Updated June 2019
When traveling to Paris as a couple, you can choose approximately between 2000 hotels – and countless Airbnbs. The choice is H.U.G.E. and you’ll most likely will suffer on one point from decision paralysis on your hunt to find the best of the best within your budget range.
The problem is, when it comes to hotel booking in Paris that many options are having a catch: the rooms are more nay than yay and simply not appealing at all, the location sucks or you have to share a bathroom. The latter is probably the last you want to do when planning a romantic vacation in Paris.
So I went ahead and checked all options for you and came up with a list of hotels that are as good as catch-free:
- private bathroom
- good and not dodgy location
- appealing interior (not installed in the 80’s and not updated since 🙂 )
If you need an overview where the hotels below are located, I added a map at the end of this post. For a general overview on where is what in Paris, you can check out this Paris Map
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If you want to discover Paris off the beaten path and explore hidden gems, Hotel Scarlett is the perfect place for you. It is located in the heart of quirky Belleville, just a few steps away from Place Fehel, a spot famous for it’s street art and urban culture. Belleville is not directly in the centre of Paris, but it takes only about 20 minutes by public transportation to Rue Rivoli and most of the major sights. Belleville comes with plenty of restaurants and bars, a multi cultural atmosphere, the famous Père Lachaise cemetery just around the corner. Belleville has a unique spirit that you won’t find elsewhere in Paris.
Hotel Scarlett is one of the nicest Hotels in Belleville – and one that comes at a very reasonable price. You can have breakfast in the Hotel, but even if you don’t opt in for this option, there are many cafés and bakeries around. The hotel is very clean and the staff is known to be helpful and friendly. The rooms are modern and nicely decorated. Check here for latest quotes and availability.
If you want to know more about Belleville, check out our Bellville location guide!
Situated in the laid back Batignolles district, the Hotel Le Mireille is a perfect base to explore Paris. You are within 20 min at the major sights but you can also bow out of the busy city life for a good nights sleep. The area around the Le Mireille is a typical Parisian living area, with a few bars and restaurants but also some village vibe. Montmarte (don’t miss for our Montmartre location guide) and the Sacre Coeur are within walking distance (1.2km) and so is Pigalle, the famous entertainment area with the Moulin Rouge and a high variety of bars, pubs and restaurants. To get a better feel for the Batignolles area, click here and check out our location guide with a free walking tour itinerary!
The rooms of the Hotel Le Mireille are decorated in a contemporary style, and as many rooms in Paris, rather small. However, guests are super happy with the cleanliness and the comfort of the beds. You can also have a good breakfast at the hotel, but if you decide not to, there are plenty of food options just around. The Hotel is just a 200m away from the next Metro station with good access to the city’s major sights and point of interests. Click here to see latest prices and special offers!
If you just want to dive a bit deeper beyond the surface of Parisian life, this apartment in the heart of Paris is your place to be. Experience Paris as a local by renting the Appartement Le Rennes for you’re coming for a weekend to Paris. It’s a typical Parisian studio with timber floor board, white double wing doors and – also typical Parisian – rather small. However, you’re not forced to stay inside though: the studio comes with a cozy patio! The perfect place to enjoy a Parisian Apéro with some chilled white wine, cheese, olives and a delicious baguette. Check here for quotes and availabilities if a Parisian lifestyle sounds great to you!
The Appartement Le Rennes is ideally located for every activity you want to do in Paris and many sights are in walking distance: Montparnasse, St.Michel, Notre Dame, Jardin du Luxembourg to name a few. You have also plenty of shopping possibilities just around the corner on Rue de Rennes.
With just a 15min walk away from Sacre Coeur the Hotel Prince Albert Montmartre (it was one of the Best Western hotels in Paris before) is located in a good spot to explore Paris but also to get to know the lesser touristic Paris. The area north of Montmartre comes with plenty of bars and restaurants that are definitely not targeted to tourists and that – compared to many other parts of Paris – rather budget friendly. To know more about Montmartre, don’t miss our location guide and know the best places to visit in Montmartre! As the closest Metro is only 300m away, you have also quick access to the rest of Paris: you’ll need roughly 20-25min to be in the center at St.Michel.
The rooms at the Hotel Prince Albert Montmartre are equipped with Air Condition, a feature that you won’t find too often in Paris and will come especially handy during the hot summer month. The hotel offers also a breakfast buffet but don’t worry if that is not your style; there are plenty of cafés around to get a typical Parisian breakfast with fresh croissants and a café (usually an espresso). Check here if the hotel is available on your travel dates.
If you wanna live Paris the bohemian way, this Hotel delivers! Located in a cobbled stone cul-de-sac, the colourful Hotel Villa Bohème has one feature most hotels can’t provide: a balcony! Some come even with view over the roofs of Paris! The interior is lovely – cozy and colourful – and you get free wifi! Check here for latest offers for your travel dates!
The 9th arrondissement is an interesting place to explore Paris from. It’s quirky and central, lively and fun but it’s not too crazy neither. Even though there are some very busy parts, you have a lot of streets that are resembling more a village than a metropole. However, if you stay in this are, you can reach the big department stores Galleries Lafayette (check out their awesome food market!) and Printemps by a quick 10 minutes walk. Exploring Paris by feet is generally a good idea and staying in the Hotel Villa Bohème is a really good base to start walking – it’s not too far away from anything!
Hotel Max is situated in the lesser touristic south of Paris – but it’s not missing shopping, dining and entertainment options and neither super quick access to the rest of town. Metro Line 4 is just a few steps away and connects your directly with major sights like Montparnasse, St.Michel, Notre Dame or Montmartre – Line 4 also has intersections with basically every other Parisian Metro line so you can easily transfer and go where ever you want.
The rooms of the Hotel Max are equipped with AirCon and many amenities like hairdryer and satellite channels. However, the real selling point is the really unique design of the rooms. All rooms are decorated with big art work and hardwood floors. A few rooms even come with a private terrace – and there’s simply nothing cooler (and more romantic) than enjoying a glass of wine or fresh croissants with a view over Paris! Click to make your reservation!
The Sweet Room 15 is indeed a very sweet room – a typical Parisian apartment with timber floor boards, bright furniture, a chimney and classic double wing windows. A perfect place to spend a romantic weekend in Paris. If you are imagining a Parisian flat, you probably had something like the sweet room 15 in mind, I personally like the interior very much 🙂 Big plus for this bed and breakfast is also: it comes with a free breakfast! Be quick to book, it’s easily sold out!
The hotel is located in the south of Paris and even though it’s not really central, you have an excellent public transport connection. Metro, Tram and regional Trains are just a few steps away. It takes a 10 minutes walk to the direct train to Versailles (RER C) or St.Michel in the centre of Paris. The Eiffel Tower is roughly 2km away and it takes a 30 min Metro ride to the Louvre. The 15th arrondissement (where the Sweet Room 15 is located) is a nice and cozy neighbourhood – especially if you are interested in Parisian day to day life.
As the name indicates, the Marais Hôme lays on the northern limits of the Marais, not far from Répubique. The Marais is one of the most popular areas in Paris and choosing it as base for your stay is a really good idea. You can reach Notre Dame, Centre Pompidou, Rue Rivoli or the Seine easily by feet or Metro. The Marais is a quirky, energetic neighbourhood, with a large jewish community but also the LGTBQ quarter of Paris. If you like restaurants, bars and enjoy a stroll through little cobble stone road, the Marais is a perfect place for you. As an addition, the Marais Hôme is located very close to République, a cool spot to go out and to experience a bit of the more alternative side of Paris. Check here for prices and bookings
The Marais Hôme comes with a really nice and unique interior design. Also, and this is really awesome: a roof top terrace and a spa and wellness centre! The Hotel offers a breakfast option but if you prefer to eat out, there are plenty of places around to get a fresh Parisian croissant and a café!
TLDR; Best affordable hotels for couples in Paris:
|Hotel Scarlett||Belleville||14€ p/P|
|Le Mireille||Batignolles||11€ p/P|
|Prince Albert Montmartre||Montmartre||12€ p/P|
|Hôtel Villa Bohème||Opéra/Pigalle||12€ p/P|
|Appartment Le Rennes||Jardin du Luxemburg||n/a|
|Hotel Max||Alésia/Montparnasse||12€ p/P|
|Sweet Room 15||Parc des Exposition||included!|
|Marais Hôme||Marais/République||16€ p/P|
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