As a frequent visitor to NOLA, this is one of several places we've stayed. However, this is the one the gets most of our repeat business. As others have mentioned, the location is ideal for the typical holiday traveler who wants to walk around the French Quarter. This is a full service hotel with a nice bar, adjacent restaurant, business and exercise amenities, etc. Rooms are what you would expect in a very good hotel. Beds are comfortable and the rooms modern and clean.
A nice touch: the staff provides ear plugs. See, you have to be realistic if you visit stay in the French Quarter. Regardless of where you stay, you run the risk of having immature/drunk/loud guests in the next room. Not the hotel's fault; just the way it is. The hotel does try hard to keep guests happy and problems at a minimum.
Remember, free parking is unheard of at hotels in this area. There are a few B&Bs that offer that, if that's essential for you. This hotel uses an off-site surface lot, serviced by a contracted valet service. We've never had a problem with it, and the prices are in line with what one would expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience 'Southern Hospitality' at 'The Place to Meet' in New Orleans! The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel-New Orleans is located at the gateway to the world-famous French Quarter at the corner of historic Bourbon and Canal streets. Our location is unsurpassed in 'The Big Easy' and is within walking distance to all the downtown attractions and world-renowned restaurants! Enjoy the perfect blend of old world charm infused with modern luxury and convenience! This non-smoking 693 room, 4-diamond New Orleans hotel will welcome you with our warm and friendly staff, 24-hour in-room dining service, concierge and business services, valet parking, bell services, out-door pool, and fitness center. The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel-New Orleans is honored to host Dickie Brennan's newest restaurant, the Bourbon House, offering seafood entrees and classic New Orleans Creole Cuisine. As the locals say Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler - Let the Good Times Roll at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astor Crowne Plaza
- Crowne Plaza New Orleans