10 Best Cheap Hotels in Paris, According to Hotels.com
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So you’ve booked your flight to Paris. Soon you’ll be strolling the boulevards, baguette in hand, marveling at the glittering lights against a cobalt sky. Or, perhaps you’ll be sitting outside sipping a café au lait and watching swarms of chic city slickers walk by with iconic Haussmann-style architecture in the background. Paris, a dream destination for many, burns bright in the imagination. What you don’t need Paris to set ablaze is your wallet. That’s why we turned to Hotels.com to show us the City of Lights’ best, most affordable hotel accommodations, so you can continue to dream without budget constraints dragging you back to reality.
To start, Hotels.com calculated the average nightly rate for stays at all Parisian properties with at least an eight out of 10 rating, which came to $171 per night. They then broke it down further, selecting 10 properties that charge less than the average rate, and have also received their Loved by Guests Award for 2020. These are those 10 properties.
1. Hôtel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
On a peaceful street around the corner from the Jardin du Luxembourg, one of Paris’ fabulously manicured gardens, this pleasant little hotel in the 6th Arrondissement (for the uninitiated, arrondissements are neighborhoods) once provided water for the whole neighborhood via an authentic well that you can find in the breakfast room. Now, it provides guests with an affordable place to stay on the southern side of the Seine, within easy walking distance of many popular attractions, such as the Pantheon and Île de la Cité, the river island where both the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle are located.
To book: hotels.com, from $169 per night
2. Okko Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
This sleek and modern hotel offers complimentary breakfast and an evening aperitivo with ample meats and cheeses, Italian antipasti, local beers, and small-batch wines. It’s also close to the perennially hip banks of Canal Saint-Martin and Metro lines 4, 5, and 7 for easy city sightseeing. But the biggest selling point is probably its proximity to Gare de l’Est, one of the city’s main high-speed train hubs and a gateway to other fun and accessible destinations in France and Europe.
To book: hotels.com, from $167 per night
3. Hotel Residence Foch
If you’re looking for a quiet stay, this charming and colorful hotel is located in the west of Paris in a particularly calm residential neighborhood near the massive Bois de Boulogne public park. If you also happen to be a business traveler, the convention center at Palais des Congrès de Paris is a 12-minute walk away.
To book: hotels.com, from $165 per night
4. Hôtel Villa Lafayette Paris IX
This functional yet upscale hotel with a romantic vibe is removed from the main tourist areas, but not too far that visitors can’t walk to destinations of interest, like the Montmartre neighborhood and Opéra Garnier.
To book: hotels.com, from $163 per night
5. New Orient Hôtel
With 24/7 reception, a concierge service to help you make plans around town, and easily arranged transfers to train stations and airports, the cozy and cute New Orient Hôtel might feel like it’s beyond your budget, but the accessible room rate certainly says otherwise.
To book: hotels.com, from $160 per night
6. Hôtel des Arts Montmartre
Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood was an epicenter of Belle Époque art; many famous painters such as Modigliani, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec lived and worked in studios along its cobblestoned streets. This hotel, which has existed since 1901, hosted plenty of painters from around the world who came to capture aspects of the neighborhood, like the Moulin Rouge, which is conveniently around the corner. In celebration of that pedigree, this fully modernized hotel now displays the work of contemporary artists.
To book: hotels.com, from $158 per night
7. Les Tournelles
Located in a building that dates back to the 17th century, this romantic hotel in the fashionable Le Marais district was home of the 1st Duke of Bedford, a former regent of France. So, even if you’re not a monarchical ruler, you can certainly sleep like one. And drink like one, too — this place comes complete with a bar and lounge.
To book: hotels.com, from $153 per night
8. Hôtel Océanic
Not far from iconic attractions like Opéra Garnier and the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, Hôtel Océanic, with its larger-than-average rooms, stands out for its ability to comfortably accommodate families and groups of friends. Though the hotel is not quite located in the thick of the tourist districts, restaurants and supermarkets abound in this area, as do train stations. Bustling commuter hub Gare Saint-Lazare or Saint-Augustin metro are sure to get you anywhere you want to go.
To book: hotels.com, from $151 per night
9. Hotel Saint-Louis Pigalle
“Affordable” doesn’t always just apply to a room rate, but also to added value. At this hotel located in the Pigalle neighborhood, for example, you’ll get 10 percent off the breakfast rate for every three nights booked. That means discounted pastries from Miss Manon bakery. And if you book for five nights or more, you’ll be entitled to a one-way trip with the hotel’s private shuttle from all airports and train stations.
To book: hotels.com, from $146 per night
10. Hôtel La Perle
There are two especially great aspects of this quintessentially Parisian hotel: the location and the fabulous open-air courtyard patio. The former makes visiting all of the attractions along the Seine, like Musée d’Orsay and Notre-Dame, a breeze, while the latter is the perfect place to enjoy a calm breakfast before seeing all of those sights (you’ll still have to walk a bit — this is Paris, after all).
To book: hotels.com, from $144 per night