Amour Hôtel
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 9th arrondissement, Hotels €75-€150

Hôtel Amour
8 rue Navarre, 9th.
Tel 01 48 78 31 80.
Mº Pigalle  (usually doesn't work, sigh)

Do you like it naughty without being seedy? Are you a hipster who doesn't balk at vintage nudie magazine covers decorating your hotel room? Do you want to be off the beaten tourist track but in the center of Parisian activity? Is service more of a bonus than a necessity when you travel? Are you getting the idea? This budget designer hotel just off the trendy Rue des Martyrs was created by a hipster team of artists and nightclub owners looking for a place to send their friends. The funky rooms individually decorated by local avant-garde artists, and the brasserie and garden on the ground floor have become a hangout for the locals. The best part is that the prices are democratically bohemian. This means there are no typical amenities -- no TVs, no A/C, no phone in the rooms, and no minibar -- but  you do get Khiel's toiletries and bragging rights for being so with it. 

20 rooms, restaurant/bar, public WiFi. Doubles from €120.

Update on Friday, March 6, 2009 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

You can also see some photos of the interior here.

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