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Inexpensive hotel options and best areas to stay

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Inexpensive hotel options and best areas to stay

There will be three of us in Paris in mid-September. Having never been there, we are wondering what areas would be best to stay in since we will be on foot. We want to see of course, the Tower, the Louve, and any other suggestions. We will be there 2-3 days.

Also looking for suggestions for inexpensive but clean and safe hotel options. We would like to stay under $125 if possible. Is this possible in Paris?

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1. Re: Inexpensive hotel options and best areas to stay

Mid-September 2013?!? At this point, you should probably check for availability & jump right on booking whatever you can get in your price range. It's likely to be difficult to find *any* triples in central Paris for that cheap....people have been booking for this high season for months & months already.

Also you'll get more help if you list your budget in euros.

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At this late date, I'd go on to booking.com and plug in your info. Make sure to indicate three people. After you find someplace with availability, book directly with the hotel. Much less margin for error than booking through a third party.

And don't worry much if you're not in the dead center of the city. Regardless of where you stay, you'll have to take either the bus or metro at some point anyway. So if you find something agreeable in the outer arrondissements, don't be put off.

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We liked the Latin Quarter and stayed there, and were also told to look at the Butte aux Cailles area. But as mentioned, the Metro is great., so keep heading out of the centre till you can afford something.

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Good luck finding a triple room for less than 100 euros. Your budget is very low, especially for Paris in the high-season. I agree with happyGoin's advice to try booking.com or you could try this site too, I like that it provides links to the TA reviews: france-hotel-guide.com/en/paris-hotels.php

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Go to accor group hotel, it the biggest French hotel group and they are not listed on Bookings.com or Hotels.com.

you wont find cheap hotel in city center, it's like 125 euro/day.

If you got a hotel along Line 1 of the subway is just fine, since most of the monuments are along this Line.

Accor hotel got 3 bed rooms with their ibis / ibisbudget hotel. Booking more than 3 month in advance its like 70euros/night.

In La Défense, got some hotel with 50 euro/night.

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Do you actually need a triple room or just 3 singles.

Marc4858's suggestion is good. I normally stay at the Ibis Eiffel Tower (Cambronne) - it's about 1km from the Tower and is right next to Metro Line 6 Cambronne. There are bars and restaurants in the Place Cambronne and more choice further down the road at La Motte Picquette. There is also the Rue du Commerce which has bars, restaurants and shops. It's more of a residential area, but there are a few tourists about. It's easy to get to most of the sights by metro, but usually involves about 1 change, except for Eiffel Tower. Not a fancy hotel, but at least you know what you're getting with an Ibis. Make sure you get a room away from the lift - noisy due to people waiting for it chatting/saying good night etc.

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lastminute.com is another website you can try ..be sure to check traveler photos and reviews on TA before booking

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