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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Had a lovely three night stay here with my other half. Good location easy access to transport around the city with the metro right outside the front door. The hotel was clean and very boutique like, staff friendly and well mannered. I would not say it is a 4* hotel more like a 3*+ but ideal for a city break for couples.
Just back from Paris with lovely memories. Hotel was fabulous, friendly staff, chic and cool and in a great location. We found our room cosy, comfortable bed, clean and fresh. We had a second floor room overlooking the street and we heard very little noise even though the shops and shows are open all night. Although its the red light area we (two women) felt very safe even at night. All forms of transport available in front of the hotel, so all in all a fantastic place to stay. I would go back there in a heartbeat, even on my own. Recommended.
The hotel was decent with a relatively spacious room, comfortable beds, and good security. The bathroom sink was a bit awkward and shower was a bit weak. The room was also a bit too warm as the air conditioning/heating did not work, so we had to open the windows a bit and had to endure noise from the street below. Internet speed was also the fastest but bearable. Access to the metro was good with two metro stations a short walk away, but the area is a bit rough with lots of XXX shops all around the hotel in every direction. The hotel felt more like a 3-plus stars rather than 4 stars really.