This was my second stay at the Pere Marquette in NOLA. The first was a mixed bag but the trip that I completed recently was almost an entirely great experience.
The staff at the Pere Marquette was absolutely great without exception. My plane was delayed in Atlanta and the front desk made sure that the person I was meeting was given the message. Once, I approached the front door and TWO staff members opened the double doors. This made me smile.
The room was spacious, the bed extremely comfortable. It was located away from the construction on Common St. and was a peaceful refuge from the demands of walking around the city.
My only problem was the advertised 'Free WiFi'. This exists only at one table in the lobby which provides four computers for guest use. That would have worked by the WiFi connection was unreliable and I had to re-do mailings and reservations more often than not. It is puzzling to me that I can get WiFi on a bus but not in a four-star hotel without paying $13 a day. The hotel should figure out another way to increase the income stream as this, for me, was an unacceptable aggravation. The days of paying for WiFi are gone unless you are taking a cruise. I hope the hotel fixes this. Or at least make the WiFi in the lobby actually work.
The location of the hotel is perfect, the room was in all respects great. The staff could not have done a better job. If you can accept the WiFi as it exists then go for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capture the incomparable spirit of New Orleans with a big, easy stay at Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel. Set in the heart of the legendary French Quarter, our boutique New Orleans hotel provides a one-of-a-kind experience with floors and conference rooms named for jazz greats. Modern amenities seamlessly blend with the splendor of our mid-1920s building. Relax in style in well-appointed rooms boasting photography from local artists. A state-of-the-art conference center provides nearly 7,000 square feet of sophisticated New Orleans business and conference space to keep professionals on task and productive. We're also an ideal choice for a New Orleans wedding reception with onsite planners ready to assist! Break a sweat in the fitness center, or take it easy in our stylish lounge. Let us help you create lasting memories and extraordinary experiences during your stay at our boutique New Orleans hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance New Orleans
- New Orleans Renaissance