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please advise on small good hotels in paris for end of november.()last two weeks)........good value..not super expensive........thanks

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  1. Try Hotel de L'Arcade near the Madeleine, Hotel d'Aubusson near Blvd. St.-Germain or Le Caron de Beaumarchais in the Marais.

    1. Try the Notre-Dame on Rue du Malte, near Republique. Inexpensive and in a nice neighborhood.

      1. Last time we were in Paris, my husband and I stayed at the Hotel Residence Henri IV - 50, rue des Bernardins - in the 5th arrondissement. It's a small hotel, just slightly off the beaten track, but still convenient to everything. We had a tiny apartment - livingroom with a futon, bedroom with two narrow twin beds, side by side, bathroom (with an actual shower curtain over the tub!), and a tiny kitchenette and the tv was on a stand with wheels, so it could be in either the bedroom or the living room. It was nice having the two rooms because we've found that living in one room can begin to induce claustrophobia after a few days. We thought the price was reasonable - 900 francs per night + the 6f city tax per person, per day. Breakfast was also available for 40f per person.

        It's not grand, certainly, but clean, convenient, and quite pleasant. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again. Especially because there are some good restaurants within easy walking distance that I'd very much like to revisit.

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        1. re: Dena

          Hotel rue de (du?) carmes, on the street of the same name, in the 6th. Not posh but the location can't be beat. Metro stop is Maubert Mutualite, I believe, or maybe St. Germaine, just at the corner. In any event the neighborhood is wonderful. All the food shops, side by side, so that you can buy your wine, bread, cheese, etc. etc. for a breakfast, lunch, or even dinner, depending on your cash flow. They included breakfast when I was there and it was typical - roll, juice, and coffee, but it got us going until luch.

        2. It has been a while since I was In Paris, but I have alwaya done really well with inexpensive hotels on the Right Bank in Le Marais (the old Jewish quarter)Try Hotel de Nice on Rue de Rivoli and the even cheaper and funkier Hotel Rivoli at 8 Rue Mauvais Garcon just off Rue de Rivoli. Transportation is nearby and there are some small inexpensive eateries in the neighborhood. If the weather holds you might enjoy taking the train to Versaille where you can rent a bike and the spend hours circiling the miles of beautiful outer gardens and walkways. Have a great trip

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          1. re: Scott

            Hotel de Nice - we stayed there for our honeymoon in November 1998. Funky and small, with a tiny balcony with a view of a small "place" below and Notre Dame in the distance.

          2. Just got back and stayed at Le Levoisier, in a non-descript part of the 8th, near St. Augustine metro and department stores. Had the "junior suite" on the lobby floor. Great value at $130 a night. Room was a cheery, pretty red and yellow. Walk-out patio with table as well as a jacuzzi tub.

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              Melanie Wong

              Here's my diary entry from my visit in March.

              Hotel Jardin le Brea - 700 ff/night, 3 stars, 6e near Luxembourg Gardens, steps from Vauvin stop. Booked through www.hotelboulevard.com, it was exactly as described except that my room in the front on the 2nd floor (actually 3rd) was not at all noisy, even with an Irish bar across the street (and this was St. Patrick's Day!). The room was small with a double bed, small writing table & chair, two nightstands, wall-mounted TV, clock radio, an upholstered chair and a small closet. Remodeled in the last year, the sunny Provencal colors of yellow & red on the walls, repeated in prints on the bed, drapes & carpets made the room seem larger & brighter on gray days. The lighting was well done with bedside lamps, desk lamps, overhead light, closet light & entry alcove light with alternate wall controls, and the heating/cooling worked well with precise digital controls. If I'd brought my computer, I would have been able to plug in on the phone. The most remarkable feature was the large marble bathroom with excellent plumbing and water pressure, bright lighting, big mirror, shelving for toiletries & a hair dryer. Set directly across the street from a meat market that seemed to specialize in veal and poultry, I enjoyed watching the butcher setting out his wares each morning from my room and regret not trying some of his ready to eat items from the rotisserie. A few doors down on the way to the subway stop was a boulangerie for breakfast on the go --- my favorite item was the mini-raisin snails.

              The lobby was decorated in a Provencal garden theme with good natural daylight for reading, which made it very cozy much like being in a friend's living room. In fact, I curled up on the couch & dozed off one afternoon as I was studying my guide books and napped undisturbed. The front door is kept locked, and the front desk is staffed at all times. The staff on all three shifts were very friendly, helpful and spoke reasonably good English. I had faxed my restaurant choices & alternates ahead; my dinner reservations were waiting for me on arrival.

              1. In late March/early April, I stayed at the Hotel des Jardins du Luxembourg, in the 5me arr., just two blocks from the Jardins (admittedly rather barren in March and November). Price was 810FF. Rooms are small, though there are two with private street entrances that are a bit bigger. The hotel is small (about 25 rooms in a townhouse; there is an elevator) and charming, with rooms decorated in a bright and very "French" fashion. Bathrooms are *huge*, with good fixtures (a shower with seven nozzles!) and pretty mosaic tilework. The Public areas are also comfortable and charmingly decorated. The hotel is on a cul-de-sac and is completely quiet at night; there is a bank with ATM (Credit Lyonnais) around the corner, and an RER line B station and taxi stand two blocks away. Below is a link to a web site with completely accurate photos. Some upper rooms have balconies.

                BTW, haven't stayed there, but have heard good things about Grand Hotel des Balcons, which is also in the 5me arr. and less expensive.

                www.paris.org and www.hotelboulevard.com have sections where past guests have posted comments about hotels.

                Link: http://www.pariserve.com/jardin-luxem...

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                  Heather Krupa

                  We just got back from Paris and stayed at the Grand Hotel Leveque on Rue Cler in the 7th. It was 420 francs per night for a room with twin beds and a spotless bathroom(a shower but no tub). It was very basic but comfortable. The rooms facing the Rue Cler are noisy and more expensive. It is near the Ecole Militaire metro station, which we found to be a great location.