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10 Best Places to Stay in Paris

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Want to know the best places to stay in Paris? Paris is a city loved by many for its culture and class, iconic sites, great food and fashion.

It is also a massive city, with an endless number of places to stay in Paris if visiting. With so much to see and do in Paris, you want to be close to the action.

Best Paris Accommodation


Thankfully Paris has an exceptional underground rail system that will get you where you want to go pretty quick, with trains arriving every few minutes at every platform.

But it’s still nice to have plenty to see and do right outside your door. Even if you are trying to keep your Paris budget down.

With this in mind, it can be a little tricky to narrow it down to a few great choices for accommodation in the amazing “City of Love”.

To make your choice much easier, we have put together a top 10 list of places to stay in Paris and summarised why they are awesome accommodation options.


Whether you are seeking Paris accommodation close to the main attractions or looking to stay somewhere that gives you the best views of Paris at sunrise, away from the hustle and bustle, this list has somewhere for you.

There is no end to accommodation options in Paris and the budget can vary drastically. While this list focuses on the top hotels in Paris, you may also want to consider a private rental too. Airbnb can sometimes be a great option if you are travelling in a larger group or want to be fully self-contained.

Mercure Paris Terminus Nord

Located right next to the Gare Du Nord Railway Station, and in close proximity to shops, restaurants and Paris nightlife, Mercure Paris Terminus Nord provides the perfect gateway for your time in the city.

The hotel has 236 rooms with private bathroom facilities and modern, comfortable furnishings.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes
  • Best For: Single or couple travellers.
  • Highlights: Convenient access to the airport and directly opposite the Eurostar railway terminal.

Holiday Inn Paris – Gare de L’Est

Closely located to Gare Du Nord Railway Station, with shops, dining and Paris nightlife nearby. Holiday inn Paris – Gare de L’Est is popular for great views and good service, providing easy access to the city and offering quality hotel accommodation.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes, daily breakfast and a bar.
  • Best For: Couples. Some rooms have sofa beds and cribs available if needed.
  • Highlights: Convenient access to the airport and directly opposite the Eurostar railway terminal.

Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon

Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is the perfect family travel hotel in Paris, providing rooms suited for families. There is also a playground, children’s play area, an indoor pool and babysitting services, plus free wifi.

Walking distance to the nearest railway station and within walking distance to several Paris attractions such as the Louvre and only 40 minutes by train to Disneyland Paris.

Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon provides free weekend and school holiday entertainment for kids as an added bonus if travelling with kids.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes, and can arrange packed lunches for you to take with you.
  • Best For: Family travel.
  • Highlights: Facilities designed for families and children, with plenty of fun stuff to keep them happy making it one of the best places to stay in Paris with kids.

Crowne Plaza Paris Republique

Situated in central Paris, Crowne Plaza Paris Republique offers comfortable rooms, good service and plenty of on site facilities, as well as being within walking distance to points of interest.

The hotel provides rooms suitable for families, with up to two double beds, and has a gym and wifi. it is also close to several restaurants and cafes.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Family travel, couples, friends.
  • Highlights: Rooms suitable for family stays. Impressive breakfast.

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Modern and stylish accommodation, but what makes Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel one of the best places to stay in Paris is the hotel views of the Eiffel Tower. Plus there are family rooms to make it a great option for travelling with kids.

There is a restaurant to enjoy fine dining, gardens to stroll through and an on site gym, but also walking distance to many major Paris attractions.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Family travel, couples, friends.
  • Highlights: The views of the Eiffel Tower are a huge highlight!


Ibis Paris Montmartre 18eme

Ibis Paris Montmartre 18eme offers chic style accommodation, hotel dining and bar facilities, and closely located to other restaurants and cafes.

The hotel is within walking distance to the Moulin Rouge and other local attractions, with a less than 20 minute walk to the nearest railway station.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Couples, friends.
  • Highlights: Perfect place to stay if you plan on enjoying a night at the famous Moulin Rouge.

Novotel Paris Gare Montparnasse

With modern furnishings, free wifi and a playground, Novotel Paris Gare Montparnasse is a great option for family travel in Paris. it also has an on site gym for fitness junkies.

The hotel is located close to Paris Montparnasse Railway Station and within walking distance to Montparnasse Cemetery and Tour Montparnasse are within walking a distance.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Couples, family travel.
  • Highlights: One of the best places to stay in Paris with kids due to the playground and kid friendly facilities.

Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel

If it’s a hotel swimming pool or views of the stunning river Seine you are after, Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel is one of the best places to stay in Paris. The hotel is modern and contemporary in it’s design and furnishings, and offers free wifi to guests.

Not only will the swimming pool be a hit when travelling with kids, but there is also a playground. Or enjoy dining in the japanese inspired restaurant.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Couples, family travel.
  • Highlights: Views of the famous Seine river.

Hotel Concorde Montparnasse

Only a 10 minute walk from Montparnasse Railway Station, with 354 rooms that have recently been refurbished, Hotel Concorde Montparnasse offers a perfect location for enjoying the Paris nightlife of nearby clubs and pubs.

Enjoy dining and bar services at the hotel, or take hop on the train and find yourself in easy access to all the city’s great attractions, and easily one of the best places to stay in Paris if you are looking to get out and about at night.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Couples, singles, friends.
  • Highlights: Ideal location for anyone wanting to enjoy the Paris nightlife.

Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur

With 305 modern rooms and only a short walk from Moulin Rouge, Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur has both an on-site restaurant or many nearby dining options available.

Close to many popular Paris attractions, and the trendy area of Montmartre, with nightlife, tourist interest points and plenty more on offer.

  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes.
  • Best For: Couples, singles, friends.
  • Highlights: Modern and contemporary accommodation, close to nightlife.

You can find out more about each of these Paris accommodations or find other places to stay in Paris.

There is so much to see and do in Paris and thankfully the city is really easy to get around too so if you don’t have your own transport, you can easily hop on the train or a bus and get to where you want to go, without having to know the city well.

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