Best bar in town
Stayed 8 nights at hotel Le Cirque and felt at home at once. Perfect location if you - like me - don't care too much for the Bourbon street mayhem.Excellent restaurant and a superb bar - the dry martinis are out of this world. Hats off to the friendly bartenders mastering their trade.
beautiful design ,great hotel
The Hotel Le cirque is a beautifully designed hotel with a very modern sleek trendy decor , fully equipped and has a great restaurant .I would certainly recommend it .
Not for me
Unfortunately, I cannot agree with the mopre favorable reviews given
and am curious why they were good. Anyway, the hotel was very small. It
did not even have a stand with brochures in it. Although, I have stayed
in smaller, our room was like a shoebox. IGNORE the PIC on their web
site. In my opinion, it is deceiving. However, the modern furnishings
are a somewhat accurate portrayal, but not as nice and fresh looking as
Apparently, I should not have had the assumption that it would have a bathtub because it did not. Further, in my days there, the showers were some of the worst I have ever had! The water pressure was so weak, I felt as if I was getting drooled on by the shower. Prior to heading back home today, I actually thought about not taking a shower because of that. It kind of felt gross. Additionally, the water made my skin feel tight. So, the shower would be my biggest complaint.
Next, housekeeping made the bed, but did not change the sheets. Grant
it, we were not out of the room as early as they did their rounds, but
it still would have been nice to get a clean set.
Last, aside from the lady at the front desk upon arrival, I did not
find any other staff (I encountered about 5 during my stay) to be
particularly helpful or friendly. Oh and concierge???? Where? Who?
Never met him or her.
In sum, we got an outstanding rate through travel worm (online) and I
am thankful for that. If it were not for the shower, I would grade it a
C. I would never go back to this hotel and feel it is worth it to spend
a few extra bucks on a nicer place. The thing is, one often does not
know what the nicer places are unless he/she relies on something other
than a picture.
Worst Deal for your Money
I recently graduated from Tulane and my parents and I booked this hotel through an online service. While the rate was reasonable, I sincerely believe you should take your hard earned dollars elsewhere. The hotel failed me in several instances: 1) mold growing in the shower 2) broken toilet paper dispenser 3) no towel rack-it had been ripped out of the wall 4) peeling paint and scratch marks on the walls in the hall passage ways 5) apparently the worst maid service in the city: they did not clear drink glasses from the lobby for a full 24 hours ( I passed them several times coming and going) 6) no room service- we left at 9 am and came back at 5pm, The maid then called to say we should leave so they could come clean! Upon refusal, she assured me they would come in about one hour. This of course never happened, so we had to contend with no clean towels and unmade beds.
7) Waiting 45 and 30 minutes for the 'valet' car service to deliver our car I will NEVER stay with this hotel again and plan on telling everyone I know. I have no idea where all the other rosy recommendations come from, but IMHO this place is the pits.
We had a wonderful time!
I had read some of the comments posted here before going and was kind of dreading what I might find. I must say that I was very impressed with the service at the hotel. Everyone we encountered was extremely courteous and friendly.
The hotel decor is very tasteful and trendy, and while the wallpaper may need a tiny bit of work here and there, as has been mentioned before, its really not a big deal. Nor is the hotel filthy or a wreck as some of the reviewers have stated. Its not in a great neighborhood, but hey, most of New Orleans isn't a great neighborhood and the bums are everywhere.
The hotel is small and so are the rooms, but everything is comfortable.
I found that the photos posted on their site are pretty accurate.
We had the front desk call a cab for us on our way out to dinner and were offered the hotel car and driver for our return. After a brief chat with the people at the front desk about our anniversary / birthday celebration we left for dinner. When we came back to our room we found a bottle of chilled champagne and a bag of goodies for us to eat. It was such a wonderful surprise we went back down to thank them.
We would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends. We had a great time.
I don't know where everyone else has been staying, but it couldn't have been at Le Cirque. Talk about grim. I took a chance and, encouraged by the positive reviews posted on Trip Advisor, spent one night there last weekend. BIG mistake. I think it's interesting that no one has mentioned the hotel's audacity in charging an additional $8 in non-negotiable bogus charges at check-in. (This is not common procedure at reputable hotels, people!) Not only are you charged for the phone in your room (even if you have no intention of using it), but also rental of the room safe (ditto) and an "occupancy tax". The most offensive aspect about this underhanded tactic is that the management knows most travellers are exhausted upon arrival and will pony up the extra money as opposed to walking out. Additionally, the hotel is only two years old but already needs renovating. Or, at the very least, a serious steam-cleaning. The carpeting is worn, the walls are dingy, and the room I ended up with literally reeked of mildew. It was beyond disgusting. There are very few amenities. (Pen and notepad? Forget it.) The sheets, blankets, and towels are of poor quality. I got the strong impression the hotel is tanking, and consequently the management has cut major corners to save money. It's unfortunate, really, because Le Cirque has the potential to be a very hip boutique hotel. Avoid this place like the plague.
Hotel & Restaurant Questions
Has anyone stayed at Hotel Le Cirque? If so, what are you impressions?
What's a good place to hear Cajun music and see some two-stepping? Are either Mulate's or Michaul's worth it, or is there somewhere more authentic?
Re: Hotel & Restaurant Questions
I have some friends that just got back and stayed at Hotel Le Cirque. According to them it is a pretty cool and modern hotel. Great ammenities and restaurant/bar. Like me they enjoy the history of the quarter, but they still said it was a very nice place. As far as the restaurants I'm not sure, but as you know anything in NOLA is worth a try. I may give at least one of them a shot in two weeks when I'm there. If I do I'll let you know.
Re: Hotel & Restaurant Questions
Check out my tip on the Rock 'n Bown for a great NO dance spot with Cajun and Zydeco on different nights. It's a BLAST!
Re: Re: Hotel & Restaurant Questions
I've already been to the Rock N Bowl a few times, and certainly intend to go again!!