Item description for This Way Paris (This Way Guides) by Barbara Ender...
Each guide in the This Way series offers information on the highlights of not only the world's most popular tourist regions, but also more unusual destinations such as Kenya, Thailand, and Jordan. Designed to provide the maximum of cultural, historical, and practical information in a minimum space, each guide offers a variety of street, subway, and regional maps. From cosmopolitan cities and towering skyscrapers to small villages and natural wonders, each guide is filled with valuable recommendations and addresses for monuments, parks, markets, restaurants, and cafes, whether for a weekend getaway or an extended adventure.
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The BEST Guide for genuine Parisian accommodations Feb 12, 2005
If you would like to find a hotel (in the words of the authors) "as alluring and memorable as the city itself", use this guidebook. If you want all the creature comforts of home, a large air-conditioned room with a big TV in a "known" chain hotel with room service, look elsewhere. Picking a hotel from the choices reviewed in this guide almost assures an added dimension to your experience in the city of Paris. It is well worth the extra $ to add this guide to your trip library in order to find that special place.
The hotels listed are typically locally owned small hotels located in wonderful historic buildings and neighborhoods. Rooms do tend to be smaller at this type of a hotel in all of Europe, including Paris, but the added character of these accommodations more than makes up for the shorter list of amenities and square footage difference. One should not spend a great deal of time in the hotel room while in Paris anyway.
These are the types of hotels I imagine the relatives of local Parisians stay at when visiting the city. Be a traveler, not a tourist, and live some of the local flavor by staying at these choices. I personally have stayed at three of the listed hotels over the last five years and all were exactly as described. Read the reviews carefully and pick the ones that sound best to you. Paris is a very special city; your hotel choice should be special also.
If you like Charming Small Hotels in Paris, this is the Book May 16, 2000
We were in Paris in April 2000. From this book we picked a small hotel in the San Germain area, on the Left Bank. We loved the hotel, it was the perfect location for us, and great service. After reading this book, we choose five hotels that we were interested in. I am sure that any of the five hotels would have been to our liking. This book made it so easy to decided where we wanted to stay in Paris. It was recomended to us by a friend who had used it for her trip to Paris.