Post # 1
Hi bees! My Fiance and will be going to Paris and Rome (4 days each) on our Weddingmoon. If you have been to either location I would love to hear some budget friendly (under $150/night) hotel or rentals you recommend.
Post # 3
We used their Florence one so i know Rome would be just as nice.
For Rome we stayed at this place http://www.hotelpiazzadispagna.it/PhotoGallery.aspx Their breakfast buffet is amazing. We went in 2008
Post # 4
In Paris, you could try the New Orient Hotel. I haven’t stayed there, but it’s got the highest rating on tripadvisor of any hotel in your price range.
Or, you could look at tripadvisor and see all the options. I find tripadvisor to be very useful when picking hotels.
Post # 5
We went to Paris in 2010 and looooooooved the Grand Hotel St. Michel. Perfect location, wonderful rooms and their breakfast buffet was phenomenal. We booked our room with points from our credit card in January so I’m not sure about the price but I think it’s around your price range. http://www.hotel-saintmichel-paris.com/
ETA: Complementary mini bar and friendly and efficient staff as well 🙂
Post # 6
Thank you both! I have been looking at Trip Advisor too but I really wanted to hear what some bees had to say! I have been to Paris so I kind of know what to expect but I have never been to Rome.
Post # 7
We used to live in Europe and travel a ton. We always used bookings.com for hotels, they have pictures, reviews and the best prices. Enjoy your honeymoon!
Post # 9
We stayed at the Best Western Premier Lourve Saint Honore in Paris. It was really nice and in a great location.
Post # 10
We were there last year and stayed at the Mercure Tour Eiffel. We thought it was pretty nice, and the staff were really great and helpful. Not sure when you’re going, and the random dates I plugged in showed it as $190/night but we booked it through the Expedia “secret” hotels for about $120. I have a slight addiction to booking hotels that way, and the one right now’s description sounds like it might be it again @ 130/night. Photos are a little bit lacking, but here’s a pic of an actual room 🙂 Teeny tiny, but all the hotels we stayed at in Europe were.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I’m not expecting a whole lot. I get that European hotels are usually more for function. I’ve done the hostel thing before too so basically I’m not above anything lol. The Fiance and I are both the type of people who don’t spend a lot of time in the hotel.
Post # 12
we were in Paris in November and stayed at the Holiday Inn Notre Dame. its about 500mtrs walk from Notre Dame, 1km from the Lourve, 4klms from the Eiffel Tower and the metro about 30mtrs. the tourist hop on hop off bus (green bus not red) is about 100mtrs away/right on the river
the hotel is about 5yrs old, beds were comfy and everything was within walking distance and lots of cafes and restaurants outside the front door/down these wonderful side alleys. oh and the roof gives you a fabulous view of the city.
paris hint. get a brass locked engraved with your names/dates – on a bridge near the lourve and another one behind Notre Dame there are hundreds of locks people have left and i wish i knew about this to leave something
Post # 13
We stayed at the Grand Hotel Francais in Paris and it was really nice. It’s not in the super touristy part of the city but it is right next to a subway line so it’s very easy to get around. The staff was extremely friendly and they all spoke English. Also the rooms were really clean and modern.
Post # 14
Every time I go to Paris I end up staying at the Castex Hotel… it’s sooooo friggin cute and charming that I can’t bring myself to stay anywhere else!! It’s in the Bastille area, near the Notre Dame.
Post # 15
Personally I love this website for finding great boutique hotels:
We stayed in one of their hotels in Paris and it was awesome. One of the few hotels I’ve ever stayed in where the picture on the website looked exactly like the room.
They have a whole selection of “budget boutique” hotels at lower prices.
Also they post reviews of all the places they have as well as detail local attractions and restaurant recommendations.
Post # 16
In Paris we stayed at the New Roblin Hotel, Rome we stayed at a hotel right across from pineta sachetti… I can’t remember the name right now but both were super cute quaint and not totally out of our budget.