10 Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels

Paris is known for romance, art, style and food, among other pleasures - and all of those have a price tag. But don’t despair if your budget isn’t quite what you would like it to be, we know a number of great value hotels in Paris, and our list of 10 Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels are great examples. You won’t find all the mod. cons. every time, but you will find plenty of Parisian charm.

Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels on the Left Bank

The Grand Hotel des Balcons which is a 45 room hotel, converted from a 19th Century townhouse. Rooms come in a variety of sizes, ranging from singles to family suites, and you’re only ten minutes stroll from Notre Dame and even closer to the Luxembourg Gardens.

Grand Hotel des Balcons

On a quiet residential street right by the huge Bon Marche departments store, the 24 room Hotel Mayet is a chic, colourful, 3* hotel with 23 small, bright rooms with comfortable beds. Expect plenty of well-placed colour and user-friendly bathrooms. And you’re only a 15minute walk from the Musee D’Orsay. Rooms start from around £155 per night.

Hotel Mayet

Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels in the Grand Boulevards

Adele et Jules is an excellent family option - while still feeling quite romantic, in the 9th Arrondissement, or Grands Boulevards district. Smart yet homely, as well as family suites, this Haussmann property has a friendly atmosphere and complimentary afternoon tea every day. Rooms start from under £150 per night.

Adele et Jules

The Hotel Thérèse is a beautifully restored 18th century building an unbeatable five minutes from the Louvre. The rooms are small and eclectically styled, but achingly chic, and they’ll serve you an incredible breakfast in the vaulted restaurant or in bed. Your perfect Paris bolthole.

Hotel Therese

The Hotel Langlois is a traditional hotel, which has made its home in a former bank - which is a nice irony considering it’s one of the best value hotels in Paris for under £200 per night. It has 27 well proportioned rooms, some which are even large enough for a family, and he best ones still have original ceramic fireplaces, carved alcoves and hidden bathrooms. The fantastic views over Montmartre are certainly an added bonus. Rooms start from around £170 per night.

Hotel Langlois

Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels for Romantics

Notre Dame is Christian Lacroix's latest design offering, a beautifully converted 400 year old townhouse right by the river with spectacular views of, you guessed it, Notre Dame. And he's done it with the same explosions of colour and appreciation for traditional design that his clothes are known for. The 26 rooms start from around £140 per night - possibly because there’s no restaurant?

Notre Dame

£170 per night might not be considered cheap and charming in some cities, but in Paris, and in the case of the Hotel le Sainte-Beuve, it represents great value. Its 22 rooms are quite luxurious, with the sort of elegant , traditional, rather bohemian homeliness Paris is known for. It’s very comfortable and the concierge service is excellent. As is the breakfast. The location, in Montparnasse, is excellent too.

Hotel le Sainte Beuve

Cheap and Charming Hotels for a Paris Mini-Break

Les Dames du Pantheon is a chic, 35 room hotel overlooking the stunning Panthéon, and in a great location if you’re only in Paris for a limited stay. The decor is stylish, mid-century-ish with some great pieces and some great art. Rooms start from around £140 per night.

Les Dames du Pantheon

The Hotel Cristal is a 26 room hotel right by the Arc de Triomphe. It’s decor is more modern than many of our cheap and charming Paris hotels, but it’s a lot of fun - full of modern-retro shapes and bright oranges, reds and purples in amongst the monochrome base. Rooms start from around £155 per night.

Hotel Cristal

If you can’t find your idea of the perfect cheap and charming Paris hotel on our list you could consider our list of the best budget hotels in Paris? or consider the hotels on our list of 10 Hotels with Paris Character?

Or you could check out our full list of the best places to stay in Paris? or contact one of our friendly gurus for some advice.

10 Cheap and Charming Paris Hotels

  • Grand Hotel des Balcons 45 rooms from £123


    Charming 19th century Parisian townhouse with friendly service and delicious breakfasts. Various room types - singles, twins, and family suites - to suit families, groups, and couples. A family oriented spot and great value for money.

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Luxembourg Gardens and only 10 mins on foot to Notre Dame
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Hotel Thérèse 40 rooms from £158


    Wonderfully restored 18th-century building, smack bang in the centre of Paris. Small but achingly chic suites are decorated in the utmost style and attention to detail. Mouthwatering breakfast served in the vaulted restaurant or in bed. The Hotel Thérèse is a perfect bolthole for exploring the city.

    Exclusive offer  -  Happy Sunday Rate
    Honeymoons  -  Enjoy your lazy breakfast in bed in a classically stylish Parisian suite, before heading out to explore the city of love.
    City Style  -  Chic interiors and glamourous salons, in an unbeatable central location, Molière and Stendhal are old neighbours!
    Great walks  -  Just five minutes from the fragrant Jardins du Palais Royal and the famed Jardins des Tuileries.
    Outstanding location
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel Mayet 24 rooms from £154


    Chic and colourful 3* hotel located on a quiet residential street, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Boulevard des Invalides. Small yet comfortable, it boasts trendy rooms, plus its close proximity to Duroc metro makes it an excellent base for exploring town. Great value.

    Value chic  -  A trendy spot, with sleek interiors, African art, commissioned graffiti and a very inviting price.
    Local exploring  -  Just steps away from the famous Boulevard des Invalides and connected by metro to the whole city.
    Great walks  -  There is no better way to spend a day in Paris than wandering her streets and soaking up the atmosphere.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel
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  • Adele et Jules 60 rooms from £146


    Stylish and chic Haussmann property in the Grands Boulevards district. Smart yet homely rooms plus family suites featuring subtle colour schemes offset with geometric designs and fabrics. Cosy honesty bar, complimentary afternoon tea and ideal location. Great value for a chic city break.

    Exclusive offer  -  Secret Offer
    Local exploring  -  Get to know the 9th Arrondissement - great for shopping, art and architecture.
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the cosmopolitan Grands Boulevards area close to Opera Garnier and all major department stores.
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  • Notre Dame 26 rooms from £141


    Spectacular views of Notre Dame from Christian Lacroix’s latest design hotel, in a 400 year old townhouse on the riverside. Rooms are decorated in retro-modern style, fantastical and fun. No restaurant, but a great position.

    City Style  -  A wonderfully chic hotel in central Paris, offering funky interiors and unbeatable views of the Seine and Notre Dame.
    Sights nearby  -  Having admired it from your room visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral for real.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along the banks of the Seine.
    Designer  -  Interiors by Christian Lacroix.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Hotel Langlois 27 rooms from £162


    Former bank turned into an endearing, yet traditional, hotel with charming interiors and true Parisian hospitality. The large rooms and great location, one might second-glance at the great value price tag. Perfect for families to base themselves for exploring the sights, shopping and making memories

    Views  -  Of Montmartre from the rooftop suite.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Les Dames du Pantheon 35 rooms from £137


    Overlooking Paris's stunning Pantheon, Les Dames du Pantheon is a superb hotel. Chic rooms are stylishly decorated with sharp furnishings and engaging artwork. With a fabulous central location, it's a great spot for a weekend in the French capital.

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Panthéon.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • Hotel Cristal, Paris 26 rooms from £157

    Paris, NOT TO SHOW

    A bright and colourful hotel just a stones throw from the Arc de Triomphe. Modern retro rooms in oranges, reds and purples. All the mod cons, excellent breakfasts, and close to the best shopping areas.

    Sights nearby  -  Arc de Triomphe.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Hotel Le Sainte-Beuve 22 rooms from £171


    Tucked away from the limelight, is this luxury boutique in Montparnasse. Homely and elegant, the traditional interiors mirror the cultural richness and bohemian spirit of Paris. Comfort is a dominant feature, as well as the delicious breakfast in bed and fantastic concierge team. Totally unique.

    City Style  -  Stylish suites and a chic salon, within five minutes of upmarket Saint Germain and the artistic hub of Montparnasse.
    Great walks  -  Paris is made for walking, stay local and check out Belleville (young hip gritty area full of street art) and Montparnasse.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the nearby labyrinthine tunnels of the Paris Catacombs contain the bones of centuries' worth of Parisians.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Sawdays, Fodors, Good Hotel Guide
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Written by Leonie Glass

posted Tuesday, 23rd July 2019