Hotel Amour, 9th Arr.
Tel: 33 1 48 78 31 80
Metro: Saint-Georges or Pigalle
Concierge.com's insider take:
Tucked on a quiet street close to Pigalle, just off the bobo-chic Rue des Martyrs, this hotel bar (and the hotel itself) takes the red-light district as its theme—but seen through a minimalist eye. For denizens of its Prouvé- and Perriand-outfitted bar-restaurant, the intimate terrace is perhaps a little too close for comfort to the courtyard rooms—which are available by the hour, though the residents are more likely honeymooning yuppies than ladies of the night. The crowd, however, is lured by the clever mix of cocktails (especially the tart caipirinhas; avoid the sticky-sweet "amour") and see-and-be-seen atmosphere. P.S. The hotel itself was included on Condé Nast Traveler's 2007 Hot List of new and noteworthy hotels.