Luxury hotels in
Paris hotels for special occasions
If your trip is to mark a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, there
of very luxurious hotels in
Paris. Among the top five-star hotels in the city are seven renowned
"Palace hotels", the most famous of which are the Crillon,
on the Place de la Concorde, between the Louvre and the Champs Elysées;
the Hotel Fouquet's, the Plaza-Athénée,
and the Meurice.
Or try the Hotel Marignan-Champs-Elysées
(photo above), one of several luxury hotels just off the Champs
These are the Paris hotels where you may rub shoulders with
and the famous of this world.
Then, a bit more affordable, are the
four-star hotels belonging to the major chains such as Accor,
brands, which each have a
number of outlets in Paris
and the surrounding area. Many of the best hotels are situated in the
chic quarters, close to the Champs Elysées or
to the Eiffel tower.
But there is a large choice of luxury hotels all over Paris.
(four and three star):
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There is a massive choice of four and three-star hotels
in Paris, so
your hotel is really first a matter of determining which district or quarter of
you want to stay in, then selecting the place that best meets your
requirements; you can choose from hundreds of independent
establishments, or from the three or four star hotels run by the
chains, such as Novotel
and Mercure or
Kyriad Prestige brands.
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hotels in Paris
There are hundreds of budget hotels in Paris and in the
if you want to book on line with major French chains, check
the Ibis (two
or three star), or the Formule 1
chains. The general rule is that the further you get from
the expensive quarters of central Paris, the cheaper budget hotel rates
will be. In the central area, modern budget chain hotels are generally
in the range of 55 Euros to 100 €uros a night for a double
depending on location and amenities. In the suburbs, double rooms in
modern budget chains start at about 45 Euros, three star
can be found from 80 €.. Note that if a hotel in Paris offers
cheap prices, there is probably a reason; there are still a few cheap
backpacker hotels in Paris, but if you want to stay in a tourist area,
do not expect too much from places offering rooms at less
€ a night in 2014, don't expect too much in the way
amenities, and don't be surprised - with independent hotels - if the
furniture is fairly basic and not too new.
your budget hotel in Paris:
There is a good choice of hostels in Paris, including students hostels
attached to universities, traditional Youth Hostels belonging to the
French Youth Hostel federation (website,
in French), and other
budget hotels offering hostel type accommodation.
Rent a studio or an apartment from one night upwards - your own home in
Paris in a fully serviced residence. Check out the choice of apartment hotels in Paris
including Adagio, Citadines,
Onefinestay and other brands.
to stay in Paris :
One way or another, it is useful to weigh up the pros and
staying in central Paris, or staying further out from the center, or
even in the suburbs.
you want to stay close to the main tourist attractions, check out our map
of selected Paris hotels.
This offers a choice of places to stay, from mid-range to
that are conveniently located near the main tourist attractions. Choose
hotels in the 1st, 2nd or the 8th arondissement (quarter, district) to
be close to the Louvre,
Elysées, Grand Palais, etc; choose a hotel in
arondissement to be near the
Tower or the Invalides.
Prefer the 4th, 5th or 6th arondissements if you want to be near the
heart of the old city of
and the Latin Quarter.
Visit Independent-hotels.info for a choice of small independent hotels in Paris
staying in Paris: access,
time. If you are only in Paris for a short break, staying centrally
will allow you to spend more time seeing and doing things, and less
time in trains, buses or taxis.
hotels near the tourist areas are generally quite expensive; cheaper
hotels are often in less attractive areas of the city, far from the
tourist sights and attractions, or else on the edge. And if you come to
Paris by car, parking will be a major extra cost.
outside Paris: hotels in the suburbs
A short and varied list of well-reviewed small independent
parking, and close to train stations (mostly within walking distance)
be found on the iHi Hotels
travellers visiting France by car, and taking in Paris as part of a
hotel accommodation outside
of Paris, with on site parking, is often preferable to
into the city center, where many hotels do not have parking facilities
- specially hotels in lower price categories.
observations on hotels on the outskirts of Paris.
hotels tend to be cheaper, and rooms may be bigger. If you
a hotel that is near a train station, access to central Paris can be
relatively easy and quick.
If you are
planning a visit to Versailles, you'd do well to take a hotel in the
suburbs to the southwest of Paris, or in Versailles
itself. If you are planning to visit
Paris, located in the outer suburbs at Marne la
Vallée, then a hotel on the eastern side of Paris
useful. click for a choice of hotels at or near Marne
check that the cheaper room cost is not offset by the extra travelling
costs - though remember that it is advisable not to take your car into
town. Also, if you stay in the suburbs, you'll have less time to enjoy
Paris by night.
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