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3-star mid-range hotels in Paris

Finding best mid-range hotels in Paris for your needs

cheap hotels such as ibis Budget in Paris
Mecure offer a good mid-range hotel benchmark for comparison

3-star hotels in Paris are numerous, and vary enormously in both quality and price.

The key thing to remember about the star system is that the number allocated isn't a measure of how good a hotel is, but measures the hotel facilities and services it provides.

A 3-star hotel in Paris means your room must have a minimum space of 13.5 square metres including bathroom. The reception area/lounge must be at least 50 square metres.

Staff members are required to speak an additional European language (other than French) and the reception must be open at least 10 hours per day. That is all.

What to expect from mid-range hotels in Paris?

Few hotels in Paris are purpose-built, modern buildings, those that there are are mostly found a little away from the centre of the city.

Many of the familiar global hotel chains are present in Paris, but they do not have the dominance or market share than in many other destinations. The majority of 3-star hotels in Paris are independent, but what they offer varies enormously.

In the mid-range 3-star type sector the Mercure and Best Western brands have the largest coverage with hotels in most Paris districts.

If you have one eye on the wallet then Mercure in particular offer a good benchmark on which to measure alternatives.

 

Hotel districts in Paris

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.

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.

For those on a budget the hotel district around some of the main railway stations in Paris are particularly fruitful for value accommodation. Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, 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.

Other major affordable mid-range hotel districts are Grands Boulevards and around Bastille/Republique, just east of the Marais district.

 

Hotel districts cheaper at weekends and holidays (August)

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. Conversely business districts struggle at the weekends as their core market disappears.

At the weekend probably the best two districts for value for money are the La Defense and Bercy districts. Neither is central but both have fast Metro and RER links that will get you to the centre in twenty minutes and save you a bundle. 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.

Our selection of mid-range hotels in Paris:

Campanile Paris 14 Maine Montparnasse

Campanile Paris 14 Maine Montparnasse

Relax on the terrace with a drink from the bar at Campanile Paris 14 Maine Montparnasse. Located a 15-min walk from Montparnasse Tower and Train Station, this hotel offers a 24-hr reception. Pernety Metro Station is just a 4-min walk away. The air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV, tea and coffee maker and free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is available for a supplement.

Rooms: Double/twin Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Pernety 350m (Line 13)

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Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village

Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village

Located in Bercy just two minutes from the shops, cinema and restaurants of Bercy Village. The hotel features a fitness centre, terrace and free Wi-Fi. Each air-conditioned guest room is equipped with tea and coffee facilities and satellite TV. An American breakfast buffet is served each morning and there is a bar/coffee house.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms 
Location/ Nearest Metro: Cour Saint-Emilion 350m (Line 14)

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Mercure Paris Gare du Nord La Fayette Hotel

Mercure Paris Gare du Nord La Fayette Hotel

Mercure Paris Gare du Nord is just 450m from Gare du Nord train station. Guests have free Wi-Fi and are invited to relax on the terrace or the bar. Each air-conditioned, soundproofed room includes a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Rooms have a private bathroom with a hairdryer, as well as tea and coffee facilities.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare du Nord 400m (Line 4, 5, 7) & RER Line B, D

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Mercure Paris Gare de l'Est Magenta Hotel

Mercure Paris Gare de l'Est Magenta Hotel

Situated very close to Gare de l’Est train station and 5-10 minutes' walk to Gare du Nord station with fast direct trains to CDG Airport. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with clean, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Buffet breakfast available in breakfast in dining room with vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls. Bar.

Rooms: Double / twin rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare de l'Est 100m (Line 4, 5, 7)

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Hotel Du Leman Paris

Hotel Du Leman Paris

Just a 12-min walk from the famous Galeries Lafayette department store, and a 5-min walk from Cadet Metro station. All rooms are decorated in bright colours with large windows, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the vaulted stone cellar. Guests can enjoy a drink in the bar. 24-hr front desk and room service.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Cadet 300m (Line 7)

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Libertel Gare Du Nord Suede

Libertel Gare Du Nord Suede

Just a 3-min walk from Gare du Nord and 10-min walk from Gare de l'Est, this hotel features a relaxing outdoor seating area, 24-hr reception and free Wi-Fi. Air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. A good buffet breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room, for a supplement.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Family Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare du Nord 200m (Line 4, 5, 7) & RER Line B, D

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Hotel Noir

Hotel Noir

Just a 10-min walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. Each room features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a private well equipped bathroom. Continental breakfast available in the breakfast room or in the guests' room. Guests can enjoy a drink at the hotel's bar. 24-hr reception.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Courcelles 200m (Line 2)

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Timhotel Opera Madeleine

Timhotel Opera Madeleine

Within a 10-min walk of Galeries Lafayette and the heart of the shopping area, this hotel is also well connected with the rest of Paris, being just a 3-min walk to Saint-Lazare Metro Station. With 24-hr reception and a day concierge service, this hotel has great amenities at an affordable price. Air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. In the lounge you can enjoy free tea and coffee.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Saint Lazare 50m (Line 3, 9, 12, 13, 14)

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L'Ouest Hotel Paris

L'Ouest Hotel Paris

Just a 5-min walk from the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores, this 3-star hotel is well presented, with elegant rooms, 24-hr reception, hosted by a concierge service, and lounge. Saint-Lazare Metro and RER Station is just a 2-min walk. A delicious buffet breakfast is served daily for a suplement. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, TV and private bathroom.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Saint Lazare 150m (Line 3, 9, 12, 13, 14)

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Hotel Mondial Paris

Hotel Mondial Paris

Located on a quiet street in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, this hotel is near the famous Opera Garnier and Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores. The hotel has tastefully decorated, air conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and safes. A buffet breakfast can be taken in your room. Bar, 24-hr front desk and private parking.

Rooms: Single, double/twin & triple rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Grands Boulevards 50m (Line 8, 9)

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Bel Oranger Gare de Lyon

Bel Oranger Gare de Lyon

Just a 5-min walk from Paris Gare de Lyon station and a 15-min walk from Place de la Bastille and the River Seine, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a quiet setting. Rooms are equipped with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and en suite facilities. Some rooms are able to accommodate families of 4. Luggage storage and 24-hour front desk.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Paris Gare de Lyon 300m (Line 1, 14) RER Lines A, D

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Timhotel Palais Royal

Timhotel Palais Royal

This attractively decorated hotel is right behind Jardin du Palais Royal just a 10-min walk from the Louvre. A classic dining room serves a buffet breakfast, which can be included in the higher rate or at a supplement. Air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom. 24-hr front desk, vending machine.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Bourse 250m (Line 3)

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Hotel André Latin

Hotel André Latin

Located on Paris's Left Bank, a 5-min walk from the Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon, this hotel offers comfortable accommodation, with some rooms featuring a balcony. Air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a telephone and private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served each morning, in the breakfast room or in your room. Bar.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Luxembourg RER 200m (Line B)

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Hôtel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille

Hôtel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille

A popular hotel, just a 5-min walk from Paris Gare de Lyon and 8-mins from the banks of the River Seine. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning while reading the newspapers provided. The soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Private bathroom with a shower. Vending machine selling drinks. 24-hour reception/ ticket service.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Gare de Lyon 300m (Line 1, 14) RER Lines A, D

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Other hotel alternatives in Paris

Mid-range hotel chains in Paris

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