The cheerful budget Hôtel Roma Sacré-Coeur is ideally placed for discovering picturesque, villagey Montmartre, with its steep stairways, quirky bistros, artists' studios, and old windmills. It's a few steps from Lamarck-Caulaincourt Metro Station.
The 19th-century red-brick building has brightly colored guestrooms, all offering WiFi. Four 7th-floor rooms have balconies with fab views, and pay tribute to Georges Bracque who lodged here in 1913. Guests meet for breakfast in a cheery dining room on the 2nd floor.
Artiste Club rooms on higher floors have murals inspired by Van Gogh, Manet, Gauguin, Chagall, and other artists. They also have the bonus of air conditioning, and according to guests are quieter than those on lower floors.
The hotel has a cheerful vibe and casual backpacker ambience. Those who want to sleep in after a night on the town appreciate the blackout drapes.
Picturesque Montmartre is known for its quaint stairways, quirky boutiques, and oddities like the Montmartre Vineyard, where you can engage in a little wine-tasting. There are fabulous views over the city from the square in front of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.