Just returned after spending 4 nights at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel last week. What a pleasant stay!
If you are looking for a hotel in the French Quarter this hotel is extremely well located. You are one block off Bourbon Street and in essence can walk within 15 minutes to any key point in that part of the city you wish.
There are two sides to the hotel - the Courtyard and the Inn side. The Courtyard side is across the street and the doors to the rooms open to the outside like a motel. However the courtyard is very secure, with keycard entry, and each room has charming french doors.
The room was well appointed with a wonderful king bed. I travel quite a bit and would say its one of the most comfortable beds I have slept on. The room had a 20 foot vault ceiling with exposed beams and brick. I thought it was pretty cool. Room had a nice flat screen TV on the wall. The bathroom is well appointed but its worth noting the wash basin and mirror are part of the bedroom. I tend to not like those set-ups but it somehow worked for us. The frig was very handy for some drinks and snacks we bought nearby.
We did try the continental breakfast once and it was fine, if not crowded. Just has the basics - bagels, fruit, juices, milk, and a waffle maker. They did it in the area that doubles as a bar at night.
While we did not use it, there is a small but rather nice looking saltwater pool with lounge chairs. I regretted not using it as again, its seemed quite nice. Also, having the free wifi in the room was nice, as I had brought my laptop.
I should mention there is a wonderful restaurant next door called Bayona.
The caveat of my review is this. Again, I stayed on the Courtyard side. I do believe the rooms are different on the Inn side and I believe the reviews are correct: some rooms are directly over the parking garage and I would perceive that you would want to avoid the 2nd floor rooms, if you can. However, I do not know this from any experience.
Overall, I would highly recommend Dauphine Orleans Hotel. It's comfortable, easy, and well located. Despite being one block from Bourbon Street it was VERY quiet. I would have no problem staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dauphine Orleans New
- Hotel Dauphine Orleans