Ah the city of love! Who can go to Paris without falling in love at least with the city? If you’re a family though, taking an entire group of four on vacation may not be easy. You need the best family hotels that will accommodate you and your entire family and make your travels go as smoothly as possible. Here we’ve listed the best family hotels in Paris from quality Novotel’s and Holiday Inns all the way up to some of the most expensive hotels in the city.
The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is located right near the metro/train station Gare de Lyon where you can either navigate to other sections of the city or head out to the countryside to see other parts of La France. Save time searching for dinner restaurants and just eat in at the family-style bistro full of fresh foods and excellent wines. Or, grab a snack at the “L’Instante Nomade” for the kids to save for the late afternoon. In the room, enjoy the flat screen television and iPod docking station from which you can blast your favorite tunes and charge your devices for the next day.
Kids will also love the specially-designed play area complete with toys and games, coloring books, a TV playing movies and cartoons, and picture books. Kids will be able to relax and enjoy themselves while parents get some much-needed sleep in their bedroom upstairs. Accommodation and breakfast is also free for any child younger than six years, so you can bring along the very little ones without having to pay extra. Check-out time isn’t until 5pm, so you can enjoy a leisurely morning and afternoon without feeling the need to rush out the door from one of the best family hotels in the city.
This Holiday Inn Gare de Lyon Bastille is slightly fancier than the nearby Novotel, and it is similarly located near the Gare de Lyon metro train station making it easy to get to for the whole family. Located in the 12th arrondissement, it is close to the Zoo de Vincennes and the Bois de Vincennes, which is the largest public park in the whole city. The kids will love seeing the animals and the English landscape garden and horse-racing track in the park.
In France, Sundays are still observed as the day of rest even though most people are not very religious anymore. So, you’ll find that a lot of the shops and museums close, but you can spend a lovely day out in the park enjoying the peace and quiet. Then during the week, jump right on the train and head over to Disney Paris, one of the city’s hottest tourist sites for kids.
There is a fully-stocked mini-bar in all of the rooms, so if the kids start getting hungry after dinner, you can offer them a snack without having to head out the nearest Monoprix. Then in the morning, don’t worry about the kids waking up early because they can enjoy breakfast right inside the room. If you need a kid-friendly location, don’t look any further. The Holiday Inn Gare de Lyon Bastille Paris is one of the best family hotels around.
Gardette Park Hotel Paris is only fifteen minutes on foot from the Marais district, Place de la République, and Place de la Bastille where families can appreciate the historical monument. In fact, the 11th arrondissement is full of monuments and museums for families invested in cultural outings. It’s also only a five-minute walk from the Saint Ambrose metro station. There is free WiFi available throughout the entire hotel so families can jump online and plan their activities for the next day.
There are board games and puzzles available for kids, a coffee shop right on site for refreshments, and even a kids’ TV network so kids to relax after a long day of walking. Plus, breakfast is offered right inside the room, so you can get an early start on a busy day of touring. You can even add a laundry and ironing service for an extra fee if someone’s clothes happen to get dirty unexpectedly and he/she needs a change urgently. In the evening, hit one of the lovely theatres like Theatre Le Republique,Theatre Dejazet, or Apollo Theatre to enjoy a Parisian concert or show. Couples and young families rated Gardette Park Hotel one of the best family hotels for short vacations in Paris because of its proximity to vibrant cultural life in the city of lights and its great value for money.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris is located in the first arrondissement only a short walk away from everyone’s favorite modern art museum, the Musee D’Orsay. Do a full day of art and hop on over to the Louvre, which is only a mile away, and then the Pompidou Center, which is only another few kilometers away. Otherwise, the first arrondissement is complete with interesting shops and cafes. You can have a girls’ day out and you visit all of your favorite name brands like Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, H&M, and Cartier. Then get some fresh bread and cheese and enjoy it in the famous Tuileries while soaking up the French art de vivre.
This hotel may not be a Holiday Inn, but don’t let the opulence deter you from bringing your family here. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris is one of the best family hotels available because there’s no better way to introduce your children to the exoticism and romance of Paris then by staying in the heart of the fashion district. You can all relax together and spend some quality bonding time in the indoor tree garden, two hotel restaurants, and cake shop. Then sleep in and enjoy one of five different breakfast options brought right to your own room. Modern meets comfort is the mantra for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and the staff will effortlessly accommodate any needs your family may have during your stay in the city of lights.
10 Avenue D’Iéna, 16th arr, 75016 Paris, France – check latest prices
You simply cannot beat the Shangri-La Hotel located in the heart of Paris when it comes to best family hotels. It’s down the street from both the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower and only two and three kilometers respectively from the Musee D’Orsay and the Louvre respectively. Forget trying to navigate Paris’s extensive metro system with kids in tow. You can walk wherever you need to go in a matter of minutes. Plus, all of the best cafes and brasseries are right at your fingertips not to mention the three Michelin-star restaurants under Chef Christophe Moret in the hotel’s restaurant and individual coffee machine and kettle in every room.
You’ll pay a hefty price for a room in the Shangri-La, but it’ll be worth every single penny. The location, the staff, the concierge service, and the rooms are simply the best. They cannot be beat. Come stay at the Shangri-La with your family to take a load off. This is Paris! Indulge yourself and stay in a hotel that offers the essence of French luxury and romance. Either host your large family events in its four historical reception rooms or spend vacation here and relax in the evenings in the sixteen meter pool, which is bathed in natural daylight. Either way, the Shangri-La allows you and your family the ultimate escape. check latest prices
61 Quai De Grenelle, 15th arr., 75015 Paris, France – check latest prices
At only a seven minute’s walk from the Eiffel tower, the Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel is located in a hotspot destination for families. There’s nothing more exciting than walking over at night on the hour to see a spectacular light show. Not only is this hotel located in the heart of the city, but it offers reasonable prices as well, which is tough to find. In the fifteenth arrondissement, you can find the Paris Expo–Porte de Versailles and the Arc de Triomphe close by.
Spend your days wandering around the streets of Paris, then send the kids to the pool or the playground while you work out in the fitness room. There are flat screen TV’s with an array of channels and pay-per-view channels so everyone can find a program they enjoy. The hotel is even pet-friendly if you happen to want to bring you dog along for the trip to Paris. Then when you’re ready to plan the next day’s activities, log on to the WiFi to check for interesting tours or local concerts or keep up with your colleagues at work. If you want a quality stay for your money in the heart of Paris, then Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel is surely one of the best family hotels available. check latest prices
5-7 Passage Dubail, 10th arr., 75010 Paris, France – check latest prices
Staycity Serviced Apartments are consistently voted one of the best family hotels in Paris because it allows you to live in your own apartment even while travelling. Complete with two beds and a fully-stocked kitchen. Travelling with kids can be tricky because they’re picky eaters, so instead of dragging them to fancy restaurants, pick up some groceries and make them their favorites in your own place. Don’t let picky eaters spoil the fun of a vacation in Paris. You can go out to restaurants, and your kids won’t complain because you’ll have made them something at home. There’s also a boulangerie and a mini-market right around the corner, so you can easily pick up something on your way back after a day of travelling. Then save something for lunch for the next day in case the kids get hungry in the afternoon.
The Staycity Serviced Apartments are also only a three-minute walk from the Gare de L’Est where you can jump on a train and go pretty much anywhere. With maximum convenience, there is no doubt that this is one of the best family hotels you can find. check latest prices
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