Looking for budget Paris hotels near the Arc de Triomphe?
First, a quick geography lesson: 3 Paris arrondissements meet at the famous Arc - the posh 8th and 16th Arrondissements to the east and south, and the upscale 17th to the northwest.
Now for a Paris insider's secret: While many hotels in the 8th and 16th range from pricey to astronomical, you can find some real bargains among the nearby small 2-star and 3-star hotels in the quiet, primarily residential 17th.
So take a look at the 6 budget hotels below, and check out the terrific values. Most are in the 17th Arrondissement.
Rates vary according to season - use the links to see the best rates for your travel dates.
All of these hotels are close to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées, as well as other lesser-known attractions such as Fondation Louis Vuitton in Bois de Boulogne, Parc Monceau, the Stade de France convention and entertainment center, and La Défénce business district to the west.
All are also close to stations on the Paris Métro's Line 1, which gives you fast access to popular attractions such as the Louvre, Palais Royal, and the Marais neighborhood.
You can see the Arc de Triomphe as you walk out the door of 2-star Hôtel Marmotel Étoile, located in the upscale 17th Arrondissement and about 300 feet - the length of an American football field - from the famous Paris monument. The affordable rates are a bargain in this neighborhood.
The hotel's 23 guestrooms feature jewel-tone fabrics, modern furnishings, and private bathrooms. Those in back overlook a leafy courtyard where you can enjoy breakfast.
You can easily walk to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées from the hotel, as well as to the Palais des Congrès concert hall/convention center/shopping center to the west. The hotel is next to the Argentine Métro Station on Line 1.
Hôtel des Pavillons ★★
En suite bathrooms, private safes, and air conditioning in all guestrooms, plus an elevator to all floors make Hôtel des Pavillon stand out among 2-star Paris hotels.
The hotel overlooks a quiet side street near the Argentine Métro station in the 17th Arrondissement, about 2-3 blocks from the Arc de Triomphe.
The hotel's 30 rooms are decorated in calm neutral tones or warm colors.
Mercure Paris Champs Élysées ★★★
The 3-star Mercure Paris Champs Élysées is located in the posh 16th Arrondissement, about a 5-minute walk from Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and all the designer boutiques and couture showrooms in the Golden Triangle. You can also walk to Trocadéro in 5-6 minutes - perfect spot to watch the nightly light show at the Eiffel Tower.
All 46 air conditioned bedrooms feature stylish decor, comfortable furnishings, private safes, and plenty of amenities. You'll love the leafy terrace, perfect for lingering over coffee and croissants every morning.
The nearby neighborhood is home to lots of great restaurants and cute night spots - enjoy!
Acacias Étoile ★★★
Soothing neutral decor and a location on a quiet side street make the 3-star Hôtel Acacias Étoile a comfortable haven in the 17th Arrondissement, only 2 blocks from the Arc de Triomphe.
The 36 air conditioned guestrooms offer private safes, double-glazed windows and soundproofing, and plenty of amenities.
Enjoy the hotel's hot and cold breakfast buffet, evening room service for light meals and desserts, and honor bar. You'll also like the neighborhood's lively cafes and restaurants.
Hôtel Centre Ville Étoile ★★★
The 3-star boutique Hôtel Centre Ville Étoile, located almost next to the Argentine Métro station in the 17th Arrondissement, puts you close to the Arc de Triomphe and all the other nearby attractions.
The 15 air conditioned guestrooms feature sophisticated black and cream Deco-inspired decor, plush linens, and robes for your use during your stay. A dramatic glass wall and roof on the courtyard side of the hotel gives a special touch.
You'll enjoy the lovely terrace, evening room service, and personalized service.
Hôtel Élysée Étoile ★★
With air conditioning, an elevator, 24x7 front desk service, and a great location on a quiet street about a 4-minute walk north of the Arc de Triomphe, Hôtel Élysée Étoile is a 2-star gem.
The 18 guestrooms feature warm wood tones and soothing neutrals. You'll enjoy the recently renovated modern bathrooms and friendly service. For families, the triple rooms are a plus!
The hotel's location means you're close to Champs Élysées, and also to Parc Monceau, where you'll find lovely English-style gardens, a miniature Egyptian pyramid, and pony rides.