Mar 05, 2021
The first question you need to ask yourself when visiting Paris for more than a month is where you’re going to stay. Not only do you have to think about the size of your accommodation, but given today’s circumstances since the pandemic hit, you will also have to think about somewhere you can safely quarantine upon arrival. If you’re traveling for a few days, a hotel seems the most logical. However, hotels in Paris start from €100 per night, and if you’re staying for a month or so, that could work out to be extremely expensive. Over the course of a month, you could be paying €3100! Luckily, you can find monthly rentals in Paris for a considerable amount less than paying for a hotel. But do they give you bang for your buck? Today we’re going to look at why a monthly furnished rental in Paris is the better option.
First and foremost, you’ll be saving a tonne of money per month of your stay. For example, a month in Paris in a hotel could cost at least €3100, whereas a rented apartment could cost as little as €1250 per month. Additionally, you can save more money if you pay for your stay upfront, rather than on a month-by-month basis.
Not only that, the money you’ll save on a rented apartment can go towards fun activities, meals out, or even kept in your back pocket for a rainy day.
The one thing you’re going to need for a long-stint vacation is plenty of space. Being cooped up in a small hotel room each night isn’t going to do any favors to you or your travel companions. However, with apartment rental companies, you can choose to rent 2-3 bedroom apartments that will allow everyone to have space away from each other, not to mention the privacy everyone needs every now and then. Unlike a hotel room, you’ll have separate living and sleeping rooms, giving you, your family, or your friends the space you need while you’re in Paris.
If you’re staying in a hotel, you can sometimes expect amenities like a kids’ area or swimming pool. However, you’ll have to factor this into your budget. Renting a furnished apartment for your stay in Paris will give you access to amenities such as housekeeping, or even home maintenance.
There’s a large chance that you’ll be having plenty of gourmet meals when you’re dining at Paris’ top-rated restaurants. However, for every other meal of the day, you’ll need to think about how you are going to keep yourselves fed. With a rented apartment, you’ll have your own kitchen which will allow you to stock up on the food you’ll need for the month and save money on eating out every meal. Even away from home, you’ll still be able to enjoy the beautiful home cooking you’re used to.
Pets often get left behind when traveling across the world, as many hotels don’t allow pets. However, a furnished apartment will allow you to bring your furry friends with you! You can simplify your search to find apartments that allow pets.
Finally, being a long way from home can be difficult when you’re cooped up in a hotel room. You don’t have many personal belongings with you, and you have a living and sleeping space all rolled into one. However, with a rented apartment, your living and sleeping areas are separate, and you’ll be staying in a modern space that will feel more like home than a hotel room. Plus, you’ll have beautiful views of landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame from many of the furnished apartments available to rent from Blueground.
In conclusion, while hotels are great for short stays, they aren’t ideal for trips that will last for a month or more. The next time you’re visiting Paris for at least a month, consider a furnished apartment as your accommodation choice to save money, feel more at home, and without having to leave your pets behind!