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“Hotel is decent but staff there is terrible” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

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The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Ranked #66 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Hotel is decent but staff there is terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I had a business conference at the Westin last week and I have never experienced such poor customer service. We were unfortunate enough to have Tamika check us in and she was not only unhelpful but downright rude and aggressive. The night before we stayed at the Sheraton and the front desk there was very nice and helpful. Everyone in our group agreed the Sheraton was much nicer and had much better service. Also the hotel is next to the train track so ask for a room far from it or bring your earplugs.

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5 Thank C597044
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We apologize for the disappointing customer service you encountered from our staff. Your comments will assist us in improving our guest experience. We appreciate your review and hope to welcome you back in the future to see the improvements we have made.

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Nasty hairs an mystery stains from previous guest (or housekeeping) on the bathroom floor and fixtures. They only stocked rooms with decaf, too.
I left a kind note for housekeeping to please clean the floor and get the blood of the toilet seat. After returning, more decaf and now there were more stains on the toilet seat??? Complained at the front desk and he just punched it into the computer. Could have given me a few coffee packets for the next morning. Staying 3 nights for a sales meeting so I'm stuck here.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
We apologize for the very disappointing service and conditions you experienced during your stay with us. Your comments will be shared with our Department Heads in an effort to improve procedures and prevent this from occurring again. Once again, we apologize and thank you for letting us know about your visit.

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We arrived at the westin new orleans on 1/16/14, it was very difficult finding the hotel entrance. The hotel starts on the 11th floor, best view in the New Orleans area. Rooms were decent but kind of outdated. The food was so delicious, we ate at the river 127 located inside the lobby and also ordered room service. Our waiter/coffee maker clearence was AWESOME! my stay was wonderful and we plan to return soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank terriw38
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
We look forward to welcoming you back soon! It’s great to hear that you had such a wonderful stay. We’ll be sure to send your compliments to Clarence! Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon!

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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Swansea, Illinois
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Loved where this was located! Walking distance to everything. Very close to cruise port. We were on floor 22 with great views of the city and river. Nice lobby and bar. Helpful staff. The only thing we didn't like was the extra $18 per night for parking. It was a little confusing with which elevators in the mall to use to get to the lobby. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Fairviews
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience from your visit at Westin New Orleans. We appreciate your nice comments regarding our service and are glad that you enjoyed our majestic Mississippi River views. We appreciate your review and hope to welcome you back soon!

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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Combined Locks WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Located just outside the French Quarter, we were very pleased with the proximity to everything. Great Views. However, the rooms weren't immaculate - especially the bathrooms - definitely could be cleaner. The last evening of our stay, the alarm system went off in the middle of the night and we instructed to evacuate the hotel. After going down 17 floors and around the outside of the hotel to the lobby -- we were instructed that we could return to our rooms. No explanation whatsoever. It was very strange -- they could have said that it was a false alarm or a prank by someone, but nothing -- just "it's all clear". It makes a person very uneasy not knowing what happened. Even when I asked the next day about the incident, while checking out, the staff said they had security checking into it -- they didn't offer the guests anything for the inconvenience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank carolyns285
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We’re glad that you enjoyed our views and location; however I apologize for the disappointing service you experienced during your visit regarding the fire alarm. We will share this experience with our team to work to improve our procedures. We appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back on your next visit to New Orleans.

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It's quite nice, with an 11th floor lobby with a panoramic view of the city and the river. I stayed on the 19th floor in a very nice room with a king bed. I had no problems with my stay and would recommend it to anyone. The location is fine, perhaps five minutes to the French Quarter. I had to extend my stay for an additional night, and the front desk staff was more than accommodating. The room was clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Carbondonkey
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
We’re happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Our staff takes pride in delivering friendly and personal service to our guests, so we'll be sure to share your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to New Orleans!

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
Sales Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Just came back from Norwegian Cruise on 01/05/2014. New to NOLA.....Westin New Orleans Canal Place was closest to the port. Stayed at the Westin 3-days due to weather delay in airline. I've requested room make up/clean up 3 times, none was accommodated. After each request, housekeeping came up to either gave us some new towels & couple of little shampoo, but never picked up the used towels or emptied out the garbage cans. After several attempts to request for housekeeping, I just gave up. Used towels were piling up... Garbage were filled up to the top. It was filthy and a terrible experience.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank kellyvo1
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
I apologize for the conditions you described due to the lack of service from our housekeeping department. While this certainly does not excuse what you experienced, we have recently made several changes within our housekeeping department to improve our service. Your comments regarding your stay will further assist in improving procedures.

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
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Property: The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Address: 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130-1106
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#52 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#61 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin New Orleans Canal Place 4*
Number of rooms: 438
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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