11 Best Affordable Hotels in Paris

These Paris hotels will leave you with plenty to splurge on everything else.

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Hotel Wallace, interior stylings and exterior rooftop view. Chic design.
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Paris is a dream destination for many travelers, with enough famous landmarks, decadent desserts, and manicured parks to fill any itinerary (and camera roll). But for all its draws, the City of Lights has one major imperfection: It can be very expensive, especially if you book a stay at one of its famous $1,000-per-night grande dame hotels. 

While a night at the Ritz or Peninsula is tempting, there are actually plenty of hotels in Paris that offer charm and amenities without a hefty price tag. We rounded up some of the best accommodations under $250 per night so you can start planning your next trip now — and can start saving for Michelin-starred meals and Louvre passes.

Best Cheap Hotels in Paris of 2022

Editor’s Pick: Hôtel Wallace

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Wallace opened in late 2021, unveiling retro-chic rooms and one of the most charming rooftops in the city.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $

Notable Amenities

Rooftop sauna and hot tub, Nespresso machines, fitness center

Hotel Description

This building in the 15th Arrondissement was once home to a rather unremarkable budget hotel, but it received a cool, retro makeover and reopened as Hôtel Wallace in late 2021. The property is tucked away in a charming area filled with boutiques and markets, and the overall design makes guests feel like they’ve stumbled upon a quiet neighborhood secret. Instead of a tiny lobby, the hotel’s focal point is a plant-filled central patio and atrium wine bar — places to linger and mingle rather than just pass through.

The 45 guest rooms are minimal but cool, filled with lacquered wood headboards, fringed wall sconces, and Italian-style striped curtains. The Junior Suite affords guests views of the Eiffel Tower from a slanted window. The real star of the property, however, is the 750-square-foot roof terrace. It’s filled with plants and comfortable seating, and features a Scandinavian-style sauna and hot tub, plus views of the very top of the Eiffel Tower. It’s a dreamy place to spend an afternoon before heading down to the bar for an aperitif and small bites.

Hôtel Le Milie Rose

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Le Milie Rose is a 4-star hotel with impeccable service, a convenient location near Gare du Nord, and surprisingly low rates.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $

Notable Amenities

L’Occitane bath products, air-conditioned rooms, complimentary tea service

Hotel Description

With a prime location in the bustling, diverse 10th Arrondissement, this elegant property is easily one of the best cheap hotels in Paris. The lobby greets guests with soft lighting and exposed stonework, as well as a lounge with a fireplace, bookshelves, and ample seating. The 38 rooms are designed in soothing shades of rose, purple, and blue, and some come with small balconies overlooking Parisian rooftops.

Hôtel Le Milie Rose offers a buffet breakfast every morning, with a focus on homemade pastries and organic produce. Enjoy your spread in the pink-hued dining room or, on warmer days, outside on the flower-filled terrace. Be sure to ask the friendly staff for restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner — there are hundreds of eateries near the hotel — then wind down at the end of the day, courtesy of lavender spritzes on your pillow.

Hôtel Moderniste

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Moderniste boasts avant-garde decor and 1920s artwork, making it a great, affordable option for fans of Parisian modernism.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary madeleines and hot drinks, free breakfast for children, L’Occitane bath products

Hotel Description

Situated on a quiet street in the 15th Arrondissement, Hôtel Moderniste features clean lines and avant-garde decor that make it feel as modernist as its name suggests. The design was modeled after the works of Le Corbusier, and the artwork and coffee-table books scattered throughout the space pay further homage to French designers of the 1930s. The glass-walled lounge, which serves breakfast in the morning and drinks at night, is particularly artsy, with a collection of colorful vintage posters.

The same aesthetic extends to the 40 guest rooms, which have white walls decorated with illustrations from Rob Mallet-Stevens’ 1922 book “Une Cité Moderne.” Rooms vary in size, but all come with air-conditioning, minibars, and en suite bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence products and rain showers. A French-style buffet breakfast is served every morning (children under 10 eat free), while complimentary madeleines, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are served in the winter garden each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hôtel Saint-Marc

Why We Chose It

With a stellar location and luxe amenities, Hôtel Saint-Marc feels far more expensive than it actually is.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Indoor pool and hammam, smart TVs, complimentary tea and coffee

Hotel Description

This four-star hotel in the heart of the Second Arrondissement has everything going for it: luxurious decor, spacious rooms, and even a wellness area with a hammam and indoor pool. Its guests can also walk to Parisian hot spots like the Palais Garnier and Louvre in under 15 minutes. While the building was erected in the 18th century, the colorful interiors are pure Art Deco, with powder pink walls, funky patterned curtains, and rich velvet furnishings.

Hôtel Saint-Marc’s 25 guest rooms and one suite are quite spacious (especially by Parisian standards) and come in six different color schemes, ranging from mustard yellow to bright red. All rooms are equipped with minibars, smart TVs, and air-conditioning, while deluxe rooms come with extra perks like Nespresso machines and heated bathroom floors. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet every morning, as well as a full room service menu during select hours. On sunny afternoons, enjoy complimentary sweets and coffee or tea on the tree-covered patio.

Hôtel Monsieur Aristide

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Monsieur Aristide is a quiet hideaway with flea-market furniture and a bohemian vibe that perfectly matches its Montmartre surroundings.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Pet-friendly rooms, Grown Alchemist bath products, laundry service

Hotel Description

Just a five-minute walk from the Moulin Rouge, Hôtel Monsieur Aristide is as artsy and bohemian as its surrounding neighborhood. Housed in a 19th-century building, the hotel has 25 rooms and suites that are filled with flea-market furniture. Some rooms overlook a “secret” garden, while the upper-level duplex suite offers views of Montmartre’s famously charming rooftops.

While the rooms are all gorgeous, the star of the hotel is undoubtedly the central patio and garden, where guests can sip coffee and maybe even play a musical instrument or two amid the greenery. The in-house restaurant, Café Aristide, serves a daily breakfast buffet and weekend brunches, plus a Mediterranean dinner menu six nights per week. Be sure to try one of the craft cocktails at the bar, which are infused with everything from saffron to flower petals.

La Maison Favart

Why We Chose It

La Maison Favart is a theatrical hotel filled with eclectic furniture and colorful wallpaper, plus a wellness center with a relaxation pool, a rare find for a stay this inexpensive.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $

Notable Amenities

Indoor pool and sauna, fitness center, laundry service

Hotel Description

La Maison Favart is all about drama, which makes sense, given its location directly opposite the Opéra Comique. (The hotel was named after the theater’s former director, Charles-Simon Favart). The lobby features an eclectic mix of gallery walls, classical columns, and antique knickknacks, while the 39 rooms all feature different color schemes and bold wallpapers.

Unusual for a hotel with such low rates, La Maison Favart also has a wellness center. The space has an indoor relaxation pool with a waterfall, a sauna, a massage waterbed, and a small fitness room. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet as part of their stay, and can help themselves to an honesty bar in the lobby and room service from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Chouchou

Why We Chose It

Chouchou is a fun option in the Ninth Arrondissement, with a food hall-style restaurant and private hot tubs.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Restaurant and bar, live concerts, spa cabins with hot tubs and sensory showers

Hotel Description

Chouchou opened in the fall of 2020, and it quickly cemented itself as one of the coolest hangout spots in the Ninth Arrondissement. At first glance, you may not even know it’s a hotel; locals flock here to dine in the food hall-style market or catch live shows (and a few cocktails) in Bar Guinguette. The Food Market is really worth checking out even if you don’t book a room, with stands selling everything from oysters and sausage to bottles of wine.

But Chouchou is still very much a hotel, with 63 stylish rooms and suites, all with bold splashes of color, unique light fixtures, and full-size bath products. For something really special, request the “La Vie en Rose” junior suite, which comes with a vintage phonograph and freestanding soaking tub. If you can’t snag the suite, you can still soak in one of the three bathing cabins in the lower level of the hotel. Each comes with a hot tub, rain shower, sound system, and sitting area designed around a funky ’70s aesthetic. Both guests and visitors can book rooms for 90-minute sessions.

Hôtel Malte

Why We Chose It

With classic Parisian decor and amenities like free coffee and soft drinks, Hôtel Malte is an excellent choice in a convenient location.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $

Notable Amenities

Free coffee and tea in every room, minibars with complimentary soft drinks, laundry service

Hotel Description

This four-star hotel is just a quick walk from the Louvre and Jardin du Palais-Royal, but it has plenty of amenities that will make you want to linger before venturing out. The warm lobby welcomes guests with a fireplace and bouquets of flowers, which is a startling contrast to the central courtyard, with its artificial grass and bright-red alligator statue. An open bar in the lounge with complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and coffee is a major perk.

The 64 rooms range in size from single to two-floor duplex, and all are carpeted, air-conditioned, and have minibars with free soft drinks. The contemporary bedding mixes nicely with the vintage Parisian decor, which includes framed oil paintings and trompe l’oeil wallpaper. Continental breakfast is served either in the lounge or delivered to your room. The price is significantly lower than other hotel breakfasts, and children under 12 eat for free.

Hôtel Monge

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Monge is a Left Bank stunner with floral rooms and a tranquil hammam.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Honesty bar, hammam and massage room, complimentary afternoon tea

Hotel Description

This boutique four-star hotel is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a quaint Fifth Arrondissement neighborhood filled with bookstores and cafes. Hôtel Monge occupies what was originally a 19th-century bourgeois house, and its design is at once historic and modern — a lovely combination of crown molding, marble fireplaces, and bright, tropical wallpaper. The 30 rooms are filled with velvet fabrics and floral artwork that pays homage to the nearby Jardin des Plantes.

Each morning, guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet in the lounge or in their room. At 11 a.m., the salon is transformed into a tea room, and visitors can help themselves to complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and madeleines by the cozy fireplace. For even more relaxation, book a free 45-minute session in the hammam or ask the concierge to pencil you in for a massage.

Hôtel de Londres Eiffel

Why We Chose It

Located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel de Londres Eiffel is a family-owned property that goes the extra mile to make guests feel welcome.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

L’Occitane bath products, air-conditioned rooms

Hotel Description

With a resident golden retriever and quirky, mismatched decor, Hôtel de Londres Eiffel feels more like your French great-aunt’s house than a typical hotel. The family-owned property welcomes guests with a cozy reception area that’s filled with books and teacup-print wallpaper. Much of the staff has been working here for many years, and the owners have personal relationships with nearby florists, tour guides, and wine shops — the whole operation is fully local and intimate.

The 30 guest rooms are comfortable and warm, with wood furnishings and printed wallpaper. While the courtyard-facing rooms are quieter, you may want to book a street-facing room on the fifth or sixth floor to get views of the Eiffel Tower. Continental breakfast is served every morning in the living room, a small but lovely space filled with vintage teapots and fresh flowers.

Hôtel Le Six

Why We Chose It

Hôtel Le Six has offerings far beyond its price tag, including a full-service spa and luxurious rooms with balconies.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Fitness center, hammam, in-room Nespresso machines

Hotel Description

Just a few blocks away from the Luxembourg Gardens, Hôtel Le Six is a well-designed stay in the Sixth Arrondissement. The lobby is dark and sleek — all charcoal walls and velvet armchairs — while the adjacent glass-roofed lounge is bright and filled with tropical plants. All of the common spaces invite guests to linger, either with a good book or a plate from the breakfast buffet.

Hôtel Le Six has 41 rooms, ranging from single classics to suites. While the jewel-toned color scheme varies from room to room, you can expect pale wood furnishings, spacious bathrooms with L’Occitane toiletries, Nespresso machines, and umbrellas to borrow for rainy days. Some of the superior and deluxe rooms come with balconies, so try to score one if you can. The hotel also features a complimentary hammam and a spa with a full menu of treatments.

Final Verdict

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you can find many affordable hotels in some of the city’s coolest neighborhoods. Nowhere offers quite as much charm as Hôtel Wallace, with its throwback vibe, rooftop terrace, and Eiffel Tower views. Hôtel Le Milie Rose is a well-reviewed stay near Gare du Nord, while Hôtel Monsieur Aristide is a quiet hideaway just steps from the Moulin Rouge. If you want to visit the Louvre, book a stay at nearby properties like Hôtel Saint-Marc or Hôtel Malte; the former even comes with an indoor pool. Of course, for peak Paris, you can’t do much better than the Eiffel Tower views from Hôtel de Londres Eiffel.

Know Before You Go

  • While Paris is worth visiting any time of year, plan your trip in the off-season to really save money. Paris has two shoulder seasons: The first is April–May, before the summer crowds descend; the second is mid-September–November, between Fashion Week and the winter holidays.
  • Dining rooms are much smaller in Paris than in the United States, which means you should always try to make a reservation. Some restaurants need 24-hour notice, while more enviable tables require reaching out weeks or months in advance.
  • Paris has more than 100 museums, but it’s hard to beat the Beaux Arts architecture and French artwork — including pieces by Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet — at the Musée d’Orsay. For more ideas on things to do, see our Paris Travel Guide.

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated dozens of the best cheap hotels in Paris before choosing the options on this list. We considered elements like the property’s reputation, quality of service, design and architecture, location, and notable amenities. We also looked at each property’s dining options, whether there is a spa on-site, and the types of experiences available to guests. In determining this list, we evaluated numerous customer reviews and considered whether the property has collected any accolades in recent years.

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