Best Paris 3-Star and Budget Hotels – by Arrondissement

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.

 Paris Arrondissement Map

1st Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

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

Hotel Thérèse 
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
Metro: Pyramides

Budget Hotels

Hotel Prince Albert louvre 
30 rooms
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

3rd Arrondisement

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

Hotel GeorgetteHotel Georgette
19 Rooms
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

Budget Hotels

Le Relais du MaraisLe Relais du Marais
38 Rooms
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
Metro: Republique

4th Arrondissement

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).

3-Star Hotels 

Hotel de Lutece

23 rooms
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
Metro: Pont-Marie

Caron de BeaumarchaisCaron de Beaumarchais
19 rooms
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

Budget Hotels

Pratic Hotel
23 rooms
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 

5th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Hotel D'Albe St MichelHotel D’Albe St Michel 
45 rooms
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
Metro: Luxembourg

Hotel Henri IV Rive Gauche
23 rooms
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 

Hotel St. ChristopheSaint Christophe
31 rooms
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
Metro: Monge

Budget Hotels

Hotel Cujas Pantheon
48 Rooms
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

Hotel Cartofftel GobelinsHotel Garance 
23 rooms
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
Metro: Gobelins

6th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels 

Hotel Saint-Paul Rive GaucheHotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche
31 rooms
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
RER: Luxembourg

Hotel La PerleHotel La Perle
38 rooms
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 VIHotel Edouard VI Latin Quarter

50 rooms
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

Aramis Saint-GermainAramis Saint-Germain
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

Budget Hotels

Hotel Le ClementHotel le Clément
28 rooms
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
Metro: Mabilon

7th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels 

Hotel Jardins d'EiffelHotel Jardins d’Eiffel
80 rooms
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
Hotel de Latour Maubourg17 rooms
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

8th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Hotel Newton OperaHotel Newton Opera
31 rooms
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'ArcadeHotel 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
Metro: Madeleine 

9th Arrondissement

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

Opera CadetOpera Cadet 
48 rooms
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
Metro: Cadet

Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grands BoulevardsHoliday Inn Paris Opera Grands Boulevards
121 rooms
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

10th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Le Citizen Hotel
12 rooms
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

11th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Best Western Marais BastilleBest Western Marais Bastille
36 rooms
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

Budget Hotels

Ibis Paris Bastille OperaIbis Paris Bastille Opera
305 rooms
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

12th Arrondissement

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 Gare de LyonCitadines Bastille Apartments
97 rooms
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
Novotel Paris Gare De Lyon253 rooms
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 BercyNovotel Paris Bercy
151 rooms
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
Metro: Bercy

13th Arrondissement

The 13th Arrondissement centers on the Place d’ Italie and borders the Latin Quarter

3-Star Hotels

Hotel La ManufactureHotel 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

14th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

L'Atelier MontparnasseL’Atelier Montparnasse Hotel
40 Rooms
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

15th Arrondissement

The 15th arrondisement is the largest arrondissement of central Paris. It is a quiet, upscale neighborhood.

3-Star Hotels

Eiffel Seine HotelEiffel Seine Hotel
45 Rooms
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 

16th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Hotel Elysees UnionHotel Elysées Union
40 rooms
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
Metro: Boissière

Hotel Du BoisHotel du Bois
41 rooms
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 HotelEiffel – Kennedy Hotel
30 Rooms
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
Metro: Boulainvilliers
RER: Avenue du President Kennedy

17th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Astruc ElyseesAstruc Elysees
18 rooms
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
Metro: Courcelles

18th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Hotel la SquaraHotel la Squara
19 Rooms
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
Metro: Blanche

19th Arrondissement

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.

3-Star Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Paris Canal La Villette 
182 rooms
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

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  1. Mario says

    Hi, we would be visiting Paris in August and thinking of staying in the 9th arrondissement or the 15th, would like to know which place would be better as we like to visit Disney, the Eiffel Tower, Nore Dame cathedral, Sainte Chapelle? We are travelling with kids below 6.

  2. says

    Both arrondissements are fine, and you can get everywhere with the Metro. (You will need to take the RER to Disney, or buy a package.) Check with the Paris Tourist office for ideas.
    If you plan to go to the Eiffel Tower, buy your tickets online in advance, so you won’t have to stand in line.
    One thing that I like to recommend for families with children is a visit to the Luxembourg gardens. (Near the 15th arr) Terrific for children to play with the small boats which keeps them occupied for some time.They also have pony rides and puppet shows and absolutely lovely surroundings with lots of room to run and play.

  3. Mario says

    Thanks very much Terri for your valuable tips. Will definitely try and visit the gardens. Also, any idea which airport is closer to the 15th Arron….. CDG or Orly?

  4. Ursula says

    Hi. Many thanks for the information on your site. I have never been to France and must say I am quite lost. We are travelling to France on 20th of August for six days. I am torn between staying in Montmartre or Le Marais. I have been advised that Montmartre can be a little unsafe. I am also seeking self catering accommodation as opposed to a hotel. My husband and I are in our fifties so please could you assist with advise on which area to stay. We are happy to walk and take the local transport but would like areas that are safe at night.
    Many thanks

  5. says

    Hi Ursula, I think that the Marais is a lovely area in Paris. I agree that there are area in Montmartre that I would avoid. Self-catering is an excellent idea, and I think you will find a lot of options in August. Don’t be afraid to look at areas such as the 14th arr. It is a very nice area with lots of restaurants and places to stay.
    Have you read this post?

    I also recommend you look at this link:,4&scroll=125&HotelID=1208304&mapState=expanded%3D0

    or for ideas.


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