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“Great Host, Quaint Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Maison de Ville
727 Rue Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Naples, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Host, Quaint Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a great stay in the heart of the French Quarter with an old fashioned feel, but updated throughout to accommodate the current traveler. The rooms have great character and the lounge/lobby is well provisioned with the things you need whenever you need them. The courtyard is quite serene with a nice fountain and plenty of lounging. Not you typical hotel...in a good way.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I always travel to NOLA for the Labor Day weekend. Now, keeping in mind, this is Southern Decadence, so the city can be very busy and loud. This wonderful hotel is 1/2 block off Bourbon. I was concerned about this, the noise and all. We were in a balcony room right on Toulouse and could see Bourbon easily from our balcony. Outside, you could hear all the goings on, but when I stepped back in our room - nice and quiet. The hotel staff was nothing but fabulous! The housekeeper was wonderful, she took very good care of us. We have always stayed at 'big box' hotels when we come to NOLA, but never again. This is a small inn, we only saw two other guests as long as we were there (4 days). It is quiet and inviting.

Room Tip: Room 3 is beautifully appointed with shared balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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keyport, new jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The staff and accommodations were really wonderful. I'm a Tennessee Williams fan, so staying in his old room was really meaningful to me. The staff are so thoughtful, warm, and kind. They made a special effort to make my birthday a memorable occasion. I can't wait till our next trip to Nola, because this is where we'll be staying!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

To many, the thought of staying one half block from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is nothing short of a nightmare. I was delightfully surprised at this elegant, graciously appointed and very, very quiet little boutique hotel. The rooms are nicely appointed and reasonably sized although they vary greatly so ask about the room you are reserving. The staff was absolutely wonderful and garden backs up to the Court of Two Sisters which plays silky jazz all day.

Room Tip: Request a room with "A Full Bathroom".
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Dallas,TX
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel is lovely. We stayed in the Tennessee Williams Suite. The bed was heaven. The decor is modern and there are several doors that open on to the courtyard, so it feels like you have a very large private area all to yourself. We utilized it to visit with other guests, sit down and relax after traipsing around the Quarter,and to sit an sip coffee in the morning. I also toured the other rooms in the main house. It feels like you've gone back in time, but with all the modern conveniences. You absolutely can not beat the location; we parked our car and walked or took a pedi cab. The staff will do anything for you,such as go pick up food for you,give you history lessons, sit and chat with you. I highly recommend it for a wonderful visit to the Quarter.

Room Tip: Facing the courtyard is preferable to me.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed in a room that was not a part of the main house that had a balcony overlooking Toulouse with a view of Bourbon Street. I went with a girlfriend and we were definitely there for music, drinking and excitement. I would not recommend the room if you have issues sleeping because of noise. The noise is not unbearable at all but you will definitely get the faint sounds of brass horns and music floating in from the street (which I personally liked because it gave it such a true New Orleans feel). The room we stayed in could've used some bathroom updating but it was nothing that would make me think twice about staying again. The customer service was very personable and they were incredibly welcoming. I thought the price was reasonable for a balcony room in New Orleans at a boutique hotel. (I have heard horror stories about some of those hotels directly on Bourbon and the lack of cleanliness even at high dollar). Overall, if you are looking for true New Orleans charm in the middle of the action, for the right price and welcoming innkeepers, the Maison De Ville is a great choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Dallas, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed at the MDV for 3 nights in May and really enjoyed it. We used to stay at this hotel years ago when it was under different ownership. It was closed for a long time and was under renovation and quietly reopened last year. The remodeling is very nice - more like a sprucing up than anything else with new furniture, a cleaned up courtyard and repainting. They also added a small area with water, coffee and snacks for the guests.

Service was fine - the staff on duty was friendly and courteous and housekeeping did a great job. They are helpful and will answer any questions but leave you to yourself for the most part. We stayed in a Premium room that has access to the balcony overlooking Toulouse and it was perfect for us. The bed was super comfortable - we slept in late everyday. We enjoyed going downstairs and having our coffee in the courtyard where you can listen to the jazz music from The Court of Two Sisters next door. The little pastries they provided were fine but we do miss the old homemade ones they used to deliver to your room years ago (the restaurant is still closed so I assume that is why they no longer have those).

One of the staff also let us see the remodeled Tennessee Williams suite and we thought it was great and liked the remodeling job they did on it. The furniture in that suite is much more modern than what we had in our room, though.

Word of caution - this is a small boutique hotel so no fitness center or pool. Also, the hotel has a resident cat, which we thought was super cute and we liked playing with her but if you have cat issues then this may not be your place. The cat does have a tendency to follow guests around and is a very frisky kitty.

Overall, it was a great stay and we plan to come back next year!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 727 Rue Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Maison de Ville, whose name in French means “Town House”, was just that. A two- storied dwelling rebuilt by Jean Baptista Lilie Sarpy around 1800 after the second disastrous fire.Across the picturesque courtyard with its cast-iron three-tiered fountain are two additional buildings. The historic former slave quarters are believed to have been constructed as early as 1762 and are one of the oldest structures in the State. Also off the courtyard is the old carriage house, now a charming two-story suite.An early resident of the home was Antoine Amede Peychaud, an apothecary who developed a concoction of bitters and brandy, known as the Sazerac. No doubt Peychaud’s circle of friends and patients widened as the popularity and fame of this first “cocktail” spread. In many Creole homes of the time the first floor was used for commercial purposes, as a store or office, but we know that Peychaud maintained his pharmacy on nearby Royal Street. Today, Peychaud’s bitters are still used to make the official cocktail of the State of Louisiana- the Sazerac.Before he purchased his own house in the French Quarter Tennessee Williams often stayed in room number 9, where he completed “A Streetcar Named Desire” and drank Sazeracs in the hotel courtyard. The room opens onto the patio, and much of Dick Cavett’s 1974 interview with Williams was filmed there, surrounded by the lush semi-tropical greenery and flowers the playwright enjoyed.Among the contemporary guests of note at the hotel: Elizabeth Taylor, Dan Akroyd, Robert Redford, Michael Jackson, Julia Roberts and many others.Hotel Maison de Ville is proud to be part of New Orleans’ historic past and present. Our buildings are over two and a half centuries old. Our endeavors of maintenance and upkeep are focused on keeping them in their original condition as much as ‘historically possible’. ... more   less 
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