3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle
Welcome to my guide of 3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle! This is definitely one of the coolest neighborhoods in Paris, and after your stay I think you’ll agree!
Located in Northern Paris on the border of the 9th and 18th arrondissements is the Pigalle neighborhood. Formerly known for being the center of “Paris by Night”, Pigalle’s many sex shops adult cinemas and cabarets gave the area quite a seedy reputation. Most people hear the word Pigalle and imagine the Moulin Rouge and Paris’ Red Light District. While these institutions certainly give the neighborhood character, they’re no longer the area’s sole defining feature.
Once the center of Parisian cabaret nightlife, the neighborhood has evolved into a hip and artsy hangout for Parisian cool kids. The area to the south of Place Pigalle (known as SoPi by the locals) has definitely undergone the biggest transformation. The Red Light District vibe has all but disappeared, and has been replaced with upscale boutiques, trendy restaurants and chic cocktail lounges. Now SoPi is home to excellent shopping and dining options as well as some of the coolest museums in Paris. Pigalle is without a doubt one of the most up and coming areas in the city, making it a great home base for your trip to Paris.
Read on to discover my 3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle!
1. Grand Pigalle Hotel
First on the list of my 3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle is the appropriately-named Grand Pigalle Hotel. Expertly decorated by one of Paris’ best design teams, this boutique hotel is also super well-located. Less than 100 meters from Pigalle metro station, and under ten minutes’ walk from the Sacré Coeur the Grand Pigalle Hotel is right in the center of this sought-after neighborhood.
Choose from 37 unique rooms, all evoking different feels, from romantic to antique to classic Paris, there’s a little of everything here. From stone fireplaces and antique wallpaper to picture-perfect Parisian balconies, each of the rooms has something special to offer you. Choose from an array of rooms and suites situated on the top floor just under the eaves, each one just as beautiful as the last. The rooms are all comfortable and boast views overlooking one of Paris’ most historic districts.
Classic elegance meets modern minimalism at the Grand Pigalle. When you enter the hotel it’s like taking a trip back in time. Velvet accents compliment the ancient spiral staircase and give way to the refined, cozy atmosphere. Their fully-stocked wine bar is the perfect place to relax after a long day, and there’s over 100 wines to choose from! And don’t miss out on the cool in-hotel restaurant serving up amazing brunches. The laid back vibe provides the ideal place to relax with your morning paper.
Grand Pigalle Hotel
Rooms from €210 per night
2. Maison Souquet
A stay in the historic Maison Souquet is evocative of the neighborhood’s rather risqué past. A true institution, this luxurious hotel is actually a converted brothel; complete with all of the extravagance of yesteryear. Everything has been tastefully remodeled to reflect the hotel’s 5-star status.
While it’s centrally located right in the heart of the Pigalle area, the Maison Souqet is thoughtfully tucked away on an unassuming street, offering a peaceful escape just meters from the bustling Place Blanche. To find the hotel, you actually need to know just where to look. Expertly hidden on the quiet Rue de Bruxelles, all that alerts guests to it’s existence is a small plaque by the door. Step through the doors and into your own secret Parisian escape.
Once you enter this 5 star hotel, you’ll be greeted by a lavish and sultry interior, dark wood paneling and rich red velvet enveloping you in true Belle Epoque style. This super design hotel boasts 20 rooms and 6 suites, each featuring their own enchanting international theme. The rooms still hold onto their original boudoir vibe, but have been remodeled to evoke a modern elegance and refined appeal. All of the rooms have their own unique special features, and the hotel spa even includes a pool (still available for rental by the hour). Whichever room you choose, you’re in for a treat. And you definitely won’t want to miss out on the hotel’s excellent bar and lovely outside terrace.
Rooms from €350 per night
3. Hôtel Amour
The Hotel Amour is definitely one of my 3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle. Not only is the location great, but this hotel is absolutely full of charm. As its name suggests, this 3 star boutique hotel is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a little romance. And to be fair, who isn’t looking for a romantic spot in the city of love?
By now you know that in Paris, location is (almost) everything! Just a short walk from the Pigalle metro station, the Hotel Amour is perfectly located in the middle of SoPi. Since you’re so close to many museums and monuments, Hotel Amour makes a great home base for exploring Paris.
The hotel is comprised of just 24 rooms, each decorated in true eclectic Parisian style. Rooms are comfortable yet cozy, and the hotel also offers two duplex suites to choose from. The decor is all sourced from decades of yesteryear, giving the hotel a cool, antique vibe and just the right amount of romance. From disco balls to indoor gardens and exceptional paintings there are plenty of surprises awaiting you at Hotel Amour. Whether you choose a basic room or opt for a suite, you’ll feel right at home in the heart of Paris. The hotel’s restaurant is also worth a visit. Enjoy a meal or a drink on their luxurious terrace while planning your next stop in Paris!
Rooms from €110 per night
Now you’ve discovered my 3 favorite places to stay in Pigalle! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about this cool Parisian neighborhood. Any of these hotels make an excellent place to stay in Paris. Here, you’re within walking distance of several great museums, the Montmartre area, and of course the Sacre-Coeur. I think you might just discover your new favorite neighborhood in Paris.
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See you soon in Paris!