We stayed here for my 30th bday (September 2013). The hotel was nicely decorated and the staff was super friendly. We reserved a double room and when we entered it smelled a bit musty but it subsided when we turned on the AC. Our room was on the inside rim of the hotel so our view was of the inside of the hotel (lobby etc).
There was also a spot for a small fridge but no fridge. I asked the front desk and in less than 10 min they had one in our room. The guy put it in but turned it on the coldest setting so it would cool down faster for us but we didn't know how to turn it down and I had to defrost a milk ice chunk every morning for breakfast:) we never bothered to ask how...it's Nola and it wasn't on our minds to ask until I had to defrost the dang thing.
The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a nice size. We had no complaints about cleanliness. There was a full length mirror in the room with a plug located right next to it so I could get ready while my friend showered.
The room came with a hair dryer and a magnifying mirror. They feature aveda products.
The hotel is a 10 min walk to canal street and is located close to the casino. There's also two bars across the street (Lucy's and The District). The district has great bloody Mary's and Lucy's is a great place to grab a late night snack to get a leg up on the inevitable nola hangover.
One last thing...our interior view included a view of a sculpture garden. There's a sculpture of a dude sitting upright leaning against something and when the drapes were open it was just plain creepy. My friend kept thinking it was someone just sitting there.
Overall, it was a good stay especially since we got such a great deal.
- 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:
- Renaissance New Orleans
- New Orleans Renaissance