One of the most ‘touristy’ areas of Paris is the districts that go from Saint Michel to Châtelet, going through the Île de la Cité. As they are located in the heart of the city, their popularity never stops growing, even in the eyes of Parisians. But they deserve this success – lots of the key monuments of the capital are there, like the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, the Conciergerie, the Palais de Justice and even the Pompidou Centre. So, when you’re in Paris, what’s better than living right next to all these places, in such an area?
In this article, you will find the best 12 hotels of the right centre of Paris, so you will be able to walk to the best places and so your stay will be much more pleasant!
1) Hotel Dupond Smith *****
Address: 2 rue des Guillemites 75004 Paris
The elegant Hotel Dupond Smith is located in a small street in the heart of the Marais area. It contains 9 modern, spacious and luminous rooms, each tastefully decorated and design. Those are the perfect alliance between white and vivid colors. The hotel provides the opportunity to rent bikes to make a great tour of Paris! Furthermore, some shuttles are available to go to the airports (Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle).
Extra: welcoming products by Maison Martin Margiela, exclusively created for the Hotel Dupond Smith. According to its customers on Tripadvisor, the Hotel Dupond Smith is the 17th best hotel in Paris, thanks to all these services! If you choose to stay in this hotel, you will live a quality experience. You will have the chance to sleep in a quiet environment in such a dynamic district. So don’t miss it!
Reachable for people with reduced mobility.
Price: From €260 a night in a double room
We love: The terrace and the excellent bedding, in which you will have sweet dreams!
2) Parc Saint Severin Esprit de France ****
Address: 22 rue de La Parcheminerie 75005 Paris
You will find the Parc Saint Severin Esprit de France at the back of a peaceful pedestrian street. This luxurious establishment is located near the Saint Severin Church in the Saint Michel district, which is really joyful. Thanks to the metro station Cluny-La Sorbonne (line 10), you will be able to go easily to the Austerlitz train station in less than 10 minutes, or to some must-see spots, like Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its 27 rooms are decorated with antique furniture and colorful tapestries, and the atmosphere is soothing, welcoming and comfortable. If you are lucky, you might sleep in one of those bedrooms with a private balcony that offers a breathtaking view over Paris!
Price: From €197 a night in a double room
We love: The sophisticated decoration and the welcoming staff
3) Hotel Villa d’Estrees ****
Address: 17 rue Gît-le-Coeur 75006 Paris
The Hotel Villa d’Estrees is situated in a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Next to the Saint Michel Fountain and the metro/RER station Saint Michel Notre Dame, the proximity of iconic Parisian spots is a real advantage. The rue de Saint André des Arts, next to the rue de Gît-le-coeur, is full of diverse restaurants and will satisfy all your desires about food! The decoration of this hotel has been really done with care, in reference to Napoléon III and the Baron Haussmann’s period. Its rooms and lounge are spacious and decorated with harmony, and offer a warm and comfortable atmosphere that you will certainly love.
Price: From €192 a night in a double room
We love: The romantic atmosphere of this prestigious hotel
4) Hotel Duo ****
Address : 11 rue du Temple 75004 Paris
Just next to the Hotel de Ville, the Hotel Duo welcomes you in a contemporary and warm atmosphere. Between the Marais and Beaubourg districts, this luxurious and architecturally pleasing hotel will allow you to reach the best places of Paris very quickly. Deeply enjoy your stay by doing shopping in the famous Rivoli street! The decoration, a perfect mix between black and flashy colors, highlights the beauty of the old building in which the hotel is located.
A fitness room and a sauna are available for you, so why don’t you go and spend some time there? Like the district where it is located, the Hotel Duo combines modernity and authenticity.
Price: From €110 a night in a single room
We love: The patio next to the reception
5) Hotel du Jeu de Paume ****
Address: 54 Rue Saint Louis En L’Ile 75004 Paris
In the heart of the Île Saint-Louis, the Hotel du Jeu de Paume offers you great services, and is close to must-see spots. The establishment has a tiny flowered garden with a terrace, which helps to make an romantic atmosphere. Each of its 30 rooms, recently renovated, is inspired by a modern painter and they all have a different ambiance, original and quirky.
In each room you will find a flat-screen TV, and the lounge is embellished by a huge bookcase, available for customers. If you rent a car, you will have the chance to park it in the hotel’s private car park!
Price: From €209 a night in a double room
We love: The view over the Seine and the intimate atmosphere of the rooms.
6) Hotel Albe Saint Michel ***
Address: 1 rue de la Harpe 75005 Paris
Located in the Latin Quarter, one of the most popular areas in Paris, and near the docks of the Seine, the Hotel Albe will give you the opportunity to live in a dynamic, commercial and tourist-friendly district for a couple of days. Its location is ideal: the Cathedral Notre Dame is less than 8 minutes away on foot and the station Saint Michel Notre Dame, where you can take the metro (line 4) and the RER (lines B and C), is 100 meters away.
You don’t need to travel the whole city to visit, eat or have a drink; you have everything next to the hotel! Its 43 spacious and modern rooms and the generous breakfast will help you love your stay at the hotel Albe Saint Michel.
Price: From €141 a night in a double room
We love: The view over the Seine from some rooms and the location next to iconic places.
7) Europe Saint Severin Paris Notre-Dame ***
Address: 38-40 rue Saint Severin 75005 Paris
In a pedestrian street of the 5th district, the hotel Europe Saint Severin offers you an excellent location near all the tourist places. Not far from the Saint Michel fountain, in a dynamic area, the serenity of this hotel will please you after a long and lively day in the city.
You will take shelter in one of the 59 comfortable rooms, decorated in a modern way with an old touch due to the appearance of stone on the walls. You will have the opportunity to taste some Italian specialities at the hotel restaurant Le Rim Café’s terrace, open all year long.
On arrival at the hotel, you will be surprised by the calm of the place, which is kind of rare in such a dynamic area. Day and night, you will be able to sleep peacefully thanks to the excellent sound-proofing of the building. It’s even possible for you to sleep in the nuptial suite, what a dream!
Price: From €79 a night in a double room (great value for money)
We love: The quiet atmosphere and the generous breakfast
8) Hotel Saint Louis en L’Isle ***
Address: 75 rue Saint-Louis en L’ile 75004 Paris
On the very chic Ile Saint Louis, this elegant and cosy hotel welcomes you during your trip to Paris. Its central location will allow you to get to the essential spots of the city very easily; just walk 5 minutes and you’ll get to the Cathedral Notre Dame! Moreover, thanks to the metro station Pont-Marie (line 7), you will be able to go the Opéra Garnier in only 7 minutes, and to the Grands Magasins (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps…) in 11 minutes. Let yourself be charmed by one of the 18 sophisticated and luminous rooms, thanks to the features of a beamed ceiling and stone on the walls. You will especially enjoy the authenticity of this hotel during the breakfast, served in the vaulted cellar. Above all, if you choose this hotel, don’t forget to go to the famous ice cream maker Berthillon, where you will certainly taste the best ice cream of your life – they are worth it.
Price: From €182 a night in a double room
We love: The view over the Seine and the charm of the stone walls.
9) Hotel le Relais du Louvre ***
Address: 19 rue des Prêtres St-Germain l’Auxerrois 75001 Paris
300 meters away from the Louvre Museum and not really far from the Ile de la Cité, le Relais du Louvre has set up in a building from the 18th century. Here, ancient style and elegance are perfectly combined, with modern services like air conditioning and a TV in each room.
The harmony of the antique furniture and colors will help you spend some sweet and relaxing nights. On entering the building, you will immediately feel the warm atmosphere and comfort. The location is perfect : next to the Saint Germain l’Auxerrois bell tower and metro station Louvre-Rivoli (line 1). The hotel offers several practical and quality services, like the breakfast in rooms (only) so you can enjoy the comfort of your bed, or even the opportunity to take a shuttle to go to the airport (Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle). The establishment, founded in 1971 and entirely renovated in 2000, owns wonderful suites and rooms that you can transform into personalized apartments and even a bridal suite.
Price: From €134 a night in a double room
We love: The location of this hotel
10) Hotel du Cygne **
Address: 3-5 rue du Cygne 75001 Paris
Just next to Saint Leu – Saint Gilles Church, the Hotel du Cygne is ideally situated in the capital! Some meters away from Châtelet-Les Halles, very central metro (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14) and RER (A, B and D) station, you will be able to get to your favorite places in no time. But Les Halles is first a shopping centre, where you will enjoy a little trip in a freshly renovated place and admire the puzzling architecture of La Canopée. The hotel has about 20 rooms, simply and elegantly decorated, where you will be able to have some rest after a long and tiring day in the city. In the area, you will easily find something to drink or eat without having to go far away. Furthermore, the hotel is really close to the Louvre Museum, considered to be a key monument of Paris!
Price: From €71 a night in a single room
We love: The very central location
11) Hotel de Suez **
Address: 31 boulevard Saint Michel 75005 Paris
Welcome to the Hotel de Suez! It will host you in a simple but friendly atmosphere, almost like at home. You will be received in a traditional house founded in 1896 in the heart of the Latin Quarter, one of the most dynamic of the city. Thanks to this very central location, you will enjoy the essential spots. For example, the Cluny Museum, right next to the hotel, is from the Middle-Age period – a perfect place to improve your culture ! Moreover, the hotel is close to the metro station Cluny-La Sorbonne (line 10), which will make it easier for you to reach the Austerlitz train station. Finally, if you’re determined to walk a little, you can go to the Ile de la Cité to visit the famous Cathedral Notre Dame. And a few minutes far from the hotel, you’ll enjoy one of the biggest parks of Paris: the Luxembourg Garden.
Price: From €64 a night in a single room
We love: The comfort of the 2-star hotel and the great value for the area.
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