A room at the Hotel du Quai Voltaire, Paris
The Hotel du Quai Voltaire offers across the Seine to the Louvre and double rooms from €130.

My favorite 15 hotels in Paris, from budget to splurge

Note: As with everything else on this site, the stars below represent how I rate the hotel, not the hotel's official category (besides; I find price ranges to be a better indication of category).

A room at the Hotel Jue de Paume, Paris★★★ Hôtel du Jeu de Paume [€€€€€] - Built in 1634 as a Jeu de Paume court (a precursor of tennis), this hotel on the Île Saint-Louis is a successful marriage of 17th century wood beams and plaster with 20th century burnished steel and glass... » book » more

A room at the Pavillon de la Reine★★★ Pavillon de la Reine [€€€€€] - Shop-lined, arcaded place des Vogues in the Marais district has lately regained its 17th century status as one of Paris's most elegant squares, and the "Queen's Pavilion" lives up to its place at the head of the square, an elegant luxury hotel like a country castle in the city ... » book » more

★★★ Le Relais Christine [€€€€€] - Passing through the cobbled courtyard to enter this early 17th century building in the St-Germain district you feel less like you're checking into a hotel and more like the baron and baroness arriving at your own country manor house, with its heavy wood balustrade on the stairs and antiques filling the foyer... » book » more

A room at the Hotel Raphael, Paris★★★ Hotel Raphael [€€€€€] - This 1925 townhouse near the Étoile is the luxiry hotel of Paris, with a clubby atmosphere from the dark wood and original Aubusson carpets of the entry hall to plush velvet chairs in the "English Bar"... » book » more

A room at the Hotel de la Bretonnerie, Paris★★ Hotel de la Bretonnerie [€€€–€€€€] - The Sagot family keeps a cozy, friendly Marais hotel where each room is done in a classic French style but with a unique decor, from Empire divans or Louis XIII chairs to Napoleon III tables... » book » more

A room at the Hotel d'Angleterre, Paris★★ Hôtel d'Angleterre [€€€€] - The high beamed ceilings of this 18th century Breton-style inn in the Saint-Germain district offer a slice of U.S. history—when this was the British Embassy in 1783, the English finally signed the papers here recognizing American independence... » book » more

A room at the Hotel de Lutece, Paris★★ Hôtel de Lutèce [€€€–€€€€] - The large, comfy rooms of the refined Hotel Lutèce occupy a converted 17th-century house on the Île St-Louis, a residential island in the Seine just a five-minute stroll from Notre Dame on the next island over... » book » more

A room at L'Hotel, Paris★★ L'Hôtel [€€€€] - This quirkily chic hotel in the St-Germain district repalces the flop house where Oscar Wilde died in 1900. (His parting words were, "Either this wallpaper goes or I do.") Today, the actor/owner of L'Hotel has arranged the whole thing as a kind of funky velvet and pink marble monument to curves... » book » more

A room at the Hotel Montalembert, Paris★★ Montalembert [€€€€€] - If the excessive 17th century styling of most refined Parisian hotels is too much for your modern sensibilities, try the Montalembert near the Musée d'Orsay. It has been overhauled with a unique feel for both contemporary design, Art Deco fashion, and French tradition... » book » more

A room at the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais, Paris★★ Caron de Beaumarchais [€€€] - The rooms of Étienne and son Alain Bigeard's small hotel befit an 18th century Marais townhouse, and the reception area looks like a salon of 200 years past, with its Louis XVI fireplace, spinet, wafting classical music, antique card table on one corner, and garden statuette in the other... » book » more

A room at the Timhôtel Le Louvre, Paris Timhôtel Le Louvre [€€€] - The best thing about this servicable chain hotel is that it's just two blocks from the Louvre, bang in the center of Paris and with rates well under €150... » book » more

A room at the Hotel du Quai Voltaire, Paris Hotel Du Quai Voltaire [€€€–€€€€] - This is a classically styled Parisian budget hotel with a million-Euro view—many rooms have tiny balconies that overlook the Seine River to the Louvre just across the way... » book » more

Camping Bois de Boulogne, Paris Camping Bois de Boulogne [€] - Yes, you can camp in Paris itself. Not only that, you can get a campsite overlooking the Seine River in the midst of the vast, forest-like Bois du Boulogne city park.... » book » more

A room at the Hotel Jeanne d'Arc, ParisHotel Jeanne d'Arc [€€–€€€] - This budget hotel in the Marais district sort of reminds me of Grandma's guest room, with Sears & Roebuck furnishings, fresh carpeting, and fabric on the walls... » book » more

A room at the Hotel Port Royal, ParisPort-Royal Hotel [€€] - Although this cheap hotel is on the far edge of the Latin Quarter, the Métro stop down the block keeps you just a few minutes from the city's center. The incredible rates come with surprisingly nice, if often smallish, rooms, some with private bath... » book » more

More excellent Paris hotels

In Montmartre
Hotel 29 Lepic [€€€]
Le Relais Montmartre [€€€–€€€€]
Résidence Blanche [€€]
Hôtel Lumières [€€]
Le Regent Hostel Montmartre [€–€€]

Left Bank/Eiffel
Hôtel des Grands Hommes Panthéon [€€€]
Hôtel Palais De Chaillot [€€€]
Louis II [€€€–€€€€]
Hotel d'Orsay [€€€]

Right Bank
Hôtel Du Prince Eugène [€€€]
Vintage Hostel [€–€€]




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