I'd never been to New Orleans before, and I wanted a boutique hotel that really captured the charm of the town. The Dauphine Orleans hotel did this beautifully. It's located right in the French Quarter and has a really quaint breakfast room (the bar for a former bordello). I particularly liked the wooden shutters on the window, instead of the standard hotel-issue drapes. The view from my room included the iron lace and hanging ferns on the balconies across the street. The rooms are clean and modern (white duvet covers on the bed, flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet). The in-room safe is large enough to accommodate an iPad (but not a laptop) and worked well. The hotel staff were wonderful - very welcoming, friendly, and happy to assist guests. It was a lovely place to stay.
The one thing I'll note is that I stayed in a room near the elevators, and the elevators chimed quite clearly and loudly every single time they opened. I brought some earplugs with me, so this wasn't a problem, but I think almost anyone would need earplugs to sleep in the room. As long as you have them, though, the room is fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter one block from the bustle of Bourbon Street. A multi-million dollar renovation in June 2008 has created a new era of elegance in this 18th-century landmark, featuring several private courtyards and balconies. The Dauphine Orleans offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, Tempur-Pedic bedding, fitness & exercise room, deluxe continental breakfast and a saltwater pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dauphine Orleans New
- Hotel Dauphine Orleans