Hotel Accommodation in Paris

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Type of Accommodation in Paris


The cheapest mostly dormitory style accommodation aimed at the young and young at heart. A wide range of hostels are available. Most have kitchen for use by residents, bars, luggage storage etc.

Cheap Budget Hotels

Cheap accommodation in both chain hotels and independent Parisian hotels in all of the hotel districts of Paris with tips on finding the best location in Paris.

Mid-Range Budget Hotels

Accommodation suitable for the leisure visitor found throughout Paris. The majority of hotels are categorised as 3 stars, but in France star ratings mean you'll get the odd 4 star too.

Luxury Hotels (4 & 5 Star Grade)

Large international chain hotels perhaps dominate both in the very top of the range hotels around the Champs-Elysees to the more affordable options aimed at business people, but there are exceptions.

Apartments, Studio Apartments and Aparthotels

A good range of studio, one and two bedroom apartments are available for short-term letting of a day or more. Spread thinly across Paris with many aparthotels too. All are fully furnished.

Single Bed Rooms

Single travellers sometimes have no choice but to pay the same price as a double/twin room. We have a separate page highlighting options across all hotel grades with rooms for one person.

Family Rooms

If you are a family or a small group it is possible to get larger rooms in most sectors. Choice is largest in the budget hotels, but we detail rooms for up to six people in all sectors.

Paris Hotel Districts

The Louvre

Centred on arrondissement 1, the Louvre itself is of course the major landmark. One of the most expensive areas to stay in Paris, though there still are simple 2 star hotels available.

Opera Garnier

Area noted for its cabarets, nightlife and above all the main department stores of Paris. It's also where you find some of the most exclusive hotels. Very central district with most of the major attractions in walking distance.


For the privilege of staying along or very close to the Champs-Elysees you pay a hefty premium. Prices come down fast as you go north west past the Arc de Triomphe with mid-range options worthy of consideration.

Grands Boulevards

The attraction of the Grands Boulevards area for visitors is that it is very central, yet hotel prices are definitely a big step down from the options just a short distance away around the Louvre and Opera Garnier.

Latin Quarter / St Germain

Very popular place to stay on the Left Bank covering a large area with great variety. Area includes St Germain, Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon, Botanical Gardens and Rue Mouffetard, famous for its street market.

Eiffel Tower

Hotels near the Eiffel Tower are spread over a wide area. No hotel is literally on the doorstep of the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower itself is not in the centre of Paris.

Gare du Nord & Gare de l'Est

Convenient location to stay for those travelling into Paris by train from Northern Europe. One of the most keenly priced districts of Paris to find accommodation in.

Paris Gare de Lyon

A good choice between local independent hotels and global chains all competitively priced. Just to the south of Paris Gare de Lyon is the Bercy district; a redeveloped area with cheaper modern chain hotels prevalent.


Dominated by the Montparnasse Tower with the railway station underneath. For 'value seekers' looking for sensibly priced hotels Montparnasse has its attractions. Convenient for Orly Airport.

La Defense

Business district to the west of Paris centre. The big attraction is very attractive prices on quite decent hotels at weekends and holidays (August) when the businessmen are away.

Major Hotel Chains in Paris with Multiple Sites

Accor Budget Brands (Hotel F1, Ibis, Ibis Budget & Ibis Style)

The French chain Accor has over 200 hotels in Paris over many brands. The budget brands centred around the Ibis name are found in every district of Paris.

Accor 3/4/5 Star Brands (Mercure, Novotel, Pullman, Sofitel)

The Accor chains also has several brands targeted at different sectors of the full service hotel market. Again you will find one of the brands in every district of Paris - a good benchmark to measure against.

Best Western

In terms of numbers, after the Accor hotels, the Best Western franchise is the best represented of the global chains with hotels in most of the Paris visitor districts in the 3 and 4 star category.

Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn hotels of 4 star grade are well represented with sites in prime tourist districts and more economical alternatives in the inner suburbs.

Marriott & Renaissance Hotels

Some of the finest 4 and 5 star hotels in Paris are found baring the Marriott and Renaissance name, with a focus around the exclusive Champs-Elysees and Opera Garnier districts of Paris.

Citadines Aparthotels

Like Accor, Citadines are a French global chain with a big presence in their home capital city. You'll find 4 star equivalent apartments and studios throughout Paris.

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