Finding a great 3-star hotel in Paris is a joy. There really are some three-star hotels that are better than 4-star hotels. Stars many-times are awarded for amenities like larger rooms or restaurants, not on the quality of the hotel experience itself. These are 3-star hotels that we recommend wholeheartedly and hope you love them as much as we do.
The first Arrondissement is in the very heart of the city. It is walking distance to most tourist sites and therefore is more expensive. Some fabulous hotels (at fabulous pricing) are located here; but we have found a few less expensive gems as well.
Hotel Louvre Sainte Anne Opera
The Louvre Sainte Anne Opera, a fully air conditioned hotel is located in the heart of Paris, just a few steps from the Louvre and a few minutes from the Opera Garnier. Offering excellent service and many amenities, this central Paris hotel offers 20 recently renovated, soundproofed rooms with cable TV, direct dial phones, hairdryers, individually controlled air conditioning, internet plug, mini bars, a safety box and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
32 Rue Sainte Anne
Metro:Pyramides , Palais Royal and Opéra
It is not because this hotel has my very own name and is located on Rue Therese that I like it so much. It is just a great bargain with a perfect location, set near the Louvre, the Palais Royal, rue St Honoré and the Opéra Garnier. Decorated in a warm, classically contemporary style, the hotel has all the amenities you want and need: air-conditioning, minibar, cable television, personal safe and wi-fi access. You might think you are staying in a four-star hotel, but luckily for you, you are paying 3-star prices.
5/7, rue Thérèse
Hotel Prince Albert louvre
A fine budget hotel, the Hotel Prince Albert is located near the Louvre, Opera, Concorde, and Place Vendome offers soundproof rooms, each equipped with a bath or shower, hairdryer, direct access telephone, and satellite TV.
5 rue Saint Hyacinthe
Metro: les Halles
Ecole Centrale Hotel
Located near the trendy marais district, this hotel is close to Porte Saint-Martin, Museum Georges Pompidou, and Picasso Museum. The rooms at the Ecole Centrale Hotel Paris have a safe, cable / satellite channels and complimentary toiletries. Each room offers a mini bar, a DVD player and a refrigerator. Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. The staff is conversant in English as well as French and are helpful and personable.
3 Rue Bailly
Metro: Arts et Métiers
Near the Pompidou and the Stravinsky fountain, the boutique Hotel Georgette will wow you with its avante garde design. All the uniquely decorated rooms at the Hotel Georgette are air conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. Each is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a private bathroom and complimentary toiletries.
36 Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare
Metro: Rambuteau, Etienne Marcel
Le Relais du Marais
This budget hotel is conveniently situated near the George Pompidou Center with easy access to the Louvre and Place des Vosges. The hotel is part of the moderately priced “Relais” chain in Paris. This is a modest hotel with prices to match. Each room is decorated with warm colors and equipped with phone, cable/satellite TV, air conditioning, hair dryer, internet outlet, automatic wake up service, and direct-dial phone. Internet access is available in each room. Le Relais du Marais Hotel Paris offers good value for the money.
76 rue de Turbigo
The Fourth Arrondissement lies along the Seine and on the Ile St. Louis. It is near Notre Dame and the Hotel du Ville. A lush and beautiful area known for its beautiful bridges (ponts).
Hotel de Lutece
Located on the Ile Ste. Louis, near Notre Dame, this mansion turned hotel is charming and traditional. This hotel has all the modern conveniences including air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The lobby is warmed by a lovely fireplace complimented by wood and stone walls. Rooms on the upper floors are more romantic and cozy (smaller) The sister hotel, Des Deux Iles, is not quite on the level as the Lutece.
65 rue Saint Louis-en-l’ile
Caron de Beaumarchais
Aristocratic 18th century style emanates from this delightful 3-star Paris hotel named for the author of The Marriage of Figaro. This hotel furnishes terry robes and fresh flowers in all guest rooms. Period décor includes upholstered walls, reproduction wallpapers and antique bathroom mirrors. First-edition copies of Caron de Beaumarchais’ books are displayed in the lobby and other public spaces of the hotel. Each room has soundproofing, a flat screened TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and hairdryers. You will love this hotel in Paris Marais!
12 rue Vieille du Temple
Metro: Hotel de Ville
This little gem is well located and the pricing is great. The rooms are small and there is no elevator, but don’t let that put you off. Rooms at the Pratic Hotel Paris offer an iron, a TV and a safe plus a telephone and satellite channels on the TV. The en suite bathrooms include towels, a hair dryer and a shower. The hotel has free Wi-Fi internet access in the rooms. The hotel is completely non-smoking and has been recently renovated.
9 Rue D Ormesson
Metro: St Paul
The 5th Arrondissement is also known as the Latin Quarter because the Sorbonne where students studied Latin at one time is in this area. A colorful neighborhood, the Latin Quarter is made up of winding cobblestone streets lined with little shops and restaurants.
Hotel D’Albe St Michel
This left bank hotel in Paris is decorated in a modern sleek style with up-to-date bathrooms and facilities. Rooms offer television with cable, bath with shower, safety deposit box, soundproofing and air conditioning. We highly recommend this 3-star hotel in Paris for the price and location.
1 Rue De La Harpe Paris
Hotel Henri IV Rive Gauche
This non-smoking, left bank hotel in Paris, is just a few steps away from Notre Dame, the Ile Saint Louis and Saint-Germain des Près. It offers modern bathrooms, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi internet access . All the rooms facing the street have a view of Saint-Severin church, and those facing the courtyard have a pleasing view of the rooftops of Paris. The welcoming staff is helpful and efficient. As with most European hotels, the rooms are small, but you can book a triple room at a small extra price and have room to spare! This is a fine 3-star hotel in Paris.
9-11 Rue Saint Jacques
Metro: Cluny-la Sorbonne, Saint Michel
RER: Saint-Michel Notre Dame
Located near the Jardin des Plantes, this Latin Quarter hotel offers guest rooms that are cozy and charmingly decorated. There is no air conditioning and no in-room safes. That said, this is a great hotel for the price.
17 rue Lacépède
Hotel Cujas Pantheon
The Hotel Cujas Pantheon Paris is located a short distance from the Pantheon and is close to main shopping areas and other tourist attractions. The hotel has a safe-deposit box, luggage storage and a laundry service. Guests can also benefit from the hotel’s animal-friendly policy. Non-smoking rooms are available.
The rooms at the Hotel Cujas Pantheon Paris offer a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.
18 Rue Cujas
Metro: Cluny La Sorbonne, Saint Michel
A stone’s throw from the Sorbonne, the College de France, the Faculté de Jussieu, this hotel’s location is convenient to the Latin Quarter. Recently renovated, this little left Bank hotel offers modern and efficiently decorated rooms with all the modern conveniences. Hotel Garance offers non-smoking rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities.Triple rooms are available.
8 Bis Avenue de la Soeur Rosalie
The 6th Arrondissement is known as St-Germain-des-Pres because the church of that name is a landmark in the area. Great for shopping and eating, this area is lively and lovely. This arrondissement is located on the left bank (rive gauche) with views of Notre Dame and proximity to the glorious Luxembourg Gardens. Don’t even consider leaving Paris without a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens.
Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche
Set near the Luxembourg Garden and the Sorbonne, The Hotel Saint Paul is a very attractive residence. Its oak beams and stone walls are enhanced by the furniture and English-style décor. The hotel offers calm and charming rooms with en suite bathrooms, a flowered patio and a vaulted breakfast room. The modern and large rooms at the Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche include a flat-screen TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. Each has amenities such as an iron, a mini bar and a telephone. All the air conditioned rooms at the Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche are also soundproofed.
43 rue Monsieur le Prince
Metro: Odeon, Cluny -Sorbonne
Hotel La Perle
If you are looking for a good Latin Quarter hotel, the Hotel La Perle could be it. Located in the very heart of Saint Germain, the Louvre, d’Orsay Museum, Luxembourg Gardens, and the Pantheon are just a few minutes away by foot. Hotel La Perle is a completely modernized 17th century jewel and its enclosed garden provides respite from the outside city. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with satellite television, direct dial telephone, a mini bar and a private safe. The bedding is made up of danish goose down duvets and pillows. La Perle is designed with comfort and refinement in mind. Highly recommended.
14, rue des Canettes
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Près, Saint-Sulpice, Mabillon
Hotel Edouard VI Latin Quarter
This charming, non-smoking hotel is located in the artistic quarter near train station Montparnasse. All rooms have air-conditioning, flat screened TVs and a safe. The hotel offers a Lift, Luggage room, hotel, Dry-cleaning, Free newspapers, fax/photocopying and a Lounge. A free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hotel.
61 blvd du Montparnasse
Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue
Just a short walk to the Luxembourg Gardens, the Hotel Aramis Saint Germain will delight you with its charming atmosphere, individually decorated rooms, helpful service and modern comfort. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. Each offers facilities such as a mini bar, an iron and tea and coffee making facilities. For extra comfort bathrobes are also included. We recommend this hotel for the service, charm and value.
124 rue de Rennes
Metro: St Placide, Rennes
Hotel le Clément
Built in 1895 and renovated in 1997, the Hotel Le Clément has lots of charm especially the guest rooms in the garret. The hotel offers air-conditioned guest rooms with hairdryer, direct dial phone, satellite TV, individual safe and more. We happily recommend this Left Bank hotel. It is a winner for the location, great rooms (albeit small) and value.
6 Rue Clément
The Seventh Arrondissement is home to the famous Eiffel Tower and its nearby Champs de Mars. The Invalides, Musee d’Orsay and great restaurants abide in this safe and quiet area.
Hotel Jardins d’Eiffel
The Jardins d’Eiffel Hotel is located a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées and within walking distance of the Invalides. You are also close to Musée d’Orsay, Saint-Germain des Près and an array of places of interest to visit. The well decorated rooms are air conditioned and soundproofed.The modern bathrooms have hair dryers. We recommend this central Paris hotel for the great location, service and value.
8 rue Amélie
Metro: Latour Maubourg
Hotel de Latour Maubourg
Located within walking distance of Army Museum, Les Invalides, and Rodin Museum, the Hotel de Latour Maubourg is also near the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower.
The rooms at the Hotel de Latour Maubourg offer a flat-screen TV, cable / satellite channels and a safe. Included in the rooms are a telephone, a refrigerator and a mini bar. Slippers and bathrobes are also included for extra comfort.Hotel de Latour Maubourg offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
150 rue de Grenelle
Metro: La Tour Maubourg
The beautiful and expensive eighth Arrondissement on the right bank (rive droit), hugs the glamorous Champs Elysees. Many of the great hotels of Paris are here as well as the famous couturiers and “Grands Magasins” (department stores.) It is Paris at its most chic.
Hotel Newton Opera
Located just steps from the Madeleine, the Hotel Newton Opera is recently refurbished. Rooms come with a mini bar and free Wi-Fi together with satellite channels. Private bathrooms provide bathrobes, a hair dryer and a shower. All rooms are air conditioned and soundproofed, and come with a safe, a plasma / LCD TV and a refrigerator. All the rooms will provide a pleasant and relaxing night on a quiet street.
11 bis, rue de l’Arcade
Metro: Madeleine, Auber
Hotel de l’Arcade
Just around the corner from Paris’s beautiful Madeleine and flower market, the Hotel de l”Arcade features a Concierge, Elevator, and 24 Hour Reception. Guest rooms feature complimentary wireless Internet access, refrigerators, and air conditioning. We love this location and this refined hotel.
9 rue de l’Arcade
Home to the over-the-top baroque Opera Garnier, the ninth Arrondissement is a mixture of business and pleasure. The financial district is here as well as some wonderful restaurants and touristic sites.
3- Star Hotels
The Hotel Opera Cadet is fully air-conditioned, and soundproofed and set in a quiet neighborhood, but close to many Paris attractions. The hotel offers triple and quad rooms as well as regular doubles and twins. The closest Metro stop is just across the street.This 3-star hotel has a bar, a large lobby and a lovely interior garden for relaxation. Internet access is available in the lobby, but WiFi access is available in all rooms. The hotel also offers a private underground car-park. This hotel is well priced for the amenities it possesses. Highly Recommended
24, rue Cadet
Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grands Boulevards
Located near the Opera Garnier, theaters, the stock exchange and close to the main department stores, restaurants and bars, the Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grands Boulevards is a comfortable, inexpensive 3-star hotel in Paris. The air-conditioned rooms are individually styled and feature a telephone, Satellite TV, mini bar and personal safe.
30-32 Boulevard poissonnière
Metro: Grands Boulevard
The 10th arrondissement centers around the Canal St. Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks. The streets along the canal become car-free zones on Saturday afternoons/evenings, and all day on Sundays to make way for the Parisiene cycling and roller-blading hoards. Two great train stations Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est are located here as is the historic Place de la République in the far south of the arrondissement.
Le Citizen Hotel
This boutique hotel is a fantastic choice if you want to stay in the trendy Canal St. martin area. Most rooms at the Le Citizen Hotel have canal, bridge or city views.
The modern styled rooms have flat-panel televisions with premium satellite channels. Guest rooms feature a mini bar and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms offer rainfall shower-heads and designer toiletries.
19 Quai de Jammapes
Metro: Porte Saint Martin
The 11th Arrondissement is set near the place de la Republique and the Bastille. It is close to the Marais and is still considered central Paris.
Best Western Marais Bastille
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Marais Bastille Hotel and be near the Place de la Bastille and the Marais quarter. Take advantage of the amenities such as complimentary newspapers, multilingual staff speaking English and French, cocktail lounge and a concierge. Each room has cable television with movie channels, a hairdryer, mini-bar, coffee maker, work desk and room service. This is a good choice for a comfortable, friendly central Paris hotel.
15 Rue Breguet
Metro: Breguet Sabin
Ibis Paris Bastille Opera
We generally like Ibis Hotels for their clean, simply decorated rooms designed for those on a budget. Located near Place de la Bastille, this is a modern 7-story budget hotel with Wi-Fi- access and modern bathrooms. The Ibis Bastille Opera hotel is pet friendly and air conditioned, with cable/satellite TV. Family Rooms, non-Smoking Rooms and Handicapped rooms are available.
15 Rue Breguet
Metro: Breguet Sabin
Near the Gare de Lyon, the 12th arrondissement is not generally a tourist area, but is safe and quiet. It has now become a cool area for the young and hip crowd.
3-Star Hotels in Paris
Citadines Bastille Apartments
On the East side near the Gare De Lyon and Bastille Opera House, this 3-star hotel in Paris offers fully serviced apartments that include a kitchen, lounge, meeting room, direct dial telephone, cable color TV, underground parking and electronic surveillance. Great for families or groups on a budget.
14-18 Rue De Chaligny
Metro: Reuilly Diderot
Novotel Paris Gare De Lyon
The Novotel Paris Gare De Lyon features an indoor heated swimming pool. Its rooms are soundproofed, air conditioned and handicapped facilities are available. The bar and restaurant are open all-day. Voice mail, video, pay TV, air conditioning, babysitting service, cable TV, concierge services, conference rooms, direct-dial telephone, car parking, laundry service and minibar are among the hotel’s other amenities. This is a stock Novotel, so don’t expect charm, but the rooms are clean and comfortable and the price is right for this 3-star hotel in Paris.
2 rue Hector Malot
Metro: Gare Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon
Novotel Paris Bercy
This 5 story, 3-star hotel in Paris was built in 1987. Totally renovated, the new rooms boast air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini bar, satellite and cable color TV, phone with voice mail, WiFi Wireless Internet access and up-to-date bathrooms. Situated in the new district of east Paris near Bercy Village opposite to the Paris Bercy Sports Center (POPB) the Novotel Paris Bercy hotel is an 8 minute walk from Gare de Lyon station and 8 min by metro (line 14) from the center of Paris.
Rue de Bercy
The 13th Arrondissement centers on the Place d’ Italie and borders the Latin Quarter
Hotel La Manufacture
57 rooms and suites
Located near the Place d’Italie on the southeast edge of the city, this Left Bank hotel in Paris takes its name from the neighboring factory that has produced Gobelins tapestries since the 17th century. Rooms are equipped with telephone, air-conditioning and satellite television. The spacious bathrooms are decorated in immaculate white and contain bath or shower, hair-dryer. For families, there are 8 connecting rooms each with their own individual bathroom.
8 rue Philippe de Champagne
Metro: Place d’Italie and Les Gobelins
Although largely residential, the 14th arrondissement is best known for Montparnasse (both the station and the towering skyscraper Tour Montparnasse, the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris. The Cité Universitaire is also found in this district traditionally known for lively cafés and restaurants around the Boulevard du Montparnasse and the rue Daguerre.
L’Atelier Montparnasse Hotel
With original art in the lobby and individually decorated rooms, L’Atelier Montparnasse Hotel is a art-lover’s retreat. Each room is decorated in bright, vivid colors with double or twin beds. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available to all guests. All rooms at the Atelier Montparnasse Hotel are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. Each offers facilities such as a mini bar, an iron and tea and coffee making facilities. For extra comfort bathrobes are also included.No smoking rooms are available. Located near the Luxembourg gardens, you will enjoy this hotel.
49, rue Vavin
Metro : Vavin or Montparnasse
46 rooms, 6 suites
This gem of a hotel offers roomy, comfortable rooms that combine the refinement of antique furniture, old mirrors and quality fabrics and spotless bathrooms. For a special treat, request a guest room with a fireplace and exposed beams. The rooms all have air conditioning, hair dryers, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, satellite TV with international channels and double glazed windows for soundproofing. The Lenox-Montparnasse is located near the Luxembourg Gardens, and just steps from the well-known brasseries Dome and La Coupole. We highly recommend this Left Bank hotel in Paris for its charm and service.
15 rue Delambre
Metro: Sevres-Babylone, Vavin
The 15th arrondisement is the largest arrondissement of central Paris. It is a quiet, upscale neighborhood.
Eiffel Seine Hotel
The Eiffel Seine Hotel located close to the Eiffel Tower and near the Champ de Mars and Trocadero. Guest rooms feature contemporary furniture, with minibars, complimentary Internet access, cable television and in-room safes. The friendly, multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer sightseeing advice and make every effort to make your stay comfortable.
3 rue Grenelle
Metro: Emile Zola, Cambronne
The 16th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, hosts the famous Avenue Foch which is the widest street in Paris. This arrondissement contains a large number of international embassies as well as the wealthy residential districts of Auteuil and Passy.
Hotel Elysées Union
Located in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Paris, nearby Etoile and Champs-Elysees, this fine 3-star hotel in Paris offers fully equipped guest rooms, and for your relaxation, a private bar, lounge, and private garden.
44 rue Hamelin
Hotel du Bois
Guest rooms have been recently refurbished and carefully decorated; with each boasting a mini bar, cable TV, a personal safe and telephone with a wake-up service. Every bathroom has a hairdryer and guest products. Triple rooms are available. This is a wonderful 3 star hotel for the price. It is in a good location and offers a great value.
11, rue du Dôme
Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile
Eiffel – Kennedy Hotel
The Eiffel – Kennedy Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free wireless internet access. Each includes a flat-screen TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. The hotel has a concierge, a lift and a 24 hour reception. The staff is extremely helpful and polite. You will love this little gem just steps from the Eiffel tower.
12 Rue De Boulainvilliers
RER: Avenue du President Kennedy
The 17th Arrondissement is not a typical tourist area, but is in close proximity to the 8th Arrondissement and therefore close to the Champs Elysees and the grand department stores of that lovely area.
A small, cheerfully decorated hotel, just one block from Parc Monceau, with a charming bar and warm service. From the standard rooms to the duplex suite with its private terrace, you will find the same attention to your comfort. Ceramic-tiled bathrooms, and the most modern equipment including air-conditioning, mini-bar, cable TV, Internet connection, hair-dryer are available in every room. We recommend this charming central Paris hotel.
18 rue Leon Jost
The 18th arrondissement is best known as Montmartre, which was the center of the of a flourishing artist community from around 1907 to 1914. Picasso, Dali, Duchamp, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others lived and worked here. The 18th is also the home of a thriving ethnic community in the east and a seedy red-light district along Boulevard de Clichy near Place Pigalle.
Hotel la Squara
Just a stone’s throw from the Blanch metro stop and the Moulin Rouge, the la Squara Hotel offers a personal and warm welcome .The rooms at the Hotel Squara are decorated in a lush red and purple theme and are well-appointed, providing all the essential amenities including a safe, and TV with cable/satellite channels.
3 Rue Lepic
The 19th arrondissement is not a typical tourist area. It hosts the public park of the Buttes Chaumont. It also hosts the Parc de la Villette encompassing the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, which is an exhibition center dedicated to sciences and industry.
Holiday Inn Express Paris Canal La Villette
Located on the La Villette canal with canal-views from many of the rooms, this modern hotel offers excellent pricing and up-to-date decor. The contemporary architecture and modern comforts of this Holiday Inn Express are integrated into the environment of La Villette. In-room Coffee/Tea Maker, air conditioning and high-speed internet access are extras that you will enjoy. This is a good value.
68 Quai De La Seine
Metro: Crimee, Riquet
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com