6 rue Tiquetonne, Paris, France
Doubles from: $54
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Tiquetonne is a massive, creaky and fabulously feminine place, providing 45 simple and homey rooms at shockingly low rates. The hotel sits a couple blocks north of Les Halles on the rue Tiquetonne, a pedestrian street filled with hip boutiques.
Pros: Central Right Bank location. Very cheap rooms. Old fashioned charm.
Cons: Too simple for some. No TV. Reserve by telephone only.
The Tiqueonne is one of the very most popular hotels on EuroCheapo, and for good reason: Year after year, it continues to offer comfortable and clean rooms (most with private bath) in central Paris at very low rates. Indeed, most doubles with private bath go for €65.
It also benefits from a healthy dash of charm. Built in the 1920s, it has retained an old-world vibe, even amidst its most recent wave of renovations. Ceilings are high (on most floors), the winding staircase is both elegant and spooky, the lobby is a frosty pink and the management exhibits a humorous disposition that seems straight out of central casting.
The hotel’s 45 guestrooms are mostly spacious (there are some narrow singles) and decorated with slightly tired red carpet, floral wallpaper and repro paintings. The furniture is vintage (or just plain old). Notably, rooms do not have TVs, although each has free Wi-Fi and a telephone to receive calls.
Most rooms have nicely tiled baths equipped with showers. Guests staying in the singles with shared facilities will need to shell out an extra €5 for use of the shower. Note that several rooms with private bath actually open from the hallway into the bathroom, which could lead to surprising situations if you’re not careful. (This layout does have the benefit of blocking hallway noise from the bedroom.)
Half of the rooms look out onto the pedestrian rue Tiquetonne (with its cute and hip shops), while the others face a large back courtyard (see photo). We prefer those facing the street and definitely prefer higher floors. There are some wonderful views to be had here, so ask when reserving—don’t be intimidated!
Certainly, the hotel isn't for those looking for a modern room equipped with a TV and air conditioning. However, romantics will appreciate the sense of history that lives in every thick, pink brushstroke of the Tiquetonne.
Breakfast is available for €6.50. The hotel does have an elevator.
Reserving at the Hotel Tiquetonne
As we point out above, the hotel does not offer online reservations. You will need to call or email the hotel directly to reserve a room (see below under “Contact”).
Note: Speaking French is a plus, as not all of the Tiquetonne's staff speaks English. Also, this hotel is quite popular—you should contact at least two months in advance to reserve.
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.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
About the Hotel Tiquetonne neighborhood
Home to the Bourse (the French stock exchange) as well as France's national library (which has a more recent outpost in the 13th arrondissement), this central neighborhood is generally thought of as a business district.