5 Neighborhoods To Stay In Paris + Hotel Recommendations for Each - Eiffel Tower 1

Paris is one of my favorite cities in Europe and if you are planning a trip in the nearby future, you should prepare to be amazed by all the beauty and incredible attractions this city has to offer! If you want to find out which is the best area to stay in Paris, France for your vacation, this article is for you.

The city of Paris is divided into 20 different neighborhoods called “arrondissements”. Starting from the center of the city and going to the margins, the neighborhoods are numbered in a spiral shape. The center of the city is the island where Notre-Dame Cathedral is located, known as “Ile de la Cité” and the 1starrondissement.

As you might have already guessed, the neighborhoods located right in the center of the city have lower numbers (1st to 12 th), and from the 12th arrondissement on you will find the more distant, outer districts.

As I lived in the city for one year, this experience has allowed me to learn a lot about the city and I got to know its neighborhoods very well.

If you want to know more about Paris, here are all my articles about the city.

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If you are searching for the best arrondissement to stay in Paris, you should know that each neighborhood has its own unique vibe and look and you should choose your favorite depending on your own preference and budget.

Here are my neighborhood recommendations (in no particular order) with great hotels for each one of them sorted by price for your convenience:

1. 7th Arrondissement – The Eiffel Tower

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Do you want to see the Eiffel Tower from your window when you wake up? 7th arrondissement might be your perfect choice!

The 7th Arrondissement of Paris is the home of the famous Eiffel Tower. This is a gorgeous residential area where you will find many elegant and luxury hotels but not only, some of them even with an unforgettable window view of Paris’ landmark – the Eiffel Tower.

Of course, you will find many chic restaurants and delicious bakeries around this area, so it’s one of the best places to stay if you wish to have a real taste of the Parisian life!

Please note that, surprisingly, in the evening the nightlife is not busting there, so If you are searching for an area that would be convenient to go out in the evening, take a look at section 5 of this post. The 7th arrondissement is actually quiet at night.

Being one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Paris (and with good reason), the rooms are selling really fast, so I recommend you book yours as soon as possible! Most of these recommendations are hotels with Eiffel Tower view, so choose your favorite wisely:

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Luxury (196€ and up)

  • Hôtel Juliana Paris is a five-star hotel and one of the best places to stay in Paris for a luxury traveler. It is right in the heart of the city and near the Eiffel Tower. It will only take you a 14-minute walk to get to the Eiffel Tower and a 17-minute walk to reach Champs-Élysées avenue. Besides being extremely luxurious and clean, this hotel has an amazing gym, an on-site bar and free Wi-Fi everywhere. Of course, you will find many shopping opportunities near the hotel.
  • Hôtel & Spa de Latour Maubourg is among one of the most expensive hotels in Paris and a 4-star accommodation with great historical significance, as it dates from the reign of Napoleon III. You will appreciate the amazing, Renaissance-inspired décor and the cool facilities of this hotel, including spacious rooms, flat-screen TVs and a very nice heated interior courtyard.

Middle (between 145€ – 196€)

  • Hotel Résidence Montebello is a great hotel with middle prices and amazing service. The Eiffel Tower is only 2.1 km away from the hotel and I consider it a great place to stay even if you are going with your family. During your stay, the staff will be very happy to help you and you will benefit from private bathrooms, a nice seating and dining area and a kitchen – perfect for your Paris stay!
  • Le Pavillon Hotel is nice and clean and one of the best 3-star hotels in Paris near the Eiffel Tower! You will only be a few minutes away from Paris’ main attraction – the Eiffel Tower, which is a great advantage. This hotel has a 24-hour reception and it’s also well-connected to all kinds of means of transport.

Budget (from 50€ to 145€)

Being right in the heart of the city, this neighborhood is one of the most expensive, so it will be a bit hard to find cheap hotels in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. Here are my 2 recommendations in case you are on a tight budget:

  • Mithouard Apartments is a nice apartment in Paris, perfect for 2 travelers. I think it is one of the most accessible accommodations in this popular neighborhood and it offers everything you will need for a good stay.
  • Hôtel Champerret Héliopolis is a cozy apartment for 2 people. It has everything you will need for a great stay in Paris and it’s very well connected to the major attractions of the city.

2. 1st Arrondissement – Le Louvre

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Parisians call this neighborhood “Le premier”, meaning “the first”. As I explained in the beginning of this article, the first arrondissement of Paris is exactly the center of the city, so if you want to be in the center of the city of love, this should be your choice.

This neighborhood, often called “Louvre”, is one of the oldest parts of the city and is located on the right bank of the Seine river. It is also one of the smallest neighborhoods in Paris and the main attractions you will find there are the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens.

If you are searching for the best place to stay in Paris close to everything, this is your district!

If you think this is the perfect area for you, here are my recommended hotels for each budget, with great reviews and facilities:

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Luxury (196€ and up)

  • La Clef Louvre is one of the best luxury hotels in Paris– a 5-star hotel located only 500 meters away from the Louvre museum. One of the best things about this hotel is that it offers its guests the airport pick-up! The rooms are spacious and extremely gorgeous, so you will feel like a queen/king during your stay in Paris.
  • Hôtel De Vendôme is another amazing 5-star boutique hotel in Paris with amazing views over the city and an extraordinary on-site restaurant lead by a Parisian chef. Located super close to Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden and Notre Dame Cathedral, this is a great hotel for any luxury traveler.

Middle (between 145€ – 196€)

  • Citadines Les Halles Paris is a clean and cozy aparthotel located close to all the best places to visit in Paris. It is only 10 minutes away by walking from the Louvre museum. The nice bathrooms and the fully equipped kitchen are going to be very useful during your Paris stay, as you will feel exactly like home!
  • Hôtel Londres Saint Honoré is another amazing option and one of the best middle-priced hotels near Louvre museum. This hotel is located only 450m away from the Louvre, so you will be very close to this iconic landmark of the city. The rooms are super clean, well decorated and soundproof – perfect for a comfortable stay in the city of love.

Budget (from 50€ to 145€)

Just like for the 7th arrondissement, this area is also a bit expensive and it is a bit hard to find a budget hotel or hostel, but it is not impossible if you book in advance!

  • Hôtel Crayon by Elegancia is a nice budget accommodation in the heart of the city. Nearby you will find many shopping opportunities and Pompidou Center is also very close. The rooms are simple and cozy and it has overall a very good value for the money.
  • Hôtel du Lion d’Or Louvre is a great budget accommodation in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris. The hotel is super close to the metro station and the Louvre museum is only 5 minutes away. The rooms are tidy and overall you will get everything you will need for a good stay there.

3. 3rd and 4th Arrondissement – Le Marais

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Le Marais is the new hype and cool area of the city! It has a real Parisian charm and, in the same time, you can find many interesting new places there!

Le Marais is a historical area and it is probably my favorite neighborhood in Paris due to its incredible streets and gorgeous buildings that preserve the passing of time! It is also known as the Jewish neighborhood of Paris and you just can’t skip it during your stay in the city. In my opinion, this is the best district to stay in Paris for many reasons, as it is close to the main attractions.

Le Marais is a great place to stay in if you want to be surrounded by beautiful art galleries, amazing restaurants and designer stores. One if the most popular attractions of this area is Musée Picasso, and you will be close to Notre Dame Cathedral too!

Just like for the other famous areas of the city, there is a big demand in accommodation, so if you find something you like, you should book it as soon as possible, as prices are always getting higher and higher. Here is my list of recommendations for Le Marais hotels:

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Luxury (196€ and up)

  • Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa is one of the best hotels in Paris if you wish to stay in Le Marais. This is a gorgeous 5-star luxury hotel that has a fitness center, a spa and many other amazing facilities that will transform your stay there into a vacation per se. Plus, Place de la Bastille and Victor Hugo’s house are only a couple of minutes away from this hotel!
  • Hotel Dupond-Smith is another cool 5-star hotel that will make you feel just like a palace! This hotel has amazing décor and amenities and you will be happy to know that Notre Dame Cathedral is only 10 minutes away by foot from the accommodation!

Middle (between 145€ – 196€)

  • Turenne Le Marais is my very first middle-priced recommendation and a great hotel in Marais, Paris if you wish to be surrounded by the true beauty of this district. The metro station is very close and it’s very easy to get to the most important attractions of the city!
  • D’win is a 2-star hotel awaits you with very clean and pretty rooms and a very friendly staff. You can serve breakfast each morning at the accommodation and you will be only 9 minutes away from Notre Dame Cathedral!

Budget (from 50€ to 145€)

  • Apartments WS Marais is a super nice apartment perfect for 2 or even 3 people. If you are wondering where to stay in Paris on a budget, this is the place to be. You will also get to relax and unwind on the cozy patio and use the free Wi-Fi. One of the best things about this accommodation is that Pompidou Center is only 10 minutes away! So convenient!
  • Hotel Americain is another beautiful accommodation in Le Marais that has some budget options. The hotel and the rooms are very simple and clean and they have all the essentials you may need. The surrounding area is simply gorgeous and it’s filled with chic cafes and cool stores.

4. 9th and 18th Arrondissement – Montmartre area

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Montmartre is one of the most popular and gorgeous outer districts of the city. Montmartre is actually a 130m-high hill, dominated by one of the most famous landmarks of Paris – the white Sacré-Cœur Cathedral.

Montmartre used to be separate from Paris town where many poor and talented artists lived, that is why the atmosphere of this area is a little different, I am sure you will feel it when you arrive!

Many famous painters, like Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Edgar Degas, stayed and worked there in their own studio at the end of the 19th century, a period known as ”La Belle Époque”.

In fact, I lived in the area (near the Moulin Rouge) for a long time and I can recommend it wholeheartedly if you do not mind taking a metro to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Paris is very well connected with metro and you will get to any important place in no time!

If you want to be above the city, surrounded by narrow and charming streets full of colorful houses, this is the best neighborhood to stay in Paris for you.

NOTE: Montmartre technically is located in the 18th arrondissement, but you can also search for accommodation in the 9th district, they are very close to each other and it is basically the same thing.

My recommendations for Montmartre are:

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Luxury (145€ and up)

  • Be You Luxury Apart’Hotel – Le Canard Dore is a gorgeous luxury apart hotel in Paris, Montmartre. It’s absolutely perfect for a group of 4 people visiting Paris and the entire place is decorated with amazing taste! I’m sure you will enjoy the flat-screen TV and the fully equipped kitchen which will make you feel right at home!
  • Maison Souquet is a very stylish hotel near Sacre-Coeur. This 5-star accommodation in Montmartre will make you feel exactly like a celebrity! If you stay here you will get to see the true Parisian style of living in one of the most beautiful districts of the city. Each room is unique!

Middle (between 90€ – 145€)

  • Hotel Design Secret de Paris is a great hotel where you will be able to even enjoy the sauna! You can have a perfect stay in one of their studios which offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and a very cozy seating area!
  • Mom’Art Hotel & Spa is one of the best middle-priced hotels where you can stay in this area of Paris. This hotel is located right in the heart of the neighborhood, only 400m from Sacré Coeur and 950m from Moulin Rouge. The rooms are simply gorgeous and I’m sure you will love all the great facilities this hotel has to offer!

Budget (from 50€ to 90€)

Unlike the other neighborhoods that are more central, Montmartre has a wider option of hotels for people who are on a tight budget. Here are my recommendations, with good reviews and good prices:

  • Modern Hôtel Montmartre is one of probably the best place to stay in Paris for a tourist on a tight budget. It is a very simple and comfortable hotel where you can have a nice budget stay. It even has a kitchenette where you can cook your own meals and Sacré Coeur Cathedral is super close to the accommodation, which is an amazing bonus!
  • ibis Paris Montmartre is my last budget recommendation for this neighborhood. This nice and cozy hotel is super close to Moulin Rouge and it has an overall very good value for the money. You can serve your breakfast at the hotel and the rooms are tidy and nicely decorated.

5. Fun neighborhoods – 6th, 11th and 13th

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If you are the kind of travelers that’s looking for fun things and wants to be in the middle of the action, the 6th, 11th and 13th arrondissement are some of the best places for this. These areas have tons of nice cafes, restaurants and pubs around and the nightlife is busting. Everything is very alive, so if this is what you are searching for, then you should find something in these areas.

The 6th arrondissement is called Luxembourg and the Saint-Germain square is located here. Being situated on the left bank of Seine river, this area is full of beautiful architecture, art galleries and fashionable shops.

The 11th Arrondissement is known as Popincourt and is located near Place de la Bastille and is a very fun and vivid area in the city. Place de la Bastille is very close to Le Marais, so this is a nice bonus.

The 13th is called Gobelins and it is near Place d’Italie. It is a very lively neighborhood, perfect for travelers looking for exciting things.

Regardless of which of these areas you choose for your Paris stay, you will always be in the middle of the action. Here are my recommendations:

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Luxury (145€ and up)

  • Hôtel D’Aubusson is an amazing 5-star luxury hotel located in the 6th arrondissement. I’m sure you will appreciate the amazing rooms with high-end décor, the beautiful courtyard with a fountain and the marble bathrooms. The hotel is actually a 17th-century private mansion, so it doesn’t get better than this!
  • Hotel OFF Paris Seine is another great luxury option. This is actually the first floating hotel and bar in Paris and it awaits you with a plunge pool and a marina. I’m sure you will be amazed by your stay at this floating hotel!

Middle (between 90€ – 145€)

  • Hotel – Restaurant Le Vert Galant is a very beautiful middle-priced hotel located in the 13th arrondissement, in a very lively residential area. You will love the on-site restaurant and its beautiful garden where you can relax after a day of having fun.
  • Best Western Aramis Saint Germain is super close to Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse Tower, making it a very well located hotel. They offer some very good breakfast options, a nice bar and the rooms are very clean and pretty.

Budget (from 50€ to 90€)

I recommend the 11th arrondissement especially for budget travelers, as you will find here a wider range of options. Here is what I recommend:

  • ibis Paris Avenue de la Republique is very close to Place de la République, a lively place that is always fun to visit. The hotel is very nice, clean and comfortable and you can even have a drink at their on-site bar.
  • Absolute Hotel Paris République is right on the edge of Canal Saint-Martin and they await you with a 24-hour reception, great breakfast options and many restaurants and bars in the surrounding area.

Best hotels in Paris for families

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Even though there are many neighborhoods in Paris perfect for people who travel with kids, the area around Saint-Germain (6th arrondissement), near Luxembourg Garden is probably one of the most family-friendly out of them all. Besides being central, you will find there many playgrounds and an overall calm and friendly atmosphere. I case you don’t find anything good there, there are other neighborhoods that I am recommending down below that are just as good.

Because there aren’t as many hotels and apartments that will fit a family, I highly recommend you book yours as soon as possible, because in high season there will be very few options left.

Here are my recommendations for some of the best child-friendly hotels in Paris:

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Luxury (196€ and up)

  • Victoria Palace Hotel is a gorgeous luxury hotel perfect for families with children. Among the facilities, they offer books, DVDs and music for children and you can even benefit for babysitting services for an additional fee. It has fabulous reviews stating that it’s a great place for small children and young adults.
  • Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris is another luxury and family-friendly hotel in Paris. It has gorgeous rooms, great facilities and it is just perfect for a family with young children.

Middle (145€ to 196€)

  • Timhotel Palais Royal is a nice hotel that could accommodate a family with children. The rooms are very cozy and they have a stylish décor and one of the best things about this accommodation is that it is very central, close to the Louvre Museum. I recommend this child-friendly hotel for your Paris stay!
  • Résidence Blanche is an amazing, child-friendly apartment located in the 9th arrondissement. The rooms are very chic and tidy and you will also benefit from the fully equipped kitchenette – perfect for a family!

Budget (from 50€ to 145€)

  • Campanile Paris 19 – La Villette is a good hotel to stay with your family and children. If you want to stay in a very calm area, away from the bustle of the city, this is the best option. The hotel is very clean and the staff is friendly and super helpful. It is also close to the metro, so you will get to the city center in no time!
  • Hôtel Marignan is another good budget hotel, closer to the city center. They have extra charges in case you need extra beds, depending on the age of your child. It is a great accommodation for a family of 3, 4 or even 5!

Airport hotels in Paris

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In case you want to stay as close as possible to the airport because you have a late arrival or a very early flight in the morning, there are some very good airport hotels where you can book a room. Here is what I recommend:

Charles de Gaulle Airport

  • Pullman Paris Roissy Cdg Airport is one of the best luxury hotels near this airport. You will benefit from free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and an amazing indoor spa with sauna and a fitness room. In the morning you can serve a delicious Parisian breakfast!
  • ibis Styles Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a nice middle-priced hotel right near Charles de Gaulle Airport where you will have a comfortable night’s sleep. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated and the breakfast is served starting with 4.30 am in the morning!
  • Premiere Classe Roissy – Aéroport Charles De Gaulle is one of the best budget accommodations near the airport and it has everything you may need for a pleasant stay, including a private bathroom, buffet breakfast and even an airport shuttle!

Orly Airport

  • L’Eden Spa Orly Aéroport is a gorgeous luxury hotel located only 5km from Orly Airport and they offer an airport shuttle for an extra charge. You will get access to a fully equipped kitchen and the rooms are cozy and clean.
  • Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport is my middle-priced recommendation. It is located only a 5-minute walk from the South Terminal of Orly Airport, which is a great bonus. They have a great on-site fitness center, on-site bar and high-speed free Wi-Fi.
  • Novotel Paris Orly Rungis is a very accessible budget accommodation located only 3 minutes away from the airport. They offer an airport shuttle, private on-site parking and rooms are cozy and tidy, perfect for a good night’s sleep!

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That’s it, guys! These are 5 of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris that I greatly recommend to anyone that is visiting the city one or more days.

As you can see, there are plenty of options and your choice will depend on your personality and on things you will want to see!

I have carefully chosen hotel recommendations for each of these neighborhoods depending on your budget. From luxury to budget, I am sure that every type of traveler will find something for his/her taste in this article.

If you want to read more about this incredible city, here is my article about 6 places in Paris with the longest queues and how to avoid them.

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