Places to stay in Paris

There are a lot of hotels in Paris with different comfort and price levels. There are both cheap hotels, hostels for budget travelers and luxury hotels for wealthy tourists. How many hotels are in Paris? This question sometimes arises from curious tourists. No one can give an exact answer to this question. The word hotel may mean various kinds of accommodation: a luxury hotel, a small private hotel, a rented apartments and hostel. Prices for accommodation in hotels are quite high in comparison with many European countries.

Paris offers a wide selection of accommodations with prices ranging from cheap youth hostels to hotels for the wealthiest tourists. There operates about 2,000 hotels with about 75000 total number rooms currently in Paris. There are also apartment hotels, campsites, youth centers. Rental apartments and accommodation in private homes are also offered for tourists. Prices in hotels vary depending on time of year.

The hotel's location affects the cost of living. Predictably, the most expensive hotels are located in the center the city, near the Champs Elysées. It is believed that the cheaper hotels should be sought in the eastern parts of the city, near the railway stations Gare du Nordi and Gare de l'Esti. This is understandable. There are places that can be "not comfortable" (and even dangerous) for tourists in these parts of the city.

It may be mentioned as an example of economy hotels, for example: "Libertel Gare Du Nord Suede" (address - 106 Boulevard Magenta, 75010, Paris) or "Grand Hôtel Magenta" (129 boulevard de Magenta, 75010, Paris).
Among the most inexpensive hotels see also: "Hotel Saint Pierre" (3 Rue Seveste, 75018, Paris) and "Hôtel Richard" (35, Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011, Paris).

At what time of the year accommodation prices are the lowest? The highest prices are in the high season (from about May to October). Prices reached a maximum value during the summer holidays. Some hotels offer rooms at a significant discount in winter and early spring. Accommodation in hotels is usually cheaper from November to mid-March.

Are you looking for a hotel in Paris? Take advantage of the best hotel booking service to find a suitable for you hotel (hostel, apartment) in Paris. You can compare prices, read customer reviews, to choose and book a room in the hotel.

The best areas for hotel accommodation in Paris

Paris is divided into 20 municipal districts (arrondissements). After studying the reviews on various travel sites and a map of the city, it can be concluded that the best arrondissements for tourist’s accommodation can be considered a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 8th arrondissements of Paris. Many popular with tourist places and sights will be located near your place of residence (within walking distance) if you choose a hotel in one of these districts (or rent an apartment).

Some of the tourist sites located in these arrondissements:

  • 1st arrondissement: the Louvre, the Orangerie Museum.
  • 3rd arrondissement: Picasso Museum.
  • 4th arrondissement: Paris City Hall, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Marais, Centre Georges Pompidou.
  • 8th arrondissement: Champs Elysees (the main street of Paris), a triumphal arch, the Elysee Palace.
  • 9th arrondissement: Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette shopping center, Grevin Museum (Wax Museum), the cabaret Folies Bergeres.

It is possible to find out in which arrondissement of Paris is building or hotel located by address. The first two digits in the zip code indicate the city (75 for Paris) and the last two digits indicate the arrondissement number.

You do not have to limit yourself to these districts when choosing a hotel. Someone would want to live close to the Eiffel Tower (7th District and 16th arrondissement eastern part). It will be more convenient for someone to live in the 5th arrondissement (Latin Quarter, Sorbonne), and someone wants to live in Montmartre (18th District). It is wise to get acquainted with hotel reviews before choosing a hotel outside of these districts. You can read customers reviews when choosing a hotel.

Daily rate apartments

Apartments for rent can be the most profitable option of accommodation for many planning a trip to Paris travelers. A small group of people will be able to live in a rented apartment at the same time (for example, family with several children). Renting an apartment can be cheaper than hotel accommodation sometimes.
Apartments for rent are in great demand in Paris at the height tourist season. If you plan to visit Paris at the height of the tourist season, it is better to take care of accommodation in advance. It is possible to rent apartments online.

Use the hotel reservation service, and select apartments in the menu on the search results page. You can choose an apartment in a suitable for you place and at the best price. Or go to one of the most popular global apartment rental services. One of the international apartments renting services is Homeaway.


Camping "Paris Est"

Camping Paris Est is located on the banks of the Marne River, a distance of 4 km from Paris and 24 kilometers from Disneyland Paris. The camp provides space for tents, motorhomes. You can rent a house for 2 to 6 people. A shop, a bar, restaurant, laundry, shower. By bus 101 can be reached in Paris in 20 minutes. GPS coordinates: 48° 49'40.65'' N - 2° 28' 37.67'' E.
Address: Boulevard des Alliés, 94500 Champigny sur Marne - France.

Camping "Campsite Indigo Paris"

Camping Campsite Indigo Paris is located in the Bois de Boulogne, on the banks of the Seine, at a distance of about 5 kilometers from the Eiffel Tower. The campsite has space for tents, rent cottage for up to 4 people, bicycles, laundry, showers and a cafe. (rent a house from 88 to 136 euro (2012, depending on the season, you may need to pay a deposit).
Address: 2, allée du Bord de l'Eau, 75016 Paris

Spend the night in Paris for free

Is it possible to find a place to sleep in Paris for free? Yes it is. For those wishing to save on accommodation, there are so-called hospitality exchange networks (accommodation sharing). This is a community of people who can provide accommodation for one or more days, the other members of the community. This makes it possible to spend the night for free (or almost free) in many cities around the world, to communicate with both the locals as well as foreigners, to improve communication skills in foreign languages. Some of the network: CouchSurfing, Hospitality Club.
We need to be realistic. This method of travel may have a negative side. It is unlikely that you will get the same comfort as in the hotel. You can get more information by searching in the Internet.

(In the Internet, there are references also such places to spend the night, as the waiting room at the airport or train station, the tent in a quiet place, a bench in the park in the summer. But these options are suitable for the most daring tourists or in desperate situations.)

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