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“Historic Charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monteleone
Ranked #8 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Historic Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at The Hotel Monteleone for The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in April 2014 under a festival package for $199 per night (FAR below the standard rate). Due to the historic charm and ambiance of The French Quarter, most of the hotels are highly overpriced. The Hotel Monteleone runs as high at $350-400 a night on weekends. Was our small and basic room really worth that price?....... NO! The room consisted of a king size bed, little walking room and small restroom with nice granite countertops. However, this is The French Quarter and you're paying for the experience. With that in mind, the Hotel Monteleone is a slice of historic Heaven! The lobby is beautiful and leads into a classic carousel bar. Who wouldn't want to roam the same halls as Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams? That's what we came for. The staff of The Monteleone is one of the most hospitable, friendly, helpful and accommodating that I've ever met. They truly go out of their way to impress. Academy Award Nominated Actress Diane Ladd was staying in the hotel while we were there, as part of the literary festival. She's a hoot!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gypsy70Houston_Texas
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
We are so glad you had such a good weekend staying with us during the The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and that you found our staff to be hospitable, friendly, helpful and accommodating! We certainly agree. Please come and stay with us again soon!!
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were fortunate to pick Hotel Monteleone on a whim . It is the ONLY place to stay in the French Quarter. The location is perfect with easy access to everything and away from Bourbon Street. The Hotel itself is beautiful, clean and the service amazing. We booked tours through their conceirge which was effortless on our part. The room service breakfast we had was delicious and quick. Our flight was not until later in the day, and when asked they allowed us a later time check out time. Our experience at Hotel Monteleone made our holiday a holiday. We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our stay here!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KathyFK320
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor Review! Your trip to New Orleans sounded like it was amazing and we are thrilled that our staff was able to help!! Please come and stay with us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wasn't sure I was going to like this hotel from the pictures because I am very picky about bed linens and bathrooms, etc. and this was a trip with my girlfriend who are as well. This hotel turned out to be great, it was clean and the service was good plus its a block from Bourbon so it was walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank SasaB_10
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
We are so thrilled your trip turned out better than you expected!! Please come and visit with us in New Orleans again soon for another great girls trip!
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kiln, ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Monteleone was a special treat from my daughter. One night was wonderful but more would have been better. The location is perfect to walk to everything in and near the French Quarter. The hotel it self is so beautiful, 24 hour room service and a roof top swimming pool. My granddaughters loved having a door man. First time I stayed in a hotel that had plush white robes hanging in the closet for you. Enjoyed everything about it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank babydoll10
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
We are so glad you had a good stay! We hope next time you can enjoy more than one night with us!!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We picked this hotel as the other reviews were so positive. It really is a hotel with style in the heart of the action. After an initial glitch where the 3 of us were to share a small double bed (was it the fault of the agent sending through the wrong information??) and a night in a room with no window, we then had a great room with a view to the west. The rooftop pool and the exercise room were a hit and we met some great people up there. Our best times were just hanging in the lobby waiting for friends to arrive, drinking cocktails at the Carousel Bar and trying to work out how the barmen get in and out! The rooms (we saw or stayed in 3 different ones due to the glitch) were clean, beautiful and comfy. Walk out the door and be right in the action. We'd recommend Frenchman Street over Bourbon Street if you don't want to see the sleazy side of the bars.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank skysearcher
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
We are so glad you had such a great trip!!! The Carousel Bar is a personal favorite of ours too! Come back and visit us soon!
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the hotel is old but they keep it so clean, the room a little small but comfortable, good location to walk to in french quarter. we just unlucky got the room on the side that have no view, our friend got an awesome view of the water, good looking gym and pool but we didn't get to use it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MsB8584
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thanks you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you soon for another great visit!!
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Hoover
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The people at Monteleone are so nice. Great location. They really go the extra mile to make sure you are treated right. This is the only place we will stay when at the French Quarter. Still haven't seen the famous ghost everyone writes about. Maybe one day.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Chris M
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay with us at the Hotel Monteleone! Maybe next time you will run into that ghost! We hope to see you soon for another great stay!
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Property: 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
#9 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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