Simplify Paris: 4 Hotels

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There are well over a thousand hotels in Paris and if you’re searching for the perfect one, prepare to be overwhelmed by page after page of similar descriptions and amenity lists. If you’re looking to simplify things a little, we’re here to help. We’re not giving you to the top 50 or the top 10, we’re giving Our 4. Why? Because it’s manageable, you won’t get caught going around in circles. We know these 4 hotels very well and would book a room in any of them in heartbeat. They’re ideally located, moderately priced, and have comfortable accommodations. So check them out, compare and contrast. And if you still can’t decide, stay a night in each!


Citadines Apart’Hotel St. Germain

If you like to be at the center of the action, this is the place for you. It’s located on the left bank of the Seine, in the Latin Quarter. You’ll love wandering through the tight alleys and popping into the innumerable cafe’s and restaurants that line the streets. Technically, their rooms are ”Serviced Residences,” so you won’t have a maid cleaning up after you, but you’ll have access to normal hotel amenities.

10 Minute Walk: Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Deux Magots Cafe, Louvre

15 Minute Walk: Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon, Musée d’Orsay

30 Minute Walk: Pont Alexandre III, Place de la Bastille

Metro Stop: St. Michal

 
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First Hotel Paris

If the Eiffel Tower is at the center of your Paris dreams, this hotel puts you in a bustling neighborhood within walking distance of the steel beauty. And they even offer rooms with views! You’ll also be close to the Rodin Museum and Napoleon's tomb (if you’re a tomb kind of person). The rooms are ”Paris- Sized” but they’re clean, modern, and comfortable!

Metro Stop: Cambronne

15 Minute Walk: Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars

 30 Minute Walk: Trocadero, Rodin Museum, Napoleon’s Tomb

 
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Saint James Albany

Across the river from the busy Latin Quarter, and across the street from of the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, is this luxurious feeling hotel and spa. Check out their Suite Duplex, which couples a living room with a romantic loft!

Metro Stop: Tuileries

5 Minute Walk: Toulieres Garden, Metro Stop, Angelina’s Tea Room, Louvre

15 Minute Walk: Musée d’Orsay, L’eglise de la Madeleine

30 Minute Walk: Notre Dame, Les Deux Magots, Luxumbourg Gardens

 
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Best Western Premier Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann

If you’re looking for a part of town with more of a local feel, you’ll definitely find it here amongst the guitar and violin luthier shops of the 8th Arrondissement. The hotel is first class, with friendly staff and uniquely beautiful rooms. You’ll be close to north side attractions in Pigalle and Montemarte, without being too far away from all the rest of what you want to see.

15 Minute Walk: Moulin Rouge

 30 Minute Walk: Sacré-Cœur, Palais Garnier, Arc de Triomphe

Metro Stop: Europe-Simone Veil

 
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