One of the most difficult decisions to make when choosing accommodations in Paris is whether to stay on the Right or Left Bank of the Seine River. The Right Bank is grand, home to many iconic monuments and avenues, while the Left Bank is filled with local color and experiences. Although Paris is a tremendous walking city and the Metro is user-friendly and extensive, selecting a location with simple access to your priority attractions will make the visit easier on everyone.
Here’s a round up of Ciao Bambino kid-friendly hotel favorites in the City of Light:
Part of the prestigious Preferred Hotel Group, Hotel De La Tremoille (rates from $416) is an excellent choice for families seeking an upscale hotel experience at a value-oriented price point compared to the big name 5-star hotels in Paris. With just 98 rooms, the hotel is big enough to accommodate families in a range of configurations – from connecting rooms to suites – but small enough to offer highly personalized service and a friendly ambiance. The location is one of the best in Paris, nestled on a corner between Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement. Read the full kid-friendly review of Hotel De La Tremoille on Ciao Bambino.
Victoria Palace Hotel (rates from $449) is a longtime Ciao Bambino favorite in the heart of the Left Bank in the 6th arrondissement. Owned by the same family since 1936, the hotel has an old-school Parisian ambiance with rich and colorful interior design. Service is some of the best I’ve experienced in Paris; the staff genuinely welcome children and go out of their way to ensure kids have fun while staying at the hotel. The hotel is located in a fashionable neighborhood with all sorts of one-of-a-kind restaurants, markets, and boutiques to explore. Read Ciao Bambino’s id-friendly review of Victoria Palace Hotel.
For families who want to be a short walk from the main attractions, Hotel Brighton (rates from $468), located on the Rue du Rivoli across from the Tuilieries Gardens and the Louvre museum, is an ideal home-base. The 61-room property offers very spacious rooms for Paris, and families can fit into their larger room categories with ease. Another bonus is that you’re just a few doors down from arguably the best hot chocolate in the world at Angelina. Read Ciao Bambino’s full kid-friendly review of Hotel Brighton.
For something more wallet-friendly, the Citadines chain offers apartment-hotels across Europe. The location of these properties can be excellent, and many options offer spacious rooms with kitchenette facilities — an ideal set-up for families with babies and toddlers. There are several options in Paris in outstanding locations. The Citadines Trocadéro (rates from $210), for example, is close to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
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