Nothing quite says “Paris” like the Eiffel Tower. The City of Light is known for many things — art, architecture, couture, cuisine, a certain way of life, all perhaps closer to what it means to be French and Parisian — and yet it is this wrought iron giant that still leaps quickest to mind, especially to visitors. If it’s your first time in Paris (and even when it isn’t!) you might want to stay nearby: see the Eiffel Tower from your window, enjoy the nighttime light show, and get into photographic position at daybreak to make the most of the early morning light. And yet you’ll also want to be in good position to explore the rest of the city and enjoy all that Paris has to offer. Why not go for the best of both worlds and stay in a hotel that is near both the Eiffel Tower and a Metro / RER station? Here’s a shortlist of accommodations to consider.
Hotels Near Trocadéro Station
The Trocadéro is one of the best vantage points for viewing and taking photos of the Eiffel Tower. (In fact, the photo above was taken from the Palais de Chaillot in the Trocadéro.) Trocadéro station, just across the street from this platform, is a stop in both Line 6 and Line 9 of the Paris Métro and makes commuting to the city’s other places of interest easy and convenient. The airport bus from CDG — which also goes past the Arc de Triomphe — has a stop here.
35 Rue Benjamin Franklin, 16th arr.
140 m from the Trocadéro Metro station
Booking.com rating: 8.1 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4 / 5
Superior Double Room * Deluxe Twin or Double Room * Deluxe Double Room with View * Family Room (2 connected double rooms) * Eiffel Suite
Prices start at $110 per night
La Réserve Paris Apartments
3 Avenue d’Eylau, 16th arr.
81 m from the Trocadéro Metro station
If you’re the type to think, “What better place for a splurge than Paris?” then this is the one for you. There are various apartments available but all are tastefully furnished and perfectly located.
One Bedroom Apartment * Two Bedroom Apartment * Two Bedroom Eiffel Apartment * Three Bedroom Apartment * Three Bedroom Eiffel Apartment * Three Bedroom Terrace Apartment * Four Bedroom Apartment
Prices start at $1,870 per night.
* The 3-bedroom Eiffel apartment can go for $3520; the 4-bedroom apartment for $4070; and the 3-bedroom terrace apartment for $4180.
Hotels near Bir-Hakeim Station
Accommodations in this area have a lot going for them. Aside from (obviously) being near the Bir-Hakeim Metro station and being walking distance to, and on the same side of the river as, the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars–Tour Eiffel station of the RER C line is also nearby, giving you plenty of commuting options. Another plus: the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, a steel bridge and viaduct that is gorgeous in its own right and makes the perfect frame for the Eiffel Tower.
Résidence Charles Floquet
8 avenue Charles Floquet, 7th arr.
550 m from the Bir-Hakeim Metro station
Booking.com rating: 8.9 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5
Classic One-Bedroom Apartment – Courtyard View * Duplex Three-Bedroom Apartment – Eiffel Tower * Classic/Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment * Classic/Superior Three-Bedroom Apartment * Four-Bedroom Penthouse – Eiffel Tower
Prices start at $215 per night
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
18 Avenue De Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, 15th arr.
350 m from the Bir-Hakeim Metro station
Booking.com rating: 8.3 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4 / 5
Classic/Superior King Room * Classic/Superior/Deluxe Twin Room * Junior King Suite * King Suite * Family Room with Two Connecting Rooms * Some rooms have Eiffel Tower views
Prices start at $256 per night
Here’s another look at the details of the accommodations listed above. To book, simply click on the hotel/apartment name.
Distance from nearest Metro/RER
|Best Western Au Trocadéro|
|Hotel Eiffel Seine|
|La Réserve Paris Apartments|
|CMG Champs de Mars / Fédération|
|Eiffel Tower View|
|Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel|
|Résidence Charles Floquet|
Pick by Pic
Sometimes it’s in the little details — or the bigger picture. Whether it’s a piece of art, a pool with a view, a telescope in the room, greenery, or jaw-dropping views right from the bedroom window, sometimes there’s just something about a hotel that makes us snap our fingers and say: “That’s the one!” If you feel the same way about any of the hotels below, a click on the photo that caught your eye will take you to the hotel booking page.
Have a wonderful stay in Paris!
P.S. Paris is only a train ride away from Italy. Why don’t you check out our article “22 Italian Castles You Can Stay In for Less Than $200 a Night” for more unique travel ideas?