Despite its reputation as one of the seediest districts in Paris, Montmartre and the area surrounding the Moulin Rouge contain some of the best value hotels in the capital as well as a lively mix of restaurants, bars and clubs. Whilst it may not have quite managed to retain the bohemian air of its formative days, the relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere is a good fit for young travellers, budget visitors and couples looking for an affordable and exciting place to stay that is a reasonable distance from the main attractions that Paris has to offer. We’ve selected five of the best in the area to make choosing a hotel near the Moulin Rouge a cinch next time you’re in the city, with all of the below within walking distance of the theatre.
Le Chat Noir
The hotel exists amid the labyrinthine streets of Montmartre and under the shadow of the stunning Sacre-Coeur, which is within a very short walking distance of the entrance. As well as allowing you to follow in the footsteps of artists such as Renoir, Dali and Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Chat Noir is located near the famous Café des Deux Moulins where the film Amélie was made and also allows fantastic views over the crooked rooftops of Montmartre.
Le Chat Noir has free WiFi access in public areas, concierge and room service and a 24 hour front desk. Each of its quirky bedrooms come equipped with DVD players, air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities alongside all other mod cons. Comfortable and modern, the real pull of the hotel is its loyalty to the artistic and diverse roots of the surrounding area in aesthetic and attitude.
Le Chat Noir has been awarded 4 out of 5 stars by TripAdvisor reviewers, based on over 245 ratings.
Le Chat Noir, 68 Boulevard De Clichy, Paris, 75018
Hotel Relais Montmartre
The charming Hotel Relais Montmartre plays upon the picturesque aspects of the Montmartre area, with a traditional and cosy decor consisting of exposed beams, floral fabrics and elegant period furniture. Whilst the aesthetic may be classic, each room is kept firmly in the 21st century with the addition of a flatscreen LCD TV, free WiFi connection, air conditioning and a minibar, as well as complimentary newspapers and toiletries. To help guests benefit from the liveliness of the surrounding district without being disturbed at night, rooms come equipped with noise-proof windows, and for families there is the option of interconnecting rooms on the same floor.
The hotel is located within a stone’s throw of the Moulin Rouge, Sacre-Coeur and the Louvre, and is within a short distance of other attractions including the Arc de Triomphe and L’Opera. Guests can also enjoy a 24 hour front desk, concierge services, laundry and dry cleaning facilities and breakfast served in the rooms, making for a relaxed and stress-free stay in a beautifully romantic setting.
The Relais Montmartre has been granted 4.5 out for 5 stars from almost 200 reviews at TripAdvisor.
Hotel Relais Montmartre, 6 Rue Constance, Paris, 75018.
This large complex is made up of apartments and studios designed to meet each individual traveller’s needs and is a great alternative to a traditional hotel, providing guests with the opportunity to cook for themselves and enjoy greater privacy within modern and well-furnished surroundings. Each apartment or studio on offer has a kitchen area with dishwasher, microwave, stove/grill and fridge, as well as satellite TV, HiFi systems and weekly house cleaning.
Situated at the foot of the striking Montmartre village, the Citadines Montmartre boasts its own roof terrace for incredible views across the slanting rooftops of the area and towering spires of Sacre-Coeur. The building is close to the Place Clichy and the Moulin Rouge without being right on the main streets, allowing guests to enjoy the renowned liveliness of the district at night whilst retaining a peaceful atmosphere. The mixture of well-equipped and comfortable apartments with the alluring winding streets of Montmartre makes the Citadines Montmartre the perfect base for adventurous travellers who want to explore the city at their own pace.
The Citadines Montmartre has been reviewed at 4 out of 5 stars by TripAdvisor users.
Citadines Montmartre, 16 Avenue Rachel, Paris, 75018.
Pavillon de Paris
The smart, four star Pavillon de Paris is a sophisticated enclave within the bustling Montmartre area, with efficient and friendly service and clean, modern design all a part of the overall package. Ideally located for discovering Paris, with the Place de Clichy Métro stop, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Theatre Mogador and the Louvre, and of course the Moulin Rouge.
Each of the 30 guest rooms is elegantly furnished in a muted palette of brown and cream, and contains a number of useful facilities including free WiFi, satellite television, complimentary newspapers, a minibar and air conditioning. In addition, the hotel provides room service, a concierge, dry cleaning and currency exchange on demand, and has its own bar and lounge for relaxing with a drink after a busy day’s sightseeing. For an extra luxurious touch, breakfast can also be served in your bedroom before you take off for the day.
The Pavillon de Paris has been rated 3.5 out of 5 stars by over 100 TripAdvisor reviewers.
Pavillon de Paris, 7, Rue De Parme, Paris, 75009.
The ultra-modern Banke Hotel is a seriously stylish option situated in the Opera area of the capital, slightly further out from the Moulin Rouge but still claiming incredible views of the Sacre-Coeur from its guest bedrooms. The four and a half star hotel summarises the Parisian ideal with its opulent, innovative and undeniably chic design from the lobby to the guest rooms, where marble and velvet meet perspex and minimalism in a visually stunning display.
Aside from its premier location and interesting design, the Banke Hotel offers a range of luxurious options from single rooms to breathtaking suites, all of which come equipped with WiFi access, LCD televisions, minibars and air conditioning. There is a business centre and limo town service available, and when it comes to dining guests are spoilt for choice with two excellent restaurants, a tapas and cocktail bar and 24 hour room service. The soon-to-be-opened The Klub will also inject some nightclub glamour into the hotel.
TripAdvisor reviewers have given the Banke Hotel 4 out of 5 stars, based on almost 200 unique reviews.
Banke Hotel, 20 Rue Le Fayette, Paris, 75009.
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