Four couples traveling to Paris in late May. We need a hotel for 3 nights and would like something located near the Eiffel Tower. Something in the 200 to 350 per night range. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Do you mean euros or your dollar? If Euros I can suggest the Hotel Aubusson, its really nice and great location, its not by the Eiffel Tower, which is an area I would not consider great at all too residential for me, too quiet,, I like quiet at night, but not streets closed up quiet, lol
If you are thinking you want to stay somewhere "central" then stay in the 5th or 6th, near the river.. you could then walk to many sites, Orsay, Invalides, Louvre, Notre Dame, St Chapelle, Cluny Medieval Museum, the Rodin etc etc..
robert, You might have a look at something like Hotel Duquesne Eiffel, Hotel du Cadran or Hotel Muguet. All are in the 7th, close to the Eiffel Tower, with convenient Metro access and lots of good restaurants. With four couples, it would be a really good idea to book as soon as you have your dates finalized. Bon Voyage!
In July of 2010 my daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Champ Du Mars in the Rue Cler area, and really enjoyed the hotel and proximity to the Eiffel Tower. About a 10 minute walk or so. http://www.hotelduchampdemars.com/index.php?lang=en The hotel also has a small elevagtor and the owners are very nice. Also down the street is an excellent Italian Restaurant called La Taverna which was excellent! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1475124-Reviews-La_Taverna-Paris_Ile_de_France.html Have a great time!
I suggest l'Hotel Hameau, 48 rue de Passy, which is where my husband I always stay. http://www.hameaudepassy.com/ It is a 7 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower (down a little hill along a charming street) and yet feels like it is in "village Paris." It is clean. And VERY quiet. And friendly. And in your price range. I have recommended it a zillion times on this site, so you can search for my enthusiastic prior rants. :-) A lot of folks on this board adore Rick's Rue Cler area, and will suggest hotels there. IMHO Rue Cler is pricy and touristy. The Passy neighborhood is less "discovered" by American tourists, so you won't hear American English on every street corner. There are tourists, of course, but they tend to be other Europeans.