Here you will find apartment hotels in Paris in the hottest arrondissements of the iconic city. When you finished reading this post, you will find that perfect Paris apartment hotel that's affordable and near all the famous sites around the city centre.
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What's Different Here
This post will be a little different from other "Where to stay in Paris" posts. You can get all the details, reviews, and prices from the listing (amenities are listed), you don't need me to repeat it.
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What I really want you to know is where your aparthotel will be and what's around you. There's a map that shows where all the aparthotels on this list are located and how close you are everything.
Will you be waking up to a view of the Eiffel Tower, or starting your day grabbing a croissant at your neighbourhood Parisian boulangerie? To me this is more important than whether I have black out curtains.
It's broken down by four of the best neighbourhoods to stay in in Paris (colour coded) with a description of each neighbourhood. In each area I've listed three apartment hotels, each for a different budget.
Are you looking to learn more about Paris and all its neighbourhoods? Head over to this post to learn all about every neighbourhood and what it has to offer.
New Trend in Accommodations
Accommodations in Paris are shifting to something new. Airbnb Paris has come under fire in France in recent years. The city of Paris sued Airbnb for €12.5 million for advertisements on 1000 illegal rental properties.
Now, this doesn't mean you can't find an Airbnb accommodation in Paris. What is happening is municipalities and locals all over Europe are pushing back against these rental properties as they take living space away from the local population.
Hotels have been watching this closely. Now they are offering what people want, a room with more space, that includes a kitchen and fridge. Get the local experience of going to your local grocery store and making some meals in your apartment.
Alternative to Airbnb
Born were the Paris apartment hotels (also called serviced apartments, self catering apartments, or aparthotels), of which Paris has many now. Let's find that perfect hotel apartment for you.
No more fighting for that one available Airbnb in the area you want. They are run like a hotel. This means more rooms available, safer rooms, and extra services, all which Airbnbs can't offer. No waiting in a cafe for hours across town to get the keys (I've had to do that with Airbnbs several times).
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Whether you are a business traveller, solo traveller, or travelling with a family, having more living space can make an extended stay in a city much more comfortable. Constantly eating in restaurants can get tiring and expensive. So what options do you have? Welcome to aparthotels. There are so many
Quick List of Apartment Hotels (In Four of the Best Areas of Paris)
To learn more about the aparthotel and what's around it, read the breakdown further below in the post.
Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in Paris
Here are the best neighbourhoods that you will want to stay in when visiting Paris. They each offer something unique, so it depends on your travel style.
- Are you a first time visitor to Paris?
- Looking for a trendy area?
- Are you looking for nightlife?
- Is shopping your game?
- Do you want stay where Europeans stay when they visit Paris?
Map of Best Apartment Hotels in Paris
Well this list has something for everyone. (Sections are colour coded to match the map)
This list has something for everyone.
Paris has so many great neighbourhoods. The ones listed here are the ones that offer the Paris vibe we so often read and dream of.
Great Parisian food. Quaint local bakeries, serving fresh-baked bread. Boutique shopping and galleries dotted along narrow cobblestoned-lined streets.
They are also close to all the things you will want to see, making them the ideal places to book that perfect apartment hotel in Paris.
Of course, each aparthotel Paris has to offer needs to be in a great part of the city. Below is a breakdown of each area with a brief description and why you'd want to stay there.
1. Le Marais - 3rd & 4th Arrondissement
If you are asking "What is the best arrondissement to stay in Paris?", well the answer is two of them. Le Marais is relatively central and straddles both the 3rd arrondissement and the 4th arrondissement. Le Marais is great for first-time visitors to Paris because it's close to everything.
Staying in Le Marais puts you within walking distance to the many tourist sites in Paris. Can't or don't want to walk? On average, Le Marais is 15-20 minutes by Paris Metro to most of Paris' famous tourist sites.
Le Marais is a classic Paris favourite. The 4th arrondissement part of Le Marais will be the livelier compared to the 3rd arrondissement part. So it can fit anyone's preference.
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Napoleon widened a lot of the streets in Paris after the revolution. Le Marais was virtually untouched by Napoleon's widening of the Paris streets. Because of this, it gives you a glimpse of its medieval past with its narrow streets.
Le Marais has so much local life crammed into a small area with everything from restaurants, wine shops, classic Parisian bakeries, trendy fashion boutiques and hip designers, art galleries and museums. Head to Rue des Rosiers, and you will find the Jewish Quarter of Paris, showcasing some of Paris' best delis and restaurants.
Budget Apartment Hotel in Le Marais
Apartments WS Marais - Republique
A 20-minute walk to the Seine River and Notre Dame Cathedral
This quaint, stylish aparthotel in Paris is located in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement. It's located on a quiet street about a 15-minute walk from the Seine River and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Start your mornings at your very own Parisian bakery, or grab a pizza in your neighbouring Italian restaurant. Experience living like a local. Get your groceries in the grocery store around the corner, or pop into the convenience store two doors down.
These apartments are in a nondescript building giving it a feel more like an Airbnb in Paris than an aparthotel.
Mid-Range Apartment Hotel in Le Marais
Les Patios du Marais 2
Cute little apartment hotels in the 3rd Arrondissement
Les Patios du Marais 2 is located in the 3rd arrondissement, which is the quieter part of Le Marais. You will enjoy exploring the safe neighbourhood of The Art et Métiers, the oldest Asian district in Paris. You will find trendy restaurants and exotic grocery stores in the streets surrounding you.
These serviced apartments in Paris have a beautiful communal garden for you to enjoy during your stay. The rooms are clean, and the staff are super friendly and helpful.
These aparthotels offer 42 different room types. Keep in mind this is a five-story building without an elevator, and much like many Paris hotels, there isn't air conditioning. Don't let that deter you. The location and price make this a top choice.
Trick! On Agoda search for more than one night. Then you will see more room options and better prices.
Luxury Apartment Hotel in Le Marais
Roi de Sicile - Rivoli
Highly rated, four-star luxury serviced apartment Paris
Top Choice Award in 2019
Roi de Sicile-Rivoli is a four-star, highly rated hotel apartment in the heart of Paris. It has everything you need and more so. There are four room styles, with some apartments having balconies with a city view.
This aparthotel is located on Rue de Rivoli, one of Paris' best shopping areas. The Louvre Museum is on the same street. Rue de Rivoli is lined with boutique shops and restaurants surround you, allowing you to experience endless French cuisine.
You can rent a bike to enjoy the city on your time. There is a dedicated bike lane right out your front door. Unwind in the bar, or sing some karaoke while the kids check out the game room. You even have a jazz club down the street.
Pick up some wine at the convenience store down the street and relax in your room.
If you are looking for luxury, this is your place.
2. The 9th Arrondissement - Opera
The 9th arrondissement is central without being central. It is sandwiched between the 18th arrondissement (Pigalle and Montmartre) in the north and the 1st and 2nd arrondissements in the south.
It is on average 23 minutes by Paris Metro from all the major Paris landmarks. Most of them are closer than that. So it's a very convenient place to stay with quick access to the city.
It's the secret spot where European tourists stay when they visit Paris, so you might not hear a lot of English, which is a good thing! If you are looking to avoid the tourist traps and want a more local vibe, this is the place. The 9th is very residential, giving you a local experience.
Photo credit - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : Marc Bertrand
One thing unique to the 9th is the large department stores. If shopping is your thing or you want to experience these grand stores, check out the Printemps and Lafayette flagship department stores.
Don't forget to visit Paris' historic covered walkways with shops like Passage des Panoramas and Passage Jouffroy.
Budget Apartment Hotel in 9th Arrondissement - Opera
Aparthotel in the heart of the Passages
Cadet Residence is close to the Gare du Nord, making your arrival and departure into Paris nearby.
If the arts are your thing, you have a Banksy exhibition nearby and are a 20-minute walk to Moulin Rouge in Pigalle.
The street is narrow and lined with outdoor cafes and restaurants. Exploring the shops and little markets lining this street will be part of your stay. You'll even see the old carriageways leading into courtyards. The street is mainly a pedestrian street (scooters allowed). You can't get more Paris than this.
You will be in the heart of the covered walkways of Passage Jouffroy and the Passage des Panoramas.
Best of all, people rave about the staff. It's a popular place with only 32 rooms, so jump on it if you can.
Mid-Range Apartment Hotel in 9th Arrondissement - Opera
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Opera
Trusted four-star hotel brand throughout Europe
Top Choice Award in 2019
Adagio are a well-known Paris apartments hotels, and throughout Europe. It has lots of great amenities and is affordable for your family. Its location is one of the best on this whole list. The street is lined with a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. You'll never have to go to the same place twice.
Paris' famous Printemps Haussmann department store: 5-minute walk
Palais Garnier Opera House: 4-minute walk
Place de la Concorde: 10-minute walk
The Louvre Museum: 20-minute walk
The Chaussée d'Antin metro station: 5-minute walk (giving you access to the city)
Aparthotel Adagio Paris rooms all have kitchens which is great for families trying to save some money. If you want to save time, there is a continental breakfast available also.
Luxury Apartment Hotel in 9th Arrondissement - Opera
Modern stylish four-star aparthotel near Gare du Nord
These apart hotels in Paris are perfectly located within walking distance to Gare du Nord train station. Montmartre (Sacre Cœur) is 1.3 km north, and the Louvre Museum is 1.7 km south of Serotel Suites. If you don't feel like walking, you are 120m from a metro station.
Some suites have a balcony which is the perfect place to have your breakfast and coffee to start your day. Pick up your groceries down the street or visit the organic store next door.
Not in the mood to cook? Walk down your front street, and you will find 12 restaurants waiting for you to try!
The staff is super helpful and more than happy to guide you throughout your stay.
3. Saint Germain des Prés & Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter
The 5th arrondissement is bohemian Paris at its finest and one of the oldest areas of the city. It is pretty centrally located and on average 17 minutes from all the famous Paris tourist sites by Paris Metro.
A high student population still exists here, with many universities, colleges and prestigious high schools in the district. If nightlife is something you are after, you can find it here. With a high student population, it also makes it one of the more affordable locations in Paris. Make sure to find your way to Rue Mouffetard/Jussieu neighbourhoods and explore their markets, bars, book shops and restaurants.
Take a stroll through the Jardin des Plantes or Luxembourg Gardens (in the neighbouring 6th). If you like museums there is the National Museum of Natural History waiting for you. The Panthéon is another famous Parisian landmark that resides in the 5th.
Photo credit - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : Jacques Lebar
Saint Germain des Prés
Its location is on the Seine, right next to some of the best tourist sites in Paris. On average, it is 17 minutes by Paris Metro to the top tourist sites. The great thing about it is that it is next door to the most popular ones. The 7th next door is home to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, and Hôtel des Invalides. Across the river is the 1st and 4th with the Louvre, Notre Dame, Le Marais, and so much more.
Saint Germain des Prés is a little more upscale, catering to those in search of good food and fashion. The streets are lined with various shops, jazz clubs, restaurants, and trendy cafes like Les Deux Magots and Café des Flores. It's also very artsy, with many choices of galleries and museums.
Saint Germain des Prés will be a little pricier to stay in, as it is a little more upscale.
Budget self catering apartments Paris in the Latin Quarter
Apartment WS St Germain - Quartier Latin
Small apartments in a great location for those on a budget
If you are looking for a place close to everything but on a budget, then this is the place for you. These are small apartments with a small kitchenette, perfect for making a simple meal or packing a lunch for the day.
Across the street are the ruins of a 3rd-century Roman bath. Head down the street and you will find yourself in the heart of the Latin Quarter. This area comes alive at night.
The subway is 130m from the apartment, making exploring Paris easy.
There is WI-Fi, but people have claimed it can be unreliable at times. Make sure to get a SIM card before your trip and always stay connected.
Mid-range Apartment Hotel in Saint German des Prés
Citadines Saint Germain des Pres
Most central aparthotel on this list
Top Choice Award in 2017
The Citadines Saint Germain des Prés is located right on the Seine River putting you within a 10-minute walk of Notre Dame Cathedral, and 15-minutes to the Pathéon and Le Jardin du Luxembourg.
You will be surrounded by endless choices of restaurants when you don't feel like cooking in your kitchen. Don't forget to check out the Great Canadian Pub down the street for a relaxed feel or step it up with Lapérouse and it's the cozy, historic and romantic dining experience.
Cross the river and now you are into Le Marais. The Eiffel Tower is next door in the 7th Arrondissement. Just hop on the RER C three-minutes down the road and you will be at the Eiffel Tower in 15-minutes.
Head 10-minutes down Boulevard Saint Germain, and you'll find a trendy area with famous cafés like Les Deux Magots and Café des Flores beside each other.
Luxury Apartment Hotel in Saint German des Prés
Hotel Residence Henri IV
Luxury at its finest with rooms fit for royalty
The Hotel Residence Henri IV a luxury four-star hotel in the centre of the lively Latin Quarter. You will be walking distance to the Panthéon, Notre Dame Cathedral, and two popular Paris parks: Jardin des Plantes & Les Jardin du Luxembourg.
On your walk to some of the sites you'll find bars, cafes, boulangeries (bakeries), boutique shops and endless restaurants. The Latin Quarter comes alive at night, so go exploring the streets surrounding your hotel.
Finish your day with an amazing spa experience, including their hammam, or book a Californian, Swedish or Japanese massage right in your room.
4. Apartment Hotels in Paris Near the Eiffel Tower
No one wants to miss out on the Eiffel Tower when they visit Paris. If you are looking to stay near the Eiffel Tower, then there are a few choices. The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris' 7th arrondissement. This doesn't mean you have to stay in the 7th arrondissement to be close.
Photo credit - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : © Sarah Sergent
The 16th arrondissement is across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower. Staying closer to the river, across from the 7th arrondissement can give a great view of the Eiffel Tower as well.
The 15th arrondissement is south of the 7th arrondissement, making it easier to get to the Eiffel Tower. The 15th is one of Paris' high-rise districts. Finding an apartment in one of these can give you a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
Budget Apartment Hotel in the 15th Arrondissement
Apartments WS Tour Eiffel - Saint Charles
A budget apartment hotel near the Eiffel Tower
The Apartments WS Tour Eiffel are a great option for a couple on a budget who want an aparthotel near the Eiffel Tower. You can see the Eiffel Tower once you are out on the front street.
You have the Metro and buses a minute walk away. The Eiffel tower is 15 minutes away with public transport or a 20-minute walk. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby, and even a chocolatier on your street for those last-minute gifts.
There isn't free WiFi listed, but people mention the Wi-Fi being less than optimal, so it's probably best to get a travel SIM.
They don't have a 24 check-in/out like a typical hotel. If you need to store your luggage on your arrival or departure day, look at Luggage Hero. They have a temporary luggage storage solution by the Eiffel Tower.
Mid-Range Apartment Hotel in the 15th Arrondissement
Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris
Great Aparthotel within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower
Top choice award in 2016
The four-star Citadines Paris - Tour Eiffel is perfectly located in the 15th arrondissement. It is at the edge of the 7th arrondissement. You will be a 5-minute walk to Champ de Mars park, home to the Eiffel Tower.
You have the Metro out your front door, making it easy to access the city. Walk the streets in your neighbourhood, and you'll find a variety of restaurants with Japanese, Korean, North African, Thai, and American cuisine (burgers for the kids), not to mention all the French restaurants and bars.
You have a supermarket (next door), bakery, pharmacy, and bank, all less than a minute away by foot. There are lots of shops to explore too. You'll feel right at home here in your aparthotel. Some rooms have a view of the Eiffel tower. What more could you want?
Look for great deals on this apartment hotel in the shoulder seasons and off-season. You can sometimes find it 50% per night in those times.
Luxury Serviced Apartments Paris in the 15th
Résidence Charles Floquet
High-end luxury at its finest
Are you looking to impress someone for your milestone anniversary? How about a luxury honeymoon in Paris? Résidence Charles Floquet will do that and more. Even one night here will provide a lifelong memory of staying under the Eiffel tower.
There are rooms available with incredible views of the Eiffel Tower because you are a stone's throw away. You've got some great restaurants and cafes nearby with patios great for people watching.
Go for a romantic evening walk along the Seine River and enjoy the Eiffel Tower all lit up. Find that perfect cappuccino spot on an outdoor cafe and enjoy the nightlife
Paris Travel resources
Before You Book an Apartment Hotel in Paris
Remember to consider the time of year. Shoulder seasons will be cheaper and are less busy than the summer months in Paris. You can find some of these apartment hotels at 50-60% off in the off-season. If you are on a budget, consider these times.
Misconceptions About Paris Hotels
There are few things that many tourists don't realize about booking hotels in Paris (a lot of Europe for that matter).
You see it in all the reviews, especially from my North American friends. The reviews may come across as negative, but it's just how things are in Europe. Finding a hotel in Paris (or apartment) with one or all of the things below is common.
- Small rooms
- No elevators (lifts)
- No air conditioning
- Two single beds/linens
Understand What You are Booking
Rooms in Paris are smaller in comparison to North American standards. You will find rooms are about 15-25sqm (161-270 sqft) throughout Paris. These hotels and apartments are in old buildings, which adds to that European charm, feel and vibe. Expect rooms to be smaller.
One of the best areas to stay in in Paris is Le Marais. It is over 400 years old. The first elevator ever built was in 1887 in Germany. This means that many of the cute Parisian hotels (and apartments) you want to stay in don't have elevators. They don't hate you, it's just the way it is.
Air conditioning is a very North American thing, and many places in Europe don't have it. That doesn't mean you can't find places with air conditioning. I've included several aparthotels on this list that include air conditioning.
Two Single Beds
You will often find two single beds instead of a double. This is so that people can choose to have separate beds, or you can push them together to snuggle up.
It's a smart thing. Many people choose to do this in their homes too. This way, each person will have their own blanket. No more stealing blankets. It's a relationship saver!
Check the Amenities Before You Book
Do you have mobility issues? Do you not want to carry your luggage up three floors? Is A/C an important feature to you?
Then make sure to check the description of Amenities before you book. The booking sites will disclose all the specifics. Read the descriptions. Then you won't show up and get caught off guard.
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Arrondissements of Paris
Most of the sights in Paris you will want to see are in the city centre. Twenty arrondissements (districts of Paris) make up the city. The majority of Paris' famous landmarks in the arrondissements are along the Seine River.
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The majority of Paris' iconic tourist sites you will find in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th arrondissements. In France, "arrondissement" means a district (basically a neighbourhood). Staying anywhere near one of these districts will put you within walking distance to many of the sites.
If not, the Paris Metro is super-efficient at getting you around the city in less than 20 minutes to most places. You'll find a metro station near all of the tourist sites.
Do you plan on visiting Paris? Learn all about the 20 arrondissements of Paris and what they have to offer for your next visit. This post will help you decide where the best neighbourhood in Paris to stay in based on what you want to see and do in the
Paris Arrondissement Map
Below is a map of all the major sites in Paris and which arrondissement you will find them in. This map will help you choose where to stay in Paris when picking a hotel apartment.
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