My wife and I stayed here over Christmas, we booked it through Expedia and had no issues. At check in, they added the resort fee of $11 a day, which I had known about which included Wi-Fi, unlimited phone calls, “upgraded” Continental breakfast, in-room safe, coffee, and welcome amenities. The only thing we used was the safe, and I hate hotels that have “resorted” to resort fees, pardon the pun. Oh, and I did go down for the Continental breakfast one day and it was just coffee, pastries, and orange juice, so I am not sure what was the upgraded part(?)
The room was small, basic, but we were mostly satisfied with it. I know from previous reviews some people complain about the room size which is silly, afterall, the building was built 175 years ago, it’s not like they were planning to have it renovated for a hotel in 2012 back then!
The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the A/C & heating controls worked fine, and the balcony overlooked St Phillip street.
My wife’s only complaint was there was not a good place to put on her makeup, there’s no counter space in the bathroom and no mirror in the bedroom, so she sat on the commode backwards and used the tank as her makeup table and used the mirror in the bathroom.
My complaint was the noise. On Christmas Eve night, there was a loud party on St. Phillip coming from near Flanagan’s Pub which lasted until it started raining hard at 3:30 a.m. My wife was able to sleep through it, me not so much. There was also a constant faint noise in the room that went off several times a minute, I described it as a circular saw starting, and my wife thought it was a spaceship taking off. It lasted about 10 seconds. I was able to drown it out somewhat by putting the A/C fan control to On instead of Auto. I asked Eric, the bellhop about it, and he said it was a compressor or something coming from Flanagan’s Pub next door. Speaking of Eric, he was very helpful in answering questions, and a very nice asset to the hotel.
Overall, it was not a bad stay, and I was expecting some noise having a balcony and all, but next time we may look to a hotel bordering the quarter instead of in it, and one without resort fees.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel New Orleans
- Royal New Orleans
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal has completed 100% renovations of all sleeping rooms and suites as of September 2011. We are also currently under new management and working diligently to correct all challenges faced in the past. Our new staff is here to serve you and ensure that your stay with the Hotel Royal is a wonderful experience! Located in the heart of the French Quarter on the corner of Royal St. and St. Phillips, Hotel Royal is the perfect location for leisure and business travelers alike. All 42 contemporary rooms and suites are surrounded by brick walls, high ceilings, fan windows and comfortable furnishings in the antebellum style. Accommodations range from courtyard rooms to large balcony suites with Jacuzzi, complete with private bath and wet bar. All guest rooms feature:-300 thread-count linens & duvet covers-Welcome Amenities upon arrival-All-marble bathrooms with spa tub or shower/tub combo-Suites with iron-laced balconies-Recessed Lighting -Wi-Fi access-Flat screen LCD TVs-Irons and ironing boards-Individual air conditioner controls-Ipod clock radios ... more less
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