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“An oasis in the hectic French Quarter!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Ranked #34 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Ridgewood, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“An oasis in the hectic French Quarter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

The BF and I went for a 5-day vacation in New Orleans and we opted to stay at the Dauphine Orleans not only because we got a terrific deal on Priceline, but also because the website made it look divine.

We got a room on the 4th floor overlooking past the rooftops and a slight view of the center courtyard with the pool. The room itself was clean, fresh, and modern. The bathroom was huge and the bed was comfortable (Tempurpedic baby!). Our room got straightened up on a daily basis - our beds were made and fresh towels/toiletries were always awaiting us when we got back to our rooms.

The hotel itself is in a quiet section of the French Quarter. Although it's very close to Bourbon St, you won't find the bratty frat guys here! It's the perfect walking distance to everything you would want to see. There's a grocery store 1/2 a block away with a .99 cent ATM fee, along with snacks, liquor, and other useful items. There is also a 24-hour diner a couple of steps away from the front hotel entrance.

The bar that is connected to the hotel, May Baileys, has a decent selection of booze and the bartenders (especially Lisa!!) are just awesome! Here is where I got many recommendations from locals, that did not disappoint! You can grab your drink and sit out in the courtyard by the pool (the only place where smoking is allowed in the hotel besides the bar). The pool itself is on the small side but perfect for a quick dip to help you recover from your morning hang over. Fresh towels are always available.

I would definitely stay in this hotel again, next time making sure to get one of the super fancy suites with a balcony. Excellent decor, cheap prices, great location and a super friendly staff!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We checked out of a slightly higher level hotel because I simply couldn't make a decision ! I booked 4 days in each. I booked months in advance for this hotel and got a great rate. In my opinion, a bargain. Location fabulous... SO CLOSE to the crazy action on Bourbon street, with NONE of the noise ! Explain that to me. How is is that I don't hear that craziness !
amazing. Ok, ice machiens on every floor. wonderful. Bedding? outrageous.( memory foam transports me.) I have a two double - bedded room for two. great a/c ..friendly staff. saltwater pool...tiny but friendly. On premises bar that I did not hit yet.. but the breakfast? waffles, yogurt, bagels, cereal,coffee/jice/fruit.. just FINE . Flat screen t.v., very little furniture and drawers true.. but marble and upscale bathroom make this place a winner. Hallways nice...onsite parking at a price.. Free good high speed internet in room... tiny fitness room...I'd come back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2010
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

Average hotel, not worth the price. Stayed in a double room. No furniture to place cloths, no closet space, small bathroom. For the money I would have rather stay somewhere else. I don't suggest place.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

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.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

My friends and I stayed here during a ladies weekend vacation and had a GREAT time! If you are looking for a high end hotel with every amenity possible, then do not stay here! However, if you are looking for New Orleans charm, with atmosphere, basic amenities and value, then this is the place for you. I am not sure what all of the bad reviews are about! The continental breakfast included yogurt, pastries, waffles, juice and coffee (what was expected), the rooms were nicely sized for 3 of us (how much time do you spend in the room on vacation anyway), the hotel is the perfect distance from Bourbon street, it is a few blocks from the streetcar stops and within walking distance to everything we wanted to do. If we did want a cab, the hotel staff was there to assist at anytime. We had an incredible time and will definitely return to this hotel the next time we visit New Orleans!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Hillsborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Loved the front desk people. They gave great dining recommendations and helpful sightseeing tips. Really went out of their way to make it a special stay for us.

We qualified for the "Spring Fling" special rate (Mon-Thurs), which included parking and continental (with waffles!) breakfast. That made it sooo affordable! It also meant that our room was small without a balcony, but that's okay--we were on a budget. The hotel was clean, pretty and quiet, and the bed was comfortable.

Location--perfect! Right in the French Quarter, yet quiet -- one block away from the noise of Bourbon street. Only a short walk to the St. Charles Street trolley stop or to the river. And we walked all over the French Quarter and left the car in the garage.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Wife and I stayed at the Dauphine June 6 - 11. Booked there after researching on T.A. Would have stayted longer than the 5 nights but price jumped considerably Friday and Saturday. Checkin on Sunday around 5:30 pm was flawless. Room very clean and while I had earlier requested a room away from the parking garage we were right above it and never heard a thing all the time we were there. Don't know what others heard or maybe they had their windows open. We didn't as that would have affected the air conditioning.
King size bed with super comfortable mattress and pillows. Lots of towels in the bathroom. Continental breakfast is provided each morning in the May Bailey lounge and includes juices, milk, coffee, selection of tea, cold cereal, fruit, bread, bagels, etc for toasting, and a waffle machine where you make your own.
Courtyard and pool area not large but quite a few lounges and chairs available. We were generally able to get a lounge when we got back to hotel around 3:00 pm. That seemed to be the popular time to take a swim and pick up some rays. Pool isn't large but enough to cool off and do some laps. I could swim underwater from one end to the other. There was a fitness room but didn't check it out.
There is a computer in the lobby area that you can access free to check emails etc.
All the staff we met were very friendly. Only complaint I had was one of our lamps next to the bed did not work. Left a note for the maid but nobody did anything about it. Finally on our last evening there I decided to move the night table out and saw that it wasn't plugged in. Why couldn't the maid have done that?
Checkout as smooth as checkin. In fact when I saw the bill it didn't have any $1. daily surcharge or tax showing and asked. They said our price was a special package because we stayed five nights.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#28 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#37 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#38 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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