What’s better than a family holiday? There are so many family activities to do in Paris, but there is just one problem: how do you find a hotel that can house everyone?
However, you don’t need to worry because France Hotel Guide has prepared a list of the best hotels for families in Paris.
1) Grey Hotel****
Located at the heart of the 9th arrondissement, the Grey Hotel is close to the Montmartre and Pigalle neighbourhoods. Even though Pigalle is not advised for children, Montmartre is lovely and absolutely suited for families. If you have small children, you should use the funicular to climb to the top of the Montmartre Hill instead of the stairs. 900 meters away from the hotel, you will find the Parc Monceau, where you can take your children to play or enjoy a family picnic.
The hotel in itself offers suites that can host up to four people, with a double bed and a sofa bed that can host two people as well as a private bathroom.
The Grey Hotel also offers triple rooms, with a double bed and a sofa that can accommodate children under twelve years old, as well as a private bathroom.
A child care service is available if you wish to have a date night, but you will be charged extra.
We like: The child care service
We love: the proximity of the Parc Monceau.
Transportation: Metro Place de Clichy (line 2) or Liège (line 13). The Saint-Lazare train station is also only 10 minutes away.
Starting at 180€ a night for a family room.
2) Hotel West End****
The Hotel West End is only 5 minutes away from the Champs-Elysées, in the 8th arrondissement, which means it is the center of one of the richest neighbourhoods in Paris. Additionally, it is only 20 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and close to the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde, and the Tuileries Garden. The Tuileries Garden is great for children with its big alleys and fountains, but also for the Fête des Tuileries which occurs between the middle of June and the middle of August, and has many attractions and high sensation rides.
The hotel offers “junior suites”, which include a double bed or two singles, and two other single beds can be added so the room can host up to four people.
The hotel is luxurious, with unique and personalised décor in every room. An advantage: the hotel owns its own bowling alleys, which is a perfect way to spend a nice family evening.
We like: The bowling alleys.
We love: The proximity of the key monuments.
Transportation: Metro Alma-Marceau (line 9) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9).
Starting at 384€ a night for a family room.
3) 7 Eiffel Hotel****
At the heart of the 7th arrondissement, the 7 Eiffel Hotel is close to the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Quai Branly, and the Invalides. A few steps away, in front of the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro Gardens are a nice place to relax on the grass next to the fountain. For the history lovers, you will also be close to many museums, like the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, the Musée de l’Homme, the Museum of Contemporary History, the Museum of the Army, and the Sewer Museum (which is not as disgusting as you might think!)
The hotel offers a set of two rooms, side to side or face to face and formed of a double bed each. We particularly appreciate the modern and luxurious decoration and the patio where it is very nice to have a cup of coffee.
We like: The great location
We love: The patio
Transportation: Metro La Tour Faubourg (ligne 8), Varenne (line 13) or RER C Invalides.
Starting at 297€ a night for a family room.
4) Hotel California****
Located in an adjacent street to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Hotel California is very well situated. Indeed, it is close to the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Tuileries Garden, and the Parc Monceau. You will even be able to take your children for a walk! The Eglise de la Madeleine, an architectural wonder, is also only a few minutes away.
The hotel offers four types of rooms for families. The family room includes a double bed and a single bed, or three single beds. The Junior suite includes a room with a double bed and a living room with a sofa bed for two people. The duplex suite is a flat with two rooms, each with a double bed, as well as a living room that has a sofa bed for two people. Additionally, the hotel owns a bar, a restaurant, a patio, and a bowling alley, all for your entertainment!
We like: The patio, ideal place for a morning coffee
We love: The duplex flats.
Transportation: Metro George V (line 1) or Saint-Philippe du Roule (ligne 9).
Starting at 309€ a night for a family room.
5) Hotel des Comédies***
Located in the 10th arrondissement, the Hotel des Comédies is at the core of the theater neighbourhood (hence its name). Going to the theater is one of the Parisians’ favorite activities, so why not try it yourself? Comedies, tragedies, ancient or modern pieces, there is so much to choose from! The hotel is also close to the Canal Saint Martin, a perfect place to take a walk or a bicycle ride.
The Hotel des Comédies offers two types of family rooms, the triple room has a double bed and a single bed, and the family duplex is made of two double beds and a simple bed. Among other things, the hotel owns a bowling alley and a patio! The interior design is tasteful and elegant and reminds us of the great French drama authors.
We like: The neighbourhood with all its theaters.
We love: The duplex room.
Transportation: Metro Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8 and 9) and Strasbourg Saint-Denis (lines 4, 8 and 9).
Starting at 139€ a night for a family room.
6) Hotel 29 Lepic***
Located at the heart of Montmartre, the Hotel 29 Lepic is right in the artists’ neighbourhood. If you like art, you will be thrilled to go back into the steps of Picasso, Renoir, Apollinaire… Moreover, the hotel is situated right next to the Bateau Lavoir, former studio of many painters! You will also be just a few minutes away from the Sacré-Coeur and the Montmartre Cemetery, where the singer Dalida is buried.
The hotel offers triple junior suites, made of a double bed and a sofa bed for one. A two-room apartment is also available, which includes a double bed and a single bed, but with a little more intimacy. The interior design is quite sober, but nonetheless, colorful and welcoming. Moreover, pets are allowed in the hotel!
We like: The artistic environment.
We love: The Montmartre neighbourhood.
Transportation: Metro Blanche (line 2) or Abbesses (line 12).
Starting at 134€ a night for a family room.
7) Hotel Harvey***
Situated in the 17th arrondissement, the Hotel Harvey is very close to the Bois de Boulogne. With a huge park right outside of Paris, the Bois de Boulogne is ideal for family hangouts, picnics, and bicycle rides. Many restaurants are also situated in the woods and it is nice to eat there and enjoy the view. For the children, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is only 1km away from the hotel and has many attractions and activities. The neighbourhood in itself is dynamic and has many restaurants and shops.
The hotel offers triple rooms with a double bed and a single bed or three single beds, and quadruple rooms with a double bed and two single beds, or four single beds. The interior design is dedicated to Paris and the staff is welcoming and very nice. The hotel also owns a bar.
We like: The lively neighbourhood.
We love: The proximity of the Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin d’Acclimatation.
Transportation: RER C Neuilly Porte Maillot or Metro Argentine (line 1).
Starting at 192€ a night for a family room.
8) Hotel de Suède Saint-Germain***
In the 7th arrondissement, the Hotel de Suède Saint-Germain is situated right next to the Musée Rodin and the Invalides. Just twenty minutes on foot, you will find yourself at the Eiffel Tower and, in 25 minutes, you will be able to admire the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. The neighbourhood is full of green spaces, which is very pleasant at the heart of Paris.
The Hotel de Suède offers a family room with a double bed and a sofa bed for two, so it can host four people. The hotel has an interior courtyard by which you will have to go through to get to your room, which makes it a very quaint place. The design is also very elegant.
We like: The neighbourhood.
We love: The little courtyard.
Transportation: Metro Saint-François-Xavier (line 13) or Vaneau (line 10).
Starting at 175€ a night for a family.
9) Twelve Hotel**
The Twelve Hotel is located in the 12th arrondissement, right at the border of Paris. It is close to the Bois de Vincennes, perfect for a walk in nature! In the Bois de Vincennes, you will also find the Parc Floral, in which you will be able to relax and see hundreds of flower varieties and other plants. The Vincennes Zoo is also a perfect activity for children. Come and meet manatee, pumas, and giraffes!
The Twelve Hotel offers rooms with a view on a lovely interior courtyard. You will be able to enjoy a triple room with a double bed and a single bed, or a family room with two double beds to accommodate up to four people.
We like: The view of the garden.
We love: The proximity of the Bois de Vincennes and its activities.
Transportation: Metro Porte de Vincennes (line 1) or Picpus (line 6).
Starting at 99€ a night for a family room.
10) Hotel Marignan*
Ideally located, the Hotel Marignan is at the core of the Latin Neighbourhood. Near the hotel, you will find among other things the Middle-Ages museum, perfect for a family afternoon learning about the history of our beautiful country. You will also be able to visit the Sorbonne, illustrious and first French university. The Panthéon is also not to be missed since it holds the graves of many great French men, like Pierre and Marie Curie, Victor Hugo or Jean Jaurés. Nearby, the Jardin du Luxembourg is very pleasant to stroll around or play games with the children. Finally, just a 15 minute-walk away, you will find the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, a true emblem of the Parisian city.
The hotel offers triple, quadruple or quintuple rooms, with single or double beds and private or common bathrooms. A little advantage: The hotel owns its own library!
We like: The library.
We love: The location at the heart of the Marais Neighbourhood.
Transportation: Metro Maubert-Mutualité (line 1), Cluny-La Sorbonne (line 1) or RER Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame (RER B and C).
Starting at 72€ a night for a family room.
Mona knows Paris like the back of her hand. Its bars, its restaurants and above all, its hotels, whether you want to sleep, eat, party or just take a walk in Paris, Mona knows them (nearly) all. Follow her lead, she will gladly give you all her good tips!