Where to Stay in Paris

December 2, 2018

Where to Stay in Paris

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “where should I stay in Paris?” so I decided it was time to dedicate a post to it! Today I’m sharing my three favorite hotels for your next stay.

Where to Stay in Paris

I want to quickly caveat that I think staying in a Parisian apartment is a lovely choice for longer stays but when I do that I prefer to work with a smaller company like Paris Perfect Rentals or Haven in Paris because their level of service is far superior to what you get with Airbnb. The AirBnB situation in Paris has gotten rather out of control and units with proper beds and a good address can run you pretty much what you’d pay for with a hotel so I’d caution you to consider that when doing research.

Where to stay in Paris

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Hôtel Thérèse:

This boutique hotel in Paris’ 1st arrondissement is my all time favorite and has been for years. I’ve stayed here multiple times and always had a great experience. (And have heard from several readers who have loved it as well – YAY!) It has all the modern amenities you would want and the property is cozy, charming and so chic. With touches like heated towel bars (oh.my.god do I need one of these in my next home! Makes getting out of the shower a divine experience), the most delicious in-room petit dejeuner, great closet space, free WiFi, comfortable beds, kind staff and even a wine and cheese hour in the afternoon. The best part? The location. It is tucked away on a quaint street and is walking distance to the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Palais Royal, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps and so many other sites. I cannot recommend the Hôtel Thérèse enough.

Where to Stay in Paris

Hotel Adele et Jules:

Just a short drive away from their sister property Hotel Therese and located in the 9eme, Hotel Adele & Jules is tucked away on a little alley and offers wonderful service and rooms with beautiful details like pink headboards (!) and beautifully tiled tubs. (I took a bath every night while staying there #heaven!) You are around the corner from L’Apartement Sezane and a short walk from all the shopping your heart could desire at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. (More on where to shop in Paris here.)

Where to stay in Paris

Where to stay in Paris

Artus Hotel:

I had a wonderful stay at this Left Bank hotel on my most recent trip to Paris in October of this year. They were kind enough to invite me in for a complimentary night to experience the property and then I paid for the additional two evenings. If you are looking to stay in Saint Germaine this location cannot be beat. You can easily walk to Le Louvre, the Tuileries, the Seine and loads of good shopping and you’re just two blocks from the famed Cafe de Flore and Deux Magots. While a bit on the pricier side – you’re paying for the location – this hotel offered great service and an amazing breakfast spread every morning. The rooms are comfortable with bright + cheery accents and feature beautiful marble bathrooms (with Rituals spa products) that are some of the nicest I’ve experienced in European hotels.

Hotel Flanelles

Hotel Flanelles

Hotel Flanelles

Hotel Flanelles:

This property only just opened in the Fall of 2018 and I stayed there for my birthday weekend in June 2019. I absolutely loved this hotel. The room is spacious and cozy (the bed was so comfortable!). And the bathroom was one of the largest I’ve ever had in a European hotel. Isn’t it beautiful, too? Above and beyond the room, the hotel is extremely focused on wellness. You can book massages and facials at the hotel and they even have heat baths. A steam room, and a salt wall which can promote better breathing and healing.

Truly the lower level of this hotel is like a sanctuary! I’d love to go back and take advantage of all of the treatments they offer! It is meant to be modern yet elegant. Another thing I loved? It is literally right around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe! There’s also a big Metro station right there with loads of train options. So I was able to zip over to any neighborhood seamlessly. If interested in booking there, you can use code FLANONS for 10% off your stay.

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Each of these properties I will no doubt be visiting again on future trips to Paris. (Also I want to take a moment to caution you against staying at Hotel Panache. While it looks beautiful on their website and on Instagram, never before have I experienced such a horrible hotel stay in all my years of travel.)

Hope this helps if you’re planning a trip to Paris! Have a hotel you love and think I should check out on a future trip? Leave a comment below!

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6 comments on “Where to Stay in Paris”

    1. Oh that’s great to know! A good location for first timers in Paris for sure. So glad you liked these recs, too! Can’t recommend them highly enough!

  1. Ooh, I’m saving this list for any future personal trips to Paris. I booked a team of us from work at the truly charming Hotel Meliá Paris Notre-Dame in the Latin Quarter, but it might have been a bit out of my reach if I hadn’t been on an expense account. Would definitely recommend the location, though – you turn right out of their little courtyard, walk one block, and Bam! there’s Notre Dame’s Rose Window across the river. Cute little neighborhood in the opposite direction, as well.

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