Everything was amazing here, I stayed in another hotel as well and saw many. This hotel is gorgeous and a great price even during the high seasons. On Royal street, where there are wonderful cafes, restaurants and boutiques. We spent days just walking around Royal.
One ave from Bourbon but very safe.
"steps away from the Mississippi River, Harrah's Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Superdome and numerous award-winning restaurants. Step over to Bourbon Street where there's always something happening, or wander down Royal Street where balconies overhang charming antique shops housed in buildings dating back to the 1700s. See the French Quarter from a buggy, the Garden District from a streetcar, or wander the galleries, antique marts and jazz clubs on foot. All the sights and sounds that make New Orleans unforgettable are at our doorstep." from website
Unique Quality: This hotel was built in 1886, has a rooftop pool, fitness room, high speed internet, good concierge service, restuarants and cocktail lounges. "In March 2003, the International Society of Paranormal Research spent several days investigating Hotel Monteleone. While at the hotel, the team made contact with more than a dozen earthbound entities. Among them were several former employees, a man named William Wildemere who died inside the hotel of natural causes, and a boy who was much older when he died but enjoys returning to Hotel Monteleone as a 10-year-old to play hide-and-seek with another young spirit." (not sure how I feel about this, but interesting!)
Directions: French Quarter you may take a taxi directly to the hotel. Rates from the airport are $28.00 for 1-2 people traveling together or $12.00 per person for 3 or more people
The room was nice and large, although some of my friends said their rooms weren't. I may have had a "deluxe" room, where theirs were standard?
Heavy curtains blocked out the sun really well, which is important when you have been drinking until 5 AM.
A couple streets off Burbon, so not noisy at all, yet close enough to stumble home.
Bathroom included marble floor and sink area.
Bed was extra comfy.
Unique Quality: Carosel Bar - The bar in hotel lobby is circular and rotates!
Eva, the concierge is all about business. She tells it like it is and will stand for no lallygagging. LOVE HER!
Directions: French Quarter
This is not the newest hotel in the city but it's definitely the nicest! It's perfectly located in the French Quarter just one block off of Bourbon Street. Close enough to the "action" but not in the middle of it. The rooms are very comfortable and the service is perfect. My husband and I always stay here for our anniversary and it's always top-notch. Very historical and very romantic.
Unique Quality: Don't miss the Carousel Bar. The bar and barstools rotate! They also serve one of the best vodka martini's in town.
The hotel has a long history of being haunted. Several spirits roam the halls of the Monteleone, particularly the lobby and the 14th floor. On the 14th floor you may see a young boy playing in the halls in what looks to be a 19th century period costume. Look again, because that is really the ghost of Maurice Begere who died of a high fever in the hotel during a visit with his parents. In the lobby the doors to "Le Cafe" are locked each day at 2:00 pm because only breakfast and lunch are served there. However, quite often the locked doors will open and close by themselves in the late evening. Also reported are a former hotel engineer named Rhett and a hotel guest who died in the hotel named William Wildemere. See, people just keep coming back to the Monteleone!
Directions: Royal Street just a block of Canal Street in the French Quarter
Unique Quality: The Monteleone is a very nice locally owned hotel with about 15 stories and a pool on the roof. It is in the heart of the French Quarter, one block from Bourbon Street. We stayed here in August, the least busy time of the year for New Orleans, and our room was only $89. During the busiest time of the year, like Mardi Gras, I imagine the same room would cost triple what we paid. The lobby is very elegantly decorated, and there is an expensive restaurant inside the hotel that we only had breakfast at once. Our stay here was great, and the location can't be better.
What a beautiful building. I didn't stay here, but it sure looked lavish. You can walk in even if you're not staying here and view the beauiful antique furnishings in the public areas.
Unique Quality: You can't beat the location. Check out the website for information.
Directions: Great location in French Quarter
Comparable to other hotels in the French Quarter, although when we stayed there in late December (after Christmas), it was $65/night!
Unique Quality: It's in the heart of the French Quarter; great location, nice view. The rooms are a bit smaller than the newer hotels, but still nicely furnished. Our room had a shower, no bathtub.
Courtesy of Hotel Monteleone's website
The carrousel bar at the Hotel Monteleone on Royal
I know its been asked a million times before, but, please offer some advice on a good, clean, safe hotel near or in the French Quarter (perhaps with a free breakfast) that won't cost my kids college eduction, budget: around 100 or less if possible?
Thanks very much in advance.
If you're planning a Monday-Thursday visit, I see that my favorite B&B is offering a special couples getaway: 3 nights for $349, including an expanded Continental breakfast and a welcome gift.
You can find a review and a link to the website on my New Orleans page: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/38cf6/c19b6/3/
They're booked up, I inquired...but thanks!
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Anyone recommend one over another?
I stayed at the Royal Sonesta once, and it was quite nice. If your room overlooks Bourbon Street can be noisy, but I was so tired that it didn't bother me.
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Address: 214 Rue Royale, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-2201, United States