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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 #48 of 155 Hotels in New Orleans
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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed here for a work trip in March and loved the hotel. The rooms were a nice size and very clean. I also stayed in a room facing the street and had no problems with noise. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. I also tried the room service which was very good and arrived when stated. The restaurant downstairs was very good as well. The bar downstairs has a happy hour before 7 which was nice as we could have cheap drinks before heading out. In order to get to Bourbon St. it was only a short cab ride approximately $5-$7. If you do need to valet your car, make sure you call ahead before leaving as it does take a few minutes for them to retrieve it.

I would definitely stay here again. It was a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: I did not have a problem with noise with a room facing towards the street.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Renaissance Arts Hotel is one of the nicest Marriott properties I have been at in a long while, and I travel extensively for work. Further, this was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at in NOLA, and we've been to the Ritz, Hyatt (before the storm), Hilton, Astor, La Pavillon, etc. It was very clean, nicely remodeled, smelled fresh, everyone working there was really attentive and friendly, and the rooms were spacious. The only minor observation was that the bathrooms were a bit on the small side, yet it was fine for my husband and I. Bonus points for the Aveda products!!

We were able to sleep very well, as the hotel walls were solid and prevented noise from penetrating through. Usually this is not the case, as it seems like hotels are made of cheesecloth these days. Not at the Renaissance Arts!

We used the pool, work out room, restaurant and Wi-Fi and all were great. No issues with connectivity with the internet, and the common areas of the hotel were clean, modern & convenient.

We were grateful that the hotel is a smaller property, unlike other establishments we have stayed at, where you are one of the masses, fighting for service, elevators, or even the ability to walk through the lobby with ease. The Renaissance had a calming effect to it.

The walk to the FQ is not far, about 3 blocks to Canal. Right across the street is Lucy's, which we visited and enjoyed. We also liked the fact that we could easily walk to the street car and take a ride up to the Garden District.

All in all, a fantastic property! We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We had a room on the inside of the hotel. While it was quiet, remarkably quiet, after a few days, it...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

First, this restaurant is well situated for a visit to NOLA, it is beautiful, particularly in the lobby, and the staff are fabulous to deal with. The rooms, however, are just average, and our room had an adjoining room with kids. In this type of room, you noise much louder through the adjoining doors, and we were awakened two mornings. The other odd thing is they have this huge restaurant that has the ambiance of a IHOP. It was also stare and literally cold; too much A/C. They could cut our a third and make it more welcome and warm and be more successful. We went across the street to Lucy's bar/restaurant where we had good food and drinks. We noticed when we read some of the reviews of this hotel that others did this too. We were there for the French Quarter Festival, which is within walking distance.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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241 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

the rooms were clean and large. wireless internet connection was good. the location is about three blocks from the edge of the french quarter--easy walking distance--it is located in the warehouse/arts district which is a nice change from the quarter. there are very good restaurants in the area and it has a whole different feel then the quarter. they offer some very reasonable room rates. the service was excellent and staff went out of their way to be helpful. the only negative comment i have is that it is time to replace some of the carpet. the carpet in the second room we stayed was stained although the room was clean. i would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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durham
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for five nights as we were attending a conference at the nearby convention centre (very handy for this massive complex as it is only a few minutes`safe walk away).
The entrance/foyer area is one of the hotel’s best features. Very spacious with nice modern artwork and a little water feature, all enhanced by the smell of fresh flowers.
Our room was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was very large having a square-shaped shower room with a powerful shower. The room was serviced promptly every day. Though the hotel seemed quite busy, it was never noisy and had a quiet reserved feel to it.
A downside was the bar, primarily because it closed at 11pm, which surprised a number of guests each night. Suppose New Orleans is famous for its wild bars but it would have been nice to relax in your own hotel at night with a nightcap or two after a busy day working at the conference. The restaurant was also unappealing as even at breakfast time it was empty, with more staff (though rather inattentive) than customers.
Overall a pleasant stay in a picturesque hotel but somewhat lacking in atmosphere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed 4 nights on Superbowl weekend in February.
The hotels' warehouse district location is its greatest asset. Its within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, many bars, the Riverwalk, the French Quarter, and Harrahs.
The room has a polished minimal look and a nice newer bathroom. Service was very good for such a busy weekend. My only room complaint was that the big beautiful windows are permanently shut with not even a window vent allowing an outside air exchange for sleeping.
The whole lobby staff was very good. The doorman can hail a cab quickly. It felt safe around the area, but then again, that weekend was bustling with people.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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birmingham
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Spent 4 nights recently and found the hotel to be clean, centrally located and really inexpensive. Close to the Quarter and the warehouse district. Right across the street from Lucy's bar which is always a blast.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel

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 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#31 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#45 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Also Known As:
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