Anyone know of a nice, inexpensive place to stay in Paris? We have found ourselves priced out of places because of the exchange rate (plus I'd rather buy clothes than expensive lodging) and late to secure reservations for our June 19-26 trip ("Je suis tres desolee mais our hotel is completely booked and has been for months - how idiotic of you!"). We prefer the Marais neighborhood in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements but am now open to other neighborhoods nearby (it's amazing how flexible one becomes in the face of no other option). An apartment exchange is also an option.
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Try some "alternative" lodging. I stayed at many grassroots style B&B type places in addition to hotels during my last trip to Italy, many of which were as nice or nicer than a hotel.
there is this cheap and fairly decent place on rue de nancy called hotel liberty, i know i know, the last place you want to stay in in paris is something patriotic like that but its cheap, here is the link:
even if they are booked online i would call them directly as i did and they had space, hope this helps! ayez un bon voyage!!
not sure if this is where you want to be, but try:
Hotel Saint Jacques
35 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris
tel 33 1 44 07 45 45
My wife and I are staying at the 'Perfect Hotel & Hostel' in Montmartre area in July. Amazing deal, great base location. Truly worth checking out:
Whenever I go to Paris I stay at this place. Clean, convenient and very charming:
Hotel du Marais
Tres petit, mais super (l'ascenseur est hysterique)! porte de magasin de pâtisserie la prochaine est excellente et l'hôtel est si central ! Vous devez également manger chez Le Machon, qui est en bas du bloc. Christian est le propriétaire et svp le laisse commande pour vous. Nous avons eu une première nuit véritablement étonnante à Paris en raison de lui. Le restaurant était fermé pour une partie privée qu'il jetait, mais il a ouvert les portes aux 2 a fatigué les Américains affamés à sa porte. Il commande pour nous et nous avons passé 5 heures buvant, rire, fumant (c'est Paris), il étions perfection. Tous pour 50 euros !
SVP - Le grosse bisses vers Paris versent le moi!
We stayed at this place in March and loved it. The rooms were tiny but the location and the staff were great. I booked through expedia and got a good deal on a flight/hotel package. Good luck!
I've also heard good things about these two hotels. We looked into them but had to stay in Paris 6 near where my husband was taking a class.
We also stayed at the hostel in Montemarte---it is very clean and well appointed, and it has private rooms. I think this is a much better option than a hotel if they have private room availability! Good luck.
Shao-Li, just in case you are still looking for your lodging in Paris--this hotel is owned by Olivier Lebleu's uncle (at least it was when we were there in 2002)if you still remember him from your MFS days!!!!
AH.com response: Thanks Reichi! I just booked it! And of course I still remember Olivier! I remember you right?! :-)