Planning to stay at a 5-star hotel in the heart of Paris? Check our photos and experience below and you might book a night or two! If you are looking for chic and affordable hotels, you could also consider the different accommodations we tried around Paris. Whether it’s the excellent customer service, overall experience or the convenience of the location, these accommodations are highly recommended! If you’re planning a trip to Paris and haven’t booked your rooms yet, this short list of accommodations could help you choose where to stay in Paris.
First things first, I hope you’re reading this months before your trip. Accommodations get easily sold out in Paris especially on peak seasons. Second, we booked most of our accommodations through Booking.com. This is where we found most of the best accommodation deals. They also price match! Check every now and then for new room deals. Lastly, rooms in Paris are relatively small but if you prefer a more comfortable and luxurious stay in Paris, there are also expensive options.
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Being one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome didn’t disappoint. Our stay in this 5-star hotel was beyond expectation. The hotel is stylish and elegant. Customer service was nothing less than exceptional. We were warmly welcomed by all personnel and was escorted to check in. They assisted us with our bags and even gave us a suite upgrade! ♥ Its location is excellent for sightseeing and shopping. *If you are traveling with your dog, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is pet-friendly and has pet-friendly amenities.
We were ushered to our Park Deluxe Suite where we first saw the spacious bedroom with the luxurious king-size bed. On the other side of the room was the door to the suite’s bathroom. The bathroom had a walk-in closet, two sinks, a tub, rain shower, and heated floor. The hotel also provided exclusive bath amenities by Christophe Laudamiel, bathrobes, and slippers.
We loved the classic design of the suite. It was cozy, elegant and updated. We were surprised by the size of the room. It is definitely larger than the standard room size in Paris. Come to think of it, the size of the bathroom is comparable to the standard room size in Paris!
Making our stay even more enjoyable was the complimentary welcome gift waiting for us in our suite. The welcome gift included a plate of beautiful French macarons and a bottle of champagne.
Breakfast buffet was served the next morning at SENS. It has a wide selection of fresh croissants, deli meat, smoked salmon, fresh fruits, and variety of cheese.
Located in the heart of Paris, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is next to the historic Place Vendome and a 2-minute walk from the Opera Garnier. Its area, 2nd arr., is excellent for shopping at lavish brands or for sightseeing of some of the city’s beautiful architecture and history.
Address: 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
Nearest Metro: Opera (4-min walk)
Place Vendome, Opera Garnier, Orangerie Museum, Tuileries Garden, Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou, Palais Royal, Musee d’Orsay, Pont des Arts, Grand Palais
Rolex, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Champs-Elysees, Avenue Montaigne, Boulevard Haussmann for Printemps and Galaries Lafayette Haussmann department stores
Dine at the Michelin-starred Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette located in the hotel! Have some desserts at Ladurée and Pierre Hermé and tea time at Angelina. For dinner, try Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie or the historic Bouillon Chartier.
What this boutique hotel lacked in space, it made up for in its charming design. Hotel Mayet has a great central location in the 6th arr. and it is only a 2-min walk from the nearest Metro Station. Given its excellent location, Hotel Mayet has reasonable rates. The staff was also friendly and helpful in suggesting places to visit. This hotel has a lift fit for 2-3 people with just enough space for one luggage.
We heard that rooms in Paris are usually small and our room was exactly like that. But then again, euros 115/night in this location is a good deal. Despite its tiny size, the room was still comfortable and cozy. Decorated with unique pieces for wall art, the room had a fun and chic vibe. It has the basic amenities except for a closet. It also comes with free WIFI, hairdryer, AC and heater, safety deposit box, and cable TV. The bathroom was clean, bright and modern.
Hotel Mayet is located in the 6th arr. commonly referred to as Saint Germain des Pres. It is a popular and lively arrondissement. There are many quaint shops, cafés, bakeries, bars, and restaurants in this area. This an excellent area for those who love art, culture and food.
Address: 3 Rue Mayet, 75006 Paris, France
Nearest Metro: Duroc (2-min walk)
Saint-Germain des Pres neighborhood, Montparnasse Tower, Luxembourg Gardens, Musee du Lexumbourg, Odeon Theater, Église Saint-Sulpice, Musée d’Orsay, Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Fontaine Saint-Michel, Louvre Museum, Sainte-Chapelle, Notre-Dame Cathedral
Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Le Bon Marché
Stop by at the two renowned cafés in Saint Germain des Pres – Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. Les Deux Magots is famous for its loyal classic literary and intellectual customers from the past such as Hemingway and Picasso. Café de Flore is one of the oldest cafés in Paris.
Aside from the number of cafés and bakeries, there are also some supermarkets close to the hotel including a gourmet grocery store called La Grande Epicerie de Paris. If you love cheese, visit Fromagerie Quatrehomme.
For other good dining options in the 6th arr., check La Crêperie de Josselin, L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer, Eggs & Co., Restaurant Guy Savoy. 6th arr. also has Pierre Hermé and Ladurée in the area.
We found this hotel’s location convenient for commuting since it is only a block away from the nearest metro station. We were able to book this hotel for €80/night, thanks to the Booking.com promo that was available at that time! For the cheap price, this hotel is a good choice if you are not particular in having a large room with a view. It has an elevator, a 24-hour front desk, and a parking.
The staff were also friendly and helpful. We arrived earlier than expected and they offered to store our bags while we tour the city.
Staying true to the typical Parisian room size, our standard double room was small. Aside from the size, which did not come as a surprise anymore, everything was great. The room and the bathroom were nice, clean and well-maintained. The room had a desk, a closet, and charging stations on both sides of the bed.
Located at the 11th arr., Hotel ibis Paris Bastille Faubourg St Antoine is close to some museums and monuments. There are also lots of bakeries, crêperies, restaurants, and pubs in the area.
Address: 13 Rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris, France
Nearest Metro: Ledru-Rollin (4-min. walk)
Place de la Bastille, Coulée Verte René-Dumont (a railway turned into a linear park), Picasso National Museum, Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée (world-class fossil and skeleton museum), Cinémathèque Française (popular film museum with screenings), National Museum of Natural History
More than the convenience and very affordable rates, we enjoyed staying at this hotel mainly because of the food nearby. There are several bakeries, patisseries, and crêperies in the neighborhood and although there are many of these around Paris, two of our favorites are from this neighborhood – Blé Sucré, a well-deserved famous patisserie, and O’Crousty, a small crêperie serving scrumptious crêpes.
Unlike the previous hotels, Courtyard Paris Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport Hotel is far from the city center but it is close to the CDG airport. It takes around 1 hour to commute from CDG airport to the city center, that is, if you don’t get lost or miss the train. If you have an early morning flight, it is practical to stay at this hotel the night before your flight.
Courtyard Paris Roissy CDG Airport Hotel also offers free shuttle service to its guests. Just make sure that you don’t miss the last shuttle if you plan to leave the city center late on your last day in Paris.
The room was beautiful, bright, modern and clean. It was very spacious and comfortable to sleep in. The bathroom was equally nice.
This hotel is located in an isolated area. Activities outside the hotel are limited and it’s difficult to go there if you don’t ride the shuttle or get a taxi.
Address: Charles de Gaulle Airport, Rue de la Chapelle, 77990 Le Mesnil-Amelot, France
Oxygen Plain Recreation Center (for kids)
The hotel has its own restaurant and there are several restaurants more than 1km away from the hotel.
As I have mentioned in 15 Untold Tips for Tourists Visiting Paris, the location of your accommodation matters because each arrondissement or area in Paris has its own vibe. But, in terms of the convenience of exploring the city, we didn’t experience any noticeable difference whether we stayed at the 6th arr. or the 2nd arr. We chose accommodations that are near Metro stations so we were able to go around Paris easily. Except, of course, for the Courtyard Paris Roissy CDG Airport Hotel since we had an early return flight. Make sure that you choose an accommodation that is close or within a short walk to a Metro station!
To give you an idea, these are some of the areas you should also consider:
1st arr. – Located at the heart of Paris, the 1st arr. exudes luxury, history, and culture. It is located near famous landmarks such as the Louvre which makes it a great location for sightseeing. It is also a great choice for travellers interested in food and shopping. Accommodations in this arrondissement are relatively more expensive.
Attractions: The Louvre, Le Palais Royal, Jardin des Tuileries
3rd arr. and 4th arr. – Known as Le Marais, the 3rd and 4th arr. have an interesting mix of historic and trendy vibes. You will find old buildings, medieval architecture, cafés, hip boutiques, luxury shops, bars, and restaurants. If you are interested in art, culture and food, you should look into the accommodations in this area.
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