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The 5 best hotels in Montmartre to explore Paris

Here's our pick of stellar stays with a view of the Sacré-Cœur

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Megan Carnegie
Alex Floyd-Douglass

The charm of Montmartre has never faded; with its narrow cobbled streets, buzzing late-night bars and breathtaking views over Paris, this is one of the city's must-visit areas. And not least because of the ever-looming beauty of the Sacré-Cœur. As for places to rest your head, there is a huge selection  from romantic love nests to rock n' roll halls of fame, we have selected our favourite hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts. And if you fancy a tailor-made itinerary of this dreamy hilltop village, check out our 24-hour guide to Montmartre.

Looking to book a hotel for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics? Stay in Montmartre and you'll be in prime position to witness the Olympic road cycling from your hotel window (or at least very nearby).

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

Where to stay in Montmartre

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Named after the famous ‘Chat Noir’ cabaret that used to be in its place, this hotel has taken the theme and run with it. It’s about as retro as it gets, but the superstitious might want to stay away, as there’s a black cat on every floor. On the first floor, you’ll find the common room, which sets the tone of the rest of the hotel – cosy and warm, thanks to large tables, sofas and beautiful natural light. You can come for breakfast or just to have a drink among the melange of businessmen, tourists recharging their batteries and those brave enough to have walked the stairs of the Butte. 

Mood? Modern chic.
Location perks? Just 50m from the Moulin Rouge.
Budget range? Super cheap.

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Ever since the hype of the Ground Control and Grand Train pop-ups, rue Ordener has become the place to be. And tucked away on this same street in the 18th arrondissement, is Les Jardins de Montmartre. Rooms are spread over two buildings and each floor has its own season. The pebbled-look carpets in the corridors are a common thread and the natural vibe is carried through to the large communal room, where the savoury and sweet buffet breakfast is held each morning. 

Mood? Contemporary design.
Location perks? An easy 10-minute walk to Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
Budget range? Very affordable.

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Rue Clauzel, a stone’s throw from rue des Martyrs, boasts several addresses including the great boutique shop Nous at number 19, the vintage store Zach & Sam at number 13, and of course hotel Matins de Paris at number three. This four-star hotel has 33 rooms with minimalist and functional decor, such as its kitsch paintings of Pigalle and beautiful brightly-coloured curtains. Rooms on the courtyard side are very quiet and overlook the Sacré-Cœur – ideal for a romantic getaway. These rooms also have a small balcony so guests can enjoy their sweet and savoury breakfast in the sun. 

Mood? Clean and simplistic.
Location perks? Located in the 9th district, just over a 10-minute walk to Sacré-Coeur. 
Budget range? A really great price.

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A few steps from rue des Martyrs, in an adorable little Parisian courtyard hidden from the world, is the Alba Hotel. Everything is unique here, from the carpet to the wallpaper, with decor that is constantly evolving and fun to discover. Little touches are the highlight, such as a Christmas tree covered in Barbie dolls and gauze veils. The tone is fun and creative, and more than a little tongue-in-cheek. There’s a joyous patchwork of influences spread over the ground floor: top-of-the-range magazines, books, artefacts, velvet and Lui magazine covers jostling for your attention. 

Mood? Sultry vibes.
Location perks? In the heart of the 9th district, an easy 15-minute walk from Basilique du Sacré Coeur.
Budget range? Bloomin' cheap.

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At the heart of the trendy 18th arrondissement, you'll find hotel owner Ilhame and her selection of rooms. As soon as the door is opened, the ‘smile of Montmartre’ in the name makes sense – Ilhame is always beaming. The living room on the top floor is impressive with its high ceiling and endless bookcases – but it feels very homely all the same. Everyone will find their place here – holidaying families, lovers on weekend breaks and workers stopping over during the week. Here simplicity is the done thing and the warmth is tangible.

Mood? Classic charm.
Location perks? An easy couple of miles from Arc de Triomphe and the Palais des Congrés de Paris.
Budget range? Mid-range but worth it. 

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