Friendly eco-hotel just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower
5 rue Gavarni
Price from: €70
Open: All year
I stayed here the last time I was in Paris with my bike. Hotel Gavarni is a friendly, character-filled hotel (the lift stops on half-floors, so I was on floor three-and-a-half(!) It's located a handy ride from Gare Saint-Lazare, where many trains come into from the north of France (I was coming from Normandy). Better still, it’s just across the river from the Eiffel Tower, a short walk from the Trocadéro gardens and an easy walk to the Champs-Élysées; a few blocks away is the vast expanse of the Bois de Boulogne. I was astounded to find this affordable, quality three-star hotel so close to key attractions. Family rooms available; the posher rooms have views of the top of the Eiffel Tower, though my budget room was perfectly functionable and quiet (no city noise coming through the window). Free wifi. The hotel also has a green policy: everything is recycled, it uses renewable energy and eco-friendly detergents. My bike was safely tucked away to the side of the reception area. We've stayed here – read our review.
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