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“Worst stay ever!!! Unsafe!!!”
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Hotel Monteleone
Ranked #8 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Hammond, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst stay ever!!! Unsafe!!!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I woke up in the middle of the night by a couple trying to break into my room. I called down to the front desk for help. They sent the bell hop to investigate instead of security. I heard the bell hop ask the couple if he could help them. The couple said that they were friends of mine and they had left something in my room. I had no idea who this couple was and never met them. I could not belive it but the bell hop tryed to use his key to let them in my room. lucky for me that I had the latch lock on the door to stop them. I hurryed and called the front desk again to ask for security. I told the lady at the front desk to get rid of that couple that I didnt know them. This time they sent up the maintence man instead of security. He proceeded to use his tools to try and get into my room to let the couple in my room. I again called the front desk to complain. Finally someone told the staff to tell the couple to go so they all left but now I couldn't sleep now because I didnt trust the staff at the hotel for safety. I finally got up and had to packed my stuff up and checked out. I called the next day to complain but nobody at the hotel seem to care. I asked to speak to supervisor or the hotl manager or concierge but there never anyone there to talk to. I called several times and left several messages for someone to call me back and no one ever did. I figured out who the general manager was and left several messages with his secretary and even his voice mail but still never received a call. I would never ever recommend the Monteleone hotel!!!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear jamie c,

Please accept our sincerest apologies for not handling this situation properly. We are extremely sorry that this incident occurred within our hotel. Please email our Director of Sales and Marketing Andrea Thornton, athornton@hotelmonteleone.com to discuss this situation further.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

I just returned from a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and stayed at the Hotel Monteleone. I have stayed at this hotel in the past, but I do not remember the rooms being so small and noisy as they were this time. The noises had nothing to do with Mardi Gras, either; toilets flushing from above, babies crying across the hall, etc. As for the room size, my husband and I both have lean builds and it was near impossible to navigate between the small space at the end of the bed and the armoir. The rooms are long and linear at the Hotel Monteleone - maybe if the bed was re-oriented the space in the room could be better utilized. Otherwise, the location is fantastic and the Carousel Bar is worth a ride.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheGrandDame, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Monteleone, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear stemiliongirl,

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent stay with us at the Hotel Monteleone. Our rooms are rather small, as are many rooms in the French Quarter. As for the noise, all we can do is apologize. Mardi Gras is an especially busy time, as we are at full capacity and as an historic hotel our walls are thin. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will stay with us again.
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

I would definitely stay again
I would recommend to anyone going to New Orleans!!!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Outstanding service, rooms, staff and location! Linens soft and fluffy pillows. Fantastic security and phenonal service at the only moving bar in town. A MUST for your New Orleans experience!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Was here for Mardi Gras. Location is excellent. No free wifi - was $10 a day. When we booked there was supposed to be a free continental breakfast. When we got there it wasn't included anymore. We brought this to their attention and they said unless we have something on paper too bad. Although very nice, I wouldn't stay here again.

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

.......... or at least I thought this hotel was a perfect location because I was able to walk to so many different places (shops, restaurants, the French Quarter) without having to rent a car! The shuttle from the airport is so conveniant that renting a car would have Only meant more expense. Why? I would have had to pay for parking. Shuttles aren't for everyone but it was perfect for me.

If you choose to stay at this hotel I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We've stayed at the Monteleone for Mardi Gras several times. We generally go to the city on Monday and leave on Wednesday so we don't have to try to get away on Fat Tuesday (which we did once to our regret). It's a great location, close enough to be able to get into the swing of the holiday but not right on top of insane revelry. I'm ready to go back again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank la-rick
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Property: Hotel Monteleone
Address: 214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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