Traveling to Paris is an experience of a lifetime, no matter what your budget is. Choosing to stay at one of the many cheap hotels in central Paris doesn’t mean compromising your experience, as long as you know how to choose the best central Paris hotel for you. Of course, word of mouth is the best way to get an insider view on Parisian hotels, but if you’re the first among your friends and family to go on a French adventure, online review sites provide a wealth of indispensable information.
If you’re looking for a comfortable hotel for around $100 a night, Hotel Le Petit Trianon Paris is a great option. The free wireless internet will keep you in touch with life back home, but you’ll probably use it just to boast about the amazing sights and tourist attractions that are within walking distance of this 14 room hotel. These attractions include the Ile de la Cite and Musee du Louvre. If you feel like venturing a little further out, the Cite Metro Station and Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame Train Station are both a short walk away from the Hotel Le Petit Trianon Paris. You can visit the hotel restaurant to indulge in some classic French cuisine after a long day of sightseeing.
Hotel de Fontaines is another cheap central hotel that is easy on your wallet without compromising your travel experience. Located on Rue Des Fontaines Du Temple, this hotel also provides free Wifi, and with a seasonal price tag of well under $100, finding one or two friends to share the cost of a double or triple room would be well worth it. Hotel de Fontaines is just ten minutes away from Strasbourg – Saint Denis Metro Station and Reaumur Sebastopol Metro Station on foot, ideal for your inner explorer. Without stepping foot on public transportation, you can enjoy visiting Place de la Republique, Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musee Picasso and the Carnavalet Museum. This 25 room hotel is ideal for a group trip, or a simple getaway.
For a slightly more luxurious experience on a budget, Hotel de Senlis is an excellent choice. Bargain hunting online can help you find cheap central hotels with a few more perks than those mentioned above. For around $130 a night, Hotel de Senlis offers 24 hour reception, the standard free Wifi, and baggage storage, ideal for those times your flight and check-out times leave you with a last minute opportunity to explore the city. Within walking distance of Hotel de Senlis you’ll find Luxembourg Palace, Ile de la Cite and Jardin du Luxembourg. If you’re willing to walk a little further, you can experience Notre Dame de Paris and Boulevard Saint-Germain. On returning to Hotel de Senlis, you can take advantage of their room service options, or you can visit one of the many eateries and cafes that are within walking distance. In addition to room service, a breakfast menu is offered each morning for your convenience. If you’re looking to mix business with pleasure, the hotel offers a photocopier and meeting rooms. Hotel de Senlis offers you a lot of bang for your buck.
A standard room at the Hotel France Louvre will run you around $100 a night on special depending on the time of year. While the rooms are small, you’ll be tempted to spend most of your time sightseeing and taking advantage of this hotel’s central location. While you’ll have to pay for your internet connection here, a free breakfast is offered. For the family of travelers on a budget, Hotel France Louvre is a child friendly hotel within walking distance of many attractions such as Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame and the Louvre. Room service options are available, or you can find a cafe or restaurant nearby to add some culinary conquests to your travel resume.
Staying at Hotel Montparnasse Saint Germaine is worth every penny of the average $90 per night charge, with 24 hour reception, breakfast options daily, and luggage storage. The best perk of all for the central Paris sightseer is the easy access to le Tour Eiffel via the Montparnasse metro station. After all that sightseeing you’re bound to be on the hunt for a satisfying meal, and Hotel Montparnasse Saint Germaine is within walking distance of restaurants offering affordable and tasty crepes and canapes for your enjoyment. Experiencing Parisian nightlife is easy as you can find bars, restaurants and nightclubs nearby. Theatres and artisan markets are also within walking distance of this charming hotel.
If you’re looking for a hotel in walking distance from tourist attractions such as botanical gardens and you’re interested in trying out different restaurants and bars, Hotel du College de France, located in the heart of the city, may be the one for you. The hotel features standard free Wifi, clean well equipped rooms, and a communal lounge with a TV for those times when you feel like socializing without stepping out of the comfort of your hotel. The price can range anywhere from $100 to $150 depending on the time of year, but the central location is priceless. You can enjoy metro access to popular tourist attractions, and the friendly staff will assist you in getting the most out of your stay .
If you’re not opposed to the idea of sharing facilities to save on room and board, Hotel Viator is an option for you. Located just 20 minutes walk from the Moulin Rouge, and a short distance from the Brochant Metro Station, Hotel Viator offers free Wifi, a telephone, breakfast options and luggage storage. For around $70 a night for a double room, Hotel Viator is a great choice for the budget minded traveler interested in nightlife, music and history.
Traveling to Paris on a budget has never been easier, with cheap hotels like those above and more, there’s no need to compromise amenities and a central location.
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