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Parisian hotel on a budget?

Has anyone been to a decent Paris Hotel that charges about 100 euros a night? (it has to have an elevator) Also, is air conditioning a must for Paris in late september (we will arrive on the 24th). I'd have more options if we could forgo the A/C, but my mom can't sleep if the room is stuffy or too hot.

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100 euro per ni in Paris for 2 w/ a/c is close to impossible unless you try priceline or you could look for a special at www.accorhotels.com website. They are a big chain that may have room at their Ibis brand. However they will not be walking distance to central Paris it would entail a metro ride. If you are willing to try a non a/c hotel but central look into Hotel L'Hameau nr Trocadero. Other than that you will need to incr your per day to 150 Euros.
Usually late Sept is OK without a/c but one really never knows. gd luck.

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Look at the Campanile chain - - they're all over town, mostly air-conditioned, most have elevators. The one that calls itself Bastille, ain't exactly, but it's close enough, in a pretty good area, and has two metro stations (different lines) within a couple hundred yards.

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Hotel Muguet has what you need and if you book online it looks as though you can get a rate of 115 euros/night if you stay 3 days. I've stayed here 3 times. Excellent stays each time. Rue Cler neighborhood, close to the Tower Effiel, Invalides, Rodin Museum and metro stops. Elevator is tiny but it works. They have AC. Tripadvisor reviews are great. By the way how is Lower Columbia College these days?

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Another consideration: check with the hotel you re the a/c. Make sure they still run it in late September. It's not like in an American hotel or motel, where you can control it yourself all year long.

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I stayed at the Hotel Tourisme( http://www.hotel-paris-tourism.com) last August. It was a clean 2 star with A/C, brand new elevator, and WiFi, that was right next to the Motte Picquet-Grenelle Metro line and the Champ de Mars (opposite side from Rue Cler). Prices start at €94/night. I found it to be a great value and location and I really liked that it was right next to the Sunday Market (underneath metro line). Brent http://engineeringatravelplan.blogspot.com

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I know two hotels that are central, have elvators and a/c and are about 100 euros a night,, but, unfortunately I doubt you will get a room at them,, its too late to get a good deal for a September hotel room, in fact,, its late for getting a room then period,, its VERY busy in Paris in September, trade shows etc.. good luck, try these anyways. Hotel Eugenie( clean rooms, mini fridges, good location) Hotel St Pierre( clean but older slightly shabby rooms, good location ) I have not stayed here, but like location and its well reviewed in other forums, the Hotel Diana.

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Go to booking.com and see what they have, look at the number scores as well as the comments tho...I've usually had good luck with them!

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Try the Residence du Palais. It's right across from the Luxemborg Gardens a bit south of the Seine. I got an incredibly good rate (like 50 euros a night). I haven't stayed there and am unsure if it has an elevator. But It has rave reviews and is in a great location for a great price. Also while i've never been to Paris, I'm sure A/C is not required for late Sept.

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'a bit south of the Seine ......I haven't stayed there and am unsure ......' The place is a mile from the river and that's if Lux Gardens is open and you can cut through the park. The nearest metro station is a single-liner that doesn't go anywhere useful. 'Also while i've never been to Paris, I'm sure A/C is not required for late Sept' True, if you don't mind a room on an upper floor when the temperature on the steet is in the upper eighties and there's no wind blowing.

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If you can go to 110 euro the Sevigne in the Marais has twins for late Sept with AC, although I rather doubt you'd need AC then. Very good location steps from the St. Paul metro, small elevator. http://www.le-sevigne.com/

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If you can compromise on a/c (not sure why you'd need it in late September), try the Hotel de l'Avre. It has an elevator and rooms are less than 100 euros.

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The Hotel Ideal on Emile-Zola in the 15th arrond. is under €100 a night, AND it has an elevator. Check it out. We like it a lot. I very much doubt you would need AC in September. But I agree with the other post you have left it late to be looking. I hope you get lucky.

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The record high temp for Paris in September is 90F. Paris data comes from an open area out at Roissy. The central part of the city sits at the bottom of a saucer. The August 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in the city. Pay your money and take your chances. If the OP wants a/c, she should have it.

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Ed, be fair. The Op is talking about late September, not August. The 15,000 (actually a bit fewer than that) figure for the 2003 heatwave is for the whole of France, not Paris, and the majority were the elderly and infirm who were therefore more vulnerable.

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I was wrong. Norma's correct, the death figure was for all of France, but it was heat-related deaths - - the fact that some folks were predisposed is immaterial. My other data is correct. Anecdotal information is useless. If you figure averages, you take a chance. However, If you're worried about something, you need to take the worst case and add a cushion since records are always being broken. Since the elevator was a necessity, one could reasonably assume that there might be a heat-tolerance issue as well. It makes no difference what some idiot redneck like me can tolerate; my opinion is useless. What matters are the facts. I stated them - - almost.

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I like Hotel du Turenne. It is between Napoleon's tomb and rue Cler. Rates are reasonable; it has A/C; there is an elevator. Plus, the breakfast room is large and open 24 hrs. I wouldn't expect late September to be hot. Probably just right!

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You might want to think about renting an apartment. There are some trade offs but it is usually about half the price of a hotel and we find having access to a kitchen and washer and dry very convenient. We used www.vrbo.com when we stayed in Paris.

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Wow, this topic has really taken off! I managed to talk my mom out of the A/C requirement, but we still need an elevator. We also need to be able to crack a window open at night without getting a dose of air pollution from a busy street. But savings in other areas of the trip have bumped my paris budget up around 120-130 euros a night, which is good news! Still, it would be nice to keep the cost low so that I can splurge on a venice hotel.

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We like Hotel Grandes Ecoles in the Latin Quarter on Rue Cardinal Lemione. No AC but has elevator. We paid 134 euros for our last stay and all the rooms overlook a garden/terrace area with outdoor seating. It is really nice to have huge trees just outside your window. Wonderful staff there too.

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Thanks to everyone who helped! After much internal debate and endless searching I finally decided on Hotel Tourisme. If anyone is still looking for a cheap, central hotel in Paris for late september/october, you might be able to book a good room there for 100 euros. Other then Hotel Tourisme, it seemed like the entire city was booked up for september! That's just what I get for last minute planning. Next time I will start looking at hotels a full year in advance.

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Sounds good. I am glad you have a hotel with AC - I was in Paris year in mid-September and it was pretty warm. Without the AC, I would not have slept much at all.

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I have stayed by the metro LaMotte-Picquet, Grenelle which has cheaper hotels since it is not in the tourist areas. I also would consider hotels off the #10 line like Emile Zola or Charles Michels. If you google hotels by the metro line in Paris there is a site to give you ideas. Always look up those hotels on line using trip advisor or some other review site and read reviews. I stayed at Europe Hotel steps from the Grenelle metro stop in November and was pleased.

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Emily, I rented three rooms for the 5 of us for two nights at the Mercure near the Eiffel Tower. I booked through booking.com. My total bill was 555 Euroes. Two of the rooms had Eiffel views, like so close it seemed like it was within a stone's throw. I thought it was an excellent deal. Don't do the breakfast. You can go a few blocks into the local district and pick up choc filled croissants for .80! Good luck!