Cheap hotels in 3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris

Neighborhood Description

Main attractions: Spanning the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, from Châtelet to the Place de la Bastille, and from République to the Seine, the Marais is one of Paris’ most popular and desirable neighborhoods for locals and tourists alike, a vibrant, fashionable hub that combines history, culture, nightlife and shopping in equal measure.

But it’s also one of the city’s oldest, most historic districts, home to the Hôtel-de-Ville; the Place des Vosges, the city’s oldest square; and the Marché des Enfants Rouges, its oldest covered food market. Many of the area’s majestic 17th-century mansions now house museums including the Musée Picasso (currently closed for renovation) and Musée Carnavalet, a free museum dedicated to the city’s history.

Neighborhood atmosphere: Home to the city's historic Jewish quarter and the epicenter of gay Parisian life, the Marais is the neighborhood of choice for designers, artists, filmmakers and other creative types. Charming narrow medieval streets make it a strollers’ paradise; cool design and fashion boutiques make it a prime shopping destination.

In recent years as the neighborhood has gone from artsy to upscale and many of its independent boutiques have given way to major brands, the hip crowd has migrated to the Haut Marais, where you can find chic concept stores like Merci, and gluten-free hangouts like Café Pinson alongside scores of independent galleries.

Affordability: Despite now being home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate, it’s still possible to find a number of reasonably priced inexpensive hotels tucked away on quiet side streets. And while the cost of shopping and eating out in the area is high, the area is also full of casual cafés where you can grab an inexpensive bite and home to some of the city’s best and most affordable street food on the rue des Rosiers, lined with Eastern European Jewish delis and the perennially popular L’As Falafel.

Stay Here If: You enjoy exploring the city on foot want to be nestled in the beating heart of fashionable Paris with all the history, culture, shopping and people-watching you could ask for in a single neighborhood, plus easy access to the rest of the city.

Don’t Stay Here If: You don’t like crowds (especially on weekends and particularly on Sundays when closures in other parts of Paris send locals and tourists flocking to the neighborhood, which closes several main arteries to traffic and is thronged with pedestrians).

Hotel du Marais Bistrot, Paris

Address 16 rue de Beauce (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

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Hotel Rivoli, Paris

2Hotel Rivoli

1 star star

Address 44 Rue de Rivoli (and 2 Rue des Mauvais Garcons) (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

The Rivoli’s 20 rooms are unapologetically plain, dated, and a bit scruffy, with thin carpeting and no artwork on the walls. (But have you looked at those rates?) Cheapo warning: The hotel is planning to renovate.

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Hôtel De La Herse d'Or, Paris

Address 20 Rue Saint Antoine (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Having given half of its rooms the "boutique hotel" treatment in 2013, the Herse d'Or is now a bit of an odd mix of rooms, held together by a rickety old stairwell.

6.6 Guest Rating

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Hotel Bellevue et du Chariot d'Or, Paris

Address 39 Rue de Turbigo (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

One of Paris' remaining Belle Époque Cheapo grande dames, the hotel still holds court near the Place de la République, offering newly renovated and clean rooms for budget travelers by the busload.

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$109

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Hotel Jeanne d'Arc, Paris

5Hotel Jeanne d'Arc

2 star star

Address 3 rue de Jarente (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

If you’re looking for something cozy and “French countryside,” Jeanne d’Arc might be the saint you’ve been praying for.

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$136

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Hotel Paris France, Paris

6Hotel Paris France

2 star star

Address 72 Rue De Turbigo (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

This “Paris France” is one reliable pick, offering comfortable air conditioned rooms, a central perch near République, and relatively low rates.

8.4 Guest Rating

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Hotel du 7e Art, Paris

7Hotel du 7e Art

2 star star

Address 20 rue St Paul (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Located just a jump cut away from the Seine in the heart of the old Marais, this small family-run hotel is a shrine to Franco-American cinema.

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Hotel de Nice, Paris

8Hotel de Nice

2 star star

Address 42 Bis, Rue de Rivoli (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Situated directly across from the Hôtel de Ville on a café-lined pedestrian square, the two-star Hôtel de Nice provides the kind of fun and flamboyant décor that will delight those looking for something a bit eclectic.

8.0 Guest Rating

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Hotel Saint-Louis Marais, Paris

Address 17 rue du Petit Musc (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Located one block from the Seine deep in the Old Marais, the Hotel Saint-Louis offers romantic rooms with wood beam ceilings at prices that usually run too high for us.

8.4 Guest Rating

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Hôtel Beaubourg, Paris

10Hôtel Beaubourg

3 star star

Address 11, rue Simon le Franc (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

For those willing to splurge on a three-star hotel, the Beaubourg is a solid bet in the Marais, offering a good deal for handsome rooms just steps from the Pompidou Center.

8.2 Guest Rating

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Castex Hotel, Paris

11Castex Hotel

3 star star

Address 5, Rue Castex (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

The Castex Hotel is a cozy three-star charmer located on a quiet side street just west of the Bastille. While not cheap, it's a polished and reliable pick, and sometimes even affordable.

8.2 Guest Rating

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Grand Hotel du Loiret, Paris

Address 8 rue des Mauvais Garcons (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Located across from the Hôtel de Ville,  the Grand Hotel du Loiret offers fresh, three-star rooms at very reasonable rates. However, look elsewhere if you plan to stay out late

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$138

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Hôtel Emile, Paris

13Hôtel Emile

3 star star

Address 2, rue Malher (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Situated on the rue Malher one block from Metro St-Paul in the heart of the Marais, the Hôtel Emile (former Hotel Sévigné) offers semi-affordable boutique rooms, all with beautiful street views.

7.9 Guest Rating

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Hôtel Georgette, Paris

14Hôtel Georgette

3 star star

Address 36 Rue du Grenier St-Lazare (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

In its previous incarnation as the Hotel du Sejour Beaubourg, the Hotel Georgette was "budget boutique." As the Georgette, it's simply "boutique."

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Hôtel Ecole Centrale, Paris

Address 3 rue bailly (3rd/4th: Marais / Hôtel-de-Ville)

Ideally located along the northwestern edge of the Marais, near the Musée des Arts et Métiers (one of our favorites), the three-star Hôtel Ecole Centrale glows with a holiday vibe.

7.6 Guest Rating

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