about a 180! Our experience at that hotel in the 14th, has completely transformed my wife and she can't wait to go back to Paris. We are finalizing our itinerary for another visit next year. The hotel staff is out of this world polite and charming and helpful in every respect. The rooms are pretty small but comfortable with free wifi (if that's your thing) I've heard the breakfast is nice. Although, for us, stopping at one of three bakeries on the way to the Metro two blocks away seemed far more Parisian. Don't get me wrong, this is not a hotel right next door to Le Tour Eiffel, but it is far enough from the Sheraton American hotel and the 500 people selling souvenir Eiffel Tower keychains. Le Fabe's staff speak perfect English and everything is squeaky clean with bakeries, cafes and restaurants a plenty. This is not a horse drawn carriage with champagne and caviar, but the entire experience of working with the hotel as her first interaction with Paris completely set the stage for an amazing trip. If she could, she'd live next door to the hotel. Paris is a very romantic city and has been so for a thousand years. In my humble opinion, getting away from the Champs-Elysees to experience what gave Paris this reputation was worth every penny. Hit a local market and grab some cheese, bread, wine and a couple of glasses and visit the Seine or a nice park next to the Eiffel Tower. Pure romance. Bon Voyage
Wow Douglas. That hotel is a winner. That's the Montparnasse neighborhood, a very nice area.
You guys are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, as usual!!! I've been to Paris once and only once and did it "on the cheap," and my son-in-law wants to upgrade for this special Birthday!! Thank ALL of you so much, and I'm printing this up and giving it to him. And, I will babysit the kids while they're gone! Thanks so much.