Paris in summer can be positively prohibitive. Yes, there are some of the most substantial hotels in the world, but you’ll need one of the most substantial bank accounts in the world to fully enjoy them.
But, if you know where to look, there are some bargains to be had.
We’ve selected out favourite five below $120-a-night in high season.
1. Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel
19 rue Viala, Eiffel Tower, 75015
Amazingly this sub-$120 lays in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and has the feel of a hotel twice the price. All rooms en-suite with marbled bathrooms, individual air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and late bar.
Nearby: Eiffel Tower, Museum of Modern Art
2. Yllen Eiffel,
196, rue de Vaugirard, Eiffel Tower, 75015 Paris
A classy hotel close to the Eiffel Tower which offers neo-classical exterior, marble bathrooms and a nice bar in the lobby.
Nearby: Eiffel Tower.
3. Pavillon Nation
13 Boulevard de Charonnes, Bastille, 75011
An amazingly contemporary and cool hotel for the money. Flat panel TV’s, Wi-Fi, A/C, gym, and a lot of style. Breakfast only, but lots of great
Nearby: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, le Bois Vincennes.
4. Hotel Trianon Gare de Lyon
52 Boulevard Diderot, Bastille, 75012
Truly charming hotel near the Place de Bastille. Contemporary rooms with A/C, TV, Wi-Fi, and a lovely stone vault breakfast room.
Nearby: Gare de Lyon, Louvre
5. Pavillon Monceau
Palais des Congres, 25 rue de Saussure, Etoile, 75017
Comfy and reasonably stylish hotel that's a mere five-minute walk form the Champs Elysees. All the apartment-style rooms are ensuite with mini kitchen facilities, and although there is no restaurant, there are many cafes close by.
Nearby: Opera Garnier, Park Monceau