Which travel guides do you use? Lonely Planet, Let’s Go, DK, …. Don’t answer “the web”. I’m looking for something that will help me lower mid-budget.
For example In Paris I’d look for 50-60-70€ a night for a hotel room, not 130€ which is sometimes refered to as mid-budget and not the cheap little place at 15€ in the half basement behind the church, right after the crack den. Lets say the “I have money, I just don’t want to get screwed and I like clean and well situated” bracket.
I used to use Let’s Go but even though they have good stuff, there was too much shoestring backbacker content for me. I had the Lonely Planet Paris which was pretty good.