When I write above that 2 out the 3 European cities on my 2 weeks itinerary are in Easy to Book 'Hotel Matchmaker' site Top 15, I mean the 3 main cities I will visit.
These 3 cities are Berlin where I will land first in Europe before catching a flight to Toulouse where I will spend most of the time (10 days) before taking train for Paris where I will spend 26 hours (1 night stay) and then get back to Berlin to catch flight back home to the U.S.
While in Toulouse, I will also be visiting smaller cities like Montauban, Gaillac, Carcassonne.
Since airfares tend to be very costly in the summer (and there are 4 of us traveling), I took care of that first.
I then turned my attention to hotels.
I will book only 1 night stay in each city, Toulouse on our last night there, then Paris, then Berlin before we fly back.
Of the 3, Paris must be the most expensive.
Since I had a great experience last year in Nantes with Campanille at a brand new hotel, I looked up their locations in Paris via Easy to Book. Unfortunately, the location I liked was given bad reviews.
Continuing my search for room for 4, in $140 to $200, after browsing through reviews the only one that really received a concensus view and got my vote was Hotel Harvey near Palais des Congres around $200 a night.
In Toulouse, if you want a river view Hotel des Beaux Arts near Pont Neuf is a good pick at $132 a night for 2. If you want something even more central the Crowne Plaza Toulouse on Place du Capitole is it at $122 a night per 2. In a lower price range yet still centrally located is Ibis Toulouse Centre at $90 a night for 2.
Moving to Berlin, Old Town Apartments on Schönhauser Allee in Mitte near Brandenburg Gate seems a good pick at $122 for 4 per night.
If you are need a room where to rest for a few hours before catching a flight back home A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof at $80 a night for 4 located near Berlin main train station should do it.
All prices I quoted are minimum prices for specific dates I checked as related to my trip.
Prices may vary.
My picks weeded out places that according to user reviews had bed bugs, paper thin walls, wobbly reservation practices, noisy surroundings, disabled air conditioning and other downsides.
This post is Sponsored by Easy to Book, one of the kind sponsors of 'Serge the Concierge' visit to Southwest France later this month.
(* Image above is of ibis Toulouse Centre in Toulouse, from Easy to Book site)