Hotel du 7e Art
20 rue St Paul, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $129 to $206
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
“Lumière! Moteur! Action!” we imagined hearing as we made our entrance at the funky two-star Hotel du 7e Art (a.k.a. the Seventh Art Hotel). Located just a jump cut away from the picturesque Seine, this fantastical shrine to Franco-American cinema is a showstopper deep in the heart of the Marais.
Pros: Fun film theme. Vintage, shabby-chic look.
Cons: No elevator. Movie motif may not be for everyone.
The hotel’s movie buff proprietors celebrate the “seventh art” of filmmaking. Rita Hayworth strikes a pose above the bed, while the entire cast of “The Wizard of Oz” hobnobs it by the door (and that’s just one room!). From top to bottom, the vintage posters read like a Hollywood A-list. Even the lounge gets in on the action, boasting palm trees and flea market finds, along with a piano, fireplace and bar worthy of a “Casablanca” cameo.
What’s more, a “Thanksgiving Store” stocked with American groceries is located next door, and is definitely worth a peek, or a gobble!
Wearing its rustic, shabby-chic look on its sleeve, the Hôtel du 7e Art offers 23 rooms furnished with dark wooden desks, headboards and cabinets that match old ceiling beams from yesteryear. All rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan, television, safe and air conditioning. Two rooms on the top floors are pricier but more spacious, with gorgeous views of the historical quarter.
The spotless bathrooms sport black-and-white-checkered tiles, and tubs are available (request ahead). Adding some “Vanity Fair” fun, miniature spotlights line the mirrors in the rooms, and large round light bulbs shine on brightly in the bathrooms. Getting ready for your close-up just got more fun, Norma Desmond!
Breakfast is available for €8. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is an Internet station for €5 per hour. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator.
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- No Elevator
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
20 rue St Paul
Marais, Paris, France
About the Hotel du 7e Art neighborhood
Stretched between Châtelet and the Place de la Bastille, the Marais is the trendiest neighborhood on our list. Its narrow, winding streets are full of funky boutiques, boy bars, and tiny bistros. The Marais is home to the city's historic Jewish quarter and is the center of gay Parisian life. It’s a safe and lively area for nightlife, particularly around the Rue Vieille du Temple.