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In addition to some wonderful hotels in Paris, this post contains a bunch of tips for finding Paris family friendly accommodations (including vacation rentals). Please use the following menu to find what you need quickly.
Paris Family Accommodation Introduction
I read absolutely everything I could on Paris hotels for families before our first trip. Despite hours (days, really) of research, there were still things that I could not entirely get my head around without having visited the city before.
For example, I simply agonized over which district to stay in (or arrondissement as they say in France). I also spent copious amounts of time deciding between a family hotel in Paris or a roomier vacation rental.
For the record, I initially found finding Paris hotels for family holidays quite challenging. It seems that many, if not most hotels, cater to couples. I suppose this shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world after all!
It is for this reason, however, that I chose to create this Paris hotels family guide. In addition to sharing this list of the best Paris hotels for families, I have also included other important tips on finding Paris family friendly accommodations.
Personal note: Actually, truth be told, there is another reason I wrote this post. From my own research while planning family trips to Paris, I have always found it super annoying that many “kid-friendly hotels in Paris” lists include the same 3-4 luxury hotels. Now, I have no doubt that these stunning hotels are wonderful with kids – I mean, they should be when a family suite is going to run you $2000-$4000 USD per night! I just have never found that information very helpful, as much as I like to dream a little. This post is intended to provide you with some more practical alternatives.
See also: 15 Best Things to do in Paris with Kids
Where to Stay in Paris with Kids
Paris City Layout
Paris is divided into numerical districts or neighborhoods call arrondissements. They start in the center by The Seine and curl out clockwise towards the suburbs. The lower numbers (1 to 8) are more central and closer to the major tourist sites. For example, The Louvre and The Tuileries Garden are in #1, Notre Dame is in #4, The Latin Quarter is in #5, The Luxembourg Gardens are in #6, and the Eiffel Tower is in #7.
When you get into the double digit arrondissement numbers, you are getting further away from the city center. This is not to say that you won’t find some fabulous and less expensive Paris family hotel options further out. You just want to keep in mind that you may have more travel time and higher transportation costs.
Tip: Paris zip codes start with the number 7. If you are looking at any Paris family hotels that start with a different number, know that you are going to be further out from the major attractions.
Family Hotels Paris – Best Neighborhoods
When looking at hotels for families in Paris, I prefer the following neighborhoods (“arrondissements” in France).
The 1st (Louvre)
The 1st arrondissement is an excellent choice for a family in Paris. It can be quite ideal with the Tuileries Garden (carousel, playground, trampoline park and summer amusement rides), the Louvre, and the Arc-de-Triomphe all nearby. The area also has some great shopping along the Rue de Rivoli and at the Forum des Halles shopping Mall (LEGO store). Luxury shoppers will also love the recently renovated La Samaritaine luxury department store.
The 3rd & 4th (Le Marais)
The lively Marais area has some of the best boutique shopping in Paris. It is home to the Centre Pompidou, which is a pleasant (car-free) area to visit with kids. The area also has a nice square, some lovely cafés, fountains and street entertainers.
Within Le Marais, you will also find the beautiful Place des Vosges, the first planned square in Paris. It is a fun place for littles to play, and an even better spot for a Paris picnic (while admiring the surrounding 17th century architecture). Notre Dame (currently under reconstruction) and the Seine are only a short walk away.
The 6th Arr. (St.-Germain-de-Pres)
The 6th arrondissement on the Left Bank is in a prime location between the Latin Quarter and the Eiffel Tower. Not only is it home to historic cafés (Les Deux Magots, Cafe de Flore), some of Paris’s top restaurants and Paris’s oldest department store (Le Bon Marche), it is also only a short stroll to the Notre Dame and The Seine.
For families with younger children, the 6th is home to one of the best parks in Paris – The Luxembourg Gardens. The park has the most wonderful children’s playground, a carousel, and the quintessential Parisian marionette theatre. We enjoyed it so much on our first trip that we visited twice.
Single Digit Arrondissments
Anywhere near the Seine puts you a stone’s throw from many great attractions and close to all the transportations options (boat, bus, metro, taxi stands). Sidewalks are also roomier in these areas making getting around with a stroller easier than in the smaller neighborhoods, where the sidewalks frequently diminish or disappears altogether.
Getting Around Paris
Regardless of which family-friendly hotels in Paris you choose, it is advantageous to have a major Metro station nearby. The Metro provides a very convenient way to get around the city.
Ride-sharing services and taxis can also be a great alternative, but there can be an issue for families. Regular ride share cars (Uber etc.) will only accept 3 passengers (in the back). This means that for a larger family you will need to find a larger ride share vehicle such as a minivan.
Taxis can take 4 (one in the front) at their discretion, but will often charge a little extra. On our most recent trip to Paris (Sept. 2021), only about every second taxi was willing to pick up our family of 4.
Note. While walking around with kids in Paris is enjoyable, the sheer scale of the attractions can be a little deceiving. For example, despite the fact that the Tuileries Garden is right beside the Louvre, it is still about a 1.2 km (.75 mile) walk from the museum to the the fun kids trampolines in the park.
Paris Family Accommodation – The Need to Know
Whether you are looking for the best family hotels in Paris, or you think you want to opt instead for a Paris family vacation rental, here are a few things to note.
Get your expectations in check. Paris hotel rooms and apartments are typically quite small in comparison to what you might be used to in other cities. This is especially true when compared to most major U.S. and Canadian cities.
As the rooms are small, there is often not a lot of extra room for giant suitcases. And not only are rooms typically small, so are most building elevators and most taxi trunks. If you can, try to manage with only a carry-on size suitcase for each person. (I know, this is hard. I could very easily fill a carry-on with shoes alone.)
Pay careful attention to the bed sizes when looking at family hotels in Paris. The terminology and sizing can be different than what you might be used to. For example, while a European double is usually close to the same as a double in North America, a large double, usually refers to a queen, and an extra large double, a king. That said, an extra large double can also be two twin beds pushed together (study the small print and those photos carefully).
If you are looking for family friendly hotels in Paris with connecting rooms, pay careful attention. Look for language like internally connecting or inter-connecting as opposed to adjacent where the rooms are unlikely to have an internally connected door. Tip: Expedia has a nice Connecting Hotel Rooms Finder on their site that covers many major cities (including Paris).
Paris has had some incredible summer heat waves in recent years. If you are traveling in July or August, double check to make sure your chosen family hotel Paris pick has A/C.
I know that a pool is often quite an important hotel amenity when traveling with kids, but very few family hotels in Paris have them (except at the very, very high end). There is so much to do in Paris, however, that your kids might not even notice. If a pool is an absolute must, consider making your visit a cultural experience by visiting one of the two central Paris municipal pools, both of which are right along The Seine (Piscine Joséphine Baker and Piscine Pontoise).
Paris Family Vacation Rentals
While this post is primarily about Paris hotels for families, a vacation rental apartment can be a great alternative.
They are often less expensive and give you some extra features such a kitchen to self-cater and laundry facilities.
Working your way through the plethora of options on sites such as VRBO can be very time consuming. That said, you can quickly narrow down your search by filtering for price, area, family-friendly properties and exceptional reviews. I also always start my search looking at only Premier Hosts on VRBO or Superhosts on Airbnb.
Tight for time but want it right? I highly recommend you check out Plum Guide. This company has a rigorous criteria for finding exceptional vacation rentals, with only 3% making their carefully curated list. (Learn about The Plum Test.) Their filters include options for traveling with children and/or infants.
Here are a few that caught my eye, including the stunning Lavender & Rose apartment in Le Marais. There are so many more to choose from though.
The Best Paris Hotel Family Friendly Picks
The following list of the best Paris family hotels is separated by hotel class, starting with 3 star properties. I hope you find the perfect fit for your Paris family vacation.
Three Star Paris Family Hotels
I love all of these 3 star Paris family friendly hotels even though none of them are in my favourite arrondissements. The reason is simply that the most popular arrondissements also have the most expensive real estate in Paris and are dominated by the 5 star luxury hotels. That said, all of these are just a short hop to the main attractions of Paris.
Sleeps up to 4 – 9th arr. – 3★ – Monmartre/Moulin Rouge
This fun little hotel, with a comedic theme that kids will love, is just a 3-minute walk to the Moulin Rouge. It is also just 200m from the Blanche Metro Station, offering direct access to the Arc de Triomphe.
The services at this family friendly Paris hotel include a 24-hour front desk, concierge services and free WiFi. Room features include a flat screen TV, safe, and air conditioning. The Joke Hotel offers a breakfast service that can also be delivered to your room.
The thing that families love most about Hotel Joke, however, is the free snacks! A stay includes a complimentary minibar full of non-alcoholic beverages and access to afternoon and evening snacks in the lobby. As a guest, you are also welcome to stop by any one of the Paris Astotel properties (there are 16) and fuel up free of charge.
For those looking for Paris hotels with family rooms, the Joke Hotel is a good option. Their family room is a connected room for 4 with a queen bed in one bedroom and two twin beds in the other. The suite also has two bathrooms, one with a shower, the other with a tub.
Sleeps up to 5 – 5th arr. – 3★ – Latin Quarter
This sweet family-run hotel is in an excellent Latin Quarter location. It is positioned very close to Notre Dame and the Seine and is only a 15 minute walk to Luxembourg Gardens (which is a must with little ones).
Room features include a flat screen TV, minibar, free WiFi and air conditioning. Breakfast is offered every morning and can also delivered to your room. Newspapers and board games can be found in the hotel lounge.
Room options for families include a quadruple room (1 double, 2 single beds) and a connecting suite (2 doubles, 1 single bed).
Sleeps up to 4 – 8th arr. – 3★ – Champs Elysées
The Augustin Hotel is in a convenient location, close to the Champs Elysée, Opera, the Saint Augustin Metro station and the Saint Lazare train station.
Hotel features include air conditioned and soundproofed rooms with complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, an iPod dock and a minibar full of complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. Laundry facilities are also available onsite.
Each morning, a buffet breakfast is offered in the dining area. Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are offered in the lobby during the afternoons and evenings. Guests are also welcome to pop into any Paris Astotel property (there are 16) to enjoy this same generous service free of charge.
4. Hotel Ekta
Sleeps up to 4 – 8th arr. – 3★ – Champs Élysées
Hotel Ekta is conveniently located close to both the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, with easy access to The Louvre via the nearby Georges V metro station.
The property features free Wifi throughout, morning breakfast served in the lounge and an on-site bar. Rooms feature city views, air conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee, and a minibar.
Rooms for those traveling with kids include a suite with a king bed and a double bunkbed, as well as a terrace suite with a double bed and a sofa bed (both sleep up to 4).
Sleeps up to 5 – 10th arr. – 3★ – Canal St. Martin
While Le Citizen Hotel is set back a little further from the main tourist sights of Paris, I’ve included it because Canal Saint-Martin is quite an interesting area. It is a waterway with 9 locks that connects the Canal de l’Ourcq with the Seine. The hotel is also only a 10 minute walk from several metro stations that can easily connect you and your family to the rest of the city.
The cheery rooms at this property are air conditioned and include free WiFi, satellite TVs (with free on-demand videos), canal views and complimentary tea and coffee. If needed, a safe and minibar can be added to a room.
Specifically for families, Le Citizen offers 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments featuring a queen bed, a double bed and a sofa bed (sleeps up to 5).
Sleeps up to 5 – 8th arr. – 3★ – Opera
Hôtel Océanic is located close to Galleries Lafayette, Opéra Garnier, Saint-Augustin Metro Station and Saint-Lazare train station.
The hotel features air conditioned rooms with free WiFI and TVs with Canal+ channels. The hotel hosts a continental breakfast each morning and has an onsite hotel bar.
Superior family rooms sleep up to 5 in one large double bed and 3 single beds.
Four Star Paris Family Hotels
Sleeps up to 4 – 1st arr. – 4★ – Close to The Louvre
The Novotel Les Halles is a solid choice for a family hotel in Paris. It is conveniently located just a 10 minute walk from both the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden (carousels, trampoline park etc.). It also has a major Metro and RER station next door (Châtelet – Les Halles), making it easy for you to get around the city as well as to Paris Disney (via RER -A).
Hotel features include air conditioned rooms with free WiFi, a fitness center, a restaurant with garden patio and a cocktail bar (with a kids playroom nearby). Breakfast is included for up to 2 kids under 16 years. As an added bonus for those looking for family hotels in Paris, there is a Lego store just a 5 minute walk away.
Family friendly room options at this Novotel include a double queen room, and a queen plus sofa bed room (both sleeping up to 4).
Sleeps up to 5 – 5th arr. – 4★ – Latin Quarter
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this lovely boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter is in an excellent location to visit The Louvre, Notre Dame and Luxembourg Gardens. It is also possibly the best family hotel in Paris for interior design lovers – it’s just so darn pretty!
Le Lapin Blanc has a 24-hour front desk and the whimsical guest rooms include satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, a minibar and facilities for making tea and coffee. A continental breakfast is also available.
This property has a great connecting room set up, especially if you are looking for a hotel that can sleep 5 in Paris. Their connecting room setup has 2 queen beds, a sofa bed and a twin bed.
Note: On the Le Lapin Blanc website, they refer to the Connecting Rooms as being “adjacent” to each other. They are, but they also do have a connecting interior door.
Sleeps up to 5 – 1st arr. – 4★ – Louvre
The 4 star Hotel Relais du Louvre is located between the Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
All 21 rooms feature air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, a minibar, safe and writing desk. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the lobby. It can also be delivered via room service.
The Relais du Louvre has several family room options, including a Quadruple Room (4 single beds) and a Connecting Suite for 5 (several bed configuration options).
Sleeps up to 6 – 6th arr. – 4★ – Latin Quarter/Luxembourg Gardens
For those traveling with young children to Paris, this elegant apartment-style hotel is located in the the lively Latin Quarter – conveniently close to the delightful Luxembourg Gardens.
Hotel features include a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, a daily continental breakfast and a lovely spa.
The spacious apartments include air conditioning, kitchenettes, washing machines, flat screen TVs and safety deposit boxes.
Five Star Paris Family Hotels
Sleeps up to 8 – 8th arr. – 5★ – Close to The Champs Élysées
Fresh off an extensive renovation, this 100-year-old Parisian hotel has been completely transformed. Its chic and elegant rooms have been updated to include gorgeous textiles and linens, Smart TVs, Nespresso makers and Dyptique toiletries.
Additional hotel facilities include the Café 52 restaurant and bar as well as a fitness room and luxurious Turkish spa. The Clefs d’Or Concierge at the hotel can provide tips on the area and help to arrange babysitting services if needed.
Preferred room options for families at this beautiful Paris boutique hotel include connecting rooms (sleeps 6) and their coveted 2-Bedroom Eiffel Tower view penthouse suite (sleeps 8).
Sleeps up to 5 – 1st arr. – 5★ – Close to The Louvre
If you are ready for a special splurge with the family in Paris, the elegant Hôtel Regina Louvre is quite special. It is also in an excellent location, right across the street from The Louvre and The Tuileries Garden, with some of the best shopping in Paris right nearby.
This lovely property features a restaurant with both a daily continental and buffet breakfast, a lounge bar (with British tea service), a 24-hour reception and concierge, and limousine service. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and include beautiful period furniture, flat screen TVs, coffee and tea making facilities, free WiFi and a safe.
Accommodation options include their Family Room (2 connecting rooms with 1 queen and 2 single beds) or their Family Suite (2 connecting room with 1 large double, bunkbeds and a single bed).
Sleeps up to 5 – 3rd arr. – 5★ – Le Marais (Place des Vosges)
The Pavillon de la Reine is one of the best Paris hotels for families that prefer a boutique hotel experience. It is located on the beautiful Place des Vosges in Le Marais – simply a wonderful spot if you are traveling to Paris with kids.
This gorgeous 56 room property has a full service hammam spa and fitness centre, 24 hour room service, a library, a meeting room, a cocktail lounge, a Michelin Star restaurant and a beautiful courtyard.
Guest rooms are beautifully appointed and include air conditioning, turndown service, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TVs, a minibar and Codage toiletries. A buffet breakfast is served in the lobby or a continental breakfast can be delivered to your room.
Room options for families include a Junior Suite (queen + sofabed), a Quadruple Room (2 connecting rooms, each with a queen) and the extra-spacious Family Suite (2 connecting rooms, each with a queen, plus a sofa bed). All these options make it one the best places to stay in Paris with family for the luxury traveler.
14. Relais Christine
Sleeps up to 4 – 6th arr. – 5★ – Saint-Germain (Luxembourg Gardens)
This recently renovated 48-room boutique hotel (converted from a 17th century mansion), is set on a quiet street Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is in a great location for a family trip, only a 10 minute walk to the Louvre, The Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame and The Luxembourg Gardens.
The property features a garden, spa and fitness centre (with hot tub and sauna). A buffet breakfast and evening cocktails are served in the hotel lounge.
The luxurious rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with bathrobes and a hairdryer. The property has a concierge, bikes for loan and a convertible Fiat 500S available to rent during your stay.
The Relais Christine has some wonderful one or two story “Suite” rooms. These have a master bedroom and a lounge with sofa bed (sleep 4).
15. Hotel Vernet
Sleeps up to 5 – 8th arr. – 5★ – Champs Elysées
The Hotel Vernet 5-star luxury property is just steps from the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and the George V metro station.
The property features include private parking, a 24-hour concierge, a French bistro restaurant, and a lounge.
The tastefully decorated rooms offer free Wifi, robes, slippers, a minibar, an espresso machine, flat screen TVs and a safe.
For families in Paris, The Vernet offers one and two bedroom suites that can accommodate up to 5 guests.
I hope you found everything you needed in this family friendly Paris hotels post. Do you have a comment, question, or another hotel to recommend? If so, please reach out. I love hearing from you.
I would also love to share with you a few of my other guides on France in case they might be helpful to you. Wishing you simply the most wonderful family holiday!