REVIEW

Hotel des Arts

Up a narrow cobblestoned lane, Hotel des Arts gives a sophisticated spin to its former incarnation as a dormitory for Moulin Rouge dancers.

By Sarina Lewis and Meg Zimbeck, Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007, 5:15 PM

Hotel des Arts

About this Hotel

Price From $125

'Hood Montmartre, the sexy bohemian district in northern Paris. Landmarks include Sacré Coeur cathedral and the Moulin Rouge.

First Impression Up a narrow cobblestoned lane, Hôtel des Arts plays upon its former incarnation as a dormitory for Moulin Rouge dancers. Elevator doors on each floor are painted with cancan girls, and the original stone walls in the lobby and breakfast room are decorated with paintings of the quarter.

The Rooms The 50 rooms are small but comfortably furnished with double beds or two twins and writing desks. Flowers or checks on the curtains and bedspreads lend a French country style. Four rooms on the sixth floor have views of the dome of Sacré Coeur.

Plus Because of its former association with the Moulin Rouge, the hotel can often secure last-minute seats to performances.

Minus After dark, the neighborhood is home to a sizeable number of sex workers.

Details Rooms from $125.