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“Longest elevator rides for a classy place.” 3 of 5 stars
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The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130-1106 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #95 of 155 Hotels in New Orleans
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Longest elevator rides for a classy place.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This Westin is a very clean and comfortable facilities. I do disagree with the other reviews where the place has out-of-date rooms. I used one of my suite night upgrades and was able to be upgrades to very spacious suite that had French doors to the bed and an amazing view of the Mississippi.

I will add this Westin does lack some amenities and service seen at other Westin properties. 1) my suite did not come stocked with water (free or for sale) and there was no regular sugar in the coffee tray, 2) there were no towel racks in the shower room (so I had to walk out to the bathroom out-cove), 3) the elevators are the slowest and the most dinged up cars I have ever seen, and 4) during check-in the front-desk actually gave me a room that was already occupied.

I don't mean to be nit-picky, but these are noticeable things that may cause drama to high maintenance individuals. I found all of these things minor, except for the elevator issue. This was an issue since I was in NO for a local wedding, a group was there for the color run, and couple were there for a wedding. There's a third party parking across of the entrance so car logistics are great, but having to use 2 elevators to get from room to ground any bottlenecks can delays and nuisances.

I would recommend this hotel for any circumstance. The location is prime for shopping, close to the ferry and port, far enough from Bourbon, yet close enough for the antique shops of the French Quarter.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your suite upgrade and the views of the river. Please accept my apologies for some of the experiences you encountered; inconsistencies with room amenities and the delays with the elevators. I have notified our Housekeeping department of your comments and we are working toward a heightened attention to detail to ensure our guests satisfaction. Additionally, we are undergoing an elevator modernization project which will drastically improve their speed and consistency. We appreciate your patience during this time of progress.

Please allow us the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

Sincerely,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This property is well situated in downtown New Orleans. It is attached to a shopping center, across the street from Harrah's Casino, on the river and on the edge of the French Quarter. The staff was helpful and friendly. The property is currently undergoing a rennovation which does make the elevators run a little slow. Carpeting needs replacing but that is part of the rennovation. Our room was spacious and had a nice view of the river. We ate breakfast in the restaurant twice and the service was great as was the buffet.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your detailed review of the The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. We're glad you enjoyed our very convenient location as well as our helpful and friendly staff. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we transition and make necessary improvements to ensure our guests loyalty.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our refreshed hotel on your next visit!

Warmest regards,

David Rosenberg
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New Orleans LA.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We are from New Orleans and wanted to have a stay cation. we do this from time to time.The hotel is out dated. The location is pretty good but you will hear train horn because it is right by the train tracks. The elevators have to be the worst ever and dirty. We had to ask for a different room because of the fumes of paint and all of the materials were outside of our room. From the time we check in and the time we checked out we had dealings with five different front desk clerks. This hotel needs to change staff ASAP. So rude and not polite. When I went back to work friends asked me how was the hotel all I could say is I would not stay at the Westin. This great city has a lot better hotels to pick from. I hope they can get a new staff before The Super Bowl. We are not people who are hard to please.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the experiences you encountered, especially with service. Your concerns are very important to us and have been addressed with the appropriate departments. In addition, we are currently undergoing an elevator modernization project which will drastically improve their speed and consistency. We appreciate your patience during this time of progress.

Please allow us the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Sincerely,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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South Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Everything at the Westin Canal Place was wonderful (surprisingly so ...). I was there participating in a dance competition and did not have high expectations. BUT ... the room was huge and beautiful, with a lovely view. The staff at the hotel could not have been more accommodating, even going in search of the mini pain au chocolat I had loved at breakfast the day before when it was not on the pastry tray! When I asked for milk for the coffee, they brought it and poured for me. The banquet food was much better than most, spicy New Orleans fare at one dinner and a tasty, medium-rare filet mignon with a piece of Dijon chicken at another. The facilities were top notch as well. The only confusing part was the different elevator banks that went to different floors, but there was always someone around to point me in the correct direction if I appeared unsure!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. I'm glad you enjoyed the Grand Ballroom for your dance competition as well as the food and banquet staff. Your compliments are greatly appreciated and we're thrilled to have exceeded your expectations.

We can't wait to welcome you on your next visit to New Orleans.

Warmest regards,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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239 reviews 239 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Perfect location a block from Canal Street just at the corner of the French corner. The rooms are large, spacious, great view of the Mississippi River, beds are fantastic. Service is prompt with classic southern hospitality. One surprise I had was the brilliance of the restaurant: the food is excellent and the view is great. 5 stars.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your compliments on the southern hospitality you experienced at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. We're thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay and our location as well as the food in our restaurant. Our Executive Chef will be quite honored!

We can't wait to welcome you again on your next visit to New Orleans

Sincerely,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Okay the location is very good and short walk to the quarter. That's the extent of it. The hotel is worn, tired and beat up. Staff is not very good...not very helpful and not at all motivated. Had a suite reserved at check, arrived at close to 3 and told it was not ready. Asked when and the response was no idea. Simply took another room. Sparse and in need of a paint job.

They really need to get this on the renovation list and quick. It's a shame because it has a great location but appears not much was invested in the property over the years. Much better choices in New Orleans.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the experiences you encountered. We're sorry you found our staff to be unhelpful and that your room was not ready upon check-in. Your feedback is very important to us and we are currently in the process of improving some of the things you have outlined. Our current projects include modernizing our guest elevators, replacing carpets and refreshing and redesigning our lobby. We know these improvements are necessary to ensure the loyalty of our guests.

We hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

Best wishes,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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Mapua, New Zealand
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173 hotel reviews
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We enjoyed our 3 nights here. We had a deluxe room with a view of the MIssissippi river. Our room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The location is perfect for exploring New Orleans. There is a long wait for lifts but that was not really an issue. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestinCanalPlace, Public Relations Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
I am very glad you enjoyed your 3 night stay at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. The spacious, deluxe guest rooms truly offer the best views of the mighty Mississippi. We look forward to your next visit with us; our city and river await you!

Sincerely,

David Rosenberg
General Manager
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Address: 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130-1106
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#61 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#67 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin New Orleans Canal Place 4*
Number of rooms: 438
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The Westin New Orleans Canal Place is downtown just steps from the French Quarter, the Convention Center, Jackson Square, and the central business district. Offering a rooftop pool and free wifi. ... more   less 
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