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Hotel Monteleone
Ranked #10 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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Dorset, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“As promised”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We were told that this was the place to stay and we were not disappointed. Great staff, great location, great amenities. Excellent hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The hotel is nice. I didn't have to worry about things being dirty. That said, the bathroom was ridiculously small and difficult to maneuver in. The ONLY way to park is by valet. We were staying there for a conference and paid a "conference rate" of $199/night. There is no way that place was worth that! From the outside, the hotel and the whole French Quarter looks like a filthy, grafittied, disgusting area that I wouldn't want to be. I was very disappointed with New Orleans and I don't EVER plan to go back! We only spent two nights, so following the first night, by around 4pm, housekeeping had not come, so my husband tracked down a maid and asked to have our room cleaned. For that kind of hotel you shouldn't have to do that!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Hotel Monteleone is a nice hotel in the french quarter. We stayed recently and found the Royal Street location close to everything in the quarter which was convenient. The traditional king room was nice but a little small and there was virtually no counter space in the bathroom. Also, the bathroom outlet did not work. Although we spent most of our time sightseeing and enjoying New Orleans, we would have liked a comprehensive cable package and free wi-fi in the room. Found the carousel bar charming and the service was very good. We will probably stay in a similar hotel that offers free in room wi-fi on our next visit.

Room Tip: Had a fourth floor room facing the antique shops on Royal Street. Nice view, sunny and not too nois...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Stayed at the Monteleone twice in the last seven months, with the last being over Christmas of 2011. I was pleased on both occasions with the quality and cleanliness of the rooms, and the attentiveness of the staff. I am a huge fan of the Carousel Bar that is located near the main entrance. It is often difficult to find a seat in there, but when you do, it's worth it. The location of this hotel is convenient to most FQ attractions/restaurants/sites, and you feel appreciated when you stay here. I concur with other posters who noted the beauty of the main lobby, which is particularly glorious over the holidays. My only complaint is that the hotel's gift shop is rarely open/attended. When you're in a hurry and need a postage stamp or something small, having this as a resource is valuable. Waiting around for someone to open the locked door (when the hours of operation are posted but not honored) is frustrating, and most of the time, I abandoned my efforts and went elsewhere. Cost me some time. But I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates high quality and elegance in their accommodations and hotel staff.

Room Tip: Rooms with a "FQ view"...hardly. You may get rooftops (which is great) or a brick wall. Ha...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Montelone for three nights over the weekend of March 9, 2012. The hotel is ideally located near the edge of the Quarter. It was very easy to explore in all directions and pop back into the hotel to drop packages, freshen up, etc. The room and especially the bathroom were small however that is to be expected in a historic hotel. The room was clean and the service throughout the hotel was excellent. On a busy spring weekend the hotel set us back upwards of $400 per night which became more affordable since three of us split the bill. It was fun to end our evenings in the awesome Carousel Bar in the lobby where they have fantastic bands and vocalists perform. I also enjoyed the rooftop pool and the fitness center was well equipped. It was easy to store our luggage on our final day prior to returning to the airport. If I can afford it I would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: We chose a high floor to decrease inpact of revelers on street below.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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NY, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Situated right on Royal at the Canal end of the Quarter, the Monteleone is in the thick of it. The doormen, reception and concierges were all extremely friendly, efficient and helpful. The main lobby is bustling and beautiful - decked out with chandeliers, comfortable seating areas and fabulous floral arrangements. Forewarned by reviews here, we ask for a quiet room on a high floor. Reception was very responsive and accommodated us with room 1447. Though our friends were in a much smaller room on the 15th floor (1538), we were very pleased with the size of our room. The marble bathrooms are on the small side with one sink, a tub with shower and a toilet on a strange angle. Were we to stay in the Quarter again (which we would not do) we would stay here. We do recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a larger size room on a high floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

This is a charming, historic hotel with a ton of character. It's location is perfect--close to the action on Bourbon Street, but set a block away so you can avoid a lot of the noise and insanity when you're ready to head home for the night. My room was quite small, and looked out into an interior courtyard housing the A/C units, so that left something to be desired. But Being in New Orleans, you probably don't want to be spending too much time in your hotel room anyway. Overall, a good place to stay, with a strong sense of history.

Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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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 Spa Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Luxury 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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