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The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Ranked #15 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Class Exemplifed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

I have stayed in the Roosvelt for a total of five nights over two business stays. The long opulent and historic hallway leads to a seamless check-in process. They make the guests feel like they are at home. I have stayed in the Deluxe room and Superior Room (both one King bed). The Superior room is huge (maybe 600 square feet or more) and may even be a little too big. No one could sleep on the couch so with a maximum of two people on the King bed, it is almost wasted space. However, it is cool to have a big room. The room and bathroom are impeccably clean. There is a television in the bathroom so I could watch Sportscenter in the morning through the glass shower doors. The soaps are from Ferragamo and smell really nice (like cologne, not some overly fruity orange ginger or some other generic hotel smell). There is turndown service at dinner time, including chocolate on the pillows, a card describing the next day's weather, and a complimentary shoe shine if one so desires. The one downside is the bed is really too soft. If you are used to a firm bed, you might struggle adjusting to the bed. Other than that, the hotel is excellent.

Ask for Tower 2, which looks onto another building rather than overlooking the street. This will save you some noise!

The hotel is less than three blocks from Bourbon Street and just a few minute walk from my favorite restaurant in New Orleans: Mr. B's Bistro on Royal St.

Room Tip: Ask for Tower 2 for a quieter experience
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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TheRoosevelt, Front Office Manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
daves_32: Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that your experiences have been so great. It is very important that our guests have a wonderful arrival experience and our beautiful lobby allows this. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We had a nice weekend visit to the Cresent City in New Orleasns at The Roosevelt. It really takes you back in time with the gorgeous lobby area. Our upgraded suite was fabulous and the food was excellent. Location is good and accessible to the many city's attractions. A must stay when traveling to the city.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

I could have moved in! Our suite was large, comfortable and very well appointed with beautiful furnishings, two flat panel TVs, a comfy bed and 1.5 baths. The charge for upgrading to a suite was a bargain compared to similar hotels and worth every penny. Two couples in our group stayed in "regular" rooms and they were also very nicely appointed. The location is very convenient to everything. The service was excellent. The old, historic elevators were a bit slow, but that is the price you pay for the ambiance. The Sazerac Bar was like walking back in time, with yummy cocktails and comfortable seating. I've stayed in many hotels in N.O. and nothing has compared to the Roosevelt. We are already planning a return trip!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

My 21 y/o twin daughters & I stayed @ The Roosevelt for their 1st trip to NOLA (my birthday present to them). The entire experience was absolutely AMAZING!!!! Every single thing was perfection! From Amr (who helped me w/ my reservations) to Jasmond (the night mgr) & Kelly (also working w/ him) to the bellmen (young, chocolate men whose names I forgot...sorry) to the concierges (and housekeeping) to the chef @ Domenica, the clerks in the gift shop & the shoe-shine man - - everyone was exceptional! All were welcoming (made us feel so special), friendly, professional, helpful & accommodating. My daughters ONLY want to stay at The Roosevelt from now on!! Looking forward to future NOLA trips & staying at The Roosevelt each time! I recommend it without hesitation & just rave about it!!!

Room Tip: 6th Floor, Tower 2 - King Luxury Suite - FABULOUS!! Seemed like we were the only ones on the floor...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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TheRoosevelt, Front Office Manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Karin H

On behalf of the entire team here at The Roosevelt; we thank you for your review and more importantly for allowing us to be part of this special occasion. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and happy that so many of us could assist in making this happen. Please do not hesitate to contact us again for future visits.

Mark T. Remer
Front Office Manager
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Definitely worth the splurge. We had a suite w/ a large living room, a bedroom and 1.5 baths that was immaculate and beautiful. The pool area is fantastic, and the spa is the best ever!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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TheRoosevelt, Front Office Manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
pjgator: Our Guerlain Spa IS the best ever! Thank you so much for being our guest and allowing us the opportunity to create a WOW experience! We look forward to you being our guest again in the future.
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Hotel was conveniently located and very CLEAN! Great staff and rooms.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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TheRoosevelt, Front Office Manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
GrkKookla: Thank you so much for stopping by Trip Advisor and posting your review. We feel the hotel is in a prime location for all travelers no matter what brings them to the city. Please come back to see us again soon and experience the True Waldorf Service!

Mark T. Remer
Front Office Manager
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Was here for a conference. Therefore, they offered us an excellent rate! Loved this location - everyone was extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions, etc. Concierge is extremely helpful here! Made most of our dinner reservations for us (for the nights that we didn't make in advance which I highly recommend).
They have great dining options here as well.
And, they have a great gym....a little small. But, you have to remember the age of the building, etc.
Will stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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TheRoosevelt, Front Office Manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear NancyPhoenix,


Thank you for noting some of the amazing amenities The Roosevelt has to offer. We also boast the BEST concierge staff around! Our team prides themselves on giving the most memorable experience possible while visiting the great city of New Orleans! Please do not hesitate to contact me for your next visit.

Mark T. Remer
Front Office Manager
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Property: The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Address: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112-2502
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in New Orleans
#4 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#4 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#6 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#17 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 504
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let the good times roll at the rooftop pool, Waldorf Astoria Spa and legendary Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt, New Orleans. Bask in the glow and elegant history of the huge chandeliers in the grand lobby, and relax in your beautifully upscale room or suite. Experience luxurious Southern hospitality at the historical Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria. Our landmark hotel is a short walk to the French Quarter, close to New Orleans nightlife, dining and culture, providing an elegant sanctuary in a vibrant Mardi Gras town. Highlights • Close to the French Quarter, museums, restaurants and attractions • Exclusive Waldorf Astoria Spa • Rustic Italian dining at award-winning Domenica, a John Besh restaurant • Live music and inspiring cuisine at the Fountain Lounge • Seasonal rooftop pool and bar serving cocktails and snacks • Luxurious gifts by local designers in the Emporium Gift Shop The Roosevelt New Orleans is a repeat winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which is an award given to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. ... more   less 
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