Paris: Hotel Planning

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

You are ready to plan a trip of a lifetime to Paris. Your accommodations are important. Maybe you have been to Paris more than once and have an idea of what you need in a hotel.

As soon as you know you will be traveling to Paris you should make hotel reservations. This is especially true if you will be traveling later in spring, or during the summer or fall because these are very busy times in Paris.

Figure out what your budget for hotels is. The prices can really vary and you will want to make sure you are staying in a hotel that has what you are looking for. If you travel to Paris often you may not want all the amenitites that a first time visitor is counting on.

There are several ways to go about this if you plan to make the hotel reservations yourself. Calling is one way to get the information you need but sometimes the staff have a difficult time understanding English. E-mailing works well and so does sending a fax because many times the staff can read English better than they can understand and speak it.

You should specify the date you will be arriving and how long you plan to stay. Give the number of people in your party. Explain whether you are looking for a single or a double room and also the type of room; standard, deluxe or a suite. Give specifications for the size of bed and whether you are looking for a private or shared bathroom with a tub, shower, or both.

Find out if you will need a deposit and what the cancellation policy is.
It is always a good idea to confirm all arrangements and ask for a return e-mail or fax with all the information.

When you arrive in Paris and get to your hotel you may discover that many aspects of the accommodations may vary in quality. Room and bath size as well as noise level and natural light can be different from room to room. If you are not satisfied with your accommodations you should ask to see another room.

Plan ahead and you will find a lovely place to stay in Paris.

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