The Roosevelt is a fine hotel in the tradition of the other Waldorf-Astoria properties. It is located off Canal St near the French Quarter, within a 5-10 min walk of the Riverfront and other distinations. The lobby is a remarkable and welcoming admixture of architectural style . The lobby bar (Sazarac) and Restaurant (Dominica's) are inviting and fit "just right" into the decor. There are two room towers--the original dating backto the 1890 and a second tower built (I think) in the 30s. I stayed in the older tower, and my room was spacious, comfortable and well-appointed by any standard.
The hotel took a major hit from Katrina and was out of commission for almost 4 years. Whoever came up with the $ to repair the place spent it well. If you have the chance to stay here while in New Orleans, don't pass it us. And have a Sazarac in the lobby bar--it's the only place in town that knows how to make it right.
One downside note: Canal Street at night is a very sketchy place even today. DO NOT go out for a walk after 10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel, provides guests with a sense of history and place. Offering 504 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, The Roosevelt is adjacent to the French Quarter and is convenient to all New Orleans attractions. The hotel features Waldorf Astoria Spa and Fitness Center, Fountain Lounge and Sazerac Bar, and Chef John Besh's Domenica. Spacious guestrooms offer luxurious linens, flat-screen TVs, refreshment centers, bathrobes, safes, and 24 hour in-room dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waldorf Astoria New Orleans