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Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Ranked #47 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2008

Spent 2 days prior to a cruise and couldn't be happier with the Dauphine Orleans! The rooms have recently been remodeled and everything was clean and bright. The location could not be better! Just 1 block off Bourbon but with none of the noise! The complimentary breakfast was a great way to start the day. The staff was eager to help in any way they could. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed December 8, 2008

A cozy boutique hotel with friendly staff - Don the Bellman is a wonderful resource for info on local restaurants and nightspots. Our room was clean and comfortable with a marble bathroom, however there were a couple of issues:

(1) the air-conditioning - we had to turn it down every night; and
(2) Our room was located over the parking garage which proved to be a source of undesireable late night noise, with car doors slamming and raucous laughter as revelers returned to the hotel after a night of partying. This took place from approx. 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. (note: this occurred on the weekend, Friday and Saturday night; we were not disturbed by late noise during the week). If you're a light sleeper, be sure to request a room that does not face the parking garage.

Renovation of the hotel is almost complete. The final upgrade will be the elevators, which are in dire need of a makeover. Amenities include a swimming pool and fitness center, replete with eliptical and cycling equipment however, there is only one treadmill, and it was in high demand during our stay. Complimentary breakfast is served daily and although the menu is limited, it included fresh fruit which was a plus. In addition, the hotel has two lovely courtyards; a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or do some reading.

In spite of the minor issues mentioned previously, we found the Dauphine Orleans to be a good value.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank EstiloM
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Reviewed November 18, 2008

My husband and I go to New Orleans every November and meet 15-20 friends to celebrate birthdays!! We have stayed at various hotels in the French Quarter and found the Dauphine to be great. Our room was clean, had a small balcony overlooking Dauphine, and the hotel has the cutest little courtyard perfect for morning coffee. It was a little noisy but that is the norm in the French Quarter. Staff was friendly and the hotel is in a terrific location for walking about the city. Will stay there again!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank GracieTess
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Reviewed November 17, 2008

We didn't choose this hotel for ourselves -- it was booked by the American Heart Association, at whose convention my husband was working. I flew down to join him. My husband stayed here for six nights, I stayed there for one night.

From the moment I arrived, I was very impressed. I took the airport shuttle, it pulled up in front of the hotel, and before I could even get out of the van, the Dauphine bellman was at the curb, welcoming me to the hotel and taking my luggage. He was so friendly and pointed out all the amenities of the hotel (pool, breakfast area, fitness room, courtyards, etc.) while taking my suitcase upstairs. He gave me several recommendations for dining and going out to hear a band; he even called me back after he left the room to mention one more recommendation. That's what I call excellent service! The people at the front desk were friendly and helpful as well.

We stayed in room 104, which is an upstairs room in an area by itself overlooking a courtyard. It's a beautiful, large room with an exposed brick wall, a gallery, shutters over the windows, French doors -- everything you'd imagine when you think "French Quarter boutique hotel." There was even a flat screen TV, wet bar and fridge. The landscaping around the room was lush and tropical, and the peeling paint on some of the buildings only added to the charm.

The next morning was lovely -- a beautiful sunny day in the '70s. I was sitting outside in the courtyard by the pool eating a waffle with strawberries, sipping a cup of tea -- life doesn't get much better than that.

This is a great location for a hotel -- on Dauphine Street, with a few bars (including a 24-hour one) and little stores nearby, yet far enough (one block) from Bourbon Street to escape that noise. Easy walking distance to everything in the French Quarter.

A few small quibbles: The king bed with its foam mattress toppper was a bit squishy, and the sheets were kind of scratchy (and why don't they tuck the bottom sheet under the mattress here, or use fitted sheets?). There were no washcloths in the bathroom, and the bathroom, while nicely outfitted with a jacuzzi tub, didn't have a proper stand-up shower -- you had to sit in the tub and spray yourself with the hose attachment. Also, there was no clock of any kind nor drinking glasses in the bathroom.

These minor inconveniences, however, did not take away from my enjoyment of the property, and I would have loved to stay on a few more days, but the hotel wanted to charge a ridiculous rate ($180/night) to extend our stay, when it had already given the AHA a rate of $94 per night. So we transferred to the Omni Royal Orleans, just two blocks away, which I've also reviewed.

In short, I would love to stay at the Dauphine Orleans again, if I could get a good deal. If you're looking for French Quarter "shabby chic" charm, and you can get this hotel for $120/night or less, it's absolutely worth it.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank Maenad1
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Reviewed October 30, 2008

We booked a last minute getaway to New Orleans and found the Dauphine to be simple but elegant. We stayed on the second floor in a deluxe king-bed room which was perfect. The only con was the view of the garage but if you ask for a courtyard view I am sure they may oblige. It is one block from Bourbon St. and about six from Decatur St. and Jackson Square. Each staff member from front desk to security was very pleasant, all quality employees. Price was a bit steep but the accomodations and perks made it very worth while. We will return in the future...

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank nickey7194
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Reviewed October 1, 2008

When we arrived the hotel was dirty and the rooms were not up to the standards in the pictures or as promised. We had to ask each day for our room to be cleaned housekeeping complained they didnt have any towels to do so. On our second night there after returning from dinner we came back and there were other ppls possessions on our balcony and cameras missing from our room. We called the desk they called the police who wouldnt even write a reoprt. So we emailed a complaint to the manager since he never was available. That same night as we packed to leave we had our balcony open one of us was out on it the other in the bathroom. We were talking back and forth. Security came to our room and said we were being to loud we apologized. 5 minutes later sherriffs showed up took us put in our nightgowns and arrested us for disturbing the peace. After a hellacious nightmare of 20 ours long we returned to gather out belongings which the hotel had thrown into garbage bags to find our money missing. They offered to call the police again. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL. We are two women in our thirtys who were doing nothing wrong but made a complaint and they took revenge on us.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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13  Thank tabbikat2219
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

Nice hotel and friendly staff. Room was nice and recently renovated. Paid $79/nt.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ChillMutt
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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 - $379 (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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