We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Dauphine Orleans. Location is outstanding (block from Bourbon, two blocks from Royal and a few blocks from Canal). We felt safe walking during the day and at night. Friends had a wedding there on Sunday night and we had a chance to take full advantage of all hotel amenities. The rooms adjacent to the courtyard have so much character with old exposed brick, rustic wood beams, some had a fireplace etc. We stayed up on the 4th floor in a beautiful king size room. Decent space and the room was clean, bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean and modern. Each room had a refrigerator. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful but the service staff were so nice and friendly and went out of their way to say hi, ask how you were doing, etc. Breakfast was complimentary but we forgot it was included and never experienced it but heard it includes waffles, fresh fruit, yogurts, juices, breads, etc. We went to the bar in the hotel a few times and really enjoyed the service and recommendations from staff. Only downside to the main hotel was the musty scent and humidifiers would go a long way. The ducts are in need of a serious cleaning as well and you can see the build up of dust in them. The front desk area always smells like a perfume bottle exploded which should also be addressed. We would absolutely stay there again. Miss it already.