I'll be in Paris for a week-10 days next year in June...taking my niece for her high school graduation present.
Debating whether to book a hotel or an apartment. I realize it's "high season" cost wise, so unsure of the tradeoffs of each but if anyone has any references they can pass along about places they've stayed they'd recommend (anyone been to Hotel de Nesle?) or apartment booking services they've found to be helpful, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks, in advance...
A lot depends on your budget and what kind of experience you want. Do you want one or two bedrooms? Do you want basic accommodations, or are you looking for luxury or near-luxury.
There are B&B's in Paris I could point you to as well as apartments you can rent. There are some upscale hotels with "family plans" that rent a second room at half-price. It all depends on what you want...
What a wonderful Aunt you are!!! and what a great graduation present for your niece!
I stayed here in Paris a few years ago, and paid 40 Euro a night (that's the rate for a week's stay) for a room with private bath and a small kitchenette. There was a grocery store up the street so it was easy to eat in. A hostel wuld be even cheaper, I'm sure, and they come with communal kitchens too.
I would go with an apartment--it's a much more comfortable and personalized way to see the city, plus you can specify your budget and location preferences. The company I went through has a website that is really easy to navigate (plus they speak English--a definite plus!) their website is:
They have apartments all over Paris--just give the website a look and you'll see what they have available. With a longer trip like you're taking, it's definitely the way to go.