We family of 4 including 2 kids) would like to spend a week at Paris for week in mid July. At Paris, we would love to go see the attractions since this is my wife's first time (second time for me). Typically we would like to stay closer to any metro rail station and/or any city sight seeing open bus tour stop. Any recommendation either IHG or SPG properties. For July, I don't see any SPG property with cash & points options though. Should I wait? I don't want to pay 20000 points for each night with SPG when we are out of the hotel for more than 10 hours a day. I don't mind staying at a hotel little away from downtown (if I can use few points comparably) as long it is closer to a train station or city sight seeing bus stop.