Located in Sacré-Cœur, just a stone’s throw away from the famed Moulin Rouge in Montmartre, the Place Pigalle is a great spot for those seeking an eclectic dose of Parisian nightlife. Here’s our pick of the best hotels near Place Pigalle.
Tucked a few minutes’ walk behind the Pigalle Métro, the Maison Souquet is the perfect couple’s retreat. It was hailed as the world’s top hotel for romance in 2018, and is one of the best hotels for couples. Here, romantics can enjoy private spa treatments and five-star butler service. Sensuality oozes from the subversive architecture at every turn, with velvet furniture, wooden panels, huge mirrors and chandeliers – the perfect setting for a loved-up date.
For those who are on a more modest budget, but still seeking a dose of elegance and sophistication, L’Hôtel des Grands Boulevards is the perfect alternative. Just a short walk away from Place Pigalle, this boutique hotel is chic and adorable, decorated by the renowned designer Dorothée Meilichzon. The hotel interiors mix the decorative splendour of the Louis XVI period (four-poster beds, glazed wardrobes and red marble countertops) with the more rustic, pastoral designs found in Marie Antoinette’s farm in Versailles. This is the cosiest place on our list to enjoy a weekend getaway.
Just eight minutes’ walk from the Pigalle Métro, the Maison Lepic boasts one of the most animated locations in Paris. But while it might be at the heart of all the buzz, there’s also a relaxing garden, a terrace to soak up the sun and a cosy shared lounge. It’s a former residence of the legendary Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, so it’s a must-stay for art fanatics who want to follow in the footsteps of the artist. You also have major attractions such as La Cigale Concert Hall, Sacré-Coeur, Mathurins Theatre and Opéra Garnier on your doorstep.
Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is a small hotel tucked down a cobblestone alley in this iconic district. Nestled in the verdant calm of a large private garden and designed by the very man who revamped the famous Tuileries Gardens, it offers the perfect urban countryside escape. There are five sumptuous suites to choose from, each decorated by a different contemporary artist. With decadently upholstered furniture and fabrics at every turn, Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is arguably one of the most sumptuous hotels near Place Pigalle.
Given that Place Pigalle may have taken its name from the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, and that it has always been a neighbourhood of painters’ studios and literary cafés, Hôtel des Arts Montmartre is as close as you can get to a truly authentic Parisian experience. Paying tribute to this unique artistic legacy, throughout the colourful hotel you’ll find walls adorned with vintage prints and posters that celebrate the glorious jazz age of Moulin Rouge, as well as all the artists that flocked here to revel in the fun. The dining room is the highlight, with its rustic cobblestone walls and antique jukebox blasting out old classics in the communal salon.