Paris: Best budget hotels for families

While many know Paris to be great for romantic couples strolling along the Seine, the City of Lights is also a favorite for families on their big European adventure. While Parisian hotels might be notorious for their small rooms, you can still find some real gems that can easily and affordably accommodate parents traveling with their children.

Whether your kids are still learning to walk or are old enough to read along in your guidebook, pack their bags (or tell them to pack themselves!) and bring the whole family for a fun and affordable trip to Paris.

We’ve compiled our picks for the best budget family-friendly hotels in Paris. So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you and your kids to say “oui” to an unforgettable family vacation!

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Note that all of these reviews come from our complete guide to budget hotels in Paris.

One of the comfortable family rooms at Hotel Marignan.

Hotel Marignan

13 Rue du Sommerard
Neighborhood: Latin Quarter
Metro: Cluny – La Sorbonne
Quadruple rooms starting at $137 a night

Our editors love Hotel Marignan for its friendly owners, free breakfast and an incredible location in the Latin Quarter. There are family rooms that can accommodate up to five people, with free laundry to boot. Five-person rooms also have a private bath, making it easier for your family members to bicker privately over who gets to shower next!

For families who want to save money and cook some lunches and dinners, this hotel also offers a guest kitchen complete with dishes and a refrigerator. Read the full review.

The lovely breakfast room at Hotel Vivienne is where kids under 10 can eat for free.

The lovely breakfast room at Hotel Vivienne is where kids under 10 can eat for free.

Hotel Vivienne

40 Rue Vivienne
Metro: Grands Boulevards
Neighborhood: Bourse / Montorgueil
Quadruple family rooms starting at $177

The Hotel Vivienne prides itself on being family-friendly. Family rooms are available, or if you book a double, children can sleep in rolling cot for a small fee (children under 10 can also sleep in the existing bed for free, if you don’t mind sharing!). Another perk that parents will love? Breakfast is free for children under 10.

Plus, if you are truly looking for a vacation with the whole family, bring your beloved furry friend — this hotel welcomes pets and even has a house cat who roams the lobby. Read more about Hotel Vivienne.

The relaxing garden courtyard is a family favorite at Castex Hotel.

The relaxing garden courtyard is a favorite hangout spot for families at Castex.

Castex Hotel

5, Rue Castex
Neighborhood: The Marais
Metro: Bastille
Two connecting doubles starting at $197

The Castex Hotel makes a perfect home base for families, with its location on the peaceful rue Castex. This three-star hotel offers antique French charm along with your favorite amenities: televisions, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. Rooms offer views of either the hotel’s lovely garden or the quiet rue Castex. You can book two connecting rooms, one for the parents and one for the kids, for a bit of privacy. It’s also in a great location, close to many restaurants and shops in the Marais. Read the full review.

Hotel Paris France makes an excellent stay for families.

Hotel Paris France makes an excellent stay for families.

Hotel Paris France

72 Rue De Turbigo
Neighborhood: The Marais
Metro: Temple
Triple rooms starting at $148

With incredible views of Paris (including some with views of the Eiffel Tower!) and a prime location, Hotel Paris France lives up to its valiant name. While it doesn’t offer quadruple rooms, it does offer spacious triple rooms that can accommodate an extra person for a small charge.

Add in a cheapo-friendly breakfast for €6, sophisticated amenities — like a glass elevator and air conditioning — and a friendly, efficient staff, and you have yourself quite a deal for a family vacation to Paris! Read more about Hotel Paris France.

Even the family rooms are stylish at the budget boutique Hotel Michelet Odeon.

Even the family rooms are stylish at the budget boutique Hotel Michelet Odeon.

Hotel Michelet Odeon

6 Place de l’Odeon
Neighborhood: St. Germain des Prés
Metro: Odéon
Family rooms (quadruples) starting at $200

Recent renovations and boutique-style rooms make this pick a bit more of a splurge but still a great deal for families who have a few extra euros to spend. Family rooms are plush with a large double bed plus two single beds and a private bathroom. The location is prime for family activities, as the hotel faces the Odéon Theater and is a short stroll from the Luxembourg Gardens. Read the full review.

The charming dining room at Hotel Jeanne d'Arc.

The charming dining room at Hotel Jeanne d’Arc.

Hotel Jeanne d’Arc

3 rue de Jarente
Neighborhood: The Marais
Metro: St. Paul
Family suites (quadruples) starting at $257 a night

If you are looking for a truly Parisian stay, the Hotel Jeanne d’Arc is it. The hotel’s guests and our editors alike give this hotel high marks — and for good reason. From the rooms to the lobby, the place exudes a welcoming “French countryside” atmosphere. The family rooms can sleep up to four guests. For those looking to explore the Marais neighborhood, the area is charming and filled with shops and eateries. Read more about the Hotel Jeanne d’Arc.

It's a just a quick stroll to the Eiffel Tower when you stay at Hotel Eber Mars.

It’s a just a quick stroll to the Eiffel Tower when you stay at Hotel Eber Mars.

Hotel Eber Mars

117 avenue de la Bourdonnais
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides
Metro: École Militaire
Triples starting at $139 a night

Just a ten-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Hotel Eber Mars is ideal for small families looking to be near one of the city’s main attractions. The hotel’s proprietor, Monsieur Eber, is kind and helpful — he’s a great resource if you want information on the nearby attractions or advice on the best restaurants in the area. Rooms are classic and clean, decorated with wall hangings of the Eiffel Tower and flea-market finds. For families with a baby under two, cribs are available free of charge. Read the full review of Hotel Eber Mars.

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