Saturday, April 7, 2007
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 11th arrondissement, Hotels €75-€150

Hôtel Lyon-Mulhouse

8 Blvd Beaumarchais, 11th
M° Bastille
Tel +33(0)1 47 00 91 50
Fax +33(0)1 47 00 06 31

This budget 1920s hotel is located on the busy boulevard separating the Bastille from the Marais district, just a few steps from the Bastille metro entrance and the open air markets. It , this 1920s hotel still has an old-fashioned look, although renovations in 2006 included air conditioning and WiFi Internet access.

Rooms are surprisingly spacious for Paris and well-insulated from the noise outside, with modern wooden furnishings and red or blue color schemes. Bathrooms are also bigger than average and spotlessly clean, most with separate WC.

This is the perfect location for making the most of the city’s nightlife scene in the Marais, Bastille, and Oberkampf districts . Come with friends: the triples and quads are more reasonable than a youth hostel, and no curfew to worry about!

40 rooms: elevator, 24-hour reception, WiFi (charge), AC, heat, hair dryer. Doubles from €90, Quads €140.

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