Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in 9th Arrondissement (Opera Garnier).
Part of the French Astotel chain, Hotel 34B is a mid-range hotel right in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. Its 128 guest rooms have fun, quirky details including illuminated lamp silhouettes embedded in the headboards and desktops with AstroTurf sandwiched under a glass surface. But some rooms are small, and there have been complaints of street noise. Guests booking directly through the hotel get perks including a free buffet breakfast, and all guests get freebies like hot drinks and snacks in the afternoons and free minibar drinks. Still, as with many boutique hotels on-site amenities are slim -- there's no full restaurant or gym. Travelers shopping around may want to compare rates and amenities at the nearby Hotel Du Triangle d'Or, a boutique, music-themed property.
Taking design cues from 1950s pop art, the Hotel George - Astotel is a modern, mid-range property in a lively area of Paris' 9th Arrondissement, between the Palais-Garnier Opera House and Pigalle. Its 46 rooms can be small, although they're stylishly colorful, and efficiently designed. (Some can sleep up to three or four.) All have air-conditioning and include minibars -- with free water, juice, and soft drinks -- flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers an open bar and breakfast service in a dining room that includes a children's section. Travelers could also consider the nearby Hotel Helussi, which has Nespresso machines in the rooms, but rates are higher.
This upper-middle-range property delivers modern style in a traditional Parisian building. There are 17 apartments and studios, each with a chic bedroom and bathroom, and a small but smart kitchenette equipped with all the cooking equipment guests might need. It doesn’t have a restaurant or fitness center, but for travelers who like to do their own thing, Residence Nell is a stylish place to do it -- and in a central location. It’s particularly popular with families as the apartments are a practical choice for those on vacation with kids.
The 38-room Hotel Palm - Astotel is a solid mid-range boutique hotel situated in Paris' 9th arrondissement. While slightly outside of the main tourist area, the hotel is just a five-minute walk or less from the Rue des Martyrs and the metro. Rooms for one to three guests are clean and compact with contemporary decor, en-suite bathrooms, and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and iPhone docks along with freebies like Wi-Fi and mini-fridges with soft drinks. Some rooms even have French balconies or views of the Eiffel Tower. Extra property features are limited -- there's a small lobby lounge, free light snacks in the afternoon, and a breakfast buffet for an extra fee. The Hotel des 3 Poussins is a comparable property nearby offering some slightly larger room choices.
This 84-room mid-range hotel is popular with business travelers, couples, and families. In a traditional Haussmann-style Parisian building, the property was renovated in 2012, but still retains plenty of character. Rooms are fairly small but are bright, with lots of natural light, modern bathrooms, and small flat-screen TVs. There’s plenty to see and do in this area of Paris, and the hotel has great links to public transport too. It doesn’t have loads of facilities but offers a good buffet breakfast -- in a stunning room -- and also has a stylish lounge area and a pretty courtyard. Room rates are slightly higher than those at the nearby Le Chat Noir Design Hotel, but the Lorette Opera is more stylish.
The Hotel des 3 Poussins is a mid-range hotel located in the 9th arrondissement, a five-minute walk from the Rue des Martyrs and the Grands Magasins of Opera. While slightly outside of the main tourist area, the hotel is close to a plethora of eateries and is a two-minute walk from the Saint-Georges metro stop. Decor is modern, creative, and delightful, with doodle murals and a chalkboard drawing wall. Forty rooms are fairly small, but they’re stylish and feature free Wi-Fi and coffee-and tea-making facilities. There are few on-site features, other than a breakfast buffet and room service for an added cost. The nearby Hotel Lorette Opera - Astotel Paris is a comparable property with design-conscious details but a slightly different aesthetic.
Hotel Monterosa is a small 36-room hotel, with its larger sister property, Joyce Hotel, just across the street. It is located on a small street in the 9th arrondissement that is lined with a number of restaurants and cafes. Breakfast is available for a fee in the bright, modern cafe area on the ground floor. The rooms are pleasantly decorated with red accents, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and electric kettles, though space is on the small side. An alternative is Hotel Villathena, which offers similar pricing and is just a few blocks away.
The mid-range Residence Cosy's Cadet is on the charming Rue Cadet, near the Grands Boulevards and a three-minute walk to the Cadet metro station. Decor is simple but shot through with hot pink accents adding a vibrant boost. The 22 studios and apartments are exceptionally spacious for Paris, and well equipped with full kitchens, living and dining areas, flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, and free Wi-Fi. Features are mostly limited to a cold buffet breakfast (for fee) and paid on-site parking. Another downside: Past guests have complained about inadequate soundproofing and dated decor in some units, but renovations are slated for the end of 2016. Travelers looking for more stylish apartment-style accommodations could also consider Residence Nell, which is in the same neighborhood, though rates are notably higher.
The three-pearl Hotel Touraine Opera is a solid, if somewhat unexciting hotel in the 9th Arrondissement. Its main attraction is its location close to cafes and sights including Galeries Lafayette, Palais Garnier, and the Louvre. Property amenities here are limited to a crowd-pleasing hot breakfast buffet (for a fee) and 24-hour lobby honesty bar with snacks and drinks. Its 39 modern guest rooms are well-maintained and have a hint of style, all with AC, flat-screen TVs, lightly stocked minibars, electric kettles, and free Wi-Fi. The nearby Astra Opera offers iPod docks and minibars with free soft drinks in their guest rooms, but they're a bit duller in style.
The 118-room Holiday Inn Paris Opera-Grands Boulevards is a contemporary, six-floor hotel in a bustling location. There is a train station right outside the hotel's doors and taxis are readily available, but many sights are at least a 15-minute walk away. The immediate neighborhood is pleasant for strolls and is populated with restaurants and bars. Inside the hotel, there are a iron elevator that adds old Paris charm, a bright breakfast room, and an inviting bar. Rooms are pleasant (if a touch small) and have stocked minibars, coffeemakers, and attractive modern bathrooms. This is a quality value pick for Paris.
Somewhere between “Sherlock Holmes” and “Austin Powers” lies the inspiration for this upper-middle-range hotel’s kitschy and colorful decor. The 103-room Best Western Premier Opéra Faubourg is a pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel less than two miles (about 15 minutes via Metro) from major Parisian attractions including the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Moulin Rouge. The Opera neighborhood is alive with dining choices from around the globe and ample shopping. Guest rooms, while small, have expected comforts like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Travelers may also want to compare this with Hotel Eugene en Ville, a smaller property with steampunk-style decor and slightly higher rates.
The two-pearl, 52-room Touring Hotel is in Paris’ 9th Arrondissement, a 15-minute walk from the Opera Garnier and Gare du Nord. This budget-friendly option has a small outdoor patio and the hotel's clean and basic rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms also have balconies, but there is no air-conditioning and safes cost extra. Wi-Fi is free, though breakfast is not included, and guests have mentioned that the hotel’s elevator is cramped. Guests desiring a more central location and extra amenities should consider the Hotel Du Louvre, with its restaurant, bar, and fitness center, though rates are higher.
Hotel Aida Opera is a mid-range hotel in a bustling location with the Folies Bergère just down the street; though it's not within walking distance of major sights, it is well serviced by several metro lines. The hotel’s 58 rooms are a bit dated with wood paneling and bright, colorful bedspreads, but they have free Wi-Fi and are fairly spacious. Pull-out couches are available in some rooms, making the hotel a popular choice with families. There’s no bar or restaurant, but a buffet breakfast is available for a fee, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area. The hotel has a small fitness room as well as two meeting rooms. Guests may want to compare rates with Hotel Royal Saint Germain, a comparable property with pretty rooms and an elegant lounge.
With artsy details and lots of lipstick-red furniture in public spaces, the New Hotel Opera is a mid-range hotel with a touch of quirkiness located in Paris' 9th Arrondissement, just south of Montmartre. Its outdoor patio gives a pleasant spot for alfresco mingling, and a breakfast service of cold buffet items is available until late (although it's an extra fee). The 42 rooms are less stylish, but they have mini-fridges and air-conditioning, and some have small, unfurnished balconies. Travelers could also check out the Hotel Boronali -- it's closer to Montmartre, has a lounge with drinks and snacks available throughout the day, and the rates are similar.