Not only is the Eiffel Tower the most recognizable monument in Paris, it’s one of the most recognizable monuments on earth. But another one of the top monuments in Paris is the Arc de Triomphe – there may be other triumphal arches in the world, but this tends to be the one most people think of first. Who wouldn’t want a hotel near the Arc de Triomphe when visiting Paris?
Although the Arc isn’t located at the center of the circle that is the city of Paris, it’s well-connected to everywhere the Metro goes by several Metro stops in the area. And it happens to be close to two stops on most visitors’ must-see lists – the Champs-Elysees and that famous Eiffel Tower – meaning you’ll get to do some walking in some of Paris’ best-known neighborhoods.
As you might expect, hotels around the Arc de Triomphe are typically pretty expensive. I’ve tried to hunt down the ones that aren’t budget-killers – but these are by no means what I’d call budget hotels in most cases. If your budget is your primary concern you might want to look elsewhere in Paris for the best deals.
On the map below you’ll find the Arc de Triomphe marked with a red star and the hotels I’ve included in this post marked with blue icons. You can get more information about each hotel by clicking on the blue icon on the map, or by scrolling below the map to read a brief description.
>> For other accommodation options in this general area, don’t miss my list of hotels near the Champs-Elysees, too.
Hotels in Paris Near the Arc de Triomphe
Paris Hotels Near the Arc de Triomphe
Acacias Etoile Hotel
The Acacias Etoile Hotel is located northwest of the Arc de Triomphe a short distance off the Avenue de la Grande Armée (which is what the Champs-Elysees becomes on the other side of the Arc). It’s a 3-star hotel with 36 rooms and modern (and comfortable) decor, two lounges, and an internal patio. Internet is free in the rooms, WiFi is free on the ground floor (not available on other floors). Rooms are air conditioned. A breakfast buffet is offered each morning for a fee (children under 12 eat breakfast free).
Mercure Paris Champs Elysees
The Mercure Paris Champs Elysees hotel is southwest of the Arc de Triomphe in a business-oriented (rather than tourist-oriented) neighborhood. It’s a 3-star hotel with 46 rooms and an internal garden area. Rooms are air conditioned. WiFi access is free in the rooms and throughout the hotel.
Best Western Elysees Paris
The Best Western Elysees Paris hotel is north of the Arc, and is the closest one (as the crow flies) to the monument on this list. It’s a 3-star hotel with 34 rooms that’s on Etoile Square and yet far enough removed from the busy streets right around the Arc de Triomphe that it’s likely to be a bit quieter. Rooms are air conditioned. Internet and WiFi access are available for free in the rooms and throughout the hotel.
Hotel des Deux Avenues
The Hotel des Deux Avenues is further up the Avenue de Wagram from the Best Western Elysees hotel, but still a relatively easy walk from the hotel to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. It’s a 2-star hotel with 38 rooms and an internal garden area. The hotel was renovated in 2009. Internet and WiFi access are available in all the rooms for free.
Hotel Regent’s Garden
The Hotel Regent’s Garden in Paris is just north of the Acacias Etoile Hotel, northwest of the Arc de Triomphe. It’s a 4-star hotel with 39 rooms, and is a Best Western “Premier” property. The hotel occupies a former private residence originally built for Napoleon III’s personal doctor. Rooms are air conditioned. Internet and WiFi access are available for free in the rooms. Breakfast is available for a fee.
photo by CaBLe27