We couldn’t have chosen a better hotel in Paris: it’s located in the heart of the 10th arrondissement between Gare du Nord and Gare de L’est and only about a 15-minute walk from Le Sacre-Cœur.
As is the case with most hotels in Paris, the exterior is quite old and shabby and does no justice to the interior. Our room was large and luminous and had a large bed and recently-refurbished bathroom…basically, everything you’d expect from a 4-star hotel.
We didn’t select the breakfast option at the hotel, but there are many shops and markets on the same street where you can pick up something to eat in the morning before a long day of tourism. All in all, it’s a more than recommendable place to stay in Paris.
The first time we stayed in Paris, it was at a little place in Montmartre which we would never have found if not for the bus which took us there from the airport. It was in the middle of a hill in a not-so-great neighborhood near Pigalle in the north of Paris.
The second time, we stayed at Banlieu, located in a rather ugly industrial area. The only upside was that there was a metro stop nearby but it was still a pain getting to the center of the city.
The last time, we were looking for a hotel close to Ópera and found this place. It’s very nice and, while a bit pricey, it’s worth it to spend a bit extra to really be able to enjoy the few days you’re spending in Paris. Otherwise, you’re sure to spend the same money on taxis!
This is the premier small hotel in the neighborhood of Le Marais. As soon as you step out onto the street, you are at the Centre Pompidou (and in two minutes at the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, etc.). The rooms are quite small but well equipped. It's a great option for a weekend break in Paris
The Hotel Brittany is located between Paris and the Montmartre neighbourhood. It's a neighborhood called the new Athens, because there are many restaurants and shops selling Balkan products. Pigalle, with its theaters and cabarets, is nearby. This has a British sensibility, with elegant decor - precious woods, deep leather chairs, all very comfortable. The building is from the early twentieth century, and has a 24-hour reception, with the press, maps and tourist services. They speak English. The rooms cost between 150 and 200 euros per night, 15 euros more if you want breakfast in the room (12 euros down the hall). The more luxurious rooms are up to 180 euros per night. A total of 42 rooms renovated in 2005.
The Terminus Nord hotel is opposite the Gare du Nord in Paris. It is where trains bound Eurostar and Thalys to Amsterdam, London, Brussels ... If you are taking an early train, it is convenient. The neighborhood is lively, but not your typical Parisian bohemian area. It is in the African quarter, oriental, where there is nightlife in the streets, and few options for eating well. The Terminus Nord has 236 rooms, which were renovated recently. They have wifi access, and you can install an extra bed, children under 12 years stay free in the parents' room. There is a sauna, a fitness room, a hamam, steam room, jacuzzi ... They are very helpful and you can get a babysitter, hire a car or change the money. From 150 euros per night.
This hotel is on Rue Lafayette and straddles three very different Paris neighborhoods. On one side, you have the Ópera area where you can shop at the Galeries Lafayette. On the other side, you have Rue des Martyrs and its concentration of small, independent shops. Finally, you have the Grands Boulevards area where you’ll find theatres, cinemas, and some of the most beautiful covered galleries in the city.
It’s close to the lines 7 and 12 of the metro. Although the hotel is on Rue Lafayette, don’t fret because the rooms are perfectly sound-proofed. The wi-fi works well (but avoid the expensive computer in the reception) and the elevators, while a bit old, are still in fine working order. The cleanliness was fine and the staff was attentive.
The breakfast is a bit odd so, if you can, try to have breakfast at one of the nearby cafes.
The hotel is on the rue Lafayette, near 3 very different neighborhoods of Paris. For one, the Opera area where you can go shopping at Galeries Lafayette. On the other side is Rue des Martyrs with small independent shops, and finally Grands Boulevards, with cinemas, passages and most beautiful covered galleries of the city. It's a great location and very close to Le Peletier metro stop (line 7) and Notre Dame de Loreto (line 12) in the Quartier de Opèra. Although the hotel is on Lafayette Street don't panic because rooms are perfectly soundproof, the wifi was fine (the receiving computer is expensive, avoid), the lift was old but fine and the cleaning staff were proper and very attentive. Breakfast was very expensive so if you can go to a local cafe it's more economical.
Located at #24 of the beautiful Malesherbes boulevard , in the eighth district of Paris, Hyatt Madeleine is a small hotel with 86 rooms and suites. You are a five minute walk from the Place de la Madeleine, where line 14 will take you to all points of interest in the city. Next to the hotel you have the church of Saint Augustine, and the "grands magasins" department stores such as Printemps and Galeries Lafayette for shopping. Rooms have high-speed internet, flat screens and music programs. The hotel has conference centers, and also a gym to relax with massages, sauna, and even the possibility of going out with one of the managers to run in the neighboring Tuileries park. The rooms are decorated in modern style, are carpeted and have wooden furniture. The rooms cost from 350 euros pu to 1900 euros for the presidential suite!
Luxury hotel in the Opera district in Paris. Perfect if you want in a neighborhood for meeting up, the Louvre is a 20 minute walk, and department stores Printemps and Galeries Lafayette less than 10 minutes away. The opera is nearby, along with several theaters and concert halls. It is in the typical Haussmann style, the developer who renovated Paris, removing houses and narrow medieval streets to create broad avenues facilitating traffic. The rooms are decorated with an antique touch, but everything is very new. They are spacious, with flat screen TV, internet, all you need for coffee and tea. The price starts at 250 euros per night, with access to the wellness center, spa, jacuzzi and sauna. Now Accor manages it under the Sofitel brand.
The Bac Saint Germain hotel is on Rue Du Bac, the métro of the same name is next door so it's convenient to use public transport or to walk (by car is a bit more difficult). It's a 3-star hotel with a small roof terrace overlooking the roofs of Paris where you can take your breakfast. The museums and the Latin Quarter are within 20 minutes walk. The double room rate starts at 89 euros/night, up to 169 euros depending on the comfort and the season. There are TV programs in Spanish and English, Internet is included in the price as well as breakfast.
This is a charming and well-located hotel in the Ópera neighborhood. It’s very small, but still clean and welcoming. I reserved a double room with two beds, a small desk area, and a mini-kitchen with a small refrigerator and microwave; in other words, the basics that you need. The bathroom was very spacious. The rooms are quiet at night and it’s located on a street where there are various bars and terraces if you want to have a drink in the evening. There are supermarkets and various other shops just around the corner. The entrance to the metro is just a minute away and you’re at major landmarks like the Eiffel Tower in less than ten minutes.
The price is more than reasonable, but I’d suggest making reservations ahead of time. The hotel staff is very kind and they make the effort to communicate with you despite the language barrier. I’d suggest sending a confirmation email two weeks in advance to explain any special requests or needs you might have.
A hotel in the center of Paris in New Athens neighborhood where there are many restaurants and shops (Turkish, Greek, etc.) and nightlife. In front on the same street there are 3 or 4 restaurants, plus Franz Liszt Square on which the hotel has a corner Corso cafe of the Costes brothers. It is a charming hotel with rooms from 100 euros/night that are big and comfortable with private bathroom, wireless internet access and satellite TV. You can have breakfast in bed if you want. The rooms on the top floor under the roof are typically Parisian with sloping ceilings.
Hotel Opera Lafayette celte belongs to the Best Western chain, and is on Maubeuge Street, next to the station. The nearest metro is line 7 Poissoniere, 200 meters away. It is a very cozy place, with 50 modernly decorated rooms that make you feel at home. They accept small pets. They offer many services: Wifi, babysitting, which is rare in Paris, Spanish speaking staff. You can even book tickets to go see a show in the theater district. The normal rate is 145 euros per night, with breakfast included, but you can get it for 120 in advance on their website.
The Villa Pantheon is a luxury hotel on Rue des Ecoles in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It's a perfect place to visit on foot the oldest part of the city, the banks of the river and Notre Dame. The street has a few bus stops and the metro is a 5 minute walk, along with Luxembourg RER. The 59 rooms, superior and normal, cost from 120 euros/night have old décor charm, minibar, cable TV and wireless internet. Staff speak English.
The Hotel of Marseille is in the rue d'Austerlitz, in the 12th district of Paris. Its location is close to the Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Place de la Bastille. The hotel has only 1 star the facade is a bit gray, and seems to have darkened over time. It is not at all modern. The services provided are limited to the room. The hotel has only 26 of a total of 52 beds. The street is quiet at all times of the day, compared to the rue de Lyon, which is full of cars and buses. The hotel has no restaurant, parking or double glazing. Small reception. Metro Line 1 and Line 14: Gare de Lyon RER line A and line D: Gare de Lyon Bus: 20,24, 27,61, 63, 65, 91: stop Gare de Lyon
Situated in the middle of the 14th arrondissement, in a working class neighborhood surrounded by a great number of shops and restaurants. Several cinemas and theaters nearby. There is a courtyard to this charming hotel, and you can have a snack before going outside. Montparnasse train station is two stops away. There is a TV lounge, 24 hour reception, they speak English and sometimes Spanish, you get the news, city guides, maps ... The rooms are modern, recently renovated with bright colors and designer furniture. Prices start at 80 euros per night with breakfast.
The youth hostel is located on rue Trousseau in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, near rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Place de la Bastille. The street is quiet and you can visit all the small bars and restaurants fairly quickly. The building was completely renovated and now offers 2, 3 and 4 person-rooms. About 4 of the rooms have a private shower and toilet. For the others, each floor has a chared shower and toilet. The hostel has a capacity of 160 beds and the maximum age is 27 years old. The hostel is open 24 hours a day, but the rooms are closed from 11:00 to 16:00 for cleaning. The breakfast room is open from 07 to 10 in the morning. In the common room, there are drinks. Closets metro stops: Ledru Rollin SNCF / RER: Gare de Lyon Bus: 76
The Paris Orléans Hotel is at the end of the metro line 4, stop Porte d'Orléans. It is very convenient if you come to Paris by car because you're out of town, it's much easier to park and the ring road that goes around the city is 500 meters away. It's not a neighborhood to walk out at night, I don't recommend it as there's not much to do. Metro Line 4 is very fast and takes you to Montparnasse in 10 minutes, to the center of Paris in 20 minutes, as well as the Latin Quarter, Lazare venues and bars, but you have to be willing to take the subway. It's a 3 star hotel in a beautiful nineteenth century building, renovated in 2006 with 91-rooms that cost 80-120 euros, the higher price for expensive suites. Breakfast isn't included but there are several local cafes that offer best breakfasts. There is wireless Internet, newspaper and some magazines (after consultation) and negotiation with local car parks to get good rates.
The Hotel Campanile is in the district of Maine, near Montparnasse. There are a half dozen buses that pass in front of the hotel, and several subway lines. It is very central and you can walk out to dinner to Montparnasse, where you will find everything you can imagine. At the Montparnasse train station you can catch trains to Irun and Madrid. The hotel is simple. Each of the 91 rooms are the same, each with a private bathroom, a TV, and a desk. Rooms start at 80 euros per night with a little advance. The reception is only open until 11pm, but you get a code to enter later if you want.
What are you looking for when you think about where to stay in Paris? Is your first priority enjoying the romantic atmosphere, or sticking to a budget? As you can imagine, the French capital is one of the world's most expensive destinations for tourists, but nevertheless, there is plenty of Paris lodging on offer, with everything from the most luxurious Paris hotels down to backpacker hostels for the traveler on a budget.
When you think about the perfect places to stay in Paris, does your mind conjure up images of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River? Well, you can find hotels in Paris near these central attractions, although it's certainly not the cheapest option for lodging in Paris. Search for Paris hotel deals, but be aware that around peak season, like summer or holidays like Valentine's Day, prices can increase dramatically.
For cheaper Paris accommodations, it's better to look outside the center, and search for a small, family-run guesthouse or hostel on the outskirts of the city. Luckily, the French capital is very well-connected in terms of public transport. The extensive metro network means that you shouldn't have any problems getting around. Book your room through minube today, and enjoy your trip to the city of love!