Hotel de la Monaie is part of the old Federal mint located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans. It's a small hotel, but the suites (yes, suites, not rooms) are impressive and the rates are right in line with the rest of the French Quarter (better actually when you consider that you are getting a suite for the same money other places charge for a room). The hotel was not damaged in any way during Hurricane Katrina and has been re-opened for business since late November 2005.
The location is ideal. You may participate in as much or as little of the French Quarter as you want. And, at the end of the evening, it's a quiet retreat where the over-zealous party go-er can get plenty of sleep.
The staff is outstanding. During Katrina, the concierge (Susan Doucette)oversaw the safety of the staff (most of whom lost their homes in the 9th Ward and evacuated to the Hotel)and the safety of the few foolish out-of-towners who decided to "ride out the storm" without realizing that they were putting others in harms way -- not just themselves.
- Also Known As:
- De La Monnaie Hotel
- De La Monnaie New Orleans