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W New Orleans - French Quarter
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   316 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130   |  
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Ranked #60 of 153 Hotels in New Orleans
Melbourne, Australia
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“One of the better old style W hotels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have not enjoyed positive experiences in some of the older style W Hotels, including the worst in New York and Istanbul, whereas the stays far more enjoyable at newer establishments such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Barcelona.

I therefore kept my expectations low for this hotel and was very pleasantly surprised over a three night stay.

The staff are almost without exception friendly and enthusiastic, the location the best of the large chains and the new restaurant superb (except at breakfast where the service seems very slow and the menu options limited and served over chic on ridiculous individual clumsy side plates).

As would be anticipated the rooms are not large, showers small the swimming pool tiny and the absence of any designated smoking area tempts breaching the smoke free complex rule.

Overall however the hotel will not disappoint and surely impress with its ideal location and exceptional evening dining experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello Rodney17 -

We appreciate your loyalty to W hotels and thank you for choosing W French Quarter on your recent trip to New Orleans. I'm glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that our staff made such a positive impression on you. I appreciate the feedback about our property and our restaurant, and hope to welcome you back the next time you're in New Orleans.

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Boutique style typical of W Hotels that I love. Stayed 4 nights in room on second floor with balcony opening up to the courtyard. It was quiet, decent sized room. My parents stayed in room next door. The ice maker was on the outside of their wall and it made noise day and night. Upon check in the staff was wonderful, gave us a map and oriented us to city. There is a driver available that will drive you anywhere within two miles, very nice service. We were able to walk to everything in French Quarter. We booked a mini bus tour of city through hotel. Bus picked us up right in front and we enjoyed the tour very much.
We ate dinner, breakfast and sat at the bar in Sobu, service was great, staff friendly and the food was very good. Oyster tacos were delicious, atmosphere was fun. With all the amazing Restraunts in the city, competition is stiff, wasn't our top choice but convenient and interesting dishes.
We had drinks in the courtyard at night and it was magical. The pool also looked inviting.
Before arriving I was emailed asking if they could be of any service setting up activities (this is typical of all W's and one of the reasons I stay in them). I asked for recommendations on local activities, some active and some not so much for parents. I also asked for appointment in spa. I received a reply there is no spa at hotel. I then requested a spa within walking distance for pedicure and massage. I never got another response. Also a few other service related issues that were not up to par of the other W hotels. For example no hot water our first morning that was promtly fixed. Before leaving I contacted the manager and let her know our frustrations. She apologized profusely and gave me equivalent of two night stay in Starwood points. I felt listened to and was happy. I would stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Beware of room on second floor, (handicapped accessible). Has ice maker on outside of wall and make...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello HLLO -

Thank you for taking the time to share great feedback about your recent stay with us. I'm glad that overall, it sounds like you had a really nice time in New Orleans and you enjoyed our hotel. I'm glad that you tried out SoBou and enjoyed cocktails in our courtyard. I'm sorry for the small mishaps that you experienced with the rooms, but it sounds like we were able to address the issues in a timely manner as to not affect your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to New Orleans. Let us know if there's anything that we can do for you in the meantime.

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James Wroblewski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from Bourbon Street.That turned out to be great, the area around Bourbon Street also has a lot to offer. This was our first visit to New Orleans and as ever we relied on the hotel concierge for help. The wonderful concierge here was an absolute gem. Nothing seemed too much trouble and her advice was invaluable. in fact the whole team at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are quirky and great fun and the hotel restaurant is good. This is the place to stay in NOLA.

Room Tip: Its worth asking for a room at the back of the hotel, they will be a little quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello goldwingbaz -

Thank you for choosing W French Quarter and for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Staci, our W Insider, is a great asset to our team and knows all the hot spots in the city. I'm glad to hear that she was so helpful and that you enjoyed her recommendations as well as our property. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip to New Orleans so we can show you another great experience!

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Really great boutique feel hotel right in the middle of the French Quarter. Good sized rooms and really cool outside courtyard. The staff were great too. Stayed 4 nights and would definitely come back. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello nikkimax -

I appreciate hearing the great feedback about your recent stay with us. We love hearing when our guests have such nice things to say about our property and our talent. Thank you for recommending our property to your friends for their New Orleans excursions. We look forward to your return!

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My best friend and I had the most fabulous time staying at the W French Quarter NOLA in mid January 2013. Our ambassador, Lan tha Man was terrific! He was always pointing us in the direction of sweet spots to grab a bite or just chill and have a drink. If you run into to Lan the Man I'm sure you'll have just as great as time as we did!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello R0Zilla -

Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent experience with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our property and that our talent made such a great impression on you. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip to New Orleans!

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The staff here was great at check-in and helped us get our bearings in the French Quarter. We stayed in one of the "carriage house" rooms at the back of the courtyard. I highly recommend any of these four rooms...spacious, historic feel, two balconies with french doors, high ceilings - it was great. You may hear your neighbors a bit in one of these rooms if you are sensitive to sound. Overall, great stay.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hello Edward H -

Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent stay with us! I have to agree that our carriage house suites are some of the best on the property and offer a more exclusive escape. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The atmosphere in this hotel is unique. Even it is in the middle of French quarter it is very Quite.
Very spacious room, Just 3 minutes walk to Bourbon street which can be a bit crazy, especialy on a friday night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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wneworleans, General Manager at W New Orleans - French Quarter, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hello perp1 -

Thank you for writing such a great review of W French Quarter! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we can't wait to see you on your next trip to New Orleans!

Warm regards,
James Wroblewski
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Address: 316 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#32 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#72 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W New Orleans - French Quarter 4*
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W New Orleans French Quarter is adjacent to historic Jackson Square and boutique shops, and is a short walk from galleries, the Riverwalk and Harrah's casino. ... more   less 
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