Finding a hotel to suit you in Paris: our tips and advice

Our advice on how to find a hotel to suit you in Paris: addresses, blogs, social networks, magazines...

Edgar Hotel, chambre 1, Paris © OTCP - DR

Finding a hotel in Paris is not really a hassle.

Although parisian palaces feature high on the radar, a new generation of hotels is appearing in the capital – with less lavish decoration but with as much style. And the good news is that these small establishments are affordable.

They can be found in trendy popular districts on the Right Bank: Pigalle, Ménilmontant, République, Bastille, the Sentier, the Marais, or even in the 20th arrondissement.

With interior design by architects (hôtel Fabric by Vincent Bastie, hôtel Emile by Alfred Klopper), designers (Mama Shelter, by Philippe Stark), teams of artists-designers-photographers-stylists-friends-of-the-owners (hôtel Amour, hôtel Edgar), or fashion designers (hôtel Original, by Stella Cadente), they offer both good taste and a dose of spiritual enrichment. What’s more, Parisians often like to spend a quiet romantic evening here with a loved one.

Hôtel le Crayon - Chambre
How to find good hotels

To pick out a good one, take a look for example at Le Fooding, which lists ‘the most stylish B&Bs and hotels’ in Paris.

Travellers looking for classy and cool addresses will keep track on travel and lifestyle magazines (AD, Condé Nast Traveler) on Twitter and Instagram, which are full of ideas and up-to-the-minute commentaries by their journalists.

You can also download the Parisian City Guide from the deco magazine Ideat and the app of the magazine The Good Life, ‘TheGoodSpots’.

As for families, they will track prominent decorators, like Dorothée Meilichzon (hôtel Paradis), Sophie Hanniet (George Opéra), Julie Gauthron (hôtel Crayon), or Marie Thévenin (Studio 22), particularly attentive to the cause of kids.

A last option: seek out the latest chefs and pâtissiers. As in palace hotels, where they work you will generally find a nice little hotel with tables that draw crowds of trendy Parisians. Some examples include: L’hôtel du Temps, with a tea room where you will find the world’s best pâtissier of 2005, Christophe Michalak; or the Auberge Flora, launched by Flora Mikula, ex-starred chef on Avenue George-V. All for less than 200 euros. That is worth searching for!

 

How to book a hotel in Paris

To book your accommodation in Paris now, in total confidence, and at the best price, see the Paris tourist office booking platform! We help you to choose from more than 450 establishments, whatever the standard of accommodation and district you wish to stay in. From budget to luxury 4-star hotel, from Montmartre to Opéra and the Eiffel Tower, find the ideal hotel or apartment hotel for your city break.
As well as your accommodation, book all the activities for your stay in Paris via PARISINFO: excursions, visits, transport, exhibitions, and more.

Design Sorbonne 3/5 Adhérent

Hotel

6 rue Victor Cousin, Paris, 75005

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The Hôtel Sorbonne has recently been renovated into a design hotel. Come and take a look at the new corridors that combine both......

Fred Hôtel 3/5 Adhérent

Hotel

11 avenue Villemain, Paris, 75014

All 36 guestrooms at the Fred Hôtel have been entirely renovated with a unique and contemporary style. Rooms have a calm and......

Hôtel Le Mareuil 4/5 Adhérent

Hotel

51 rue de Malte, Paris, 75011

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Le Mareuil Hotel is located in Paris, at the heart of the République – Bastille – Marais triangle, which is rich in history and......

Mama Shelter 2/5 Adhérent

Hotel

109 rue de Bagnolet, Paris, 75020

Mama Shelter is a hotel with a great concept: luxury at an affordable price! Architect Roland Castro and designer Philippe Starck......

Auberge Flora

Traditional French cuisine | In a hotel
44 boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris, 75011

The Auberge Flora, a restaurant inside the eponymous hotel near to Bastille, has a relaxed and homely atmosphere. Breakfast is......

Edgar Hotel No classification

Hotel

31 rue d'Alexandrie, Paris, 75002

Edgar Hotel has 13 rooms, each with its own atmosphere and a story behind it. Great artists, photographers and designers all took......

Hôtel Amour No classification

Hotel

8 rue de Navarin, Paris, 75009

With 24 guestrooms, the Hotel Amour is a delightful boutique hotel in the Pigalle district. Each bedroom is individually......

Hôtel Original Paris 4/5

Hotel

8 boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, 75011

Hôtel Original, located between Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, is the work of designer Stella Cadente. Her touch can......