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“Great location. Awesome and knowledgable staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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French Market Inn
Ranked #15 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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“Great location. Awesome and knowledgable staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent service. Excellent location. My room was quaint but fitting. Extremely comfortable. Parking was confusing for me but I'm not much of a traveler. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. I would recommend this inn to anyone. I may see you there.

  • Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Originally i was going to book with hotel st. Marie, however after a few phone calls to hotle st. Marie i realised that everyone i delt with there was extremly unhelpful and rude. Booked at french market inn and all was great! Clean rooms, great courtyard, helpful and courtious staff. They gave us dinner suggestions that were wonderful also! Very nice place, i will be back next time im in town!

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Manvel, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had such a nice stay at the French Market Inn. We booked through booking.com and got a great weekend summer rate. I booked three rooms, as we had friends traveling with us. They took out the first night for all three rooms a few days prior to arrival, and the remainder we were able to split up. The room we had was a king room with 2 windows overlooking Decatur Street. We thought it may be a bit loud due to the train tracks and the steam boat, but it was actually quite nice and quiet. Everything was clean in the room and bathroom, the maid service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. The pool is a bit small, but my husband enjoyed it. They have a cute courtyard where the pool is with ample seating, and a resident cat, patrick who is very sweet and friendly. Parking was awesome - $29/night plus taxes and the valet was very friendly. They rolled the valet rate into our hotel stay, so that was nice. I don't have one negative thing to say about this hotel. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As a local I couldn't have picked a better home-away-from-home! Perfect location. Wonderfully appointed room. Comfy bed and relaxing courtyard. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I booked this room online and paid $95 for one night a few days in advance of check in. Prior to arrival we called the hotel about parking. We were advised the price was $29 + tax/day and that we needed to bring cash for the valet who does not work for the hotel. In case you weren't aware parking in the French Quarter is INSANELY expensive and at all costs should be avoided. As we were traveling with 2 small children we had no choice but to pay the fee. We arrived at our hotel around 5:30 on a Monday afternoon the woman at the front desk was very helpful. She advised about an hour earlier she had people lined out the door waiting. So if you show up make sure it's after 5 or you will wait. The parking valet arrived to take our keys and money for parking, I gave him our keys and money (included a $4 tip). The front desk receptionist as is customary required a credit card to swipe and hold the number in the event of any damages. The hotel is in my opinion a boutique hotel, it's small but it's very nice and fitting to the area. The room was clean and we had no problems with it except for a used washcloth (not by us) we found on the top of the shower curtain rod. The pool is very small but usable, with a maximum depth of 4ft I thought that was kind of a joke. It was perfect for our purposes of swimming with 2 young children. We slept very good with only minor distractions of noises (opening and closing of doors and people talking in the common areas) It's not by any means quiet but we were very tired from traveling so it wasn't bothering us. The next morning we checked out of the hotel, I gave the front desk attendant our room keys and was told we had no charges because we pre-paid and we were all set. Fast forward 4 days I see a charge for $31.36 on our credit card from the hotel. This has to have been for parking. All told I paid $62.72 + a $4 tip to park for ONE NIGHT. I'm almost positive this was a scam between the front desk attendant and the valet parking attendant. We are disputing the charge with our credit card company.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this hotel . I went there for my birthday in March and stayed for 3 nights. The staff was so wonderful that we decided to come back in July for our anniversary and stay for 6 nights. A whole week in Nola! The ladies at the front desk are amazing .. The guys at the door are so nice and friendly. This location is great, walking distance from everything. Not just the tourist spots, but the local places on Frenchmen street too. The rooms are great and amazing pricing for the location .. We will be back soon!

Stayed July 2014
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Right on Decatur, close to the action on Bourbon st but far enough away that you can get a good night sleep. We were away from the street in a building that connected to the inner courtyard on the 3rd floor and we had friends on the first and 2nd floors. It was very quiet. We did not take advantage of the pool as the weather was hot and the water temperature was warm. Would have loved a cup of tea. It's too bad the hotel did not have hot tea and coffee available for the guests. You could make coffee in your room but I am used to staying at hotels that serve hot coffee/tea in the lobby at a minimum and often include a continental breakfast but there was none of that here. You had to go to a local restaurant for that and the places close by did not seem to open very early, but we found a coffee shop nearby that opened at 8am. The nice thing about this hotel is the secure parking that is available a few blocks away by valet service and you do pay extra for the parking but it is fairly reasonable given the location. No fridge in the room but there was an ice machine in a building just behind the pool. Walking distance to the French Market, the Outlet Stores and Bourbon St. The front desk staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and arranged the tours for us that we were interested in and even managed to get us discounts, so arrange your tours through the front desk rather than going to some of the corner vendors.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: French Market Inn
Address: 509 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1027
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#12 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#16 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#50 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — French Market Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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French Market Hotel New Orleans
Historic French Market Hotel
Hotel Historic French Market
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