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Hotel Le Marais
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   717 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Spring Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

When we arrived at the hotel there was a mix up with our room rate, but the manager helped to secure our original rate. After this, he went out of his way to ensure our stay was perfect. The hotel is very clean, well maintained, and the balcony room was awesome. We liked that the hotel was not on Bourbon Street, but you could see still see enough of the action from the balcony. When you are trying to sleep a Bourbon balcony is not all it is cracked up to be :). They also provide a little breakfast in the a.m.
We also enjoyed the calm, retro bar downstairs each night before we headed out. The bartenders were very helpful and friendly. We have suggested this hotel to all of our friends and family who travel to NOLA frequently. We will stay here from now on! Thanks for making this the best break ever. Now...back to reality :(

Room Tip: Get a street or courtyard balcony room! The pool view is nice too. We did not use room service, so I...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. At Hotel Le Marais we concentrate in providing the highest quality of service at all times and to know that we have accomplished this one more time makes us very happy. Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans! We can't wait to serve you again in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This hotel is right off of Bourbon St. but the moment you walk in, you feel like you're in a different world. The lobby is beautiful and the view of the courtyard and saltwater pool is breathtaking. Our room was right on the street but it was incredibly quiet. We were located right outside the elevator and that got a bit noisy at times but not too bad. The bathroom is nice and modern, but too small for the belongings of 2 people. And having no shower door is messy and strange. The see-through bathroom door was fine for my husband and I, but would be a bit strange for other folks who arent so familiar with each other. All in all a wonderful hotel at an extremely reasonable rate. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Request away from elevator. Our view of the street was fun, we could keep tabs on the activities, b...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. It is such a great pleasure to hear that you had a delighted stay. We are glad to hear that you liked our hotel, courtyard, and pool. Thank you for choosing Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans and we hope to see you again!
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Being our first trip to New Orleans, we wanted to get a feel for the French Quarter, so this hotel had an excellent location, just a half block from Bourbon Street and all of the other attractions in the "Quarter". It has the boutique feel and is recently updated. It's a comfortable size to relax around the lobby or pool and bar and avoid the big hotel style. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was nicely decorated and reasonable size. We asked for and got a mini fridge at no extra cost. The breakfast is excellent and more than adequate to tie you over to mid afternoon. All in all a very good choice for couples.

Room Tip: You might want to ask for a room on the street side rather than the back, which tends to overlook al...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your kind words on our breakfast, bar, pool, staff, and rooms. We definitely can't wait to serve you again.

Best Wishes,
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Hotel Le Marais during our vacation to New Orleans. The room was modern and clean. The free breakfast every morning was a substantial way to start the day (more than just cereal and yogurt - although they had that too). You also get a free cocktail at their bar Vive! as a welcome, delicious! The hotel is located in the heart of the french quarter within walking distance of everything. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for choosing Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. It is such a great pleasure to hear that you had a delighted stay. Thank you for your kind words on our rooms, bar, and breakfast. Nothing make us happier than to hear that you loved your stay and that you will definitely recommend our hotel. Once again thank you for choosing us and see you soon.
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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

My girlfriends and I stayed at Hotel Le Marais for a girls trip and we were very pleased. The hotel is located a block from Bourbon Street, which allowed us to walk to everywhere we wanted to go. The hotel staff was pleasant and welcoming. When our check in was delayed, they provided us with extra drink coupons for the hotel bar Vive, which according to my girlfriend has the best margaritas in New Orleans! Rooms were not huge but, big enough. The only suggestion I could make would be to put a mini fridge in the rooms. Also, do not use the transportation service that they suggest in their booking confirmation email. They overcharged and will have you waiting at the airport for a hour!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for writing a review for Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. Thank you for your kind words on our staff and bar. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at our hotel and we can't wait to serve you again. Also, we have contacted the manager of the transportation services and they would like to assist you with overcharging you and have you wait too long. Here is what the transportation manager said:
"My phone number is 504-251-1716 and please let them know the owner would like the opportunity to address her if she likes" Once again thank you for choosing Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans and we hope to see you again!
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Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Pillows were waaay too firm. We asked for softer ones and were told that all the pillows were the same. That's pretty lame considering even crap-hole hotels have some variation in pillow choices. The hard plump pillows made sleep extremely restless for my wife and I. We slept like crap and were exhausted and I developed pretty bad back pain. Other than this very fixable issue, hotel was great.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for staying at Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. We will definitely get some variety of pillows. Thank you again for choosing Hotel Le Marais and hope to see you again in the near future.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We stayed here to celebrate our fifth anniversary and to enjoy the French Quarter. This hotel is 1/2 block to Bourbon St., just off the beaten track to be quiet. It is close to everything within walking distance. Safe and clean. It is a little gem! Ask for a "courtyard" facing room, King bed. Very comfy bed and pillows! Best "Hurricane" drink found right at their bar. My only issue was a bump with our first night reservation being erased..we were accommodated well for that inconvenience. And the contemporary walk -in shower, with no closing door, sprayed water out onto the bathroom floor. Besides this the location and friendly staff make this a super place to stay right in the French Quarter. I'll be back!

Room Tip: To have a quiet stay, do not get a Conti St. room location. Ask in advance for a "courtyard&quo...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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druglas, General Manager at Hotel Le Marais, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for staying at Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans. It was a great pleasure to have you stay at our hotel. At Hotel Le Marais we pride in providing the highest quality of service at all times and to hear that we have done it one more time, make us very happy. Thank you for choosing us and see you again in the future.
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Address: 717 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#2 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Marais 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be inspired by an effortless amalgamation of classic and modern. Hotel le Marais is New Orleans’ newest upscale boutique hotel. It is where the trendsetters, influencers and fashionistas go to stay in the heart of it all. Set amid a historic and cultural backdrop, this French Quarter hotel is a modern and upscale sanctuary with four-star amenities and a high level of personal service. ... more   less 
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