Hotel recommendations in Paris

posted 1 year ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Jobo last summer and it was fabulous! Great location, near a metro stop, and the hotel was delightful! Totally recommend! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I stayed at Hotel Du Lourve. It’s in the middle of everything! The metro, all of the sites including right next to the Lourve museum. There is a restaurant right across the street where we ate breakfast every morning but there are so many options! We loved our stay there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We stayed in Le Marais. It’s an amazing neighbourhood and not touristy at all. It was very vibrant with tons of restaurants/cafes and lots of great boutiques. There are major metro stations in the area but we walked pretty much everywhere (our goal was to hit 25,000 steps a day). We were able to get to all the major tourist destinations easily. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

We almostttt went to Paris on our honeymoon and had Hotel Monge picked out.. should hopefully be getting there next spring. Have fun!!! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I would stay in an Airbnb to be honest, I think you will get better value for a central location. We stayed in one right by the steps to the Sacre Coeur a few years ago and it was the only way we could afford to stay in that location as hotels were too expensive.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

My best friend and I went to Europe together after we graduated college.  We went to London and Paris and stayed mostly in Airbnbs and Ubered and took buses.  They were all really great experiences, and saved us money.  

We did splurge and stay at the Pullman Eiffel Tower Hotel.  It was amazing and the room we had featured a view of the Eiffel Tower from our own private balcony.  We watched the light show from it at night.  It was a great memory.  Practically speaking, the room was clean and the staff was nice too (we didn’t speak French).  We also ate at the hotel restaurant and it was good.

I would definitely recommend checking out that hotel.  The rates aren’t completely ridiculous, especially if you’re just going to splurge on a night or two, and then go Airbnb the rest of the trip.  My flash drive is messed up otherwise I’d post pictures from our hotel stay. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

 

Plaza Tour Eiffel is in the Trocadero (16th Arr.) and was great. The rooms are decent size (upgrade to a Deluxe room for a little more space) for a Parisian hotel, and the bathroom was very nice with upgraded finishes. The hotel is small but in a very authentic neighborhood with apartments surrounding it. My teenage daughter and I always felt safe walking around this area, even late at night. It was not touristy at all. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the nearest Metro and only about 15 minutes to the Eiffel Tower.

If you stay here or even go to the Trocadero area, go eat at Sgabetti. They have some of the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten.

Also, the little food stand at the Place du Trocadero that sells Crepes and Paninis is great. It’s on the left side of the main opening that faces the Eiffel Tower overlook and is close to a Metro Station stairway. The chicken panini was massive for the price and made for an easy lunch while sitting in the garden area that looks across the Seine to the Tower. We stopped by there several times.

If you’re into museums, I would skip the Louvre. I’ve been a couple times, but it’s just too large to enjoy. The Musee du Orsay is probably the best use of your time. We really loved it!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We stayed at COQ Hotel Paris on our honeymoon in October and were very impressed! It’s a lovely newer boutique hotel but very French! Very quiet street at night. Lots of restaurants one road down and one minute walk from Place d’italie (major metro station) so super easy to get to everywhere. Staff were lovely and they had complimentary wine tastings every night. Breakfast was delicious too!

 

I’d recommend Monparness Tower at night. It has an amazing observation deck and myself and my husband thought it was better than The Eiffel Tower!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m sorry about the font size. It’s my first time posting on here and I don’t know what happened to it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I’m doing Airbnb in the Marais which is my favourite district in Paris. But your budget seems pretty big so I’m sure there are some solid hotel options out there. I’m paying just over $110 AUD a night for a one bedroom Airbnb apartment with a bathroom and little kitchen. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

How exciting!  We love Paris and visit every year.  We have stayed in various hotels there (mostly 4 star, around $300-350 per night) and for the most part our experiences have been positive.  But keep in mind the rooms are generally much smaller than US hotel room (even ones in NYC LOL).   The past several years we have stayed in AirBnB apartments and much prefer it (just make sure the apartment is legal, as evidenced by a registration number in the listing).  We just booked a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment for $245 USD per night for our upcoming trip.  We prefer to stay in the 1st, 2nd arr (anything too close to Les Halles will be a bit “gritty” after dark), Le Marais (3rd & 4th arr) or Latin Quarter (5th arr).  I do not recommend staying in the 7th or 8th near the Eiffel Tower/Arc de Triomphe, as there isn’t much else over there (aside from shops, especially high end, which you can visit during the day) and the prices at most restaurants, etc. seem to be higher.  The 1st arr is a great central area, but also seems to have higher pricing at restaurants, etc.  2nd is also very central, just book something further from Les Halles since it is a bit gritty after dark (not dangerous and it doesn’t bother us, but some people might find it unappealing LOL).  Rue Montorgueil in the 2nd<sup> </sup>arr is a lovely pedestrian street with great shops and restaurants, so anything near there will be great.  In Les Marias, I prefer the 4th arr location-wise, but the entire neighborhood (including the 3rd arr) is lovely, as is the 5th arr/Latin Quarter.  Have fun planning!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

How exciting!  We love Paris and visit every year.  We have stayed in various hotels there (mostly 4 star, around $300-350 per night), and for the most part our experiences have been positive.  But keep in mind the rooms are generally much smaller than US hotel room (even ones in NYC LOL).   The past several years we have stayed in AirBnB apartments and much prefer it (just make sure the apartment is legal, as evidenced by a registration number in the listing).  We just booked a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath for $245 USD per night for our upcoming trip.  We prefer to stay in the 1st, 2nd arr (keep in mind anything too close to Les Halles will be a bit “gritty” after dark), Le Marais (3rd & 4th arr) or Latin Quarter (5th arr).  I do not recommend staying in the 7th or 8th arr near the Eiffel Tower/Arc de Triomphe, as there isn’t much else over there (aside from shops, mostly high end, which you can visit during the day) and the prices at most restaurants, etc. seem to be higher.  The 1st arr is a great central area, but also seems to have higher pricing at restaurants, etc.  2nd is also very central, just book something further from Les Halles since it is a bit gritty after dark (not dangerous and it doesn’t bother us, but some people might find it unappealing LOL).  Rue Montorguuel in the 2nd arr is a lovely pedestrian street with shops and restaurants, so anything near there would be nice.  In Les Marias, I prefer the 4th arr location-wise, but the entire neighborhood is lovely, as is the 5th arr/Latin Quarter.  Have fun planning your honeymoon!

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