A downtown hotel in an old, but well-kept building, the location is perfect for tourists. A two-block walk to the French Quarter, yet far enough away to avoid the noise, especially at night. The old green St. Charles Avenue streetcar stops less than half a block away, making for an easy trip to the Garden District or the (not-to-be-missed) National World War II Museum. Two blocks from the hotel is Canal Street, where the red Canal Street streetcar can take you to the waterfront (Aquarium, Imax theater, Harrah's casino, the waterfront mall and cruise ship terminal), and a transfer to the Riverfront Streetcar gets you to the convention center or the French Market. As for the hotel itself, we had a corner room that was huge and a bath to match (the latter could use a renovation, but that's the only minor negative thing I can think of). We particularly appreciated the quiet, efficient heating/AC, another thing that's important for a good night's sleep but is often lacking, especially in older buildings. Add a flat-screen TV with lots of cable channels, terrific bedding, and solid wi-fi, and it's hard to think of anything that is missing. The place was simply comfortable -- and comforting -- after returning from a hard day of sightseeing. We spent five nights and actually looked forward to returning to the room every day. As with all Hamptons, a free buffet breakfast is included and this was one of the better ones we've encountered. In addition to the usual assortment of cold items, there were two hot dishes each day. One was usually either scrambled eggs, a cheese omelet, or french toast sticks, and the other was sausage, turkey sausage or ham, though one morning it was biscuits and gravy. The usual fruit cocktail was supplemented with fresh bananas and apples, which we particularly welcomed. The service in the breakfast room was outstanding: nothing was left unreplenished for long and the trash cans were emptied promptly. And that brings me to my last comment: the staff, both at breakfast and on the front desk, were really friendly and exceptionally helpful. All in all, a terrific stay at a very reasonable price. I'll gladly recommend this hotel to any friends visiting New Orleans.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Carondelet Building, noted as the first "skyscraper" in New Orleans, the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown (French Quarter area) artfully combines the city's rich history with modern conveniences. Just one block from the French Quarter's Bourbon Street, famous restaurants, antique shopping and top attractions, our Hotel in Downtown New Orleans gives you easy access to the best this world-class city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Downtown/French Quarter Area Hotel New Orleans
- Hampton Inn New Orleans
- New Orleans Hampton Inn