The district of La Défense is the biggest business district in Europe. Every day, thousands of people pass through this district, and most of them are businessmen and businesswomen. La Défense is located north-west of Paris, in the lining up of the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Here are the 8 best hotels of this incredible district.
1) Sofitel Paris La Défense*****
33, voie des Sculpteurs, 92800 Puteaux
The Sofitel Paris La Défense is a luxury, modern and well-designed hotel, located 200 meters away from the esplanade de la Défense, in the very heart of the well-known business district of Paris.
The hotel rooms are tastefully decorated and have everything you will need at your disposal: free wifi, a flat-screen TV, a docking station for iPod and a courtesy tray. Beds are extremely comfortable; you will feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, and bathrooms are very well-lit and spacious.
Breakfast can be served in your room, and the hotel has a bar and a restaurant – the Lounge.
We like: its shuttles going from the airport to the hotel (paid service).
We love: its fitness centre.
Price: starts at €110 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
2) Frasers Suite Harmonie Paris La Défense*****
6, Boulevard de Neuilly, 92400 Courbevoie
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This apart-hotel offers you all the comfort of an apartment, as well as all the services available in a hotel.
Every room is spacious (the smallest is 38m²) and is very well equipped: a lounge area entirely connected with flat-screen TV and DVD player, free wifi, a small, equipped kitchen, breakfast served in the room, and a balcony with a beautiful view.
The hotel is located on the banks of the Seine, 200 meters away from the esplanade de La Défense, and the metro takes you to the Arc de Triomphe in 5 minutes.
We like: its view of the Seine.
We love: its spacious suites that will make you feel at home.
Price: starts at €129 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
3) Pullman Paris La Défense*****
11, Avenue de l’Arche, la Défense 6, 92400 Courbevoie
Go to the Pullman Paris La Défense and you will be welcomed by a pleasant, efficient and attentive team, that knows how to remain discreet. This team will make you feel comfortable and will meet all your expectations during your stay, 24 hours a day.
The hotel rooms are quite simple but very well-designed and contemporary, and they all have free wifi and a flat-screen TV. Bathrooms are spacious and well-lit and the view of La Défense is unobstructed.
The hotel has at your disposal a restaurant, the Quinte & Sens, which will offer you a worthwhile breakfast buffet, with a large choice of various specialties.
We like: its sauna and its hammam.
We love: the breakfast buffet, to start your day in full form.
Price: starts at €118 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
4) Hilton Paris La Défense****
2, Place La Défense, 92800 Puteaux
This very elegant hotel, located near the Arche de la Défense, is the ideal place to enjoy the surrounding shops. The hotel is in the CNIT (a convention centre in La Défense), in front of the Quatres Temps shopping mall, which houses a lot of major retailers.
Regarding the hotel, the Hilton Paris La Défense is very well equipped, and its 153 contemporary rooms are as well: free wifi, LCD screen, minibar, coffee machine, marble bathroom.
The hotel has a restaurant, the Côté Parvis, that offers you French and international specialties reinvented by their chefs, as well as a bar, the Tangerine Bar. There is also a gym in the hotel, and guarded public parking.
The hotel is just next to the metro line 1 and the RER line A, which allow you to get easily to the four corners of Paris.
We like: the decoration of its rooms, both classic and contemporary.
We love: its location in the heart of a shopping mall and in front of the famous Grande Arche de la Défense.
Price: starts at €136 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
5) Renaissance Paris La Défense Hotel****
60, jardin de Valmy, Boulevard Circulaire, Sortie 7, 92918 Puteaux
Located behind the Grande Arche and at a 10-minute walk from the U Arena, the Renaissance Paris La Défense Hotel is chic and sophisticated, decorated with care.
It offers simple rooms that all have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a lounge area, as well as a beautiful bathroom equipped with a bathtub.
The Renaissance Paris La Défense Hotel also has at your disposal a restaurant, the Brasserie, that will delight you with its fine and tasty dishes. The warm setting will make you stay for hours.
There is also a gym in the hotel, for a great start to the day, and private parking.
We like: the comfort of its rooms.
We love: its restaurant, the Brasserie, with its modern and luminous decor, and its delicious food.
Price: starts at €112 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
6) Novotel Paris La Défense****
2, Boulevard de Neuilly, 92081 Courbevoie
With its view of the Seine and of the Eiffel Tower, the Novotel Paris La Défense is ideally located at the doors of La Défense. Calm, modern and luxurious, the team of the hotel will welcome to make your stay the most enjoyable.
The spacious rooms, that all have free wifi, will delight you. Its ideal location is perfect for your business meetings, or to go visit Paris without waiting too long for public transport. The hotel will offer you a generous breakfast for a great start to the day.
It also has underground parking, a fitness centre and a playground for children.
We like: its breakfast buffet with a large choice.
We love: its beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower.
Price: starts at €99 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
7) Hotel Paris Neuilly****
1, Avenue de Madrid, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine
Situated in the Louvre – Champs-Elysées – Arc de Triomphe axis, this hotel is easily accessible, and perfect for a stay in Paris. The metro station is only 50 meters away, in front of the hotel, and you will get to La Défense in 5 minutes, and to the Champs Elysées in less than 10 minutes by metro.
Regarding the hotel, it offers spacious and modern suites and rooms, that all have free wifi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and air-conditioning. Bathrooms are luxurious and are all equipped with a bathtub.
The hotel will offer you a complete breakfast that you will be able to savour on the patio. Parking is also available in front of the hotel.
We like: its proximity to public transport.
We love: its very advantageous location and its price that is lower than in the centre of La Défense.
Price: starts at €84 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
8) Hotel Vivaldi***
5, Rue Roque de Fillol, 92800 Puteaux
The Hotel Vivaldi is a modest hotel that is worth the visit, only a 20-minute walk from the Grande Arche de la Défense. Located behind the Puteaux town hall and 800 meters away from La Défense, this hotel is an excellent choice for a remarkable quality-price ratio.
The rooms are quiet, all have free wifi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. In the summer, you will enjoy the sun on the patio during your breakfast.
The reception will also make your stay more enjoyable. The team is very attentive, and is always available for your various requests.
We like: its patio, to enjoy the weather in summer.
We love: its quality-price ratio that defies all competition.
Price: starts at €58 a night (prices are likely to change according to the season).
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