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“Wonderful Wedding Weekend @ Bourbon Orleans Hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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Bourbon Orleans Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 155 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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“Wonderful Wedding Weekend @ Bourbon Orleans Hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My (now) husband and I had a truly memorable and amazing wedding weekend (Oct. 12-13 2013) -- and the staff at the Bourbon Orleans played a huge part in that. One of the reasons we picked B.O. for our wedding reception (we got married in Jackson Square) -- it's a boutique hotel, meaning this is no "wedding mill" where brides are rotating in and out all day long. And we hoped the staff would provide a level of personal service we might not receive at some of the area's larger hotel spots. But we were not prepared for the above and beyond attention the staff -- in particular, our wedding attendant, Megan Emboulas -- provided. Every step of the way, our requests were met, and then some. No special request went unheard, particularly when it came to the dinner at our wedding. We had a sit down, 5-course dinner, highlighting traditional New Orleans cuisine. Because we had a lot of "foodie" types as guests (a chef, a food writer, some wine aficionados), we wanted an amazing culinary experience. The bar was high. To get it right, the chef prepared 2 tasting meals before hand, and also agreed to a follow-up conference call in the days before the big event. "Cook like you're cooking for your mama," I told him. "Don't hold back on the flavor and the spice!" In the end, the food was outstanding. "Best gumbo I have ever had," a New Orleans native exclaimed. "I kept stealing from other people's plates," another guest confessed. Well done, Chef Joey Wells. Well, done. And even though we wanted certain wines and specialty beer that the hotel does not traditionally serve, they went out of their way to have those on hand for us, too. The reception was held in the quaint St. Ann Cottage, where a small bricked courtyard proved the perfect setting for our small wedding (we had about 40 guests). Servers were plentiful, so no one was left wanting for a wine pour or stuck with dirty plates for long. My husband's 13-year-old daughter even decided, last minute, to join us for dinner, and the kitchen happily threw together her favorite meal offering (grilled cheese sandwich and fries). And when, again last minute, we decided to continue the celebration in our huge Andrew Jackson Suite, with a wrap-around balcony overlooking Bourbon Street, the staff scrambled to set up a wine, beer and munchies station in our room. Our guests loved the hotel's location, too -- in the heart of the French Quarter, behind the famous Jackson Square and walking distance to so many iconic FQ destinations. Not to mention the hotel's wonderful history (for example, this is the spot where Andrew Jackson announced his candidacy for president... And yes, like most of best old places in the French Quarter, the hotel has it's own ghost stories, too -- ask about the confederate soldier often spotted wandering certain floors). "Best wedding I've ever been to," we were repeatedly told. And I largely credit the staff and this very old, very special hotel for that. Thank you. Thank you

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Close to everything we did in or near the French Qtr. Walked to nearly every place we went. Clean rooms, prices not out of line for the area. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. We loved the pool area. Although having our quiet evening time at the pool interrupted by the "haunted hotels" tour guide and her entourage of 15 people wasn't welcomed by us. The hotel restaurant is just ok. The hotel bar on the other hand is great w/ live music and good, well poured drinks. Plus very friendly staff who were quick to give us great suggestions for dining in the area OMG, the wine list is horrible. They did have an amazing selection of dark rums. The fan in the bathroom comes on via a motion sensor when you walk into the room and keeps coming on. However when you take a shower it doesn't keep the room from fogging up because it doesn't come on unless you manually engage it! Anybody over 6 ft tall might find the shower a bit claustrophobic. We also found it odd that our room had only a desk chair and no other place to sit, except on the bed. Maybe if we are in a chair relaxing we can't be downstairs spending money? All in all a great place to stay in NOLA and will absolutely go back.

  • Stayed October 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, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visit New Orleans each year for Halloween and stay at the Bourbon Orleans. Renovations have been completed within the past two years but the room prices have remained consistent. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left, I felt taken care of. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They were even able to put 4 out of the 5 rooms in our group on the same floor without much notice. In my opinion, there is no better place to stay.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Have stayed at this hotel several times. Great rates, nice clean rooms, friendly staff and perfect amenities. Also like the extra perks of breakfast and drinks! Don't want to say too many positive things as getting a room may become too difficult. Always a nice stay with the best location.

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  • Stayed October 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We travel to New Orleans approximately 4 times a year and I had never stayed at the Bourbon Orleans. We were in a pool side room away from the street and the bar and it was very quiet and convenient. Our room was room with a comfortable King bed. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I've stayed at several hotels in the French Quarter and this was by far my favorite. Staff we friendly and helpful, everything was clean and the rooms were very very spacious! The location is hard to beat, it's right between Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, so you are a close walk to several tourist attractions. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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St Pete Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Thank you Bourbon Orleans for a wonderful 4 night stay in your beautiful hotel. The neat part of this hotel is that though it is not listed as on Bourbon street, one side of it does touch bourbon street. It is definately a step above the others that are!! Very beautiful older well kept hotel with a elaborate history. They say it is one of the most haunted hotels, but unless you are talking about your neighbors coming in too late, we were safely tucked in nightly "ghost free." If I was to return again, this is where I would stay. Hotel staff was Extremely friendly, and was smokefree even in the jazz bar. Very rare in NOLA.

Room Tip: We were in a room with a queen size bed. Our friends were in the King and the loft room. Our room wa...
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  • Stayed October 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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Address: 717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
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:
#5 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#9 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#9 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bourbon Orleans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a place where old world charm meets new world luxury. Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans New Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. Its central New Orleans location, just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, means you're never far from the best the city has to offer-from upscale shopping on Royal Street, to the local artists and performers of Jackson Square, to all of the restaurants, galleries and nightlife in between. ... more   less 
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