Paris is a perfect destination for your first family vacation to Europe with your baby. We traveled to Paris with our 13-month old daughter after spending a week in London. We were nervous about traveling to Paris with a baby, but our fears were totally unfounded – Paris is a very baby-friendly city!
Now that you’ve decided to visit the City of Lights with your baby, we’ll help you find a baby-friendly Paris hotel in the best areas to stay.
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Where to Stay in Paris with a Baby
Deciding where to stay in Paris with a baby will depend on what you wish to see and do in Paris. Two of the best areas to stay in Paris with a baby or toddler are Le Marais or St. Germain.
Le Marais is a historic Paris neighborhood which spreads across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. It’s conveniently located close to, but far enough away from of many main attractions in Paris, such as the Louvre and Notre Dame. It’s home to the amazing modern art museum Centre Pompidou and has lots of wonderful Parisian cafés and restaurants.
As a bonus, many consider this the best shopping neighborhood in Paris. The streets tend to get quieter as you head more north in this neighborhood.
St. Germain is another excellent neighborhood for parents visiting Paris with a baby. Located in the 6th arrondissement, it is central to the main attractions of Paris which makes your walking time much shorter. It’s especially close to Notre-Dame, Musée d’Orsay and Jardin du Luxembourg.
It has all the wonderful dining and shopping options you’d expect from one of Paris’ top neighborhoods. One caution is that there are many nightclubs in this area, so check your location carefully to ensure it won’t be noisy at night.
Baby-Friendly Hotels in Paris
Finding a good baby-friendly Paris hotel takes time, which we know you don’t have a lot of right now. Over our years of traveling with a baby, we have developed a very reliable system for picking the best baby-friendly hotels.
To help you find a great baby-friendly hotel in Paris, we have used our system to recommend five baby-friendly Paris hotels over a variety of price ranges.
Each of our recommended baby-friendly Paris hotels:
- Rank in the top 3% of Paris hotels on TripAdvisor.
- Has earned a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award or a Certificate of Excellence.
- Have a guest rating of 9+ out of 10 on Booking.com.
- Have air conditioning, complimentary cribs and Wi-Fi.
- Have soundproofed walls, which is a huge benefit for new parents who worry about their baby crying and waking other hotel guests in the middle of the night!
The 5 Best Baby-Friendly Paris Hotels
Paris’ best hotel is baby-friendly!
Located in the 8th Arrondissement, this luxury Paris hotel has an excellent location, being steps away from Champs Elysées and La Madeleine Place.
Guests will enjoy an authentic French garden and a rooftop pool with Eiffel Tower views. This baby-friendly Paris hotel has achieved their exceptional TripAdvisor ranking through an extraordinary level of preparation into distinguishing each guest’s experience.
All 190 rooms are soundproofed, which is essential for parents staying in hotels with a baby. Not only does it help your baby get a good night’s sleep, it reduces your stress levels when your baby starts crying in the middle of the night.
2. Hotel Fabric
Hotel Fabric is a former textile factory converted into a 4-star baby-friendly Paris hotel. How cool is that?
Located in the 11th Arrondissement, home to many artists and known for its true Parisian bistronomy, this baby-friendly Paris hotel is a short walk from Place de la Republique and the Picasso Museum. Getting around Paris is easy with six nearby Metro stations to choose from.
Parents will love this smoke-free hotel offers baby-friendly triple and quadruple rooms on the top floor. Other great amenities of this Paris hotel include a breakfast buffet, an honesty bar, a hammam and a fitness center.
All 33 spacious rooms are soundproofed, which not only helps your baby sleep at night, but takes some of the pressure off when your baby cries at 3AM!
Parents looking to relax after a long day of seeing Paris with a baby will love this baby-friendly Paris hotel with a free spa and baby-sitting services. Hotel Saint-Marc’s spa & wellness area features a hammam, a hydromassage and counter-current pool.
Guests of the Hotel Saint-Marc enjoy many upscale amenities, including an elegant treed courtyard, a breakfast buffet in a beautiful lounge and an honesty bar with an intimate ambiance.
Amenities of this baby-friendly Paris hotel include soundproof rooms and free cribs.
Paris hotels can get very expensive. Le 10 Bis Hotel is the perfect choice for parents who want value for their money. This baby-friendly Paris hotel offers affordable luxury by being slightly outside the main tourist areas of Paris. It’s easy to get around as it’s well connected to the Metro system and is only a 15 minute walk away from the Arc de Triomphe.
Built in 2016, this 4-star boutique Paris hotel has 23 elegantly decorated rooms and suites, each with a resolutely contemporary yet intimate atmosphere.
Parents will enjoy the fact the hotel has soundproof rooms, is smoke-free and has onsite laundry service.
Located in 2nd Arrondissement, this baby-friendly Paris hotel is just a short walk from the Garnier Opera and the Louvre.
This 4-star baby-friendly Paris hotel features soundproof two-bedroom Family Suites – a rare hotel luxury for parents visiting Paris with a baby. Separate bedrooms allow your baby to sleep in a dark, quiet room while you enjoy your evening in the rest of the suite.
Parents staying at the Hotel Square Louvois will enjoy an in-room Nespresso machine and the complimentary indoor swimming pool with a hydromassage bench.
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Baby-Friendly Paris Vacation Home Rentals
On our first several trips with our baby, we simply did as we always do on vacation – we rented a hotel room. Everything went great with these baby-friendly hotel rooms in Barcelona and Sedona, but it was on our trip to Paris and London with a toddler we discovered there are some advantages of staying in a baby-friendly Airbnb or VRBO.
Airbnb and VRBO rentals have many family-friendly features, especially for parents traveling with a baby. The biggest advantage is having separate bedrooms, which allows you to keep your bedroom lights on while your baby gets to sleep in a separate, quiet, dark room. Other baby-friendly features of vacation home rentals include a full kitchen and in-suite laundry facilities.
When we visited Paris with our toddler, our vacation home rental apartment was just east of the Eiffel Tower in the 7e arrondissement. Despite its distance from the rest of Paris’ attractions, we were drawn to this location by the amazing view of the Eiffel Tower we had from our bedroom. The location meant lots of walking and taking the subway, but for us, the view of the Eiffel Tower was worth it.
Essential Baby Gear for Hotel Stays
As you plan your trip to Paris with a baby, take a moment to consider the gear you need to travel with a baby. To help make your stay at your baby-friendly Paris hotel as successful as possible, you may wish to consider the following:
SlumberPod Privacy Pod
One of the hardest things about staying in a hotel room with a baby is sharing a room. When it’s time for your baby to nap or go to sleep for the night, most parents will need to sit silently in the dark until it’s safe to turn on a light. If your baby can see or hear you, it makes it significantly harder for your baby to get a good sleep (and good sleep is essential to a happy, cooperative baby on your family trip).
The SlumberPod Privacy Pod is the perfect solution to this challenge. The SlumberPod is a large, bottomless canopy that fits over your baby’s travel crib or your toddlers travel cot. It’s made of a stretchy, black fabric that is breathable while still creating a dark blackout baby sleep pod. Your baby will sleep significantly better with a SlumberPod Privacy Pod, even if you are in the same room.
A Travel White Noise Machine
The SlumberPod solves the problem of making it dark enough for your baby to sleep in the same hotel room as you. A travel-friendly white noise machine or app will help solve the issue of your baby not being familiar with all the noises in your hotel room.
If you use your white noise machine at home prior to your family trip, bringing it with you will mimic your baby’s at home sleep environment. Check out our list of the best white noise machines for travel.
Baby Travel Essentials
When staying in a Paris hotel with a baby, the combination of a SlumberPod and a white noise machine is an effective combination for a well-rested baby. To help make your family trip to Paris as successful as possible, you should consider looking at your other baby travel gear needs.
Our list of must-have baby travel essentials covers the best baby travel gear for sleeping, for getting around, for eating and the all-important baby airplane travel gear.
We hope this list of the best baby-friendly hotels in Paris helps you have the best-ever family vacation to France!