We're in a dilemma: we don't know whether we should rent an apartment near Louvre (we found it through Vrbo) or stay at Hotel Chatillon in Montparnasse.
Our situation: Honeymoon couple visiting Paris for the 1st time for 5 days/4 nights. We're going early Oct 2008.
Pro of the apartment:
*Access to full kitchen so we can prepare our own meals.
*Easy access to all major tourist spots (big plus!). Located on Jean Jacques Rousseau, which is only a half block from Rue St. Honore
*Home away from home at the last leg of our honeymoon trip. More space for us.
*More romantic - walks along Seine
Pro of the hotel:
*Slightly cheaper than the apartment
*More flexible cancellation policies - can cancel 2 nights beforehand if needed with no penalty
*Maid service and someone to ask at the front desk for directions etc.
*Really close to Metro stations and very convenient to get in and out of the city
*Air-condition. Is it required for Paris in Oct?
We're flying into Paris via Orly and leaving from Charles de Gaulle on a morning flight, so it is important that we can get to the CDG airport easily. We are big foodies so our trip will be planned around our meals, though we will like to hit most of the usual tourist spots in between our chow-hound adventures.
Recommendation and thoughts?