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JourneyWomen Recommend Hotels in Paris...

 

Evelyn Hannon

Thanks to our Journeywoman Network, we're constantly receiving tips on hotels (big and small) that other women around the world have stayed in and enjoyed. We recently checked our files and located at least a dozen recommendations for hotels in Paris. When reading these mini reviews, please remember that rates do go up, owners move on and standards as well as telephone numbers often change. Journeywoman suggests that you use these tips as a jumping off point. If you'd like to know more about any of these places, you can (in most cases) verify the details via your favorite search engine. Most hotel sites will also offer readers' reviews that you can compare with the ones posted below.

Appropriate for women travellers...

I recommend the Left Bank's Hotel Littre. It fits our company's parameters for the appropriate city hotel for women. It's clean, comfortable and some of the rooms even have hairdryers in the wall. It is safe. The concierge desk is located near the front entrance and doors are locked after hours. The hotel has less than 100 rooms, only one set of stairs and one elevator, both visible from the front desk. The street has traffic with both stores and restaurants open at night (not noisy but plenty of street life which is reassuring in the evening). If you prefer to picnic as I do, there are plenty of places to buy wine, bread, cheese, etc. Hotel Littre is beautifully located - one half block from public transportation which includes Montparnasse Train Station, Metro and buses. For further information contact: Hotel Littre, 9 rue Littre, Paris, 75006.
Phyllis Stoller, Womens Travel Club, Miami, USA


Many rooms have kitchens... 

I'd like to let other JourneyWomen know that a good hotel in the 9th arrondissement is the Hotel Alba-Opera Residence. Address: 34 ter, rue de la Tour d'Auvergne. Phone: 33.1.48.78.80.22. Many rooms have kitchens (there are many good food stores in the neighbourhood). If you want a quiet room with no street noise, ask for a room "donnant sur la cour".
Kathleen, Regina, Canada


A budget hotel in Paris... 

When a hotel I booked in Paris turned out to be a dump, I found Hotel des Arts et Métiers at 4 rue Borda in the third arrondissement. It is located across the street from the Arts et Métiers museum as well as the metro stop. For about US$45.00 a night (in June) I got a lovely room, clean and bright with beautiful tile work on the floor and private bath, which had a nice shower and fluffy towel. There was TV with remote, large, comfy bed, and a very courteous, eager-to-please family reception. They take credit cards, too. Phone: 01.48.87.73.89. P.S. I suggest you skip breakfast, which is extra, and not very reasonable. You can do much better at a cafe in the neighbourhood.
Lenore, Amsterdam, Holland


A Left Bank neighbourhood...

The three-star Hotel Ares is located in a picturesque neighbourhood far away from the tourist hoopla but only ten minutes from the Champs-Elysses, Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Rooms are bright and spacious, bathrooms are large and there's CNN and hairdryers in every room. Gals can enjoy the markets, bistros and shops within this quarter or hop the metro around the corner to travel further afield. Address: 7 Rue de General de Larminat, Paris 75015.
Linda, Montreal, Canada


A no-star hotel in Paris...

Whenever I go to Paris alone I like to stay at Hotel Eden. It is very basic and located in the 15th arr. with many shops around -- a bakery, fruit store, wine shop, bookstore, drugstore, a small park, and it's only a 5 min. walk to Metro Vaugirard. From there, with a metro map, you can get anywhere, discover Paris and enjoy! This hotel is so neat and run by very nice people, room with w-c-shower and 2 single beds, or a double bed for quite a cheap price (by Paris standards) even includes breakfast with milk coffee to dip your baguette à la française. That's Paris at Hotel Eden - 110 Blomet, Paris 15e - Tel: 01.48.28.13.95, Fax: 01.48.28.15.85
Huguette, Quebec, Canada


The artistic Left Bank...

I recommend Hotel Collège de France. This 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! Address: 7, rue Thénard, Métro: Maubert Mutualité (5th Arrondissement), Contact: Tel: 0143267836. Fax: 0146345829. E-mail: resa@hotel-collegedefrance.com
Margot, Los Angeles, USA, Author of Hello France! A Hotel Guide to Paris


And on the Right Bank...

I suggest Hotel Londres Saint Honoré, 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. Address: 13, rue Saint-Roch, Métro: Tuileries (Near the Louvre in the 1st Arondissement) Contact: Tel: 0142601562. Fax: 0142601600
Margot, Los Angeles, USA, Author of Hello France! A Hotel Guide to Paris


 

 

 

 

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