Paris has a wide variety of hotels of different categories and price ranges. Since everyone has different priorities we have divided the hotel market into different categories; Family, Business, Couples, Budget and Luxury. We then did some thorough research to find out what different types of travelers value when it comes to their hotel accommodations. Our editorial team has come up with a selection of the best places for each category.
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Location and offerings
In Paris there are numerous hotels of all categories. Business travelers often choose to stay in the quieter districts near downtown. It is important to have good communication and some hotels have direct transportation access to vital areas such as the business district of La Défense.
Among families with children, there are two trends. Some prefer to stay in the city center, close to the many attractions. Others prefer to stay in quieter areas with good transport links, in order to relax after the day's excursions.
Paris is also a romantic city, and many couples like to come here for a romantic weekend. The most popular romantic hotels are located almost exclusively in peaceful areas, a little outside the city center. Many offer good service and even in-room breakfast.
There are also many budget hotels, which is great for tourists who want a comfortable bed to sleep in, but would rather spend their money on entertainment. Many budget hotels are centrally located, but one should note that many of these only offer shared bathrooms.
The finest luxury hotels are located in the inner parts of the city center, with attractive locations and proximity to famous attractions, shopping areas and beautiful parks. Moreover, they often have exquisite locations overlooking the city. When choosing a hotel, it is always wise to think through what you want to do during your stay, and then select the category from there.
Attractions and sights
The world famous city of Paris offers many sights and attractions. The thoughtful urban planning of boulevards and avenues has been the model for many other cities in Europe. You can visit the impressive Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the many beautiful castles and parks. Outside the city you can find the palace of Versailles and Disneyland Paris.
Restaurants, shopping and nightlife
Paris is regarded as the gastronomy and fashion capital, so here you will find many of the world's best restaurants and shopping. Paris is also famous for it's rich selection of cafes, bakeries and bars. The Montmartre district is famous for the historic Moulin Rouge shows and soirees. The city has many good theaters and a very famous opera house.
For shopaholics, there are many good options. In the "Golden Triangle" there are many fine boutiques. If you go to the Boulevard Haussman you will find the world famous mall Galeries Lafayette. In Paris you can also find many interesting flea markets, antique shops and food markets with fine ingredients.
Trade shows and events
Paris is a vibrant city and is constantly frequented by tourists. There are also frequent major international events and exhibitions, which attract many visitors. The hotels fill up fast and it is almost a must to book hotels in advance, to ensure getting a good quality room. If you have a desire to stay at a particular hotel, it is very wise to make an inquires about the availability of rooms well before you book the trip.
Travel to and in the city
Most guests arrive in Paris by train, car or plane. The major international airport Roissy - Charles De Gaulle is three miles north of the city. Outside the city are also the two smaller Orly and Paris Beauvais airports. The shuttle buses or light rail from the airport provide fast and easy transit into the city.
Traveling by train is perhaps the most convenient, because then you can disembark at one of the six central stations in the city center. You can travel by both standard and high speed rail. Inside Paris, there are excellent transport links and it's easy to get around by subway, commuter rail and bus. There are also several boat tours or river buses, from which you can get a different view of the city from the River Seine.
It is also common for people to drive to Paris, in particular these are often families who are planning to visit Disneyland. Inside the center of Paris, it can be difficult to find good parking and it may be wise to investigate the possibilities before the trip, to avoid inconvenience. Sometimes the dense traffic and queues are a problem. Many of those who decide to travel by car, choose a hotel that is close to one of the larger, connecting roads.
In Paris it is quite expensive to go by taxi. Ask for a quote before starting the journey, to avoid unpleasant surprises. The driver's cab identification should always be visible in the car.
Weather and climate
Paris has a maritime climate with relatively small variations in the weather. The changing seasons are mostly mild and pleasant. Most people choose to travel to Paris between April and October and June to August are the busiest months of the year. Although the temperature is normally pleasant, it can occasionally it may become hot during the summer and then it is convenient to have air conditioning in your hotel room.
Paris is a medium-cost city to stay in but the price variations within the city are great. There are restaurants and shops with extremely high prices but there are many affordable options, especially in the city's more authentic neighborhoods.
"The Paris Pass" is a good investment with many advantages. In addition to admission to 60 museums and attractions it also entitles you to free travel on the city's public transport and tourist buses. Moreover, you get priority in the queue to many sights and attractions.