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Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions

Bottom view of facade of Sacred Heart of Paris church in France. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, the historic district of Paris Capital. Popular tourist landmark in a Capital of France.

Paris is a fairly compact city, so no matter where you decide to stay you should be able to get around the rest of city fairly easily. Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements aka districts. The numbering spirals from 1 to 20 in a clockwise direction from the front of the cathedral.

Paris is the city of romance and baguettes (haha!), it’s a perfect destination for spend a few days exploring all the delicious foods an wonderful sights including the Louvre (which you could easily spend an entire day in, it’s huge!), the famous Eiffel Tower where you can see 360 degree views of Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pantheon (its not just in Rome), and the Moulin rouge. These are a few of the amazing sights that Paris has to offer. 

This MUST read guide will cover off where to stay in Paris, where to stay in Paris for nightlife, the best places to stay in Paris, the best places to stay on a budget in Paris, the best places to stay for families in Paris, the best neighborhood to stay in Paris and of course, a general guide of the best hotels in Paris. We’ve done our best to provide a list of Paris hotels close to famous sites around Paris depending on your budget and your travelling style as well as a few popular neighborhoods in Paris.

Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50-75%%! High tourist season is usually April through to October and over the Christmas and New Years period however the slowest time of the year is usually November through to March (not including the Christmas and  New Years period)  where hotel prices can drop slightly.

**Updated AUG 2018!***

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Where to stay near the Louvre – 1st arrondissement

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France, previously it was a former palace which is 65,000 square metres!  A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement which includes famous sights such as Louvre and of the Tuileries and Palais Royal. The Louvre is open daily except Tuesdays and certain public holidays. Permanent collections 9 am to 6 pm (Wed and Fri til 10 pm) and the section under the pyramid is open 9 am to 10 pm.

Budget Hotels near the Louvre:
Hotel Printemps (500m away)
Hotel Wallace(500m away)

Mid Range Hotels near the Louvre:
Hotel Ares Paris(200m away)
Hotel Tourisme Avenue(200m away)
Hotel Le Marquis(300m away)
First Hotel (300m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near the Louvre:
Le Cinq Codet (700m away)
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel (800m away)
Hotel Sezz Paris(1.3km away)
Shangri-La Hotel Paris(1.6km away)

louvre Paris

Where to stay near the Eiffel Tower – 7th arrondissement

When most people think about Paris, the Eiffel Tower is usually the first thing that comes to mind. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars next to the Seine river. The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th arrondissement which is considered to be the most expensive area in Paris to live in. If you plan to visit the Eiffel tower, I would highly recommend booking  a “skip the line ticket” online, due to the excessively long lines, just make sure you arrive at the time you selected otherwise your ticket is basically useless! The 7th is arrondissementis the best place to stay in Paris close to everything and best neighborhood in Paris to stay for first timer as it is within walking distance of most sttractions.

Budget Hotels near the Eiffel Tower:
Hotel Kensington(600m away)
Prince Hotel(900m away)
Hotel Windsor Home (1.1km away)
Hotel Lilas Blanc (1.2km away)

Mid Range Hotels near the Eiffel Tower:
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel(400m away) – My favourite Paris hotel.
Le Derby Alma (500m away)
Hotel Eiffel Seine (600m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near the Eiffel Tower:
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel (300m away)
Shangri-La Hotel Paris (600m away)
Hotel Sezz Paris(700m away)
La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris(800m away)

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Where to stay near the Arc de Triomphe – 8th arrondissement

The Arc de Triomphe is located in the 8th arrondissement and is considered as one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle. It is noted today as one of the most prestigious shopping boulevards in Paris. Other famous landmarks in the area include the large Egyptian obelisk from Luxor and the La Madeleine.

Budget Hotels near the Arc de Triomphe: 
Phenix Hotel(300m away)
Marmotel Etoile (400m away)
Hotel des Pavillons(400m away)

Mid Range Hotels near the Arc de Triomphe:
Royal Magda Etoile Hotel(200m away)
Hotel Princesse Caroline(200m away)
Hotel Belfast (200m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near the Arc de Triomphe:
Splendid Etoile Hotel (200m away)
Hotel Napoleon Paris(200m away)
Maison Albar Hotel Paris  (200m away)
Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees(200m away)
Hotel Raphael(300m away)

arc de triomphe - Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions

Where to stay near Notre Dame Cathedral – 4th arrondissement – Where to stay in Paris with kids

Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. This district has a large section of what used to be medieval Paris and you will still find a lot left over form that time. It’s a very popular area for tourists as it has a very vibrant bar scene. Popular landmarks in this area also include la Bastille, Hôtel de Ville and Tour St Jacques.

Budget Hotels near Notre Dame Cathedral
Hotel Marignan (400m away)

Mid Range Hotels near Notre Dame Cathedral
Hotel Esmeralda(200m away)
Hotel Saint-Louis en l’Isle(300m away)
Henri IV Rive Gauche Hotel(300m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near Notre Dame Cathedral
Melia Colbert  (200m away)
Hotel le Notre Dame(300m away)

Notre Dame de Paris at night, Paris, France

Where to stay near Pantheon (Paris) – 5th arrondissement

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter/ the 5th arrondissement in Paris. This area is known as the city’s central district, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine. The Pantheon was originally created by Louis XV as a grand neo-Classical church honouring St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris but after the Revolution, the building was converted into a mausoleum.

Budget Hotels near Pantheon (Paris):
Hotel Cluny Sorbonne(200m away)

Mid Range Hotels near Pantheon (Paris):
Hotel des Grands Hommes(100m away)
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon(100m away)
Grand Hotel Saint-Michel (200m away)
Hotel des Trois Colleges(200m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near Pantheon (Paris):
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain(800m away)
Relais Christine(900m away)
Seven Hotel Paris(900m away)
Hotel d’Aubusson(1km away)

pantheon Paris - Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions

Where to stay near Moulin Rouge – 18th arrondissement

Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, the original house was burned down in 1915 however was rebuilt bigger and better. It offers a big choreographed dance show interspersed with comedians, jugglers, and magicians. The Moulin Rouge is located in the 18th arrondissement which is home of a thriving ethnic community in the east and *was* a sort of a red-light district along Boulevard de Clichy near Place Pigalle, maybe not the best family friend place in Paris but still worth a visit. The 18th arrondissement in my opinion is the best arrondissement to stay in Paris. 

Budget Hotels near Moulin Rouge:
Ibis Paris Montmartre 18eme(200m away)
Fiat Hotel (200m away)
Apollo Opera Paris(200m away)

Mid Range Hotels near Moulin Rouge:
Citadines Montmartre Paris(100m away)
Moulin Plaza Hotel(100m away)

Affordable Luxury Hotels near Moulin Rouge:
Hotel le Chat Noir (100m away)

moulin rouge paris - Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions

**Popular areas to stay in Paris

Where to stay in Marais – Best Neighborhood in Paris for Nightlife 

Le Marais (known as just Marais) is a historic district in Paris. It hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural relevance and spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris. Marais offers great bars and chich cocktails lounges, it fofers a relaxed nightlife vibe.

Best places to stay in Marais

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Marais:
Hotel du Globe
Auberge International des Jeunes
Young & Happy Hostel
Les Piaules

Budget Hotels in Marais:
Apartment WS Hotel de Ville – Le Marais
Hotel de Sully
Hotel de Roubaix
Hotel Picard

Mid range Hotels in Marais:
Hotel de la Bretonnerie
Hotel Bourg Tibourg
Le 1er Etage Marais
Hotel Le Compostelle Le Marai

Family Friendly Hotels in Marais:
Hotel Beaubourg
Villa Beaumarchais
Hotel de Lutece
Grand Hotel Amelot

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Marais:
Hotel Dupond-Smith
Hotel Marais Paris Boutik La Librairie
Le Pavillon de la Reine
Les Bains

Paris, France - A quiet street with restaurants in the bohemian Marais district of Paris

Where to stay in Saint Germain – Best Neighborhood in Paris for Families

Saint Germain is one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and near the Luxembourg Gardens. Its relaxed atmospher makes it the perfect place for families, there’s no loud thumping of nightlife here.

Best places to stay in Saint Germain

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Saint Germain:
Aloha Hostel
Arty Paris
3 Ducks Hostel
FIAP Jean Monnet

Budget Hotels in Saint Germain:
Hotel Jean Bart
Hotel Stanislas
Berkeley Hotel
Danemark Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Saint Germain:
Hotel Saint Germain
K+K Hotel Cayre
Hotel Bac Saint-Germain
Hotel Duc de Saint Simon

Family Friendly Hotels in Saint Germain:
Hotel Pont Royal
Hotel des Saints-Peres – Esprit de France
Le Placide
Hotel de l’Universite

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Saint Germain:
Hotel Montalembert
Hotel Lutetia
L’Hotel
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain

Paris : A woman walking down Saint-Germain-des-Pres in Paris.

Where to stay in Latin Quarter  – The Best Neighborhoods in Paris for Tourists

The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements. It’s situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne and is considered the best neighborhood in Paris for tourists as it gives you a real look at life in Paris, with it’s cobblestone streets and greenery surrounding the roads.

Best places to stay in Latin Quarter

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Latin Quarter:
Auberge International des Jeunes
Oops! Hostel
Hotel du Globe
Young & Happy Hostel

Budget Hotels in Latin Quarter:
Hotel Studia
Hotel Cluny Sorbonne
Hotel Gay-Lussac
Hotel Stanislas

Mid range Hotels in Latin Quarter:
Hotel Cluny Square
Hotel Parc St. Severin – Esprit de France
Hotel Saint Pierre
Hotel du Levant

Family Friendly Hotels in Latin Quarter:
Hotel de Suez
Hotel Albe Saint Michel
Hotel Le Home Latin
Hotel du College de France

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Latin Quarter:
Relais Medicis
Relais Christine
Hotel d’Aubusson
Hotel Dupond-Smith

PARIS, FRANCE -Wine Bars Restaurants Colorful Rainy Streets Tourists Lovers Walking Latin Quarter West Bank Seine Latin Quarter Rue De La Harpe Paris France

Montmartre – Best place to stay in Paris “off the beaten track”

Montmartre’s stunning views is the biggest reason to stay in this part of Paris. It is a bit far from the main attractions of Paris however the Paris metro makes getting around fairly easy. You’ll find quiet cobblestone streets in Monmarte that lead up to winding sets of stairs and the hilltops where you can take in the beuaitful views over Paris.

Best places to stay in Montmartre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Montmartre:
Vintage Hostel
Le Village Hostel
Le Regent Montmartre
Le Montclair

Budget Hotels in Montmartre:
Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre
Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Marcel Ayme
Hotel Audran
Le Grand Hotel de Clermont

Mid range Hotels in Montmartre:
Hotel Basss
Les Ateliers de Montmartre
Montmartre Residence
Timhotel Montmartre

Family Friendly Hotels in Montmartre:
Mom’Art Hotel & Spa
Hotel des Arts – Montmartre
Appart’hotel Odalys Paris Montmartre
Terrass” Hotel by MH

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Montmartre:
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
Maison Souquet
Hotel Banke
Hotel Parister

Scenic panorama of Paris at sunset and skyline above Paris. Wide angle view of staircase of Sacred Heart Church from terrace of Cathedral, the highest city point of Paris in Montmartre, France.

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Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions. Paris is a fairly compact city, so no matter where you decide to stay you should be able to get around the rest of city fairly easily. We’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites around Paris depending on your budget and your travelling style.

Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions. Paris is a fairly compact city, so no matter where you decide to stay you should be able to get around the rest of city fairly easily. We’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites around Paris depending on your budget and your travelling style.

Where to stay in Paris – Close to Famous attractions. Paris is a fairly compact city, so no matter where you decide to stay you should be able to get around the rest of city fairly easily. We’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites around Paris depending on your budget and your travelling style.




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