Post # 1
We are planning to be in Paris for 11 nights in mid-September but are having so much trouble finding hotels. We are trying not to spend more than $2500-$3000 total on our hotel but it hasn’t been easy. We’ve been working with a travel agent and now it seems like every hotel is “on reserve”, which I guess means that you have to wait and they will let you know if there are any rooms available. Does anyone have any recommendations for hotels that cost $275/night or less? Our flights are purportedly going to be $1600 for both of us round trip, which is great. We’re trying to stay to $5000 total for the hotel and flights. My in-laws are supposedly paying for the trip so I don’t want to go crazy and hand them a $10,000 bill.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Everybody keeps suggesting airbnb and other sites where you can rent a flat or apartment in the city. That’s what we plan to do.
Post # 4
I recommend using Priceline. I had decent luck with it when I was last in Paris. Our hotel wasn’t in an amazingly central location — we were in Bercy — but it was near the Metro and quite comfortable.
Post # 5
Hotel Ibis is a European chain. They are clean but not much personality. I have always felt safe staying there, and they can be found in different arrondissements.
Post # 6
Is location worth paying more for a hotel? You’re never going to be close to everything so I was wondering if it was worth it with the Metro being so comprehensive.
Post # 7
While it’s nice to stay in “the perfect” arrondissement in order to walk to everything, the Paris Metro system is convenient & easy to use. So if you’re on a budget & don’t mind taking the subway to some of the major attractions, then you’ll be fine. You might even find that staying a little further away enables you to discover the local neighborhood & find some hidden gems! Bon voyage!
Post # 9
Agreed, it is quite easy to scoot around on the Metro, and you can always grab a cab if it’s really late at night and you’re beat.
Post # 10
I would go with something like this
I checked, they are available (Opera hotel, near lafayette and the louvre museum) between the 10th and the 21th of september (just cheking the prices).
You can see more of this hotel in http://www.booking.com, it’s 1.000 euros for 11 nights.
Post # 11
If you are planning on staying in Paris for more than a week, finding an apartment will be much cheaper than a hotel. Plus eating out every single night in Paris will add up really quickly, so having a kitchen will be really helpful. Here are a few sites to check out, hope this helps:
Post # 12
what about this place? they do amazing deals in September and it’s GORGEOUS! decedant without the huge price tag.
nights in September go down from £270 to £130 (so approx $200) per night!
Post # 13
We used Airbnb and stayed in the 11th arrondissement, it was perfect! Good view of the city and close to everything. We had dinner at a place called Ave Maria which was closeby and SO good! It’s kind of hipster with great great food and a cool atmosphere. Have fun!!
Post # 14
@BrunetteBride: Do you happen to have the link to the place you guys stayed?
Post # 15
@claudia_whf: Hi and sorry, I can’t locate the link. Sometimes this happens because the flat is no longer available, but I would suggest using the ratings system to evaluate if the owner is good at communicating/if the place is worth staying in. Hope this helps!
Post # 16
$1600 for the both of you?? Where did you book your tickets??