Where To Stay: The Right Bank: The Left Bank: More Paris Neighborhoods: Travelers also search for hotels around these popular landmarks: Popular Paris Hotels: Panthéon – Latin Quarter (5th arr) _____________________________________________ Opera Garnier (2nd arr) _____________________________________________ Opera-Department Stores (9th arr) _____________________________________________ Hôtel-de-Ville – Notre-Dame _____________________________________________ Panthéon – Latin Quarter (5th arr)
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Where To Stay:
The Right Bank:
The Left Bank:
More Paris Neighborhoods:
Travelers also search for hotels around these popular landmarks:
Popular Paris Hotels:
Panthéon – Latin Quarter (5th arr)
Opera Garnier (2nd arr)
Opera-Department Stores (9th arr)
Hôtel-de-Ville – Notre-Dame
Panthéon – Latin Quarter (5th arr)
Paris has got it all: unrivaled romantic ambiance, century-old architecture, world-renowned haute -couture fashion houses, gourmet dining scene, and many famed landmarks that everyone needs to see at least once (think the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, the Louvre Museum, and the Champs-Élysées, just to name a few).
There are hundreds of hotels in Paris to choose from (actually, more than 1,800 properties). They run the gamut from budget hotels to palatial-style luxury hotels, and everything in between. The biggest question all travelers are facing is where to stay in Paris. This can make your visit truly unforgettable, or it can ruin your experience. Have a look at some tips on picking the right Paris hotel for your first visit to Paris.
1. The Seine divides the city onto two distinct parts: the Right Bank and the Left Bank. Pick one first.
2. There are 20 districts (or arrondissements) in Paris: 14 of those are on the Right Bank and 6 on the Left. Those located closer to the Seine are more prestigious and, therefore, more expensive.
3. Choose the Left Bank, if you are looking for a vintage boutique-style hotel with a historic ambiance. Most of the budget hotels on the Left Bank are located in the 14th arrondissement (Montparnasse). The Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood (6th and 7th arrondissements) is extremely popular with the tourists, but it’s also offers the most expensive hotels. Other popular neighborhoods on the left Bank are Panthéon – Quartier Latin (5th) and Les Invalides – Eiffel Tower (7th). Generally, if you are looking for a mid-range priced hotel, and want to experience romantic Paris with its old quaint streets, the youthful atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, discover lots of fine dining options, and be close to the Eiffel Tower and the famous Jardins du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens), then the Left Bank is for you.
4. The Right Bank is ideal if you want more hotel options, as the majority of Paris hotels are on the Right Bank, particularly if you are looking for an authentic luxury experience. You should also opt for the Right Bank if you’d like to be close the Louvre Museum (1st arrondissement) or the Theatre District (2nd and 9th arrondissements).
If you are planning to combine cultural and shopping experiences, then choose a hotel in the Grands Boulevards – Grand Magasins – Champs-Élysées neighborhoods (8th and 9th), where most of the famous haute -couture brands and large department stores are located.
Most of the cheap hotels on the Right Bank are in or around the Montmartre – Sacre Coeur – Canal Saint-Denis neighborhoods (18th and 19th arrondissements).
Another, very popular hotel destination in Paris is the Marais neighborhood, although it has become so popular in recent years that it’s now very difficult to find a budget hotel there. Tourists love this area for such famous landmarks as the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, the oldest city square – Place des Vosges, and the proximity to the two islands on the River Seine – Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis.
We highly recommend the 17th arrondissement for your hotel base in Paris. Not only it is the most bourgeois and upscale residential area in Paris, but it is also one of the safest. If you pick a Paris hotel in this neighbourhood you will be close to the most famous street in the world – Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the famed Arc de Triomphe, and such landmarks as Palais des Congrès, Place de l’Étoile, and the popular Parc Monceau area. Surprisingly, once can find lots of budget and mid-range hotels in this prestigious neighborhood.
Adjacent to the 17th is the Trocadéro neighbourhood (16th), where you can also find affordable Paris hotels, and stay close to the Roland Garros Stadium, Place de l’Étoile, and Avenue Foch.