No one’s trying to deny that a trip to Paris can be a pricey affair. Seeing as you’ll spend most of your time exploring the city’s museums, restaurants, bars, and shops, the smart, economic traveler should start by saving on accommodations. All of the hotels on Culture Trip’s list are within three miles of the Paris city center, have three or more stars and guest satisfaction ratings of over 78%. Most importantly, each of these budget-friendly hotels will cost you less than €70 a night.
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Located between the lively Bastille district, the peaceful Île Louviers and just seconds from the charming harbor of the Bassin de l’Arsenal, the Hotel des Trois Gares is perfectly situated for travelers looking to be close to the action. This boutique hotel, with just 34 rooms, provides calm and functional accommodation over six floors. Guests on the fifth floor have access to a balcony and those on the top floor can enjoy the charm of an evening or two under the Parisian eaves. A continental breakfast is served every day and can be taken in your room at no extra cost.
This newly renovated hotel in the classy 15th arrondissement is perfectly suited to both holiday-makers and business travelers: it is close to Montparnasse and the many metro lines that connect it to the rest of the city, and only one stop away from the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. The neighborhood also contains one of Paris’ most high-tech cinemas and an animated bi-weekly market. The Hôtel Auguste’s 23 guest rooms, which fall under four categories from classic to deluxe, are chic and welcoming as well as being air-conditioned and soundproof.
Résidence du Pré
The Résidence du Pré‘s biggest selling point by far is its location. Located on the border between the 9th and 10th arrondissements, it is within walking distance of Gare du Nord, with its national and international rail connections, the trendy district of South Pigalle and Montmartre beyond that and the major shopping area around Boulevard Haussmann. The hotel’s 40 rooms come with all the standard equipment as well as free wifi.
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Occupying a 19th-century building in Paris’ up-and-coming 19th arrondissement, the Hôtel Tréma was fully renovated in 2015. This cool yet cozy boutique hotel is the best place to stay for anyone with tickets to shows at the nearby music venues of the Parc de la Villette. Single, double, twin and triple rooms are available with a private bathroom and the usual amenities. The hotel has its own à la carte restaurant and the neighborhood is teeming with other choices for dining and drinking.
Located in the south of Paris, close to the Cité Universitaire and the gorgeous Parc Montsouris, the Hôtel Virgina offers a tranquil setting and good transport links to the busier parts of town. The hotel is well-positioned for business guests traveling to and from the exhibition spaces at the Porte de Versailles. Its 55 comfortable and well-appointed room are all equipped with a private bathroom, with shower or tub, and parking is available to guests on request.
Campanile Paris 19 – La Villette
The only member of a large hotel chain on our list, the Campanile Paris 19 – La Villette has been included for its value and numerous conveniences. Of the hotel’s 208 rooms, 148 have ensuite showers and 59 come with baths, 30 are non-smoking, 100 are twins, 66 are doubles, 24 are triples and 8 are doubles, and all of them permit pets at no extra cost. The fully accessible hotel also has a 120-seater dining room, a guest bar, and a size-able terrace perfect for sunny days and warm evenings.
The Source Hotel is at the meeting point between the 17th and 18th arrondissements and close to some of the city’s most popular attractions. For anyone coming to town for a sporting event, it is also just 10 minutes by metro from the Stade de France. The recently renovated hotel has 34 modern bedrooms, a dining room, and lounge area. It is also fully accessible with ramps, lifts, and adapted rooms.
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La Manufacture is a boutique hotel between the famous Latin Quarter and the under explored Butte-aux-Cailles in the 13th arrondissement. The hotel décor is modern, smart, and self-assured, featuring artwork by Alberto Conti and superbly crafted furniture by Philippe Hurel. The hotel has 57 air-conditioned rooms, two lifts, and a bar. There is a public car park just 300 meters away, and a babysitting service is offered on request.