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Which budget hotel?

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Which budget hotel?

Please help. The is a first visit to Paris for my husband and I. We booked a room at Hotel Innova. After talking about the location with a friend, he was saying that it's not the most ideal location. So now I'm second guessing my hotel choice. Of the hotels below, what is the best choice? Or are we just better off staying at Hotel Innova?

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1. Re: Which budget hotel?

The hotel is located down in the 15eme arrondissement...and there's nothing inherently '..wrong..' with its location. Paris does have an excellent public transportation system and there is a Metro station close to the hotel to take you to '..the rest of Paris..' that you've probably come to see. But Paris is a city that is best explored, experienced and enjoyed on foot...and with this in mind, a more convenient neighborhood and a hotel within easy strolling / walking distance of the PARIS you've probably come to see is probably prefereable to one that requires even a few minute '..commute..'.

Of your alternate choices, Hôtel du College de France (2-star) 7 rue Thénard 75005, Metro: Cluny-La Sorbonne-- http://www.hotel-collegedefrance.com/ may be the best overalll situated.

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I would't change! I know the Hotel Innova and it's a nice hotel, well desserved. A lot of people (mostly americans) think that the only valid location in Paris is the Latin Quarter, that's wrong....! The most important thing when you are looking for an accomodation in Paris is to check if there is a metro station nearby, that's all! Stay at the Innova and enjoy Paris! Here a good map of the neighbourhood of the hotel:


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