Traveling in Paris can get expensive, especially when the whole family comes along. These five hotels are kid-friendly—and great for those on a budget—so take the money you save to make this vacation extra-special.
Hotel Ares Tour Eiffel
A quick walk away from the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars, this stylish boutique hotel is ideally located to visit Paris’ main attractions. The fashion-conscious will appreciate the sleek modern bathrooms with their Versace tiling and Hermès bathing products. Although the hotel does not have foldaway beds, it has baby cribs as well as family-friendly rooms and can organize babysitting services. Other useful perks include free Wi-Fi, in-room breakfast, laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk to help with organizing car or bike hire, as well as with show ticket reservations and booking excursions.
Set between the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, this family-friendly contemporary designer hotel is situated in one of the city’s chicest neighborhoods, and within easy walking distance of the city’s star sights. With family rooms and connecting rooms available, Hotel Bassano also offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an in room minibar, coffee and tea facilities, laundry services and baby cots for hire. Even better, the rooms are soundproof for extra peace and quiet. It’s also worth noting that the metro station that takes you to Disneyland Paris is just a skip away.
Hotel Residence Henri IV
The Hotel Residence Henri IV is a quiet 13-room hotel set on a cul de sac, a stroll away from the famous Latin Quarter, home to the Sorbonne University and Pantheon, on the charming left bank. Its Superior room can be occupied by up to four with its twin beds and sofa bed. Welcome extras include satellite television, minibar, kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, and Iphone/Ipad docking stations. Its proximity to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens is a big plus for families traveling with younger kids. Children under 2 stay for free.
An apartment hotel in a typically Parisian Haussmann era building is the ideal solution for families. Close to the Eiffel Tower, Tenniseum Roland-Garros and green expanse of the Bois de Boulogne and a kids’ favorite, the Jardin d’Acclimatation, Hotel Home has 17 apartments including two bedroom family suites with renovated bathrooms, sofa bed in the lounge and fully fitted kitchens. There is free Wi-Fi, international TV channels, ironing boards and access to the laundry too. A welcome kit features herbal tea, coffee, milk, teas bags, sugar and mineral water, while in the bathrooms you’ll find lovely L'Occitane products.
Hotel des Grands Hommes
Just in front of the Pantheon, this hotel in the heart of the fifth arrondissement is a quick stroll away to the family-friendly Luxembourg Gardens. A beautiful 18th century building, it blends modern day comfort with tradition and history embracing the ‘Empire’ style. Perfectly located to explore the left bank and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel des Grands Hommes offers free Wi-Fi, mini bar and international TVs channels in its rooms. The 24-hour front desk can help with car rental, show tickets, laundry and babysitting services too.
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime.
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