I have spent days online looking for THE hotel to stay in while in Paris on a budget...under euro 120/night...and cannot decide...just want a clean and quiet room with a comfy bed and close metro access...any recs from anyone ? I would appreciate it so much...I need to make a decision toute de suite !
Any of the arrondissments you list 4,5,6,7 would be wonderful, find a good room and jump on it! And for best night's sleep -- do you mean quiet? Paris is a jumping city and many places are not that quiet. The 7th arr. is farther away from the night-time action. Or, bring earplugs, you don't go to Paris to sleep!
My husband and I stayed at Hotel de Sevres (22 rue de l'Abbe Gregorie) in the 6th district Sept. '08. It is about 110 euro and is clean, very quiet, and close to the Metro. Don't pay for the breakfast at the hotel. There are several good pastry shops around the corner. Hope this helps.
To increase your chances of getting a quiet room, ask for one, in French; include this phrase in your e-mail to the hotel: une chambre tranquille, s'il vous plaît. For getting a quieter room in Paris, more important than arrondissement is that the room be in the back or on the side and not have a window on a main street or above a sidewalk terrace/bar.
If you click on the "Situation" tab on the Grandes Ecoles website you can see the location of the nearest metro stops--possibly you could use that info to calculate the distance!
thanks for the replies...I tried the Hospital-hotel as the location is tops but they don't have availability for the nights I need...the hotels des grandes ecoles looks tranquille but not so close to the metro...anyone give me a heads up on this hotel ?
residence du Palais I paid 55 euro a night for a single room the area was quiet real nice and had so many wonderful restaurants. It was a two block walk to the Vauvin metro stop. the room was clean,occaisionally I could hear people walking in the hall. The toilet is down the hall but you have your own shower.
residence du Palais I paid 55 euro a night for a single room the area was quiet real nice and had so many wonderful restaurants. It was a two block walk to the Vauvin metro stop. the room was clean,occaisionally I could hear people walking in the hall. The toilet is down the hall but you have your own shower. It is right across the street from the jardin du luxembough in the 6th
We liked Hotel Levesque on Rue Cler. We were there last February - the weather was nice and there were no other tourists in sight. Maybe a bit loud in the morning but the location can't be beat.
See especially Jona's descriptions of the Paris arrondissements, from Kent's reposting a while back, to assist in deciding on hotel locations. Found it using the advanced google search that we learned about recently. This is another of those posts that we need to save.
Karen, go to TripAdvisor.com. Go to Europe section and type in the name of any hotel you are interested in. There will undoubtedly be reviews of it by recent visitors as well as recent pictures. I have found this information to be very useful in choosing hotels.
thanks once again for all the helpful advice...normally I would not place this much importance on a hotel but I am travelling with a companion who has sleep issues due to an illness and so I want to find the right place so our days will not be affected by too much fatigue ...no recs for the Hotel des grandes ecoles ?
We liked Hotel des Grandes Ecoles--our only issue was that the room was tiny--but that's the case with many Paris hotels. The Grandes Ecoles has a beautiful courtyard and is certainly quiet. There are metro stops nearby and it's not far to walk to Notre Dame.
I checked the RS link you posted,Kent...good info !
The Hotel de Sevres looked perfect but at this time their rates are higher than I want to spend...Sharon...nice to hear a review on des grandes ecole...I liked the place from previous looks but was concerned the metro may not be close enough for us,given our circumstances...but you say it is...lovely...I will try them then...thanks all...this Traveller's helpline is a Godsend !
Web site with hotels by Arrondissement.