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Loft 523 New Orleans
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   523 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Ladera Ranch, CA
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Swanky!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Loft 523 is ultra modern, a hidden Gem in NOLA! We loved it and would come back here for sure!!!

It's a bit hard to find but once you find it the lobby is modern with slate through out the lobby, reclaimed wood, modern art. The rooms are awesome!!! Polished concrete, very large and open , with platform bed, a desk, nice size love seat, beautiful bathroom with a large walk in shower.

The only negative is no room service , no bars or restaurants in the hotel . It however is surrounded by a ton of great restaurants and bars. Walking distance to Bourbon street , aquarium , casino, royal street with great art galleries and farmers market.

I have to admit that bourbon street is a bit trashy and I loved every other destination except for bourbon street. We ate @ Pat Obrians which is a classic and a must! I
Highly recommend the Hurricane ;). Don't go to bourbon street with young kids! Strippers walking on the street trying to get you to come in for a private show.... Yikes!!!!

Love New Orleans, people are great, fun energetic city , the art is amazing, music is fantastic! So glad I came and so happy we stayed @ Loft 523!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Checked in here at shot notice, exceptional hotel for New Orleans. Completely different to the standard french quarter hotel with its fake furniture/screaming (ex) frat boys/lifeless Jazz photographs/insert New Orleans cliche here....

Efficient yet discreet service, well designed rooms and a great location. A genuinely relaxing weekend. As you learn about a city, it feels nice to develop 'go to' places and and Loft 523 is my go to hotel from now on.

  • Stayed July 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is not only my favorite hotel in NOLA, but anywhere. I had a one week work trip stay during Tales of the Cocktail (which meant lots of deliveries, odd requests, etc.) and the staff was always incredibly helpful and accommodating. The rooms are a world apart from the bustle of the French Quarter and just close enough.

Good story: for a morning flight, I overslept and when I woke up, called the lobby in a panic. Jeremy, who was working the desk, called the airport to check the status of my flight (which turned out to be delayed) and called me a taxi. As I dashed out of my room still full of work boxes, he promised to take care of everything and send everything back to me at home. He even had my flight information printed out and a taxi waiting outside when I made it downstairs. My flight ended up being delayed and I actually made it. But the important part of the story is that none of that would have happened with out Jeremy! Thanks again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed at the Lofts for a birthday retreat. From check in to check out, the service was unbelievable. Concierge helped was with every request, last minute tickets to the House of Blues to multiple orders of room service. We stayed in the penthouse and it was absolutely amazing, huge balcony over the city, top of the line entertainment system, and the bathroom itself was to die for. Will definitely be staying here for my future trips, although probably not in comfort of the PH. All and all wonderful location, staff, and plenty to do and see.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

It is very unfortunate that such a great hotel is so hard to find; the name on the building would have helped tremendously. Parking near the hotel was painless and cost efficient. Check in was quick and easy; I was even upgraded without having to ask!! My immediate reaction of the room was... Beautiful & Spacious. The bathroom was also pretty spacious. The tub was a little dirty, but with a quick wip off it was ready to use. The shower could have benefited from a door and lower shower heads (whoever installed the shower heads must have set them for seven foot tall people). But, overall the room was amazing! The windows and the iPhone were also a great touch!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is a real sleek property. It is contemporary, functional, and relaxing. We stayed for only one night, a quick trip into and out of NewOrleans and this was the perfect choice. The loft has only 17 rooms which make is more intimate. Easy access to the CBD and the French Quarter. The staff was very helpful and informed. We will return to this facility next trip. Thanks for a great stay.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

If you are into hip, cool, ultra modern, Then the loft 523 is the place to be. From the minute We walked in the door we felt like great friends. From the friendly receptionist to informative bellman, Additionally, the room was spacious, nice and hip. Located on a quiet street just minutes from the French Quarter, everything you want to see is within walking distance, but at night you're able to escape the insanity. We are anxious for our next trip to New Orleans and look forward to another great stay at Loft 523.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Loft 523 New Orleans

Address: 523 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Loft 523 New Orleans 3.5*
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