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“A True Classic in a Great Location”
Review of Hotel Monteleone

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Hotel Monteleone
Ranked #10 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2008

This is a beautiful, classic hotel. We were able to a deluxe room for $99 a night for a weekend stay through a travelzoo promotion. The room and bathroom were small but very cute. The common areas are also very nice. The location can’t be beat. We ate at Galatoire’s, Acme Oyster House, Johnny’s Po-Boys, Café Fleur De Lis, and Café Du Monde, all of which were very good and within walking distance of the hotel. All of the tourist attractions in the French Quarter were also very convenient. The street in front of the hotel was pretty quiet for the most part. We also enjoyed the hotel's Carousel Piano Bar.

We were very disappointed in the hotel’s breakfast buffet, which was $19 a person and very small. However, it was a nice atmosphere, and the wait staff was very good and addressed us by name. Café Fleur De Lis around the corner offered a cheaper breakfast with huge portions.

We had a non-smoking room, but the bathroom seemed to have a faint smell of cigarette smoke. We moved to a different room and later smelled the same thing in the new bathroom. It seemed to come in through the vents. It was not a strong smell, however, and did not ruin our stay. The other negative was that we left our room early in the morning, came back around 3:00 p.m., and our room was still not cleaned.

However, even with the few negatives, I still really liked this hotel. It is a special place and makes you feel like you are really in New Orleans.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed June 15, 2008

Just came back from a 4 day trip to New Orleans, the hotel has an excellent location on a quiet St. just 1 block to Bourbon St., there is a pharmacy and a grocery store next to it. as well as great restaurants Mr. B's, Brennans, ACME oyster house ect. ect. The rooms are small but nicely decorated , clean and with a extra comfy beds.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2008

The bed took up most of the room, but it was huge and comfortable! The room looked out over the buildings in the area, which generally speaking, is not the high point of the French Quarter, it's what's inside! The bathrooms were immaculate and marble, good water pressure.
Did not have much interaction with the staff, but I requested turndown service and it was provided immediately. I went back to my room about 5 minutes after making the call and she was already there! Was not ever bothered in the mornings by housekeeping, even on late ones.
Last point - PERFECT location. Very close to everything delicious and good in the French Quarter.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2008

Old hotel that has been redone. Rooms and bathrooms were smallish but comfortable. Service was very friendly and helpful. Doormen were great! Pool on roof was enjoyable, Room keys didn't work majority of the time (went through 7 of them in 5 days). Missed room service one day but we were in and out repeatedly so it was understandable. Meals were pricey but food was excellent.
In the middle of French Quarter and shops, restaurants and clubs. One block from Canal St and trolley, walking distance to riverfront with Aquarium, casinos, etc. Short cab ride to French Market area. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

The hotel is fabulous the spa...not so much.

Booked pedicure online and still had to call to make appointment. Most expensive overrated service. Unorganized front desk and had better service and better polish at neighborhood asian salons. Also, price on spa website is incorrect or I was overcharged.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2008

Hotel Monteleone is a wonderful, traditional New Orleans institution. It is in a fantastic location, only a block away from world-famous Bourbon Street, but you can't hear any of the noise associated with that. It is located on Rue Royal, which was steps away from some of the city's best restaurants: Brennan's and Court of Two Sisters. Finally, it's just a block away from Canal street and the famed St. Charles streetcar. My family and I loved the charm and ambiance of the hotel, especially the rooftop pool. The staff were all very accomodating, would stay here again in a heartbeat! The room was clean and large and felt roomy for 4 people. We stayed in a room near the elevator and ice machine, but it wasn't too bad. Loved everything about this hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2008

The Monteleone isn't a perfect hotel, but there are some really terrific things about it. We love the lobby, and spinning carousel bar....truly classic new orleans. The rooms are small, as others have written, but how much time do you spend in your room? They are very clean, and the beds are extremely comfortable, even if it might be getting close to time to rework the look of those draperies. We also love the rooftop pool for hot afternoons. The French Quarter is always loud, and you will get some street noise even on the upper floors, but that's pretty much every hotel in the area. The plus is that you are in spitting distance of all the great restaurants and bars, as well as the street car. Overall, this is a perfect hotel to experience what makes the city unique.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Additional Information about Hotel Monteleone

Address: 214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#2 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#2 Spa Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#8 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: $204 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monteleone 4*
Number of rooms: 570
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monteleone Hotel New Orleans
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