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taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay


My husband, step son and i are planning a couple of nights in Paris. Can anyone suggest somewhere nice to stay that has a family room or a spacious room to accomodate the 3 of us??

Any tips on where to eat? Has anyone done the dinner river cruise??

Thanks for any replies.


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1. Re: taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay

I asked the forum for advice on a triple room as they are very difficult to find. Most hotels say they have a triple room but it is in fact a very small double room with a roll out bed leaving no floor space. As you may have some early nights when travelling with kids, this didn't seem a very good option. See my thread on TRIPLE ROOMS and you will see the suggestions I was given. I found the responses very helpful and was left to decide between 2 hotels.

The Eiffel Kennedy, has rave reviews on TA and is very reasonably priced. It is situated near the Eiffel Tower in a more residential area of Paris. I have opted for Henri IV Rive Gauche which is considerably more expensive but is in a very central location (Latin Quarter) with a metro/RER station very close by which I thought essential travelling with a 10 year old. This hotel also has some rooms with amazing views, so hopefully you will be lucky enough to get one.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay

your easier chance to find a decent triple room would be to go through the usual Hotel chains like Hilton, Novotel, etc they are more used to cater for Anglosaxon room sizes and expectations of a family room.

Typical French room will give you adouble bed and a camp bed.

Another option if money not a problem would be to ask for 1 double and 1 single room with communicating doors. These tend to be more often in typical french old fashion 4 stars hotels.

River cruise might be nice for you but a little too much for a little UK chap. Just beware smart restaurant in France expect the kids to sit at the table and not run around .

I would rather Have a nice relax meal on tierra ferma and do the bateau mouche before of after. (at nigt i is rather magical)

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3. Re: taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay

My husband and I got a triple room at Henri IV Rive Gauche last fall, just because we wanted some extra room. It was very nice, and quite spacious (also a large bathroom, by Paris standards) plus it had a nice view. I do recommend it highly, if they have space.

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4. Re: taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay

Try the Citadines chain. They have hotels all over central Paris, including one near the Louvre. A one bedroom apt. includes bedroom and living room with pull-out bed plus a trundle. There is also a small fully-stocked kitchen in all Citadines rooms.


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5. Re: taking a 9 yr old. Suggestions on where to stay

We had a triple at Hotel Left Bank that was quite spacious, especially for Paris. It's also a great location in the 6th, just steps from the Odeon metro and walkable to many attractions.

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