Thank you, Thereuare. YES! an unexpected (or expected) trip to Paris is a great thing! May have to change my title. But after MUCH TOO MUCH time on the computer! We have a place to stay. I appreciate you giving suggestions! As always, used your PRICELINE link--thank you for your continued service! Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center July 21-24, 2011 Marriott published rates for our stay (prepay) 209E per night. $1567.6928 (US conversion for 3 nights, 2 rooms) PRICELINE with taxes and fees $1066.14 Okay here's how it went, bid $145 for St Germain-Latin REJECTED, PL offered $185 added Champs Elysees - Arc De Triomphe - $155 REJECTED added Opera West - $161 - ACCEPTED (Latin quarter) Don't know if the strategy was okay since I am so sick of looking at Paris hotels and just want to be done (trying to find the perfect location, price, AC, larger beds, good reviews....). Hubby is very happy since he likes Marriotts and the hope of having a king bed is in sight. I will have to email my request for that. I wanted a more 'quaint' hotel in old Paris but I still have another night to book at the beginning of our trip. I also have to find a room in London for three nights. Maybe I'll find something more in that realm..... Thanks again!