A stone's throw from Gare Montparnasse, the Pullman Paris Montparnasse is a high-rise modern hotel just a 5-minute walk from Tour Montparnasse, with its 56th-floor observation deck. With 900-plus guestrooms and several meeting spaces, the hotel can easily welcome large groups.
The hotel's higher floors offer panoramic views of Paris, including a nice vantage point on the Eiffel Tower. The sleek but simple rooms are large by Paris standards, with LCD TVs and free WiFi. Guests rave about the comfortable beds and quiet rooms.
The onsite restaurant, Justine, is open all day. And while the food can be pricey, it's well-liked by guests.
If you're flying to or from Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports, you'll love the fact the Air France airport shuttle stops across the street.
The Montparnasse area was once the hangout of the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Samuel Beckett, who is buried at the nearby Montparnasse Cementery (which is worth a visit). Many of their café haunts are still around, like La Rotonde and La Closerie des Lilas.