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“Rustic Elegance!!” 4 of 5 stars
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French Market Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
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“Rustic Elegance!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a very comfortable room. We choose an inside room (no windows) because the noise level in The French Quarter at night can be excessive. Room was very quiet. Staff were pleasant and very accommodating. The French Market Inn is located right in the center of things in the French Market. We would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Ontario Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the minute we arrived until we left all the staff were friendly and helpful Megan and Minnie at the front desk. Charise who did a wonderful job on our room although small it was spotless.
I would have given it a five except for the glitch with the lock on our door the day we left which had us sitting around for two hours while they tried to fix it (we couldn't get into our room) they did give a discount but we still wasted time from our vacation.
The location was great just three blocks from Bourbon St and Megan at front desk helped us book our tours.

Room Tip: Ask for outside room because apparently some rooms have no windows.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was honestly worried when I read some negative reviews of this place after booking solely on basis of location and price. It turned out to be great. I called to ensure I had one of the renovated rooms. It was of adequate size (unless you are going to NOLA to sit in your room). It was clean. Our king sized bed was comfortable. Staff were frdly and helpful. Location was perfect for walking 2 or 3 blocks to excellent restaurants, 5 min to the madness of bourbon street, 3 blocks to french market 10 minutes to Frenchman street music venues. probably good to be on 4th floor because Decatur St is busy with tourist traffic well into the night. Do not understand the reviewer who was irritated by the Natchez riverboat calliope playing for 30 minutes at the dock across the street about 200 yds away around 11 am 2 pm. and. 6 pm. It was all part of the atmosphere and again, in the coolest city in the world what are you doing in your room? Maybe you should have stayed in Fargo! Felt very safe at that location. Often when I go to a city I see another place I wish I had stayed. In this case when I return, this will be my choice. But not a bad idea to call and confirm you are getting a room that is renovated and either facing the quaint courtyard or- my preference- facing the river but at least three if not four floors up

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brentwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a (too) small room before our cruise and requested a change to a bigger room for our stay after our cruise. The staff is polite and helpful, the rooms tastefully modeled and very well kept, beds nice and cozy, and the atmosphere created throughout the hotel is nice Southern charm. Location put us within walking/bikecab distance of all our French Quarter favorites. Number one spot to stay for us!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were great. Exception being if right next to pool due to noise. But they will move you to make sure you are happy if you get placed there.
Location is perfect. Next door is take out tap. Can't beat that! Staff very helpful and thoughtful. But …the best thing of all is the place is guarded by this uber cool cat (Patrick…so…I mean….Patrick….you have to be an amazing cat to carry a name like that!), who patrols the space and gives approval to guests he allows to pet him and hang out with him. If you are one of the lucky ones….you feel like an old wizard said he liked you. :)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Buda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel in early July 2014 and it was an instant favorite of ours. Its in a great location and has incredible charm and character. We stayed in a "petite" room that had a window overlooking the courtyard. Our room was one of the recently renovated ones so it was very, very nice. The staff we encountered were all very nice and helpful. We felt like royalty.

Pros: People, Product and Price. You can't go wrong here as long as you get one of the renovated rooms. Its also very close to some tasty restuarants, shopping, the acquarium, etc.

Cons: Your overall experience will probably depend on which room you get. Also, its New Orleans and so the parkin situation is not great. I think they hotel charges $35/night and they warned us that it would take upwards of an hour to get our car from the valet due to the event status of our stay.

Room Tip: The petite rooms are very small. Its a challenge to fit two people and luggage into the room. If nat...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

after a bad experience with bad beds in another hotel, we moved a block to french market inn on decatur street - a great experience with big, comfy beds...and better service...and better accommodations all around...oh, and better prices. i highly recommend this hotel, location, service and price...

Room Tip: some rooms have a terrace view of the river and overlooking the street. surprisingly quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Additional Information about French Market Inn

Address: 501 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#12 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#13 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — French Market Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
French Market Hotel New Orleans
Historic French Market Hotel
Hotel Historic French Market
Historic French Market Inn

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