Where to Stay in Paris in 2024 → 8 BEST Areas & Hotels!

The eiffel tower in paris on a sunny autumn morning

If you want to find out where to stay in Paris for your vacation, this article is for you!

I have lived in Paris for over 2 years, and I got to know the area well. From experience, I can say that the best area to stay in Paris for first-timers is the 7th arrondissement, around the Eiffel Tower.

I’ll go through the TOP 8 areas to stay in Paris, so whatever your interests or budget, we’ve got something for you. Plus, I lived there, so I’ve got insider knowledge to make planning your stay super easy!

I hand picked the best of the best hotels in the city and arranged all the accommodation by area and by price so you can now book your ideal place in a couple of clicks!

Just make sure to book your hotels well in advance (particularly if visiting in summer), as this is one city where you don’t want to wait until the last minute!

Quick Picks for Your Stay…

Here are the 3 best hotels in the city center:

Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:

Which area should you choose?

Here is a map of all the best areas to stay in Paris that we will cover in the post:

Map of best places to stay in Paris

The city of Paris is divided into 20 different neighborhoods called “arrondissements.” Starting from the city center 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 1st arrondissement.

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

Here is my list of personalized recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris, broken down by your interests and itinerary:

If you are searching for the best arrondissement to stay in Paris, you should know that each neighborhood has its own unique vibe, so I’m going to help you choose your favorite!

1. The Eiffel Tower / 7th arr. – where to stay for First-Timers

The eiffel tower is lit up at night.

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.

You will find many chic restaurants and delicious bakeries around this area.

Psst! I have a dedicated post on the best hotels with the view to the Eiffel Tower if that is specifically what you are looking for! 

To make up for the quiet atmosphere, this area has some of the best Instagram locations in Paris, like in the Rue St. Dominique overlooking the Eiffel Tower. 

Many 7th arrondissement Paris hotels have Eiffel Tower views, and these hotels will cost a bit more than the others. But it’s worth it!

You’ll also find Musée D’Orsay here, hosting a gorgeous array of paintings, some of them dating all the way back to the 19th century! 

Don’t forget to stop by Invalides as well for some Instagrammable views and pay tribute to Napoleon, who was buried here at Hotel les Invalides.

NOTE: In the evening, the nightlife is not super busy here. If you are searching for a place that would be convenient to go out in the evening, I recommend taking a look at Le Marais or Saint-Germain instead.

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Luxury (€400 and up)

  • Hôtel Juliana Paris – a 5-star hotel and one of the best places to stay in Paris for luxury; 14-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower and a 17-minute walk to Rue de Champs-Élysées. It features a sauna, fitness center, and family rooms.
  • Hôtel La Comtesse – 4-star hotel near Champs de Mars situated in a 19th-century Husmannian building screaming luxury and elegance; featuring a hammam, breakfast buffet, and a café with a library.

Mid-range (from €200 to €400)

  • Hôtel & Spa de Latour Maubourg – a 4-star accommodation with great historical significance, located close to the Eiffel Tower; has an amazing, Renaissance-inspired décor and cool facilities, including spacious rooms, flat-screen TV, and a very nice heated interior courtyard.
  • Hotel Relais Bosquet – Hotel Relais Bosquet is one of the most popular mid-range hotels just a block from the Eiffel Tower, with rooms having terrific Eiffel Tower views.
  • Best Western Au Trocadéro – among the best places to stay in the best neighborhood in Paris, rates are very good, rooms are clean and neat, and the location is exceptional.

Budget (up to €200)

  • Hôtel Le Tourville – neoclassical interior with air-conditioned rooms, just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower; continental breakfast and family rooms are available
  • Le Pavillon Hotel – nice and clean and one of the best 3-star hotels in Paris near the Eiffel Tower; has a 24-hour reception and it’s also well connected to all means of transport

Check the rates for this arrondissement

2. Le Louvre / 1st arr. – where to stay for luxury

The pyramid of the louvre is lit up at night.

Parisians call this neighborhood “Le premier” – “the first”. The first arrondissement is actually the city center, so if you want to be in the heart of the city of love, this should be your choice.

This neighborhood is one of the oldest parts of Paris and is located on the right bank of the Seine River, including Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame. 

It is also one of the smallest neighborhoods in Paris, and the main attractions you will find there are the Louvre Museum, which is a major tourist attraction, and the Tuileries Gardens just a stone throw away. 

The Centre Pompidou and the iconic Notre Dame de Paris is about 10-15 mins walking from there too. 

Place Vandome, Rue de Saint Honoré, and Galeries Lafayette are also within walking distance if you come into the city of lights for shopping!

The Louvre museum is the most visited Art Museum in the world! It would actually take you 100 days to properly see all the art pieces inside. Crazy!

While you’re around the area, don’t miss out on La Sainte Chapelle medieval Gothic-style cathedral that will blow your mind with its interior! It is seriously one of the must-sees in this area, but make sure to book your tickets in advance!

If you are into beautiful bakery products, check out Cédric Grolet Opéra – the pastry there is so incredibly beautiful! It recently became TikTok famous so if there is a line, just skip it, the croissants are great everywhere in Paris! 

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Luxury (€400 and up)

  • La Clef Louvre – a 5-star hotel located only 500 meters from the Louvre; hotel rooms and suites are spacious and extremely gorgeous, so you will feel like a queen/king during your stay in Paris.
  • Nolinski Paris – many great boutique hotels exist in Paris, and this is one of the best ones; located on the right bank of the river, definitely the best boutique hotel for art lovers in Paris; receive a world-class service thanks to all the awesome facilities and the professional staff.

Mid-range (from €220 to €400)

  • Le Pradey – central location just 5 minutes from the Louvre, this hotel has modern, luxury-style rooms, and is only 100 meters from the closest metro station; rooms are clean and compact.
  • Hôtel Le Presbytère – situated just on the border between the 1st and 4th arrondissement, this hotel is close to many attractions; it has great city views as well.

Budget (up to €220)

  • Handsome Hotel by Elegancia – centrally-located hotel bordering Le Marais and the 2nd arrondissement, best place to stay in Paris close to everything; they offer daily housekeeping and can also assist with baby beds or cots.
  • Hotel Opera Maintenon – just steps from the majestic Opéra Garnier, this hotel is situated in a 17th-century architecture building with clean and compact rooms.

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3. Le Marais / 3rd & 4th arr. – trendiest area to stay in Paris

A fountain in the middle of place de vosges in paris, france.

Situated in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, Le Marais is beautifully preserved historic architecture, offers a unique blend of Parisian history, housing the stunning Place des Vosges, one of the oldest squares in Paris. 

It is probably my favorite neighborhood in Paris due to its incredible streets and gorgeous buildings that preserve the passing of time! 

It’s a cultural hotspot too, with the Picasso Museum and the Jewish Quarter’s rich heritage. 

For foodies, there’s a feast of traditional bakeries, trendy cafes, and the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered market in Paris, where you can savor a variety of gourmet treats. 

Plus, its central location means you’re within walking distance to the Seine and Notre-Dame, making it an ideal base for sightseeing.

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Luxury (€400 and up)

  • Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa – a gorgeous 5-star hotel with a fitness center, a spa, and many other amazing facilities that will transform your stay there into a vacation per se; Victor Hugo’s house is only a couple of minutes away from this hotel.
  • Hotel Dupond-Smith – another cool 5-star hotel that will make you feel just like a palace; amazing décor and amenities, and you will be happy to know that Notre Dame is only 10 minutes away by foot.

Mid-range (from €200 to €400)

  • Les Tournelles – a great hotel in Marais, Paris, if you wish to be surrounded by the true beauty of this district; the metro station is walking distance away and it’s very easy to get to the most important attractions of the city.
  • Hotel Bastille Speria – if you’re visiting Paris for the first time and you want to be within walking distance of Île de la cité and other interesting Paris attractions, this is a great hotel to book with compact yet cozy rooms.

Budget (up to €200)

  • Hotel Meslay Republique – ultimate budget-friendly destination with Wi-Fi and free toiletries just 100 meters from the Place de la République; also serving breakfast for an additional fee.
  • Hotel de Roubaix – another one of the rare budget-friendly options for less than 200 euros per night with compact rooms and a great location; it’s also one of the highest-rated hotels in Paris overall.

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4. Champs-elysées / 8th arr. – nicest area to stay for shopping

The arc de triomphe in paris.

If you are a traveler looking for the ULTIMATE shopping experience in Paris, you should stay as close to the Champs-Elysées as possible!

Apart from shopping in one of Paris’ most iconic cobblestone streets, this area is great if you’re looking for upscale hotels, as you’ll find plenty of those around the famous avenue. 

If you’re traveling to Paris during winter, I recommend hanging out along the Champs Elyseés for the huge Christmas market there!

This arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine River and you’ll also find plenty of chic restaurants and posh cafes where you can sip a coffee and enjoy the view.

Some famous and unmissable spots around this neighborhood include (of course) the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palace, and Place de la Concorde! 

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Luxury (€300 and up)

  • La Demeure Montaigne – fairytale-like accommodation with an indoor swimming pool, on-site hammam, hairdresser, and everything you need for the ultimate luxury stay in Paris.
  • Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris – fabulous hotel near Champs-Elysées with free Wi-Fi, a tablet with Netflix access in each room, a gourmet bar, a terrace, a delicious breakfast, and more.

Mid-range (from €180 to €300)

  • Best Western Plus Hotel Sydney Opera – this awesome 3-star hotel is located right in the heart of the neighborhood, close to all the interesting attractions you might want to visit; it awaits with continental breakfast and an on-site bar
  • Idol Hotel – in case you’re still looking for your perfect middle-priced hotel located close to rue Champs-Elysées, Idol Hotel is the one for you; featuring superb rooms, flat-screen TVs, a mini-bar in each room, a 24-hour front desk, and more.

Budget (up to €180)

  • Champs Elysées apartment – this small but cute apartment has easy access to metro stations and is right next to the Champs- Elysees, making it a perfect accommodation for budget-conscious travelers.
  • Au cœur des Champs-Élysées – If you’re looking for a great place to have a comfortable night’s sleep in Paris, you should check this one out; this room is located in a quiet and cozy building in the heart of the area.

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5. Saint-Germain-des-Pres / 6th arr. – best area for nightlife

A church with a steeple in paris

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a quintessential Parisian neighborhood that exudes elegance and a bohemian flair, once the meeting place for intellectuals and artists. 

It’s a cultural haven with iconic cafes like Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, antique bookshops, and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris’s oldest church. 

As for sights, Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the must sees in the area!

By the way, if you’re looking for some other great places for nightlife, you can check out these neighborhoods as well:

  • 11th arrondissement / Popincourt – a very fun and vivid area in the city. It is within walking distance of Le Marais and Centre Pompidou.
  • 13th arrondissement / Gobelins – near Place d’Italie. It is a very lively neighborhood, perfect for travelers looking for exciting nightlife as well as for art lovers!
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Luxury (€300 and up)

  • Hôtel D’Aubusson – an amazing 5-star hotel located in the 6th arrondissement, perfect for an upscale stay in Paris; amazing rooms with high-end décor, a beautiful courtyard with a fountain and marble bathrooms; this is actually a 17th-century private mansion, making it well worth to book a hotel room here.
  • Hôtel Fougère – one of the most surreal and chic hotels in the area with each room being decorated in unique themes; ideal location within walking distance to bars, cafés, and landmarks.

Mid-range (from €200 to €300)

  • Millésime Hôtel – wondering where to stay in Paris for the ultimate Paris experience? located between Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries, this is one of the best hotels to walk everywhere.
  • Hotel du Danube Saint Germain – within walking distance from the historic center, this hotel has rooms with terraces, family rooms, free Wi-Fi, and airport shuttle service; rooms are lavish and cozy.

Budget (up to €200)

  • Hotel Clément – if it’s your first time in this neighborhood and you’re searching for a good hotel for great rates, check out this one; rooms are simple but very clean, and the location is perfect for sightseeing.
  • Hotel Left Bank Saint Germain – another one of the best places to stay in Paris if you want to save some money; near landmarks, restaurants, and cafes so you can see the best of Paris!
  • Best Western Aramis Saint Germain – cute hotel close to Jardin des Luxembourg and Montparnasse Tower, making it a very well-located hotel; they have very good breakfast options, a nice bar, and the rooms are very clean and pretty.
  • Grand Hotel des Balcons – great budget place; rooms here are comfy and they have a wardrobe, heating, free toiletries, and more.

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6. Latin Quarter / 5th arr. – where to stay for young people

A street with many shops and restaurants in the latin quarter in paris

Are you a student or a young adult coming to Paris? You’ll want to stay in one of the coolest neighborhoods, Quartier Latin, given that this is where the universities and all the places for students are! 

I recommend this neighborhood to all those of you who want to enjoy some authentic Parisian vibes! 

During your time here you can take a walk on the cobblestone streets, enjoy some wine in a local wine bar, or just admire the beautiful architecture.

Speaking of architecture, Notre Dame is a STUNNING sight to see! It was deemed the Home of the Holy Crown as it housed Christ’s crown of thorns up until 2019, when it was moved to the Louvre after a structural fire.

Not to mention, it’s home to the Panthéon and within walking distance to the Notre-Dame and the serene Jardin des Plantes, making it a culturally rich and lively district to stay in.

The Natural History Museum is located in the Latin Quarter too, so if you’re a history buff, this is a great activity!

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Luxury (€300 and up)

  • Hotel Monge – awesome 4-star place that offers many amazing facilities on-site (such as a terrace, for example) and it is also very well connected to the rest of the city.
  • Hôtel Montecristo – best place to stay in the Latin Quarter if you’re looking for a spoiled vacation; superb rooms, perfect for a good night’s sleep, and has good transportation links.

Mid-range (from €150 to €300)

  • Hôtel des Grands Hommes – stylish rooms with beautiful walls, breakfast buffet, and plenty of flea market options, wine bars, and food places nearby
  • Hôtel Oratio – modern, chic decor, rooms with balconies, situated between Notre Dame and Pantheon; metro station nearby; air conditioning in every room

Budget (up to €150)

  • Hotel Le M Saint Germain – hotel near a metro line surrounded by plenty of restaurants; slightly lower rating due to minimal breakfast, but the location and staff certainly make up for it
  • Hotel Apolonia Paris Mouffetard – neat and clean rooms, central location, excellent breakfast, and free Wi-Fi, what more could you need for a budget stay in Paris?

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7. Montmartre / 18th arr. – most romantic neighborhood

An orange car drives down a cobblestone street in montmartre paris.

Montmartre (18th arrondissement) is one of the most popular and gorgeous outer districts of Paris, and also the most romantic place with cobblestone streets, quiet alleys, and stupendous views! 

It might be a bit further away from the main attraction in the city, but it is so worth it to stay there just for the artistic vibe this area has! 

Montmartre is actually a 130m-high hill, dominated by one of the most famous landmarks of Paris – the Sacré-Cœur Cathedral.

Many famous painters such as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, lived and worked in Montmartre at the end of the 19th century.

In fact, I lived in the area (near the Moulin Rouge, click here for tips on how to get in) for a long time and I can recommend it wholeheartedly if you do not mind taking a short metro ride to the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower. 

NOTE: Montmartre is technically located in the 18th arrondissement, but you can also search for accommodation in the 9th district (encompasses the Paris Opera House, South Pigalle, and the red light district – which is more fun than freaky) as they are within walking distance to each other. 

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Luxury (€300 and up)

  • Manolita Paris – among the most expensive and plush hotels in Paris near the Pigalle Metro Station featuring fabulous rooms, daily breakfast on the terrace, and the most romantic city view; this is naturally one of the best hotels in Paris for couples.
  • Maison Souquet – very stylish hotel near Sacre-Coeur that will make you feel exactly like a celebrity; every room is unique and comes with unbelievably captivating decor. There is also a private pool and spa access!

Mid-range (from €180 to €300)

  • Hotel des Arts Montmartre – standard rooms less than 10 minutes walk from the basilica, with some rooms offering views of the Parisian roofs and Montmartre itself; airport shuttle available too
  • Ateliers Montmartre – here’s an idea for the most authentic in Paris because of its incredible location; it will feel like you’re staying at the basilica itself; all rooms are stylishly decorated so you can fully immerse in the artsy vibe of the area
  • Mom’Art Hotel & Spa – one of the best middle-priced hotels right in the heart of the neighborhood, only 400m from Sacré Coeur. Rooms are simply gorgeous and I’m sure you will love all the great facilities this hotel has to offer.

Budget (up to €180)

  • Hôtel de Flore – this cute 3-star hotel awaits with simple but comfortable rooms, good internet, a very good continental breakfast, and more.
  • Odalys City Paris Montmartre – if you like a hotel that has some very good rates while also offering excellent service at the same time, this one’s for you; plus, you’ll be close to the metro and buses, so you can easily see other parts of Paris during your time here – a great plus!
  • Hotel Chopin – Hotel Chopin is located in the 9th district (as per my recommendations) and it offers compact, clean, and cozy rooms and is located just next to the Grevin Museum.

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8. Montparnasse / 14th arr. – where to stay on a budget

Montparnasse (14th arrondissement) the local area where to stay in Paris

If you wish to stay in Paris without breaking the bank, then you should aim for any of the arrondissements with double digits.

Montparnasse is a great area to live like the locals while also being pretty close to all the interesting sights and attractions in Paris.

You’re looking at a lovely area on the left bank of the Seine River that’s full of nice restaurants and cafes so you can properly enjoy living like a Parisian. 

A great thing about Montparnasse is that it’s not super crowded and full of tourists. It’s a side of Paris that many tourists forget to see, and they end up missing awesome, unusual places like the Paris Catacombs!

Standing at 210 meters, the tour of Montparnasse is the tallest building within the city limits of Paris.

While you’re here, make sure to climb the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck after sunset aaaand the Montparnasse Cemetery, resting place of many literary and artistic figures. 

For all my foodies out there – don’t miss out on the legendary Creperie Bretonne to taste the best crepes in town!

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Luxury (€250 and up)

  • Drawing House – your getaway to a luxury stay in the area with a private spa and wellness center with and indoor pool; mesmerizing paintings are located all over the hotel including the pool and the rooms.
  • Pullman Paris Montparnasse – fabulous 4-star hotel with the most iconic city view, international restaurant on-site, and a fitness room available for guests.

Mid-range (from €180 to €250)

  • Novotel Suites Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – in case you’re looking for an awesome 4-star hotel near Paris Expo with tons of public transportation options, look no further than this option right here; it has beautiful bright rooms and a super friendly staff
  • Hôtel Aiglon – this superb 4-star hotel awaits with beautiful rooms, a yummy continental breakfast served each morning, and a 24-hour front desk with express check-in.
  • Hôtel Orchidée – if you want to stay in a very good hotel that has some amazing rates, check out this option located near metro lines; rooms feature a private bathroom and there’s also a free airport shuttle!

Budget (up to €180)

  • Hotel Max – in case you’re visiting Paris for the first time and want to be in one of the best accommodations out there, you should check out this 3-star hotel; it has some pretty charming and modern rooms and all the best facilities you might need for a pleasant stay
  • Hôtel Du Lion – this modern hotel is located right in the heart of the neighborhood and is my recommendation for all those of you traveling on a tight budget – they have all the facilities and amenities you might need like daily breakfast and soundproofed rooms.
  • Hôtel Transcontinental – here’s another superb option for a budget stay in Paris, especially if you are visiting for the first time; free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception, buffet breakfast – these are just some of the advantages of staying here. 

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Best apartments in Paris, France

A cobblestone street in montmartre paris, france.

In case you’re the type of traveler that prefers a local atmosphere instead of the classic hotel-like vibes, then staying in an apartment might be a better choice for you. 

Luckily, Paris has tons of awesome apartments on offer, and below you can find the best ones I have selected for you, right near or inside the center:

Luxury (€250 and up)

  • Apartment in Odéon – this gorgeous luxury apartment has everything you need, right next to tons of bars and restaurants as well! You can choose between a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment and you’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen. 
  • Studio with View of the Eiffel Tower – a perfect choice for a couple, this apartment is super romantic, and the little balcony looks right at the Eiffel Tower just a few streets away! 

Mid-range (from €150 to €250)

  • Large Studio in the Latin Quarter – perfect for young couples, this studio is right in the heart of the fun and next to Notre Dame! There is also a cute balcony where you can enjoy your cup of tea with the rooftops of Paris!
  • 2-Bed Apartment – situated in the Marais, this is perfect for families with kids! You’ve got everything you need in a quiet area and there’s even an office area so you can get some work done.

Budget (up to €150)

  • Odalys City Montmartre – with a wide range of apartments and studios for all types of travelers, this budget option is a win! Just steps away from the Sacré-Coeur, you’ll have everything you need, including a buffet breakfast!
  • Charming Studio – located in the 10th arrondissement, this studio is great for a couple looking to stay in a fun and lively neighborhood. Just steps away from a metro station, it’s clean and quiet!

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👑 Luxury price:€350
💵 Mid-range:€200
🛏️ Budget:€100
📍 Best area:The Eiffel Tower / 7th arrondissement
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Nolinski Paris
🧳Best mir-range hotel:Hôtel de la Motte Picquet
👛 Best budget hotel:Best Western Au Trocadéro

BONUS 1: Where to stay in Paris with family

A couple and a child are standing in front of the eiffel tower in paris

Even though there are many neighborhoods in Paris perfect for people who travel with kids, the area around Saint-Germain (6th arrondissement), near Jardin des Luxembourg is probably one of the most family-friendly of all. 

Besides being a convenient location, you will find many playgrounds and an overall calm and friendly atmosphere here.

My recommendations are below, but if you are looking for a more in-depth post on this topic, I have a post for you right here.  

Luxury (€250 and up)

  • Victoria Palace Hotel – a gorgeous luxury accommodation perfect for all families with children looking to stay in Paris; they offer books, music, and even babysitting services for an additional fee! Reviews state that it’s a great place for small children and young adults.
  • Roi de Sicile – Rivoli – one of the best luxury hotels for your first stay in the city with the family! It has gorgeous rooms, and great facilities and it is just perfect for a family with young children; it’s one of the best Paris hotels for American tourists too since the staff speaks English very well.

Mid-range (€150 – €250)

  • Cozy Saint Georges – this amazing, child-friendly apartment is located in the 13th arrondissement. The rooms are very chic and tidy and you will also benefit from the fully-equipped kitchenette – perfect for a family!

Budget (up to €150)

  • Hôtel Capfun Le Saint Germain – very well located near the metro and interesting attractions; all units have a TV, a small kitchen, and room for cots. There are lots of nice restaurants nearby, too!
  • Gardette Park Hotel – this gorgeous hotel has family rooms, so if you’re bringing the whole clan, you’ll love it! It’s just a 10-minute walk from Oberkampf as well, so you’ll have plenty to do.

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BONUS 2: Where to stay in Paris near the airport

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. 

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris airport screen
  • Luxury: Pullman Paris Roissy Cdg Airport – one of the best high-end hotels near this Paris airport; has free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and an amazing indoor spa with a sauna and a fitness room; in the morning you can try a delicious Parisian breakfast
  • Mid-range: CitizenM Paris – a nice middle-priced hotel right near Charles de Gaulle Airport for a comfortable night’s sleep; the rooms are clean and nicely decorated and the breakfast is served on a tray
  • Budget: Roissy Chambres – a great option if you’re looking for accommodation near Paris CDG that has some very affordable rates; a nice bed and breakfast located less than 4.5 km from the airport

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Orly Airport

A terminal of the orly airport
  • Luxury: Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport – my luxury recommendation 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, bar, and high-speed free Wi-Fi
  • Mid-range: Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport – a gorgeous midrange hotel located only 4 km from Orly Airport and they offer an airport shuttle for an extra charge; you will get access to a fully equipped kitchen and a gym
  • Budget: Cosy apartment – an amazing fully equipped apartment located only 10 minutes away from the airport; everything you need to feel exactly like at home: comfortable bed, stocked up kitchen, and nice decor

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BONUS 3: Other areas to stay in Paris

A bridge over canal saint martin in paris

If you have visited Paris a few times already and are looking for something new to see, or even if it’s your first time and none of the areas above really jumped out at you, here are some extra areas that I think you might like:

  • Sentier & Montorgueil / 2nd Arr. – best place to stay in Paris for solo women travelers: Although the 2nd arrondissement doesn’t necessarily have any stand-out attractions or icons of its own, it’s within walking distance of all the central neighborhoods of Paris, making it a great location for solo travelers/single women!
  • Canal Saint Martin / 10th arrondissement – the most hipster area of Paris: The 4.5 km Canal Saint Martin connects Canal de L’Ourcq with the river Seine and is the perfect place to take long walks on a sunny afternoon. The 10th arrondissement is a fantastic location and is full of relaxed people with a Bohemian vibe. Think street art-covered walls and picnics by the canal.
  • Popincourt / 11th arrondissement – best area to stay in Paris for foodies: As I have already mentioned, the 11th arrondissement is located near the Place de la Bastille and is a great area for nightlife, but that’s not all! That’s right, this area is home to some of the hottest restaurants in the city! Head to Rue de Charonne to try some of the best food of your life!

FAQs about where to stay in Paris

Aerial view of paris with the seine river running through it

🇫🇷 Which is the best area where to stay in Paris?

The best area in Paris, especially if it’s your first visit, is the 7th arrondissement, where The Eiffel Tower is located. 

💰 Where to stay in Paris on a budget?

The best area to stay in Paris on a budget is Montparnasse. Affordable hotels here include Hotel Max, Hôtel Du Lion, and Hôtel Transcontinental.

🗼 Where to stay in Paris near the Eiffel Tower?

The best hotels to stay close to the Eiffel Tower are the Hôtel de la Motte Picquet or Le Pavillon Hotel, where you’ll find great value!

👨‍👩‍👧 Where to stay in Paris with kids?

The best places to stay in Paris with the family are the luxurious Victoria Palace family hotel or the surprisingly affordable Cozy Saint Georges.

⚠️ What is the safest place to stay in Paris for tourists?

The Marais district is often considered one of the safest neighborhoods to stay in Paris. Some areas to avoid include the 19th arrondissement and the area around Gare du Nord if you’re a solo traveler.

🏘️ What are some of the best suburbs to stay in Paris?

Versailles and Clichy-sous-Bois are lovely suburbs to stay in Paris. Bois de Vincennes is also a stunning location you’ll love!

🗓️ Where to stay in Paris for a week?

For a week, consider a charming stay in Le Marais, while for a month, opt for the vibrant Montparnasse district.

🎅 Where is the best place to stay in Paris for Christmas?

The 1st arrondissement, Montmartre, and Saint-Germain are some of the best places to stay for Christmas. Alternatively, you can try the Hotel de Crillon in the 8th arrondissement for the best Christmas experience!

🏰 Which is the best area to stay in Paris for Disneyland?

Chessy is a great area just outside of Disneyland where you can find great accommodation options. For example, the ultimate luxury Disney Hotel New York or the budget-friendly B&B Hôtel près de Disneyland Paris.

📆 What is the cheapest time to go to Paris?

Winter months like January, February and March are the cheapest in terms of accommodation prices in Paris!


Yulia, the author of the post, sitting on a ledge in front of the eiffel tower.

Ready to visit Paris yet?

I hope you now know where to stay in Paris after reading all about the 8 best neighborhoods! As you can see, there are plenty of options and your choice will depend on your personality and on the things you 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.

But if you’re still undecided between the countless options we went through, let me give you my 2 favorite hotels, with great locations and reviews:

  • Hôtel Juliana Paris – an amazing 5-star hotel near the Eiffel Tower, and one of the best places to stay in Paris for luxury!
  • Hôtel de la Motte Picquet – great mid-range hotel in one of the best Paris neighborhoods, only 1 km away from The Eiffel Tower!

Paris is always a good idea… but try to book in advance nevertheless!

Just don’t forget to book your stay in advance, as the good deals tend to sell quickly in the city of lights!

If you want to read more about this incredible city, here you can find all my articles about the wonderful Paris.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section, I love receiving questions from my readers!

Au revoir,


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