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Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

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Broomfield, Colorado
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Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

Hello,

We are going to Paris in early June and will be staying in the city for four days. My husband and I will be traveling with our 8 year old and 4 year old twins. We are accustomed to co-sleeping during travel, so we would really only need two beds (a double and a twin would be great). We need to stay under $250 and would like something that's fairly centrally located (i.e. not out in the suburbs).

Does such a place exist?

I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

Hello there,I don't know if this is what you want but this hotel came up as a possible for us when we (family of 4) were thinking of going.We didn't go eventually but it cam erecommended at the time.I would perhaps rethink where you stay as the Metro system is great and the slightly further out you go the cheaper it is plus from memory it wasn't that easy to get family rooms.

Hope you have a great trip.

Hotel LIndbergh

http://www.hotellindbergh.com/en.php

Edited: 24 March 2011, 04:32
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2. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

Please know that in Paris your "co-sleeping" plan cannot be accomplished.

A room with a double and twin bed would be a triple and would accommodate three persons maximum, regardless of size/age.

When you book a room in Paris, you must state the number of people who will occupy the room. You will not be able to sneak in extra people. You would be refused check-in and you would not be able to convince the front desk otherwise - they comply with occupancy statutes.

The overwhelming majority (if not all) hotels accommodate a maximum of four people in one room, so you need to look for hotels with "family" rooms which are actually two connecting rooms.

You'll find a very long list if you do a search of this forum.

Or, search your dates on Venere, then sort by price.

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3. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

I don't have experience with apartments, and can't advise you on any, but if you want to stay together probably that's your best (and only) option. Maybe someone can advise apartments that are rented on a short term basis.

Otherwise a triple and a double would come cheapest, as singles cost about the same as a double/twin.

Either case, it won't be easy to get anything under $250.

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4. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

You would definitely be better renting an apartment. There are so many available in paris. Look at a site like www.vrbo com. You can put in your dates and see what is available. We have stayed in an apartment from Isabelles apartments ( the lancelot).It was very comfortable for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

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5. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

If you think you can be happy in an apartment, I suggest you take a look at

www.vacationinparis.com - probably the most popular agency on this Forum; based in the USA, quote in USD.

You could also look at www.centreparis.com (specialise in budget-priced apts) or www.parisbestlodge.com or www.rentalfrance.com

If you really want a hotel, you will have to book and pay for two rooms - even a baby counts as a 'person' in Paris hotels!

Broomfield, Colorado
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6. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

Thank you to everyone for the responses! I found *one* hotel that has a family room and would allow all five of us to stay for around $220 a night in central Paris. I'm also considering the apartment option. It seems like the vacationinparis.com website is pretty legit and easy (for me, anyway) to understand. The price is essentially the same.

Has anyone actually stayed in an apartment and had a positive experience? I don't know why I'm a little leery of that service, but I am. Although I like the idea of having the keys before we go - takes out a little of the risk.

Again, thank you for your thoughts. I truly appreciate the help!!

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7. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

If you read the reviews under vacation rentals you will see that many have very positive experiences with apartments -- as long as you are dealing with a reputable company, there's little to worry about.

I know we were a bit nervous the first time but now it's our preferred accommodation. And if you want to keep costs down, having a kitchen is a good way to save on restaurant bills especially with young children.

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8. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

Citadines are apartments in a hotel environment, they might suit you better, if your not used to renting apartments. If you put Citadines in the search box at the top of the page, you will find lots of reviews, and pictures.

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9. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

For June, it would be much more efficient to contact agencies with your needs/budget to determine what is available for your dates. Many vacation rentals have minimum stay requirements (one week, five days, etc.) or have surcharges for less than a certain number of days.

Huge advantages of Vacation in Paris in addition to (usually) receiving keys in advance include low damage deposit, ease of booking, clear terms and conditions (stated on their website, so no surprises), and ease of paying.

An apartment usually has more space for the same rate, along with seating other than beds, and a separate room for putting the kids to bed early. Having a kitchen would save you considerably just on beverages, along with breakfasts, snacks, light meals. Paris is full of wonderful shops with prepared foods to enjoy at "home".

Many hotels are very strict about bringing in food and it would be difficult to feed your kids in a hotel room with no table/chairs.

Be sure to check details when choosing a vacation rental. Would you mind flights of stairs, a shower only with no tub, stools rather than chairs?

And, it's far better if necessaries like grocery stores, metro/bus stops, etc., are within steps rather than blocks.

With an apartment, too, you have to accurately state the number of persons who will occupy.

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10. Re: Help! Hotels for a family of 5 in central Paris?

What is the hotel that you have found?