Looking for a great value hotel in a good location for the gay scene and sightseeing? Here are our recommendations for 2013.
We’ve sorted the hotels into two sections:-
Le Marais – in or close to Le Marais district, the main gay nightlife area and near many of the best sightseeing attractions.
Other Areas – hotels in other areas that deserve consideration.
These hotels are close to the gay night-life in and around Le Marais. This central district is a great starting point for sightseeing, shopping and is close to many of the most famous attractions in the city.
29-31 rue du Poitou map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Internet Access Updated: 05-05-2013
A new boutique 4-star hotel designed by Christian LaCroix, located in the Marais district close to many of best gay bar & clubs in Paris. This vibrant neighbourhood is home to the Picasso and Carnavalet museums, fashion boutiques and trendy restaurants.
All 17 guestrooms feature a flat screen TV, minibar, safe and WiFi internet access. The hotel may be relatively small, but its funky décor, hip atmosphere and prime location certainly make up for it. Metro – Saint Sébastien-Froissart
4 rue Salomon de Caus map
Bar, Bedroom, Cafe, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-05-2013
The Little Palace is set within a 1920′s building that was completely renovated in 2010. Its location on Boulevard de Sébastopol is just a 10 to 15 minute walk from many of the best gay bars in Le Marais. The huge Sun City sauna and Le Depot cruise club are even closer.
The 53 contemporary-styled, air-conditioned guestrooms (some with a private terrace or balcony overlooking the hotels garden) feature free WiFi, satellite TV and a minibar. Excellent service and a warm welcome makes this hotel one of the most popular on Travel Gay Europe. Metro – Réaumur – Sébastopol
48 rue de l'Arbre Sec map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Massage, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-05-2013
L’Empire has a prime location, just moments from the Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries. Inside, the contemporary-styled guest-rooms and suites are bang up-to-date and spacious (the deluxe rooms have 30 – 35 sqm of space – large for central Paris). Each room is air-conditioned and features a mini-bar, safe and free WiFi. The suites have a separate living area with a sofa that can be converted into a bed.
L’Empire is just a short walk to some of the best gay venues in Paris including Gym Louvre (gym and sauna) and cruise club Le Next. Many of the gay bars in Le Marais are less than a ten-minute walk from the hotel.
51 Rue de Malte map
Bar, Bedroom, Gym, Spa, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-22-2013
A brand new Parisian hotel offering air-conditioned, contemporary urban-styled rooms. The owners have spent a small fortune on some of the best luxury bedding and installed amazing NightCove lamps that are designed to leave you truly rested. WiFi is free of charge. Le Mareuil has a fitness room with variety of machines and a spa.
La Mareuil is as gay-friendly as it gets and particularly markets to the gay community. The location is excellent if you are planning to spend at night at Scream. One of the most popular cruise clubs in Paris Bunker is just a few minutes’ walk and the main gay bar area in Le Marais is just a couple of station stops on the metro (or you can walk in about 15 minutes).
Very close to the bars
11 rue du Temple map
Bar, Bedroom, Shop, Sauna, Gym, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 03-13-2013
Designer hotel located in the heart of the gay district of Le Marais, just moments from some of the best gay bars and cruise clubs. Guestrooms’ features include a minibar and free WiFi and some have a separate sitting area or private courtyard. Duo has its own sauna and fitness room. Excellent value accommodation in a great central location. RAIDD Bar is just one of many that are just moments from the front door! Metro – Hôtel de Ville
Next to Krash
11 rue Simon le Franc map
Bedroom, Restaurant, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 03-13-2013
Located near Notre Dame, and within walking distance to the Louvre, the Seine and many other Paris attractions. The hotel is located in the heart of Paris’s cruise club scene. Krash is right next door, and both SecteurX and the famous Full Metal are just down the street!
The hotel offers traditional French styled en suite guestrooms, all of which are air-conditioned and feature free WiFi, high definition satellite TV and a minibar. A decent buffet breakfast is served in a large stone-walled basement featuring an ancient well! Metro – Rambuteau
87 rue des Archives map
Bedroom, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 03-13-2013
Located in the northern part of the Marais, Hôtel des Archives has been completely renovated in a modern, minimalist chic style. There are 21 comfortable rooms and two penthouse suites on the top floor, each decorated with contemporary furniture. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, tea/coffee maker and WiFi. Most of the gay bars and cruise clubs in Marais are less than a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Metro – Filles du Calvaire, Rambuteau
3 rue Bailly map
Bedroom, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 03-13-2013
With its charming, old interior crowned by wood beams, Hotel Ecole Centrale offers rooms in a cozy atmosphere with features including free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and breakfast buffet. Although centrally located, the hotel is on a quiet street with very little traffic. If you stay on one of the upper floors, you will enjoy a nice view of Paris rooftops. Good value for money.
Close to the bars
6 rue de Picardie map
Bedroom, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 03-13-2013
Popular value for money 3-star hotel located in the heart of the Marais. The hotel’s contemporary-styled rooms pack a lot into relatively small spaces including a minibar, safe, flat screen TV and free WiFi. The hotel has its own sauna and whirlpool. Great service and good location for sightseeing and the gay nightlife (less than 10 minutes’ walk to many of the best bars and club). Metro – Filles du Calvaire
Close to the bars
20 Avenue Victoria map
Bedroom, Restaurant, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-05-2013
Step through the 19th Century oak doors of Hotel Britannique and into one of the city’s most authentic Parisian hotels. From the moment you arrive, the multilingual staff will do their best to ensure you enjoy your stay.
The air-conditioned guest rooms are classically French and perfect for those who want to experience a romantic stay in the city. Features include a comfortable bed with crisp linens, toiletries by Annick Goutal, a minibar with free soft drinks and snacks, tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen televisions and free WiFi.
Location-wise, Hotel Britannique is great for both the gay scene and exploring the city. This popular hotel is competitively priced, which means it is often full – so plan ahead.
20 rue du Grand Prieuré map
Bedroom, Cafe, Shop, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-05-2013
This contemporary-designed hotel is located next to the Place de la République. The compact guestrooms (restyled in 2008 by Bismut) are soundproof and offer a high standard of comfort and facilities including a mini-bar safe, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Another great value for money option. Very helpful and 150% gay-friendly staff (many of whom are gay).
The main gay bars & clubs are about 15 – 20 minutes’ walk (or just a couple of stops on the metro). The Bunker, one of the most popular cruise clubs in Paris, is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Metro – République
36 Boulevard Richard Lenoir map
Bedroom, Cafe, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-05-2013
Ideally located close to lively the Bastille area and the gay district of the Marais. (Best Western) Marais Bastille Hotel sits on a wide avenue lined with trees, which means you can get to some of Paris’ key locations on foot including Place de la Bastille, the Bastille Opera House and La Place des Vosges. Beautiful, contemporary décor is paired with excellent service and great rates. Free WiFi. Metro – Bastille, Bréguet – Sabin
2 rue Commines map
Bar, Bedroom, Shop, Internet Access Updated: 05-05-2013
A great value for money hotel in a excellent location for both sightseeing and the nightlife. Yes, the air-conditioned, en suite rooms are smaller than average, but we think perfectly adequate if you plan to be out most of the day. Free WiFi. Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart
Great for sightseeing
28 rue de L'Arc De Triomphe map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Massage, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-04-2013
Very popular 4-star hotel located near Champs Elysées that is a great base from which to explore the city during the day. In the evening, the bars and clubs in Marais can be reached by Metro in less than 10 minutes. Hidden Hotel has 23 cleverly designed rooms with organic, ecological, ethical style elements. We loved the super comfy beds and beautiful open-plan bathrooms comprised of marble, slate and stone.
The hotel offers a great breakfast buffet, and there is an endless choice of excellent restaurants close by for lunch or dinner. Very friendly staff, many of whom can speak excellent English. Metro – Charles de Gaulle
Great for sightseeing
10 rue Kepler map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Internet Access, Massage, Sauna, Gym Updated: 05-04-2013
Chic hotel located within a traditional Parisian Haussman building, just a few steps from the Champs Elysées. Keppler has 39 gorgeous guestrooms and glamorous suites, some of them with exquisite views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. The extensive list of room features include air conditioning, sound proofing, minibar, flat screen TV, iPhone dock and WiFi. Metro – George V
6 rue Copernic map
Bedroom, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-04-2013
Jays Paris offers spacious, individually-styled suites that afford guests the very best of French lifestyle. Yes, they serve an excellent breakfast and yes, the multilingual concierge will make sure you are never without a dinner reservation – but not at the hotel – as it does not have its own restaurant.
Jays is all about the personal service and the opportunity to live in a suite that offers a taste of a true Parisian lifestyle. Be aware that Jays is strictly non-smoking. Metro – Victor Hugo, Boissière
Great for sightseeing
7 rue Magellan map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-04-2013
Luxury country-styled hotel just off the Champs Elysées, François offers 40 beautiful guest rooms and suites richly decorated with fabrics and handcrafted furniture. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and lounge that is a great place to relax with a cocktail, taking in the wonderful Parisian ambiance. The hotel serves an excellent breakfast and offers free WiFi. A long-term studio and apartment available is also for rent. Metro – George V
3 rue de Chevreuse map
Bar, Bedroom, Shop, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 05-04-2013
Boutique hotel designed for those who are fond of written word in all its forms. Located in Montparnasse, a bit away from Paris’ major touristy area but still easily accessible by Metro. Apostrophe offers unique poetry-themed rooms that are fully equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. An overall excellent hotel and a favorite among travellers. Metro – Port Royal, Notre Dame des Champs
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