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ramada paris tour eiffel

has anyone stayed at the Ramada Paris Tour Eiffel hotel, and does a train go right to the hotel? as you can see we are trying to keep things simple coming from Frankfurt. looking for a nice hotel with little ground transportation to the tower and shops. also, how far is the airport from this hotel. thanks tom

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It is exactly half way between 2 stations on the No 6 Metro line, its about 200 yds from either Dupleix or Grenelle stations. The No 6 is an elevated line in this section (just like Chicago). It about a 15 minute walk to the tower from there.
Previous post indicates you are still deciding how to get there (train is the way to go) but if flying, you could be coming into one of two airports (Don't even think about RyanAir, that's Beauvais, way out of town).

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have you stayed at this hotel? do we need ground transportation once we get off the train to the hotel? ugh

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If you're trying to keep it as simple as possible you could take a cab from the train station you will reach upon arrival from Frankfurt. If you're trying to keep it economical you can take the metro from that station to one or the other of the above mentioned metro stations and walk from there. If staying near a metro station is important to you, I would advise a different hotel. I'm sure you can find a hotel near a metro station. I would definitely take the train as opposed to flying from Frankfurt.

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Did you check reviews on this hotel on trip advisor? What are their reviews?

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You need to ride the Metro to get to the Ramada. Paris is a big city. From Gare de l'Est, take the No 7 Metro (direction Villejuif or Mairie d'Ivry) and go 5 stops to Opera and change to the No 8 (direction Balard) and go 6 stops and get off at La Motte-Picquet/Grenelle. Walk a couple of blocks west on Boulevard de Grenelle to the Ramada.

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From this and your other question, you seem to be wanting to head to Paris with no guidebook or other source of info, just showing up in a large city and hoping to find your way with your short time there. This will not work - no wonder you're confused about how to get around, and seem intimidated by all the details people are giving.

Trains from Frankfurt arrive at Gare de l'Est (Paris has 7 train stations). Flights from Frankfurt am Main airport arrive at Orly or Charles de Gaulle airports. None of these points of arrival from Frankfurt are near the Eiffel Tower - sorry. You'll need a taxi or the Metro; for several people, with limited time, on a first visit, I'd recommend a taxi.

Even for your two day visit, things will go much better if you get a guidebook. Rick has Pocket Paris, and other companies also sell mini-guides designed for those who aren't going to be there long and so don't need a full-sized guidebook. Any guidebook will have details about hotels, transportation (how to use the Metro, buses, taxis, etc), and other necessary things to make your trip enjoyable instead of frustrating or anxiety-filled. One advantage of getting Rick's book over others is that he is fond of the Rue Clair area, which is close to the Tower, so he has lots of hotel recommendations in that area.

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Gail's point is well received.

@Tom, you didn't answer her question. If you had, is this still your first choice?

If it were me I would be reluctant to consider a place which of the 1800 hotels listed by TA is behind 1164 of them, especially with so many recent very poor reviews.

Harold's point is also very much considered.

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Just wanted to say thanks to Sam, Andrea, Gail and Harold for all your priceless information. I am buying Ricks pocket size Paris guide book. I am feeling more at ease when I keep reading in this forum. I just want to make this trip one to remember for all the right decisions I will make. Tom

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In the meantime have a look at parisbytrain.com and tomsguidetoparis.com

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If your objective is to stay near the Eiffel Tower, why don't you get a hotel near there -- there are many -- and I stayed at the Hotel Eber Mars and loved it. Take the taxi from the airport to get there. It's not horribly expensive, and most of the time by staying in a location close to the site(s) you want to see will save you more in transportation costs than the few dollars saved by staying in a hotel that requires twice daily taxi rides, etc. The airport is pretty far from Paris Center. For me, wasting hours on a train rather than a quick flight when I have limited time to spend in a destination I Really Want to See is just plain worth it.

Use booking.com or venere.com for the most reliable hotel reviews. These two sites require a personal stay in the hotel to post a review, unlike Trip Advisor. You can indicate which area of Paris you want to stay in, and they will show what's available in that particlar area.

The Eber Mars is surrounded by great inexpensive bistros, pizzerias, etc., and is close to a very large bus station. (Military something, sorry don't have time to look it up now).

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Frankfurt-Paris by DB ICE (express train), which we did last summer, is very fast and easy. Agreed that the German ICE is nicer than French TVG on this route. It's a lot less hassle to take the train from city center to city center than go to and from the airports, go through security, etc. The amount of time spent by train and plane comes out about the same.

Edit: guess this should have gone under your question about transporation and not the hotel.

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Bets, so glad you chimed in here, you're the expert along with Ed on this subject. Thomas: maybe you should PM Bets.

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Opened my trap too soon. In fact, it's 3:49 minutes Frankfurt to Paris on the DB ICE. There are a couple direct ones per day with no change of train. So at almost four hours, flying might be a tad faster. I just had the memory of a quick, hassle-free transit from Paris to Frankfurt last summer.

Agree with the others that if you aren't feeling comfortable and have limited time, catch a taxi from the train station or airport to your hotel. You can take public transportation once you are situated and oriented.