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“Love The Carousel Bar” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monteleone
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2201 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Love The Carousel Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I admit in all my visits to NOLA, I have never sat at the actual carousel bar. I have watched many a Saturday football game in the rest of the bar, though. Pretty, friendly people all cheering for their favorite teams. While we where there, our small couch grouping changed four times. We met folks from Alabama, Ole Miss, A&M (boo!) LSU. Friendliest people in the world, all joined in their love for college football. In the lobby, multiple wedding parties were gathering and we even had a Second Line come through with one couple that just got married. The service was solid, the drinks well done. It's an event any time you are there but you can't miss a Saturday afternoon during football season.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
So happy to hear how you so enjoyed your time at the Carousel Bar. It is a very special place in New Orleans. We hope to see you for another spin soon!
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a great couple getaway weekend at Hotel Monteleone! Super great location. Love the Carousel Bar! Great service. Appreciate the friendliness from the concierge to the bartenders. Smiles everywhere! Rooms were nice, bathrooms very small as is the way of most older hotels. Comfortable bed. No outside noise, but we were on the 10th floor. I would recommend for the great location and to experience the historical aspect of such a stately hotel.

Stayed November 2013
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Monteleone! Sounds like a great couple getaway weekend. We hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for five nights. Honeymoon. The hotel has a perfect location in the Frenck Quarter, all kind of amenities, staff really hepful and kind.

If I ever come back to New Orleans I will surely repeat!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great hotel, great location. The front desk, doormen, concierge and all personnel was very helpful. Delicious breakfast! The rooms were made a bit late (after lunch), so going back for a nap was out of the question. Excepting for that, a great hotel very close to all the action but not quite in the middle of it, which is, of course, a plus for a hotel. Thank you!.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your kind response! We hope to see you back at the Hotel Monteleone again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed at the Hotel Monteleone at the end of October for 3 nights and loved it!

The hotel is located right in the French Quarter walking distance to everything. Rooms were decent sized and beds were super comfortable. They even had a heavy blanket for the beds (which is hard to find in hotel rooms).
They have a cool bar downstairs which rotates while you drink. It's a bit pricey compared to everywhere else in the French Quarter but I'd suggest it for a drink at least.

Would suggest this hotel to any other travellers!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Hotel Monteleone! Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Friday thru Monday stay for the Saints/Cowboys game - booked an Executive Suite at >$400 per night as we have had this before and suits our needs. Checked in, went to our room and when we opened the curtains in the parlour for the view, we were staring at a brick wall a few feet away - we expect a bit more than that, although the bedroom window was a view of rooftops and some rusty physical plant buildings. Next, we had some sort of denial at the Aria Spa there as they had no record of the reservation for Sat. morning. We have the email confirmations, etc. and all they can say is "We're sorry". We truly enjoy our favorite watering hole in the French Quarter - the Carousel in the Monteleone and it did not disappoint. This was our first time back since the renovation that opens up the entire bar area into the adjacent bar. A window table is the best "people watching" spot in the city. Despite the inconveniences, the room was comfortable, although the bathroom is very small. The restaurant, bar and housekeeping staff are great - the front desk, Spa and bell desk were not up to value standards for a hotel with the advertised service and elegance expected. We have stayed at the Monteleone several times and this stay was a bit odd due to the attitude of the staff - perhaps when you are booked up, you do not need to be accommodating. Next time, we will probably stay at another hotel and visit the Carousel as needed.
It feels as if they believe they could have sold this suite for a lot more than what we paid for it and want to make sure we are not welcome here anymore.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment regarding your recent visit to Hotel Monteleone.

I regret that you did not receive the level of service we are capable of providing and I apologize. Your remarks are well taken and have been brought to the attention of our management team for review.

I hope you will reconsider your impression of Hotel Monteleone and allow us another opportunity to provide you the type of hospitality, ambiance, and service upon which our reputation is established and which you have every right to expect.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We thought and thought and finally decided to spend our nights in New Orleans at the Monteleone. My wife is in a wheelchair so we had to make some plans. Ann Brett the concierge arranged for transportation from the airport and a rental scooter. Stephanie at the front desk made sure that our room would accommodate that scooter, and Raul helped us to our room. The location of the Monteleone in the French Quarter was excellent. We walked to great restaurants, listened to good music, and saw the sights without having to take a cab. The room was comfortable and beautiful and it was pleasant to come back to this homey place after a day of being out and about. We loved every minute of our trip to NOLA and our stay at the Hotel Monteleone.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Monteleone and took the time to share your great experience with TripAdvisor. It sounds like a wonderful trip! Please return soon to the Hotel Monteleone for another great time!
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Additional Information about Hotel Monteleone

Address: 214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in New Orleans
#5 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#9 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#10 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#15 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monteleone 4*
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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