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“Wedding Wonderful-ness” 5 of 5 stars
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The Frenchmen Hotel
Ranked #44 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“Wedding Wonderful-ness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed at the Frenchmen Hotel for 5 days ( April 3rd-April 8th) with about 25 friends and family members renting all different kinds of rooms. We had our wedding reception on the roof top terrace! We cannot say enough great things about this hotel. The queen loft was so perfect and accommodated our family of 4 perfectly. I got to see all the rooms while stopping by the families’ rooms, and I love them all clean, unique and fun. Our whole family was happy with all the hotel rooms. We also spend a lot of time gathering in the court yard, using the hot tub, and the pool. The rooms were great but the staff was Wonderful!! We had many, many unexpected needs come up for the wedding reception and throughout the days and everyone from the sales director to the front door receptionist and the cleaning staff were SO, SO helpful!! More than once going above and beyond what anyone was expecting to help.

The noise never kept us awake. and we even switched rooms one night with my mother-in-law who had the balcony room facing Frenchmen St.. Jazz Music in the air!!! I love it.

I normally stay with family while in New Orleans but this lovely hotel makes me want stay here all the time, and be close to all the action! We loved Frenchman St. and ate several times in the area, The Praline Connection was good, Snug Harbor, fun. Although, Motito’s was not great. Everything was so close.

I can't wait to stay here again for our 1 year anniversary!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Rebecca P
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English first
New York City, New York
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181 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I was serious about earplugs. Even from a room in the back of the hotel, we could hear the music on the street. OTHER THAN THAT, this is a charming, clean, historic hotel with a dining room table for the guests to share for breakfast. The people are interesting and the food is small.
But, when you spend the day eating everything in sight, a small breakfast is a good thing.
Our room #202 was comfortable, had furniture with large drawers so we could unpack, and a bathroom with a shower. The bed was good, the pillows good and the windows worked.
But, we could hear someone practicing the tuba in the middle of the night. One night, there was a horrendous thunder storm (OK, who could help that?) and no one slept a wink.
Buy earplugs!

Room Tip: Ask to be in the main house in a room in the back.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank CamilleNewYorkCity
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Del.
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My friends and I stayed here during Mardi Gras 2012. We went into not expecting too much. Our room wasn't too big, but it had two big beds and a bathroom. We had a few chairs on the outside of our room. The staff was very nice and helped us navigate the city. I would stay here again, because I liked being off the main drags of bourbon and canal streets. It provided a quiet escape from the craziness of Mardi Gras

Don't
- stay here if you're expecting luxury accommodations
- stay here if you want to have a typical touristy location

Do
- stay here if you can suck it up for the value! Our room was pretty reasonable - for Mardi Gras
- stay here if you want to enjoy live music and to hang out where the locals are

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank imabluehen
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The room was so small that we had to get dressed on the bed. Rooms are tacky and smell like citrus windex. Seems like there's a history of double-booking rooms. Location is cool, and there is a small pool...slightly larger than the rooms. Same price as the swanky French Quarter rooms, so you're probably better off booking out there. Walls are thin, bring earplugs if you wanna sleep!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Sam L
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Frenchmengm, General Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
I'm sorry you don't feel the pool and rooms are large enough accommodations. Each room is individually decorated in antique and New Orleans-style decor and the rooms range in size. We have no history of double-booking rooms and take inventory management seriously. Our refreshing pool and relaxing hot tub complete our brick-lined courtyard decorated with 15' palm trees and cast iron patio furniture.
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Frenchmen during Mardi Gras (room 106). What a great hotel! It's very charming and quaint (not unlike an inn or B&B) - the antique furniture and french doors really add character and the bed was very comfortable! The front desk staff were all very friendly, especially Troy, and when we mentioned a few problems with our room (toilet constantly running and a little leak in the ceiling), John, one of the maintenance guys, came in right away to look at and fix the issues. The location of this hotel is great - just far enough from the French Quarter to avoid the hustle and bustle of that neighborhood, but close enough that it's within walking distance (approximately 15-20 minute walk). Frenchmen Street can be quite noisy at night as the jazz clubs are open til all hours of the night. Bring earplugs and you'll be fine. The continental breakfast was good: bagels, toast, donuts, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, orange juice, milk and king cake. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Louise H
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Frenchmengm, General Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Frenchmen Hotel property, staff and amenities. We look forward to seeing you and your boyfriend during your next visit to New Orleans.
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Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We made reservations for another place 7 months prior to our arrival. Upon our arrival, our room was given away even though we were told there was a "plumbing issue" in the room & given a substandard room that was unacceptable. I called around all over New Orleans & surrounding areas (during Mardi Gras, mind you) & happened upon this little gem called the Frenchman Hotel. Super friendly & accomodating staff. Clean, bright, & cheerful property. One of the BEST locations. We had such an amazing time that we inquired about next year! We will be back & we definitely will be staying @ the Frenchmen!!!!! Superthanks to Clarence, Troy, & Ashley! You guys are WONDERFUL!!!!!

Room Tip: Book as early as possible for Mardi Gras!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Stephanie E
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Frenchmengm, General Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for this shining review of our staff and property. Clarence, Troy and Ashleigh are appreciative of the kind words - we are proud to have them on our staff. We all look forward to seeing you again!
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Reminiscence of the family hotels of France. Convenient to the music scene. Safe neighborhood

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank loco dog
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Frenchmengm, General Manager at The Frenchmen Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Frenchmen Hotel. We hope you choose to stay with us on your next visit to La Nouvelle-Orléans.
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Property: The Frenchmen Hotel
Address: 417 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2022
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#44 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Frenchmen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With year round front door access to the heart of NOLA's live music scene, The Frenchmen Hotel is the perfect home for your next escape. Consisting of three remodeled mid 19th century Creole town houses, a heated pool, and beautiful sky deck, The Frenchmen offers a unique blend of modern comfort, contemporary fun, and historic class. Boutique without the fuss, The Frenchmen offers a variety of room types from lofted courtyard Queens to King Suites boasting private balconies on Frenchmen St. When the brass bands line up on the corner of Chartres and Frenchmen, be the first at the scene. Located right in the action, The Frenchmen offers unrivaled access to nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, putting both the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods at your fingertips. In addition to the heated pool, The Frenchmen provides free wi-fi for all guests, 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water service, as well as gated and covered parking for a nightly fee. We also welcome pets under 50lb. with deposit, and serve complimentary breakfast every morning in our gallery. Planning a party, group adventure, wedding, or event? The Frenchmen is the perfect home for your soiree, and our staff prides itself on concierge and planning services. Get to know New Orleans hassle-free and enjoy your dream vacation at ease. Contact the Front Desk 24/7 for more info. ... more   less 
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