Where is the best area to stay in Paris?
Paris is divided into 20 quarters (arrondissements). Quarters 1 to 8 are the most central, and any of them would make a good choice in terms of our hotel's location.
Best Location Hotels suggests you quarters 7 & 8, as the best place to stay in Paris. Between the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, these area meets the goal requirements: good hotel choice, good subway communication (essential to visit all of Paris highlights), good access to the RER, the metropolitan railway network, also necessary to visit Paris suburbs, and a wide choice of restaurants and shopping within the Golden Triangle and the Elysian Fields.
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"If this is your first trip to Paris, presumably you will want to do all the tourist things. If that's the case, you will find it easier to stay in a central arrondissement (1-8) and near a Metro stop. All of central Paris is perfectly safe, even for late-night walks. If you've been to Paris before, you might enjoy staying in an outer arrondissement, maybe in Montmartre. There are lovely areas of Paris that most tourists never see."
"Most visitors wonder if their location is central enough, but the beauty of Paris is that each arrondissement is its own special neighborhood. I prefer the ones that have kept their village-like feel but are close to everything I enjoy: walking distance to world-class shopping, museums, landmarks, affordable café’s and restaurants, to the Seine. For me, that is the 7th and more specifically the Bourdonnais/Rapp/St. Dominique area. But everyone has their own preferences."
"There isn't one area that is near all sites. If you stay in the 3rd-7th arrondissements you will be quite near most of the major sites that people want to see on their first visit to Paris. It still will mean lots of walking or some public transportation. If you stay in one of the other arrondissements, you might have to take public transportation a little more often. The biggest deal about public transportation with two little kids is all of the stairs in the Metro or the sometimes lack of information about what buses to take and where to catch them. Paris is a very manageable city and it is easy to get around. I just want to keep in mind the consideration of your two children"
"There's no "best" area. It depends on what you're looking for and what you plan to do while in Paris and other factors like whether you prefer to walk easily or take short bus rides to sites and shopping or spend a lot of time on the metro commuting back and forth if you choose to stay in an area that's not as central. It also depends on your likes and dislikes."
Plaza Athenee: "The hotel's location is wonderful. The Avenue Montagne is a beautiful shopping street. If you turn right out of the hotel you are looking at the Eiffel Tower in all its majesty across the Seine. Half a block to the left and you are at the gorgeous Rond Point, at one end of the Champs Elysee. The best place to stay in Paris."
Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris: "We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Elysees Regencia. The hotel has the perfect location to discover Paris. In just 5 minutes walk you find the famous Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Also near to subway (4mins) so you can explore Paris Very Easily!"
Hotel Keppler: "Area: This is about a 5 min. walk from the George V metro stop. It is a bit of a distance from things like the Louvre/Musee d'Orsay/Notre Dame, but about a 10 min walk to the Arc de Triomphe, 12 min. walk to the Seine, a 20 min walk to the Eiffel tower, and again, not from at all from a Metro stop that will get to anywhere very quickly. Overall I would highly recommend the Keppler to anyone looking for a comfortable, clean, and highly pleasant place to stay in Paris."
Plaza Tour Eiffel: "Stayed here for 2 nights in November and had a lovely deluxe room with a small balcony that I could see the Eiffel Tower from. The nearest Metro station was only a five minute walk and we were only a few minutes away from most attractions. Great stay in the best area."
Splendid Etoile: "We stayed at Hotel Splendid Etoile with our 3 kids and had two separate rooms, both overlooking the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs Elysees is a great location for shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the hotel is conveniently located near the Metro if needed."
Hotel Bassano: "Great stay at the Bassano. Rooms were great and spacious for Paris. Front desk was amazing and had great insight into where to go when we had questions. Very close to great shopping and good restaurants."
Champs Elysees Plaza Hotel: "Start to finish, truly an exceptional boutique hotel. The prestige suite was large and beautifully furnished. Location was great, right off the Champs Elysees, and near the metro station, but just far enough from the hustle and bustle. Many great places to eat nearby."
Hotel Francois 1er: "The location can not be better as you are less than 2 min to either georges V, champs elysees and arc de trihomphe. There is no better at this price. Fantastic stay here."
Hotel San Regis: "My husband and I wanted a centrally located hotel and San Regis was it. It is 2 blocks from the Franklin D. Roosevelt station of the Metro 1 line, 1 block from the famous Avenue Montaigne with its high-end shopping and 1 block from the action packed Champs Elysees. It is a 15 minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe and 25 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. Great to stay in Paris."
Hotel Raphael: "The location of the hotel is in a very upscale residential neighbourhood near Arc de Triomphe, ideally located for sightseeing with a metro station conveniently located right in front of the hotel entrance. The hotel features an incredible rooftop-terrace with breathtaking views all over Paris (Arc de Triomphe - Sacre Coer - Eiffel tower). Nice hotel and the best location in Paris."
Hotel Duret: "This hotel was a lovely boutique hotel just off one of the main avenues. It was quite peaceful and quiet however you are literally a stones throw away from the arc de triomphe and all the hustle and bustle of the city. We will stay again with any doubt."
Royal Magda Etoile Hotel: "Perfect location just a few steps from 'etoile' and underground station, nice neighborhood, cozy atmosphere, 24h concierge with kind attention to any need. Reasonable price, clean and warm . A perfect hotel for family trips to Paris. Really recommended for families looking for best value."
Acacias Etoile Hotel: "The hotel is small, but perfectly formed and in a great location - just a few minutes walk from the Arc de Triomphe, the Metro and the Les Cars Air France bus stop, which provides an easy and comfortable transport link to the airport. Fantastic place to stay!"
Hotel Tilsitt Etoile: "The biggest advantage of this hotel is its location. Its walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe, making it very convenient to use all modes of transport e.g. metro, hop on hop off buses as well as Air France buses for airport transfers. Champ Elysses is just around the corner.The best location you can be in Paris."
Elysees Ceramic Hotel: "The location is amazing, we were on the 7th floor and (if you leant out of the window) you could see the arc de triomphe. There are loads of lovely restaurants in the near by area and there is a metro stop at either end of the street. All in all, a lovely hotel, ideal for a city break in Paris."
Hotel Best Western Victor Hugo: "Our budget did not allow staying in the heart/center of Paris, so I did a lot of research to determine the best outer arrondissement. The decision was made to stay in the 16th due to the proximity to the 7th & 8th arrondissements. This proved to be the perfect location for first timers such as ourselves. The Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower are all within walking distance. There is a metro stop right at the end of the street. The area felt safe and there are many restaurants nearby."
Hotel Cecilia Arc de Triomphe: "I loved the location of this hotel. Very central and convenient to the best attractions in Paris. The neighborhood around it is also decent and safe. This hotel is fine if you're in Paris with a small family or just for sightseeing. I would recommend this hotel mainly because of its location."
Hotel La Boetie: "Excellent location, right near to the Champs Elysee and bars, restaurants and fantastic shopping. Price of the room when sharing was very competitive. We had a very good stay in the area."