As others have noted, the location is perfect, the rooms are smallish but comfortable, the service is polite and attentive. For breakfast, skip the hotel and walk one block to the right on Royal to the Cafe Beignet, which lives up to its name far more than the famous Cafe du Monde. Be warned that the hotel's Carousel Bar is mobbed at night, noisy, and (unless you're seated at the bar) often has terrible service, as well as the worst Pisco Sour my wife (a native Peruvian) has ever tasted.
- 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