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There are over 2000 hotels in and around Paris, so finding the right one for your needs can be a time-consuming task. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a reasonably quiet location on the outskirts of Paris, this page is a good place to start. All these hotels are located within easy commuting distance of central Paris, while offering a quieter and more relaxing environment outside the city. Most offer reasonably-priced or free parking facilities, which are much harder to find with hotels located within Paris – except at a price.

To facilitate online booking, iHi works in partnership with major and reputed booking portals offering a price-match guarantee.  However some hotels listed in this directory do not use booking portals, and must be booked directly with the hotel by email or telephone or their own direct online booking facilities.

 

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Small independent hotels
      just outside
Paris

► This page of the  iHi France independent hotel guide lists only small  hotels close to Paris, with on site or nearby parking for vehicles, and located close to train stations or public transport, for easy access to central Paris.
Suburban Paris is dominated by hotels belonging to large national and international chains, and attractive independent hotels are actually hard to find - particularly ones that meet all the criteria: a quiet location that is not too hard to find, car parking, and close to a station.  
► Consequently, for this area, the iHi guide includes some modern budget hotels and mid-range hotels larger than would be listed in other parts of France. 
This directory is very selective, and only lists hotels that get generally good or excellent reviews from people who have stayed in them. Quality - and price - vary from four-star to two-star. iHi welcomes suggestions from travellers and hotel owners.

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Hotels in Ile de France (outside Paris)


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Hotels on the northern outskirts of Paris

  • Montsoult, (95) due north of Paris - N1 / N104 interchange
      The ** Best hotel Montsoult is a modern two-star hotel with 86 rooms and P free parking, just minutes from the interchange between the N104 Paris outer orbital and the N1 (a continuation of the A16 motorway from Calais). 500 metres from station with trains to  Paris Gare du Nord in 31 minutes. A very easy place to leave the car and take the train into central Paris if coming from the UK via A16.
  • Villepinte, (95) next to CDG airport and Paris-north Exhibition centre
    Green hotel Comfort Modern hotel with P free private parking and free airport shuttle. 84 rooms, restaurant.    Villepinte - Parc des  Expositions RER station 800 metres on foot. Frequent trains to central Paris and to CDG airport. Exhibition centre 15-20 minutes on foot.
  • Eragny,  just north of Paris, (95) near Pontoise and A16 motorway
     The ** Hotel Bleu France is a modern two-star hotel with P free parking, and just a few minutes from the N 184 (a continuation of the A16 motorway from Calais). Quiet location 400 metres from station with trains to central Paris. The hotel is reasonably priced, friendly and has a restaurant and is better rated than many similar. But this is a suburban hotel, a functional place to stay while seeing Paris.
  • Saint Prix, just north of Paris (95) south east of Pontoise
    The small *** Hostellerie du Prieuré gets excellent reviews for its charm, comfort and cleanliness. Village location close to a forest, yet only 9 stops out by suburban train from Gare du Nord. Easy access from A15 and A115 (A16) motorways. P Free parking. Station 1 mile. An excellent semi-rural retreat from the bustle of Paris.
  • Gonesse, just north of Paris (95) south east of Pontoise
     The  ** Hotel Fasthome is a modern independent budget hotel with 61 rooms.  Easy access from A1 motorway and CDG airport. P Free private parking. RER Station 1200 metres. An excellent semi-rural retreat from the bustle of Paris.

Hotels on the eastern outskirts of Paris

iHi has not located any small independent hotels with character on the eastern outskirts of Paris. We offer the best alternatives.
  • Bussy Saint-Léger (77)
    The Best Western golf is particularly convenient for its location; this is a modern 93-room hotel, in a leafy area, and less than 1000 metres walk from the Bussy RER station, with direct trains to central Paris in one direction and Disneyland, two stops in the other. Public parking 4 € a day. 1 km from exit 12 of  A4 motorway Paris-Strasbourg.

Hotels on the western outskirts of Paris

  • Saint Germain en Laye (78) 4 mins RER station.
    €€€ The **** Pavillon Henri IV is part of the old Château of Saint Germain en Laye, and birthplace of king Louis XIV. It offers sumptuous classic French hospitality. Calm location with views to Paris, but 4 mins walk to RER express metro station, with direct trains to La Défense business district (8 stops) and central Paris (10 stops). P Free parking on site.
  • Le Vésinet, west of Paris (78)
    The *** Auberge des Trois Marches is a small hotel in traditional French style, located in the centre of le Vésinet, a genteel and very leafy suburb of Paris.  15 rooms, P Free parking . Shops and restaurants close by. Three minutes walk to station - RER A to La Defense and Paris.
  • Versailles, west of Paris (78)
    The ** Hotel des Roys gets good reviews for location, service and friendliness. It is in easy walking distance of the chateau de Versailles and of the train station for going into central Paris.
    P Free public car parking nearby if spaces available, paid parking  in front of the hotel.
  • Versailles, west of Paris (78)
    €€€ The **** Hotel Versailles is a three-star hotel in a quiet city center location almost opposite the château de Versailles. Friendly and attentive staff, good quality of service; P paid parking available on site. Easy access to Rive Droite train station for access to central Paris.
  • Ville d'Avray, between Paris and Versailles (78)
    €€€  The **** Etangs de Corot hotel is located in a semi rural setting with garden, between lakes and woods yet only about eight miles as the crow flies from the Eiffel Tower. Comfortable four star hotel with spa, fitness room and all amenities. Bar, restaurants, conference room. Parking on site or close by. Less than a mile to train station, or taxi into town

Hotels on the southern outskirts of Paris

  • Antony - easy car & train access (92)
    Maison de l'Abbaye  In the middle of Antony, 1 km from A86 exit 27, 200 metres from RER station. 20 rooms, excellent reviews. No restaurant but shared kitchen. Restaurants close-by.  Run by a Christian community helping with the educating of disadvantaged children.. P Free onsite parking and wifi
  • Draveil, south of Paris (91 - near Viry Chatillon)
      The *** Comfort hotel Draveil is a small hotel (38 rooms) in a quite residential district just 400 metres across the Seine from Juvisy RER train station, with fast trains to central Paris, and a ten minute bus ride from Orly airport. 300 metres from boating marina and large riverside park. Friendly staff. P Free or paid onsite parking. Located 6 km. from exit 7 of A6 motorway.
  • Varennes-Jarcy, south of Paris (91 - near Evry)
    The ***  18th century Chateau Varennes hotel stands in a 2-hectare estate, 26 km south of Paris. 13 rooms and suites, overlooking the park. Peace and quiet guaranteed.  A mile and a half from RER railway station. The hotel has a pool, games room, gardens and a restaurant. Very good reviews. P Free parking on site. 6 km from exit 24 on N104 "Francilienne" Paris orbital route. 
  • Itteville,  south of Paris (91 - near Mennecy.)
    ** Hôtel L'ile Du Saussay.  About 5 miles sw of A6 motorway exit 9, and a mile's walk from the RER station (direct trains to central Paris), this two star hotel is located on an island among lakes on the river Essonne. Very peaceful location, views over the lakes. Between Paris and Fontainebleau. P Free car parking. Good value.

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Price KEY
Note: hotel prices in and around Paris are higher than in other regions
 €  - Not expensive : good value for money. Generally under 100 € for basic double room.
€€€ In Paris area, rooms generally over 150 € per night. Not for travellers on a low budget.
Hotels with no price marker are in between.
Rates may vary according to  season.
 P  Free car parking on site.   

How much does it cost to train into central Paris?

If staying in the suburbs, you may want to buy a Paris Visite pass, giving unlimited  access to Paris public transport (trains, metro, bus) for 1, 2 , 3  or 5 days.
There are two tarif zones: the normal pass, covering central Paris and the inner suburbs (zones 1 to 3), and the outer suburbs rate (zones 1 to 6).

In February 2016, Paris Visite travel card prices are (if bought from machines in a station):

Inner zones (1-3): adult day passes.
   1 day - 11.15 €  :  2 days -  18.15 Euros  :    3 days -  24.80 €uros  -  5 days :  35.70 €uros
All zones (1-5)  adult day passes :
   1 day - 23.50 €  :  2 days -  35.70 Euros   3 days -  50.05 €uros  -  5 days :  61.25 €uros
Children: half price.

Buy passes at the station when you first go into Paris; don't buy them on line in advance, as you could end up paying more or  a lot more, even from the Paris tourist office.
Most of the hotels on this page are in the outer zone.

Tourist information for the areas around Paris
Picardy: a brief travel and tourism guide
Centre: guide to the Centre region of France 
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Normandy: the region and its tourist attractions
Paris: a guide to the tourist attractions of Paris

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