As Paris is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, it is perhaps unsurprising that there are over 80,000 rooms available and a range of accommodation types to choose from.
Paris is a very compact city. Whilst this means that you are likely to be doing a lot of walking on your holiday, it also means that wherever you are in Paris, you won’t be too far away from popular attractions. This means that deciding where you stay in Paris, is less important than it might be when looking for a hotel in another city. The most important factor determining which hotel is best for you is how much you are willing to pay. Fortunately, Paris has a broad range of accommodation that caters to a variety of budgets and tastes.
Paris has a number of cheap hotels available for those who are trying to save money on accommodation costs. Indeed, it has been reported that cheap hotels in Paris are lower than the European average. Some of the most affordable areas to stay in Paris include: The Latin Quarter, Montmartre and Le Marais. As a general rule, the farther out you go, the cheaper hotel prices tend to be. However, if you are keen to stay in one of the more fashionable areas, but are on a tight budget: don’t despair! If you do your research properly, you can often find budget accommodation hidden in some of the most expensive Parisian neighbourhoods.
Bed and breakfasts are another popular type of accommodation in Paris, especially with visitors who want to fully immerse themselves into French culture as this type of accommodation tends to be run by families and used by locals. Bed and breakfasts are usually located centrally which makes them a great base for those who want to go out and explore the city. While there are some boutique bed and breakfasts available, the majority of bed and breakfasts provide are relatively cheap, which makes them a great alternative to budget hotel.
At the other end of the spectrum, Paris has a number of high-end hotels which are perfect for those looking for a luxurious city break. The Champs Elysees area is often a popular choice as it is home to some of the best luxury hotels and the famous avenue has a number of high-end shops and cafes.
If you are looking to stay in Paris for a period longer than a week or are looking for an authentic Parisian experience, you may wish to rent an apartment. This type of accommodation is popular for those with large families as they offer significantly more space than many hotel rooms. Apartment rentals are available throughout the city.