Hôtel Le Chat Noir
What We Love
- Located in the lively heart of Pigalle, close to the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré-Coeur
- Built on the site of Paris’s first cabaret
- Rooms on the top floors offer stunning views of the Paris skyline
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Pigalle is losing its sleazy reputation, but there are still peep shows and adult shops in the area
- There's no restaurant, but breakfast is served daily and the lobby is open 24/7
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the bohemian neighborhood of Pigalle, a block from the Moulin Rouge, Le Chat Noir takes its name from Paris’s first cabaret, which occupied the site until the 1920s. Inspired by the hotel’s legendary address, the decor is a bold mix of red, black and white, with velvet curtains over the windows. Each floor is named after a famous 19th-century writer, and black silhouettes inspired by the art of shadow theater adorn every door and lampshade.
Bed and Bath
The 39 guestrooms are cozy and simple. White walls and crisp white bed linen are set against black carpets and furniture, and the red footstools bearing the hotel’s insignia match the velvet curtains over the windows. The sleek tile bathrooms are spacious and feature a chunky sink, a walk-in shower or a tub, and signature toiletries bearing a cat motif. Air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi come standard.
There’s no restaurant on-site, but a copious breakfast buffet is served daily in a petite dining room decked out with red leather-look stools and banquettes and striking cutouts of cats at the window. The lobby is also open 24/7.
In the Area
The neon-lit neighborhood of Pigalle is famous for its nightlife, and you can find bars, pubs, clubs and erotic establishments on every corner. Wander up the narrow cobblestone streets to Montmartre and its basilica, the Sacré-Coeur. Check out the portrait artists in the Place du Tertre and quench your thirst at the Lapin Agile, once frequented by Picasso and his painterly brethren. Visit the Musée de Montmartre to learn more about this neighborhood’s revolutionary past and its artistic legacy. There’s a fabulous choice of restaurants if you head away from the main tourist drag; try the cocktails and fusion cuisine at la Famille or the excellent salads at Le Miroir.
How to Get There
Really lovely staff, clean rooms, we forgot travel plugs and we were able to borrow some from the hotel, really good location for tourists, had a view of effiel tower, only criticism we had was the slightly noisy music on Thursday night from the street however this stopped by 11pm. Would definitely recommend/return!
Had the end corner room and it was very clean and spacious. Large Bed, couch large enough to sleep an extra person, and nice updated bathroom. The staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel!!
It’s very rare you find a hotel somewhere that meets all your expectations, the Chat Noir Hotel has done exactly that. Staff are awesome and friendly can’t do enough for you, the hotels amenities are also excellent and cleanliness of the room was first class. Room size is ample (for Paris) I would actually say the price you pay isn’t reflected in what your receive, you get so much value for money here.
My family has really enjoyed the hotel and it’s fantastic location. Topped only by the fact that the restaurant attached has a happy hour 15:00-20:00 (5 hours) everyday where you can get any of their cocktails, beer or wine for €5 each (what more could you want on holiday).
Last few points Monoprix (supermarket), metro stop and lots of places to eat and drink within minutes of the hotel.
Highly recommend anyone thinking of Hotel Chat Noir to book it.
Such a cute boutique hotel right next door to the Moulin Rouge.
Came as a couple for my birthday, the room was the perfect size for both of us. Very clean and modern with all the amenities we required.
Even though the room was overlooking a busy road, the room was well insulated and couldnt hear any street noise!
The staff were so helpful and friendly and spoke excellent English.
We stayed here for 3 nights on a recent trip to Paris. From the second we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. A comfortable room, reasonable price and good location were all pluses. It’s in the very lively Pigalle area but we did not hear any noise from the room. There are some adult themed entertainment and shops near by which didn’t bother us at all. We found it quite funny wondering around seeing all of this. Felt very safe and nothing seedy about it.
For the foodies there is a street about 5 mins walk away full of amazing small shops, restaurants and bakeries which is worth checking out.