Hôtel Tiquetonne

6 rue Tiquetonne, 2e, Paris, 75002, France

Jennifer Ladonne

Just off the busy Rue Montorgueil market street and a short walk from Les Halles, this is among the least expensive hotels in the city center. Be assured you get what you pay for (or don't get what you don't pay for), but for those looking for a no-frills place to lay their head in a desirable neighborhood may not mind sacrificing a few basics for a bargain.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Though charmingly small and cobbled, the Rue Tiquetonne is also lined with boutiques, bars, and cafés, meaning it's never quiet. After dark, it can be quite lively and not always in a good way.


Small, dated rooms aren't much to look at and possess almost no amenities (no air conditioning, safe, minibar, or TV), but they're clean and some are spacious. Rooms for less than €70 are available, equipped with a sink, but with toilet and shower (both separate) in the hall.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Top-floor, street-facing rooms have views, some even of a distant Eiffel Tower. But even on the top floor you'll be subject to street noise, which in summer can be intolerable due to the lack of air-conditioning and Paris's ever-hotter summers.


Not all rooms have bathrooms, but en suite baths are serviceable, if not spotless, and lack even the basic amenities, like a hair dryer and electrical outlets. Guests who opt for the extreme budget rooms can expect communal toilets in the hallway near your room, and paid showers not always close to your room.


The small, faded lobby has a pay phone and a computer that guests are permitted to use.


A very basic continental breakfast of bread, jam, juice, and coffee is €7.

If you don't feel like spending your money on a cheap baguette, head to Stohrer bakery pastry shop and traiteur, just a few blocks away at 51 Rue Montorgueil. Open since the 18th century, it's Paris's oldest bakery.



Getting Around

The Arts et Métiers stations, serving two metro lines, is five minutes away, and Châtelet, which serves four metros and two RERs, including direct lines to both airports, is less than a 10-minute walk away. Set on a cobbled street at the borders of Les Halles and the Marais in the lively 2e arrondissement, this old Paris neighborhood—fast becoming hipster haven—is convenient to some of Paris’s top museums (including the Centre Pompidouu and the fabulous but little-known Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature), great dining, lots of cafés, Marais shopping, Les Halles, République, Canal St-Martin and the second arrondissement’s burgeoning cocktail scene. In other words, it's where the action is. For shopping, this is an absurdly rich neighborhood, there's shopping all around Etienne Marcel and the wonderful Rue Montorgeuil, and within five minutes of the chic Marais.


For a good quick bite, troll along Rue Montorgeuil lined with cafés and restaurants. Or if you prefer something more gourmet, foodie haven Pirouette (5 Rue Mondétour), whose set menus are a great deal for what you get, especially at lunch, is a short walk away. Or the stalwart Les Ambassades d'Auverge, at 22 Rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare, has been a neighborhood favorite for 50 years, serving up all those rich Auvergnian delights like Aligot (potatoes and cheese), lots of duck, and a chocolat mousse to die for (and you may, since it's pretty much all you can eat from a huge serve-yourself bowl). For a quick, cheap noodle meal on the fly, Trois Fois Plus du Piment is a big hit in the hood.


There are plenty of bars, both high and low, in the neighborhood, this being Les Halles, and even on your street. However, for a little something out of the ordinary, the Experimental Cocktail Club, a few blocks away on the Rue Saint-Sauveur, is a favorite Paris watering hole for lovers of craft cocktails. A few blocks away in the other direction, Herbarium, in the new Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers is a chic place to spend all the cash you saved at your hotel (and give you some ideas for your next visit). We also love the laid-back cocktail bar at Hotel Jules et Jim, a few minutes from the hotel.


Liking it may be a stretch, but we do see the value in not spending your hard-earned cash on a clean and dependable place to crash. Which is pretty much all you'll be doing here.


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Phones: -01–42–36–94–58

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