9 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris, France
Bordering the 18th and 9th arrondissements, Le Pigalle was designed as a true neighborhood hotel in a vibrant district that has long-attracted hustlers and artists, musicians and adventurers – Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Andre Breton have all called Pigalle home. Here, the croissants are supplied by the nearby bakery, the books selected by the local bookstore and the music chosen by an avid vinyl enthusiast and neighbour DJ, who happens to be born and bred in Pigalle. The particularity of this hotel is that it just doesn’t feel like one. Le Pigalle’s 40 rooms evoke the nostalgia of a multigenerational home, a familial collection of mementos that capture the eclecticism of the area. All of them have a strong Parisian identity, full of personal touches, and more akin to a friend’s bedroom than a cookie-cutter hotel room. If you want to feel at home in Paris, Le Pigalle is probably for you.
Our tip: Pigalle 21 rooms all feature a turntable with a collection of vinyls, ask to be on the 6th (and last) floor if available for an even cosier feel just below the roof.
The ground floor of the hotel is the perfect place to get some work done, or just have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and take in the neighborhood vibe. A cool crowd of Parisians come here during the day for work meetings, happy hour, or to party on the weekend (the hotel welcomes DJs on Friday and Saturday nights).