Stayed here on a recent business trip and found the hotel and location to be fantastic. The room was a bit small but charming. The bed was comfortable with soft, crisp linens. The building feels old but in a good way. All too often we stay in chain hotels that lack charm and character. This place has both. The location cannot be beat, right in the heart of the French Quarter. Bourbon street is around the corner, close enough if you want it but not in your face if you don't. A small, quaint coffee/lunch spot is a few doors down, Cafe Beignet. The guy at the counter promised that their beignets were much better than Cafe Du Monde's. After happily sampling both, I have to agree. The cafe au lait was excellent as well.
At the center of the hotel is The Carousel Bar, a seemingly authentic revolving merry go round. It is a great place to meet for a drink. We had appetizers in the bar one afternoon which were surprisingly good. Also, as it was a corporate event dinner was on property. I was surprised at how good the food was. I was expecting the usual rubber chicken fare but it turned out to be very tasty. Breakfast was also quite good.
There is a roof top pool which unfortunately I did not get a chance to use. The lounges looked like a nice place to unwind after a day of sight seeing.
I came for business but would definitely return for pleasure given the chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteleone Hotel New Orleans
- Monteleone New Orleans