Astor Crowne Plaza on New Orlean's Canal Street is certainly a hotel convenient to the storied French Quarter. The hotel is in easy walking distance of fine restaurants, bars, music venues, and the Mississippi River wharf. The New Orleans casino is only a few blocks from the hotel, and the city's trolly line runs right by the front door.
The Crowne Plaza is an older facility. It's beginning to look and feel a tiny bit worn and frayed. But, for a hotel of its age and one-time grandeur, the aging is occurring with grace and gentleness--at least that is the experience to this guest. We visited New Orleans to attend a national convention, and the hotel easily and well supported the needs of convention goers. The rooms were clean, and the staff was courteous and efficient. The meeting rooms were well maintained and supported. The hotel provided luncheon was a hotel provided luncheon. Our menu was not particularly a New Orleans culinary experience.
My "average" rating for the Astor Crowne Plaza is not because of any negative issue or problem. The rating is based on a comparison with other convention hotels in other cities as well as my previous experience in New Orleans. The Crowne Plaza, in my opinion, is certainly adequate, but it does not rise to a more exalted level—it's an old facility, with the air of an old but still lively dowager.
We enjoyed greatly the location of the Crowne Plaza. Its proximity to the Red Fish Grill, ACME Oyster Bar, Felix's Oyster Bar, Jimmy J's, The Court of the Two Sisters, and other notable dining establishments, plus being bordered on either side by Bourbon and Royal Streets, is truly a positive. The convenience of the New Orleans trolly is also a plus. The location of the hotel makes unnecessary an automobile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience 'Southern Hospitality' at 'The Place to Meet' in New Orleans! Select from the renovated Astor Tower or historic Alexa Tower. The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel-New Orleans is located at the gateway to the world-famous French Quarter at the corner of historic Bourbon and Canal streets. Our location is unsurpassed in 'The Big Easy' and is within walking distance to all the downtown attractions and world-renowned restaurants! Enjoy the perfect blend of old world charm infused with modern luxury and convenience! This non-smoking 693 room, 4-diamond New Orleans hotel will welcome you with our warm and friendly staff, 24-hour in-room dining service, concierge and business services, valet parking, bell services, out-door pool, and fitness center. The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel-New Orleans is honored to host Dickie Brennan's newest restaurant, the Bourbon House, offering seafood entrees and classic New Orleans Creole Cuisine. Valet parking is available at $42 per day and oversized vehicles at $52 per day. As the locals say Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler - Let the Good Times Roll at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astor Crowne Plaza
- Crowne Plaza New Orleans