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!
- 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