Five 2-Star Hotels in Paris

Good Budget Friendly Picks

best 2 star hotels in ParisHotels in Paris can be expensive and a good bargain is hard to find.  The Traveling Professor, on his small group tours to Paris, has used several good 2-star hotels. The Professor's requirements for a good 2-star hotel is that they must be clean, comfortable, and quiet.  Location also plays a big factor into selecting a Paris hotel.  In this blog post, The Professor has selected five good 2-star hotels for your next trip to Paris.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (247)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Tips on Finding a Great Hotel in Paris

Great Values are Available - If You Know How to Look

Hoteliers in Paris have admitted to me, Paris tourism is in a slump by as much as 30%. What that means is the savvy traveler can find bargains - if they know where to look.  For instance, we found a 5-star luxury hotel in the 5th arrondissement for $154 a night, right next to a 2-star hotel charging $150 per night.  I'll take the upgrade for $4 any day or night.  The key to finding the best rates is to know what leverage you have and then to apply it.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor tells you the tips to get the best hotel rates possible on your next tour to Paris. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (526)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris

Eleven More Affordable Paris Hotels

Everyone Loves a Good Paris Hotel from The Professor's Private List

affordable paris hotelsEveryone loves a good, inexpensive Paris hotel.   I can't even count how many times I have toured Paris, but it must be at least 60 times and over that period, I have collected quite a list of affordable Paris hotels.   Check out today's blog post and get the information on where to start looking for an affordable Paris hotel.

Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2448)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Luxury Hotels in Paris

Here are 3 of my Choices

paris toursParis hotels can be expensive, as expensive as any city in the world.  Whether it be on your personal tour to Paris or one of my small group tours to Paris, the cost of a hotel makes up a major part of the expense of a trip.  However, there are times to splurge.   In today's blog post I have listed some of my favorite luxury Paris hotels.  My picks are based upon location, comfort, amenities and value.   So, if you want to go "all the way" on your next tour to Paris, check out my hotel choices.

Friday, June 13, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2445)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Three Hotels in the Shadow of the Eiffel Tower

Enjoy These Paris Hotel Picks

paris hotels eiffel tower viewI get plenty of requests from Paris travelers regarding hotels near the Eiffel Tower.   In my book, The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris I have over 30 hotel recommendations but for those who want to see the tower twinkle at night as they doze off to la-la land, here are my picks for Paris hotels near the ET.  Enjoy the view!

Friday, May 2, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (4282)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Paris

Two Quirky Hotels in Paris

For Those Who Want Something Out Of The Ordinary

traveling professorLooking for something unique and unusual in Paris?  Have I got two hotels for you.  They are both in VERY desirable locations and priced well below average.   One of them offers typical Paris rooms but the location (probably no other Paris hotel is more centrally located than this one) and situation is very unusual.  The second one is eclectic and each room is different, a throwback to a different time.  So, read my blog post and find out about two very unique Paris hotels.

Friday, April 18, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2585)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

My Favorite Paris Hotels

Let's Hear Your Recommendations Too

Paris hotel recommendationsOne of the most important decisions in taking a tour of Paris is lodging.   For me, location is the most important factor.  I look for a hotel that is centrally located, in a safe area, and near transportation options.   Next, I want to make sure my Paris hotel is clean, comfortable, and quiet.  I don't necessarily look for a luxury Paris hotel, in fact, I prefer smaller, family owned Paris hotels. Read my blog post for guidelines on selecting a Paris hotel and for my recommendations.
Monday, July 15, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3671)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris
«November 2018»

New Paris Restaurant List

small group tours to ParisWe do several small group tours to Pairs each year.  We are always uncovering places to dine. We did three small group tours to Paris this year and have added some spots to our list. Most of them are on the Left Bank, on the inexpensive side.  If you have ever been with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours, the names are very recognizable for reliable, good food. 

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and Why You Need to Get It

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card for TravlersThe Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is a great deal.  A lot of websites will tell you why, but they are probably receiving a commission for telling you so.  The Traveling Professor receives NO compensation for telling you why this is such a great travel card and why everyone should have it.  The Professor owns less than 5 credit cards and the Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of them and he will tell you why this card, over any other, should be in every traveler's wallet.

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Canadian Rockies by Rail

Canadian Rockies by RailIn our 2018 Traveler Survey, 45% of our respondents said they would be interested in a rail tour through the Canadian Rockies. So, The Traveling Professor got right on it and started reaching out to various vendors, contacts, hotels and guides to put together a tour. In today's blog post, The Professor lays out an itinerary for a terrific tour of the Canadian Rockies by rail.  However, in the end, travelers must ask themselves if this is a trip worth taking.

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3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Prevent Losing Your Luggage

Lost Luggage TipsLost luggage can ruin a trip.  In my experience in traveling with over 100 travelers per year, about 15% of all luggage is misplaced.  By that I mean luggage is either lost or arrives late. The Professor has been traveling 60,000+ miles for each of the last 10 years or so and has seen just about everything.  So here are his 3 ridiculously simple tips on how not to lose your bags.

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Scottish Highlands by Scenic Railway

small group tours to ScotlandIn September, The Traveling Professor did an inaugural tour to Scotland.  We did this as a small group tour to Scotland with 10 travelers. One of the biggest surprises we had is how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are, and that the best way to see them is by scenic rail.  In this blog post The Traveling Professor will tell you a little bit about some of the scenic Scottish highlands routes.

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3 Places to Eat in Rome

Places to Eat in RomeWith all the problems Rome is having, it is still remains a great place to eat. The superstar dish here of course is pasta, but there is so much more than that. When we go on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Italy and visit Rome, we go to traditional restaurants as well as some more modern places. Check out today's blog post to find out about three of The Traveling Professor's favorite places to eat in Rome.

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4 Tips for Booking a Trip to Machu Picchu

Tours to Machu PicchuProfessor Steve Solosky has been running small group tours to Machu Picchu and Peru for about 8 years.  He has also been designated by The New York Times Travel Show as a Peru Expert. Get his expert advice on planning a trip to Machu Picchu.  The Professor will share his experience on when to go, making bookings, and itinerary. Also, follow The Professor's blog post to get the best tips on traveling to Machu Picchu.

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How to Get the Best Airfares to Italy

Small group tours to ItalyOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy, we often help travelers in getting airfare to and from Italy. Airfares to Italy can vary greatly.  For instance, we selected travel dates departing from New York's JFK airport on June 1, 2019 and returning on June 10, 2019 to demonstrate how travelers can get the best airfares to Italy.  Read the blog post and hopefully The Traveling Professor can help you save money on airfare to Italy.

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Two Hotels in Florence Italy

Hotels in Oltrarno Area of FlorenceFlorence is a Renaissance city full of art and culture.  The food and wine is not bad either. Travelers will always need a place to lay their head down in the evening and nothing is better than the Oltrarno area of Florence.  The Traveling Professor and Melanie Wilson have come up with two pick for the traveler to visit on their next trip to Italy.

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5 Easy Tips for Booking Hotels

best hotel booking tipsMost people go to a hotel site, pick out a room and book it.  They can go directly to the hotel website or use a booking search engine like Expedia,, Orbitz, Trivago or many of the other hotel booking sites out there. But if you really want to save money, take a look at a few of The Traveling Professor's hotel booking tips you won't see anywhere else.

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