that Journeywomen are always on the lookout for great
deals--especially in the costlier cities. So we asked
Margo Class�, a member of the Journeywoman Network and
our hotel expert in that part of the world, to suggest
some unique and inexpensive accommodations. Margo writes...
loves to save...
on accommodations means you can spend your money
on the other important things such as sightseeing,
food, shopping, and then even more delicious
criteria for selecting hotels are that they
must be very clean, safe, inexpensive, centrally-located
and, above all, have a private toilet and shower
in the room. Of course, I try to include charming
and quaint as criteria as well. All the hotels
listed in this book are family-run unless otherwise
indicated and have at least one room with a
toilet. For me, the sole purpose of a hotel
room is to provide a safe and comfortable place
to sleep after an enjoyable day.
hotels listed cost between $50 and $99 U.S.
for two. For your convenience, prices are listed
in Francs and Euro dollars, but we've included
a cash converter to make things a little easier
for you to figure out.
the City of Lights and every serious traveller's
dream, is divided by the River Seine (east
to west). The Right Bank is elegant, commercial,
and more expensive than the Left, which is
more of an artistic, university-type area.
For each hotel, we've provided the closest
Metro station to help you find your way.
Your Francs, Mesdames
artistic Left Bank...
College de France
is the perfect example of a Left Bank hotel.
Expect nicely furnished, carpeted, sunny rooms
in its six charming stories. Don't miss the
lovely, large attic rooms with gorgeous French
windows. This place has lots of character, great
views, and a few balconies, always a plus in
Paris! Every room features a toilet and
a bath or shower, and the invaluable hair drier.
| Check out #62, a
particularly pretty and very large attic room.
It has wood-beamed ceilings, a balcony, and
two French windows. Very nice!
M�tro: Maubert Mutualit� (5th Arondissement)
Rates: 510F/78EUR single; 575F/88EUR
double; 690F/105EUR triple; 1150/175EUR quad
Misc.: Visa, MC, DC, AX. English spoken
(Marc), cable TV w/CNN
Contact: Tel: 0143267836.
Fax: 0146345829. E-mail: email@example.com
a night in a romantic canopy bed? Check out
room #35 in this quaint 17th-century hotel.
Dragon features lots of ambiance and simply-
to nicely-furnished, carpeted rooms. There's
a lovely interior patio and stone-cased stairs.
A little tip--rooms that face the front are
brightest. Most have bathrooms but remember
that rooms with no showers or toilets are cheaper.
|M�tro: St. Germain des
Pr�s (6th Arondissement)
single; 565F/86EUR double; 740F/113EUR triple;
900F/137EUR quad; 1130F/172EUR (rm.#15/16)
Misc.: Visa, MC, AX. English spoken
(Genevieve), cable TV w/CNN
36, rue Dragon.
0145485105. Fax: 0142225162. Web site: www.france-resa.com
on the Right Bank...
Londres Saint Honor�
Saint Honor� is a wonderful, charming, five-storey
18th-century hotel. Rooms are large, nicely furnished,
and carpeted. Some even have air-conditioning, and
all are soundproofed and feature minibars and hair
driers. There are laundry services and non-smoking
rooms as well. Don't let this hotel fool you: you'll
find reception one flight up.
Tuileries (Near the Louvre in the 1st Arondissement)
Rates: 405-525F/62-80EUR single; 550-615F/78-94EUR
double; 705F/107EUR triple; 790F/120EUR quad; 1300-1400F/198-213EUR
Misc.: Visa, MC, DC, AX. English spoken (ask
for Lamine), cable TV w/CNN
Address: 13, rue Saint-Roch
Contact: Tel: 0142601562. Fax: 0142601600
This is a fabulous,
grand, old-style hotel with old-fashioned rooms.
They're carpeted and nice-sized, with lovely high
ceilings (and most have bathrooms, but remember
to check!). Be warned--this hotel is in a
noisy location. But this shouldn't be a worry, the
rooms are soundproofed. Breakfast is included
in the rates and can be served in the room. P.S.
Check to see if you're lucky enough to have one
of the rooms with a balcony.
M�tro: Miromesnil (8th Arrondissement)
Rates: 340-430F/52-66EUR (bath) single; 420-480F/64-73EUR
(double or 2 twin beds/bath) double; 570-605F/87-92EUR
Misc: Visa, MC. English spoken (Martine,
Katia & Fariborz), TV
Address: 15, rue d'Argenson
Contact: Tel. 0142651687. Fax: 0147420206.