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“Couldn't have chosen a better location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown (French Quarter Area)

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Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown (French Quarter Area)
Ranked #18 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
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Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Couldn't have chosen a better location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

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.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors are probably quieter, especially if they front on Carondelet Street where the...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is a great location for visiting New Orleans French Quarter, Riverwalk, Casino, Riverboat rides, Aquarium and many other attractions. All of the attractions that I mentioned are within an easy walk. The cruise ship terminal is walkable, or a short taxi ride from the hotel. The hotel is in an older building, nicely renovated, clean with large rooms. Breakfast was very good. Staff was friendly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

My wife and I were headed to New Orleans for a quick 3 night visit in early November and wanted something close to everything, but far enough away to get some rest too. This was the perfect location. We took a cab from the airport, about a 25 minute trip and cost a set rate of $33 plus tip. The hotel is on Carondelet Street, which two blocks later across Canal Street, turns in Bourbon Street (and a whole other world from where you are staying). The lobby is somewhat strange as the hotel is connected to a mall with a clothing store located in the lobby. The front desk is actually in the back past the elevators. We arrived a little after 1 PM with a 3 PM check-in. Our room wasn't ready, no big deal, they stored our bags and we went out. I left my cell number and they said they'd call when the room was ready. Well, 3 PM came and went and we still got no call. We eventually showed back up about 3:15 and after what seemed to be some confusion behind the desk, we were given our room keys. As a Hilton Honors Silver member, usually I would get a snack bag or water, but here my status was never mentioned (not sure why not, I await my survey from Hilton). Anyway, our room was on the 4th floor, which also is the floor that breakfast is served on, so that was convenient. The room itself was clean, with a nice HD flatscreen. The bathroom was kinda cramped, with a shower stall that had almost painfully strong water pressure (never thought I'd say too much pressure). Our view was of a giant brick wall, not a big deal to me, just a warning to anyone expecting something different. The room had a fridge and microwave, which came in handy. The breakfast changed daily from scrambled eggs, omlettes, sausage, etc. Cereal, fruit, bagels and waffles were available daily. The coffee bar is always open, as with all Hampton's, so that is a plus. The St. Charles streetcar stops one block away from the hotel and you can take a nice tour of the Garden District on this for $1.25 each way (we took it to Commander's Palace without any issues). The hotel is within walking distance of most anything you could want to do in the French Quarter, and in a location where the noise of Bourbon Street is far enough away.

Room Tip: Fourth Floor has the breakfast area.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sweetser, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Our room was fantastic, had a corner room on the 7th floor. Very spacious and loved the Hampton bed!!! Desk staff were fantastic with helping us set up a Swamp Tour. Very short and safe walk to Bourbon St. I loved that our room had 2 full walls of windows.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

I'm a regular visitor to New Orleans. For this trip (and for the room rate) I stayed at the Hampton Inn on Carondelet Street over Halloween Weekend.

The location was good. Carondelet is directly across Canal Street with the hotel being on the end of the second block. I felt safe walking to and from the quarter. A nice but sometime annoying feature is the elevator access. A room is required to access room floors with the elevators.

The front desk staff were exceptional and very pleasant. They joked with me about the Halloween candy on the counter and which was our favorite type.

I was given a corner room on the fourth floor which was incredibly spacious, including a couch. The room had a nice flat TV, microwave, refrigerator and a safe. The bed was very comfortable and seemed to have the right firmness. I found the room quiet with a great view of the street cars. The housekeeping staff kept the room clean. Also, the heat and air in the room was perfect.

The breakfast varied each day. There was always waffles, fruit, cereal, etc. Some mornings had french toast and eggs while other mornings had turkey sausage and biscuits. I really enjoyed the variety especially given that I didn't have to leave the hotel to eat.

I noticed others commenting on the WiFi, which was a small issue for me until I connected to the AT&T WiFi.

I really enjoyed my stay and I almost hate to mention the bathroom as being a problem. The ceiling was showing signs of leakage and had damage. The major problem was the wall around the tub had been damaged which not only looks bad but has to be causing damage to the room below.

Room Tip: Get a room on the fourth floor and a corner room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

Old but renovated hotel about 2 blocks from The French Quarter. Valet parking at about $26. a day.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I spent 1 night at the Hampton Inn - New Orleans Downtown for a wedding recently. The hotel is about 2 blocks from Canal Street and Bourbon Street. Great Location. The room itself was clean, quiet and comfortable. I would definitely recommend anyone coming to New Orleans to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown (French Quarter Area)
Address: 226 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2911
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#20 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#21 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown (French Quarter Area) 3*
Number of rooms: 210
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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