The hotel is in a perfect location, very convenient to walking to everything in the French Quarter. Currently, yes there is still major construction going on 1/2 block away on Bourbon St. However, we did not hear noise from that. We had a room with a "French Quarter" view instead of courtyard (the window was all cloudy and couldn't see out of it anyway). The staff was always very polite and helpful. The main area downstairs was small and had some seating areas (with flat screen tv) and the bar area. Plus there was the pool/courtyard area (too cold that time of year for our use). You're given two free drink tokens, which we took advantage of... two Grasshoppers "to go"! (I think grasshoppers are my boyfriends new favorite drink). This also seemed to be one of the few hotels that offered free breakfast. They had Community coffee, the usual bread, yogurt, fruit options, plus scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, potatoes and grits. The hotel and our room was nicely updated and modern. The room and bathroom are on the smaller side but that is to be expected in an older hotel. I did wish that the shower had a full door as it was just too small to try and make due with just a sheet of glass over 1/2 the stall. I also wish there was fan (privacy and airing out the humidity). The rooms don't come with refrigerators but we made a request to have one. The bed and linens were very comfortable. We've stayed at many hotels and I've never seen a feature that they had here, which we liked... Inside the room (next to the front door), you had two buttons to choose from to indicate if you wanted housekeeping or to not be disturbed. We liked this much more than hanging the signs off the doorknobs.
While staying here, I was debating about giving this place 3 stars. The reason was we had the trifecta of a 'bad room' when it came to noise levels. We were directly across from the elevator (the approx 3 ft width of the hallway), the stairwell was immediately to the right of the elevator and then the housekeeping supply closet was a few feet to the left. So we were awoken early every morning by other guests and housekeeping. Add to that, they were doing construction in a nearby room. On our 3rd and final day, we asked if we could move to another room as the construction continued and we were under the weather and had plans to spend another good portion of our day in our room. Luckily, they had a room opening up. We were a little concerned as it was in an annex behind the bar/breakfast area--- however, it was perfect! It was extremely quiet and actually slightly bigger room, plus it looked out onto the courtyard/foliage. We had peace while relaxing in the room that day and slept perfectly that night. We'd definitely consider staying here again during another visit, though we would just be sure to ask for a room away from the elevator next time.
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- Be inspired by an effortless amalgamation of classic and modern. Hotel le Marais is New Orleans’ newest upscale boutique hotel. It is where the trendsetters, influencers and fashionistas go to stay in the heart of it all. Set amid a historic and cultural backdrop, this French Quarter hotel is a modern and upscale sanctuary with four-star amenities and a high level of personal service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Ann Marie Antoinette Hotel
- Hotel St Ann Marie Antoinette