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“Great Location with gorgeous french charm!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Richelieu in the French Quarter

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Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Ranked #38 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
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“Great Location with gorgeous french charm!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

I absolutely adored this hotel. It's really truly a gem. You can easily walk anywhere from this hotel and when I'm in New Orleans except for areas near the 9th Ward. I would recommend driving to those areas if you need to go. The decor of the hotel is simply charming and yes, the room decor can seem a bit dated but if I wanted to stay someplace that reeks of modern taste, I would go there. However, if you just need the simple amenities and a place that's surrounded by beautiful wrought iron and has a decent pool, you've found your place. The front desk was wonderful and quite accomodating and the room was just fine for what I needed. I will always come back to this hotel whenever I'm staying in New Orleans.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Michelle K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is an utterly charming hotel with class A service and a congenial and helpful staff. Stay here in New Orleans! It's off the beaten path enough to avoid drunken tourists on Bourbon Street, but easily within walking distance if you want to be one!

Room Tip: Ask for a courtyard facing room, or possibly one of their delux ultra southern rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Le Richelieu is the perfect hotel in a great location of the French Quarter - close to Frenchmen Street, which is where the locals go for food/drinks/music & within walking distance to Bourbon Street. The hotel was clean and the staff was very helpful with recommendations. If you want to experience authentic NOLA, Le Richelieu is perfect!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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mcminnville, oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have visited New Orleans many times but have never stayed in any of the historical hotels in the French Quarter. It was great being within walking distance of everything and I thought the building was beautiful. If you want fancy fixtures you should probably stay in one of the highrises on Canal St. That is not what this place is about. Everything in our room worked fine. The parking is a great plus. This is a quiet side of the Quarter, which I personally like. We had a great time. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is an amazing place to stay when visiting NOLA. The location can't be beat! you are 2 blocks away from everying including, trolly car, bourbon, frenchman st. the marken, coffee shop, restaurants, shopping etc. The owner Frank is a wonderful man with an amazing heart, his staff are like family to him he states and I can see why, they are like family and make everyone who walks through that beautiful door feel at home. We had a balcony room on the 3rd floor and it was wonderful, bed was comfortable, small fridge and everything we needed. The outdoor pool was fabulous and I won't stay anywhere else, it is close enough to catch the action for anything, but far enough to retreat and hang on the balcony for a couple cocktails while enjoying the sounds, smells and tastes NOLA has to offer. I would recommend without hesitation, not a fancy place or high class, but that isn't what NOLA is about anyway. Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: 3rd floor balcony is private, 2nd floor is shared with others staying on this floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

The place still has its charm but is overrated by some reviews. The desk and bar staff are not as friendly as some report. They appear to be bored and going through the motions. The room was OK. The bathroom was decent sized but badly in need of new fixtures. We had to call for service twice on the toilet and it still never worked right. The shower head was unadjustable and pounded water down on you. The A/C unit was ancient and unadjustable. The bed was OK, and there was a walk in closet and outer deck to the street. I had heard that there was no coffee maker in the room, but when we asked, they brought one up with coffee for each day for free. Otherwise you have to walk down to the bar area to pour your own free coffee and bring it back to room. Don't know why they dont just provide coffee makers in each room. Strange, quirky place to stay but a good quiet location near to most things on that side of the quarter. A bit more of a walk to the busier west side.

Room Tip: Ask for one with an outside balcony and ask for a coffee maker. Good Italian restaurant a block awa...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Address: 1234 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2507
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#43 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#54 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Richelieu in the French Quarter 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Richelieu is a small hotel, 87 rooms, located in the historic French Quarter. We have a cafe & bar which overlook our courtyard & swimming pool area. Our in-room amenities include private baths, satellite television, refrigerator, telephone with Free Wireless Internet, Free local calls, hairdryer, iron & full-size ironing board. We also feature Secure, Self Parking On Premises for a fee. ... more   less 
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