Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, United States
#44 of 308 hotels in New Orleans
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Great Views of the River and Mardi Gras

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 26, 2014

I like the location of the Hilton Riverside located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It's within blocks and walking distance to the French Quarter, Canal Street, Harrah's Casino, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Insectarium, and Riverwalk Marketplace.

The 1,622 rooms and suites aren't fancy, yet comfortable with many offering great city and river views. Inside the Hilton is a well known New Orleans restaurant, Drago’s Seafood.

The Health Club by Hilton features a fitness center and two outdoor swimming pools. The Hilton is a 100% non smoking hotel.

Unique Quality: The location is ideal for exploring New Orleans. It's also near parade routes during Mardi Gras. There are two outdoor pools, nothing fancy, but will cool you down in the summer. The onsite restaurant Drago's Seafood is known for its creative and fresh cuisine.

Directions: Along the Mississippi River and near the Cruise Terminal. Across the street from the Harrah's Casino.

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Riverwalk Marketplace Hilton

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 16, 2007

I was here for yet another convention and this was an experience. The actual room was decent. However there were many issues inside it. I was on the Riverside Building end in the French Quarter side next to Kabby's Sports Grille. I had a water leak in the second sink in the bathroom. Maintenance fixed the leak and left a mess that housekeeping couldnt seem to sweep up. The water smelled awful when brushing your teeth and washing your face. I had gnat-like things flying around the room. I killed at least 5 of them during my stay. Housekeeping was lazy. She didnt vacuum, wouldnt replace coffee, sugar, tops, or cups. She didnt even report the leak so Im not sure how throughly she cleaned the bathroom. They did change the sheets everyday which was good. Some of my colleagues stated they had ants in their beds so they had to have their rooms fumigated. I purchased a bottle of 409 at the corner store off Convention Center Blvd and cleaned my sinks, toilet, and shower myself.

I wouldnt recommend this hotel unless you got stuck up sh*ts creek without a paddle. And that is a reality because the Mississippi River is directly behind it. I wouldnt pay higher than $70 a night because it was such a disgrace to the Hilton quality you normally get. This room ran for $119 a night.

Unique Quality: Ive never been to a hotel that had a train that ran through the middle of it. I could have gotten used to the train if it wasnt for the horn they blew every time they passed. at all hours of the day and night. And of course my room was right on top of the train station. It was horrible. The river view side was nice when the tugboats weren't blowing their horns at all hours of the night.

Directions: Directly across from Harrahs Casino at Poydras and Convention Center Blvd and right in front of the Riverwalk Marketplace.

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Convenient to French Quarter, Convention Center

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 16, 2007

I had good service, even though they were booked for our convention in Oct. 2006. Amenities were good, standard for Hiltons. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to people. It's also across the street from the casino (that may or may not be a good thing, depending on your outlook).

Unique Quality: About as close to the convention center as you can get. You can hop on the trolley just outside the hotel. It's also close to the Aquarium, and walking distance to Bourbon and Canal Streets and the French Quarter. Good bar for conversation.

Directions: Next to the Convention Center

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Great location for conventions

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 12, 2006

Not much to look at from the outside, and the inside is pretty standard fare as far as giant hotels go, but service from everyone on the staff was excellent. When I made reservations via telephone, I requested a room with a river view and a refrigerator and when I arrived I found exactly what I asked for. I found the concierge staff to be very knowledgeable and accommodating of my requests. My room was always cleaned and I never found reason to feel insecure about leaving valuables behind. Even with the hotel filled with tourists and conventioneers, the only time I was awakened by something outside of my room was one early morning freight train that passed by far below my window.
The immediate neighborhood where the hotel sits was clean and well trafficked and no matter what time of day or night seemed pretty safe... for a big city. The general location was great, with less than a five-minute walk to the Convention Center, the Business District, the French Quarter and the Aquarium. The River Line Trolley stopped just outside and we were only a few blocks walk from the St. Charles Street Trolley line. An added plus was an enclosed walkway that joined the hotel to the Riverwalk shopping mall. This came in handy during the heavy afternoon rain showers.

Directions: Adjacent to the Riverwalk Shopping Mall and Convention Center

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On The Waterfront

by written on December 13, 2004

I have not stayed in this hotel - two of the tour group were dropped off here. The hotel appears to have a large curbside area because the bus drove a long way - past doormen etc - before they actually stopped to let people off. Even though the hotel is near the river, apparently the not all of the rooms overlook the river. It is not in the French Quarter

The best rate for the middle of December for a double (before taxes) is $109/night. But the AAA (who rates it as a 3 diamond large scale hotel) has doubles all year as being $229-439.

Harrah's Casino is across the street. Harrahs may put up guests at this hotel at present, but I believe they are now building their own hotel.

Note: parking is $22/night extra

Unique Quality: Classic rooms or standard rooms (from their website)
are oversized guestrooms in French provincial style featuring views of our numerous courtyards. The room includes a king or two double beds, work desk, phones with two lines, voice messaging, Wi-Fi, data port, speakerphone, color TV with cable, LodgeNet pay movies, Internet browsing and video games, iron and ironing board, coffee maker with first pot of regular and first pot of decaf each day on a complimentary basis, hair dryer, alarm clock/radio, automated wake-up call, and individually controlled digital A/C ad heat thermostat.

You can also have a treadmill in your own room if you desire.

Directions: From West/ Follow Interstate-10 to Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Off-ramp becomes Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at the hotel's front circle drive entrance

riverside views stunning

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 16, 2004

once again a too big hotel with too many crossbridges, different lobbys and the decor of the rooms is typical for it's class size and time. But the location close to the French Quarter and the main shopping arcades (actually connected to one) is ideal and from the riverside rooms you get a stunning view on the river, riverboats and visiting cruiseships outside your window. On really misty days you get all the fog-horns instead.
Beware Mardi Gras, when parades cut off hotel from outside transportation.

Great location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 25, 2003

Short stay in NOLA, compliments of Harrahs. The proximity of many attractions makes the Hilton are very convenient hotel.

Would recommend this hotel; clean, comfortable and convenient.

Unique Quality: The hotel has direct access to the Riverside shops for quick shopping and dining.

Directions: Take Canal St. to the river.

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Address: 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, United States

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