Best Paris Hotels for Tourists

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Paris, or a returning one who’s looking for a little luxury & romance…this article is meant to help you discover the part of town & hotel that’s best for your stay.  Or maybe you’re bringing the family for a visit to Disneyland Paris ~ do you have to stay right by Disney, or are there any hotels that shuttle you there, for instance?  We’ll answer all these questions & more in this article, on the “Best Paris Hotels for Tourists.”

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This room at Le Metroplitan Hotel are almost too good to be true, with outstanding oval windows looking at the Eiffel Tower…


Map of Great Paris Hotels

Shangri-La Paris (Romance)

Hotel Plaza Athenee (Luxury)

Le Metropolitan (Oval Windows)

Splendid Etoile (Romance)

Hotel Moliere (Budget by Museums)

Hotel Regina Louvre (Luxury)

Pullman Paris Hotel (Shuttle to Disney)

Hotel Marais Bastille (Cute Budget)

Le Senat (Budget by Luxembourg Gardens)

Overview of Best Paris Hotels for Tourists

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Want brunch in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop? Head to the Shangri-La Hotel…

  • We Want to Splurge, Be PAMPERED, & Walk to Fabulous Shops & Restaurants….!!  Stay at the Hotel Plaza Athenee ($1,886+/night), Carrie Bradshaw’s hotel in “Sex & the City,” which is a Paris landmark in its own right ~ & one that puts you right on the Champs-Elysees. Or for iconic Eiffel Tower views, check into Beyonce’s favorite Parisian hotel: Shangri-La Paris ($1,016+/night), which puts you so close to the Eiffel Tower (many rooms have balconies) that you can almost reach out & touch it…
  • We Want to be Near the Louvre & All the City’s Best Museums!  The Louvre is located right across the bridge from my favorite museum, Musee d’Orsay.  My favorite luxury option here is Hotel Regina Louvre ($375+/night).  Set right across from the Tuilerie Gardens, in easy walking distance to several museums, the Regina has LARGE rooms, which is rare in Paris…& some with Eiffel Tower views!  In the “Luxury Budget” category, the stand-out is Hotel Moliere ($184+/night).  This modern hotel boasts stylish, sound-proof rooms, espresso machines, soaking tubs, skylights, & a sauna ~ you get a lot for your money here.
  • Where are the Best Places for Families to Stay in Paris?  Easy access to Disneyland Paris is often a must for families, as this is a top attraction for those visiting with kids.  Enter: the Disney Newport Bay Club ($334+/night), which puts you on the water, just outside of Disneyland.  Or if you’d prefer to be in town: Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel ($715+/night) puts you right next to the Eiffel Tower…but also offers you a shuttle to Disneyland Paris.  Best of both worlds. 
  • We Don’t Want to Break the Bank in Paris…but Still Want a Great Location!  The aforementioned Hotel Moliere is a great option for under $200/night; its beautiful interiors don’t scream “budget” at all.  Another great option: Hotel Marais Bastille ($126+/night).  Located by Notre Dame, rooms are simple, stylish, & clean ~ if slightly on the small side.  Great for solo travelers, & a great location to walk from!  The Latin Quarter is one of Paris’ best areas for reasonable rooms: great sights here include the Pantheon & the stunning Luxembourg Gardens…one of the most beautiful places in Paris.  A stand-out hotel here is Le Senat ($174+/night), which puts you right next to the Luxembourg Gardens, & gives you chic rooms in a pretty 19th-century building.
  • What are the Most ROMANTIC Hotels in Paris with Great Views?!  The Shangri-La Paris is one of the best hotels for balconies with Eiffel Tower views, & it’s romantic enough for Beyonce & Jay-Z.  Le Splendid Etoile Hotel ($236+/night) is just two-minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, & many rooms here have UNREAL views of this classic Parisian monument.  And it lights up & twinkles at night…which adds to the romance.  Finally, Le Metropolitan Hotel ($429+/night) has some of the most interesting architectural features in the city: beautifully oval-shaped windows that frame Paris oh-so-well.  Not only do their chic rooms spell romance ~ so does their sleek spa with indoor pool & a Turkish-styled hammam.

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What could be more romantic than this image? Taken at Le Metropolitan Hotel, by This Life of Travel.

Best Paris Hotels for Romance & Pampering…

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Some say the Splendid Etoile is a business hotel. Yet to me, this view screams romance…

Check rates at the SplendidEtoile Hotel….just two minutes from the Arc de Triomphe.

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Carrie Bradshaw stayed at Hotel Plaza Athenee during the final episodes of “Sex & the City,” & it’s still one of the city’s finest hotels. Photo by HBO.

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There’s just one word to describe Hotel Plaza Athenee’s rooms: GRAND. Photo by Trip Advisor.

Check rates for your stay at celebrity-friendly Hotel Plaza Athenee.

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It doesn’t get much better than this…Photo by the Shangri-La Hotel.

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If you want Eiffel Tower views: there’s no better place to stay than the Shangri-La.

Have you ever stayed somewhere & said to yourself, ‘There’s no way I’ll stay anywhere else?’ We’ve found that hotel! What a great experience! From check-in to checkout, it was a tremendous stay. The attention to detail their staff has is the best of the best.
– Michael P.
Check rates at my top overall choice in the “City of Lights”: Shangri-La Paris.
And even if you can’t afford to stay there ~ go for brunch: it’s one of my choices for the best brunches in Paris.

Best Paris Hotels for Tourists on a Budget

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Hotel Marais Bastille has simple yet smart rooms by Notre Dame & the eclectic Latin Quarter ~ which is filled with amazing restaurants.

Check prices at the budget-friendly Hotel Marais Bastille….

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Le Senat is one of Paris’ great “secret” spots: right by the Luxembourg Gardens with great rooftop views, it’s a steal at less than $200/night.

Check prices at one of the Latin Quarter’s best-kept secrets, Le Senat….