Looking for a hotel or rental in Paris in the 6th arrondissement
October 8, 2013 7:16 PM   Subscribe

In Paris, we are looking for a recommendation for a 6 day apartment rental by owner or a hotel in the 6th arrondissement. We would like to pay a maximum of $200 Canadian per night. Though we are looking at the 6th, If you have a place to recommend in the 5th arrondissement, we would also be interested. if you can add a few details about the place,that would be appreciated.
posted by Tziv to Travel & Transportation around Paris, France (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Are you checking VRBO? There are a jillion places listed...you can narrow it down via the calendar dates you're looking for, then by arrondissement, then by how many it sleeps (lower usually = less money).

We went last year and I did notice that there was a huge difference in the quality of the under 200Euros per night vs the over 200Euros per night places. (YMMV, and I was looking for a place to sleep 2 adults and 1 child.)
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:34 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Unfortunately, my old addresses in the 5th and 6th have either disappeared or gone downhill since the last time I put up visitors in them. That said, do you absolutely need to be there? Paris is very small and you can get much better deals in the 13th, 14th, and 15th, close to the boulevards that form the border with the 5th and 6th. I don't know anything about the Hôtel Istria other than that its location is quite close to the 6th and to the range of restaurants and shops near Montparnasse, and that it would be easy to get from there to almost anywhere in Paris via the métro. The Hôtel Aiglon, around the corner, is more expensive but offers an extra star and, from the photos, it looks like a little more room.
posted by brianogilvie at 7:57 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Not an apartment, and just outside the 6th, but Hotel Marignan is a crazy good deal. I stayed there just a few weeks ago and it was a great value, could not have worked out better. Located at 13, rue du Sommerard - 75005 Paris. The rooms look exactly like the website shows. No elevator, very "bare bones" and small bathrooms but it is clean and well cared for. 6 floors high, probably could request a lower floor. Breakfast is included (baguette, nutella, jam, coffee/tea/hot chocolate), free wi-fi and laundry. Great location and English-speaking folks on staff. Would be about $150 CAD/night or cheaper. You could pay more and find a more updated and fancier hotel, but I think this is a really great option for the price range you're looking at. If you have more than a few people, though, definitely look at the VRBO and similar accommodations instead.
posted by belau at 8:40 PM on October 8, 2013

I stayed at Le Clos Medicis a couple of years ago, right on the border of the 6e and the 5e. The location was super convenient to everything including multiple Metro lines and RER. The room was nice, though incredibly small (which I hear is pretty normal for Paris). The hotel itself was very small as well, but it had a very helpful staff. Looks like it's under your budget too! MeMail if you want more details and I'll do my best to remember.
posted by dayintoday at 4:22 AM on October 9, 2013

Although it's a 1.1 mile walk to the limit of the 6e arrondissement, I recommend the Hotel Admiral Fondary in the 15e arrondissement. It cost us € 95 two years ago when we booked through Booking.com
posted by kag at 5:47 AM on October 9, 2013

L'hôtel des Grandes Ecoles is a very lovely, quiet hotel with a pretty courtyard garden in the 5e with rooms from 120 to 150 €. Note: reservations are available starting on the 15th of the month that is four months before your stay; see the calendar for details.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:15 AM on October 9, 2013

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