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7 Hotels Near the Louvre

Jennifer Ladonne | January 23, 2018

The most visited museum in the world (clocking in at 7.4 million visitors in 2017), the Louvre is also the world's biggest. With more than 780,000 square feet of gallery space covering countless rooms holding priceless artworks from prehistory to today, it takes an investment in time to do this immense monument justice. There's no better way to maximize your precious hours at the Louvre than to book a room just a quick walk from the museum. Here's our pick of hotels for every budget, all within a quick walk of the Louvre.

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Hôtel Le Bellechasse

Why it made the list

Another Christian Lacroix folie, from the chic little Bellechasse you can almost touch the Musée d'Orsay, and a scenic walk across the Pont Royal puts you at the front door of the Louvre in 15 minutes. What's more, you're only 10 minutes from the Musée Rodin and five from the Musée Maillol in the thick of Saint Germain's chic cafés and shopping.

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Hôtel Verneuil

Why it made the list

Left Bank living has its advantages, that's why this handsome hotel set in a 17th-century townhouse is a black book address among frequent travelers to Paris. A ten-minute walk to the Louvre across the Pont du Carousel, you'll get the Musée d'Orsay thrown into the bargain, just a 10-minute stroll down the Seine.

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Hôtel Crayon

Why it made the list

The Crayon's playful melange of styles and colors will excite your inner child as much as your wallet. The best bargain on our list also gets high marks for service, originality, and sheer exuberance, though rooms are quite compact. Best of all, it's smack in the center of Paris a five to ten-minute walk from the Louvre.

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Hôtel Thérèse

Why it made the list

We have a big soft spot for this lovely hotel set on a quiet little street a block from the Palais Royal gardens. Besides its convenience to the Louvre, not to mention the Palais Royal, the Opéra, shopping on rue Saint-Honoré, and loads of other enticements, its indelible charm, friendliness, style, and value offer a quintessential Paris experience.

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Hôtel du Continent

Why it made the list

Convenience, value, and loads of style await you at this compact Christian Lacroix-designed boutique hotel on a clandestine street ten-minutes from the Louvre (and two minutes from premium shopping on the rue Saint-Honoré!). Rooms come in XS, XM, and XL, which in truth are all variations on small, unless you opt for the largest junior suite. Rooms are uniformly cozy and beautifully appointed, and with a friendly staff that goes the extra mile.

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Hôtel Meurice

Why it made the list

Culture vultures who require a bit more pampering will find all the bases covered and then some at this opulent grand dame hotel. One of Paris's ten "palaces," Le Meurice offers Michelin-star dining, a chic bistro, a legendary bar, a luxury spa, and a regal Louis XV décor, all a quick 10-minute walk through the beautiful Tuileries gardens to the entrance of the Louvre.

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Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

Why it made the list

Set on a tranquil street behind the Palais Royal in Paris's former opera house, at this five-star boutique hotel you're a three-minute walk from I.M. Pei's iconic pyramid. Complete with a top-notch restaurant, a cozy bar, and a spa with a hammam and fitness room, all you'll need is a map of the Louvre and a copious buffet breakfast and off you go.

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