“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
Hemingway’s timeless words ring true today and apply to all who spend time in The City of Light. Not only is Paris one of my favorite cities in the world, but I’d also argue that it’s the best European city for a first-time international trip with children.
Like any city in Europe, accommodations in Paris generally offer less space than those in the United States (New York City is a rare exception). Finding the right hotel for your family can make all the difference in having an enjoyable vacation. Read on for a list of the best family hotels found in Paris including the Disneyland Hotel, scheduled to reopen in 2024.
1. 1st Arrondissement: Hôtel Paris Louvre Opéra
Set in a 17th-century townhouse in the 1st arrondissement, Hôtel Paris Louvre Opéra is a three-star, budget-friendly hotel with a front seat to history. Just a three-minute walk to the Louvre Museum, families can’t sleep closer to the Mona Lisa than here! The hotel is well situated in the historical Palais Royal district, close to an abundance of architecture and top attractions, including the Tuileries Gardens, Musée d’Orsay and Pantheon.
While the hotel is mostly no-frills, it has everything a family will need. Rooms are spacious and the hotel also offers connecting rooms with twin beds. Additional amenities include complimentary coffee and tea. Another great feature is its proximity to metro stations, making it a great base for those wishing to explore the city using public transportation.
What Makes Hôtel Paris Louvre Opéra a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Paris
- Central location in the heart of Paris
- 3-minute walk to the Louvre
- Budget-friendly room rates
- Connecting rooms
- Complimentary coffee and tea
2. 4th Arrondissement: Hôtel Bourg Tibourg – Paris Marais
Set along the Seine River, le Marais is a great location for families. Known as the former Jewish Quarter, this area is full of history as well as a bustling collection of shops, cafes and art galleries that make it one of the trendiest destinations in the City. Hôtel Bourg Tibourg is a cute boutique property in the area that is known for welcoming families.
The four-star hotel has double rooms and junior suites that can accommodate up to four guests. A highlight of the property is the garden, designed by Camille Muller, to provide an enchanting and modern respite from the busy city streets.
What Makes Hôtel Bourg Tibourg – Paris Marais a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Paris
- Walkable neighborhood close to cafes and shops
- Double rooms and junior suites to fit families
- Enchanting garden
- Free wifi
3. 8th Arrondissement: Le Bristol Paris
When it comes to kid-friendly hotels in Paris, Le Bristol is the crème de la crème. The five-star hotel is an icon of Parisian luxury hotels. Here, children are treated like royalty, receiving not one but two welcome gifts – one on arrival and one in the room. The hotel is also home to the highest-rated kids’ club in the city – Le Bristol Paris x Bonpoint. Beyond this, the coolest feature for kids has got to be the rooftop pool – offering views of the Eiffel Tower!
Set on a tree-lined street near luxury shops and charming cafes of the Champs-Élysées the location is as chic as it gets. Rooms and suites at Le Bristol Paris offer connecting rooms. When you book a family package, child amenities will be included – think cat-shaped cookies and a mini bathrobe.
What Makes Le Bristol Paris a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Paris
- Family-friendly luxury icon
- Chic location near Champs-Élysées
- Pool with a view of the Eiffel Tower
- Top-rated kids club in Paris
- Gifts for visiting children
4. 8th Arrondissement: Four Seasons Hotel George V
If there’s one thing the 8th Arrondissement loves, it’s luxury! Set in an art deco building in the Golden Triangle of Central Paris near iconic shopping streets including Rivoli and Champs-Élysées, this 5-star hotel leaves no deluxe detail untouched. There’s even Michelin-starred dining onsite at the Four Seasons Hotel George V.
One of the best Paris hotels, amenities for children rank just as high a priority as the spa or indoor swimming pool. Children receive special welcome gifts on arrival and the hotel offers special rates on adjoining rooms for families.
What Makes Four Seasons Hotel George V a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Paris
- Luxury amenities for children
- Stunning indoor pool
- Rooftop with views of the Eiffel Tower
- Babysitting services
5. 10th Arrondissement: 25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord
One of the many aspects of European travel that’s especially appealing for families is the widespread access to trains. Paris is connected not only to the rest of France but also to the larger continent as well via an extensive railway network. Clean, fast and scenic, trains are in my opinion the best way to see Europe. 25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord is a fun train-themed hotel right near the Gare de Nord Train Station, making it the easiest choice to check in after arriving in Paris via train (from London, perhaps?)
The vibrant boutique hotel is full of bright colors and African-inspired patterns combined with Parisian charm, making it a delight for little ones. Larger rooms have space for a cot and a limited number of interconnecting doubles are also available. The friendly staff also rank high on review boards, making it one of the best family hotels in the city.
What Makes 25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Paris
- Double beds
- Free bike rentals
- Fun train theming
- Central location across from Gare de Nord Train Station
- Walking distance to Montmartre
6. 20th Arrondissement: Hotel Du Jeu De Paum
The history of Hotel Du Jeu De Paum is quirky; the four-star hotel is located on the site of a historic French tennis court, built in 1634 by Louis XIII. Centuries later, it’s a family-friendly hotel that pays homage to its storied past while blending modern amenities and decor. Set on Ile St Louis, the trendy street has a local feel while being a short walk from highlights like Notre Dame and the Seine River.
Today the hotel is owned by a local family and operated by an intimate staff regaled for their friendly hospitality and warmth towards all guests, most especially children. Canine lovers will also delight in meeting Lemon, the dog of the house. In addition to standard hotel rooms, family rooms in the way of two and three-bedroom apartments are available, giving families of all sizes a variety of spacious choices to spread out.
What Makes Hotel Du Jeu De Paum a Great Family-Friendly Hotel
- Spacious rooms
- 2 and 3-bedroom apartments available
- Concierge can arrange a babysitting service
- Walking distance to Notre Dame Cathedral
- In-room dining
7. Just Outside Paris: Disneyland Hotel Paris
If you’re visiting Paris with a young family, chances are you’ll want to mix up your sightseeing adventures at historic castles and make a stop at a magical fairytale castle as well. Re-opening in 2024, Disneyland Hotel is a 5-star property with a private entrance to Disneyland, placing you and your family just steps from Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
Proclaimed to be the most technologically innovative of any Disney hotel worldwide, Disneyland Hotel is marked by interactive elements that bring iconic fairytales – from Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast to Frozen and Moana to life. All rooms sleep at least four and offer touches of Disney magic. The hotel offers a Royal Kids Club and Royal Dream experience, transforming young guests into a Disney prince or princess. Disneyland Paris is just a 40-minute journey from the center of the city, accessible via regional train.
What Makes Disneyland Hotel Paris a Great Family-Friendly Hotel
- Private entrance to Disneyland Paris
- Disney fairytale theming and interactive elements
- Family-friendly rooms that sleep a minimum of four
- Royal Kids Club
- An abundance of Disney magic!
Why Visit Paris as a Family
Paris is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world! Whether your family is a seasoned travel unit or simply looking for a first destination to visit in Europe, Paris is an excellent choice for children of all ages.
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The city enchants you with its charms. Gorgeous tree-lined streets and opulent architecture create a unique sense of place that just can’t be replicated anywhere in the world. The amount of history and culture packed into this old and storied city is legendary. From charming cafes that serve pastries and other French delicacies to the abundance of museums, historic sights, gardens and trendy neighborhoods, there’s so much to experience in a compact space. As a bonus, while English is widely spoken in the capital city, it’s also a great place for young travelers to experience life in a different language and perhaps even practice French on their own.
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Book one of these family-friendly Paris hotels to serve as your base and get ready for long walks next to the Seine River or Luxembourg Gardens and strolls through the Latin Quarter, sightseeing at historical monuments like Versailles and Arc de Triomphe and of course, a classic family photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. Bon voyage!