We recently stayed at the Westin Canal Place for two days. We have stayed in the following New Orleans: Hilton Riverside, Monteolone, Astor Crowne Plaza, Loews, Royal Sonesta, Provincial and Sheraton. I would rate the Westin near or at the top of the list of those hotels.
We arrived around 2pm and valet parked. Efficient valet although a bit pricy at around $40/night. You can self park for cheaper right by hotel.
The lobby is on the 11th floor and you have to either take glass elevators in Canal Place Mall or elevators by valet parking. The lobby is awesome and has what I consider easily the best view of the river and French Quarter than any hotel in New Orleans. Some people complain about having to use two separate elevator banks and I can understand where that might be an issue during a crowded period. We had zero issues with the elevators.
Check in was efficient and room was not ready. I gave my cell number and they called me about fifteen minutes after checking in and the room was ready. I had booked a French Quarter Suite and I got room 2909, which is on the top floor (Starwood Preferred Guest Floor).
The suite was huge at about 1200 ft2. The king bedroom is a standard Deluxe room but the adjoining parlor was just incredily huge. The view was this floor was just flat out awesome. If view is important then look no further. The room was spotless and this suite has one full bath and one half bath. The half bath connects to the parlor.
We used a rollaway bed since this suite has no sofa bed and the mattress on the rollaway bed was nice pillotop mattress. We order room service breakfast twice and the breakfast was one of the best in New Orleans in my opinion. Never waited more than 15 minutes for breakfast.
The toilets in the bathroom are water savers so they flush slow. Water pressure is about average. The pool is on the roof and you have to climb up stairs to get there. The view on the roof was incredible.
This Westin hotel is now on the top of my New Orleans list and I would not hesitate to recommend to my friends and family.
This is a pet friendly hotel but we did not bring our small dog. Unlike the Loews, where dogs are restricted to one particular floor, you can have a dog in whatever room you want at the Westin.
Excellant stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin New Orleans Canal Place is perched high above the city on the upper floors of Canal Place, which also features upscale retail such as Saks Fifth Avenue, LuluLemon, and Tiffany & Co. Guests enjoy spectacular views of the river and French Quarter from our lobby, River 127 restaurant, guestrooms, and meeting spaces in a relaxing environment where they experience our Six Pillars of Well-Being. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin New Orleans Canal Place Hotel New Orleans
- New Orleans Westin
- Westin Canal Place
- Westin Hotel New Orleans