Paris on a Budget – Ermitage Hôtel Sacré-Coeur

Ermitage Hôtel Sacré-Coeur has no TV, elevator or A/C. On the other hand, its rooms are spacious, views from the hotel are spectacular, and breakfast is delivered to your door.

And with rates from 85 euros (breakfast included), the Ermitage is an excellent value.

Twelve rooms on three floors are furnished with family heirlooms and floral tapestries. Each room is different; they range from romantic to quirky.

The setting is Montmartre, a village within the city, the highest point in Paris, and the home of Amélie, from the film of the same name. Nearby are Sacré-Coeur, the artists at Place du Tertre, the café rich Place des Abbesses, and plenty of restaurants, boutiques and cobbled ruelles.

Reservations are taken by phone only, and the no credit card policy keeps prices down. There is something to be said for simplicity.

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