September 11, 2005
I have spent the last couple of days looking online for a reasonably priced hotel in Paris. I am coming to the conclusion that it is an impossible task. It’s not that there is a lack of hotels but that there are entirely too many.
I’d like to stay in a quiet neighborhood near the center of the city, in a double room at a 2- or 3-star, small hotel for under 175 Euros a night. All the places I was most keen on are booked for the nights we’ll be there in October. So now I’m faced with at least two dozen runners-up and a level of flexibility that puts me in the range of hundreds of hotels. It’s mind boggling.
So I’m taking recommendations.
Anyone have a favorite Paris hotel? Tell me about it. Why do you like it? Where is it? Does it have a web page I could peek at?
I guess if I wait long enough, I could discover the joys of Paris’ parks after dark.
Posted by kuri at September 11, 2005 07:41 PM
I can recommend the Hotel Sully Saint-Germain at 31, Rue des Ecoles in the Latin Quarter. A three-star hotel with very friendly staff, a fine breakfast in the cellar dining room and a HUGE bathroom, at least in our room. We were on the third floor (4th floor in US speak) and had a great view of the street below with a soundtrack provided by the bells at Notre Dame. An outdoor market most days a block away, near the Metro. Don’t know what the prices are, but for a pleasant stay, it’s a safe bet. I wish I could remember the name of the daytime deskclerk, he was very helpful. We asked him if we could send him anything from the states; he asked for Jordache jeans! I want to say Hamed, but I’m not sure. Anyway you can tell him that the couple who sent him the jeans a few years ago sent you, and maybe he’ll give you a little break in the price - you can always ask!
I’m jealous - have a great time!
Me again - the clerks name is Taleb (at least it rhymes with Hamed - almost)