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“A nice stay, perfect location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Frenchmen Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   417 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 155 Hotels in New Orleans
Niceville, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A nice stay, perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I can't decide if this place is boutique chic, ghetto, or something in-between. Whatever it is, the staff was great, the room was unique, the building a lovingly cared-for historic structure, and the location on Frenchmen Street perfect for accessing the Frenchmen Art Market, the French Market, the Mississippi Riverfront, and the rest of the French Quarter.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment. We do appreciate it. By the way, we would prefer chic if you don't mind. It is rather difficult to define us. We really rather like our uniqueness and we are happy you do also.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I booked a room here based on value and good reviews and was not disappointed. Each room is decorated slightly different, which just adds to the charm. Small, intimate, and very interesting.

Very much modern accommodations with Creole hospitality. Rooms are small, but the beds are VERY comfortable. Not the place for families with small children or large groups, but perfect for couples visiting the French Quarter.

Awesome staff, they remember who you are and why you are there. Ours even greeted us by name every time we came back.

New Orleans is my favorite vacation spot, and we will absolutely be staying at The Frenchmen again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
And we very much look forward to have you back. Your gracious words are most appreciated. We do try to keep the place eclectic and charming and are guest are why we are in the business. Looking forward to having you back.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We decided to make a trip to New Orleans for a couple days to take the kids to the zoo and do some touring around. I wanted a place close to the French Quarters so we could just walk from place to place and this hotel definitely fit the bill. We enjoyed the seclusion and privacy it provided even though it was in a high traffic area. The court yard with the pool was very scenic and the kids enjoyed swimming. The patio up top was nice if you wanted to get out and relax in the sun or enjoy the morning air while you drink a cup of coffee. We had one of the loft rooms which was pretty neat and the kids enjoyed the downstairs room. This hotel is definitely an old style type and that's what we were looking for. We wanted something else besides your chain style hotels and we found it with the Frenchmen. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
What a great recommendation. We are so happy you took to the time and appreciate your observations. We do have a rather unique location and there is nothing quite like being able to see our efforts to provide the experience you've described reflected through the words of another.

Thank you
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I stayed here based on reviews I read. I couldn't have picked a better hotel! The pool was small but very lush and tropical. The room (208) was nice in size. The only drawback was the tub/shower. I think it was made for hobbits. I'm not a tall person and I had to duck under the shower head. But the room itself was very clean and charming. This is NOT a 5 star hotel so, there was only a small CRT TV but who goes to NOLA to watch TV? The staff was very attentive and friendly. I would definitely stay at this hotel again. Some other reviews complained about the "noise" from the nearby clubs and bars ...It's called The Frenchmen Hotel because it's ON Frenchmen St. where all the live music clubs are! If you don't like music stay somewhere else! I loved being able to cross the street and stumble into one of the dozen or so clubs on Frenchmen.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We do appreciate it. We rather like our position on the Frenchmen landscape. We are too slowly moving out all of the CRTes and moving in flat screens. We so look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our experience at The Frenchman Hotel was great! I loved the aesthetics of the hotel, just my taste! Also the customer service was great, always very helpful, clean, and had coffee and continental breakfast in the mornings.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
I cannot say it enough. This is what the staff lives for. It is such a justification of all the effort we put into trying to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Please don't stay here if you are looking for a five star hotel; you will be disappointed. But this place has a lot of character and charm, and the location is fantastic. Right on the edge of the French Quarter on Frenchmen Street, so close to the French Market. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the outdoor pool and roof patio were nice touches. I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming into New Orleans!
(Felt very safe for those concerned with the location. Walked around at night, and of course there are a LOT of interesting characters, but because it's a lively street with a few bars, it felt safe.)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
We cannot thank you enough for describing us so thoroughly, and just as we would like to be known. We know that our converted 19th century buildings aren't going to be able to provide 5 star service but we strive to provide clean rooms and personal service, and as you intimated the Marigny and French Quarter can provide those other amenities. Again, thank you.
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I stayed at the Frenchmen Hotel this past weekend 5-31-6-1. It was a fantastic stay. This quaint, beautiful hotel is off the beaten path of Bourbon Street, but absolutely within walking distance of Bourbon. The courtyard and pool are fantastic, the beds are comfortable. On Bourbon street, it is very difficult to sleep. On Bourbon Street, once the crowds and music finally stop, then the trash trucks and delivery trucks start up creating a sleepless night; however, at the Frenchmen Hotel, the music goes on for a little while past my bed time, but it does become very quiet. Call the Frenchmen Hotel FIRST to see if there are any vacancies for your vacation before you book anywhere else. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChucLav, Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Such a glowing review you almost make us want to blush. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you've let others know. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Address: 417 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Bywater , Marigny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#46 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#48 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Frenchmen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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