Welcome to the Community! You are right, deals for Paris hotels are lacking at the moment. However, hang in there, they will come back, probably in the Spring. When are you planning to go to Paris? If you have any questions on Paris, please post them, and we will be happy to answer them if we can.
I'm wanting to go the end of this month, visiting the GF in Lyon and wanting to spend the weekend in Paris. However, I'm not too keen on dropping $400 USD + on a **** (with views)/*****/Resort in the "slow" time of the year. Any tips. Also, after digging around there is a price spike in hotels the 27 -> 29 of this month. Any idea why?
Here is a little secret. Want a room with a view? Try Hotel de l'Empereur Paris ** - OFFICIAL WEBSITE - Hotel near the Eiffel Tower which has a great view of the Dom des Invalides. Prices run from 110 Euro to 170 Euro. Check out their price list.
The metro station is Ecole Militaire, and there are a number of buses there as well that take you in all directions of Paris. Depending on how many days you are there, buy a 1,2, or 3 day visitors pass, sold at any Metro station and you can just hop on and off on any of the buses and do your sightseeing that way. Get the Metro map that includes the buses.
Want more info, let me know. Good luck!