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“Loved our stay, but beware of the location!”
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Hotel le Chat Noir
Ranked #358 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I'm familiar with Paris and knew where this hotel was located, but if you're not - beware that it's in "Pig Alley". The hotel sits at the foot of the beautiful Sacre Couer/Montmartre area but is also home to the sex shops and 'live shows' of the city. My husband and I never once felt unsafe, but if you're traveling alone (male or female), this might not be the place for you. Activity in the streets goes on until late into the morning (5-6am).

Just a block from the famous Moulin Rouge, it's a bustling area and we loved being here for 4 nights. Le Chat Noir - the famous bar/jazz lounge - is just downstairs and seemingly alwaysopen. There are 2 metro stops within 5 minutes' walk so it's very convenient to get you pretty much anywhere in Paris. The staff was helpful and friendly. The room was clean and fairly spacious. I would happily recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor, you'll have a view of the Eiffel Tower
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Date of visit, November 2009.

Service: Really friendly staff.

Value: Amazing value.

Sleep quality: Very good.

Cleanliness: Spotless throughout.

Location: Very good, smack bang in the middle of Monmatre.

Rooms: 4-star quality.

Swimming pool: n/a

Spa: n/a

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
Best regards,

The team a Hotel Le Chat Noir

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just a few days before our trip to Paris we received a call to say the hotel we had bookled was not available but they offerd us the Chat Noir as a replacement. We saw the hotel was further from the Gare de Nord as this had influenced our first choice. We also saw the reports that its location on the Boulevrd Clichy was in the middle of sex shops and strip clubs.

Well we had no reason to be bothered on either count. The hotel was easily reached by metro or bus and you are not bothered by anyone from the clubs and sex shops.

The location is a stones throw from the Moulin Rouge, 50m from the metro and bus stiops. There are several pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance and we ate in a different place on each of the four nights of our stay.

We had a second floor room overlooking Clichy but we slept very well with no traffic or noise disturbance. Perhaps this was down to one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The room was fairly small but adequate and the bathroom a bit querky but the facilities were fine.

A nice breakfast room which was never crowded with a good selection of fresh food being the usual pastries, bread, cheese and meat, A nice touch was chilled water in addition to the tea, coffee, milk and juice.

Reception was manned 24 hours with friendly attentive staff and the adjacent Chat Noir pub is excellent for a meal or drink.

So if you are likely to be put off by sex trade outlets give the hotel a miss, if not this is a great place to stay for a short break.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
Best regards,

The team a Hotel Le Chat Noir

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

lovely trip in a lovely hotel. don't let the location put you off. felt safe and didn't feel like you were in red light area. staff friendly, rooms a good size and a very good breakfast. only down fall was that the wifi keept acting up but there is a Starbucks just down the road!!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
Best regards,

The team a Hotel Le Chat Noir

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Hotel chat Noir is a lovely hotel once you are in and closed the door, unfortunately it is slap bang in the middle of the Sex shop district with the Erotic Museum next door and many sex shows beside and opposite! this was a trip with my brother and my mum for her 75th birthday (thank god she's open minded) but if you are squeamish about all this go somewhere else!
However the hotel itself is lovely, very modern comfortable rooms with fantastic bathrooms (bathroom and toliet separate) compared to any other i have seen in France. the breakfast is brilliant with great Coffee, fresh Crepes and pancakes and fruit etc galore. it is very convenient for the Paris Metro as Blanche is right outside the door and Pigalle not too far away either and to escape the sleaze of the street head upwards towards the Sacre Couer (the best views of Paris)
one point o note a taxi in cost us €49 in a very nice taxi, the hotel booked the taxi back and it was €70 in a dirty taxi so book your own is my advice. I don't think he was an official taxi driver!
I would definetly stay at Chat Noir again as all was great bar the location of the hotel but I can look past this for the rest of the service and accomodation

Room Tip: we stayed in 401 which is on the side and was very quiet, the room was very warm though so in summer...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
Best regards,

The team a Hotel Le Chat Noir

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Having a cat at home the choice between many hotels in Paris was easy - we booked at Le Chat Noir Hotel and we had no reason to regret.
We stayed for 4 nights at the hotel, the triple room booked was pretty large, bathroom and toilet were even separated. Well equipped, nicely decorated room with extremely comfortable beds. We loved the black cat design all around the hotel. No mini bar which I don't need anyway but others may miss it. We booked directly via the hotel website quite ahead of the visit and got a good rate and a room not facing the main road as requested. Breakfast was good and the staff extremely helpful and friendly (also to each other). Yes, the hotel is next to the erotic museum and the red light district but we were travelling with a twen and it was no issue at all, also not in the evenings. If you just walk 50 metres into Rue Lepic you have a different Paris with many nice restaurants and small stores. If you walk a bit further you easily reach Montmatre and Sacre-Coeur. but Staying in a lively area of Paris is not quiet, but just bring earplugs with you then you are fine in any case. Our room did not face Blvd de Chlichy and was noise from the streets was ok.The very small negatives were: the huge bathtub makes showering a bit difficult because there is no curtain, W-Lan did not work all days, the provided hairdryer did not work in the bathroom socket and the pre-ordered fruit basked was very basic for 10 EUR, much better fruits just around the corner in Rue Lepic.
I will definitely book Le Chat Noir when I come back to Paris one day!

Room Tip: Triple rooms are spacious, rooms not facing Blvd de Clichy are a bit more quiet.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Caroline P, Gérant at Hotel le Chat Noir, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sweet comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in our brand new renovated hotel.
Best regards,

The team a Hotel Le Chat Noir

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 68 boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France (Formerly Le Chat Noir Design Hotel)
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montmartre
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#236 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#314 Family Hotel in Paris
#415 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $125 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel le Chat Noir 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Le Chat Noir is located at the foot of the Montmartre district, just 165 ft from the Moulin Rouge, Paris 18th district . Le Chat Noir Design hotel is close to "Blanche"metro station , walking distance to the famous "Rue Lepic", "Place du Tertre" or le "Sacre Coeur" and the artist's square (12 min walk). With the same name as the famous Chat Noir Cabaret, our hotel has contemporary decor with red and black tones. Each floor of the hotel is dedicated to a famous writer or poet from the cabaret period. Ours guest rooms at the Le Chat Noir Design are decorated in an original style and are air-conditioned, TV Flat screen, italienne shower. Some of the rooms have a balcony or offer panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is serviced by an elevator and the front desk is open 24 hours a day. We welcome you in a quiet and cozy atmosphere in the heart of one of the liveliest districts of the capital, so you just "lovez" in our hotel ... more   less 
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