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“Another great pre-cruise stay @ the Renaissance Arts!” 5 of 5 stars
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Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #49 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Another great pre-cruise stay @ the Renaissance Arts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed at this hotel before our Carnival Conquest cruise last week and had another great stay. In 2009, we stayed here pre-cruise and hoped that we would have the same wonderful experience as before again-- we did!

I had booked using rewards points and was expecting a standard room-- what a surprise to find that we had been upgraded to a huge suite overlooking the inside courtyard area. The room was spotless, spacious, and beautifully decorated. (Having a hotel room with 2 televisions and 2 bathrooms was the icing on the cake for traveling with kids!)

The hotel is gorgeous inside with the "arts" theme, and the staff is also friendly. We have stayed at some boutique hotels in large cities where the decor is the focus and not the personnel, but the Renaissance Arts has them both covered beautifully!

The hotel location is ideal in that it is away from all of the noise and crowds of the French Quarter, yet it is within walking distance. The riverfront area and Harrah's are also nearby...

For those of you who are cruising and looking to save a few $$, we were able to walk to the port with our luggage and save the $7/per person taxi fare to the cruise terminal. It is a few blocks, but if our kids could handle it, it is an option for those who don't mind walking and pulling suitcases behind in order to avoid a high fare for such a short distance to the port!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Quick elevators, beautiful hotel, friendly staff, no complaints at all. Beautiful brick wall in the hotel room. About a 15 minute walk to Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Would stay here again while in New Orleans.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This hotel is just outside of French Quarter....not a bad walk or a really quick cab ride. The room was clean and the staff very professional. Beautiful Lobby and very cool roof top pool.

The CBD/Warehouse district of the city is a very nice alternative to French Quarter Party scene with cool art galleries, coffee shops and museums (WWII museum is walking distance). Short walk also to St. Charles Street car, which will take you to edge of French Quarter or Garden District.

Our only complaint was that the faucet handle for our room's bathroom sink leaked on our last day and some articles of clothing and a bag of ours got wet. The staff promptly responded and not only dried our articles for us, but took $$ off our bill without us even requesting.

We will definitely be back. Loved NOLA and loved This Hotel.

For wine lovers, just up the street is W.I.N.O. (Wine institute of New Orleans). This place is great for tastings and pairings.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

A real bargain with great service in a cool (for a Marriott) hotel. The hotel is in the hip Warehouse district within walking distance of a lot to see and do. Highly recommend the stay for breakfast rate as the buffet is great. Loved those grits. Miniscule rooftop pool but perfectly nice.

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed at this property for the first two days prior to the NCAA Final Four. I had been looking at this hotel on line, and was intrigued by what I saw. I was able to book it on the Marriott site on Monday prior to our arrival on Wednesday. My fiancee was a coach and needed to attend the coaches convention which was being held at the Convention Center and the Hilton. This was my first time to New Orleans, and this hotel did not disappoint. I had read some reviews of this hotel which were not 100% positive, and I was a little concerned, but the price was right and it was down the street from where we needed to be.

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised. I've stayed and hundreds of "traditional" Marriott properties, so I am always excited when I find one that isn't "just like all the others." We checked in and they had upgraded us to one of the suites on the 4th floor. The outside hallway makes it look like you are entering the outside of a house. Each room even had a doorbell. The room was immaculate, and while the bathroom was small, it didn't matter because we had two as well as a living room area. Our room overlooked the courtyard area.

We would stay here again without question. This hotel is unique, close to everything, but not in the middle of everything. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did try to add 4 nights to our stay, but the rate (because of the Final Four) were triple what we were paying so chose to move to another Marriott property in Metairie.

We used the concierge lounge on two mornings. It is a small lounge, and opens and closes, and removes food precisely at the time it says, not one minute more.

The roof top pool is great. You can see all over the city which is fun. However the pool itself is very small. The workout room is excellent and provides multiple options.

You do NOT need a car at this property (or in New Orleans for that matter) as parking is at a premium and valet parking is very expensive here. The blocks are short and you can walk to the convention center, Harrah's, Riverwalk and multiple restaurants easily. All are within about a 10 minute walk.

We ate desert in the restaurant which was great, and they even have rootbeer floats which you don't often see on any hotel menus.

They stock the showers and bath with Aveda products, and the beds are very comfortable.

If we are back here again we will certainly consider staying here. I only wished we could have afforded to stay for the entire weekend.

If you are looking for late night food, the Ernst Cafe is a bar that serves great burgers and chicken sandwiches (about 4 or so blocks away). We got in late and were hungry, the two bars which are on the same street were not what we were looking for (loud and bar food), and the bummer was the restaurants all stopped serving at 10AM on the weeknights. Which sort of surprised me since we were in a city which I thought would be open "all night"

Room Tip: We stayed in room 467 which is one of 7 suites in the hotel. It was in a great location, and the roo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The art is beautifully displayed inside this hotel. The hotel is located in the warehose district and in walking distance to restuarants and shopping. The staff was less than attentative and service was "spotty". Carpet in my room was soiled and in need of cleaning.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This hotel is fantastic and located in an ideal location (Warehouse district). It close enough to the French Quarter to walk but far away enough to be a retreat from the mess! The hotel is immaculate and beautiful. I found the beds to be comfortable and well appointed. The towels provided were also plush. Please visit the rooftop pool and hottub; it gives a great view of the city. I'd stay here again when I can't afford the Ritz :)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 700 Tchoupitoulas St, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#28 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#34 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#50 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
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Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A historic setting, contemporary style, and a unbeatable location near New Orleans' French Quarter and in the heart of the trendy food mecca of the Warehouse District: all of this and more elevates the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel to an unforgettable New Orleans experience. Our building is a former warehouse, dating from the early 20th century; we've preserved a sense of old-world elegance in our surroundings, while simultaneously infusing a thoroughly contemporary sense of convenience and art. Please note that our restaurant is currently undergoing renovations and we look forward to unveiling a stunning new restaurant to our guests in early 2015. For now, we recommend that our guests enjoy the many amazing New Orleans dining experiences within a short walking distance of our front doors, such as Cochon, Emeril's, Root, Tommy's Bistro, and many more. Our Navigators will be delighted to help you discover the best possible cuisine during your stay in New Orleans. ... more   less 
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