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
I picked this hotel kind of by chance. I wanted to be in the Montmartre area and when searching, it caught my eye. The staff was very nice and helpful. The bed was super comfy. The sheets very soft. Bathroom very clean with a great shower. My room had a cute little balcony and a view of the Eiffel Tower. The location was perfect. Short walk to the metro. All in all it was the perfect spot. I’d stay there again.
This hotel is a very nice place to stay, near the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre. Very friendly staf, good fresh breakfast, nice beds and very clean. I went there with my two daughters age 17 & 18, room with one single bed and a double bed. We could see the eifeltower by night. We definitly come back here!
Lovely staff extremely helpful and welcoming. Very clean modern rooms, decent WiFi, plugs for charging phones etc. Bathroom was spotless and to a high standard.
Great location for bars, restaurants and a short walk to the Sacré-Cœur. Very quiet despite being surrounded by nightlife. Bonus having the Chat Noir restaurant downstairs serving food and drink all day and night !!
I love this area as well. I used to live here before and had to come back for a concert at La Cigalle, so the location is perfect.
If you like Irish pubs it's perfect too.
Clean rooms, and well sonorised, friendly staff.
Will definitely go back.
Great food and drinks in the restaurant downstairs Au Chat Noir 1881.
We stayed for 3 nights, had a room with balcony with a view to Eiffel Tower. Moulin Rouge was 2 minute walk away, had also a nice walk at Montmartre just around the corner. Pigalle metro station very near. Friendly staff.