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Our favorite Paris neighborhood is Place de Clichy.

We always stay near Place de Clichy when we come to Paris, the main reason being that we have dear friends living in this area and we want to be close to them, to meet and have fun.

However, there are many other neighborhoods in Paris that are well-worth taking a closer look at.

Arrondisements & Neighborhoods

Paris counts 20 arrondissements (districts) that emerge in a clockwise spiral from the city center. Each of these arrondisements includes different neighborhoods, some of them good, some others sketchy.

I’ve been regularly visiting Paris since 10 years ago and I still can’t remember which arrondissement most major tourist objectives belong to. Neighborhoods are easier, hence my decision to group this list of Paris hotels by neighborhood rather than by arrondissement.

Choosing the right neighborhood to stay in can make or break your Parisian experience.

Here are some of the areas to consider when deciding where to stay in Paris.

Please note that I’ve chosen which hotels to include in the list by reading reviews from other travelers. I’ve tried to find those hotels and apartments that offer the best value for money.

Hotel de Paris Montmartre is the only one I personally stayed at, because of its location, which suits me very well. I even walked from my hotel to the Eiffel Tower.

Place de Clichy Metro Station

Place de Clichy Metro Station

Place de Clichy (8th, 9th, 17th, 18th Arrondisements) – Montmartre

Place de Clichy is one of those spots in Paris where four arrondisements, the 8th, the 9th, the 17th, and the18th converge.

If you choose a hotel near Place de Clichy, you’ll have access to two metro lines, 2 and 13. The stop is called Place de Clichy.

Appartement Charmant – Batignolles/Montmartre – 1-bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen – Check it out here on

Le Nest by Sweet Inn – 4-star hotel in the 17 arrondisement, AC, free wi-fi – Click here to see photos and book your stay.

Hotel de Paris Montmartre – 3-star hotel right near Moulin Rouge, with lift and buffet breakfast – Click here to see available dates and to book your room.

Hotel de Paris Montmartre has been our top choice for many years now.

The hotel itself is basic, with no adornments, balconies or fancy views. There’s nothing romantic about it. Its strongest point is the value for money; you get to live in a lovely and romantic neighborhood of Paris without paying a fortune.

The rooms are small, but so are most rooms in Paris. There’s 24h concierge, the location is fabulous, and the bistros in the neighborhood are excellent.

The Little Italy, an Italian bistro by the beginning of Rue Biot offers delicious breakfast, and the dinner choices aren’t too shabby either.

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Pasta dish at the Italian Brasserie by the beginning of Rue Biot


Académie Hôtel Saint Germain – 3-star hotel located on the Left Bank, near the Louvre, right around Cafe de Flore; standard rooms are small, but the building has character and the beds are comfortable – Click here to see the rooms and book your dates.

Hôtel De Fleurie – 3-star hotel set in a beautiful 18th century building, close to Odéon Metro Station – Click here to see the rooms and to pick your dates.

Hôtel Le Regent Paris – Elegant hotel, set in an 18th century building, with 24-hour front desk service – Click here to check it out.

paris boulevard saint germain

When choosing a hotel in Saint Germain des Prés, you’ll be close to all major landmarks in Paris, except Pere Lachaise and the ones in Montmartre such as Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre.

Expect to pay the price of the location; this is one of the expensive neighborhoods in Paris.

I love Saint Germain des Prés, but I’d choose accommodation somewhere cheaper.

Paris is a walkable city, and the public transport is excellent. I’d save the money to buy more croissants, cheese, experiences and museum tickets.

Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter (Quartier latin) overlaps the 5th arrondissement and it is home to several landmarks such as the Pantheon, Arènes de Lutèce, Cluny Museum (National Museum of the Middle Age), and the National Museum of Natural History.

In the Latin Quarter you’ll also find the biggest mosque in Paris (Grande Mosquee de Paris) and the Sorbonne University.

I like the Latin Quarter because it has a youthful vibe, it is dynamic, beautiful, and close to the river Seine.

Here are few hotels in Quartier Latin to check out:

Paris Art Hotel Quartier Latin by Malone – elegant boutique hotel right in the Latin Quarter, at walking distance from many attractions – Click here to see the rooms and to choose yours.

Seven Hotel – Fully renovated in 2021, this hotel offers individually-themed rooms and an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast – Click here to check it out.

Hotel Monge – located between the Jardin des Plantes and the Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel Monge features a wellness center with hammam and massages (available at extra charge) – Click here to see photos of the rooms and to book your stay.

Le Marais

Le Marais stretches between Place de la Republique, Place de la Bastille, La Seine, Le Centre Pompidou, and Rue Reaumur.

Museums in the Marais neighborhood include Centre Pompidou, Musee Carnavalet, Memorial de la Shoa (free entry Holocaust museum), the house of Victor Hugo, Picasso-Paris national museum, and the Museum of Hunting and Nature (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature).

Le Petit Moulin is one of the hotels in Marais that score very high ratings. I can understand why. The decor looks amazing.

Hotel Saint-Louis Marais is another interesting option. Located near Place des Vosges, Hotel Saint-Louis Marais offers 24h concierge service and luggage storage.

 place de la bastille paris

Place de la Bastille

Opéra / The Grands Boulevards

Opéra is the Paris neighborhood where the Galeries Lafayette are. Here you can also find Palais Garnier and the Grand Synagogue of Paris.

Located inside Passage Jouffroy, one of the vintage galleries of Paris, Hotel Chopin is one of the most romantic hotels in this area. It is a 2-star hotel, and therefore more affordable than many others in central Paris.

chopin hotel paris

Chopin Hotel – the entrance is as romantic as can be and the location is perfect for visiting Paris


Located between Invalides and Eiffel Tower, Gros-Caillou is a posh neighborhood with quiet streets that offer multiple Eiffel Tower photo opportunities.

Here you’ll find Musee des Egouts, the underground Sewers System Museum, and Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, a modern art museum.

Both museums are close to Place Diana and Pont de l’Alma, the tunnel where Lady Diana had the fatal car accident on August 31st, 1997.

Here are a few accommodation options in Gros-Caillou:

Cocoon Eiffel – Located on Rue du General Camou, this 1-bedroom apartment has direct view of Eiffel Tower (albeit the window is a very small one). Click here to check out the photos and to see the current price.

Jardins Eiffel – 3-star hotel, modern building, some rooms have a private balcony and terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower. Click here to see it on

Hotel Muguet – modern style rooms, continental breakfast, 24-hour desk; some rooms have Tour Eiffel views. Click here to see more details.

Muguet is the French for lily-of-the-valley, the tiny white spring flowers with amazing scent.

montmartre merry go round

Montmartre, always beautiful

No matter which neighborhood you choose, Paris has accommodations for every travel style and budget. Just be sure to book early for the best rates and availability!