Will be in Paris two nights - Oct 17-18 - flying in to CDG on the 17th am and flying out from ORY early morning on the 19th. Please suggest reasonable places to stay for two adults (males) with convenient access to metro. Thanks.
Many "reasonable" places in Paris. I'd suggest looking at a website like booking.com for a hotel close to the RER "B" line, which serves both CDG and Orly. Here's an RER map: http://parisbytrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/rer.pdf. Booking.com shows hotels on a map that includes the RER stops, and shows availability by date and room rates. A hotel near the St-Michel or Chatelet RER station would be well located for sightseeing in the day and a half you have, but anywhere near the "B" line between, say, Gare du Nord and Denfert Rochereau would work as a base, using the metro to get around quickly. Google Earth is also a good tool for locating hotels and stations. You might not have a lot of choices only a month out, but you should be able to find something "reasonable" if you're not too choosy. Have a good time!
I can give you the names of 2 or 3 hotels which I consider reasonable but what do you consider "reasonable"?
Thanks, Dick. The first hotel I had booked (on booking.com) happened to be too far away from RER. Now I got the bearing. Many thanks. Norma, reasonable to me is 100 euros or less, per night.
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Hi Jayvant - not sure if you are ok with a hostel, but HostelBookers.com might have some options in that price range. Also, have your considered getting a flat for those 2 nights? AirBnB is a great place to start. You don't have to be staying for weeks at a time to get a flat, so it's definitely work checking out, especially if you're on a budget.
I stayed at Solar Hotel (http://www.solarhotel.fr/en/) earlier this year. Within your price range, comfortable, and very close to an RER station on Line B, which serves both CDG and ORY.
Hotel St Peirre,by the Sorbonne great location, walk to St Michel RER/metro station, walk to Notre Dame, Louvre , Orsay, Siene, food store ( Monoprix,has take out on first level and full groceries on bottom level, walk to back of store and take escalator downstairs) .. Rooms are cheap and clean, staff nice. Hotel Diana, Hotel College du France.. all good choices for central , clean, and cheap, but all may be full as they are good cheap hotels in central locations , so get checking fast!
Also try the Hotel Cluny Sorbonne - we paid about 100 euros per night for a room for 2 people (2 beds). You can take the RER from CDG to the St.-Michel stop to get to the hotel, without having to transfer to the Metro. This may save some time and confusion.
I am having trouble finding these hotels on booking.com I found St Pierre - but that was full. Am I supposed to type the word Hotel, as in Hotel Diana?
Maybe they're not on Booking. Not everything is.
http://www.hotel-diana-paris.com/English.phtml http://www.hotel-collegedefrance.com/en/ http://www.hotel-cluny.fr/hotel-cluny-sorbonne-paris-en.html I just googled these. You can find hotels on tripadvisor.com, hotels.com, and doubtless other sites. Try googling something like "paris hotels latin quarter." Or use Google Earth: set it to show hotels and train stations, then zoom in on the neighborhood(s) close to your RER line. It won't show every hotel but it will show enough. Clicking on the hotel icon will get you to its website and you can take it from there!