We found this hotel to be generally of a good standard. The room was well appointed and the lobby was impressive.The location was excellent, all of the staff we dealt with were polite and attentive and lobby was impressive. The attached bar and restaurant looked pleasant enough although we didn't eat there. We had breakfast in our room which was decent by the standard of hotel breakfasts. It wasn't perfect though. $9.95 per 24 hours for in room Internet access is a baffling rip-off. Even more so when you consider that means $9.95 per device. At this price you'd expect super fast, reliable access, but it simply didn't work and we ended up having to traipse down to the lobby to connect there. The charge itself is unacceptable, especially when other hotels we stayed in on our trip, both large and small, provided complimentary Internet access. And at the rate the Astor charges it would seem petty of them to demand a fee for what has become a standard feature of modern hotels. If you're lucky, you might be able to leech off the Holiday Inn's WiFi, provided free of charge to its guests.
- 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