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Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels

Our comprehensive Paris neighbourhood will help you find the top hotels and areas to stay in Paris. We examine each location and district so you know exactly where to stay in Paris for your next trip.

Where to stay in Paris can feel overwhelming as it is a large capital city in Europe - if you want a view of the Eiffel Tower, you will want to stay in the 7th Arrondissement

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we are thrilled you decided to visit. You will love all the incredible attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Naturally, you must be wondering where to stay in Paris when you first visit the French capital.

Finding the best and safest neighbourhood is overwhelming, considering that Paris is one of the largest capital cities in Europe. The city is immense and every district has something different to offer.

But don't worry, we are here to help. Trust us because we stayed in so many locations all over the city and know exactly what are the hotels in Paris.

The good news is that there are 8 suitable neighbourhoods for tourists to stay in Paris. They are in close proximity to main attractions and are perfect for all visitors interested in history, culture, museums and food. Paris is a walkable city and you will be able to enjoy the fantastic French atmosphere as you go from landmark to landmark.

We put together the best 8 best areas to stay in Paris and for each of them, we selected the top hotel recommendations, to suit all budgets.

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We first visited the French capital when I organised a romantic weekend in Paris to celebrate a surprise birthday for my husband. Needless to say that we simply loved Paris and we returned on so many occasions since. Paris is the perfect blend of vibrant, grand, modern and luring. We stayed in various districts or arrondissements and we learnt a thing or two about the most interesting places to stay in Paris for tourists and visitors. Here's our latest updated guide for 2020 for you!

Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels - Contents

The best neighbourhood in Paris

Without a doubt, we are certain the best area to stay in Paris for the first time visitor is the 7th arrondissement. This is where the Eiffel Tower is located so your hotel will be walking distance from the main tourist attraction in Paris. Chances are, your room will have a direct view of the Eiffel Tower too. This is also the best neighbourhood in Paris if you want to be very close to the main tourist attractions, restaurants, cafes and cultural happenings.

  • Where to stay in Paris for first timers - 7th arrondissement
  • Where to stay in Paris for sightseeing: 1st arrondissement
  • Where to stay in Paris for luxury: 8th arrondissement
  • Where to stay in Paris for romance: 18th arrondissement (Montmartre)
  • Where to stay in Paris for nightlife & shopping: 4th arrondissement (Le Marais)
  • Where to stay in Paris for culture: 9th arrondissement (Opera)
  • Where to stay in Paris for families: 6th arrondissement (Saint-Germain)
  • Where to stay in Paris for history: 5th arrondissement (Latin Quartier)

Cory and G exploring Paris

Best Hotels in Paris, France for tourists

Where we stayed in Paris for the first time

To find where to stay in Paris you first need to understand how the city is organised. Paris has 20 Arrondissements (districts) and each of them has its own virtues. Starting from North of Seine, the arrondissements are distributed clockwise (like a snail shell). This means that 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th arrondissements are the most central. These arrondissements are generally safe and walkable and are home to some of the most well-known landmarks.

Population density map of Paris


Population density map of Paris, image from Wikipedia

When we visited Paris we stayed near Palais Garnier in the 9th arrondissement. This is definitely the best district in Paris for culture. However, looking back, we realise it would have been better to stay in the 7th arrondissement to be closer to all attractions in Paris.

We stayed in InterContinental Paris Le Grand which was just minutes away from the Opera Garnier, and since we had evening tickets for the show, this seemed the perfect location for our needs. Paris sure is a romantic city, full of love and life. It's very close to our hearts.

During our second, third and fourth trip to Paris, we moved around a little to experience what the city has to offer. We even asked the locals what they think of each district so we can help you pick the best arrondissement to stay in Paris. Here's some of the feedback we gathered.

Cory and G exploring Paris for the first time

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Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels

Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels

Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels

Where to stay in Paris - Best Neighbourhoods and Hotels

Eiffel Tower - 7th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for first-time visitors)

The 7th Arrondissement is the place to stay in Paris if you want to see The Eiffel Tower and the Invalides. It's the best neighbourhood for first-time visitors because your hotel's location will be close to all the main attractions.

If you decide to visit during Autumn, this is one of my favourite parts of Paris. Loved the haute-couture and those beautiful high-end shops and boutiques, which are just a stone throw away from your hotel room.

Now, given this is super touristy as it is the heart of Paris, there is no surprise that it's one of the most expensive parts of the city. If you want to see Paris as it was intended for tourists, then this is a great location for you. The 7th Arrondissement is elegant, luxurious and gorgeous. Some hotels will have views of the Eiffel Tower right from their window or balcony. It won't be a quiet district but it will surely be perfect for the vibrant Paris seeking visitor.

This is a safe neighbourhood in Paris, although be aware of tourist scammers operating in the area. After dark, the 7th Arrondissement is very quiet as it's not the place for nightlife. Which means you can enjoy bustling Paris during the day, but withdraw to a quiet hotel room for the night.

We are loving our time spent around the Eiffel Tower in the 7th arrondissement

Best hotels in the 7th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 7th Arrondissement. This is the best location in Paris if you are visiting for the first time and want to wake up with the views of the Eiffel Tower.

One of the best Luxury hotels in Paris 7th districtCheck Luxury - Hotel Montalembert on Booking.com

Luxury - Hotel Montalembert

Hotel Montalembert is a 5 star hotel is one of the best places to stay in Paris if you are a luxury traveller. You will be located in the best neighbourhood right in the heart of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower. Definitely the best Paris hotel for your trip to Paris in the centre of the city.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid-range Hôtel Duc De St-Simon

The Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon offers rooms and suites in one of the best districts in Paris. This is also a great hotel for families, centrally located, next to the Eiffel Tower. This is one of the top Paris accommodations, it's very well connected so you can access all main attractions. Prices start at €200 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Budget - Hôtel Eiffel Rive Gauche

If you want to stay just 5-minute walk from the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, then this 3-star hotel is the best choice for you. With moderate prices per night starting at just €71, you and your family will enjoy Paris in great accommodation.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Louvre - 1st Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for sightseeing)

Do you want to be close to the main attractions in Paris? Then very likely you will want to stay in the 1st Arrondissement also called Louvre.

This is the must-stay in place in Paris, especially if you want to do all the sightseeing and be close to the main attractions like the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens. This is a very walkable arrondissement and you can easily get to other attractions all around Paris. It's also a very well connected district.

The 1st Arrondissement is known as the district of the Kings of France. It's also one of the most expensive districts in Paris, so if you are a budget traveller, then this might not be a good option. When picking your accommodation in the 1st Arrondissement, make sure your room faces an inner courtyard so you can enjoy peace and quiet at night.

1st Arrondissement is also the district of Les Halles which has a huge central market, so make sure to add it to your bucket list.

Cory in front of the glass pyramids in Louvre France exploring the best locations in Paris

Best hotels in Paris in the 1st Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 1st Arrondissement. You will find the best for your own budget and tailored needs.

Where to stay in Paris 1st arrondissement for the top luxury location in the cityCheck Luxury - Hôtel Regina Louvre on Booking.com

Luxury - Hôtel Regina Louvre

We love Hotel Regina because some of the rooms offer views of Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre. This is by far one of the best luxury hotels located in the 1st arrondissement. You will definitely love the elegant style interior with the period furniture so you can truly feel like royalty. Prices start at €320 per night.

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Mid-range - Hôtel de la Place du Louvre

Are you looking for a mid-range hotel in one of the best neighbourhoods in Paris? Then the Hotel de la Place du Louvre is the place for you. Book it for your upcoming trip to Paris and enjoy the quirky breakfast served in in the hotel's Cave des Mousquetaires, a vaulted cave which was once connected to the Louvre. How cool is that? Prices start at €134 per night.

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Mid-range Hotel Prince Albert Louvre

If you want to be in one of the best places to stay in Paris, you should book a hotel room at Prince Albert. You will be close to interesting attractions and just a stone throw away from the river Seine, so you can take a romantic walk. Prices start at €130 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Le Marais - 4th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for nightlife & shopping)

When we visited the 4th Arrondissement, we thought this is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Paris. I know Paris can be subjective, but we loved this district to stay in Paris because, in my opinion, is romantic, chic, vibrant and beautiful.

Stay in Le Marais if you want to experience that Paris je ne sais quoi. We loved walking around hand in hand, going shopping and eating lots of cake!

There are lots of things to do in the 4th Arrondissement, making it an ideal place to stay for tourists. Close to your hotel, you find the beautiful Notre Dame or the Sainte Chapelle. The 4th Arrondissement is also known to be the gay district so if you are looking to party, you will see many rainbow flags in the area. We also recommend the 4th Arrondissement for those who are romantic at heart and want a lovely walk on the banks of the Seine.

The 4th Arrondissement is a fantastic place to stay in Paris and a district of great historical significance. This part of Paris is in high demand for its accommodation so make sure to book your hotel as soon as possible.

Cory exploring the notre dame cathedral in the 4th district, one of the top locations to stay in Paris

Best hotels in Paris in the 4th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 4th Arrondissement. This is a lovely location in Paris, and it's especially fantastic for couples looking to enjoy a lovely time in Paris. We found the 4th Arrondissement a safe neighbourhood in Paris.

Where to stay in Paris 4th arrondissement - the best luxury hotel located super close to all nightlife and shopping optionsCheck Luxury - Hotel Dupond-Smith on Booking.com

Luxury - Hotel Dupond-Smith

Hôtel Dupond-Smith is really a great luxury 5-star hotel with incredible decor and lovely design. The location of this hotel is particularly awesome! The Notre Dame Cathedral is only 10 minutes walk away from this hotel while the Louvre Museum is just 15 minutes away on foot.

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Mid-range - Hotel de Neuve by Happyculture

If you are visiting Paris to be close to Notre Dame Cathedral, then you will love the Hotel de Neuve by Happyculture. The rooms are soundproofed so you can enjoy quiet night sleep in the heart of Le Marais, while the hotel is located just minutes away from the Saint-Paul Metro Station, providing access to all of Paris. Prices start at €114 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Budget - Hotel Rivoli

Are you wondering where to stay in Paris on a budget while also being close to the Notre Dame Cathedral? It's actually possible! Check out one of the best places to stay in at a very affordable price. With prices from just €76 per night, you will love this hotel located in a great district suitable for tourists.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Champs-Élysées - 8th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for nightlife & shopping)

Fashion, luxury and upscale boutiques? This is the place to stay in Paris if you want the luxury and sophisticated Paris with major brand houses and those incredible hotels you see in movies. The 8th Arrondissement is calling all luxury travellers who want to enjoy the famed "Golden Triangle" of Paris: Rue Montaigne – Rue George V – Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

As you can already tell, this is the best neighbourhood in Paris for fashion and lux lovers. 8th Arrondissement has many fancy hotels and luxurious restaurants. It's also a safe district and one of our favourite places for photography. The 8th Arrondissement can be a great place to stay in Paris if you are organising a special celebration.

Walking around the major artery of the 8th neighbourhood in Paris, the Champs Elysees

Best Hotels in Paris in the 8th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 8th Arrondissement. This is for the fashion lover who wants to meander around some of the best brand houses in the world. This is also the best place to stay in Paris if you are a luxury traveller who wants to be in the midst of the "Golden Triangle".

Where to stay in Paris 8th arrondissement - a truly luxurious hotel and one of the best accommodations in the middle of the Golden Triangle in ParisCheck Ultimate Luxury - Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris on Booking.com

Ultimate Luxury - Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

This is the best hotel in Paris for the ultimate luxury and shopping. On the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, with views of the Eiffel Tower, this luxury 5-star hotel features a Dior Institute spa, 5 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a seasonal ice-skating rink. There is no better hotel if you want to be located just 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées in grand luxury. Prices start at €935 per night.

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Mid-range - Hotel Plaza Elysées

Hotel Plaza Elysées is located right in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, so you are guaranteed to be close to all attractions you wish to visit as well as all the shopping boutiques you want to check out. We love this hotel because it offers nightly turndown service, a nice touch of luxury for mid-range prices. Prices start at €189 per night.

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Mid-range - Atlantic Hotel

If you are still in search of a perfect mid-range hotel close to Champs-Elysées, we recommend the Atlantic Hotel. Expect comfortable rooms, all in a hotel centrally located in the shopping neighbourhood of Paris. It's only 900 m from Opéra Garnier and Galeries Lafayette. Prices here start at €134 per night.

 

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for history lovers)

The 6th Arrondissement is the most family-friendly neighbourhood in Paris. We recommend staying around Saint-Germain, near Jardin du Luxembourg if you are travel with kids. It's not only super central, but you will be close to open spaces and green parks, perfect for your little ones to play and run around.

Being so central, the 6th arrondissement is not the cheap as it is home to luxury boutiques. So expect elegant hotel rooms with stunning views over the city. Close to your hotel, you'll find lovely streets and beautiful grand architecture.

Make sure to book your hotel close to the Luxembourg gardens and the Saint Sulpice Church. The Luxembourg garden is an especially great point of attraction for tourists with kids. You can take many great photos of your whole family in this location.

The 6th Arrondissement is well known for its Quartier Saint Germain des Prés, where intellectuals and artists used to meet a long time ago. This is one of the safest districts in Paris, perfect for families with small kids.

Best hotels in Paris in the 6th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 6th Arrondissement. We especially recommend it as one of the best neighbourhoods in Paris for families who can afford a little luxury. It's sophisticated, elegant and close to relaxing, green areas for your kids.

Where to stay in Paris 6th arrondissement - one of the most decadent hotels in Paris located in one of top neighbourhood for tourists travelling with families and kidsCheck Luxury - Hôtel D'Aubusson on Booking.com

Luxury - Hôtel D'Aubusson

Hotel D'Aubusson is one of the best places to stay in Paris with your family. This hotel is not only charming with its original beams and antique furniture, but just 10 minutes walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. If you travel with your kids and want a little luxury, then we recommend a room at this hotel. Prices start at €350 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid-range - Hotel Le Placide Saint-Germain Des Prés

Le Placide Saint-Germain Des Prés is a luxurious family-friendly hotel in Paris. The hotel has been entirely redesigned by the designer Bruno Borrione so expect o luxury experience for your first stay in Paris. We recommend this hotel to any traveller with young children as you will get comfort for affordable luxury. Prices start at €151 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Budget - Hotel Michelet Odeon

If you are visiting Paris with your family on a budget, this hotel is perfect for you. One of the best budget-friendly hotels in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, you will be close to convenience and amenities, while enjoying ensuite rooms with baths. Suitable for tourists with young kids. Prices start at €87 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Latin Quartier - 5th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for history lovers)

The 5th Arrondissement: it's called the Latin Quarter and it is known for its culture and history. It's an ideal place for tourists who want to be a little further from the bustling Parisienne centre but still very conveniently located.

If you love history, this is the best place to stay in Paris. Here, in the 5th arrondissement is actually where the Romans settled for the first time and founded the city of Lutetia. It's also the oldest district of Paris. Pick a hotel close to the Panthéon so you can be close to the attraction.

This district is safe and energetic, known for its student cafes, incredible bookshops and the Shakespeare & Company. Stay here if you are looking for decent prices or want to experience Paris in its authentic form.

When you stay in this district make sure to add the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens and the National Museum of Natural History to your must-see list.

Since this is a student district with universities, you will find well-priced accommodation with affordable hotel rooms.

The Panthéon in Paris at night for history lovers - pick a hotel close to the Panthéon

Best hotels in Paris in the 5th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 5th Arrondissement. This is the best place to stay in Paris if you want a blooming culture and are a secret historian at heart. It's vibrant, quaint and fun. Besides, it's a safe district and the hotel rooms are affordable.

Where to stay in Paris 5th arrondissement - affordable luxury in a superb hotel room right in the heart of the historical centre of the Latin QuartierCheck Luxury - Residence Henri IV on Booking.com

Luxury - Residence Henri IV

This is by far one of our favourite luxury hotels in the 5th arrondissement. Marble fireplaces and vintage paintings give the rooms at Residence Henri IV a 19th-century feel. The hotel is well located close to the metro so you are very well connected to the rest of the city. Also, luxury for affordable prices, the prices for this gorgeous room starts from just €166 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid-range - Select Hotel

A great mid-range hotel right in the heart of the Latin Quartier is Select Hotel. Stay at this hotel to be close to convenient restaurants, cafes and metro station so you have transportation options. Some rooms overlook the Place de la Sorbonne. Prices start at €135 per night.

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Mid-range - Hotel de L'Esperance

Located a 2-minute walk from the lively rue Mouffetard, Hotel de L'Esperance is one of the best affordable hotels in the 5th arrondissements, It's a great place to stay for couples who want to enjoy the terrace with views of the city in Paris. Besides, you will be very close to metro stations to access the rest of the tourist attractions. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Prices start at €79 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Opéra - 9th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for culture)

We really liked the vibe in the 9th Arrondissement so we recommend it as a place to stay in Paris for culture lovers. Being so close to the Palais Garnier, a night spent at the opera house is the main attraction here.

While it's not the closest neighbourhood to other major attractions, the 9th Arrondissement offers top affordable hotels with spacious and comfortable rooms. There are many shops around the district so you can always find interesting things to do before heading back to the hotel room.

The main draw for staying in the 9th Arrondissement is having tickets for the opera. Being just walking distance from the opera house is very convenient, especially because the spectacles end late at night. We felt it was a safe neighbourhood, suitable for couples and culture lovers.

Here is a cool tip: many tourists pay to have a tour of the Palais Garnier, but if you buy tickets for a spectacle some months in advance, you can get them for as little as £20 per person. This means getting access to the Palais and taking your time and pictures at your leisure.

The best hotel in this neighbourhood is by far the InterContinental. We loved our stay at the InterContinental for a fancy weekend. There are various hotels in the area suitable for budget-oriented or mid-range travellers as well.

Walking around Palais Garnier before the show starts

Best Hotels in Paris in the 9th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 9th Arrondissement. This is a fantastic place to stay in Paris if you plan on seeing a spectacle at the Palais Garnier. Either way, we found this location in Paris to be fun, versatile, affordable and authentic.

Where to stay in Paris 9ath arrondissement - the perfect luxury hotel for tourists who want to stay close to Palais GarnierCheck Mid-range Le Regent by Hiphophostels on Booking.com

Mid-range Le Regent by Hiphophostels

Le Regent by Hiphophostels provides accommodation in shared dormitories with private bathroom facilities within the dormitory. Private rooms are also available and guests can choose between an en-suite room and a room with a shared bathroom. Prices start at €53 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid-range Hôtel Villa Bohème

Each air-conditioned room features a modern décor and has a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a safe. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. Prices start at €79 per night.

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Luxury InterContinental Paris Le Grand

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Montmartre - 18th Arrondissement (Best neighbourhood for romance)

Montmartre is the most romantic neighbourhood in Paris, the place where you fall in love with every single quaint street. It's one of the most formidable Arrondissements to stay in Paris because it's home to one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in the city, Quartier Montmartre.

Montmartre is like an authentic Paris village in the heart of the large capital city. It is located on a large hill which is 130 m high. It offers stunning views of the city, which is why is so perfect for couples who want to picnic with a view. Stay in the 18th Arrondissement if you are looking for charm, romance and authenticity. It appealed to many artists during the 19th and 20th centuries, so you are guaranteed to be located in an atmospheric district.

Montmartre should be high on the list for a stay in Paris thanks to its art, cobbled streets and lovely bistros. It's where you should go for pictures or just to get a glimpse into a more traditional Paris, beyond the fancy boulevards and glamour.

Stay in Montmartre to be close to the Moulin Rouge. You are still well connected to the rest of the main attractions in Paris via the metro lines. If you want to stay in the same location as Pablo Picasso, then this is the right district for you.

Romantic courtyards in the 18th arrondissement in Paris

Best Hotels in Paris in the 18th Arrondissement

Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Paris in the 18th Arrondissement. This is the best place to stay in Paris if you are a bohemian, romantic tourist who wants to indulge in an authentic Parisienne feel. It offers stunning views of the cityscape and it's fun, quaint and unique. You will love staying here.

Where to stay in Paris 18th arrondissement - luxury hotel close to the famed Moulin RougeCheck Luxury Mom'Art Hotel & Spa on Booking.com

Luxury Mom'Art Hotel & Spa

The best luxury hotel in the heart of Montmartre is the Mom'Art Hotel & Spa. Located just walking distance from the Sacré-Coeur and Le Moulin Rouge, you are never far from attractions, restaurants and shops. Prices for this artistic and stylish accommodation start at €152 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid-range - Odalys City Paris Montmartre

If you are looking for a studio in the 18th arrondissement, then look no further. This is the perfect hotel equipped with a kitchenette and a dining area. It's one of the best mid-range hotels in Paris located so close to amenities and just 15 minutes walk to Moulin Rouge. Prices start at €110 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Budget - Hotel Audran

Are you need of a place to stay in Paris, Montmartre on a budget? Then this is a fantastic hotel with comfortable rooms for a super affordable price. It's located just 200 m from Abbesses metro station so you can get quick access to main tourist attractions all around the city. We are certain it's a great choice! Rooms start at €55 per night.

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Yay, you made it to the end of this deeply researched travel guide. Now you know exactly where to stay in Paris for your visit. You learned about the best 8 neighbourhood in Paris which are most suitable for tourists and first-time visitors. We personally visited all these districts and talked to locals to ensure all our recommendations are great for you.

We also carefully selected hotels which we personally love and categorised them by price so every type of traveller can select their favourite. You now have the perfect options to suit your style and of course your budget. Choosing the best hotel is always based on the top attractions you want to visit nearby.

Enjoy Paris, you will love it!

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Lee
30 Dec 2019

Hi fantastic review of Paris. I wanted to take my wife for our ten year anniversary in June. What would you recommend? I was thinking of a hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower as it’s her first time? What would you suggest thanks again.

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Cory
02 Jan 2020

Hi Lee, how are you? Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! It's going to be amazing.
We recommend a hotel in the 7th arrondissement. here is a decent hotel with those amazing views: https://bit.ly/36hnNT5

Just make sure you call them to ask them for the right room with the right views :)

for something truly amazing and luxurious: https://bit.ly/36j9Q6W not the cheapest, but one of the most incredible.

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Darren
05 Nov 2019

Coming to Paris in December for the first time. If you can pick just one district for me, where would you stay we should stay in Paris for the first ever time? We are torn. Great article, it's really well done. Still not sure what to pick as we want this trip to magical.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Darren, yay staying in Paris in December. This is going to be amazing for you and your family. Paris is magic as it is and staying in Paris just before (or during Christmas time) is going to splendid. We recommend the 8th district to be close to the main shopping areas as they put up amazing lights. It's also walking distance to most landmarks so you can enjoy your celebration time.
We stayed in the 9th district but for a very first time visitor, we do think the 8th district is the nicest.

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Laura
04 Nov 2019

What is the safest area to stay in Paris? Will be traveling alone with my 2 year old and I want to make sure we are safe. We know most European capitals are ok but just to double check

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Laura, thank you for reading our where to stay in Paris article. You are right, most European capitals are safe to visit but it's always wise to exercise some caution. We do recommend staying as centrally as possible and close to landmarks so you don't have to walk long with your little one.
We recommend staying in the 7th or 8th district with your baby. Being so close to landmarks means you don't have to rely on public transport. You can always try the 4th or 5th if that's more budget-friendly.

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Alina
20 Nov 2019

Hi Cory, I'm Alina from Romania as well. Super nice to meet another Romanian . LOVE your blog so much and followed you on Insta. Awesome article, super detailed, thanks. I will be traveling to Paris alone as a solo girl. It's my first ever trip alone. Where should I stay in Paris as a solo traveler? Somewhere safe but more budget as I have a limit. I would prefer a hotel and not a hostel although I'm not sure I can fully afford it.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Alina, really nice to e-meet you as well. Super excited you are going to Paris. Where in Romania are you from? I am originally from Bucharest. I should say salut!
The best place to stay in Paris for a solo female traveller will be the central locations. But I appreciate the budget can be tight. Perhaps look at the Latin Quarter in the 5th district. That is the student area so finding budget accommodation might work.
If you really can't afford a hotel room (which let's face it, it's pricey in Paris, especially for a solo female traveller) you might want to consider a private room in a hostel. Most of them come with their own private bathroom so you will still have the privacy you need in a more lively and budget-friendly context. I hope this helps! Good luck with the planning and have a wonderful first time adventure in Paris.

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Martin Lewis
15 Nov 2019

We are a retired couple in our 70s. My wife and I will travel to Paris for the first time. We want to see Paris in all its glory but also want a quiet place as we are old and don't want to party. We can walk and are able but we don't want to be too far from the centre as it's more difficult to take the metro at our age. Thank you.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Martin, thank you for your email. Love your story and I'm really glad you will make it to Paris soon. Paris is a lovely city and a dream for most of us. It is a unique city that's for sure. May I suggest that the best place to stay in Paris for you might be the 9th district? If money is not an issue, then the 8th will also be great for you. But the 9th seemed quiet for us and it was decent walking distance to the main landmarks.
I wish you safe travels with your wife. Enjoy Paris.

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Andrea
11 Nov 2019

Hey Cory, really useful article, thank you. I have one question about the shopping district. I want to visit Paris for shopping and a bit of a luxury treat. It's for a hen night but a classy one with my girlfriends. Where to stay in Paris for a more elegant hen? We are thinking the 7th district.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Andrea, classy hen travel in Paris sounds like a fab idea. I do love a sophisticated getaway with the girlfriends so this is going to be so much fun.
We do recommend the 7th district. If the price of the accommodation is no objection, then that's your district. Alternatively, you can consider the 8th which is more shopping oriented.
I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic time and you ladies will love it.

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Theo
03 Nov 2019

I'm going to Paris as a transit and I think I'd like to stay there for the night. I'm coming by plane from Asia, staying for the night then taking the train down south.
Where should I stay in Paris for one night? I'm arriving late at night and leaving in the afternoon the next day.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Theo, really awesome you decided to stop in Paris for the night. It's a good idea especially after a long flight from Asia. Are you going to take the train from the Gare du Nord? If yes, then that is the best place to stay in Paris for the night. There are a few hotels for about $100 a night.
Gare du Nord is in the 10th district. Now, traditionally, train station areas are not the prettiest but given you will be tired and probably just want to get on with your journey and not travel a lot with luggage, this seems like the best place to stay.
On the day, you can ask the hotel to keep your luggage after the check out and use the morning for a quick explore. You will be around 25 minutes by public transport from the Eiffel Tower. So if you want, you can spend some time in the morning walking around the 7th district.

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Maria
09 Nov 2019

Hi Cory, we want to visit Paris during winter. We read one of your article where you mention that it's lovely and cheaper than during season in the summer. Maybe less busy too? Where should we stay during winter? We want to visit in January or February.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Maria, really happy you liked our other article about Paris in winter. We think visiting the French capital in the winter is a great idea as it really looks stunning with its light decorations. There are fewer tourists and the prices are cheaper. But make sure you dress well. I must mention that during Valentine's Day Paris is a prefered city so if you decide to visit in February take that into consideration.
We recommend aiming for the 7th or 8th district during winter. It looks great and you can find hotels with views of the rooftops which sometimes get covered in snow. Really magical place.

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Danny
18 Nov 2019

OMG Cory loved the idea of a surprise trip to Paris. I want to surprise my husband for his 40th birthday and take him to the opera house. Where to stay in Paris for couples? I saw you recommend the 9th district but we can't afford to stay in the inter. We will be flying from the USA so staying there just one night it's not an option so we need to stay for at least 3-4 nights, therefore budgeting a little more. Still want something elegant and perfect for couples. do you think?

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Thank you Danny for your kind words. I think your husband will love it in Paris and it makes for such a brilliant surprise trip. There are several hotels around the Opera House. One of the best places to stay in Paris is the 9th district. We really liked it there, to be honest. It was clean and quiet.
So you can stay there for 3-4 nights. There are other hotels which cost around $100-150 per night or even less if booked in advance.
So we do think the 9th district is a great place to stay if you are looking for a couple in an elegant setting.

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Louis
01 Nov 2019

Where to stay in Paris for a budget backpacker? I am looking for an area with hostels where I can meet other travelers and make new friends. I will stay in Paris for about a week. Any ideas? Great guide btw.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Hi Louis, awesome for going to Paris. There are so many tourists visiting Paris every single day, you will meet likeminded people for sure. We recommend the Latin Quarter as it's the studenty area so guaranteed to find some great hostels for your needs. The area is lively and filled with cafes and bars. So you will find what you need. One of the trendiest places to stay in Paris. We really liked the vibe there.

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Natalie
04 Oct 2019

Great reviews of the areas. I am taking my daughter to Paris for her 13th birthday. It's her first time visiting Paris. Which area do you recommend for a mum/daughter couple of days. I'd like to be fairly central so we can do a few tourist attractions and some shopping.

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Cory
20 Nov 2019

Happy 13th birthday to your daughter. Paris is such a beautiful place, she will love it. For something central, the 6th or 7th district for sure. The hotels are a little pricey there but it's a good location with easy access to all landmarks, tourist destinations and of course, shopping. I wish you both a wonderful time in Paris. Do visit Montmartre, she will love the vibe.

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Cass
24 Sep 2019

Thank you so much. We are off the laster ½ of October & this helps with our arrangements - or lack of - a ton!

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Cory
25 Sep 2019

Never easy to find where to stay in Paris. It's a huuuge city. I'm really glad we could help. We wish you a superb holiday :)

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Aulya
08 Aug 2019

It looks like some of the hotels that you discussed and recommendations are good and interesting ones. Thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge about the holidays.

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Tarak labana
28 Jul 2019

Me and my wife along with two little kids wants to visit Paris first time. Please suggest where to stay????
We would like to stay at 7th and 11 th.

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Cory
09 Aug 2019

Hi Tarak,

Thank you for your email. Any of the hotels we recommended around the 7th or 11th arrondissement are great. We wish you a wonderful stay in Paris

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Sophia
20 Jul 2019

Thank you so much for your insight! This really helped me pick where to stay in Paris!
Merci!
Sophia

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Cory
09 Aug 2019

Thank so much Sophia! Really happy we helped you find where to stay in Paris!

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Gem
12 Mar 2019

Very helpful! Thank you very much. Are the police officers there helpful for non- French speaking tourist?

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Cory
12 Mar 2019

hi Gem, thank you for your message. I would assume so. There is always someone who speaks good English. Luckily we never had to deal with the police in France, but everyone was always really nice the moment we started saying a few words in French. So best to learn a couple of basics.

Kind Regards,

Cory

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Gabriela
04 Feb 2019

Hello Cory, thanks for all the great info. Can you recomend the best place to stay with children? We are staying for 4 days in August.

Thank you

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Cory
05 Feb 2019

Dear Gabriela, we loved the 9th arrondissement the most. It was quiet and convenient. We think it will be great for you and your family.

Kind Regards,

Cory

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Manet
26 Jan 2019

Very informative and very well structured article, especially for first time visitors.

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Cory
05 Feb 2019

Thank you so much, Manet x