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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, LA in New Orleans, LA

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, LA in New Orleans, LA

Specialties

It's not just a place; it's a feeling that comes from being treated like family. As our guest, you don't just stay in our hotels - you live in them for a little while. With complimentary high-speed Internet, plus free breakfast and fresh warm cookies, you'll feel like part of our family. During your stay, we invite you to relax by the fireplace with a book from our Read It & Return Lending Library and return it at your leisure to any of our 450+ locations across the nation. And every stay earns points towards our industry leading Club Carlson Rewards Program. We are also a certified "green hotel" earning three green keys in the Green Key Eco-rating Program. So, welcome to the Country, where we go over and above to have you saying. "I love this Country."

History

Established in 2005.

With its home-like décor and plentiful amenities, the Country Inn & Suites, New Orleans French Quarter offers comfort and convenience in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Our historic hotel is comprised of seven 19th century buildings, giving it a charming, boutique feel that artfully blends old world charm with modern comforts. Our prime location on Magazine Street near the French Quarter places our guests close to many nearby New Orleans activities and attractions, including Bourbon Street and the Convention Center.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.02

Address: 315 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
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Comments (93):

1. fuck you p.
If i had known there was a pool i'd of brought my swimsuit! It's no "W" but on a budget you can have a nice romantic stay smack in the middle of the city. There is a cool view out front of some rose garden as an added bonus. I'd say do it, unless money isn't an issue.

17/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Bev F.
Stayed there 5 nites in early Sept. Check in very good, young man at desk very friendly, gave us a large corner suite overlooking Magazine St. First 2 nights very peaceful and quiet, bed very comfortable. Breakfast was OK. Third nite was horrible. Came back to a next door neighbor having a large rowdy party with marijuana, Security attempted to handle situation but it went on for hours. Next morning I asked to be moved as neighbor was not checking out for 1 more day. I was disappointed at response by desk clerk. It was on us as far as inconvenience. We were expected to pack up everything and vacate room so that it could be prepared for someone else. I had to ask for help getting belongings to lobby. We were called on my cell phone when another room was ready. My husband had to bring up bags Room did not compare to the original room. Bedroom had no window but a brick wall. Front sitting area had a window overlooking atrium. It was eery. You could not tell if it was daytime or not.. I realized by the 4th nite that part of the problem was the paper thin walls. We could hear everything from our neighbor's room, and I do mean everything. Best thing about the hotel was location to all tourist spots and transportation but I would not stay there again.

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Regina S.
Bad experience. The valet broke our car key upon arrival and it's been a month and still trying to get the claim resolved. Friendly bartender in the lobby bar and a great location, but the whole parking thing left a bad taste for us.

30/09/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. SNACKe R.
Great hotel for the price (under $100 a night for a suite in July). If the food was better I might give it 5 stars. Location is prime, architecture is really nice.

31/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Carl H.
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights right after Christmas.  We had a great time and would stay at the hotel again.  Here's a quick rundown of the good and bad of this hotel:

Pros:
-This hotel was extremely cheap for where it is.  We paid under $100 a night after taxes for a King Suite.
-The hotel is extremely beautiful.  They combined and restored 6 or 7 old buildings to build them into a hotel.
-The location is great.  You are basically 1.5 blocks off of Canal.  My wife and I were able to walk everywhere from here.
-There's a lot nearby at Canal and Poydras that is 1 block away.  We parked here overnight ($11 for 12 hours). We had the car most of the day and only parked at night which made the lot much cheaper than paying for Valet at $27ish dollars a day.  

Cons:
-We went in 2 different rooms at the same price level in this hotel and they were very different.  We first went in a King Suite that only had a window that faced the large atrium/lobby.  The bedroom was like a cave with no windows.  We requested to be moved because it was also right near the elevator.  We were then moved to a room which was overlooking Magazine street.  It was the exact same layout except the bedroom had a window which looked out over Magazine.  I couldn't believe the difference between the 2 rooms.  Keep in mind that since this is hotel is in a renovated space, the rooms will not all be the same.
-We could hear quite a bit of sound from the room next to us. I'm not sure if the kids next door were just extremely noisy or if the walls were very thin.  It wasn't so bad to where we could hear everything going on next door, but we did hear quite a bit of noise every morning.

04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Tina T.
Very very easy-going hotel.  This place is perfect for travelers who won't be in the hotel room much, besides sleep and breakfast, but it is also relaxing enough at night when you just want to rest from a full day of traveling.  The location is perfect--very close to Mother's Restaurant if you're curious about popular New Orleans food, and a good walk from the French Quarter--you really get to soak in the New Orleans vibe during the walk, and it's fun.  It was a really affordable price for us (college students), especially with the quality and care that the inn provides.  They also provide a lot of services for the typical travelers--rent a car, airport shuttle services, tours, etc.  The staff is always nice (although sometimes the traveler helper is out, and you may need to ask the front desk for help), but despite that, they always want to talk to you.  The cookies at the front desk is a plus too!

13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Keith m.
Can't complain for the price...  great old warehouse building about 2 or 3 blocks from Canal.  There is a lot within walking distance, but is just far enough to be quiet.  The rooms are a bit traditional, but the internet connection is solid and the staff has been friendly.  For $73/night this is a solid 4 stars!

28/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Lauren D.
This is not your typical chain hotel. The front desk lady said it has been renovated from a few warehouses put together. And very perfect for staying to check out the French Quarter, it's all walking distance. And you KNOW after a few of those hurrianes you shouldn't be driving anywhere anyway! This hotel is in a high traffic area so you feel safe walking places because there are people and cars all over.
The rooms are clean (but pretty small), the staff is helpful, free internet, and there is a continental breakfast in the am and happy hour drink specials in the pm if you are going the super-budget route. The only downside I found was that you can hear everything that goes on in the halls outside your room, kids running & screaming etc. But well worth staying in, perfect for a weekend getaway! BONUS: our room had a 2007 Zagat Guide for us to read to further research all the yummy places to go eat!

13/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Brian K.
Really Quite pleased with the hotel. Off to a bit of a rough start. When we called to ask for early check in the said yes no problem at around 10 or 11 am. Yeah! But when we got there the room we received was facing the valet parking lot and the number of sombody's Chevy Malibu and unfortunately smelled faintly of someone getting sick in the room. And the room smelled damp. My wife and PiC (partner in crime) said she thought the carpets had been shampooed to clean up someones inability to hold their liquor. Boo! Any-who we called the desk and asked to be moved and they said OK (yeah) but it would have to be later at regular time boo again. They stored our nags and off we went. When we returned that evening we were checked into a very nice clean non smoking room with a king over looking the courtyard and pool. Yeah again! Breakfast was abundant and very busy. Nothing major or amazing but free and readily available until 1030 am.
All in all very very pleased.
Let me say also in the last 20 years I have visited NOLA many many many times on business and pleasure and hotels with such high occupancy and turn over often have problems. It's how they respond that counts! I was pleased with the country inn!

26/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Kate P.
You get what you pay for, right?  I was hoping after reading all of the reviews on this place, that I had gotten a great deal.  Though I'm not totally disappointed, I'm not quite as enthusiastic as some of the other reviews -

The GOOD -
First - Location.  It's great.  You can walk to the French Quarter, but don't have to deal with the bozos on Bourbon Street practicing UFC moves at midnight while drunk 18-year old girls hoping to star on Girls Gone Wild cheer them on .  Second, free breakfast.  I love free.  Free is good.  It's nothing to write home about, but its free!  Lobby area - It's pretty and gave me a nice southern feel (but hey, I'm not southern so don't take my word on it)....It's a few old warehouses fused together and looks pretty cool...Free cookies are a plus as is the snack mix at the bar (see a food theme here?)...

SO-SO
Next - Staff - No they weren't horrendous or rude like some of the bad stories you read, but they weren't pouring out sunshine and flowers or great customer service either.  They could have been friendly at least.  Coming in during the day or not, not even a nod of recognition or a simple howdy - we were just ignored... I know I'm a Yankee and all, but come on - how about a little southern hospitality?  The room - It wasn't overly large (we had a 2 Queen Bed room), but it wasn't too small or ridiculous either.  It seemed mostly clean too (see the Bad below)...

The BAD
Finally - Windowless - I realize this may be the case in many of the hotels in NOLA (or so I've been told), but it does seem strange to have no natural light.  Our room was pitch black day and night as there were no windows.  Makes you feel a little claustro in there... Also, in the a.m., it's a bit noisy - You can hear all of the noise from the downstairs breakfast filter up and under your door (we were on the 4th floor) - You can also hear your neighbors coming and going like they are practically in your room... Also, one last complaint - They give you a little card that talks about how they will only change sheets every night if you leave a card on your bed for them, indicating they should be changed - This is great, right?  I don't need clean sheets every single night - It's environmentally-friendly and  So "green".  However, on the first morning, we spilled a bit of coffee on the sheets.  We left the card on the bed (to change the sheets), but the same coffee stain remained during the duration of our stay suggesting that they weren't going to change our sheets no matter what.  But for whatever reason, even though we hung our towels up everyday (supposively another indicator that we wanted to re-use them), we received new clean towels every day.  Go figure?  

Anyways, overall a positive experience, but make sure you request a room with a window :)

28/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. ravi b.
This place was very quaint and artsy.  I loved the fact that it was an old warehouse that was turned into a hotel.  The open beams and old bricks gave it the perfect "non-hotel" feel. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. The freshly baked cookies daily was awesome and truly delicious! The only negative things I can say about this place is that the towels were hard, and the valet parking slow.  But we were getting our car during the peak of check out time, so I kind of overlooked that issue. We will surely stay here again.  Oh, and coffee is served 24 hours a day and it was actually pretty good.

01/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Howard P.
Read the other reviews here and made this my hotel for my stay in New Orleans. Surpassed all my expectations for the hotel. Great charming, architecture, interior decorations (a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the lobby the week I was there), free breakfast you'd actually want to eat, free cookies at the check-in counter and toothpaste if you ask (unmentioned in other reviews), free wifi, housekeeping came early in the day but kept my room clean and restocked, heated outdoor pool available but didn't use myself. Bar/restaurant and vending machines are reasonably priced.

Location is good, safe walk to other parts of town and attractions in the city. Lots of nice independent shops and businesses down magazine street, if you head in the opposite direction.

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Sparky E.
I booked this due to it's proximity to the French Quarter and because this was our first visit to NOLA. The Hotel is located about two blocks form the French Quarter with about a1/2 mile walk to Jackson Square. In the other direction is the WW II Museum about 3/4 of a mile away.

I want to say now that walking is a reason here because New Orleans is not a car friendly city with little parking and the narrow streets of the French Quarter. You have valet parking here at a reasonable $25 per day with in/out privileges. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get your car, so plan accordingly.

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Check in went very smooth and quick as did check out.

The free breakfast is compared to most "continental"m breakfasts sumptuous. French toast, sausage, waffles, biscuits and hot oatmeal along with the normal stuff of bagel, muffins, and coffee are on the menu so you can carb load for your walking.

The rooms are smallish but very comfortable, very clean and quiet. The bed was the most comfortable my wife and I have slept in with substantial pillows. A good well stocked bath with very hot water for the shower.

We will return here for our future visits to the "Big Easy".

31/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Eddy C.
Great value if you're not wanting to shell out beaucoup $$$ for a hotel in New Orleans.  The rooms are spacious and clean and located only a couple blocks outside of the French Quarter, which I think is a very good thing.  Complimentary continental breakfast in the morning is a nice treat, though be forewarned that the omelettes are frozen and need to be heated up in the microwave.  I'm a big fan of eggs but there's something about putting them in microwaves that just rubs me the wrong way.

Other nice little perks include:

- Complimentary internet connection and local phone calls from your room
- Free cookies in the lobby
- A small-ish pool that's supposedly heated, though we never actually went in there

The staff at the Country Inn is very friendly and will go out of their way to answer your questions and provide you with recommendations on restaurants and clubs.  For the amount of money we paid (~$280 for three nights), we were very pleased with our stay at the Country Inn.

03/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Chelsea T.
Luck was on our side when we picked this quaint lil' hotel in the French Quarter. The best part about is was that it was in walking distance to all things downtown.

For only $110 a night, we ended up with a room that had a good sized living room, a bedroom the size of a regular hotel room, and a regular sized bathroom.

The staff was very friendly and breakfast was included. You could tell the hotel was recently renovated.

22/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. James P.
There are some attractive visual elements, especially the courtyard (including an apparently small-ish but heated pool), but at the same time I feel guilty about patronizing a hotel that is composed of--in this case, read:  ruined--several 19th century buildings.  Still, it's great to be so close to the French Quarter without being in it.  The wireless internet works really well.  Unfortunately, the dated, cheap room furnishings are a bit of a downer.  The in-room coffee is hard to stomach.

The staff is very serious about keeping noise at a reasonable level during sleeping hours, which may or may not be a plus for you, but definitely is for me--you definitely won't find this everywhere, particularly during Mardi Gras.  Unfortunately--wish I could channel Ashley H.--the staff is not warm; it seemed more like a well functioning library than hospitality.  Housekeeping actually shows up and does what you ask, which is more than I can say for other places, especially during Mardi Gras.    

There is a free breakfast, but I didn't want any of the food there--I think you'd have to be pretty hard up not to pay the freight and drag yourself the short distance to some far better options outside the hotel.  It was great fun, however, to drink coffee, read the paper (free USA Today), and people watch.  If you get a good spot, you can see the lobby, the courtyard/pool, the breakfast room, and the bar from your seat.

21/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Ashley H.
Aaron at the front desk was pretty good. All the other ladies at the desk have HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! (including the manager)  ive worked in differently levels of hotels (from motor inns to ritz-carltons) and one thing that i know from my years of experience IT IS NOT THAT DAMN HARD TO EFFING SMILE AT A GUEST AND BE NICE!!! i dont care what type of hotel it is. if you cant handle being hospitable get the hell out the industry!!!! uhhhhh by the second day of being here i realized that they must have a distain for people coming to party for mardi gras....well heres the deal my tourism dollars are paying your damn salarie! trust if it werent for that event you wouldnt have hours and there for no job so be damn happy that i am here spending my money in ur establishment!!! uhhhh makes me so angry thinking about how poor attitudes that front desk had.

your lucky aaron single handedly earned you an extra star!

as for as the facilities, we had an executive king room with a window it was confusing to get to because they had two elevators. the room was big enough for 4 girls. the pool was small but warm. the lobby looked really nice. the first day of housekeeping was pretty good but he second day seemed like she half assed cleaned the room. we missed the breakfast everyday but it seemed ok when i went down for coffee right after 9:30.

21/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Mariposa B.
Not a bad place to stay but make sure to bring your walking shoes. It's at the extreme edge of the French Quarter and anything decent is at least 2-3 blocks minimum. The accommodations were very good. I like the open lobby.  Room was a decent size, and hotel staff is very friendly and extremely knowledgable of the area.

04/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Freddie L.
I had such volatile emotions about this place. So many ups and downs. I'll start with the downs. When we got to our room, there were stains on the bedsheet so we called down to front desk to ask for a change. They told us that we would have to wait until the next day because housekeeping was off.  eh? really? seriously?

Well, I wasn't going to sleep on suspicious looking orange and red stains, so I opted to change the sheet myself. And then i waited and waited and when I called down again, they said they had forgotten. Ok.

We laid the new sheets over the old ones as a protective layer of sorts and the next morning requested a change of sheets. Well, when we came back to the room later, they had just taken off the top sheet and so... the stained sheet remained. Would I ever get rid of it? Short answer: yes. But it took way too long and too much effort on my part.

Aside from the bed stains and the scuffed walls, the rooms are tidy and clean.

The staff is a little unfriendly...I understand it's Mardi Gras but a smile only utilizes 15 or so muscles (out of 800). Just saying.

The location is great- very close to the French Quarter and to the streetcars. I want to give it four stars just for that alone but the initial mishap really was a bad first impression.

21/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Erin M.
I want to open this review by saying that I absolutely recommend this hotel, especially for any business travelers who may not want to swing the full price cost, but still have a presentable entrance in case you are met at your hotel - the lobby area is BEAUTIFUL!

Given the location (right around the corner from the two big-name conference hotels and literally a few blocks from the french quarter) this was a great value.

My only complaints were the agonizingly slow elevator (and seeming absence of stairs? I know this can't be true, but I couldn't find them), and the fact that I was put in a smoking room.

Also, if you value your sleep in the morning, I would recommend requesting a room that does NOT face the back alley of the hotel, because every morning around 5am, the garbage company comes and bangs the dumpster around for what seems like an eternity.

The continental breakfast offerings were outstanding (variety and quality) and the staff were all incredibly nice. I had read some reviews about additional charges added on mysteriously but did not experience that problem myself. I tend not to use hotel services anyway.

If I have to go back to New Orleans again, I would probably try this place first.

Food: Yummy Cuban restaurant right next door, a couple of higher end restaurants I didn't try, and the Arbys at the end of the street that I spent more time at than I'd like to admit.

24/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Larry B.
great place. good location on Magazine, about 4 blocks from the Quarter. Free breakfast, which since Mothers is around the corner we didnt really partake in, but it looked good. friendly staff who were very helpful. our room on the 4th floor was quiet . i would give this 5 stars if it were in the quarter.

18/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Margaret B.
I joined Yelp to review this hotel. I absolutely love it! I stayed there the weekend of Hurricane Gustav in 2008. When Nagin cut our trip short, the hotel staff handled it professionally and with grace. We received a refund for the nights we could not stay within a week of returning home.
Also, the ambiance is delightful with lots of light, exposed brick and a charming pool and bar area. The rooms are spacious and always clean.
I like this hotel so much, that it was the first place I blocked for my wedding guests.

08/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Melanie K.
When planning our destination wedding in New Orleans I did a lot of research before booking a block of hotel rooms for our guests.  All of our guests, friends, family, and bridal party stayed and the Country Inn & Suties.  The staff was amazing and accomodating.  We all had a really wonderful time.  The hotel was clean and inviting.  I love the attractive visual elaments of the lobby and courtyard.  We met our guests every morning for  the buffet continental breakfast and happy hour drinks in the afternoon at the lobby bar.  
We used several locations around the hotel including the staircase in the front sitting room and the courtyard for wedding photos.  It was great.  We will defenitly stay at the Country Inn & Suites again.

21/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Michelle S.
Delightful!! While the room furnishings may show their age a bit, this hotel has a charming lobby and staff members that are genuinely happy to help you get acclimated to the city. Frank, the concierge, was an amazing resource for things to do and not do while visiting New Orleans. I highly recommend stopping by and having a chat with him before setting out for the day.

Honestly, the most important things to us while visiting were:
1) The great proximity to all the fun the city has to offer without being in the crazy middle of it,
2) They provided a nice variety for breakfast, and
3) After exploring the city in the heat of the day, we had a nice, cool, comfortable room in which we could nap until dinner time! =)

12/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Fara A.
PROS:
Just 3 short blocks from the French Quarter
Friendly staff
Government discount available
Warm sugar cookies afternoons and evenings
Pantene hair products
Tons of available sundries/products (free of charge available at the front desk if you forget to pack them) (i.e., deodorant, mouthwash, razors)
FREE internet service (wireless in the lobby) and ethernet in the room
Clean
Free continental breakfast (not my preference - but nonetheless good to have when you're desperate)

CONS:
Thin walls (the guys next door must've been big Jazz Fest partiers)
Scratchy gross comforters (which I never touch anyways)

All in all...the look and feel comparable to a Courtyard by Marriott or Holiday Inn Express but service and amenities much much better!

03/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Raquel B.
stayed here during a recent stay in NOLA. conveniently located within a few blocks of the french quarters. Close but far enough that you don't here the noise from the quarters. the hotel was nice and clean and staff wasvery friendly and accommodating.

the continental breakfast was not good though. Plus if you come all the way to NOLA you should definitely not be eating a continental breakfast anywhere. The food is great here so venture out.

There is a nice courtyard that has a pool and is very peaceful and serene. Great for a late night romantic chat.

i would also recommend that you go to Cajun Seafood located about 3 miles from the quarters ask any cab driver and they willl take you there. You won't miss the quarters prices and you will LOVE the fresh seafood. They give you so much food!!!!

The area is a bit sketchy so I wouldn't go there at night.......TRUST ME....this is a city girl talking.

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Trista A.
This place is great!  It's clean, well located, well priced, and the staff is awesome!  We haven't passed anyone who hasn't said Hello and smiled.  The location is two short blocks to the French Quarter.   Cross Canal,  and you're on Decatur Street, which I might argue is even better than Bourbon.  It borders the FQ on the Mississippi River - you can walk to EVERYTHING of interest in this area.  Anything outside the FQ is easily reached by the street cars and bus lines that are on Canal Street. Breakfast is normal continental hotel breakfast, but it is a nice feature and definitely an unusual perk in this area.  Get down there early though, it gets really busy.  After a long day of walking around, we actually hung out in the lobby of the hotel to people watch and enjoy the AC (didn't quite feel like going to our room for the night).  A small bar area that is well-stocked and tended by a friendly guy.  The bar itself is tiny, but there is a large seating area in the lobby right in front of it.  There's a cute garden area and a small pool.  We never used the pool, but it certainly seemed busy with a lot of children.  FYI - if you haven't been back in NOLA in awhile you might be surprised by the number of families and small children everywhere.  We felt that the hotel is in a safe area, well lit and populated.  Of course, normal big city safety practices apply here as anywhere else.  Our room (king size) was not very large, but it was cozy enough for two.  This is normal in New Orleans as the buildings are usually historical.  We thought this hotel was a quiet as any other, but our room faced the pool and that could get a little loud when there were children down there.  The parking is valet only, and it was $28/day with In/Out.  Took about 15 minutes to get our car.  They were shooting a movie right in front of the hotel, so the last day we were here was quite busy with movie extras in the lobby and the street blocked off by police, but I can say the hotel gave everyone warning and explained the situation ahead of time to try to mitigate any inconvenience.  We would definitely stay here again.

11/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. CS B.
For early birds only!! The lobby is open straight up to all rooms and is all hard surfaces... Very very noisy starting EARLY.

The room was OK but small.  The bed was pretty nice, but a pretty crappy location really close to the ice machine and the elevator.  No soundproofing in this place at all, was the real bummer:  The room next to us had some assholes with a baby---who takes a baby to New Orleans??---and they were awake playing peek-a-boo every goddamn morning at like 5am.  We could hear them really clearly through the walls, so one morning we rented a porno and put it on CRAZY loud and went out for coffee.   PEACE OUT BREEDERS.

27/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Mandi C.
This hotel was fantastic!  Room was nice and clean and very spacious.  The hotel staff was very friendly and attentive, especially John, the bartender in the evenings.  He was so nice and helpful!

The location is great - walking distance to many areas and only a short cab ride away to the Quarter if you prefer not to walk.  I would definitely stay here again!

06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Dawn H.
I echo all of the positive feedback regarding this hotel.  I must  add one additional "amenity" in this hotel and her name is Heather.  Heather is one of the numerous front desk clerks we saw during our stay, however none were as friendly, knowledgable and hospitable as this young lady. Country Inn on Magazine Street you have a gem on your staff.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Arthur Y.
Great location and friendly staff. Tucked on a quiet stretch of Magazine St. but just a couple blocks from everything in the French Quarter.

I read several reviews about noise, but we had no problems at all. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the place was actually surprisingly docile on the weekend we were here for the Falcons game. There was a nice courtyard area with a pool but we didn't have a chance to use it. There's also a small bar in the lobby with a daily happy hour.

They were out of non-smoking rooms (even though I booked one) so they put me in a smoking one, which was disappointing. (This probably had something to do with the Falcons shirt I was wearing at check-in...)

Overall a great hotel and a great value for the location and quality. It's not the Ritz, but it ain't the Travelodge either. I'd definitely stay here again.

PS. There's a nice little dumpy dive bar around the corner called Chuck's. It's not glamorous but it has a nice big wooden bar, a cool bartender and a pool table, and it's open 24 hours. We had some good-natured back and forth with Saints fans there. Go Falcons!

29/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Kyle S.
Great experience. Clean, helpful and friendly staff. I needed to have a pair of pants hemmed and they called a Taylor they use right around the corner and arranged for me to drop them off. The gym is small but convenient and the breakfast was satisfying. The location was an easy walk to great restaurants and bars. I would definitely stay here again especially comparing this to the much cheaper chateau dupre a few blocks away. We moved to the Dupre for our 4th night because the wedding rate expired at country and the rate almost doubled. Bad mistake the dupre was a disgusting dump compared to country.

09/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. eric h.
Stayed here for three nights around New Year's Eve.  Can't beat the location if you plan to stay in the French Quarter (everything's within walking distance), and we got a pretty good rate online, but the hotel itself is average at best. I guess you just need to know what you are, and are not, getting.

When we arrived there were no customers in line and a woman behind the desk.  The first words out of her mouth were, "I'll be with you in a moment."  Then, a couple of minutes later, another woman appeared and began to assist us with checking in.  Still don't know what the first lady was working on -- perhaps a redesign of the levy system.  No biggie, though.  We were checked into a 4th floor suite and took our bags ourselves since we travel light.

Upon entering the room we were greeted by a somewhat musty smell and the outer "living area" consisting of a dated sofabed, an armoire containing a circa-1980s 19-inch Zenith, an armchair, and desk.  Some of the lamps lit, some didn't.

There was a kitchenette alcove housing a coffeemaker, microwave, and mini-fridge in the walk between the living area and bedroom.

The bedroom was, in a word, depressing.  No window.  Stark brick walls.  New Orleans is known for cemeteries and ghost stories, but that doesn't mean I want to sleep in a dungeon while I'm there.

We returned to the front desk and were moved to a suite on the 2nd floor with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Magazine St.  Not the greatest view, but daylight is a wonderful thing.  Essentially the same layout as our previous room.  The bathroom design was odd and cramped -- if you're standing at the sink and your spouse opens the door unexpectedly, you're going to get a wallop.

As for hotel amenities, there is a daily breakfast buffet we didn't take advantage of as it only runs until 9:30.  There is a lobby bar -- if you want to call it that.  The "bar" is tucked into a corner with either three or four stools.  The bartender was a friendly chap, but this was hardly the place you'd want to hang out before going to dinner or to meet friends.  There are a number of cafeteria-like tables and chairs scattered about the area, but it's just not a cozy atmosphere.

There are also a lot of noises.  The automatic sliding doors at the entrance emitted a whirring squeal upon each arrival or departure.

In a nutshell, we wound up using the hotel solely for sleeping and wardrobe changes.  And there's nothing wrong with that, if you know what to expect going in and aren't looking for an upscale experience with places to hang out.  Housekeeping service was fine and the rooms seemed clean.

Giving the hotel three stars simply because it is what it is; a good value in a great location, with few other desirable amenities.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Rah B.
I really don't like frequenting chains when in New Orleans because I prefer to support local businesses. On a recent overnight stay, I was on the hunt for an affordable hotel and of course was looking to get the biggest bang for my buck.

Needless to say, my desire to shop local was abandoned faster than Paris Hilton can say "not my drugs."

As others have mentioned this hotel has a more interesting decor than your average affordable chain since it was converted from old warehouses. Wooden beams traverse the open, airy hotel lobby, where guests can access a pleasant courtyard with a heated pool. Our room was clean and perfectly adequate. The staff was friendly and helpful.

The location of the Country Inn is good. I'm feeling too lazy to get into much detail on the advantages of this location, but I will say that there is plenty going on within walking distance.

I would agree with other commenters that found this hotel to be noisy. I was on the first floor, which might have been worse than other floors. Perhaps this is a problem that can be avoided by requesting one of the upper floors.

I also have to commend the employee responsible for naming the downloadable PDF brochure provided on the website. While the information contained in the brochure was not all that helpful, the amusement at seeing that I was downloading "LAORLEAN Factshizzle.pdf" made it worthwhile.

Overall, this is a great hotel for the price.

**An aside: Do all hotel websites employ the same copywriter? Please see: "Old World charm" or the variation "Old World charm with modern amenities." Dear Country Inn: There is not a thing old world about your hotel.

16/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Colleen C.
Pros:

Great proximity to the French Quarter. Within walking distance to anything/everything you'd want to see/touch/taste/feel/flash.

Free hot breakfast with some pretty kickin' waffles. Great coffee.

Nice back patio to enjoy above mentioned breakfast.

Large rooms (suites, obviously) with a HUGE sitting area with TV/desk, etc. It's like a one bedroom apartment. Perfect for our group of 4!

Friendly staff, including porters, receptionists, breakfast peeps, etc.

Cons:

Decor is a bit outdated.

Bar is seriously lacking, happy hour specials are funny (2 glasses of house wine for $12!?) haha. Not special! Then again, if you are at this hotel, you should NOT be drinking at the hotel...you should be drinking in the French Quarter, or having coffee at Cafe Du Monde, etc.

Great option for the price and location...we stayed over a weekend for $110 per night in a large suite, with the complimentary breakfast.  Bustin' the budget style!

21/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Danni M.
I've stayed at this hotel twice when in New Orleans and prefer it to other locations closer to the French Quarter. It's well within walking distance, close to the St. Charles trolley or bus if you want to go to the Zoo or Lafayette Cemetery . the staff is warm, and friendly telling us about other events we wouldn't have found without them and the buffet breakfast gives you a great start before a day of sightseeing. When we were trapped during Hurricane Sandy, the staff were  super accommodating, transferring us from two rooms to one suite at a reduced rate. When we go back to New Orleans, and we will, that's where we're staying.

07/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Yelp's King Of Alexandria L.
I booked online. The price was $102 and the upgraded me to a king suite when I arrived for the same price. Parking is valet and cost $25 (which they don't tell you until you review your receipt at check-out). The rooms were small, but had a nice and unique feel to it...exposed bricks, comfortable, high ceilings. The service was extremely professional and friendly. The bar was between $5-$14. The served appetizer food at the bar for prices under $14. The served free breakfast, which was french toast, eggs, sausage, fruit, bagel, drinks. This place is in a good downtown location, but no parking, only valet. The water in the sink and shower was extremely STICKY/DRY....very weird and I could NOT shower at all!!!! Everything else was great!!!

14/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Kimberly W.
I stayed at this hotel while I was in New Orleans for a work conference a few weeks ago and it was great!  It's within walking distance of everything there is to see in New Orleans and the staff are very friendly.  They have a pretty good breakfast also.  I highly recommend.

21/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Ana S.
Wonderful stay at this hotel! Great find, great price, great service! The staff was very accommodating and attentive, just a pleasure to deal with. Room was great and comfortable, free breakfast was good, and freshly baked cookies at the front desk ALL DAY long were super yummy! It was exactly what I was looking for and met my needs for my trip - will definitely recommend and stay again if I need a place in New Orleans close to everything.

24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Anita S.
Stayed here on my way from Alabama to Baton Rouge figuring that a hotel walking distance from the attractions of the French Quarter would make for an entertaining pit stop.  Parking is valet only, $25 overnight-- sounded pricey to me so I parked in a garage one block behind the hotel that ended up costing me $30 and which entailed a slightly sketchy, poorly lit walk to the hotel-- I'd recommend going the valet route.  The guys who man the valet were very friendly as was the concierge who gave me helpful recommendations as to what to explore in the area.  The desk attendant who checked me in was on the rude side.  As a female traveling solo, I was a bit uneasy about a first floor room, and was freaked out when I saw that my floor length window faced out onto an alley, and that right outside my window was a white van of some sort in which there were two loud men who stuck around for ~45 mins.  The room itself was clean and I agree with other reviewers, the exposed beams and such gave the room a unique, rustic feel.  I'd only stay here again if traveling with other people.

26/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Coral E.
Have officially stayed here twice - September 2010 and October 2011.  Great experiences both times.  Great location - about 4 blocks from Bourbon and Royal streets.  Excellent restaurants very close to the hotel (recommend FredRick's Deli, Palace Cafe & Mother's). Great service and nice rooms.  Definitely recommend.

24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. S R.
Stayed here for a party with eight people.  We all had different rooms and they were all nice.  It's kinda loud if your room faces magazine street but I guess you can get ear plugs.  The staff was super friendly the front desk manager heather was so polite and accommodating.  I would defly stay here again.

18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. Jools E.
Great location, beautiful interior that is surprisingly un-blah for a chain.

The front desk manager rang me to make sure I was happy with my room about 10 mins in - call me inexperienced in traveling like a grown up (no, really: do. You'd be right) but that never happened to me before.

As is, there was a low sonorous hum emitting from a maintenance room right next to my place. I am a wuss with continuous noises when I try to sleep: only digital clocks in the bedroom, speakers unplugged - that kind of freak. So I hemmed and hawed and finally asked whether it'd be at all possible but only if it isn't too much bother to perhaps, maybe swap rooms.

I was in a different room within 15 mins. Very friendly personel from front desk via bellhop and valet.

Comfy bed, hd 32 inch telly (not that that matters much in new Orleans).

30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Tramaine W.
Great Value, i have no complaints.Actually it exceeded the value being that i paid $99 for two nights.Good location, great charm, interesting decor, and good breakfast.

16/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. E. M.
Staff was nice and professional.  The room was very nice.  We had a room that overlooked Magazine Street.  The location was great.  You can pretty much walk everywhere.

The only downside was the stairs/elevator.  Since it was an old building converted to a hotel...where our room was, we had to take the elevator and still go a half flight of stairs.  It was hard carrying the luggage up and down the small flight of stairs.

Overall, I don't mind staying there again.

24/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Mike G.
Okay, so if you're looking for somewhere to stay, save a few bucks, and still get a decent location in the NOLA area, I would definitely recommend this hotel.  We were in the area for 4 days, 2 weekday, then of course the weekend and got a fantastic rate compared to other options in the area.  Our room was a bittersweet location in the hotel, sweet because it was a corner room near the elevator.  Decent size, large windows looking over one of the side streets, and apparently close to the main AC (nice and chilly during the hot days).  The bitter was because... well... we were close to the elevator on the 3rd floor.  So there were random "dings" throughout the day/night.

Aside from the occasional (random) dings, we had a very nice stay at this location.  It was us and another couple, plenty of room, and it was kept clean with fresh towels.  Front desk service was helpful, and the valet guys outside always asked how our day went.  The lady working the front desk even put us in touch with one of the Air Boat swamp tours which we took advantage of and had a GREAT time!

Location isn't too bad, but a bit of a walk for most of the sights in the area.  Not really a bad thing, like "Kate S." said the location makes it a bit easier to sleep if you happen to call it quits a bit early.  No worries about shouting, loud music, drunken mating calls, etc.  You're close to Harrah's Casino if you're looking for something indoors, and the French Quarter/Bourbon St. is only a few block away.

The free breakfast has a limited selection, but I was happy to make my own waffles and not something that was micro-waved.  Definitely a bonus there, and did I mention it was free?  

Everything you need to call it a night, sleep, and start your day again.  Decent location, and even a small pool if you need to escape the heat.  I would recommend to anyone.

14/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Richard G.
A great clean hotel.  Very unique architecture with a wonderful friendly staff.  A great breakfast starts each day with eggs, waffles, sausages, coffee and tea are available all day.  Cookies at the counter!  So close to the French Quarter.  I will definitely come back.  A highlight of our holiday.

28/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Sean W.
Cute hotel, very clean, tiny rooms. But that's okay. I got a room overlooking the pool and so far it's extremely quiet (everyone may be at the game). Great location too if you want to hit up the touristy stuff but not be in the middle of it.

Nice amenities (free wifi yay!) a bar (woo!) and the front desk receptionist was completely charming and extremely friendly.

I'm only here for one night due to the way I booked things, but in the future I wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

The one odd thing for me: Holy mackerel the layout feels like a maze.

08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Heather O.
We chose this hotel because it was close to a conference my husband was attending and to avoid the outrageous price of the Roosevelt, the actual location of the conference.  I felt this hotel was a terrific value for what we paid.

Rooms are small. Especially with a child crib and stroller crammed in.

The A/C worked great. Room wasn't humid at all even in July like most other hotels.

Staff was very friendly. We checked our car in and didn't take it out again until we left so can't comment on the valet service.

Walls are thin. Our room was next to the ice maker, stairs, and elevator. There was a lot of noise, but it didn't wake the kids up. So I was okay with it- it is New Orleans after all.

Hotel is in the CBD, but an easy walk to the Quarter and other attractions like the aquarium.

Free wifi was so slow I didn't use it.

Free breakfast was a great option since it was easier for me with the kids. Above average- standard juices, tea, coffee, make your own waffles, oatmeal, fresh fruit ,and cereal selection. The hot items changed daily: French toast one day, biscuits with egg and sausage another etc.

Overall, would not hesitate to stay here again.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Paulie H.
the hotel location is convenient, the room is comfortable,the front desk is nice, the breakfast are very good, the kitchen worker are very fast working for bringing food out, the concierge is very helpful! we feel this is a very nice hotel, valet parking service is very helpful too! I will use it if I have chances to be New Orleans again!

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Mina I.
I just stayed here last weekend for a last minute girls weekend trip with my twin sister and best friend who flew in from Ohio. I literally booked this hotel the night before we left and very happy that I picked this hotel.

PROS:

- Everyone at this hotel is freaking friendly! From the doorman to the checkin desk to Brian, who was my favorite breakfast attendant. As soon as we checked into the hotel and settled into our room, the manager of the hotel called me and made sure to welcome us to the hotel and told us to not hesitate to contact them if we did. That was a wow factor! I have never had a manager do that before and especially in a big city.

- The hotel is only 3 blocks away from Canal Street and the crazy Bourban Street. Honestly, for 3 girls to walk around in a big city at 2:00am in the morning, we felt very safe at all times of the day and night!

- Free wifi at this hotel!

- DId I mention that this hotel provides free hot breakfast every morning? I had 5 plates of hot waffles, bagels, oatmeal, mixed fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes!

CONS:

-Absolutely none!

I would recommend this hotel for anyone that needs somewhere to stay down in NOLA!

07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Steven R.
We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel.  Having never stayed in a Country Inn & Suites, we did not know what to expect.

Location was great.  Easy walking distance to the French Quarter.  Lobby was very cool.  The space was once a warehouse and has been renovated. Rooms had exposed beams and more charm than one would expect from a national chain.  Price was very reasonable.

Rooms were clean, service was good (even amid the hurried bustle of many tourists) and the free hot breakfast was decent, although a bit crazy with people in a feeding frenzy.

Small pool, in a charming courtyard.  Didn't use it, but it was cute.  I would definitely stay here again.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Cliff J.
So this will be a short review because so many others have already said it all.

This place rocks. Clean well appointed rooms and by far the friendliest most accommodation concerned staff in any hotel I have ever been in.

You could take the staff from here and put them in any 5 star upscale full service hotel in the world and they wouldn't miss a beat. Just awesome.

Your a couple blocks from the French Quater, a very short, but pleasant walk.

If you're looking for a great, inexpensive place top stay, this is it.

We will be back.

23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Lisa C.
Clean, comfortable hotel in a great location.  Be warned though, the hotel has extremely thin walls.  Heard everything in the neighboring room.

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
55. David L.
Stayed here last Christmas. Wish I was going back. Great place to take the family. Convenient to the French Quarter.

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Barry W.
Stayed here after a cruise.

Pros.
1. Clean
2. Affordable. Paid 115 a night.  Great deal.
3. Quite. Had a baby and she slept well like a babu
4. Great staff except for this one Hispanic guy that was really rude.  Everyone else was great.  Concierge was super helpful.  Door guys were helpful and quite funny.  Check in lady was really sweet.  She actually let us in about 2 hours early which was huge when. Have a pissed off two year old.

Con
1. Worst towels I have seen in a while. Like a cheap motel 8 type of thing
2. The Hispanic desk guy that was rude. Minus 1 star

Absolutely would recumbent to anyone with a family.  Bet hotel experience in a while

Also btw free wifi, has fridge, had micro wave.

15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Lucas B.
Stayed at this hotel during my first trip to NOLA. The location is great (especially if you're looking to walk to any of the major tourist attractions). We had a standard room with a king bed. It was a bit small, however it was a fair size based on the rate we paid. The complimentary breakfast was solid each morning (plenty of variety). If you're looking to grab a quick drink before heading out, I definitely recommend stopping at the bar area within the hotel. The bartender was very friendly and the prices were very reasonable. If you're looking for a hotel with a large pool area, this hotel wouldn't be for you as the pool was very small. Overall, I was impressed with my stay at this hotel and would definitely stay again if I visit NOLA in the future.

09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Caitlin H.
The best hotel we stayed in in America. Far enough away from the action to be quiet but still a short walking distance. Lovely rooms, very attentive staff, little pool and bar area (hooray for swamp cocktails) and decent breakfasts. FYI, get down to brekky early or you'll have to line up.

13/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Shawn A.
Hotel itself is average. Horrible if you like a room with a view. I first had a room with no windows, and then asked for another room. They gave me a lovely room with a view of an alley, a dumpster, and tons of rats. Seriously, saw rats right outside my window every single time I looked out. Ghetto, but fairly close to bourbon st.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
60. Deborah N.
My husband and I stayed here the last week of September & had a wonderful experience.  This hotel is located in the warehouse district.  It had very clean rooms; helpful and friendly staff who are willing to go extra mile for the guests.  The valet parking for our car was convenient but expensive.  We liked the look of this hotel as it constructed by combining 5-6 warehouse buildings.  The architect kept the exposed brick & original beams.

The lobby is lovely and has an "old time" feel about it.  Our room was smaller than others we have stayed in - but it was clean and the bed was comfortable.   The swimming pool is quite small but located in a garden courtyard. In the early evening, there were families with young children in the pool.  We waited to go swimming in the early afternoon or late evening and it was more to our liking.   The hot breakfast was very good with more choices than expected.   A lot of the attractions are within walking distance or streetcar.  There was a concierge on duty who answered any questions and assisted in making arrangements for some of the attractions.

I want to emphasize how great the staff (housekeeping, kitchen, front desk, bar) were during our stay and they are why I am giving this hotel 5 stars. This was our first time to New Orleans and staying at this hotel added to the enjoyment of our vacation.  We would most definitely stay here again.

11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Jason G.
Had a great stay overall. Rooms are clean & the staff was great. Only thing from a 5 star was that our first room smelled of smoke really bad, got moved to a different room immediately but this room was next to the elevator & was loud, but not as loud as the trash dumpsters being emptied @ 5:30am, moved again to the 2nd floor with a courtyard view & was finally in a room we could sleep.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Apu B.
Super clean; great location near all but on quiet side street room was perfectly quiet;   entire staff friendly, attentive and professional; breakfast had better than usual variety of items including fresh fruit; lots of little extras like leaving a piece of chocolate with an apology when we asked them to make water a bit hotter in shower (was not cold but it was cold outside so needed a deep heating.) For the price you are getting a $200 - $300 night experience for much less! Highly recommended and if you look at my reviews cleanliness is a huge pet peeve.

BTW Shawn's review below is grossly unfair--let's be fair to the hotel. The streets & parks of NOLA are not clean to any extent...I cannot imagine anyone claiming otherwise. Renovation in neighborhoods is constant and everywhere. Rats...really? We walked back alleys etc --pigeons everywhere, and I have no doubt there are rats everywhere because of spilled food and drinks, barf and trash on streets, but this is not in the hotel it is the city.

11/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Erica C.
This hotel was such a pleasant surprise with excellent hospitality and very clean.  Their staff was friendly and attentive.  The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.  The free breakfast is delicious.  I couldn't believe the variety offered.  I was very impressed with everything and even their little store was reasonably priced.  This hotel made our trip to New Orleans and absolute pleasure.  It's conveniently located and prices were fair.  I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to vacay in the Big Easy!

30/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. WaYnE c.
08/09/2011  -  09:00 am

7 blocks walk from E2 Airport line to Magazine st wasn't all too bad especially when a local dropped me off while headed to work in the CBD Bank district.  It was absolutely too early to check-in but I walked in to see a beautiful setting against my expectation of what I paid which was one of the lower priced($60+$10fee) I could find on Hotel.com that's within walking distance of the French Quarter.   3.5'd

I asked if I could drop off my luggage until check-in(3:00 pm. check-out 12:00pm) time but they already had a room(425) available, sweet.  I passed by the natural light corridor towards the slow elevators(welcome to NOLA), as I learn from another visitor to take things slow in the Big Easy.  I arrived to the room which had most of the equipment one needs, comfortable KING bed, mini-fridge, microwave, safe-in-the closet, ironing board, desk, LCD tv, etc...

Aside from a slight hum as the room is right next to the Elevator and a unusual larger hum from sources unknown in the wee morning hours, I was quite satisfied with the stay.  I didn't partake in the complimentary breakfast but there was enough on offer you can make your money back indulging on the routine breakfast items.

The Bar is small and seats 3-4 and usually showing sports as the Men station there for a beer or two.  Just go to FQ to eat/drink instead.  Centrally located between FQ, Harrah's Casino, CBD and Warehouse District it's all within walking distance but FYI don't park here as it's $28.00 per night, ouch!

15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Jen M.
Wow...loved this place! Immediately upon check-in I was welcomed as a Club Carlson member. The woman at the front desk was extremely pleasant and was a nice change from the disgruntled cab driver we had from the airport. Our room was on the first floor and I was worried about noise, but nothing ever bothered me during the night. This hotel is the perfect distance away from the craziness that is New Orleans...easy to walk anywhere and stumble back. On our second day, we came back to the room to find a welcome basket with New Orleans souvenirs (post cards, Abita root beer, chips, and Mardi Gras beads). The lobby was always clean and the free coffee 24/7 was great. They also had complimentary granola bars and other snacks available. We had a few hours to spare after check-out and the valets checked our bags and scheduled a cab for us at our preferred time. This hotel definitely made our first New Orleans trip great. We will be staying here when we come back to visit!

06/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Lindsey G.
We spent 4 nights here while in town for a wedding.

What's Great: The rooms and the hotel itself were nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The complimentary breakfast was pretty nice (especially their potatoes). The location is great, and within walking distance of the French Quarter. Free Wi-Fi and great TV channel selection.

What's Not-So-Great: Like many other places in New Orleans, it is more of a shotgun style, with long but very narrow rooms.  If you have a car, parking/valet can be a pain. The drinks and snacks are super expensive. The pool is beautiful, but tiny.

09/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Greg B.
I followed the advice of fellow Yelpers, who suggested that staying right outside the French Quarter isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is the Big Easy, and as such, I had set my expectations low with regard to accommodations.

The service, as I arrived, was first rate, efficient and very helpful. The valet took care of my car very quickly ($28/day).

I got checked in very quickly and was guided toward the consierge, who was extremely helpful. She pretty much set my agenda for my entire stay in a matter of five minutes. This included where to eat, where to listen to good jazz music, and which tour of the city to partake in.

My room was okay. They probably should have given the bathroom a twice-thru. Hairs that didn't belong to me were visible in the sink and shower. However, the bed was very comfortable, and the TV was large and high-def.

The breakfast, which was complementary, was above average. On this particular morning, a make-your-own breakfast burrito was the main course. And, let me say that the scrambled eggs were awesome. I was pleasantly surprised, and recommend it if you're on a budget.

This was an economical choice and it met my expectations.

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. L C.
Nice location on Magazine Street. Just a few blocks from French Quarter.  Old warehouses refurbished into hotel. Free breakfast varied slightly from day to day. Eggs, bacon or sausage, French toast or pancakes, cereal, muffins, bagels, and juices. Rooms were comfortable except one group member had room 434 which abutted the elevator. Swimming pool is really small.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. pam s.
We are going to new orleans in October for the 5th year in a row and this will be our. 4th stay here , so obviously we are fans!  Our first stay was 2011. We checked in after a cruise (myself, husband , daughter and son in law and 17 month old grand son). Same day hurricane started blowing through ! Manager was very nice about letting us check out 2 days early. Rooms have always been clean. Breakfast is standard. On site bar in the evening is not cheap but nice option. Our main complaint is they offer fresh Cookies 24/7 but never chocolate chip!!!

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Kaylan A.
This place doesn't look like much from the outside but you'll be pleasantly surprised when you walk through. The exposed brick and wooden beams were beautifully accented by the decor. They had a full breakfast, so you get a save a meal on a trip. The room was clean and comfortable.
The staff was pleasant and they had complimentary  cookies at the front desk. The view from the room left something to be desired. Overall, it was a great experience.

16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Frieda A.
My boyfriend and I had never been to New Orleans before, so we were not sure what to expect. We read horrible hotel reviews including bathrooms and showers not working in places near the River, to cockroaches and vomiting in the common areas. As a couple in our late 20's, we can definitely woop it up, but honor the quiet moments, as we aren't as young as we used to be. We knew to expect a party atmosphere of course, but didn't want to stay in a hotel where you can hear the all-nighters directly out your window.

Boy did we get lucky! The Country Inn and Suites is two blocks (literally a two-minute walk) from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, but far enough removed that you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful night of sleep. I saw families, elderly couples, younger couples, college students, honeymooners, people of all kinds. The hotel is huge, and includes an outdoor heated pool, a work-out room, a bar with inexpensive cocktails and appetizers, and a free breakfast every morning including unlimited bagels, eggs, bacon, cereal, muffins, waffles, and coffee/beverages. We were very pleased with our stay and will definitely be returning again.

You can't go wrong with the Country Inn and Suites on Magazine Street (a hop skip and a jump from the Mardi Gras parade routes too, so you can use your own bathroom and avoid paying for a drink at a nearby hotel to use their facilities)!

03/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Eléonore B.
A very nice place to stay, near the French Quarter (2 minutes walking).
But the elevator is in the back of the building and very slow (especially on Sunday).
The lady at the reception told us that the breakfast was served from 7 to 10:30 am. BUT nobody told us it was until 9:30 am during the week. So we had to pay a breakfast in an other place.

14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Adam B.
We were really pleasantly surprised by the Conntry Inn and Suites. We arrived late on Xmas night. Check in was smooth and fast. The valet was friendly and very welcoming. The room was nice and clean. The bed was comfortable and we had access to a mini fridge and a microwave but who needs to eat in the room? This is New Orleans! They serve breakfast each morning, as part of the room rate, and, for a hotel breakfast, it was pretty good. It changed from day to day and the food service personnel were always asking if things were okay. I was surprised how much the staff seemed to go out of their way to make customers welcome. And, the bar....oh, the bar. Its about the size of a phone booth but we spent a lot of time there. Grab a drink with john, the hotel bartender. Makes a damn fine sazerac! When we weren't out shopping or needed a break, we would have a drink (after 3:30pm).

My only complaint....We were on the road home and, when we pulled over for our first fill-up, I noticed a good sized scratch on the roof of my car. I have no idea where the valet parking is so I don't know if it's something that happened with the hotel staff or someone just being a jerk to parked cars. If it was valet, I would hope they would just tell me it happened. It wasn't severe enough to warrant work being done. But, a heads up would have been nice.

Still, we had a great time here and would certainly stay here again. It is within easy walking distance of the French Quarter and the streetcar line so go get a room and go exploring!

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Calvin M.
Not a bad place to stay. It's only a few blocks from Canal street and the Riverwalk shopping outlet. The room is kind of small and the carpet needs an upgrade. The breakfast is free, but it's not very good. I would just eat the fruit and cereal.
There's not much of a view, but I'm not in the room enough to look out much anyways.
On the positive side, they do have free wifi.
I wouldn't mind staying there again.

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
75. Stephanie S.
This is a gem of a hotel!  It is a couple of blocks from the French Quarter which was perfect!  We chose it because it was well priced and ranked very high by consumers on trip advisor.  It's very stylish, a remodeled warehouse and actually 5-6 buildings combined. It's east to get a little lost.
Rooms are smaller but nice, we had a suite with a great view of Magazine street.  Breakfast was great and a good variety. Eggs, French toast, sausage, bacon, waffles and cold items.  
Housekeeping is very prompt and our room was always cleaned while we were at breakfast.
I chose a rating of 5 because the staff is wonderful! Everyone is so personable and helpful! The concierge and bell boys were all fun and recognized us.  We would definitely stay here again next time!

01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Amber J.
What a great hotel experience!!! Our reunion booked several rooms in advance and had an amazing time together. The hotel was extremely accommodating and attentive to our needs. The manager, Jonathan, and the attendant, Jason, were particularly wonderful, even when we had last minute requests for tables and media equipment.

My rooms were beautiful and comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast had a lot of options! The 24 hour coffee room came in handy.

The hotel was also in a great location! 10 minute walk to Bourbon Street (far enough for the young kids), with a 24 hour convenience store down the street.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Alina E.
Based on how well this hotel was reviewed on Yelp and TripAdvisor, we thought that booking it for our spring break and staying there would be a no-brainer. Not so much. There were some good things about it, such as free WiFi, amazing beds, and of course, the location was very convenient.
Everything else, however, left a lot to be desired. Starting with our check-in saga, when they completely screwed up our reservations, ignored our requests for (and their subsequent promise of) rooms located next to each other, "forgot" to mention that the hotel had an early check-in option and made us wait 6 hours until their "official" check-in time of 4:00 pm (very late, comparing to most other hotels!). We had to speak to two managers before obtaining the rooms we needed.
Front desk clerks seemed completely incompetent, inefficient, unprofessional, and lacking in basics of hospitality trade.
Rooms would remain un-made until 4:00-5:00 pm, and we had to call the reception and request to have the rooms cleaned (their response was, "oh, the housekeeping must have forgot!").
They would also routinely "forget" to replace used towels with clean ones in the bathroom - had to call Housekeeping for those as well.  
Clean towels bin at the pool was always empty, and even when we asked for some clean towels, they never materialized.
Breakfast buffet was just downright horrible, food completely unedible, with the dining room filled to capacity and long lines; never enough utensils, napkins, etc. It also seemed like there were some people there helping themselves to breakfast who were not "guests" of the hotel, but I cannot be sure.
Bottom line: this is a great place to study how NOT to run a hotel! If you're writing a paper or doing a research or consider a career in hospitality industry, you should stop at Country Inn for some unique experiences and observations. If, however, you and family wish to have a pleasant, stress-free vacation, look for a different place.

13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
78. Sandy K.
We visited NOLA last weekend and stayed here for 3 nights in order to move our freshman daughter into her dorm at Tulane University. The hotel staff was exceptional and all seemed genuinely focused on meeting every need, from the front desk and concierge to the valet and restaurant staff.

The physical design of the hotel public areas is interesting and different. Our room was more than adequate with respect to size and climate control. The beds were very comfortable. All areas of the hotel, including our room, were VERY clean and quiet.

The complimentary breakfast was lovely and delicious and we enjoyed the 24-hour access to coffee, tea and water. The complimentary cookies were also nice! The valet staff was considerate and reliable. The location (edge of French Quarter) worked well for us.

The hotel seems very well-managed and we would definitely stay here again!

26/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Michelle C.
Staff was friendly, beds were comfortable & location was good. I felt the rooms could have been more deep cleaned. There was a border of dust/dirt all the way around the floor where regular vacuuming can't reach. The shower needed some love. I would stay here again but it's showing some age. Thumbs up for the front desk & valet staff!

22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
80. Daniel L.
They have a really sweet reading room just off the lobby with comfy chairs and a fireplace if you need to cool your heels from a night out on the town. They also have restrooms around the other way in the lobby. They don't care if you are a guest or not to use the reading room or the restroom.

11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Kenneth P.
Great stay for low cost!

Room - Clean + Nice
- The room was very simple, comfortable, and clean.  Not outdated in any way.

Hotel + Staff - Friendly
- I had a great welcome from the concierge when coming.  He mapped out everything I wanted to do for me and gave more suggestions.  The breakfast buffet is also delicious, even includes yogurt parfait.  There's always fresh baked cookies at the front desk also.  

Atmosphere - Amazing
- I was trying to take pictures all around the hotel because the interior work + architecture is great.

Location - Perfect
- Very centralized.  Walkable to most places you want to be at in NoLa

02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. Sarah G.
This is a great location and great value if you are traveling to New Orleans!

The room was very spacious, we had large windows to get natural lights in, the bathroom wasn't quite as big as I would have liked, but everything in the room was clean. And they have a cheap happy hour with free snacks and a hot breakfast and you can grab tea and coffee whenever you want it pretty much too and there were some free cookies too!

The bed was comfy which I appreciated it, and the lobby was very spacious and most importantly, the staff there, including the amazing concierge were so so helpful and nice! They will help you find restaurants, taxis, walking directions, some good music spots--they were so knowledgeable and helpful! And I appreciate that the hotel locks at night and you need your room key to get in, since we all know how people get with the open booze rules in NOLA :-)

25/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. John S.
A GREAT place to stay!

If you've been to a Country Inn & Suites before - forget everything you remember (except for the breakfast) - this is the TOP OF THE LINE.

They did a fantastic job of renovating whatever type of building it used to be.  This place is stylish, sexy, lofty.  Admittedly, our room was smaller than usual - but we liked it - how it was assembled.  Tastefully decorated vs. strategic furniture placement.  

The price and location are excellent.  You will NOT find a nice place like this at this price range in New Orleans.

You are walking distance from the French Quarter, and on Magazine street - famed in its own regard ( a little further down).

My only complaint is the breakfast.  It is typical Country Inn and Suite breakfast - not too remarkable - but it is FREE.  Continental breakfast - get your breads, grains, juice, coffee and a bit more.

I did notice VERY decent prices for room service - very limited.

A solid 5 - looks, location, price.

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. John M.
HOTEL: We had a very pleasant stay at the Country Inn. The facilities retain the NOLA architectural look, have a B&B feel, yet are clean and modern. Everyone was super friendly and helpful to us.

ROOMS: Our 5th floor suite for 4 had a living room side-by-side with the double-queen bedroom, while our friends' 2nd floor suite for 2 was "shotgun" style in the living room leading back to the hall/bath and then king bedroom. Both layouts were comfortable but a little odd, our 5th floor suite having one small window and the other having none, although having stayed in a few NOLA hotels, these eccentricities are not unique. The ceilings on the 2nd floor suite were surprisingly much higher than ours on the top floor, which made the king bedroom echo in a way that I expect adds some flavor to coital interactions.

POOL: Small, like many NOLA hotel pools, but very lush, with garden and brick all around. We tended to use in the late afternoon/early evening to relax and chat.

BREAKFAST (until 9:30am daily): A big plus to have included and on stand-by; I had it the first two of four nights, not amazing but solid to get hot food in my increasingly hungover belly.

WI-FI: Also great to have included.

LOCATION: A couple blocks off the main drag, but not much, maybe an extra 2 minute walk. I do prefer staying close to or on Canal the most as you can go off into the French Quarter or other parts of the city more easily, and even if this was only a couple blocks into the Central Business District, the walks into the Quarter started to take a bit of a toll on the group.

The rates were very reasonable for a suite and everything that's included, so if you find a good deal, I'd say go for it. If you really want a fully modernized hotel, all the top brands are around the same Canal/CBD area. One thing I haven't done yet is stay inside the Quarter (between Canal/Esplanade), as from my observation the more rustic elements of the centuries-old buildings begin to outweigh the benefits.

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Raquel C.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel right when you check into the hotel there are complimentary cookies . The front desk and the rest of the hotel staff was very courteous. The hotel is always kept clean. There is a bar and a lot of different seating available in the lobby. The hotel has an outside pool.

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Bill B.
Staying in downtown New Orleans can be an expensive outing even for just a couple of days as we found hotel rooms be rather pricy and eating out even more so. We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites on magazine Street just a short distance from the French Quarters. That was an excellent decision on our part.

The hotel was just a couple of blocks from Canal Street. The reception desk had excellent staff, that were professional and courteous. You will have to leave you car for the valet, as there is no parking anywhere around the hotel. Takes about 15 minutes to retrieve you vehicle. The cost when we were there was $28 plus tax per day. Check in was quick. The lobby is nice and a very nice sitting area to the right as you enter the building.

The elevators are in the back of the building. There were three that we saw and two that we used. Service was always timely. Our room was 404 on the fourth floor. That was at the end of a long open area where one could actually look down to the first floor. The room was very nice with a separate sitting area. Two TV sets and a very nice clean bathroom. Everything worked perfectly in the room. Even though we were on the street side, we heard no street noise.

There is a small swimming pool located just off he first floor. Don't get too excited as this pool is very small and if kids are present it will be full. There is a lobby bar just opposite the entrance to the pool and behind that breakfast is served. There is ample seating in both the dining area and in the lobby area and there is very good service. No matter what time we went to breakfast the staff always had a good hot breakfast waiting. In addition there was the usual Danish, toast, etc. plus fresh fruit and bagels. There is a free USA Today available in the lobby. Plus if you need guest services, that too is available during certain hours.

This is a very nice medium priced hotel that had a great location in downtown New Orleans.

Room Tip: Our room (404) was great. We heard no street noise even though we were on the street side.

10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
87. Nancy M.
Enjoyed our stay here in April for hubby's 60th birthday. The staff was warm and friendly; the included breakfast was very good. The property is conveniently located and the room was quite comfortable. We'd definitely return.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. Hilary G.
Feel torn about my experience here. Some things, such as the attitude of some staff, were excellent. While the man who initially checked me in seemed to really not cared about my existence, the women at the front desk later on and the doormen were lovely. I do take issue, however, with some of the things I experienced while paying over $400 a night for my room. It was interesting to have coupons for breakfast thrust at me and then have to carry my own luggage. Additionally, there is a complicated elevator system that was not explained to me on any level upon check in. I had to haul around my own bag looking for a staff member to explain it to me. Even at La Quinta you don't need a tacky paper coupon for 'breakfast'. Additionally, when coming home one night I was repeatedly motioned by the man at the desk to swipe my key. So sorry that opening the door for me while on my way to my suite was such an inconvenience for the STAFF. And paid internet? Almost as tacky as the coupons. Maybe when the 6am construction that seemingly surrounds the entire property is over it would be a more pleasant experience.

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
89. David I.
The hotel is actually four combined historic buildings that were converted into a really cool hotel. Overall atmosphere and structure are really cool, and we loved the historic and New Orleans feel of the place. The breakfast was a little hit or miss - omelets some days and other days very limited food selection. Overall great experience and the staff was ultra helpful and friendly.

13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Mischita H.
THE LOCATION
The hotel is located about 2 blocks from Canal Street.  It is prettyeasy to find and just a short walk over to the French Quarter. The Harrahs Casino is fairly close and the walk to the convention center isn't bad either.

THE PERKS
There is a concierge on staff to assist you with travel and tours. Also, breakfast is included - some combination of oatmeal, bacon, sausage, waffle, eggs, yogurt, fruit, toast, bagels, cereal, juice and coffee. Not too bad. Also, they may offer discounts for certain employers so be sure to ask about that.

THE AMENITIES
The room offers a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. I didn't use the pool, fitness room or other amenities so I can't speak on them. There is free WiFi in the rooms.

THE ROOMS.
The room and bathroom are a pretty decent size.  It appeared to be decent and in order upon arrive.  Pretty much there were 2 queen beds, a tv, a desk and chair,  coffee maker, The bed and pillows were comfy enough.

THE STAFF
The folks at the front desk for check in were very nice and friendly. During my first breakfast I ended up chatting with a lady and the subject of my rough travel day  on my birthdaybirthday came up. I didn't see her badge so I didn't know that she was hotel management. Shortly after returning to my room, I received a small gift basket and happy belated birthday card from the hotel.
That was a pleasant surprise.

MISCELLANEOUS
They offer luggage storage for if you arrive early or have a late flight. Also, you can purchase postage from the front desk.

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Sonya C.
Conveniently located a short walking distance from the French Quarter, this hotel is great!

My family and I stay here often for the Saints games and the staff is always friendly, the rooms are always clean, and the free breakfast is awesome!!

The breakfast has tons of food to choose from and its all hot n fresh :) the hotel bar also make great drinks and the concierge will put you on the right path to anywhere you wanna go.

This adorable and uniquely designed hotel also offers FREE WiFi!! Yay!

For the price you really cant beat this place.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Jack L.
I've always liked my Country Inn stays throughout America. I enjoy the complimentary breakfast and quality care from workers. It's probably the new Orleans charm here that made me feel more comfortable than at other Country Inn. I was accommodated even though I got in at 10am in the morning and normal check in isn't until 4pm. The room was spacious, especially the 14' Windows that allowed me to see the Chop house across and listen to jazz music with the event at night. But perhaps it's the charm of this hotel being a bitters company and a printing press place before it became this hotel, it's a 3* hotel with 5* interaction and amenities. Breakfast had cereal, yogurt, fruit, waffles, and hot food that was French toast on one day and potato and eggs on another. Close proximity to canal Street and French Quarter but not too close that you can smell the puke from the street.

My only complaint, the swimming pool was really the size of a hot tub. It's really meant to be a stand around and drink type of pool. Gym area is a nice addition.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Heidi S.
This is my second stay with Country Inn and Suites in New Orleans, and both have been thoroughly enjoyable. I love the character of the hotel, and the service and rooms complement it so well. The location is great - centrally located to the convention center, French Quarter, and arts district. We were never too far most places.

Rooms were clean and comfortable, staff was attentive and it truly was like its name - Country Inn. If you like the city within a city of the large downtown hotels, this is not for you. It is a quieter, more comfortable retreat tucked in the bustle of New Orleans. We enjoyed our stay.

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0