Adapted Solutions in the City Centre
In central Paris, there are many 3- and 4-star hotels that propose attractive facilities for families as well as the convenience of being located close to a metro stop for touristic outings. One such hotel is Le Placide (around €230), a stately family home refurbished by interior designer Brono Borrione, who has collaborated on projects with Philippe Starck. Among the services on offer at this petite 4-star are children’s games and TV channels, nursery equipment and the possibility to privatise an entire floor.
As for the Hôtel André Latin, located in the heart of the pleasant Latin Quarter between the Jardin du Luxembourg and Notre Dame, it proposes family rooms from €170 and under-twelves stay free. The Relais Montmartre is located in the quaint area of Abbesses near Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, an area of picturesque winding streets and passageways lined with cafés, restaurants, antiques shops and fashion boutiques. Proposing family rooms from €200, its interiors have a very homely, cosy feel, with snug carpets, classic furniture and exposed beams. At the back of the hotel is a patio terrace – a real bonus in the summer months.
Another strategic location for visiting Paris is the Hôtel Avenue Tourisme (from €110), which proposes recently refurbished rooms just a five-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. The neighbourhood is very family-friendly, with a shopping street and numerous restaurants located nearby, plus there’s a metro stop (La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle) at the foot of the hotel.
The advantages of chain hotels
One major advantage in picking a chain hotel is that they usually propose attractive deals for families. At the Novotel Paris Porte d’Orléans, for example, a double costs around €180 but up to two under-sixteens can share a room with their parents, and the price includes breakfast for everyone. Proposing the same deal, the Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is also held in high esteem by families that have stayed there, particularly for its contemporary décor and the quality of its facilities.
Families on a budget
Hotel Hotel has found a selection of addresses that offer good-value quadruple rooms. A little further from the historic centre of Paris, they are nevertheless located in proximity to a metro stop in calm, pleasant neighbourhoods.
Five minutes’ walk from the Grands Boulevards, the Hotel de la Cité Rougemont proposes recently refurbished family rooms (around €170), which guests describe as spacious, tastefully decorated and comfortable. South of the river, a 10-minute walk from Place d’Italie, the Hotel Saint-Charles offers quadruple rooms from €170. The breakfast room and conservatory look out onto a small private garden, which is always a welcome sight.
In the same price bracket, the Hotel Montparnasse Alésia offers triple rooms in a residential neighbourhood between Montparnasse and Place de l’Alésia where you can find cinemas, restaurants and shops.
Right next to the Luxembourg Gardens, the Résidence du Palais offers tariffs that defy all competition (around €100 for a quadruple room), and a homely atmosphere that is well-suited to families.
Staying in a studio or an apartment can also work out as an economical, practical solution for family groups. The Citadines Paris Montmartre apartment, which offers nursery equipment and babysitting options, sleeps up to four people and can be reserved for around €200 a night.