For those struggling with Paris hotel prices don't despair. I just used Priceline for the 1st time and got the 4* Renaissance Paris La Defense for £41 ($78) a night this coming weekend.
The weather is very grey here in London so I fancied a last minute trip to cheer me up. With my £79 last minute Eurostar fare this is turning out incredibly cheap. More money for spending in Paris!
So the moral is, have a go at using Priceline, and read biddingfortravel.com first to get an idea of how to play the system. The free rebids worked for me when they wouldn't accept £35.