Paris is known as the City of Lights or the City of Love and is one of the most visited capital in the world. As Paris is huge and there is no specific downtown area or city center there are many neighborhoods. The neighborhoods of Paris are very unique and known as Arrondissements. These Arrondissements are not named but numbered from 1 to 20 and are spiraling out in clockwise in the whole of the city. The centermost arrondissements which are nearest to major tourist attractions start from Arr 1, 2, 3 and so one. The highest is the number means the further away area and is generally the residential area or Paris. In this post, I will present some choices of Where To Stay In Paris – Best Hotels in Paris or Hotel recommendations in Paris by experienced travelers all around the world.
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THE PARIS RITZ
My husband wanted to make our Valentines week very special. When he chose a hotel, it was not hard, the Paris Ritz was an automatic choice. Ritz and Paris just go together. With its location in the famous Place, Vendôme begins our it is your first hint to how magnificent and special our stay would be. As we were escorted inside through the brass incased revolving door, our breath is taken away at the opulence of the lobby. The restaurants, tea room, and our suite were magnificent with so much opulence. For Valentines, the Ritz courtyard was decorated all in lights which gave it such a romantic feel.
Our suite had its own fireplace, beautiful décor and gold swan fixtures for everything in the bathroom. Awaiting us was champagne and a Ritz Teddy bear holding a red heart-shaped balloon, the entire bear was made of chocolate and dusted in eatable gold.
Everything about the Paris Ritz will make you want to stay here. I cannot even possibly pick out one thing over another that made this stay so wonderful. The service, décor, location, accommodations and all around feeling being in the Ritz was just a Valentine’s I will never forget!
KEY FEATURE – Great view, Grand and Magnificient
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Louvre Museum, Opera Garnier, and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – LUXURY
Suggested by Sherrie Fabrizi Allbritten from Travel by a Sherrie Affair.
HOTEL SPLENDID ETOILE
It’s always nice to splurge on yourself once in a while and on my latest trip to the wonderful City of Love, I decided that this would be my time. I went ahead and booked the most gorgeous room in Hotel Splendid Etoile. While not the cheapest of rooms, it is also quite affordable considering its wonderful amenities. I decided to go with Hotel Splendid Etoile because of the breathtaking view it offers of the world-famous Arc de Triomphe. Each morning I got to have breakfast on my personal balcony overlooking the gorgeous monument. Another wonderful perk of the hotel is a convenient location. Located smack-dab in the center of Paris, you can get just about anywhere in 30 minutes or less. The staff was absolutely extraordinary, nice, welcoming and all around wonderful people. I give it 5 stars in every aspect so if you’re looking into taking a trip to Paris, I would highly recommend Hotel Splendid Etoile for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!
KEY FEATURE – Location, View, welcoming staff
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Arc de Triomphe, shopping and famous nightlife bars like Lido
HOTEL STYLE – Classic
Suggested by Caresa lamers from This Spontaneous Life
COURTYARD PARIS GARE DE LYON
The Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon is a new hotel in Paris, part of the Marriott group. It opened at the end of 2018, and it’s been one of my favorite hotels in Paris ever since.
The number one reason the Courtyard is so high up on my list is because of its incredible view over Paris (seriously one of the best). The 19 floors hotel offers unobstructed views over the city: Notre-Dame de Paris, Gare de Lyon, The Pantheon, and one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower.
The rooms are clearly built around the view: absolutely huge picture window, on the whole length of the room. I loved laying in bed at night, with the curtains opened, watching over the illuminated city.
More than just the room, the whole hotel feels very cozy, like a cocoon you just want to stay in for the rest of the week. I highly recommend dining in the in-house restaurant, where the local chef Mélissa will serve you local products from small producers, in the best French terroir fashion.
Finally, the central location of the hotel makes it a good pick for starting your Paris explorations, whether you’ll take the trains from the main public transports station in Paris or just go for a walk alongside the Seine river banks, towards Notre-Dame.
KEY FEATURE – View from the room, Newly built, Location
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Opera Bastille, Notre Dame Cathedral and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Classic
Suggested by Kevin from KevMRC
Paris is chock full of boutique hotels so I’m not quite sure how I happened upon Hotel Atmospheres, a four-star boutique hotel in the 5th Arr not far from Sorbonne, the Seine, and Notre Dame Cathedral but I was happy that I did. The website is filled with design eye candy – rooms with pops of color, various textures, and local photography – everything I wanted in a hotel plus a boutique bonus – air conditioning! On my first stay, my niece and I had a comfortable twin room and on my second stay, I had a standard room with a space invader in the shower (clever use of tiles). The hotel offers 56 rooms from single rooms up to a suite for a family of four so there’s something for everyone and each room is full of interesting details to discover. The fantastic location is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and art galleries. The staff on duty on both stays were quite lovely to assist with any and all requests especially the draft “how do I use the hairdryer?” query (answer: “push and hold the button”). Hotel Atmospheres is a contemporary boutique hotel in a quiet part of the city which is exactly what I need after a busy day exploring Paris – a genuinely warm welcome back to a comfortable home away from home.
KEY FEATURE – Contemporary Boutique style, Colorful interiors, Helpful staff
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg gardens and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Mid Range
Suggested by Suzanne Wolko from Phila Travel Girl – Flying by the seat of my points.
HOTEL De NESLE
I was looking for something in the center of Paris with ‘character’ and also a place I could afford. I was fairly certain I wasn’t going to find anything until I came across Hotel De Nesle. What a quirky little gem! It was like checking into Narnia or Wonderland. The hotel is located close to Latin Quarter in Sixth Arrondissement with several major attractions such as the Notre Dame close by. Each room of the hotel had a distinctive historical theme (Egyptian, Romans, etc.) with hand-painted wall murals. Rooms were cozy and large enough by Parisian standards. Shared bathroom on every floor but a few rooms also had private bathrooms, so choose carefully. A courtyard garden and tiny balconies rounded the great stay. The only bummer? No stairs. Also, another gem nearby is Brasserie Le Nesle, a cozy, homely restaurant where I spent many a day sipping wine and watching the world pass by. Underrated gems, both.
KEY FEATURE – Quirky style themed hotel.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Affordable – Budget Friendly
Suggested by Smita Bhattacharya
LE MERIDIEN ETOILE
On my first visit to Paris France I was traveling with a flight attendant friend, and she insisted that we stay at Le Meridien Etoile in the Port Maillot area of the city. Hey, if a flight attendant recommends it who am I to suggest otherwise? I found it to be a perfect choice! With a modern, spacious interior typically found with all hotels within the Le Meridien brand, the hotel is walking distance to Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. Most importantly, a metro station is about a block away giving you easy access to other parts of Paris, and the Le Bus Direct airport bus stop is across the street in front of le Palais des Congrès de Paris providing convenient transportation to the airport. Another plus is that there is Paul’s boulangerie, a supermarket, Starbucks, and other shops below the Convention Centre should you need some food and supplies and don’t want to walk too far. Le Meridien Etoile is a popular airline crew hotel so, don’t be surprised if you see pilots and flight crew in the lobby.
KEY FEATURE – Modern style, spacious & Location
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and Lido(famous Cabaret bar)
HOTEL STYLE – Business style
Suggested by Mary Chong from Calculated traveller
HOTEL EIFFEL CAPITOL
Just a ten-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and literally on the doorstep of the Duplex Metro Station, Hôtel Eiffel Capitol is my number one choice in Paris because of it’s location and price.
Not only can you get around the city with ease but there are also some incredible restaurants in the area, a delicious bakery ideal for a quick breakfast and a handful of convenient stores too.
The rooms are spacious, modern and clean and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. They recommended some great places to eat and drink and each day checked if we needed any directions or help planning our day.
We found, compared to other hotels in and around the Eiffel Tower, this hotel was a really good value for money. We paid €112 per night because it was a school holiday but cheaper rates are available if you travel outside the peak season.
KEY FEATURE – Location, Price and modern
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Eiffel Tower
HOTEL STYLE – Mid Range
Suggested by Katie O’ Donoghue from The Creative Travel Guide
I’ve stayed at Mode Aparthotel – Arc d’Triomphe several times. They are fantastic.
One of my favorite features of the apartments is their location: 5 minutes walk from the Arc d’Triomphe and 10 minutes walk to the Place du Trocadero. The apartments are on a quiet side street, just off classy Avenue Victor Hugo which is full of smart boutiques and good restaurants. Despite the central location, I’ve always found the apartments extremely quiet once you’re inside.
The development was only completed in 2018 and so everything feels very fresh and contemporary. For Paris, the room sizes are generous and I’ve found the fact you have a mini kitchen really useful. A couple of the rooms have balconies, but even if you don’t get one of those, there’s a nice outdoor courtyard with seating as well as a sitting room for guests. There’s also a small gym and a business suite should you need it.
As these are serviced apartments rather than a hotel, there’s no breakfast. But they do put out mini pastries in the morning and there are fruit, sweets and a coffee machine that are available for guests throughout the day at no cost.
If you’re looking for somewhere central and contemporary to stay with some nice added extras, look no further!
KEY FEATURE – Location, mini kitchen, newly built up
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Champ Elysees, Arc De Triomphe, Lido (famous Cabaret Bar)
HOTEL STYLE – Apartment style (Expensive)
Suggested by Clare Dewey from Epic Road Rides
RELAIS HOTEL DU VIEUX
For me, Paris is all about history. Walking in the footsteps of famous writers, artists and the ability to just ‘be’ (etre) is what makes this city a destination I always return to. Paris’ Latin Quarter provides a glimpse into the medieval history captured in time through its 13th Century buildings and the cobbled streets that meander throughout the district. When looking for a place to stay in this fabulous place, I stumbled across the Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris. Originally built in the 13th Century, this quaint boutique hotel has a unique history of its own. Once home to artists, writers, musicians, and photographers it was within the walls of the Relais Hotel du Vieux that several of the most important works of the Beat Generation were composed from 1957 to 1963. It was a no brainer, I just had to stay there.
Rooms at this lovely boutique hotel are decorated to capture a long ago time, the atmosphere is friendly and the location perfect for walking to the main attractions of Paris, or to just sit and watch the world go by in a local café. The owner and staff make you feel at home and are always happy to give you tips and advice on the best places to see in Paris and the local area. Not to mention the opportunity to practice your French. Traditional French breakfast is served daily in the dining room. The rooms are typically French, perfect for a couple or solo traveler. I fell in love with the place instantly.
KEY FEATURE – Quaint hotel, French style of stay and friendly owner
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum & Luxembourg Gardens.
HOTEL STYLE – Historic
Suggested by Julie Beckers from A Not So Young Woman Abroad
HOTEL VILLA D’ESTREES
As a family of five, it’s often difficult to find an apartment or hotel room when we travel. On our last visit to Paris, we also brought my mother-in-law so that made it even more difficult than usual as she didn’t want to stay on her own. I spent many hours searching for the ‘perfect’ apartment that could accommodate all six of us and incredibly, we found it at Hotel Villa d’Estrées.
Hotel Villa d’Estrées is a small boutique hotel on Rue Gît le Coeur. Like many small hotels, most of the rooms at Hotel Villa d’Estrées can accommodate two or three people but incredibly, this wonderful little hotel also has an apartment available. The apartment consists of two interconnecting rooms and is beautifully decorated. There is a small lounge area and each bedroom has either a king bed or two twins (your choice) and a daybed. The daybeds may be a bit small for adults but for two of our children, they were perfect!
The hotel has a small elevator, concierge and wonderful staff. Breakfast is available for a small charge or you can simply walk to one of the many nearby cafés. This brings us to one of the best features of the Hotel Villa d’Estrees: its’ location!
Hotel Villa d’ Estrées is located near the Seine River, between Paris’ Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés. Depending on which direction you choose to walk, you can reach Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre or Luxembourg Gardens in 10 minutes or less. Best of all, the Saint-Michel metro station, which will bring you to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe or the Palace of Versailles, is right around the corner!
Truly, this is one of our family’s favorite hotels in Europe and we can’t wait to return!
KEY FEATURE – Family Friendly, Spacious and wonderful staff
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens, and Seine River.
HOTEL STYLE – Boutique
Suggested by Joanne from Sunsets and Roller coasters
From the UK, Paris is super easy to visit, with the city only a couple of hours away via the Eurostar. So for people visiting by train you arrive, alongside visitors from Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands at Paris Gare du Nord. Hotel Montholon is placed perfectly to drop your stuff off at before exploring the city, only a five-minute walk from the station. With only 18 bedrooms, this boutique hotel offers a trendy stay for anyone, with cute exposed wood designed furnishings. It is equally well located for some of Paris’ famous attractions, with the Sacre Coeur only 10 minutes away, and a metro station just around the corner. Also nearby are a number of classic Parisian bistros and boulangerie, perfect for picking up a croissant before a day of sightseeing or a modules fries before turning in for the night. All in all, with its great location, affordable rates, and cozy rooms Hotel Montholon makes a perfect stay in Paris!
KEY FEATURE – Price, Boutique style
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Gare Du Metro station, La Cigale Concert Hall, Sacre-Coeur and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Mid Range
Suggested by Laura from The Travelling Stomach.
The HOXTON HOTEL
A simple, yet classic style is one that is synonymous with the French and, this is also apparent in the design of The Hoxton Hotel in Paris. The Hoxton brand prides itself on fully immersing itself and being inspired by the streets the hotels are surrounded by. As you walk into the open house hotel, you will see French locals enjoying a coffee and a bite to eat, giving travelers a glimpse of French living without leaving the hotel.
The simple styling of the bedrooms, with parquet flooring and geometric bedding, makes way for quirky features, such as a vintage telephone and radio. Rose gold bathroom fittings and crystal glasses add to the affordable luxury feel of The Hoxton. Not to mention, the dreamy mattress and pillows, which only make getting up to explore Paris that much harder! Thankfully, there is also a no-fuss grab-n-go-breakfast.
Whilst a relatively new addition to the Parisian hotel scene, The Hoxton proves to be the best choice for an affordable luxury boutique stay and, one the locals love too.
KEY FEATURE – Trendy, Price and Boutique style hotel
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Gare Du Nord metro station, Opera Garnier, Gare De l’Est and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Business
Suggested by Jasmine from The Life of a Social Butterfly
CAMPANILE BAGNOLET HOTEL
We chose the Campanile Bagnolet Paris Hotel for our stay in the city during our half-month long trip in Europe. Visiting from India we obviously had to seek a budget hotel as we were stationed in Europe and traveling to multiple cities. Hostels were out of the question for us as we were traveling with our little one. The hotel is located very near to Gallieni Metro Station. Plus just adjacent to the premise there is an Auchan supermarket and McDonald’s because of this quick shopping and late night returning to the hotel was comfortable for us. The rooms are pretty clean and medium-small sized yet just enough for a family of three to fit in comfortably. Washrooms are fitted with a bathtub and are clean as well. I am not sure if the hotel had a restaurant as we didn’t avail any food from there. Hotel staff is sincere but with respect to seeking help for taking luggage to the room or planning your trip or routes for that matter they aren’t forthcoming. Price is decent. Corridors are rather silent. Proper heating and air-conditioning are provided within the hotel premise and rooms. The hotels enjoy great connectivity to the city center and even to Disneyland via metro and bus. Overall we had a comfy stay here.
KEY FEATURE – Near to Metro station and Affordable. (Located in Bagnolet in the eastern side of Paris)
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Gallieni Metro Station, Porte De Bagnolet Metro Station.
HOTEL STYLE – Budget friendly
Suggested by Judy Morris from The Other Brainic.
IBIS STYLE B&B HOTEL
IBIS Style B&B hotel is the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers in Paris. Located in the beautiful neighborhood Pigalle in Montmartre, the hotel is only 200 meters away from the metro station, 300 meters from the Moulin Rouge and 1.2km away from the stunning Sacre Coeur.
The hotel is not luxurious. You will get standard facilities as expected from IBIS. I loved the red and white combination in the interiors and the traditional Parisian windows. The complimentary breakfast included delicious muffins and croissants among the other items of a typical Parisian breakfast. There were fresh fruits and juicer in the eating area.
This is a great place to If you really want to experience Paris at night. There are numerous clubs and restaurants in the vicinity. That includes the oldest cabaret Moulin Rouge also.
In the morning, or basically at any time of the day you can hike uphill to the Sacre Coer, perched atop the Montmartre hill. You would enjoy the walk in the cobbled streets which inspired artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, Alfred, and so many others. You will find these streets now lined with artists selling sketches and watercolors. It is an amazing place for street shopping as well.
In a city as expensive as Paris, we booked the hotel at less than Rs.6000 per night with complimentary buffet breakfast.
KEY FEATURE – Price, close to famous night clubs of Paris.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Sacre Coeur, Montmartre hill, Moulin Rouge(world famous Cabaret bar), paintings shops and many more.
HOTEL STYLE – Green and Budget Friendly
Suggested by Sinjana Ghosh from BackPacknExplore
HOTEL ELYSEES CERAMIC
A boutique style hotel with award-winning Art Noveau façade by the famous architect Jules Aime Lavirotte is located in the most prestigious district of Paris. Just at a walkable distance from Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, this is a favorable hotel to stay. Situated in 8th Arr, all high-end shopping, restaurants, cafes, nightlife like Lido & Crazy Horse are at walkable distance. I loved the Parisian style décor with a blend of modern facilities. There is also 24 hours concierge/reception and the staff is very helpful. The breakfast is sumptuous in the beautiful hall. The nearest metro station is at 300 meters. There are about 57 rooms with some of the family rooms. If you love Parisian style boutique hotel stay which is located in one of the best neighborhoods then check more about Hôtel Elysées Ceramic. I stayed in this hotel for 5 days.
KEY FEATURE – Location, Art Nouveau theme, Parisian style stay
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS – Arc De Triomphe, Champ De Elysees, Lido (famous Cabaret bar ) and many shopping options.
HOTEL STYLE – Classic
Suggested by me from Travel with me 24 x 7
Hope you loved different reviews of hotels in Paris and got some glimpse of best places to stays in Paris.
Related Reads – If you are in Paris then read more about this city and nearby day trips –
- 5 Days in Paris
- Day trips from Paris
- Strasbourg Overnight trip from Paris
- Germany trip from Paris
- Factors which you should consider to select an appropriate hotel
- Paris official tourism website.
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