When I arrived at the Hotel Royal it was well before the check in time. Staff was great and allowed me to upgrade my room from a deluxe to deluxe with a balcony. The cost was minimal and a great choice with the weather being in the high 70's and low 80's. I was also able to get parking secured at an affordable $26 per day. It can be much more at other hotels and at parking garages. The hotel is old but has been renovated. There is no elevator to help the 3 or 4 floors. There are a lot of steps. The building is cut up and you really have a maze to get to your room. Being in shape, I had no issue with accessing my 3rd floor room. I could see where a larger person would have issues with the distance and also climbing he multiple of stairs. There was lot and up and down with doors that were double that took maneuvering to open. I did not ask for assistance but I think the staff would have helped. The room looked awesome when walking in. Very white and modern. I like that with the historic contrast. The floors were very historic but loud. I felt bad wearing shoes. If I can hear it, others can too. The noise was an issue. You will hear other guests and the outside noise. It is the French Quarter. Despite the noise, the room was small. It was contrasted with white and greys and beige. 2 nice art pieces between the small tv. The bed was very comfortable and had very nice linens that were laundered each day. There was room for a chest of drawers but it had none. There was a large chair that I used for storing my clothes. There was a small closet but I did not use it...just my suitcase. Balcony was shared but nice. High up and gave a great view of the city! OK....the bathroom. It was detailed perfectly. There was marble every where and the mirror was all of the wall. Excellent lighting...best I have seen in a hotel. Shower was great. Perfect water heat and the water pressure was excellent. However, if you are an oversized person, you will not fit into this nice bathroom. I had to shut both of the French doors to sit on the toilet. When I got out of the shower, I had to shut one door, step in front of the sink, shut the door back. I was ok with it and I think the staff would not put customers into that situation if they were larger? The location of the hotel is great. I think if you are staying in the quarter, this is the best area. You will always hear noise and it may wake you up. But, you sometimes get great views and great times which make your trip. Overall, this was a nice, cute hotel. Better than a Marriott.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel New Orleans
- Royal New Orleans