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“It don't get no better than Place D'Armes!!!!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Place d'Armes Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   625 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #34 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
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“It don't get no better than Place D'Armes!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

This was my 3rd trip to NOLA, but my 2nd time staying in the French Quarter. For anyone that knows anything about the quarter, this is your best bet as far as location, price, service, and quality.

The hotel is located on St Ann street about a half block down from Jackson Square. So you are literally in the middle of it all! It was a 15 - 20 minute cab ride from the airport, not bad at all. We arrived about 11a, so our room wasn't ready yet. However they stored our luggage for us and gave us some great suggestions for lunch. There was a little issue with my check in and my friends, but it was quickly resolved.

At about 4:00pm, our room was ready (the time it was supposed to be). My husband and I had a balcony room. BE AWARE: some of the balconys are private and some are shared and what you request is NOT garunteed. We requested a private balcony and we got a private one and the larger of the two that were on our floor! Our room (228) was up the stairs right behind the front desk and the bellman met us there with our bags. (What service!) Ask for this room, it has the larger balcony and its easy to get to after a long day or night!

When we opened the door, we were greeted by a little sitting room right there at the door. (How cute) The bathroom was sparkling, the bed had fresh covers and we just adored the exposed brick wall that sat behind the tv and desk area. We had two doors to the balcony (only one opened) and you were able to the lock them. The baclony faced St Ann street and came equipped with our own lantern and patio set. The only thing we didn't like was that it had a slight lean to it and there were no flowers or foliage. There, also, were a few cigeratte butts and bottle tops left behind, but I called to the front desk and someone came immdiately and took care of it. BE AWARE: They don't have allies in NOLA so the trash is put out on the street for pickup, so there's the smell and noise of the garbage trucks you have to deal with. Its not that bad, but I guess it depends on where you live. We' re from Chicago so we are used to noise and smells! :)

The shower was amazing and there was a heat lamp available for use. Nice tolietries, plenty of towels, and they kept extra supplies in the closet. The AC worked well, easily controllable, just had an outdated panel. The bed was huge, bigger than the queen we booked and it came with extra pillows and blanket. The cable could have been a little better....only 1 movie channel. The room was really spacious, bigger than we expected. They were a few burn marks on the table and 2 tears on the wall, but no hotel is perfect!

They had 3 courtyards...one with the pool, one with a fountain and a smaller one around the back. At night, there will lights in the trees in the courtyard with the fountain and golfish in the fountain (so cute). The breakfast is scarce, only croissants, danishes, coffee, juice, and tea. The could use some cereal, fruit, and one hot item. There's a garage, but we didnt use it.

My friend had a courtyard room. At first her's was around the back. It was ok, just a wall for a view so hardly no sunlight. She called and complained and they gave her a new room the next day. Her 2nd room was alot better. It opened up the fountain courtyard and was alot larger.

The service was great! Everytime we had an issue, they took care of it right away. They booked our Creole Queen cruise, tried to print our boarding passes (it was there fault why they couldn't print them, airline issue), gave us maps, suggestions for dining, call our cab, and even kept our luggage after we checked out because our flight wasn't until 7:00pm. NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE STAFF!

I read some of the other reviews and alot of people complained about the Interior room. CALL BEFORE YOU BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! They will tell you that room has no windows and being that its hot there it can get musty! Others complained about about the furniture and the look of the hotel. This is a old hotel with alot of history. Its a BOUTIQUE hotel, meaning the furniture might look a little vintage and old school. If you want up-to-date style, try the W, Hilton, or Harrah's....you're going to pay for it too! But if you want a quaint New Orleans hotel in the heart of it all with the whimsy of the Vieux Carre...Place D'Armes is the place for you!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quadcity's Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Garden paridise in the middle of the French Quarter. Stayed here 5 1/2 years ago and it has maintained its beauty and elegance also most of the wonderful and friendly staff was the same too, all so kind and helpful. The Place d'Armes has a garden area that is so tranquil and peaceful you almost don't want to leave. The sun peacefully flickers though the palms and magnolia trees on to the red brick and black iron in this private coart yard complete with the perfic size pool to cool off in after walking around the local sights. Great for couples and or a family. Felt so safe and had no worries what so ever, they even have a car garage for your car. New Orleans have been through so much, I travel alot and I have to say that the people of this city are the kindest and most understanding and they need our support so visit New Orleans and have a great time!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Central City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

This was my 8th trip to Nola and my 7th stay at the Place (my other was at another Valentino hotel, the St. Marie). We always stay at this hotel for the following points.

1-The staff is wonderful. This is a consistant fact, every time, every position.
2-The rooms are great. I have stayed in every type of room, this time in an interior room. You CANNOT beat the price for a nice, clean and well appointed room in the Quarter at a hotel that has parking. If you can, I am not aware of it.
3-The location rocks. We hang around Decatur and Royal streets and love being able to pop into the room to use the bathroom and drop off purchases.
4-The courtyard is beautiful. This is the courtyard you picture when you think of New Orleans.
5-Safety. We always go as a small group of women and appreciate the layout of the hotel and location so far as going in and out at night.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

This hotel is a real gem. While lacking some amenities (i.e. no microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV, or jetted tub) you don't miss them because your room, while elegant and charming, is more of a place to rest between walking to the wonderful shops, restaurants and historical attractions that New Orleans has in abundance. The hotel is tucked just far enough from Bourbon and Canal Streets to be pretty quiet, but it is smack in the French Quarter and as charming as can be. The hotel appears to be composed of 6 or 7 different buildings, each slightly different, but all with a harmonizing style. My favorite aspect of the hotel is the courtyard that offers a small pool and a patio where you are surrounded by greenery and cool shade.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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nyc
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

He loved the sense of history and New Orleans ambience -- balconies, courtyards, fountains -- he said it couldn't have felt more different from New Jersey! The room was huge and comfortable, the breakfast adequate but convenient, the pool a nice break in all the awful heat, and the location perfect for a pair of travelers without a car. For our weekday stay the price was great, too. As others have said, it seems to take the housekeeping staff a long time to get through the rooms -- one day ours wasn't made up til 5. We just went to the pool. A really nice choice for an older kid who can appreciate a holiday in a not-Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

Great hotel, can't say enough great things about it. Ask for room 215 if you are looking for 2 double beds. Overlooks the courtyard and has it's own balcony. The room was nice, nothing spectacular but was perfect for us. We were looking for a neat hotel and we found it. Go to Cafe du Monde for breakfast because the hotel only serves croissants, pastries, and coffee. Not bad but not the best. They do give out USA Today and the local paper for free. Never felt unsafe once and everything is so close. The front desk is willing to print your boarding passes for you if you ask. Go to Lafitte's on Bourbon if you drink. It is supposed to be the oldest bar in the US. Very cool and maybe the highlight of my trip. :) It is $25 to park there but we didn't think that was too bad considering the car was safe and we were right downtown!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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near Glasgow
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

It was our first visit to New Orleans and you can easily walk to all the places of interest. I couldnn't believe how centrally situated it was. We had a large room with a good sized bathroom.The decor was rather dark and heavy but maybe that was to be in keeping with the style of the buildoing. It was through a couple of courtyards and initially a bit difficult to find our way back to!!! Staff were friendly; breakfast was a bit basic but really matched the description of it in the otel blurb. I liked the complementary daily paper.The room was clean.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 625 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#31 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#31 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Place d'Armes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings. ... more   less 
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