(Closed) PARIS: Recommendations for short term stay (2 nights)?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  I’ve never done it in Paris, but in a few other cities I’ve stayed in hostels, which were very affordable and fun as we got to meet some interesting people. There’s also couch surfing, which I’ve never done anywhere, but it seems to be catching on. Have fun, Paris is amazing!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Im not sure what you’re looking for EXACTLY, but we spent eight nights in Hotel Diana, which is reasonably priced (we thought), in a GREAT location, very clean and comfortable.  It was no-frills, but we weren’t in the room much.  The staff was nice, they had reliable WiFi, close to a Metro station, etc.  We enjoyed it, and if we were traveling to Paris on a budget again, we’d likely stay there a second time.

http://www.hotel-diana-paris.com/English–hotel.phtml

ETA: The way I found this hotel was by skimming TripAdvisor for the highest rated/ranked hotel in our budget.  Hotel Diana was it!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187147-d567154-Reviews-Hotel_Diana-Paris_Ile_de_France.html

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Fiance and I went to Paris for 10 days a few years ago and we statyed at a relatively inexpensive hotel- it was less than $100 per night.  The chain is called TIM.  They had some great, very central locations.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@KristenGotMarried:  hotel Diana is 78Euro/night, and like a block away from Notre Dame, St. Germain, etc.  It’s on the left bank, and is air conditioned! jUst fyi!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This isn’t helpful for exactly what you want, but know the following things about Paris:

1. You CANNOT do it in two days. I’d recommend staying a lot longer or skippng it this time around and waiting until you can stay longer. But I’m guessing that’s not an option for you for whatever reason.

2. The Metro is awesome and you really don’t have to worry about where you’re staying, as long as you’re close to a metro stop. You can get everywhere super fast and it’s really not a problem. The Louvre has its own stop, even, so you don’t have to walk anywhere. 

3. Never, ever stay in étap hotel or Hotel F1. That chain is horrible. So horrible. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Try http://www.airbnb.com/

People list their homes/apartments to rent while they are away.  Sometimes you can get an entire house for cheaper than a hotel room!

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just saw that someone already suggested the site.

Sorry for the double post.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

PS–You don’t need to worry about AC too much if you’re going in the spring. Paris is typically freezing until like mid to late June.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ah, I see 🙂 I lived in Paris for a year and even then I don’t think I got to see as much as I’d like. It’s too bad you can’t stay longer. And for sure, in July that might be a concern haha. Have fun!

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