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Hotels Star Ratings in Paris
While the consistency of star ratings can vary based on the criteria of a rating organization, some standard measurements such as amenities and service will apply to hotel star ratings across the globe, including Paris.
Additional criteria to consider are location and price range. Expect to pay more for your top tier options in this cosmopolitan international city than you might pay in a smaller city elsewhere. Additionally, a lower rated hotel in Paris may offer more amenities and luxury-inspired design than lower rated hotels in smaller cities.
Some criteria to consider when making your choices include:
Each traveler will have a different budget for accommodations. To get the most out of your spend volume, consider what you need in a lodging option. If you can work with basic amenities that allow access to prime tourist attractions, then budgeting toward lower star accommodations is a flexible option that leaves more money for sightseeing. If you can afford a bit more and want full amenities, then venture toward the higher end options which include an ample selection of four star and five star luxury hotels.
Two and three star rated hotel starts at about 70 Euros or 96 USD for a single bed and go up to 175 Euros, or 240 USD for a triple bed option. Luxury five star options such as the Mon Hotel Paris or the Hotel Plaza Athenee start in the range of 800 to 1000 Euros or 1100 to 1378 USD per night and more depending on the specific room.
Whether you only have a few days or a full month to explore Paris, making the most of your stay requires securing a prime spot from which to start your adventures. Hotel options are located in and around sites of international interest. The Right Bank of Paris can be visualized as smaller districts, many of which will put you near the Louvre, the Opera House, Le Marais, the famed shopping street of Champs-Eleysees and the Bastille. The Left Bank includes the Tour Eiffel, Montparnasse, Quartier Latin and the Observatoire de Paris. Right in Central Paris, visitors will find a range of hotel options from two to five stars.
Lower rated hotels in Paris will offer clean and comfortable, but often basic amenities. Higher rated hotels will offer a fuller range of luxury amenities and services such as pools, spas and valet and concierge services.