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Small hotels that you'll love staying in

Areas of Paris

A selection of independent hotels you'll love staying in


There are over 2000 hotels in and around Paris, so finding the right one for your needs can be a time-consuming task.

This page contains a carefully chosen selection of small Paris hotels with individuality and character. These hotels are all independent establishments, many of them family run. Some are relatively cheap by Paris standards, some are quite expensive, but none are overpriced, and all of them get lots of good visitor reviews.
This is a selection of hotels to remember.


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Small hotels in Paris

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Chose an area Central Paris  area Northwest: Champs Elysees North: Clichy - Pigalle - Mont­martre
Southwest: Eiffel tower - Invalides South: Montpar­nasse Place d'Italie East: Bastille, Nation

Central Paris (Louvre, Saint Louis, Marais, Latin Quarter)

  • 4th Arondissement - Marais - Metro St.Paul
    The ** Hotel Mahler is a small clean 28-bedroom hotel run by the same family for three generations. 50 metres from the Rue de Rivoli, 500 metres from the Seine, and in walking distance of Notre Dame.
  • €€€ 4th Arondissement - Ile St Louis - Metro Pont Marie
    The **** Jeu de Paume hôtel is in a historic building located in courtyard on a quiet street on the Ile Saint Louis, in the middle of the Seine. It is 400 yards from Notre Dame. Garden terrace and library lounge. 30 rooms.
  •   5th Arondissement - Latin quarter - Metro Maubert-Mutualité
    The * Hotel Marignan is very cheap by central Paris standards, but gets good reviews. Quiet location in small street close to the Sorbonne. 400 metres from Notre Dame and 150 m from a metro station. Prices include breakfast. Free wifi. No lift (no elevator). A low price budget hotel in central Paris, which is rare.
  • €€€ 6th Arondissement - Saint Germain des Prés -  Metro Odéon
    The ****  Hotel d'Aubusson occupies a historic 17th century Parisian town house, in the Latin Quarter, with interior courtyard and terrace. 49 elegant rooms decorated in traditional French style. 200 metres from the Seine. Less than a km from the Louvre and from Notre Dame.   P  Private parking (pre-booking essential)
  • €€€ 6th Arondissement - Saint Germain des Prés -  Metro Vavin
    At the southern end of the 6th arondissement, towards Montparnasse, the ***  Hotel Jardin Bréa lies 300 metres from the Jardins du Luxembourg park. A quiet cosy boutique hotel with 23 rooms. Free tea and coffee.

Northwest central Paris (Champs Elysées area, north of the Seine)

  • €€€ 8th Arondissement - Champs Elysées - Metro St Philippe du Roule
    The ****  Hotel Daniel Paris is a very comfortable four-star boutique hotel. located in a quiet street 400 metres from the Champs Elysées. Restaurant.  This 26-room hotel is affiliated to the Relais & Chateaux network of quality and historic hotels.  P Private parking (pre-booking essential)
  • 16th Arondissement - Near Trocadero - Metro Passy
    Officially the Hotel Nicolo has a two-star rating; but this refined boutique hotel is better than many with 3 or 4 stars. 28 rooms, and a quiet location in a small street 600 metres from the Trocadero, and in walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Don't expect two star prices; but this hotel is good value for what it offers, and considering its location.
  • €€€ 17th Arondissement - Near Champs Elysées - Metro Etoile 
    The Maison Albar Hotel Champs-Elysées is a reasonably-priced small (40 rooms) five star hotel in a quiet location 200 metres from the Champs Elysées and  Arc de Triomphe. Friendly and helpful staff. Elegantly decorated soundproofed rooms. Air-con, non-smoking, facilities for the disabled. Cheap by 5-star standards.

North central Paris (Clichy, Montmartre, Pigalle, Gare du Nord ...)

  •   17th Arondissement - Clichy -  Metro Place de Clichy
    The ** Hotel Darcet is a small hotel with 32 rooms located in the vibrant quarter of Clichy, just off the Boulevard des Batignolles. Plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The hotel gets top marks all round, and offers great value for money by Parisian standards. Easy access to Montmartre and Pigalle

Southwest central Paris (Eiffel tower area - south of the Seine)

  • 7th Arondissement - Saint Germain - Metro Ecole Militaire
    The ** Hotel Eiffel Turenne is a quality ** hotel 200 metres from Les Invalides and 1200 metres from the Eiffel Tower. 34 air conditioned rooms. Bars, restaurants and shops close by. Quiet location, friendly reception, and lots of good reviews for this hotel.
  • 15th Arondissement - Grenelle - Metro Dupleix
    The ** Hotel Eiffel XV is 900 metres from the Eiffel Tower and 200 metres from the Metro. Plenty of restaurants in easy walking distance. 46 rooms. Rooms with coffee making facilities. Friendly staff. Good value considering the location. Good wifi. 4 floors, but no lift / no elevator.

East central Paris (Gare de Lyon, Bastille, Nation, la Villette..)

  • 12th Arondissement - Near Gare de Lyon
    The ** Hotel de Venise is a clean friendly and welcoming family-run hotel with 30 rooms. It is located in a quiet street 350 metres from metro station. The rooms are small, but you cannot expect big rooms at the price; good breakfasts..
  •   20th Arondissement - Near Père Lachaise - Metro Gambetta
    The * Hotel Nadaud is a bit off-center, but 250 metres from Gambeta metro station (line 3) .But it seems hard to find better value for money than this in Paris. Clean and comfortable 1-star hotel with very helpful staff and excellent reviews. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Lift. Upper floor rooms are quietest.

South central Paris  (Montparnasse,  Place d'Italie... ) 13th Arondissement - Tolbiac - Metro Olympiades

  • The Urban bivouac hotel - is a resolutely modern  *** hotel, stylishly designed for young urban travellers. The hotel has 32 rooms, and is in a vibrant quarter of Paris just 100 yards from the Olympiades metro station and close to the Tolbiac university campus.. Rooms are equipped with USB chargers.
  •  13th Arondissement - Place d'Italie - Metro Place d'Italie
    The ** Hotel Neptune offers good value for money by Paris standards. This clean 25-room hotel is in a quiet street just 150 metres from Place d'Italie, with its good metro connections. Former Chinese premier Chou En Lai lived in this building from 1922 to 1924 ! Close to Paris's Chinatown.
  •  14th Arondissement - Montparnasse - Metro Plaisance
    The ** Maison Montparnasse is located in a quiet street 600 metres from the Gare Montparnasse (trains for/from western France). A small clean hotel with young friendly staff, and good value for money. Library. P Unusually for Paris, this hotel has private parking (charge).

Areas of Paris
Price KEY for this page,
booking and payment information.
Note: hotel prices in and around Paris are higher than in other regions
 €  - Not expensive by Paris standards: good value for money . Some rooms may well be under 100 €, though not always.
€€€ In Paris, rooms generally always over 200 € per night. Not for travellers on a low budget.
Hotels with no price marker are in between.
Rates may vary according to  season.

Click links to book online at best rates using or, or in some cases the hotel's own website. With some hotels best rates are no-cancel, no change; with others cancellation is possible and no advance payment will be taken, though payment card details will be required as a guarantee against guests booking then not showing up.

Other regions of France
Brittany  North France, Picardy, Champagne 
Normandy Eastern France, Alsace, Lorraine, Franche Comté
West France: Charentes & Aquitaine Burgundy  –

Auvergne and Limousin
South of France,  Midi Pyrenees French Alps & Rhone valley
South of France,  Languedoc  South of France,Provence and Riviera 
For larger hotels and hotels belonging to major French and international chains, see this map of selected Paris hotels from our partner

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

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