Finding a good hotel in Paris is expensive and difficult. Many places are
small, overpriced, and desperately needing renovation. The guides do
help you; for me I find that 3 stars on the sign or 2 pavilions in
Michelin mean a comfortable room. More is luxury,
and 2 stars/1 pavilion is clean but Super 8 quality.
Here's a small
list of hotels that I know to be agreeable. Rates are very
approximate for a basic double room; in Paris demand pricing is practiced
- Grand Hotel de Champagne
My friend enjoyed staying here and her room seemed nice, if a bit
small and dated. It's in a
location on the right bank in the middle of Paris, maybe 200m from the Pont
Neuf. The immediate neighbourhood is good, too; there's a good
- Hotel Royal St. Michel
- Another fantastic
location, this time on the left bank at St. Michel. You want the
heart of romantic Paris? Here ya go. I haven't been there, but my
liked it. He had an inside room off the noisy street; that seems
important here. 250€.
- Hotel du Louvre
- This place is a bit more upscale / business that the ones above.
Again with a great
location on the right bank. I've stayed here a couple of times; if you want something with a serious
concierge, an American style bar, and not crazy expensive it's a good
bet. Rooms are a bit old and noisy though. 250€ to 450&euro.
- Hotel de Vendome
- The best hotel I've stayed at in Paris. Rooms are luxuriously
furnished and spacious, but the hotel is still small and intimate
enough to be comfortable. The location
is in the middle of the most chic shopping in Paris. Although as a
place to stay, it's a bit isolated and far from a Metro. If you
can get a good deal here it's well worth it for the comfort. 350€ to 600€.
This list may seem expensive, but so is Paris. It is possible to get
reasonable places to sleep in Paris for 100€ but either you're
far from the middle of town or else you're in a room you can't wait to
leave every day.