Looking to visit Paris on the cheap? It's not always easy to find budget hotels in this French city. In fact, the average four-star hotel here now approaches an average of $500/night. With that in mind, here is an attempt to show some cheaper properties with good locations and at least some of the four-star amenities at less than half that huge price. Keep in mind a hotel that appears to be a bargain but is poorly located does not qualify as a good deal. You'll want to be close to the attractions you've come here to experience. You don't want to spend hours in transit between a remote hotel and the city. Another consideration: the number of amenities you can do without during your visit. If you don't require a full-service restaurant on the property, chances are good that you can save some money on room rates.
10 Budget Paris Hotels that add Value to Your Visit
The following 10 hotels are not endorsed. They are merely offered as a starting point in your search. Each is at least a three-star property and each has earned decent reviews from its guests. Take a look at 10 alphabetically listed hotels that offer quality without premium prices.
Nightly rates here are attractive by Parisian standards, and you'll also find the location attractive: 500 meters to the Eiffel Tower and less than 2 km. from the Louvre, the boutique line Champs Elysees and Trocadero Gardens. There is free wireless Internet in all public areas. Address: 30 Rue Saint Charles, 75015 Paris.
If you want a one-night stay near Gare du Nord or Gare de L'Est railroad stations, this hotel offers three-star rooms at reasonable rates. All the rooms here have private baths and soundproofing. Near the hotel is the trendy Marais district and the Saint-Martin Canal. Address: 49 Boulevard Magenta 75010 Paris.
This is a smaller three-star hotel with 43 rooms and rates under $200/night. Hotel Derby Eiffel is within a short tree-lined walk of the Ecole Militaire Metro stop or the Parc de Champs de Mars. Address: 5 Avenue Duquesne, 75007 Paris. Despite its small size, the hotel hosts both a bar and restaurant.
This Left Bank hotel offers close proximity to the Latin Quarter and is within walking distance of the Place d'Italie Metro stop. From here you can also walk to cinemas, restaurants, shops, and a host of dining and shopping options. Address: 8 Rue Philippe de Champagne, 75013 Paris.
This three-star sometimes comes in close to $100/night in shoulder season. New Candide offers quite a few amenities, including baby sitting services, beauty salon, business center, concierge, doctor on call, dry cleaning and laundry service, and high-speed Internet access. Nearest Metro stop is Voltaire. If you drive, parking is available at additional cost. Address: 3 Rue Petion, 75011 Paris.
Near the busy Rue de Rome, this hotel is actually located on a quiet side street, less than 10 minutes by foot from the Villiers Metro stop. It offers amenities for business travelers, including conference facilities, and room rates are sometimes lower than $200/night. Address: 25 Rue de Saussure, 75017 Paris.
The hotel is located between Parc Monceau and the Square des Batignollesa, and a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe as well as many other attractions in central Paris. The simple, contemporary decor appeals to both business travelers and vacationing guests. The lower room rates hover around $175/night. Address: 6 rue Lebouteux, 75017 Paris.
Here you'll find 72 renovated rooms, all with private bathrooms and air conditioning. The location is in the 15th district of Paris on the Left Bank, close to the Paris Expo Centre (nearest Metro stop is Convention). Rates can dip below $175/night. Address: 330 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris.
The hotel is just a few Metro stops from attractions such as Sacre Coeur, Opera, and Place de la Concorde. It is also a short walk from Gare du Nord and the Eurostar and Thalys high-speed rail services. The 51 recently renovated rooms include private bath and air conditioning. Rates run in the low $200s. Address: 7 Rue Des Petits Hotels, 75010 Paris.
With room rates that start above $200, this hotel in the Latin Quarter might not qualify as a budget stop. But it does offer some nice extras: free wireless Internet, a fireplace and plasma-screen television. A short walk from the Campo-Formio Metro stop, the hotel is also fairly close to Gare d'Austerlitz, one of Paris' six large railway stations. Address: 52 Rue Jenner, 75013 Paris.