Family rooms in Paris hotels, apartments & aparthotels

Some pointers to locating family rooms for your needs in Paris


Family Hotel Room Paris

Family hotel rooms in Paris are widespread, but availability is frustrating. This is not North America where standard rooms can accommodate a small family. What availability there is at short notice is often very restricted and expensive. At peak holiday periods when the kids are not at school you really need to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


One area, where Paris excels and is worth checking out are two large aparthotel chains, Citadines and Adagio. Both French, they have aparthotel blocks spread throughout Paris. In many cities apartments are a nightmare dealing with largely independent owners using largely unregulated agents.

 

Citadines and Adagio in addition to offering very good value offer the reassurance of dealing with reputable global hotel chains.


If you are under 35 and have a small group and you're on a budget then you may want to check out the Paris hostels. If you would not consider dormitory beds, most of the hostels in Paris offer a private rooms with en suite facilities.


On paper there is surprisingly little difference in price between the small independent 2- and 3-star hotels and the global 4-star chains for a family room. However, the cheapest rooms in a 4-star chain hotel offering family rooms are often a single double bed with sofa beds suitable for young children only.


Hotel Districts

The most sought after areas for leisure visitors are around the Champs Elysees, Louvre, Opera Garnier and St Germain area of the Left Bank. You pay a sizable price premium for a hotel in any of these districts and for family accommodation if you are happy staying here, price is probably not a consideration.

 

Paris has an excellent public transport system that is very affordable. For the small inconvenience of ten minutes on the Metro, you can reduce your hotel costs substantially to something affordable.


For those on a budget and looking for family accommodation the hotel district around some of the main railway stations in Paris are particularly fruitful for value accommodation. Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse are notable. If any of these are your arrival gateways in Paris, they are probably your benchmark district to check out. For those flying into Paris, all of the stations have very good links to the airports.

 

These railway stations are also public transport hubs with multiple Metro lines that will get you to wherever you want to go in Paris quickly and cheaply.


Room rates reflect demand and in this computer age room rates are not fixed, what you pay reflects how hard the hotel finds it to get customers.

 

In districts sought out by leisure visitors there tends to be a premium for rates at the weekend and especially for family rooms at school holiday periods. Conversely business districts struggle at the weekends as their core market disappears. At the weekend probably the best districts for value for money is at Le Defense and Montparnasse districts. Neither is central but both have fast Metro and RER links that will get you to the centre in 20 minutes and save you a bundle.

 

The Novotel Paris La Defense also has a kids' playground and games room to keep your family entertained. Some of the more expensive hotels also offer a babysitting service.


August is the quietest month of year as most of the Parisians flee Paris and business grinds to a stop. Again the business districts are very cheap all of August.


Ibis Budget Porte de Bagnolet Paris
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ibis budget Paris Porte de Bagnolet
Family rooms for 4 from €75 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Located to the east of Paris at the end of Line 3 of the Metro at Gallieni, this hotel is also near the main Paris coach station used by Eurolines. There is also a bus going past direct to CDG Airport. You're well-catered for with a shopping centre next door, plus 24-hour reception, unlimited paid breakfast, free Wi-Fi and private parking. Relax in the lounge bar.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple Rooms (large bed and a bunk bed) and Rooms For 4
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gallieni 100m (Line 3)

HotelF1 Porte de Chatillon Paris
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HotelF1 Paris Porte de Chatillon
Family rooms for 4 from €101 (sampled price for early June 2019)

An extremely popular budget hotel to the south of Paris, within a 10-min walk of the nearest Metro station. Family Cabrio rooms enjoy a private bathroom with bath or shower and toilet. Linen is included, as well as flat-screen TV; there is a fee for towels. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, 24-hr front desk and vending machines for drinks and snacks. An affordable buffet breakfast is served daily.

Rooms: Double, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Porte Orleans 600 m (Line 4)

Hôtel Les Chansonniers Paris
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Hôtel Les Chansonniers 
Family rooms for 4 from €125 (sampled price for early June 2019)

A popular hotel, just a 4-min walk from the Metro and a 5-min walk from the Edith Piaf Museum, this hotel features an on-site bar, where you can enjoy live music on certain evenings. Soundprooofed rooms have satellite TV and fridge. Most rooms have a private bathroom, some featuring a spa bath. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning for a supplement. 24-hr reception and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Menilmontant 200m (Line 2)

Novotel La Defense Paris
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Novotel La Defense - 4 Star Hotel
Family rooms for 4 from €154 (sampled price for early June 2019)

With views over the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower, fitness centre, games room and kids' playground, this hotel has a lot going for it. Located in the heart of La Defense, it is just a 5-min walk to the Paris Metro. Modern rooms feature contemporary design and free toiletries are available in the bathroom. Enjoy a buffet breakfast for a supplement, with room service, and for lunch or dinner you can try creative French cuisine. Free Wi-Fi throughout.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Family Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Esplanade La Defense 200m (Line 1)

Ibis Styles Gare du Nord TGV Paris
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ibis Styles Gare du Nord TGV
Family rooms for 4 from €154 (sampled price for early June 2019)

With breakfast and Wi-Fi included at this ibis Styles hotel, it is in a good, central location, popular with families, opposite Gare du Nord Station with easy access to all of Paris. It is just a 30-min train journey to Charles de Gaulle Airport. 1 child under 16 stays free, under 2's are free in cot. Comfortable, air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and minibar. 24-hr front desk.

Rooms: Single, Double, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare du Nord 100m (Line 4, 5, 7) & RER Line B, D

Hotel Montmartre Clignancourt  Paris
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Hotel Montmartre Clignancourt
Family rooms for 4 from €173 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Located in the lively Montmartre district, the Moulin Rouge is just a 10-min walk, and you're only a 5-min walk from the nearest Metro. This hotel offers a communal kitchen for self-catering, as well as a 24-hr reception. Guest rooms are light and airy, with wooden floors, a private bathroom and an LCD TV. A continental breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room, for a supplement. Vending machine. Books/ DVDs for kids.

Rooms: Double/Twin, & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Anvers Metro 300m (Line 2)

Novotel Gare de Lyon Paris
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Novotel Gare de Lyon - 4 Star Hotel
Family rooms for 4 from €180 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Featuring fully renovated rooms, stylish indoor swimming pool and first-rate fitness centre, this hotel is in a great central location, opposite Gare de Lyon Train and Metro Station. There is a bar and restaurant with entertainment for the family, while air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, and 42" TV. Executive rooms are available with Nespresso machine, bathrobe and slippers and mini-bar.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Family Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare de Lyon 50m (Line 1, 14) RER Line A, D

Residhome Paris Gare de Lyon - Jacqueline de Romilly Apartments Paris
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Residhome Paris Gare de Lyon - Jacqueline de Romilly Apartments
Apartments for 4 from €247 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Attractive, modern apartments with garden, just a 12-min walk from Gare de Lyon Train Station; the accommodation features TV with kids' channels, an equipped kitchenette and a seating area. The private bathroom has a shower plus free toiletries and towels. A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room at an extra cost. Paid private parking and daily maid service.

Rooms: Studios Apartments for 1 to 4 people
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare de Lyon 800m (Line 1,4 RER Lines A,D)

Ibis Styles  Gare de l'Est TGV Paris
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ibis Styles Gare de l'Est TGV
Family rooms for 4 from €257 (sampled price for early June 2019)

With breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi included, this hotel is located opposite the Gare de l'Est railway station and 5-mins from Gare du Nord with direct trains to CDG Airport. Rooms feature satellite TV, free mineral water, desk, and comfortable beds. 24-hr front desk, room service and paid parking.

Rooms: Single, Double & Family Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare de l'Est 50m (Line 4,5,7)

Novotel Les Halles Paris
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Novotel Les Halles - 4 Star Hotel
Family rooms for 4 from €271 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Enjoy the cocktail bar, restaurant atrium with splendid views, private garden and video games area for the kids - all in a very central location. The hotel is within a 5-10 min walk from top Paris attractions such as the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Marais district and the Georges Pompidou Museum. Spacious rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Family Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Chatelet Les Halles 250m (Line 1, 4, 7) RER Lines A, B, D

Renaissance Hotel La Defense Paris
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Renaissance Hotel La Defense - 4 Star Hotel
Family rooms for 4 from €295 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Located in the heart of the business district, near the largest shopping mall in Europe, open 7 days a week. The hotel is just a 5-min walk from La Defense Metro and RER train station. Enjoy the fitness centre, on-site French restaurant, babysitting and room service. Rooms feature satellite TV, coffee and tea facilities, a mini-bar, a seating area and a safe. Cheapest room rates at weekends and holidays. Free Wi-Fi.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: La Defense 400 m (Line 1) RER Line A

Villa Daubenton Aparthotel Paris
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Villa Daubenton Aparthotel
Apartments for 4 from €333 (sampled price for early June 2019)

Enjoy the city views at this apartment-style hotel with garden, located between the Pantheon and Notre Dame on the Left Bank. It offers studio and duplex apartments for long or short stays. Apartments are fully furnished with equipped kitchen, satellite TV, seating area and a private balcony. 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be served to your room. Free coffee, tea or hot chocolate at the hotel's hot drinks corner.

Rooms: Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for 1 to 6 people
Location/ Nearest Metro: Censier-Daubenton 450m (Line 7)


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