Paris offers families so much sightseeing, culture, and museum-hopping; check out Paris family-friendly hotel reviews and make trip planning a little easier.
With 1,470 hotels (that is 76,200 guestrooms) throughout the entire city, there are plenty of options when choosing accommodations in Paris, France. But making sure to select the best one for your family is key — look for the perfect combination of location, price and amenities that will delight both you and your children. If none of the Paris hotels reviewed here appeal, visit FTF’s guide to Paris Luxe, Luxe, Luxe Hotels or FTF’s Paris, France Hotels For Under US$200 and we think you’ll end up with a good night’s sleep.
218, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
33/ 01 47 03 61 61
This Old World, Esprit-de-France Hotel has 61 bedrooms and will add a bed at a charge of €30 for 5-year-olds or older. Location is graet; the hotel faces the Jardin des Tuileries, the oldest park and garden in Paris adjacent to the Louvre, and is close to the Champs Elysees and upscale shopping.The courtyard-facing rooms are quieter, but not as pretty as those whose large windows overlook the Tuileries and the banks of the Seine River. A tearoom serves light meals daily. Other amenities include a minibar, fridge, AC, room service, free WiFi, satellite TV and parking nearby. Rates range from $$$$+: a double rooms ranges from €180 to €340 a night for 2009. Breakfast is available for a fee. Children under 5-years stay free.
Hotel Du Jeu De Paume
54, rue St.-Louis-en-l’Ile
75004 Paris, France
33/ 01 43 26 14 18
The JDP is located mid-Seine, roughly between the Latin Quarter and Le Marais district. Intriguing building on the grounds of former 17th century royal tennis courts, on St. Louis Island in the city’s center. This is the heart of historical Paris. The casual 30-bedrooms (includes 2 apartments, 2 duplexes, 2 suites and 1 junior suite) are a pleasing mix of old and new: a glass elevator, exposed wooden beams, tiled floors, game room, library, and a sauna. Rooms are quiet, with charm, but not large. Suites or two adjoining rooms with two baths can accommodate families. Other amenities include a minibar, TV, telephone, sauna/fitness center, WiFi, game room, and library. Babysitting is available. Rates are $$$$+ per double room, a 2009 breakfast costs €18 per person. The JDP is pet-friendly, too, which each pet costing € 10 a day.
5, rue de Berri
75008 Paris, France
33/01 45 63 14 11; 800/203-3232
This first class Right Bank hotel features 146 rooms and suites each designed with a contemporary decor and natural tones. Between the Champs Elysee and Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, it is conveniently close to the Arc de Triomphe and upscale shopping. The Warwick is recently renovated, has some rooms with small lofts, and welcomes families. Handy facilities inlcude a minibar, TV, telephone in the rooms, car rental facility, and free WiFi throughout the premise. Small pets allowed. Babysitting is available, so book a childcare provider to sample the innovative French cuisine of Christopher Moisand in the “W” Restaurant.
Rates: Double room is $$$$, Children under 12 stay free in parents room
Emeraude Madeleine Plaza Hotel
33, place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris, France
33/01 43 12 92 60
Reasonably priced, this hotel has 49 rooms that sleep three or four people, great for families with one or two children. For an extra charge, a rollaway bed is available for an additional child, but one child under 4-years stays free any time. It’s well located between the Tuileries and the Opera, and is actually a former private house is in a quiet neighborhood, near the Arc de Triomphe and the Place Vendome. Other amenities include a minibar, TV, telephone, and WiFi. Pets are welcome. Breakfast buffet is available for €14, a good deal for Paris. Rates start at $$$ for a double room.
Novotel Paris les Halles
8 Place Marguerite de Narvarre
75001 Paris, France
33/01 42 21 31 31
Just across from the bustling mini-mall at Les Halles, close to the Louvre and the rue de Rivoli, this contemporary high-rise is in a very fun location for families. Les Halles is the site of the old produce market, and today offers a carousel, many shops, and round-the-clock street musicians and jugglers. The hotel is a modern, efficiently run, well-located French chain hotel with 285 rooms. Each has one double bed and one sofa, which can be used as single bed. Comfortable rooms sleep a maximum of 4 people. Families of 5 or more need two rooms, each billed at the single price. Suites and junior suites are bigger, but have one bed, for two adults only. Rooms have A/C, a minibar, TV, and telephone, the hotel features and indoor playground and kids’ menu. Babysitting is available on request. Double room are $$$, up to 2 children (under 16) are allowed free and eat continental breakfast free of charge. Buffet breakfast is extra.
Hotel Relais Christine
3, rue Christine
75006 Paris, France
Tel: 33/01 40 51 60 80
This small, charming Left Bank hotel was a 16th-century Augustinian cloister. It is perfectly situated for those who like to stroll. Literally one block from the Pont Neuf, a quick walk across the Seine to the Louvre or the Ile de la CitÃ© and close to Boulevard St.Germain and the Latin Quarter. There are 38 small rooms, but they don’t connect so your kids will have to sleep next door. However, there are also 13 suites and duplexes with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a sitting room which are great, just more expensive. Other hotel amenities inlcude a TV, telephone, A/C and minibar in all rooms, plus spa facilities, private salon, high speed Internet access and parking. Babysitting is available too. For a standard double room, prices start at $$$$ per night. Breakfast is extra and can be eaten in their small breakfast cafe or delivered to your room.
11, rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris, France
(33/43 54 55 27)
The Hotel Familia is, as its name suggests, is a family-run business with attention to detail and good rates. Conveniently situated in the Latin Quarter, within walking distance of everything in central Paris. It is very close to Notre Dame (you can hear the bells from your room), and a quick stroll away from a seasonal fruit market. The 14 rooms are decorated with lovely murals or stone walls, and flowers at your window, if you don’t have a balcony. A quad might be at street level, but the area is quiet. There is free in-room WiFi, a hairdryer, fridge, bar, and satellite TV. Nearby is private and guarded parking (€20 per day).
Rates for a quadruple family room (hard to find in any European city) starts at $$-$$$ per night and breakfast is included
5, rue Castex
75004 Paris, France
(33/01 42 72 31 52)
Refurbished every decade and well maintained, the Castex features 30 Louis XIII-style bedrooms and a vaulted breakfast room, with a charming mix of wood panelling, exposed stone walls, and wrought-iron ornamentation. It is located close to the Place de la Republique, just a 5-minute walk from the Latin Quarter or the banks of the River Seine. Comfortable rooms all have a TV, safe, A/C, free WiFi, and satellite television. Baby cribs are available, and older children can stay with their parents in the roomier triples and quads. Doubles and suites (two doubles connected by a bathroom) are available as well. Rates aer very reasonable here; a standard double room starts at $$+ per night, and breakfast is €10 per person.
Hotel du Louvre
Place AndrÃ© Malraux
75001 Paris, France
(33/01 44 58 38 38)
This elegant hotel, with dÃ©cor inspired by the Napoleon III style, sits right in the middle of some of the famous Paris attractions. Each of its four facades faces a different Parisian landmark: the Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, the ComÃ©die FranÃ§aise and the Place du Palais Royal. The hotel is just a two-minute walk from the Louvre and the gorgeous Tuileries Garden. Inside, the 177 bedrooms and suites all come with WiFi, a TV, AC and soundproofing, and hairdryers. Other amenities include a fitness center and business center.
For travel from July 1st to August 31st, 2010, parents who book accommodation for two in a double room will receive 50% off a second room for children. Also included in this “Concorde Family in Paris” package is a daily buffet breakfast for a family of four, a “Very Special Kid” welcome with tasty treats and complimentary bathrobes for each child, and “Family Outings in Paris” insiders guide with various kid-friendly Paris ideas and outings. The package is available for a minimum stay of two nights. Rates start at $$$$. To book this or other seasonal packages, call 800/888-4747 or visit www.concorde-hotels.com.
45, boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris, France
(33/01 49 54 46 46)
Surrounded by the architecture and furniture in this hotel, you’ll feel like you’re living in the Art Deco period — charming but worn, we’ve heard recently. Once outside, you’ll find yourself in the bustling district of Saint-Germain-des-PrÃ©s. This is one of Paris’s most fashionable and artistic neighborhoods, where you’ll be within walking distance of the river Seine, the MusÃ©e d’Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Hotel Lutetia has 170 rooms and 60 suites, many of which look onto an inner courtyard and have balconies. All have period-furnishings, free WiFi, TVs, hairdryers. Deluxe rooms and suites also have AC and soundproofing and all rooms have access to a fitness center and business center. A member of the Concorde Group, this hotel offers the “Concorde Family in Paris” package including 50% off a second room and a free breakfast buffet.
Agenices & Other Paris Hotel Resources
Group Hotels Unis de Paris
This small and expert agency represents over 60 three-star and four-star hotels in Paris, Alsace, Burgundy, Provence and the Basque region, each a small and typical European property. Their hotels in Paris abound in charm, coziness, and unique historical value. Such hotels include the Hotel Quartier Latin, with decor that pays tribute to knowledge and literature, and Hotel Westminster, which was originally a convent until changed in 1840, to become a favorite hotel of the Duke of Westminster himself.
France Hotel Guide
When all else fails, try this straightforward website. France Hotel Guide allows you to search hotel by region, number of stars, price, size of room, or name. There’s no commission for booking through the site – a useful resource in 12 languages.
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