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Staying in Paris: Apartment or Hotel?

Planning your next trip to Paris for a few days or a couple of weeks? What is the key ingredient in a successful trip? The weather? Yes, but more importantly? The accommodation of course! The place where you sleep and can relax in the evenings in total peace and quiet.
 

What type of accommodation should I choose?

As you plan your trip to Paris the next question you will naturally ask yourself is: Where to stay?
Remember that your experiences and the memories you take home with you will depend on this important choice.
 
The list we offer has no particular priorities (although…)
 

Privacy

What would you rather? A hotel lobby busy with tourists coming and going, Parisians arriving for business meetings, receptionists, concierges, porters, etc…. Or the anonymity of a private building amongst local Parisians with an apartment exclusively for you and your friends? A « home from home » that’s simply priceless!
 

Authenticity

Do you want to live amongst the Parisians in a Parisian apartment with a Parisian interior? Or do you want a bland, international setting that leaves little room for emotion?
 

Space

There’s nothing more spacious than a rental apartment in Paris. Take a look at some of our apartments offered and see for yourself!
 
Once you realize that the minimum surface area required for a hotel room in Paris is just 10.5 m² for a 1-star hotel and 24m² for a 5-star hotel, and that, on average, they’re not much bigger than this (15% at most), it’s a done deal.
 

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Price

Once again, our range of rental apartments win the battle. Have a look at our monthly rental offers and see for yourself.
 
The average price of a 3-star hotel room in Paris was 172 euros in 2013 (source: KPMG) with prices in different areas varying from 100 to 260 euros per night. And that’s just for two people! .

Number of travelers

Take the two ingredients listed so far, surface area and price. Then add to this the number of people traveling…(family, colleagues, a small group of friends)…yet again what does this point towards?
 

The famous cuisine…

Would you like to have the ultimate experience and the priceless opportunity to meet notorious Parisian waiters at each meal? Or to be rushing down to your hotel’s breakfast buffet before 10am, still half-asleep, to consume the unappetizing (and expensive) dishes?
 
Or would you prefer to have breakfast at home with famous croissants (with or without butter?) and a baguette « tradition » that you will have bought on the street corner? And, in the evening, why not have a delicious cheese board, fine wine and a few pastries that you’ve picked here and there along the way?
 
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Try to do the same in a hotel and then come and tell us about it on this blog .
 

For families with young children or lively teenagers

Would you like to switch off the light in your hotel room as soon as the little ones are asleep and miss out on the full Parisian experience? Or continue reading with a glass of wine in hand for a few hours and, perhaps, open the window to listen to the sounds of the Parisian night?
 
Why feel obliged to abide by your kids’ curfew?!
 
Of course, hotels have their advantages: room service, daily housekeeping, restaurants, a mini-bar full upon arrival…
 
What you want to keep as a memory of Paris is up to you! In several years’ time, what will you remember? Which photos will you look at with fondness? Which experience of life in Paris will stay with you the most?
 

Save money to make the most of experiencing Paris

Once again, Budget… Consider the average price of an apartment being lower than that of a hotel room, the « number of travelers» factor, the option to eat meals in the apartment instead of going to restaurants, free Wifi acess, use of a washing machine instead of pricey laundry services…need we say more?
 
Renting an apartment is less expensive than staying in a hotel. In Paris, you’ll then have total freedom to spend your money in museums, all kinds of stores, delicatessans and gourmet restaurants.
 
 
 
Pictures of furnished apartment rentals in Paris by Lodgis