Paris is best known for its romantic ambiance and pricey hotels. There are sill hotels though in the City of lights which combine romance with a price tag that will not hurt your bank account. Here are some of the best Paris hotels for the budget traveler:
Ermitage Hotel Sacre-Coeur
This hotel was originally constructed back in 1895 as a gift to a mistress by a banker. It can actually be called a landmark and a relic located just a few hops from the Montmartre cathedral. So far it has transitioned only thru five owners with the current owner handling the operations for almost four decades. The hotel boasts of a grandfather clock which dates back to the 1800s and a very old China cabinet.
Do not expect to have an air conditioned room nor a television set . You can also only pay with cash. Reservations are strictly done over the phone and you can book a room starting at $131 inclusive of breakfast.
The Hotel Mayet is located in the neighborhood of Les Invalides in the quaint town of Val d’Isere. It only has 23 roms which follows a gray-crimson color scheme. The designers also made use of filing cabinets and oversized clocks inside the rooms inspired by an office setup.
The hotel also has a lounge filled with interesting furniture pieces, art-show items, books, and magazines. The hotel is anything but an institutional accommodation. You can reserve a room for $177 inclusive of breakfast and free use of the internet.
Hotel de la Paix
The seven storey hotel has been hosting travelers to Paris for more than a century. Even business travelers are attracted to the Hotel de la Paix for their very affordable prices, good location, and very good service. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to the Jardin du Luxembourg. The structure and ambiance of the hotel is very inviting and can be compared to a French school house of the 1950s.
Rooms here start at $114 a night. Breakfast comes for an additional $12.