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Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Ranked #49 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 2, 2012

There was some outside renovations going on that put the pool out of service but it was too cold anyway. Nice hotel, friendly, helpful staff and a free breakfast, all for a reasonable price. And the best part is its location, just blocks from everything you want to walk to.
The only complaint was no refrigerator in the room, one was available for $25, Come on , for that price every room should have a fridge. But at least they did not charge for access to the internet. Free wireless was available in the room.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Booked 2 nights at the hotel on the strength of previous reviews and was not disappointed. The staff are excellent and very friendly and welcoming. Hotel is ideally placed one block from Bourbon Street and provides a complimentary breakfast every morning. Other little touches such as chocolates on your pillow and free coffee and cookies are delightful.

The pool area is currently being refurbished, but as we weren't here to sit out poolside, this didn't pose any problems.

All in all, a very nice stay, and I would come again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The rooms were very reasonably priced. i booked directly through the hotel for a CAA discount. The reservation process was great. We were checked in very quickly and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome, everyone was saying hello and welcoming us! The location is great in the French Quarter, close to lots of shops and dining. The rooms are modern but very charming and extremely comfortable beds. The included breakfast is awesome, this is not your run of the mill continental. There was sausage, a waffle maker, cereal, yogurt, drinks, fruit, muffins, and more! Next time I am in NOLA I will definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Yes, there are quite a few great spots to stay in the FQ, but likely none have Miss Aisha and her staff. When's the last time a front desk manager addressed you by name the day after you checked in? Other staff on the property are equally friendly and helpful; Mr. Curtis and his 'universal' key got us out of a bit of a dilemma. The bed was very comfortable and although the room was a bit on the small side, (bathroom too), they were very clean. Our room overlooked the parking, but had an outside sitting area - trade-offs. A towel rack in the bathroom and an updated safe would probably be useful, but we managed fine for our two night stay. The location is great as the FQ is easily walkable. Breakfast is done well - nothing fancy, but a considerable step up from many of the 'economy' chains. And, the bar is a quiet relief from the nearby Bourbon St. madness - ssshhh - don't tell anyone! Our room had a mini frig.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Aisha A, Front Office Manager at Dauphine Orleans Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Turkeybabe10:

I am so delighted that you stayed here at the Dauphine Orleans with us. I will pass on those kind words you spoke of Mr. Curtis. He truly is a life saver. Thank you for the compliment as well. I try to learn all my guest names-you are part of my family! We look forward to greeting you again.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

stayed in mid october 2012 great local you can walk everywehre never needed the car, the room was clean and comfortable the breakfast was very good. The beds are comfortable with temperpedic mattresses I find that I sometimes wake up feeling stuck I would not want one at home but it is fine for a few days. staff was plesent and helpful

Room Tip: we stayed on the top floor in the back and had no street noise it was very quiet
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We loved the quality of our two double beds, but the entire hotel was a bit tired looking. The room was adequate sized for the three of us (all adults), but lack of thoughtful shelving in the small bathroom and no mini fridge .adequate the room less than superb.
The lobby was small, and the pool area had some construction happening, but the staff were always super helpful and friendly.
The building is an old French Quarter original, so it being small and aged were expected, and the location was perfect for accessing Bourbon St. , yet not too noisy at night.
Overall we enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I travelled quite a lot in my life and this is one of the best hotels that I've experienced. We stayed there for a week and the service was outstanding. All the staff is extremely friendly and helpful but Aisha was just fantastic. The continental breakfast has a wide variety of food and is excellent. The hotel is very clean and the rooms very comfortable. And just one block from Bourbon St.! If I go back to New Orleans, I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Address: 415 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112-3495
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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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#37 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#38 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: $134 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dauphine Orleans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter one block from the bustle of Bourbon Street. A multi-million dollar renovation in June 2008 has created a new era of elegance in this 18th-century landmark, featuring several private courtyards and balconies. The Dauphine Orleans offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, Tempur-Pedic bedding, fitness & exercise room, deluxe continental breakfast and a saltwater pool. ... more   less 
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