I stayed at Hotel Monteleone for a conference and had a mixed experience. The hotel is very historic, and the outside facade is gorgeous, as is the lobby, complete with grandfather clock, crystal chandeliers, etc. Don't expect a huge atrium b/c as with other historic spots, everything is on a smaller scale, but it is charming and beautiful. The location is phenomenal -- right on top of Bourbon Street and across from some loves antique stores and shops. However, the room I was in was the smallest room I've ever had, including New York City. I literally had bruises on my legs from bumping into the side of the desk when I wanted to get around the bed. The view was horrendous -- right up against a white washed wall. The bathroom was lovely but tiny -- not enough room to put makeup and toiletries around. The water pressure, however, was excellent -- very nice shower experience. The air circulation was also excellent -- no on-and-off fans, but a nice steady fan with good termperature control. The bedding was not great -- very heavy and yet not very warm -- bad combination. A nice assortment of pillows though. The food at the restaurant was fabulous -- we went there twice it was so good, which is saying something considering we were in New Orleans and there are tons of great restaurants around. The in-room dining is also delicious -- great beignets with praline sauce!! Very night fresh fruit platter to for breakfast. However, the TV didn't work and the electronics were spotty throughout the stay. Also the hairdrying didn't work and I had to wait almost an hour for a replacement with a head full of mousse. Fortunately, I didn't have to be anywhere in a hurry that morning, unlike other mornings during the stay. So the hotel has some work to do in some areas although it does many things well. Next time, I would stay somewhere else; that said, on balance I had a nice time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteleone Hotel New Orleans
- Monteleone New Orleans