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“Wonderfully whimsical, perfectly practical”
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Le Pavillon Hotel
Ranked #85 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Wonderfully whimsical, perfectly practical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

We fell in love with Le Pavillon the moment we arrived and the love only deepened the longer we stayed. Walking into the lobby is a bit like stumbling unexpectedly into a wing of Versailles - huge chandeliers, gilt framed oil paintings, antique furniture. Some might find it overdone and gaudy, but we thought it was charming.

But the rooms and the service are what really make for a great stay. The staff were uniformly superb - from porters right through to the concierge. The rooms are comfortable with good fittings and all the amenities you could ever need. We had a lovely quiet room on the 7th floor with block-out curtains and we slept like babies all four nights.

The rest of the hotel's services are equally excellent. The wifi is fast, free and easy to connect to. The rooftop pool is clean, well serviced, well positioned and has plenty of loungers and fresh towels. We used our complimentary robes when we went to and from the pool - another plus. The food is also good, if fairly conventional. But the cherry on the cake is their wonderfully quirky tradition of serving (complimentary) peanut butter and jam sandwiches in the lobby with hot chocolate and milk. We couldn't resist staying up to enjoy this (near) midnight feast each night.

The hotel is also perfectly located, as least as far as we were concerned: close enough to the French Quarter to enjoy all the fun, but far enough away to avoid the late night drunken shrieking and fighting. It's also really easy to get to from the airport with plenty of parking nearby.

In short, we loved Le Pavillon and we think you would too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Organized a last minute conference for 40 advisors at the Le Pavilion. The staff at the hotel was perfect. Gwenn in Catering, Paul our Banquet Manager and Lisa in reservations help put this together in a matter of days. We were booked to use the Bienville Complex however Paul moved our meeting to the a much larger conference room.
Reservations were easily made with the help of Lisa. In addition to facilitating reservations from attendees in 6 countries, she made certain that they got the best available rooms at check in. Many were upgraded to deluxe rooms with no extra charge.
The hotel is spectacular. The staff is outstanding and most gracious. With its location in the CBD, it is close enough to the French Quarter to walk but far enough to avoid the riff- raff. The hotel is truly a gem

Room Tip: Ask at check-in, the front desk is very accommodating
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Le Pavillion was a big factor in making our stay in New Orleans special. In a city where things can be pretty, shall we say, smelly and dirty (French Quarter and Bourbon Street), Le Pavillion is a refined luxury. It is part of the Leading Hotels of the World group and on the National Historic Register. The staff is delightful, helpful and well trained. The rooms are gorgeous. The Crystal Room Sunday Brunch is wonderful, and the rooftop pool and spa are quiet and offer a nice view of the city. Enjoy your stay while in New Orleans. It's a wonderful city, like no other.

Room Tip: Try not to be near the elevators.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

Always have to take a property that is over 100 years old with a grain of salt (small rooms,bathrooms) this property was nice overall. Moderately friendly staff, good fitness center with fresh fruit, cold water and rooftop pool area. Had breakfast one morning - nice but not the best (table area was dirty as was the utensils). The location is good for biz and French Quarter (close and quiet) Again NOLA is about the charm and culture of this city so if the hotel is the focus of your experience you missed out on a great town to explore. Plenty of huge box properties nearby. PB&J at 10pm in the lobby is priceless! Thanks for a nice stay I will return.

Room Tip: Highfloor - 9th floor also has walking access to pool and fitness center
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Paradise Valley, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed here last week for five nights when we visited NOLA for the Jazz Festival. My husband and I always look for small, boutique-type hotels and this seemed to fit the bill. The hotel is a historical property, the common rooms, bar and especially the dining room are really beautiful. The front desk staff was very friendly and the concierge was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Rooms and bathrooms are clean and well-appointed, but small. The bed was very comfortable, they must have upgraded their mattresses because we didn't experience anything like some of the previous reviewers.
The hotel is in a perfect location - walking distance to the French Quarter and two blocks from the St. Charles streetcar which leads to the Garden District.
My husband had informed the hotel that it was my birthday, and when we came home one night, there was a tray on the bed with a beautiful chocolate cake and champagne! It was a lovely touch.
My only complaint was with the "$20.00" breakfast buffet. We decided to have the buffet and were shown to a wonderful table near the window. When we were seated, the waiter asked if we would like coffee or juice, we ordered both. When we received the bill, it was almost $30.00 per person for the buffet. When we inspected the bill, we discovered that we were charged for the coffee and juice. We were surprised, having eaten at many, many breakfast buffets and brunches over the years, we have never once been charged for coffee or juice. At the very least, the waiters should tell people this up front.
I would probably stay at this hotel again, but there are certainly better places to have breakfast.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floor are quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed here for my Girlfriends birthday for 4 nights. This hotel is reasonably priced and decorated in old French antiques that really set the mood for my first visit to New Orleans! The staff was incredibly helpful as well courteous. As for location, the hotel couldnt be situated in a better location and still be quiet and peaceful. Being just inside the Business district meant that the hotel is close to all the action and the Canal Street Trolleys, yet still in an area that calms down and goes to sleep at night! My only complaint would be the restaurant. with so much fantastic food in NOLA dont bother to eat at the hotel, at least for dinner, it was underwhelming. Oh yeah, check out the rooftop pool too!! Its not made for doing laps, but has an amazing view of the city!

Room Tip: If youre into ghosts this hotel is supposedly haunted. Their "official" report says there...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed here during Jazz Fest. It is a beautufully-appointed, small hotel with smart, attentive, and friendly staff. Our room was small but it was large enough for our purposes. We found that everything we wanted to do was within walking distance or only a short cab ride away. And, though we usually steer clear of hotel food, a sudden torrential downpour upon our arrival at the hotel prompted us to eat the lunch buffet which was very tasty (big thumbs up for the baked fish and bread pudding). Breakfast there was good too - outstanding buttermilk biscuits. We'll definitely stay there again.

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Property: Le Pavillon Hotel
Address: 833 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112-1040
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#19 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#21 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#29 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Pavillon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 226
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Pavillon Hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, only 4 blocks from the world-famous French Quarter. Le Pavillon is an historic New Orleans hotel that provides guests with an unforgettable ambiance combining Old World elegance with modern amenities. Accommodation choices include themed suites like the European Castle Suite, the Plantation Suite, and the Art Deco Suite. Amenities include flat-screen high definition televisions with premium cable channels, and comforts like bathrobes and slippers. Our lobby features traditional antiques and art. Be sure to partake of a nightly peanut butter and jelly treat! As for dining, The Crystal Room is our signature restaurant and Le Gallery is the perfect spot to meet up for drinks and appetizers. Take advantage of the rooftop swimming pool, a relaxing retreat after a day spent exploring New Orleans. ... more   less 
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