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Royal St Charles Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Clarion Collection Royal St Charles Hotel)   |  
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great location and great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed here for a last minute extra night and it was great. The location was perfect, rooms were a little small but not an issue for one night, and very clean and nice! The staff was great!
I have stayed in a lot of hotels in the quarter and I will definitely return to this one!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas NV
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as part of a Southwest Airlines package deal. The room was nice and the bed and pillows were good. However, we were in room 202, right above the corner of Royal and Charles Streets. The sound of the traffic at all hours, along with the clanging of the cable car until just after midnight, made for a sleepless night. The staff was friendly, especially Diana the concierge.

Room Tip: Get a room on the uppermost floor if possible because of the street noise. Avoid rooms on the 2nd fl...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fun4oli
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The room I was in on the 10th floor was quite small (one of those with a bed and not much space around it) but well appointed, had a coffee maker and nice bathroom amenities. There is no breakfast restaurant but they have a chain coffee place at the lobby (with rather expensive muffins). You can walk in 2 minutes to the entrance to Bourbon Street (or other streets to the French Quarter). I paid something like $95 including tax per night at Kayak, which I think is a really good deal for the location (and I think normally it costs more). Valet parking was something like $35, but you can also self-park for $16 at a garage 2 blocks away (the hotel recommended that one), where you go in and have to leave by 4 pm the next day (respectively re-park, I guess). Not sure about in/out privileges. Or you do what I did if you want to drive around anyhow (Garden District, Mardi Gras World, etc), which is to street park for free after 6 pm (I always found a place around the corner from the hotel), go down before 8 am, pay a few dollars to park until 10 am, and then leave and start your discovery day.

Room Tip: I guess a higher floor is better so you see at least a bit of the city and escape the street noise
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Apparently you have to be very specific if you don't want a crappy interior storage closet "room"

This is the second stay (and last). First time, had a nice room, decent size, big window with a good view. Second visit, room was so small and dark, we IMMEDIATELY called the front desk and informed them this would not be acceptable and not at all what we paid for. We did get changed to an outside room with a window at least, lovely view of the parking garage roof across the street.

Very noisy room though. Smoke alarm went off at 10am while trying to shower and check-out, it can not be shut off by the guest apparently. It did help motivate our egress to proceed much faster though with it's deafening volume.

We'll be finding somewhere else to stay on future trips.

Room Tip: BE 10,000% SURE TO ASK FOR A ROOM ON THE OUTSIDE!!! Interior rooms are little more than converted s...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great hotel the st. Charles line is literally at the hotel's front door. Walk 2 blocks into the French quarter.
Hotel was recently renovated so it is clean and everything is brand new. Staff could not have been nicer.
Highly recommend this hotel. Great price great location.

Room Tip: Ask for upgrade if they can do it they will.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Riddle: When is a hotel room with no window and no closet an appealing choice? Answer: When a room with a window is so noisy nobody can sleep! Don't let the "groovy" lobby fool you, this is not a place you want to stay. The staff was rude and indifferent (I had to interrupt his personal phone call to get some attention from the desk clerk). We were given a room with no window and no closet. We were traveling with two other couples who were both exhausted after trying to sleep at this hotel. Their rooms had a window but were so noisy sleep was impossible. We had been traveling a long time, we had a lot of luggage. Our room had no closet and no place to put luggage other than the floor.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else !
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Anna, TX
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had requested a room with a balcony about three months prior to our booking, but got a tiny room with no window. It took a bit of talking with the desk before we were upgraded to a suite. The recent renovation gave the hotel a real kick upward. While you're there ask about the Hobnobber which is just around the corner. It's a hole in the wall with great, great food, friendly service and cheap prices.

Book the St. Charles but demand a balcony when you book it and have your call documentation ready just in case. You will leave with a smile on your face after your stay.

Room Tip: Once again - Do whatever it takes for a balcony when you make your reservations.
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  • Stayed April 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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Address: 135 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Clarion Collection Royal St Charles Hotel)
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal St Charles Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal St. Charles Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of New Orleans - just 1 block from the world famous French Quarter, 1 block from historic Canal Street, 2 blocks from Harrah's Casino, 6 blocks from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and 8 blocks from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The famous St. Charles Streetcar stops at our front door and leisurely transports visitors to the Garden District and Uptown areas.The hotel completed a total renovation in October 2012. Each of the hotel's 143 guestrooms are newly renovated and feature a sleek design with modern amenities - plush Serta beds, 42” high definition TV’s, wi-fi internet, in-room digital safes, in-room coffee makers with New Orleans Roast Coffee, eco-friendly Terra Pure bath products and much more.Additional features of the hotel include a 100% smoke free environment, state-of-the-art fitness center, 2,610 sq. ft. of newly designed event space, on-site concierge services, valet parking and PJ’s Coffee & Café.The Royal St. Charles Hotel is a favorite among business and leisure travelers and ready to assist each guest with friendly and attentive New Orleans hospitality.We invite you to enjoy a relaxing stay with us on your next visit to New Orleans! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal St Charles New Orleans
Hotel Royal St Charles
Clarion New Orleans

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