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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter
Ranked #44 of 165 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Convenient”
Reviewed June 28, 2009

During our annual "girl trip" we needed two queen beds and the older, smaller, pricier hotels in the FQ don't offer those. This hotel had lots of character. Our room was a good size, quiet, had great internet connections, and was close to the elevator. Country Inn and Suites was so close to the FQ that we walked everywhere, We did not rent a car but took a taxi to and from the airports, rode the street cars and took a NO tour in a van. The staff was great, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The breakfast was so-so, (although the breakfast room attendants were very friendly and helpful), but enough to get our day started. If I ever get a chance to visit NO again, I believe I would stay here; the price was decent compared to other accommodations.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Rantoul, IL
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

We stayed here and had a nice time. The staff were friendly and offered everything we needed. Breakfast area is a bit crowded and the pool is very small. We were in two different rooms because we requested a move and both vents were in major need of a cleaning, but otherwise the hotel was fine.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, FL
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We booked for 2 nights but I could have stayed longer. The staff was really helpful upon check-in and even had our room ready before noon! The room was on the smallish side but extremely clean and well maintained. We took the first set of elevators to our room which was a mistake because you had to walk down then back up stairs in the hallway to get through.
The consierge pointed us to the streetcar line to the Garden District which was around the corner. After checking out the park by the Zoo, Magazine St., Lafayette Cemetary and Commander's Palace for drinks, it was back to the hotel for a break.
The pool- if you want to call it that, was refreshing for a little cool-down, but if you want to seriously swim or sun; forget that thought. The only chairs and benches were strictly for sitting.
The French Quarter was 2 or so blocks away. After dinner and navigating through huge crowds it was a pleasure walking back to the hotel where it was nice and quiet. There were just enough people around to keep you from feeling as though you're walking in an unsafe area.
The breakfast which was included was far from the typical continental. There were sausages, eggs, make your own waffles. Cookies were provided at all times.
Check out was a breeze, but - "ouch!"- the bill for parking was $51.00 for 2 days!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2009

We Stayed At The COUNTRY INN AND SUITES For One Night On Our Way To Florida. It Was In A Great Location, A Short Walk To BOURBON ST and JACKSON SQUARE. The Staff Was Wonderful. The Bartender Was Great, Bringing Us Drinks While We Were In The Pool. It Was Quaintly Decorated, WithThat "NEW ORLEANS" Feel. The Room Was Clean And The Bed Was Comfortable. It Was A Good Deal For The Price.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2009

I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites for a conference. While not flashy, this hotel was comfortable and a great place to stay. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. The little gift shop sold beverages and snacks at very reasonable prices. There is a free public access computer for easy internet access in the lobby. Continental breakfast was a nice perk in the morning. One morning I opted for beignets at Cafe DuMonde instead, and this was just a short walk into the French Quarter. There is a little bar in the lobby, but we did not use it. There is some variability in rooms. I was disappointed that my room did not have exposed brick or a refrigerator, but the room was still adequate and surprisingly quiet! The location is great. It is a $28 cab ride to and from the airport. It is a short walking distance to the convention center, the French Quarter, the St. Charles Ave Street Car and lots of really good restaurants. Check out the Cuban restaurant next door. It was really quiet the night that we went there, but the food (and the mojito) were really good. I also agree with the other reviewer that you should check out the New Orleans School of Cooking, which is nearby. My only issue with this hotel was some minor housekeeping issues, but I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2009

We booked this hotel because of the great reviews and great rate we found ($60 on hotels.com).

We were not disappointed. The free breakfast was okay...sausage, belgian waffles, pastries, etc. In room fridge was unexpected. Did I mention the FREE Wifi?!

The only drawback is parking...$24. We were lucky to find a free spot on the street but those are rare.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Comox BC
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Reviewed June 2, 2009

Nothing fancy, but very clean and comfortable and very near to Bourbon St., Canal St. streetcar, Harrah's and Riverwalk. I barely had to take any cabs. Very walkable part of town. Continental breakfast was very basic, but served my purposes nicely. I was thrilled at how well the air conditioning worked; and it was quiet. I especially enjoyed the walking tours with Historic Walking Tours. Well informed guides. Swamp tour (Louisianna Tour Co.) was highlight of my trip...how often do you get to hold a baby alligator in the swamp? Restaurant food was disappointing. Best meal I had was at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Very fun class. I loved New Orleans & hope to go back again some day. Oak Alley Plantation was another highlight. The trees were amazing!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter
Address: 315 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#21 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#22 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Currently closed for renovation and expansion; due to reopen in late 2017. With its home-like decor and plentiful amenities, the Country Inn & Suites, New Orleans French Quarter offers comfort and convenience in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Our historic hotel is comprised of seven 19th century buildings, giving it a charming, boutique feel that artfully blends old world charm with modern comforts. Our prime location on Magazine Street near the French Quarter places our guests close to many nearby New Orleans activities and attractions, including Bourbon Street and the Convention Center. ... more   less 
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