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“Old hotel, needs lots of work but good location!” 2 of 5 stars
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Chateau Dupre Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   131 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Ramada Inn French Quarter) (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #147 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Old hotel, needs lots of work but good location!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Upon entering this hotel there was a horrible smell in the lobby, an old musty smell. Check in was fine, reception staff didn't seem keen on making a conservation and didn't bother to speak when entering or exiting the hotel. The room was not nice and needs a lot of work! The bathroom was covered in hair which was vile! And the shower didn't work the entire time, but I don't think I would want to get in the bathtub anyway! The room however in a great location for bourbon street and majority of New Orleans attractions! However this does mean that the rooms are likely to be noisy at night, had a bad thunderstorm when we were there, which was scary as this hotel is so old! Don't think I would stay here again!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The room was not only dirty and old but had a terrible odor (it smelled like the restaurant below). The thermostat was hanging from the wall, it had a leaking faucet in the bathroom along with a broken mirror and even the picture frame on the wall was broken. The ONLY thing this hotel had going for it was the location. We couldn't even get an extra towel for our room and the elevator was a joke!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Meridian, Mississippi
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Prepaid and booked this room for a one night stay before a cruise. After reading the reviews, I was very nervous about what we would find upon check in. Overall it wasn't too bad. Pros: front desk staff was very helpful; great location; bathroom was clean with nice shower; beds were comfortable; elevator worked the entire time. Cons: dirty carpet in hallway, room was small.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madisonville, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had to change rooms twice upon check-in. First room had some big metal pipes in it from floor to ceiling so we called desk asking to be changed as this could be dangerous if one was to get up in the middle of the night. The desk agreed to get us another room, but when we tried to get out of the room, we were literally locked in for about five minutes. Finally got out and took horrible elevator down to get keys to room two. The keys would not work in the locks for us to get in and the door handle was dangling off of the door. Turned right around to ride horrible elevator down again and got keys to room three. Walked into that room (keys worked third room)to find that it stank, the curtains were water stained as if had been flooded and never cleaned, two of the lamps had parts hanging off of them so could not work, and bathroom had clearly not been cleaned. Should have known the third room would be a winner when saw room number was drawn on the wall in pen where the room number plaque used to be. Avoid at all costs! Not sure how Expedia gives this dump a three-star rating........

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Carriere, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We booked our Anniversary weekend in this hotel and Pre-paid...It looked like it had alot of old world charm...OLD does not begin to describe it...The elevator works only if the front desk reset it everytime, then it shakes so bad you think it will fall threw the floor...On to the room..the carpet is horribly dirty, and stinks,NO phone,no hair dryer, no coffee pot, bathroom toilet did not flush(maintenance man told us to turn the valve under toilet off and on a couple of times to make it work) what the %$#@.......sink stopped up with the smallest usage of water, mold in the bath tub,no stopper for tub, shower head was so black I was afraid for water to run thru it..windows were so dirty you could not see out of them,mold and dirt in the window sill, don't shake the curtains unless you want to start a dust storm..holes in the sheets...don't expect to sleep..Honking horns,cars racing, people screaming, you hear it all.....Horrible....Horrible

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

It has its quirks but it's very New Orleans and its location is awesome. For the price it's well worth it. The hotel is old and does show wear but the rooms are clean, the staff is helpful and if occasionally you have to use the stairs well it will help you work off some of that great New Orleans food.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Oh, this hotel. I did not want to stay here. The TripAdvisor reviews... They deter you for a reason. And then I did stay here. And it was miserable. The lights didn't work. The walls were so thin I could hear people having conversations on the street. We stayed on the second floor. The honking, my god, the honking! The beds. The beds were so terribly uncomfortable. I didn't sleep. It was miserable. I've never seen a tv that old in a hotel. Not even in the 1990's. The good things: the drapes worked great. The bathroom wasn't so bad. The towel did have a stain on it. The cleaning lady was very very nice. She did the best job cleaning she good. The front desk women were... Ugh. Just awful. If you are forced to stay here, stay here. If you have other options, for the love of all that is holy, stay elsewhere!!!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Chateau Dupre Hotel

Address: 131 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Ramada Inn French Quarter)
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #147 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Chateau Dupre Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, this 80-year old inn has been home to statesmen, magnates, and matriarchs of New Orleans society. Now you, too, can sleep beneath the Inn's grand ceilings and enjoy its charming hospitality! Visit our site to learn more about our amenities and guest rooms ... and reserve your stay with us for your next visit to New Orleans! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chateau Dupre New Orleans
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