Being the first time to visit New Orleans we did not know what to expect. We were more than pleased with the Crowne Plaza. It is located in the heart fo the French Quarter at the corner of Canal and Bourbon Streets.
The Valet service (especially Jonathan) and Bell Hop service (thank you Eric) were efficient, friendly and very welcoming. I had read that the $31.60/day valet service was pricey, but when I researched parking on our own in such a crowded area, I found that we would pay $20+/day and not have the liberty of retreiving our car whenever we wanted for the same price. So having the professionals and the security was well worth the extra $10/day.
The accomodations were superb. From the cleanliness, decor, hot water and water pressure to the excellent staff we could not have been happier. The concierge gentleman was very informative and we enjoyed our chat with him.
The restaurants and lounges in the hotel were great. However, just outside is Bourbon Street so you have plenty of food, entertainment and shopping at your finger tips.
On the second floor there are conference rooms, but also a great balcony overlooking Bourbon Street where you can enjoy looking out over the nightlife and nightlights as you listen to the impromptu Jazz music that seems to appear in the evening at the corner of Canal and Bourbon.
We will definitely return.
- 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