Find Out About these Affordable 2-Star & 3-Star Hotels near Top Paris Attractions
Looking for budget Paris hotels near the Arc de Triomphe?
First, a quick geography lesson: three 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 many small 2-star and 3-star hotels in the quiet, primarily residential 17th.
So take a look at the six 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 budget hotels in Paris 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.
Le Belgrand Hotel Paris Champs Élysées, Tapestry by Hilton ★★★★
The 4-star Le Belgrand Hotel Paris Champs Élysées jumped up by one star and a lot more elegance when Hilton recently gave it a top-to-bottom renovation and added it to its "Tapestry" collection (which is why you should ignore online reviews from prior to 2020).
With that 4th star, its rates no longer fall into the bargain category, but you still may want to consider it for its superb location 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 serene decor, contemporary furnishings, private safes, and plenty of amenities. The nearby neighborhood is home to lots of great restaurants and cute night spots - enjoy!
The 3-star boutique Hôtel Archétype 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 27 newly renovated guestrooms feature sophisticated black and cream Deco-inspired decor with splaces of color, 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.
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 - an increasingly scarce category of budget accommodations in central Paris.
The 18 guestrooms feature jewel-like tones and contemporary decor. 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.