La Clef Louvre is within walking distance of popular attractions like the Palais Garnier, the Musée du Louvre and the Opéra-Comique. Restaurants, cafes and nightlife are abundant in the area.
Location: Near the Louvre
Key amenities: Fitness center, babysitting services
Why we love it: The Louvre is mammoth and you’ll need to start early to see it all (or even just part of it). Staying this close to the front door means you can hit the ground running from the moment the museum opens its doors.
Best hotel in the Latin Quarter: Hotel des Grands Hommes
Surrounded by the buzz of the Latin Quarter’s nightlife, the Hotel des Grands Hommes might be a 3-star hotel, but it looks like a million bucks. It offers superb views of the Pantheon from its balconies.
Key amenities: Restaurant, laundry service
Why we love it: On top of the views of the Pantheon, each room is decorated in 19th-century Empire style, from the couches and bedding to the intricate wallpaper.
We selected the hotels on our list by comparing star ratings, price ranges, key amenities and location. Price data was obtained July 2019 and is based on standard room rates. Keep in mind prices are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide. You might be able to find better deals on hotels from third-party sites.
Whether you’re on a shoestring budget or have some cash to play around with, Paris has overnight options for every traveler seeking a central location to sleep. After deciding on accommodations, plan your route via public transportation or splurge on a boat cruise.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. More than 59,000 Airbnbs are available for rent in Paris, according to insideairbnb.com. The average cost of an Airbnb is €111 (around $125), though single rooms on Airbnb are available for as low as $34/night. Consider sites like Airbnb for hotel alternatives.
Data obtained July 2019
The average budget hotel room costs about €100 ($112) per night in Paris, though “very comfortable” hotel rooms might cost €170 ($191), according to data from Tripsavvy.com.
When choosing a hotel, it’s best to draft an itinerary first so you can book near your activities. Here’s a basic guide to the best neighborhoods in Paris, depending on your to-do list:
Best for sightseeing: Stay in the 1st arrondissement for sightseeing, as it’s easy walking distance to the Louvre, Tuleries Garden, Champs Elysées and more.
Best for shopping: The Marais is a trendy area with shops at every price point, from upscale boutiques to international chains. Check out BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel) to brush shoulders with chic locals or Galeries Lafayette for department store bliss.
Best for romantics: Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement is a charming hideaway from hordes of tourists. But wear comfortable shoes: Many of the winding cobblestone streets are uphill.
Best for a local feel: The 5th arrondissement lets you live like a local. Stroll the Rue Mouffetard for a taste of local markets, restaurants and bars.
Best for families: Consider shacking up near Saint Germain if you’ve got kids in tow. Playgrounds are nearby plus attractions like the Luxembourg Gardens and Natural History Museum within walking distance.
Taylor Lorenz is a writer for Finder, focusing on travel content. She has previously written guides for World Nomads, Matador Network and the Huffington Post, and she also writes for her own travel blog, Taylor’s Tracks. Taylor makes her way around the globe writing and beach hopping and can usually be found with a book and a cup of tea in hand.
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