Disappointed. We chose this hotel based on some reviews we read on travel guides, but we were disappointed. We realized that "historic" is just a euphemism for "really, really old." The facade and the lobby are beautiful, but our room was very, very shabby. The bathroom was pitifully outdated. We could not sleep much for the two nights we stayed, because of the noise from other guests (thin wall?), who were shouting for hours. The frontdesk did not respond to our complaints. Stay here if the only thing you care about is being in the French Quarters.
Liked It and Would Stay Again. Often imbibed at atmospheric, revolving Carousel Bar, but never stayed at the hotel until this trip. Our corner room was small, lacked the queen bed we'd reserved, but was nice. Difference in room rate was adjusted by the manager once we provided proof of rate we'd been guaranteed through Orbitz. Service seems indifferent in general. "Doorman" nonchalantly opened the door on occasion; "Receptionist" at check-in was less than friendly. This is rare, considering the impressive and genial service encountered at EVERY other hotel (Royal Sonesta, Le Meridien, Prytania Park, Pontchartrain) I've stayed at in New Orleans. However, the woman who refilled our mini-bar was cheery and just GREAT! In addition, LOVED the rooftop pool and adjoining area. Would stay here again simply because the manager was kind enough to adjust the bill, because the Carousel Bar is wonderful for drinks, and the pool area was so relaxing.
After searching around, my boyfriend and I decided to stay in the Hotel Monteleone for our long weekend. When we arrived to the French Quarter, we were not impressed with the front entrance. However, our impression with the hotel automatically changed. The hotel workers were wonderful and helpful. We were upgraded from our original reservations. The room itself was comfortable, clean and cozy. We really couldn't ask for anything more!
We are planning to return to the Hotel Monteleone soon.
Almost Paradise!. This is a great hotel! It is right in the heart of the Quarter, and about 2 blocks from just about everything (Jackson Square is a little farther). Every employee that we came in contact with was extremely nice and helpful. The decor was elegant. The hotel was clean, Yes, the rooms are somewhat small, but the service more than makes up for that. Our first night, we had a room without a view. The next morning, we requested a change and was told that the request would be taken care of by the time we returned from our tour. It was! Le Cafe makes a great brunch. We would definitely stay here again!
The most incredible weekend ever. Took my wife for 4 days, INCREDIBLE. We fell in love all over again. The Monteleone will steal your heart. We got upgraded to a SWEET room. It is THE PLACE. Order room service for breakfast one morning and walk to get Mimosa ingredients on Canal St. (while your sweetie is still sleeping). LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Old World Elegance. Hotel Monteleone is a beautiful historic hotel, two blocks from Canal Street just inside the French Quarter and with a few minor flaws, a wonderful first class property. The flaws: their rooms are on the small side, windows are sealed shut, and their front desk offers little in the way of making a good first impression. Elsewhere, the Concierge, Bellman, housekeeping are very accommodating, and the Carousel Bar makes an excellent, reasonably priced Bloody Mary. I would recommend the Monteleone and not hesitate to stay with them again.
Classic favorite. I've spent plenty of time in New Orleans but on the few occassions I've needed a hotel, I've never found a place that promises as great of atmosphere as the city does a good time. Situated on Royal Street, a favorite to stroll down for shopping, antiques and galleries, the location has all the charm without the harm you can sometimes run into in the French Quarter. Rooftop pool is the perfect wake up to an evening out on the town. You can stay a week and never sleep in this city, but Monteleone makes it worth your while to hang at the hotel.
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