Hotel Amour, 9th Arr.
Tel: 33 1 48 78 31 80
Metro: Saint-Georges or Pigalle
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
André, the mono-monikered artist and nightlife impresario, has reworked this Montmarte building into a hip bobo (bohemian bourgeois) flophouse, where the 20 rooms bear the idiosyncrasies of different artists. For example, No. 105 features bubble gum–pink carpeting, a purple-tiled bathroom, and a Terry Richardson photo of a male couple in crotchless Batman and Robin costumes. Traditional amenities are nil—rooms have iPod docks but no phones or TVs—but since even arty types like some comforts, there are Kiehl's toiletries and beds are by the company that supplies the Ritz. The point, however, isn't to hang in your room but to join the nightly party in the restaurant-bar, where the wine is well-priced.2007 Hot List
When to go: Paris is perfect in June and October.
Which room to book: The top two floors overlook the rear garden.