Subject: Re: Paris Hotel - St. Germaine de Pres
Hi, Lesley... For location, you can't beat the Hotel Crystal, a 3 star hotel, situated half a block from Cafe de Flore. For the area, the price isn't bad, but I wouldn't call it "chic." The rooms are nice, the beds comfortable, and the staff very pleasant, but the price is higher on the larger rooms. In fact, our last trip there, our room was quite small, in comparison to other years. A double is 120 to 180 Euros, and a larger room is 160 to 220 Euros.

A couple of other 3 star hotels in the same area that we haven't stayed in, but would like to, are the Hotel Madison and the Hotel de l'Abbaye. However, they're a little too high for our budget. Doubles at the Hotel Madison are 205 to 220 Euros, and twin beds are 260 to 300 Euros, deluxe twin bedded are 305 to 365 Euros. At the Hotel de l'Abbaye, Standard rooms are 211 Euros, and large rooms are 313 Euros.

Best, Sandy in Illinois