Just back from a 4 day stay that was part-conference, part-vacation. My friend and I loved the Monteleone! Our room was comfortable, clean and quaint. The hotel is in a great location for exploring the French Quarter and Canal Street and the CBD. Streetcar stops are just a two minute walk, if that. We loved being able to stop back at the room to freshen up before heading back out in the heat again. The service was a treat, real Southern Hospitality. Not the stuffy, stuck up type you get at "trendy" hotels. The concierge was fantastic recommending places that were not the usual tourist traps. The doormen took great car of us too.
Will definitely return to the Monteleone. Can't wait to go back to New Orleans again!