The Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Paris

Updated: August 3, 2015

Paris with Kids - The Best Hotels

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The 10 Best Family Hotels in Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V – luxury

Four Seasons with Kids in Paris
One of the very best hotels in Paris. Good sized swimming pool, and great service and staff. Kids’ bathrobes, greeting gift (for young guests), and complimentary baby food and toiletries. Babysitting services with 24 hours notice. Kids eat for free at the hotel’s restaurants. Family Recreation Manager helps families plan their visit. Close to George V metro station. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4952 7000

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées – luxury

Claridge Fraser Suites with Kids
Wonderful location right on the Champs-Elysées. Large 1 or 2 bedrooms suites easily sleep families of 4 or 6. All suites have kitchens. It’s a 2 minute walk to the George V metro station and 15 minute walk to both the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4413 3333

Le Bristol – luxury

Le Bristol with Kids in Paris
Beautiful spacious rooms. Great indoor swimming pool. Children and families are not an afterthought here and are truly welcomed and pampered. There’s a good kids menu, a garden treasure hunt, and a supervised kids club and playroom. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 5343 4300

The Westin Paris Vendome – luxury

Paris Westin Vendome with Kids
Very close to the Renaissance (also kid-friendly) but here you exchange the swimming pool for a larger room and suites are larger still. The Westin has kid-friendly service and great restaurants both in the hotel and just out the door. Tuileries metro station is very close. Hotel phone: 33 (1) 4477 1111

Gardette Park Hotel – moderate

Good hotel for families in Marais
This is a great mid-range hotel and one of my favorites in Paris for families on a budget. The family suites have 2 single beds and a queen and are a good size for Paris. Across the street is a park with a playground and there are several good restaurants within a 3 minute walk. A great neighborhood but with few tourists so you feel like you’re really seeing Paris. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4700 5793

Best Western Paris Louvre Opera – moderate

Best Western Paris Louvre with Kids
Family suites are 2 interconnected rooms each with twin beds. Fantastic location. Many restaurants nearby. Steps from the Pyramides metro station. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4020 0110

Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel – moderate

Paris Novotel Eiffel Tower with Kids
Chain hotel that has clean simple rooms with friendly service. Nice swimming pool. Short walk to the Eiffel Tower. Close to Bir-Hakeim metro station. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4058 2000

Best Western Premier Left Bank – St Germain – moderate

Left Bank Hotel with Kids
Great location in the center of St Germain. Triple rooms (2 twin and 1 sofa bed) and quadruple rooms (2 twin and 2 sofa beds). Steps from St Germain des Pres metro station. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4354 0170

Holiday Inn St Germain Des Pres – budget

Paris Holiday In St Germain with Kids
Central location near Luxembourg Gardens and many shops and restaurants. The Holiday Inn has larger rooms than most mid-range Paris hotels. A great value hotel for the hip St Germain area. Very close to 2 different metro lines makes getting anywhere in Paris very quick and easy. Note: The Holiday Inn Gare de l’Est has larger rooms but I don’t like the location as much. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4954 8700

Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre – budget

Paris TimHotel with Kids
Best budget hotel near the Louvre. Triple rooms with 3 twin beds are simple but good. Bourse metro stop is very close. Hotel phone: +33 (1) 4261 5390

More Paris Hotels for Families

All of these hotels have triple, quad, or family rooms. The larger the room the earlier they seem to be snatched up – so book early.

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Recommended rentals for families. All units have kitchens, washer/dryer, and internet.

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24 questions and comments

  1. Finding Taxi for Family from Airport to Paris

    Are taxis easy to get at the Paris Airport (Charles de Gaulle)? I’ve heard cabs can be hard to find.

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    1. David Post author

      Follow the signs for “Taxi” to the designated area. If you can’t see any taxis queued up then look for a worker with an orange vest (like the photo below). They’ll call a taxi for you and it will arrive within a minute or two.
      Taxi at airport to downtown Paris for Family

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  2. Good Hotel for Family with Toddler

    Hi David
    Great blog. We’re traveling to Paris with our 22 mo old next week and are scrambling to find a good hotel in a good location! I’m also pregnant with my 2nd so easy access to certain (but not all) touristy spots that can be done with toddler and areas with activities for toddlers would be great. Where do you think would be a good location?
    Thanks much!
    NB

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    1. David Post author

      I would highly recommend the Gardette Park Hotel – good sized rooms, nice playground across the street, and not too expensive (for Paris). Bus #69 stops nearby and goes directly to the Eiffel Tower through the heart of Paris – it’s a great route and worth going out of your way to do.

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  3. Paris at Night with Kids

    HI David,
    I am travelling with Family and visiting Disney for 2 days. I am coming to Paris around 3pm, what do you suggest to cover for the rest of the day from 4PM onwards, as the next 2 days will be visiting Paris Disney and will leave on 4th day early morning.
    Prasad

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    1. David Post author

      I would visit the Eiffel Tower (check online to see if tickets are available for your dates) or a boat tour along the river Seine – or both.

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  4. Apartment for Family of 6

    Hi

    We are a family of 6 (4 children age 9,11,15,15) that will be staying in Paris for 4 night in October. We are looking for a place to stay, preferably an apartment hotel or similar. Do you have any good recommendations within the budget range of 250 euro per night.

    thanks

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  5. Where To Stay for Paris and Disneyland

    Hi! David,

    This is a most helpful blog/site. Really nice of you to share your experience.
    We are travelling to Paris for the first time, as a family, with our 3 tean-age boys. We are planning to do 2 nights at Euro Disney bang in the middle of our trip (12th June being a b’day!). The main focus of the trip is to get the boys to explore, get to know and enjoy the city itself. So the question is which is the best neighbourhood to stay in (B&B/Hostel/Aparthotel) so that we do not need to punctuate our stay.

    Any advice?
    Option 1 : Stay in a location that will be convenient to both locations and do day tours of disneyland.
    Option 2 : Stay in Paris arrondissement 6 (1st choice) and move out to disney and then move back into the same pension.
    Option 3 : Stay in the Disney area and do day trips to Paris. (Least attractive option)

    Looking forward to your response.
    Cheers!
    Vasu

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    1. David Post author

      Staying in Paris is the key to enjoying the city so I would do a variation of option 2 but with one suggestion: stay at different places for your first and second stays. You see and experience a different side of Paris depending on where you stay. So moving from the 6th to the 10th arrondissements (for example) might not sound like a big difference but you’ll get a very different feel for the city when you stay in multiple locations.

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  6. Stay in Paris or Near Disneyland

    We are a family of two adults and a child of 5 years. Visiting Europe for the first time and choose to go to Paris. My daughter is very fond of Eiffel tower and Disney stuff. What is your recommendation, should we stay in one of the hotel in Disney location or it will be far away from other nice places. Plan to stay in Paris for three nights. We are not very good in terms of long distance walks :)

    Aleena Khan

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    1. David Post author

      It depends where more of your interest lies. If you’re planning on spending 2 of your 3 days at Disneyland then get a hotel near Disneyland. If you want to spend 2 of your 3 days in Paris then stay in Paris. It’s fairly easy to get from Disneyland hotels to the Eiffel Tower. Get on the RER line A train and take it to Charles De Gaulle Etoile station (close to the Arc de Triomphe) then catch Metro line 6 to Bir Hakeim. The Tower is only a short walk from there.

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  7. Paris with a 3 Year Old

    I am brining my 3 year old son to Paris mid-May. I would like to do a little shopping (for me, like a bag or a wallet) and then take my son to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and a couple of museums. Any suggestions on a safe and kid-friendly hotel as well as some fun activities? Many thanks, Kate

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    1. David Post author

      There are many areas of Paris that have good shopping so you have a fair bit of flexibility there. The Westin is a great hotel that is walking distance to shopping of the Champs-Elysees, some large department stores, and the Louvre, and easy access to the metro for getting around Paris. The Tuileries Garden is across the street and has lots of areas to burn off energy and there’s a play area, trampolines, a pond to sail small toy boats, and pony rides.

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  8. 3 Nights in Paris

    David,

    We are family of 4 ( 2 adults, 15 year old and 19 year old) first time visiting Paris for 3 nights. We will coming in to Gare Du Nord from London. We are comfortable with subway/Metro in NYC so looking for a place ( hotel or an apartment) that is value hotel ( budget 150-200$ a night) and closes to any metro station. We wish to visit Eiffel tower, Louve museum, palace de versailes and may be evening in good neighboorhood with some shopping and good places to eat. Mostly we want to walk or rent a bike to move around. We also want to try illumination river tour…..Once we get out of the hotel, we wont be going back until late evening….so is Gare Du Nord or CDG airport hotels ok to consider ?

    Can you please provide your 2 or 3 choices.
    Sam

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    1. David Post author

      Gare du Nord area would be fine as there is a metro stop there with good connections around the city but you do not want to stay at the airport – you want to be in central Paris. The RER C Line is the one that goes to Versailles so being close to one of those stops (St-Michel Notre Dame, Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel, or Musée d’Orsay) would be nice but certainly not a must. The real trouble will be finding a room large enough within your budget. 2 cheaper hotels (though still over $200) that would sleep 4 adults/young adults are the Hôtel du Palais Bourbon and the Midnight Hotel Paris – both with good locations near metro stations.

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  9. Where To Stay in Paris?

    Hi
    My family and I will be spending 5 nights in Paris. Where would you recommend we stay?
    Thanks

    Chris Niemand

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    1. David Post author

      Paris is well connected by metro so choosing where to stay (as long as you’re near a metro stop) is not as vital as in some cities. Most areas can make great bases for exploring the city (Montmarte, Champs-Elysées, the Latin Quarter are all great) but if I had to choose one are in Paris for a family to stay it would be Saint Germain – very central, well served by metro, walking distance to many of the best attractions in the city, busy day and night, and home to lots of great places to eat.

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  10. Beaches in Paris

    I’ve heard interesting things about the man-made beaches in Paris. Do you know when the beaches are open? Can you swim at the beaches? Is there a charge?

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    1. David Post author

      I’m not sure what the dates for 2015 will be but for 2014 they were from 19 July to 17 August – so basically mid-July to mid-August. The beaches are free. There is not swimming in the Seine but some of the spots have a pool. There are mist showers, paddle boats, sand castles, play areas, ice cream kiosks. Lots of fun. The beaches are open from 9am to midnight.

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  11. December or July Visit?

    We are trying to decide between a December, 2015 visit or a July, 2016 visit. We are coming from Australia and are a family of 4 (ages 10 and 12). Is it cold in December in Paris? Is it too hot in July? When would you visit? The dates would be July 1 to 20 or December 20 to January 10.
    Thanks
    Jane

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    1. David Post author

      They are both great times to visit but, of course, very different. In December, yes it can be cold and even snow. But it can be surprisingly pleasant too. The city lights up at Christmas time and becomes almost magical especially if you’re into festivities and ice skating (city hall has a huge ice rink). There are fewer visitors (specifically in early January) when the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and other popular attractions will have far shorter lines. In July it’s hot and sunny and green. You can picnic outside and go for walks (without gloves and hats) and enjoy outdoor Paris like you see in the movies. The city makes sandy beaches along the Seine that are a lot of fun and kids love. So, if I had to choose I would go in July but both have their appeal depending on what type of visit you’re looking for.

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  12. Should We Stay Near Eiffel Tower?

    We have 1 week in Paris with a 9 year old. We are most concerned with the location of the hotel, not so much the quality. As long as it’s clean and in a good location we’re happy The one thing we have to do is go up the Eiffel Tower as my son is obsessed with it. We have promised him we can go up twice, once on the stairs and once on the elevators. These will be on 2 separate days. My question is: With such an emphasis on the Eiffel Tower should we find a hotel close to it or is it easy to get to from all points in the city? Is it easy to walk to the Eiffel Tower from the Latin Quarter?

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    1. David Post author

      The Eiffel Tower is easy to get from nearly all central places in the city. As long as you’re near a metro station (and there aren’t many places not near a metro in central Paris) you’ll be fine. There is not a lot around the Eiffel Tower in terms of restaurants or busy/fun neighborhoods. It sounds like you’ll make 2 or 3 visits to the tower so I would not recommend compromising your location just to be close to it. Walking from the Latin Quarter to the Eiffel Tower is about 45 minutes. Perhaps a little more with a child and more again if you take the more scenic route along the river.

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