Hotel L’Amour

Paris Hood: Pigalle Genre: Love Price: $$

Cute, romantic and winsome at the, ahem, tail end of Montmartre’s red light district, l’Hotel l’Amour is a love hotel that starts with a reasonable price tag.

The Hotel

‘Atmosphere, Atmosphere…’ at l’hotel l’Amour everything has been done to recreate this very special nostalgic ambiance that people love about Paris: the wood panels, the bar zinc, the retro chairs – walking into its foyer is like stepping back in time.

The hotels rooms have been done up in a more modern ‘sexy chic’ style, with a love, sex & rock’n roll vibe not dissimilar to the like-minded Ace hotel in NYC.

Each room has been designed by a different contemporary artist – and they all vary in size and style. Don’t expect a lot of brightness – it’s going for a darker (=erotic) style.

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Red Light District: Hotel l'Amour, Paris
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Rooms Service Hotel l'Amour style!

The Neighbourhood

One of our favourite neighbourhoods in Paris, the cluster of streets around the Rue des Martyrs has led the rebirth of food in Paris with newcomers Rose Bakery, Le Bal Cafe, Le Pantruche and Cafe KB. On the edge of rowdy Pigalle and ‘bobo’ Montmartre, it’s a relaxed neighbourhood with enough attitude. Don’t miss Gals Rock a music store dedicated to chic(k) rock, where you can hang on the couch, drink tea and listen to your requests.

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Hotel l'Amour's cute, Americana-inspired bistro - it also has a lovely garden terrace, but you'll have to book ahead in the summer months!
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Small but adequate rooms @ Hotel l'Amour, Paris
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Artful elegance @ Hotel L'Amour, Paris

What We Love

The fact that you can rent the room for an hour, so French!

The terrasse of the restaurant on a hot day, it’s quiet and cool and a gorgeous place to have breakfast.

Room to Improve

The service – both at the restaurant and the hotel – is uneven. You can get a lot of attitude and one is not always in the mood for it…


The rooms are all different and some can be dark – we would avoid the ground floor rooms as they are dark and noisier – but annoyingly you can’t choose your room when you book so it’s a bit of a lottery.


8 rue de Navarin
75009 Paris