Paris, city of lights, lovers and luxury hotels...
Ever wanted to wallow in silk and velvet? Check out some of the places where you could check in!
Built in 1898 by the same architect who designed the Palace of Versailles, the Paris Ritz literally drips the same elegant ambiance as the palace.
Classically French from the rugs to the wall hangings, the Ritz was totally refurbished from 1979-1989 with special attention to maintaining its original form and atmosphere.
Room rates are not available over the Internet, but we can tell you that a continental breakfast costs 33 Euro (approximately $43), and an extra bed in your room runs 100 Euros (a mere $130)...
Built in 1758 at the same time as the Place de la Concorde, Le Crillon has 115 rooms and 45 suites that are done entirely in Louis XV style, with silk draperies, and gilt woodwork.
Six of the rooms have prime views of Place de la Concorde; all of them have marble bathrooms.
The hotel is located literally at the centre of Paris, between the American Embassy, and the Champs Elysées. A deluxe single room for one night will cost you $480 Euros (some $585).
Alas, such prices are beyond the average tourist, and they must seek less expensive accommodations, hopefully close to where they want to be...
If you want something familiar, check out the chain names such as Best Western. Surprisingly, their rates are excellent given some of the locations.
For example, the Best Western Rue St.-Honoré (nearby the Champs-Elysées) has double rooms from 119 Euros, or $156 (discounts may be available on selected rooms).