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Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Specialties

The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter one block  from the bustle of Bourbon Street. The Dauphine Orleans offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, Tempur-Pedic™ bedding, fitness & exercise room, deluxe continental breakfast and a saltwater pool. This hotel also offers meeting and event space, perfect for your next training session, wedding, or charity event.

History

Established in 1969.

The past blends seamlessly into the present in the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, which boasts a history almost as old and rich as the Crescent City itself. Records of the Dauphine Orleans' site date from 1775. 1821-22, John James Audubon painted his famous "Birds of America" series in our Audubon cottage which now serves as our hotel's main meeting room.
Fourteen  "Hermann House Courtyard" rooms and two suites were originally built in 1834 to serve as the town home of a prosperous merchant, Samuel Hermann. In 1991, the cottages were renovated, revealing the original brick walls and wooden posts. Beautiful stone fireplaces and the original Pecky cypress and pine beams had also been covered over with sheetrock. Today they are an integral part of the unique decor. May Baily's Place, once one of the better known bordellos in the infamous red-light district known as Storyville, now serves as our hotel bar, a red light still burns in the courtyard next to it as a testimony to its sordid history.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.19

Address: 415 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA, 70112
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Comments (142):

1. Sarah M.
Great place!  Although only a block from Bourbon Street, it was VERY quiet.  Nice pool to hang out around when you have had enough touring.  Breakfast was good - the usual cereal, bagels etc + nice fresh fruit.  Rooms were 'well appointed', clean and comfortable.  Staff was very helpful.  Parking was extra + expensive, but it is everywhere in the French Quarter.

12/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Adrienne H.
This hotel was pretty cool especially for the price and locale.

There is a parking garage for $18/day and you walk across and you enter into a courtyard and go to your hotel.

The bed was super comfortable, staff was nice and the room was clean.
What more can you ask for !

And your near all the daiquiri shops, frenchmen street (where are the bars and live music is) and near decatur. Seriously try this hotel especially if you're visiting N.O. for the first time.

28/09/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Camille S.
I would have loved this place: Breakfast included, charming rooms, cottages and pathways that lead you to the bar, a tiny pool and shaded areas.  But!  there was a problem with the sheets!  What?  This has never happened in all the years that I have traveled and I've been around the globe.  The situation is that the sheets were too short, and felt like 100% polyester, and were grey, not white.  So every day I put the "Please change the Sheets" sign on the bed and every day I got different grey polyester sheets.  I did not sleep well.  The last night, I got sheets that were almost cotton.  I slept.  What's the fuss?  Many hotels rent their sheets from a linen service.  Was this a bargain provider?  I wrote to the manager and received no reply to my letter.  Go back?  Not unless I can get into the linen closet and pick my bedding!  The breakfast is good and the wifi works.  Let me say that.

26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Emily T.
I really enjoyed my stay at Dauphine Orleans Hotel. It was clean, and the econtinental breakfast was good---I liked the malt waffles! The pool was always clean and I liked the court yard. It was close to Bourbon street, and the staff was very polite.

28/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Quinn B.
I stayed here with my wife recently and would be willing to come back.  (fyi we're in our early 30's)

LOCATION: Great.  It's on Dauphine street which is within walking distance of anything in the Quarter.  Despite being a block away from Bourbon, we did not hear much at all.  We were here during the week but still no music or loud voices from Bourbon could be heard.  We were on the top floor FYI which I recommend.  

SERVICE: Good.  The lobby is small with only two people working the desk at the most but we checked in with no issues.  We only had housekeeping come twice (put the "do not disturb" sign on the door all day).  Regardless, as we left our room for the day, they asked if we needed anything.  Very friendly.  The valet guys are nice too.

THE ROOM:  Good.  We had a king size bed (memory foam), closet, flatscreen TV, desk, free wireless internet, two windows, and the bathroom of course.  That reminds me.  MAKE SURE you confirm that there is a shower in your room.  Ours did with a tub but some rooms don't have a shower.   The room is rather small but for two people it's more than adequate.  It was clean too.  FYI The thermostat for the central air is digital and can be toggled in half degree increments...very nice for those of us that are picky about room temperature.

WHY NOT A 5-STAR REVIEW?: Every morning between 6:30-8  there were loud noises that sounded like steel dumpsters being moved.  It took us a while to figure out what it could be and our theory is that it was the valet car elevator.  In addition, you can hear the valet and hotel patrons clear as day as they talked.  The windows seem to let in a lot of sound but  this was directly below us in the valet/courtyard area and not from outside the hotel.  Also, our tub faucet leaked the whole time.  They were prompt to fix it but it continued to leak after using the shower.  They were quick to replace a light bulb in the bathroom on another occasion.  The saltwater pool is small and a little dirty.  We only swam once because of this.  The Coffee lounge is adequate with complimentary breakfast but the coffee is weak. You're in New Orleans...go out to have breakfast! Try Stanley's or Satsuma Cafe. Trust me on this.

Despite some minor inconveniences, The Dauphine Orleans is more than a solid hotel and I would highly recommend staying here especially if you're looking for an affordable 3.5-4 star hotel in the Quarter.  Look for their specials on the Dauphine Orleans website.  We did and ended up spending $105 per night which included the room, valet, tax and two drink vouchers at May Bailey's (bar housed in the Dauphine Orleans).  I would not recommend this hotel for families with kids.

03/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Oscar C.
I recently stayed here over Thanksgiving and it was a good place to hang your hat. The rooms were somewhat small, as were the restrooms, but adequate. The location of the hotel is great, only a block or so away from Bourbon Street. It is close enough to the action, but feels like it is far away from it. The continental breakfast is a plus and includes make your own waffles, pastries, coffee, juice, yogurt and cereals. During our stay, we had water start leaking from the restroom ceiling and had a pool of water on the restroom floor. Apparently one of the drain pipes on the 4th floor broke and soaked our ceiling with water. The staff offered us a change of rooms and also comped one night of parking. I would stay here again, but I would also like to try some of the other hotels in the area.

30/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Alicyn D.
Stayed in January of 2011.

Dauphine Orleans is one block away from Bourbon Street....perfect location because it is close enough to get to everything, but you can escape the noise late at night. When I was searching for a hotel it was important for me to find one that was unique and gave me the real feel of being in the French Quarter (as opposed to what I otherwise felt I'd get in a major hotel chain). The Dauphine is quaint, offers a courtyard, and also offers rooms with balconies (either overlooking the courtyard or Dauphine Street). The hotel had recently undergone a renovation, which was nice. Our room had two double beds with amazing mattresses (I think they were memory foam). Most of the bathroom had been renovated. The room itself had everything you'd need (a good size mini fridge, computer desk, sitting chair, dresser, flat screen tv, and free wi-fi). Our room also had double plantation doors leading to a shared balcony that overlooked Dauphine Street (my favorite part about the hotel). There is breakfast served until 10am every morning which offers waffles, cereal, oatmeal, sausage, bagels, muffins, fruit, etc. You receive a free complimentary drink ticket when you arrive for May Bailey's which is right next door. For the most part, the staff was friendly and helpful. The only "complaint" I have about the hotel is that the dresser drawers were very small and couldn't really fit anything more than socks (totally fine living out of a suitcase though). The tub faucet was also on full blast during the shower but I know a lot of tubs are like that. The trash trucks in the morning did serve as our alarm clocks! Otherwise, the stay was perfect.
The Dauphine Orleans made my stay in New Orleans that much better. Hands down, when I return to the area, I will be staying here again.

16/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Jen M.
Fantastic. Great staff and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. I don't think I've ever loved a hotel bed before as much as this one. Perfect location too with a great little bar right next door that is quiet and classy. Breakfast/coffee was decent too... a nice touch. Would book there again for sure.

05/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Dan D.
This happeining hotel part of the Holiday Inn family is in the French Quarter is North of Bourbon street but close enough to get there in 2 minutes.  I was lucky enough to get a 3rd floor, South facing room with a window that opened.  I could hear the music and frivolity of the quarter.   Good times.

17/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Rosalba C.
This is a really nice hotel with an awesome location.  It's only one block away from Bourbon which makes it easy to get to and is just far enough from the late night noise.  Also it has all the amenities, parking, a pool, a fitness room and best of all breakfast and a bar.  The room was spacious and clean. I can't say enough about the location because there were two special finds right across the street of the hotel. The first was a stack upon stacks kind of bookstore and the second was a five star restaurant, both within 20 steps of the front door of the hotel. I will definitely stay here again.

02/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Monica R.
Loved this hotel! Located right in the French Quarter this place is literally a block away from Bourbon Street.  I think what I enjoyed most was the lovely comfortable bed and the friendly ,courteous staff. Amazingly for a place that has been around for a couple of centuries, this place's upkeep is really good.  They also offer a free breakfast and give you a voucher good to use at their bar which is located in the hotel.  Next time I go to New Orleans, this is where I am staying.

25/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Sarah P.
We had a great stay here. I love the location. Our room was small but very resonably priced. The bed was AMAZING (tempurpedic!) which was nice. Very clean. The hotel staff was very helpful. Go to May Baileys (the hotel bar) and have a drink - the bartender was so lovely and gave great restaurant recommendations.

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Brangelina T.
This quaint hotel made for a nice three night stay. The rooms were small but well appointed, including tempurpedic mattresses. The front desk staff was very accommodating, especially Nicholas who was well mannered and always willing to help. The location was perfect. It's within walking distance to everything important but far enough from Bourbon that you can sleep at night. The free drink at May Bailey's was a nice perk too.

If you book far enough in advance you can get a decent price, but there seems to be little relief in parking which is $28 a day. I guess that's the price you pay for driving to a hotel that's in the French Quarter.

Tip: If you want to sleep in, make sure to put out the do not disturb sign because housekeeping comes around early.

13/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Plaid B.
Where do they find their staff???  These are THE NICEST PEOPLE ever!  I was first charmed by the front desk staff where the very nice girl was juggling 2 phones and 4 people in line with a smile on her face the whole time.  Then I was pleased to meet the cleaner on our floor who was very helpful with a sticky floor and loud sound.  
Throughout the course of our week-long stay we met pretty much every staff member and didn't find one person who was grumpy or didn't smile.  What's in their kool-aid?  
Overall, our rooms were fantastic, with a super comfortable memory-foam bed and clean, marble bathroom.  The flat screen was great but I think we only used it once.  There was ample lighting around the room and it always smelled fresh and clean.  I heard people complaining about the small elevator but I think that was part of the charm of the old hotel.  
Our only issue was that non-hotel guests were frequently using the awesome salt water pool.  Other than that, you will be happy you stayed at the Dauphine!

27/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. B M.
More like a 3.75, and if they get the A/C working, they'd get a 4.5.  Very nice staff.  Very good breakfast.  A little pricey, but nice rooms, beds, attire.  One block off Burbon Street, but very quite.  I'd go there again, but PLEASE fix the A/C in room 209.

06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Elizabeth D.
Great place and price. Nice bedding, foam mattresses, clean, quiet and close enough to whole quarter. We were on the 4th floor and had a nice view of some of the city. Garage attendant was great also. Cute little courtyard and pool. May Baileys next door is nice looking but wasn't serving when we stopped in. I would definitely stay here again.

17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Yesenia R.
I wish I could give you some lame reasons not to like this hotel, but all I felt for it was love. July and August are the slowest months for tourism, so with their August deal of $119/ night I had an AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE bed, immediate access to the French quarter, valet parking in their garage, continental breakfast, a drink at the bar, early check-in, a phone call to make sure the room was okay, friendly staff, a clean room... I didn't go in the pool, I was out and about. All in all, a great experience and I would defintely stay here again.

04/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Chris S.
Dauphine Orleans is my kind of place. It's clean, small, less expensive than the high rises on Canal St., and it's a block from the heart of Bourbon St. The bed is big and comfortable, the balcony overlooked Dauphine St., the bar is fun and open pretty late, the pool is saltwater (Yes, a saltwater pool), and the staff is friendly.

Okay, in addition to being a pretty sweet hotel, it's also full of history. In a previous life, Dauphine Orleans was a brothel, and it embraces it's racier past. All guests get a copy of one of the original prostitution licenses and the madame's portrait, along with her original license, hangs in the bar. Beyond it's distinction as a brothel, Dauphin Orleans is also supposed to be haunted by at least 3 ghosts, though I cannot report on any activity during my stay.

Dauphine Orleans is a great place, in a great location, at a great price, so when in N.O. next, make sure you look into it.

04/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Chris T.
Stayed in the Hermann House, which is part of the hotel, but across the street from the main building.

The room was very nice - great a/c, fine water pressure, very nice courtyard, comfortable bed/pillows, nice quality soaps, free wifi.  

The hotel is less than a block from Bourbon, it's strange how the street is very quiet until you turn the corner and then pow!   Bars, people, bands playing, etc.    The restaurant Bayona, next door, is excellent.

The street is somewhat quiet and further down it's more residential.  Quiet and safe, didn't see any shady characters or anything of that sort.

The sole negative is that the street does not have many cabs, especially mid-day.  The hotel will call one, but it can take a while.

No room service/no minibar?  It's New Orleans, you're literally feet away from dozens of bars (which will give you your drinks in go cups) and some of the best restaurants in the world.

06/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Jen J.
I would describe the Dauphine Orleans as perfectly adequate and quite comfortable and accommodating.  The concierge on our arrival was a bit brusque when we arrived, maybe because, like us, he was a Chicago guy.  The folks at the front desk were always ready to call us a cab and we definitely witnessed the concierge before we cheked out make reservations for a family at a restaurant which we thought was a bit ridiculous.  (If you speak English, have a cell phone and are in an English-speaking city, can't you make your own restaurant reservations?  And free up the only front desk clerk for people waiting, like us, to check out? :)  Upon arrival, you are given a free beer/wine voucher per adult for use at their adjoining bar, May Bailey's.  The bar is small, narrow, but quite warm due to the dim lights, cozy corners and photos of the prostitutes that worked the joint when it was still a legal brothel.  There was a lovely Christmas tree well-appointed also by the piano.  The bartender was a bit slow, but seemed to have good relationships with his regulars coming in after work.  

Our king-sized bed room was on the 4th (top) floor.  The bed had a temperpedic memory foam mattress which was a nice touch, otherwise the room was nothing terribly remarkable.  Enough room to move around, a desk and chair, one extra sitting chair, a bathroom in need of a few minor repairs and updates.  The only noise we experienced was some of the hallway noise from the cleaning staff (who were very friendly) between 8 and 10am.  Otherwise, it was nice and quiet.  

The car porter was super nice (we had a rental car overnight for the first of our 4 nights) and the location in the central west park of the French Quarter was good.  It's a block or two off Bourbon Street so we were sheltered from the street noise and the ridiculous behavior, but we also only had to walk about 5 blocks to catch the St. Charles street car going west.  With my AAA discount, we only paid $109 a night, plus taxes of course, which was reasonable to us.  It was $28 a night to park a car with in and out privileges which was steep, but cheaper than we saw at other FQ garages advertising their overnight prices.  We also took advantage of their slim, but adequate continental breakfast of bagels, fruit and coffee.  I would definitely stay at the Dauphine Orleans again in the warmer months when I could take advantage of their small pool.

27/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. meghan w.
ok so its a little pricey.  but its 100% worth it.

while we were walking around the treme wasting some time before check in, i was secretly hoping that we would get a place with a balcony that we could walk out on to that overlooked the courtyard. because to me? that just felt very new orleans.

we checked in and got their king sweet with two doors that opened onto the balcony overlooking the courtyard. perfection.

the bed? i could talk about for days. so comfy. so so so so comfy.

the entire place has an old feel with some modern touches. its charming. its airy and open. the staff is wonderful. its quiet despite being a block from bourbon (which is also great if you forget your ID or a jacket at the hotel...just bounce right back).

19/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Eileen C.
A friend and I stayed at the Dauphine Orleans for a few nights.  I used Priceline to get the room at a VERY affordable price.  

When we arrived, the room was perfect.  The beds were beautiful, they had foam mattresses, there were lots of pillows, and the sheets were pristine.  I've never stayed anywhere where there weren't a few stains on the sheets or comforters--but there weren't any here.

Not only was the room great, they served a great breakfast each morning.  There was fresh cut fruit, waffles, bagels, croissants, toast, tea, coffee, cereal, etc.

Also, it was only a few blocks from Jackson Square.  We were close enough to everything that we didn't have to drive.

The only things I wish were different about the room are: Needed a refrigerator, the 'balcony' doors opened into a brick wall view, and the parking was expensive ($28 a day--not prorated).    

I would definitely stay here at any time!

06/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Tamar O.
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights and absolutely loved it.  We stayed in the building across the street from the main-building.  The room was clean, it was very tastefully decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable.  Breakfast was a little disappointing, but then, we're not really breakfast people.  The equipment in the fitness-room was decent.  Oh, and the courtyards looked beautiful.  Also, parking was easy for an additional per day rate.  We had a great stay.

17/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Carly R.
I didn't stay here, but toured it a little. I just found the historic aspect of the hotel intriguing enough to really enhance a trip to NOLA, considered a Sin City on par with Vegas. I toured Dauphine while on a cemetery walking tour and learned it was a former brothel in the Storyville red light district (I didn't realize how common full fledged red light districts outside Amsterdam used to be in our own country) There were pictures of girls at their boudoirs on the walls and the hotel had a nice courtyard with pool. It seemed like a very quaint and authentic kind of place to stay.

12/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Siri S.
My stay at the Dauphine was fantastic. I found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. It's a charming hotel, clean and elegant. You can't beat the location in the French Quarter. And when you want to escape the busyness of the city, the patio garden is like a little tropical oasis with a swimming pool. They have a delicious complimentary breakfast as well: yummy waffles and fresh fruit. You won't regret staying here.

18/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Amanda R.
The Dauphine Orleans is just about perfect. If you are in New Orleans for the touristy/party aspect, it is in a great spot, a block off Bourbon Street, and a short crawl to all the hurricanes you could ever dare drink. If you are in New Orleans for anything other than the perpetual party, it is in a great location, as you can't hear the noise from Bourbon Street, and it is a short walk to just about everything.

The staff were really helpful and friendly, pointing out places they recommended. The room was nicely appointed and very clean, with free internet, a granite bathroom with yummy scented bath products, and even a free drink for each person! We didnt have a chance to try their continental breakfast, which looked to be a great spread, but we did manage a cup of chamomile citrus tea. Perfect!

Our room was on the 4th floor, and had a view out over the rooftops, which was really cool.

We will definitely stay here again.

12/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Jay H.
My wife and I were there in early December 2011.  
We found the hotel to be a great value and a great location in the French Quarter.  We arrived early and they checked our bags and we were off touring the city.  The hotel is just a block off Bourbon Street, but where we were located we did not hear any noise stemming from that exciting street.
They offered a great breakfast every morning.  The rooms were clean.

We would absolutely stay there again on our next trip to New Orleans.

19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Jenee t.
The customer service is top notch! Great staff, very friendly. They went out of their way to help us out in a bind. Rooms were big and quiet.

21/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Taylor R.
Pay the extra bucks and stay in the Herman House. Great guest rooms, comfortable bed and Jacuzzi bath. Great helpful staff. The bar is the only thing really lacking here. Looks like it was hip in the 1970s and it needs an update badly.

28/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Katja J.
It's a cute Hotel pefectly located. Just 1 block from Bourbon St but still very quiet. The beds were super comfortable and everything was clean. The service was very good! I would stay here again! The pool area was nice and the complementary breaktfast was very yummy! We had a wonderful time!

25/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Brian G.
I'm a little bit of a hotel snob, but not extreme so please note that. I will tell you a list of things I did not like about this place.

-Weird people walking in and out.
-Not so nice lady in the front desk. This area looks like a Motel 6.
-Very unsecured building. Anyone could walk in and out.
-Freezing cold pool.
-Really uncomfortable pillows and bed.
-Half the building is about a foot away from a wall. No view. Zero.
-Bathroom is very odd. The shower is not separate. I can't even describe this.
-I booked a Queen and they have me 2 double beds.

Here are the few good things about The Dauphine Orleans.
+Nice courtyard.
+Area to sit outside.
+Good location in the French Quarter but not on Bourbon St. Definitely quiet. Easy walk to CBD and within French Quarter.
+$59 rate on Hotwire.com .

I really don't like this place. I would never recommend it unless you get it by surprise on Hotwire.

14/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
32. John T.
Stayed for one night (10/16/09), but will definitely stay again. The staff is friendly and efficient, the rooms were immaculate, and the tempurpedic bed was great. The location was absolutely perfect as far as access to everything in the French Quarter. Our room was overlooking the parking garage which was not ideal - especially with the loud noise early in the morning.

Overall, the Daupine Orleans is a great hotel, and exactly what my girlfriend and I were looking for with only a night to spend in New Orleans.

24/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Angela H.
Gross abounds. Totally average rooms, bathroom looks a little tacky - the extra toilet paper is front and center in the open counter storage cubbies. The towels are big though. The pool area is right beside the parking lot, which is open to the reception area. It's a really weird set up, and hard to describe.

No mini bar, no room service, and it's close enough to Bourbon that you can smell the wafts of urine. The pictures online are not so true to life. In short, spare yourself the disappointment.

11/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
34. Liz R.
Matt and I stayed here for a couple nights this week. I believe we booked through Travelocity for a really cheap price. Its right in the French Quarter. Walking distance from almost everything! We took a trolley one time to get to the Garden District.

The room was clean. We had our own balcony. Its a small room but that was fine with us. The bathroom was not huge. We were on the 2nd floor. I accidentally had booked 2 double beds and when I got there I asked if they could change us to a room with 1 bed. No need for the other one.. HeeyOOO! Anyways they changed us but our room faced the parking lot.

Tip: Ask for a street view otherwise you might view the crappy old parking lot!!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Clean is my #1 priority and the Dauphine fit the bill. Front desk staff was very friendly. Their parking situation is a little chaotic but whatever. If you are looking for a cheap, clean place to pass out in, this is it!

20/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Lara S.
I would definitely recommend the Dauphine. I was in town for a conference that was at the Omni a few blocks away, but I wanted to stay somewhere more affordable. I searched online for hours- really, hours, and hours. After reading many reviews I decided on the Dauphine. The pictures on their website accurately match the hotel itself, which it small, clean, and hospitable.

It's a small hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff. There is breakfast included that is nothing special, but they do have Community Coffee which is my new favorite coffee. The rooms were great, and much bigger than what I would have gotten at the Omni. The mattresses are Temperpedic, so that was a plus as well. There is a small pool and also a small gym, which I used during my stay.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a quiet, nice place to stay in the French Quarter. It's certainly not the fanciest hotel (and the Omni is), but it is definitely above average.

04/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Rae M.
My husband and I stayed here this past April to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary and we were happy with our accommodations, a second-floor room with a queen sized bed and a small patio overlooking the Hermann House Courtyard.  This place was built in the early 19th century, but the property has been updated with modern amenities and maintained very well.  Our room was very clean, the bed was quite comfortable. And the best part was that we were only a block away from Bourbon Street but very little of the noise carried over from the bars. Other parts of the French Quarter were only a ten or fifteen minute walk away from the hotel. Moderately priced, but definitely worth the money.

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. April S.
Perfect location!  Friendly and helpful staff. The complementary breakfast is adequate for a morning snack.

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Jennifer W.
Ignore the prissy reviewers who dis this place, it might not be the fanciest hotel in the world but for being one block off Bourbon, safe and comfy I can't imagine a better place.

The bed is INCREDIBLY comfortable and perfect for sleeping it off every night. There were some stains on the comforter, but we're not that picky. You have to pay a little extra to get a balcony looking out over the street, but I didn't feel it necessary because I wasn't staying there for a view, I was staying there to be close to the French Quarter!

The staff is really really nice and it's probably the most secure parking in the French Quarter if you bring your car (which we did). What kept it from five stars were that the elevators sometimes go out (the place is old and has survived several hurricanes) but they always get them working again, and if the room were immaculate it would have had five stars.

Please don't think that because the comforter was stained that I'm saying the rooms are dirty, they definitely are not! It's just an older hotel.

Also, when you go you get a free drink coupon for their attached bar May Bailey's which is a cute little bar. Not worth hanging out in, but definitely worth peeking your head in for the history on this ex-brothel!

My point is: This place is AMAZING in location, price and customer service. This will be where we always stay in NOLA.

03/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Alana H.
I searched long and hard for hotels in New Orleans before deciding on this one. They had a summer deal where for $95 your room rate deal included internet, valet parking, a free drink at the bar in the Hotel.

This place is a block from Bourbon Street and while close in proximity was very quiet for sleeping. This is an old hotel but they do a lot of upkeep to make sure you don't see any wear and tear, however I did notice a few little things but nothing frightening. One weird thing was that both mornings we stayed there the TV came on without prompting in fact both times the remote wasn't even near us. Very freaky. The beds here are so comfortable providing me comfortable nights of slumber. Not to mention the service is really friendly, but they housekeeping comes early which is no fun for me since I like to sleep in.  I would recommend staying here if you're staying in NOLA.

05/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Sam L.
Nice, clean and friendly hotel one block off bourbon

08/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Leah W.
Hotel only took a few bucks off the bill for the inconvenience. Really...this much of a planned event for us via the manager for the hotel's advertised services and all you offer is a couple dollars. Regardless of where the ultimate blame lies for the failure of service, your hotel is still ultimately responsible for the happiness of your guests. Fail. You got your money so what do you care, right?

08/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
42. nessa f.
This Hotel is absolutely the best to stay in when you are visiting NOLA. We just took a trip for my birthday and booked a deluxe king for three nights. Upon check in , we were upgraded to a room in the carriage house with a Jacuzzi tub. The guy at the front desk was so sweet and welcoming, and everyone else we spoke with during our stay was wonderful.

Reasons why I loved this hotel:

1) The Bed, oh lord , the bed. AMAZING . Tempupredic, down pillows and comforter , California king. You feel like you're sleeping on a cloud.

2) The saltwater pool is clean, and a great way to start end the day.

3) The double headed shower and Jacuzzi tub

4) Free beer or wine upon check in at the bar

5) Really nice Continental breakfast

6) 1/2 block from bourbon street , but quiet!

I will always try to stay here when I book future travels to Nola.  

Oh and BTW, Angela's review rang a bit SNOBBY to me. My experience was the exact opposite, and the fact that she is commenting about the size of the people using the pool pretty much voids the validity to her review. Be nice or Leave !!!

29/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. jay h.
Great location, just off Bourbon.  The difference between being ON Bourbon and just off, could be the difference between leaving sane and enjoying your week or losing your mind with the idiots on Bourbon.  This place is one block off Bourbon and relatively quiet.  Obviously, after parades and through the night, people lay on their horns to get traffic moving and you do walk by sketchy, sketchy people sometimes.  Guess what folks?  You didn't expect that in the French Quarter?  You're in the wrong place.

We stayed in Room 108.  Great room , sort of secluded around a courtyard with two other rooms.  Very quiet and we couldn't have asked for much more.  The room was fantastic and the pictures don't do it justice.  Because the hotel is OLD, it has been fixed along the way, and there are things that seem weird, like the refrig, but it just IS.  Don't mistake this place for the W or the Ritz.  It's not.  It IS a very nice French Quarter hotel, located in a central area, pretty close to everything.  As far as paranormal activity- I felt the same as feel writing in my study.  Not even a trace although we did meet some folks who were ghost hunting there.

The drawback of Room 108---no shower.  That's a bad deal for me.  Big jacuzzi tub worked out fine, but I have to have a shower.

Great staff, very knowledgeable and helpful getting around.  Great time and will come back.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Johnnie E.
This hotel was great.  Great service, great location, great atmosphere.  Our friends experience is the only reason there is not a 5 star rating here.  Apparently, a previous hotel patron wet the bed the night before....very heavily.  When they went to bed, the urine seeped through the bed linens and well, you can guess.  My friends were immediately moved to another room and the next night moved again to an upgraded room in addition to being partially comped for their stay.  Other than that experience, which makes a great story, we had a great time at the Dauphine Orleans and would stay here again.  The rooms are equipped with great linens and a temper-pedic mattress, which I loved and all the pillows were nice!  Our room didn't have a refrigerator, but I noticed there was a place for it. Our friends' room had one.  At checkin you also get a free drink coupon at Mae Baily's.  Someone mentioned the smell was bad or off-putting.  I did notice a sort of sour/moldy smell upon entering our room, however, once inside for a bit, I didn't notice it.  I was able to overlook the few minor things I didn't like for all the benefits of this sweet little hotel.

28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Erin V.
This is a great hotel that I stayed in on my first ever visit to New Orleans. We had 6 girls in 2 rooms and had a great experience! The rooms were very clean and comfortable and breakfast was great even though we only made it one of the nights we stayed!

The location can't be beat because it isas street over from all the noise and action but quiet so you can get some sleep if you want it. The bar next door screens Treme on Sunday nights and is a good place for a drink before you go out. The Staff is very friendly also. I couldnt have asked for a better place to stay that was so affordable.

I probably shouldnt say this but after I stayed here I found out that the the courtyard is supposed to be haunted! But we had no problems so no worries! Adds to the charm and character of the cute hotel!

29/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Dan N.
This was a really nice hotel and I'm very glad we had the chance to stay here. We requested a room in the Hermann House courtyard so that we'd have a little jacuzzi in our room- I used it every night. It was awesome! King size bed was really comfortable and flat screen tv had tons of channels. There was a hot tub outside but we never used it since we had the jacuzzi. We also didn't make use of the salt water pool in the main hotel, which I kind of regret.  I was so glad this place was a little bit further away from Bourbon St. and pretty quiet when I was ready to sleep. Everything cool was in walking distance or you could take a street car- definite plus! The courtyard was pretty and the people at the front desk were always helpful. They took our luggage today while we went to the NOMA before grabbing a taxi to the airport. Really convenient. They also gave us 2 free beer/wine drink cards for their bar, May Baily's. It was a really cute place and we thoroughly enjoyed our free alcoholic beverages. Loved the free wifi- it didn't work for one of the days but it was fixed by the next morning. Was shocked we needed to use the AC in November but it got muggy!

The hotel had a few downsides. We put our "do not disturb" sign on our door when we wanted to sleep in.. the maid wanted to clean our room at 10 am and the hotel would immediately call and bother us! Do not disturb should mean just that.. we were adjusting to a different time zone and in no rush to get up early so we would've appreciated being left alone. We're fine with our room not being cleaned every day so I'm not sure why they kept pestering us.

Bring a hairdryer because your room won't have one! Our room was super dark at all times (even in daylight) unless all the lamps were turned on because we didn't have any real windows, just some wooden blinds on the huge door that we didn't want to leave all the way open since people would be able to see us sleep. Another downside was a herd of elephants decided to live above us for a few nights and they literally shook our ceiling light fixtures! Glad I brought my earplugs because those people were LOUD. Strange thing is they weren't loud all the time- maybe they had too much to drink on Bourbon Street, causing them to trample around and knock over furniture.

Other than that this place was perfect and I would definitely stay here again. I might request an upstairs room next time but overall it was a great experience! Definitely a good deal price-wise for an awesome hotel.

26/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Leah T.
This is our jam in New Orleans. We always stay at the Dauphine Orleans.

The service is inconsistent and frustrating at times, but for the location in the French Quarter and the reasonable price, it really can't be beat. It's a block off Bourbon Street, and it's a bit of a hike but still manageable to trek over to the Marigny, which is where we always go. Also, Tempurpedic beds--can't be beat.

It's not fancy, it's more of a boutique hotel, but the people who stay there usually seem to prefer that anyway.

But what do I care if you don't stay there? That means more room for us when we make a trip back down, which we try to do about three times a year. :)

05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Gloria S.
This hotel is rated as a 3 1/2 star hotel on Expedia.com , and I think that is a suitable rating for this hotel located in the heart of the French Quarters.  But I gave it a 5 for my own reasons:

New Orleans is a city with a lot of rich history and a colorful culture.  Staying at the hotel Dauphine Orleans, gives you a taste of history while you also enjoy the comfort of modern amenities and if you like to party (drinking, bars, etc...) this place is ideal. This hotel is located about 100 yards from Bourbon Street (party central of New Orleans),  but far enough to drown the noise (may depend on where your room is located).  

Our hotel room was located on the first floor (Rm 109), it had a small palm filled court yard with a porch that had small tables and chairs.  As we entered the room the scent of cedar wood filled the air.   The room had a large king bed, one wall had red bricks and the roof was covered with wood.  It had a flat screen TV,  a small desk, AC/heater, FREE internet and  the bathroom was renovated with marble floors and a stand up shower stall with cold and hot water... ahhh... perfect after a long day of walking the streets and after a night of partying...

The hotel has a fitness center, a pool and it also serves a free continental breakfast...  I hear it's good but never got to try... because we were so comfortable sleeping in our Super-pedic bed.

Finally, the reason why I give the hotel the 5 star... the hotel clams that ghost still roam the area... I did not see anything out of the ordinary, but every small sound sure scared me... glad I had the bf with me! ;-) Read their website for a bit more of the hotel's history... dauphineorleans.com .

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.  If I had to choose between a 4 star hotel chain (Marriott, Hilton, etc..) over the Dauphine, hands down, The Dauphine would be my first choice!  

By the way, did I forget to mention that you get a FREE welcome cocktail at May Baily's? Once a bordello, now the hotels bar! Eerily cool....

03/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Kepi D.
LOVED this hotel!
bed was amazing, the locale was great, coffee and breakfast were wonderful! and the valets were SO helpful with the area!!

my ONLY slight complaint would be I woke up at the same time each night i was there and felt like i was being watched and sensed something there, the next night it happened i googled it and found out the hotel is haunted... heh wish I would've known that ahead of time! ah well it was fun and a great stay!

23/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Violette H.
The BF and I just got back from a 5-day vacation in New Orleans and we opted to stay at the Dauphine Orleans not only because we got a terrific deal on Priceline, but also because the website made it look divine.

We got a room on the 4th floor overlooking past the rooftops and a slight view of the center courtyard with the pool. The room itself was clean, fresh, and modern. The bathroom was huge and the bed was comfortable (Tempurpedic baby!). Our room got straightened up on a daily basis - our beds were made and fresh towels/toiletries were always awaiting us when we got back to our rooms.

The hotel itself is in a quiet section of the French Quarter. Although it's very close to Bourbon St, you won't find the bratty frat guys here! It's the perfect walking distance to everything you would want to see. There's a grocery store 1/2 a block away with a .99 cent ATM fee, along with snacks, liquor, and other useful items. There is also a 24-hour diner a couple of steps away from the front hotel entrance.

The bar that is connected to the hotel, May Baileys, has a decent selection of booze and the bartenders (especially Lisa!!) are just awesome! Here is where I got many recommendations from locals, that did not disappoint! You can grab your drink and sit out in the courtyard by the pool (the only place where smoking is allowed in the hotel besides the bar). The pool itself is on the small side but perfect for a quick dip to help you recover from your morning hang over. Fresh towels are always available.

I would definitely stay in this hotel again, next time making sure to get one of the super fancy suites with a balcony. Excellent decor, cheap prices, great location and a super friendly staff!

30/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Alyssa O.
This is the second time I've stayed at Dauphine Orleans. Both times I've found it a really pleasant experience.

Dauphine has a really secluded, cozy vibe which is amazing considering it is only a block from Bourbon Street... but feels a world away! Tucked back from the street in lush green courtyards, you won't be bothered by noise but you'll be close enough so that all that the French Quarter has to offer will be right at your fingertips.

There is a pool and a jacuzzi, a fitness room, a bar (you get a drink voucher when you check in!) a continental breakfast and some nice outdoor areas to lounge in.

The rooms themselves are nice and cozy. Lots of old world charm but with modern amenities like flat screen TVs, mini fridge, Tempurpedic beds and jacuzzi jets in the tub!

My only complaint is that when I checked in to my room it was a little dirty. Not to big a a deal and nothing that squicked me out on staying there, just some dust and the tub wasn't thoroughly cleaned, there was some hair in the bottom of it and it wasn't sparkling clean the way you want a hotel tub to be when you check in. To their credit, I let the staff know and they were really friendly about it and fixed it immediately.

I really enjoy staying at Dauphine Orleans and I'd recommend it to any of my friends!

22/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Cub M.
Hotel Dauphine is a nice, affordable way to stay in the Quarter.  Rooms are quiet, staff is friendly

23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Neeta J.
I signed up for a yelp account just to write a review for this place.  First time in NOLA, spent 4 nights here and we couldn't have asked for anything more.  We were a party of 8, 6 couples and 2 kids.  All of us loved the hotel. Great location, friendly staff, amazing beds, and free complimentary breakfast!  

My husband left his iphone in a cab on our way to the airport back to California.  We gave up on finding it but the next day we got a call from the Dauphine Orleans.  The cab driver brought it back to the hotel, they called us and mailed the phone back to us.  Above and Beyond service, we were so appreciative!!

08/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Jenny b.
THE GOOD:
Location: It's close to Bourbon and close to Canal, but quiet.
Property: Pretty! Courtyard is nice, everything was new.
Breakfast: Decent!
TV Stations: Pretty large variety

THE BAD:
Service: The maids leave VERY early, so if you sleep late, there'll be none.  I had to wait a very long time for the front desk person to show up when I checked in.  We had a problem in our room with our TV and I called them to fix it, which they said they would.  They did not.

Shower: We were in room 212 I think?  It was a handicapped room.  We did not ask for a handicapped room.  The shower was not really suitable for a non-handicapped person as the head was at my chest level (and I am 5'6").  There was no bathtub.

Noise: The handicapped room is located right next to some employees only section.  I don't know what's stored there but it involves a lot of moving things around loudly.  Every morning at exactly 6:29AM, the tv went off at FULL BLAST.  We have no idea how that happened or how to change it, but the staff said they'd fix it and it was not fixed.

Pool: The pool looks way larger on the website.  it's pretty small.  I've only been in a saltwater pool on a cruise ship and this was definitely not salty like seawater (as that was).  It was also kind of dirty--stuff floated in it.  It was usually very crowded and although it's tiny it would have been okay for laps if people hadn't been in it.

29/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
55. Scott V.
The Dauphine Orleans is a great hotel a block off of bourbon street.
The staff was excellent and the property is quaint. It brings the whole
French quarter into walking distance but yet is quiet enough when your ready to sleep . The pool may not be big but the courtyard is a nice place
To unwind.

30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. Janine B.
The service here was just wonderful. Everyone was friendly, helpful and accommodating.  Although this is obviously a historical place, they try to keep it clean and  very well maintained. They use some type of machine in the lobby that keeps it smelling very fresh and clean when you step in and whatever they use to mop the floors smelled very good every time we stepped off the elevator. We loved the ice cold tea and lemon water and gingersnaps served in the lobby in the afternoons. It was very nice and refreshing after returning from walking through the quarter all day. The bed was heavenly. The mattress was so firm and and with the black  out drapes, we both got the best rest we have had in a very long time. I felt like I was being cradled !  This place is close enough to the action but far enough away to not be overwhelming or too noisy. The female Bartender at May Baileys was very friendly too & she gave us directions to a nearby lounge where my Fiance could smoke his cigars he loves so much. One evening  we sat outside by the pool  for several hours in the very relaxing courtyard. The breakfast provided is just enough, sausage, grits, croissants, English muffins, waffles, toast,  fruit, yogurt, cereal,  juice, coffee, etc. The Breakfast lounge area  is very nice with a TV and plenty of tables.  My fiance & I are recently engaged we were in town for a few days planning our wedding to be held in New Orleans next year. We have rooms blocked here for our guests and are excited to have them stay in such a nice place. On our first night we returned to our extra large King room to find a bottle of champagne chilling compliments of the Hotel ! We truly enjoyed our stay.

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Martin B.
this is a cool place. want something different from the boring yet-another-hotel-at-yet-another-location unifomness? then this is different. a red light in the backyard hinting at the former use of the building  and the hotel brochure said the house is home to four resident ghosts.
oh, and they have fresh make-your-own waffles for breakfast. what else do you need to be happy?

10/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Christy M.
What a cool place!

Here's something very important to note: EVERY ROOM IS DIFFERENT!  We were in a group with 3 couples, each with their own room.  I saw all 3, plus a selection of a few others (The staff let us go check out rooms to decide which one we liked)!  All the rooms were the same price, but they were all VERY different.  Some were huge, some were very small.  Some had jacuzzi tubs, some did not.  Some had balconies, some had views, some had windows.  Some had very high, vaulted ceilings, and the rooms across the way in the carriage house had brick walls.  We ended up choosing a room with 2 double beds on the 3rd floor, overlooking Dauphine street.  We had a balcony, but there was no door, just a very heavy window that opened onto it, but once the window was up, it started sliding down again...so I decided that it wasn't worth twisting myself into a pretzel to go out there.  But it was still a cool room.  The beds were SOOOO COMFORTABLE!  I'm a very low-mainteance traveler, but I'm a VERY picky sleeper.  These beds were almost as good as mine at home!  My parents, who had another room, said the same thing.  The other thing I was worried about was the balcony facing Dauphine (and Bourbon St a block away).  We did have have some noise, mostly drunks walking down the street and yelling about fighting each other, and the lovely car-horn battles.  But it wasn't too bad, I still got plenty of sleep, and I imagine we had one of the louder rooms, as most of the rooms don't face that way.  

The free breakfast was pretty good, as hotel breakfasts go.  The pool/courtyard was really pretty, but people were always out there smoking, so I didn't hang out there.  The bar, May Baily's, is small and cute (complete with history!), but also smells of smoke, if that type of thing bothers you like it does me!  It's pretty funny that people say it's "haunted," I imagine everywhere in the French Quarter has a similar claim!  I love ghost stories, despite the fact that I think they're full of crap, but I didn't hear any good ones here.  

The staff were awesome.  The maids were always friendly and said good morning to you on your way down the hall, the parking attendants were super friendly and informative on your way in and out of the hotel, and the front desk staff were great.  One lady, her name is actually Betty White, no joke, knew us by name by the end of the trip, because we talked to her so much and got all kinds of stories and recommendations from her.  

As has been said, the location was great, and we walked everywhere.  It's $30 a night to park here, and your car will be worthless in the French Quarter, so if you're staying a few days, do what we did: turn in the rental car early!  You won't need it!  The parking attendants were great with getting taxi's so all of our group could get to the airport at the right time.

24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Theresa K.
The pros:
Prices decent at $185/night
Clean rooms
Friendly service (for the most part)
Beautiful pool, garden and lounging area
Great location - within the French Quarter
Quiet - close enough for easy access to the Quarter but far enough to get a good nights sleep!
Free drink tickets at the cute old style bar inside the hotel

The cons:
Disgusting breakfast - I found tiny ants and mold on some of the fruit
Front desk was anything but helpful on checkout day

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Jackie A.
I stayed here with 2 friends in a room with 2 double beds.  The room was nothing special and there weren't enough drawers (they were tiny and there were only 4 of them) but it was adequate, especially for the price given the proximity to the French Quarter.  Actually, I would have rated this a 3 if it weren't for the awesome continental breakfast and heavenly beds.  They were so so so comfortable!  We had a room facing the courtyard with a balcony for no extra charge and the staff was very friendly.  

If you stay here definitely go to Deja Vu on the corner for bloody mary's to go, they are the best!

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Krista A.
We were here for our honeymoon the first week of September and we had a great time.

The hotel is in a great location (literally a street away from Bourbon and a short walk to all the other great stuff nearby) and everyone was so friendly! The price wasn't outrageous.. I thought it was pretty average for the location. The hotel staff held our luggage for us before we could check in, they got taxis when we needed them for the airport, and they gave us some great recommendations for stuff to do.  

The rooms are pretty big; ours faced the street and we had a balcony so we could see everything going on outside. We didn't really hear much except for the last night when people were leaving Bourbon St. The bed was big and comfortable and the maids did a great job cleaning the place. There is free wi-fi and a mini fridge in the room, along with a nice TV. The only complaint that I had was that the room could be a little musty because of the humidity and the thermostat. Maybe they want to look into that, but anyway, we'd definitely be coming back if we are ever in NOLA.

01/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Tina T.
Booked this room on Travelocity.com and have been very satisfied with the reservation. We had a 1 king room and the bed was so comfortable. Lots of pillows, too. The bathroom was very nice with granite countertops and accents. It was very strange, though, that for toiletries, we only had conditioner and shower gel. No shampoo. Also, there was only one bathrobe which I felt should be two, minimum.

There is no fridge or microwave, but there is a fitness room which is nice. The continental breakfast wasn't that great but at least it is free. Parking in the garage is $28 a day...pretty pricy but I didn't want to deal with street parking. I am annoyed the hotel charges taxes on the daily parking but oh well. We were given two free drink cards which was appreciated. The best question of the day, at May Bailey's was "Do you want these drinks here or to go?" I had forgotten the ability to drink on the streets! Best question ever.

This hotel is one block from Bourbon which is awesome and oh so convenient. I would definitely stay here again.

20/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Michelle C.
We had a wedding to go to at the City Park in NOLA on 4-19, so we decided to make a little vacation out of it since we've been wanting to visit New Orleans. After looking around at a bunch of hotels, and reading reviews we decided on the Dauphine bc the reviews were good, and it was the most reasonably priced of all the other hotels we looked at. SO GLAD WE STAYED THERE! We checked in on a Wednesday, so we got our room right away. We drove from Chicago, and the staff working in the garage were veryyy nice and welcoming, specifically Mike. We talked to quite a few others, which i do not know their names but every day each one of them would say hello, and give us tips for what to do while in NOLA. No problems checking in, front desk ladies were very nice, gave us drink tickets for the bar, and sent us up to our room! We stayed in the Deluxe King Standard room. Small, cozy, just enough space for us. Bed was veryyy comfy! The only reason I did not give 5 starts because the room was slightly dusty over the lamps...nothing that really grossed me out though. We honestly were not in the room that much, so it wasnt a big deal. The door didnt close all the way, but the hotel is old so it needed to be pulled. It definately gave us the full "NOLA" experience with its age and beauty. I wish there were more windows-I like the natural sunlight, but we did at least have one window with shutters. One day it rained, and they did leak a bit-but didnt cause any damage to anything. Also-an outlet was coming out of the wall a bit- but it did not stop it from working. We did not have a fridge or microwave, but like i said we were not in the room that much so it was no biggie.

Pool area nice, fitness center nice. Every one of the staff were welcoming and I really cannot think of anything negative to say. We also booked a Swamp Tour through the ladies at the front desk...I would reccommend doing a little research on which Swamp tour you do. The one we picked was fun, but later on Bourbon Street we met a guy that paid less and got to see more gators. Anyways....the Dauphine is honestly a GREAT location...it is close to EVERYTHING-a Block away from Bourbon St, close to the French Market, Walking distance to Canal/Garden District. I would DEFINATELY stay there again without question!!!

23/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Sharon F.
Room smelled extremely funky at check-in, but we didn't notice it after a few hours. VERY friendly valet staff and great location. Could benefit from better repairs in the bathrooms - looked quickly done. Stayed at the Westin after this which was better maintained, but much too crowded and you lose the unique NOLA experience that you can get at the Dauphine.

06/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
65. Steve I.
I like to spend time being a tourist in my own city b/c NOLA is one of the best vacation cities around. One of the best "boutique" hotels in the Quarter is The Dauphine! The location is hard to beat and the service is very good. If you're looking for a smaller, boutique style hotel to enhance your experience in New Orleans, this would be one of my top choices!

BTW: the continental breakfast has more than just your usual doughnuts, muffins, cereal,  juice, and coffee. It's actually a pretty good free breakfast.

01/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Carrie C.
I can't even come up with a clever way to introduce this place. It is, for lack of a more appropriate word, perfect.
Our drive into the Quarter was a little confusing - I noticed that New Orleans (and Louisiana in general) is really bad about labeling their streets. So watch out for that and the weird twisty turns. But once we pulled up to the hotel, our trip was well worth the long drive from Kansas City.
Walking into the lobby, it smelled fantastic. Which is a weird observation, I know, but smell is important. (; The staff behind the desk were warm, welcoming, and helped us through our quick check-in process.
The room was beautiful. Simple and elegant without being in-your-face-fancy. Just my style. The beds were sublime - like I was sleeping in a giant cloud - perfect after long days of walking everywhere! The rooms were clean and smelled nice (again, smell is important!) and the housekeeping staff that we met coming off the elevator were all in great spirits and always free to listen to a request or offer a tip for our daily activities.
The entire staff, from the front desk to the valet team were wonderful, charming, and more than happy to see you. The valet team, especially, made us feel welcome (considereing we saw them every single day), and like we were old friends coming in for a visit. I think our favorite guy's name was McKenzie? My mom and I talked about his name for a good 10 minutes trying to remember exactly. He was sensational and hilarious all on his own, but they were all superb!
The pool was small, but clean and a well deserved escape from the 85* weather after our long walks through the Quarter.
One fair warning - and this goes for any hotel on the Quarter - Trash day is every day on the Quarter, so look forward to a wake up call for your morning stroll and coffee around 7:30 every morning. (;
But, to wrap this up, this place was absolute perfection. It's located just a block off of the notorious party scene that is Bourbon Street, but surprisingly, you really can't hear much of the party scene close by. The breakfast provided every morning is simple breakfast buffet fare (waffles, bagels, toast, etc.) but it's served hot and fresh. You get a free drink from the attached bar, May Bailey's where you'll also get some great conversation, with fellow patrons and the bartender alike.
So, for your next trip to New Orleans, give this place a try. It's magical.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Stacey S.
Stayed here while visiting Tulane.  Small quaint boutique hotel.  Rooms average but adequate.  We saw reviews that said there were rooms with a lot of noise but had no issues at all.  Breakfast had many choices and was definitely above average.   For price and location definitely a good choice that more than met our needs.  Wouldn't hesitate to return.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Amiee L.
I have been to NOLA once a year for the last 5 years - for the last 3 years we have stayed at the Dauphnie and have not been disappointed.

Pros:
- It's just close enough to good restaurants & Bourbon St (if you are looking for that) that you can walk easily and far enough that there is no noise from Bourbon.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Breakfast
- Nice staff
- Nice room with a comfy bed
- Clean!
- May Bailey's is a great place to chill and the drinks aren't $$
- Affordable

Cons:
- Pool is a little small but who is spending a lot of time in the pool anyways?

We love it there!

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. S A.
Our second time staying at Dauphine. As mentioned in other reviews - each room is different.
Bad news..
Total for 4 nights mid May around $1000- so I feel room should include hot water in shower (was lukewarm) & a mirror ( only had 1 small make up mirror)-  There was not a mirror above the sink. .. ??? as a result 2 people getting ready can be a small challenge.
Good news..
Friendly service -
Great housekeeping
Super comfortable beds.
Free complimentary light breakfast
& considering how old the dauphine is.. I think they do try to keep up the property. If you choose to stay at a chain hotel - you are going to miss the New Orleans flavor.

14/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Pat G.
Best place I've ever stayed at. My friend had to leave at 4:30AM to catch a flight and the entire staff (like 5 people) were outside waiving to him goodbye. Even convinced me to stay in for the "night". Nuff said.

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Kevin N.
Super cozy first of all, and I could almost hear the cinematic thunderclaps inside my head when the sideways gales rolled in. The Dauphine Orleans sits right on the edge of several interesting juxtapositions, and as someone who's seen, well, a certain amount of interesting here and there, occasionally it's best not to lead the charge. Occasionally, in turn, it makes sense to carve your own path when less spotlights are present. To that end, I found my way to the Dauphine Orleans and while I wouldn't exactly call it living in the shadows, during Tales, it's kind of nice to camp out at a cool boutique hotel just outside of the fray. And so I did.

It's casual, some might say sleepy, here, and I'm not just chatting about the saltwater pool, which I (sadly) didn't get to try, or the fact that the most activity the bell guys saw on my stop in was the occasional car that rolled into the parking lot. Seems the word has gotten out that if you intend to spend the majority of your time in the quarter, the local environment is only too comfy to have you teeter about, smile tatooed, lest you worry about driving. The result is that you can almost lliterally perch yourself anywhere in the Quarter and watch askew the clouds roll in and fling thick sheets of rain on all below.

The rooms are cozy and the room service friendly. While I've certainly stayed in more particularly appointed environs, I thought my room was fantastic and comfy both, and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Know that with the guest traffic that NOLA generates, they're pretty up front about moving you on as you wildly throw your stuff into your suitcase. But the Dauphine Orleans does many, many things right. And that's a high five, or a Sazerac, whichever you choose.

07/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Kay L.
we had an excellent stay over christmas, 2013! the room was clean and they quickly came and cleaned up/fixed a leak that occurred in the bathroom. the drink tickets for the bar next door was cool, also. the bartender was very personable and fun. not a complaint out of us! very good breakfast selection every morning.  our five day stay was perfect and fun. a block from bourbon street, but a world away! i'd definitely stay at the dauphine orleans again!

26/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Raquel C.
This hotel is pretty good if you are really young and dont cAre too much about amenities and '"nice clean rooms".
When we got here we were staying at the regular rooms and we had to get an update inmediatelly.
The rooms are very motel like. Bathrooms and amenties very old and dirty. The air is kinda muggy inside of how old the rooms are. Size is average- not big not small however the bathroom is pretty tiny.
The updated room was better however the carpet was so dirty thatt we could not be barefoot inside the room. I left with black stains in my feet. This room was much bigger and bathrooms and amenities renovated. However, the looks still pretty old.
Room service was the worst i've ever had. They came to do our bed at 3:00pm.
Breakfast awful!! Very simple.. NO EGGS!!! And who wants a breakfast without eggs??
Location i will give them five stars. Its on the quite side of the french quarter eveb though you are a block away from boubon st. However make sure that you tell them not to give you a room facing the street because it gets a little noisy at night and you can even hear the fights of drunk people plus cars and trucks going in and out.
The vallet service was excellent! And the guys were pretty helpful and considerate!
Overall, i dint like it at all!

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Aneles K.
I wanted to say that I liked this place, and it is ok.. just dated. The maid that cleaned our room reminded me of my grandmother. She was very sweet and although she didn't do the best job, it was acceptable. I mean, she was just too sweet. The thing that killed me is the STRONG fragrance that hit me, no ASSAULTED m,e each and every time I walked through the front door of the hotel. UGH. Maybe it won't be there when others visit. The free breakfast each morning is heaven sent when you just don't feel like going out for something. And the pool is small but in the New Orleans summer heat it is much appreciated. If it's not completely filled with other people.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
75. Kate G.
my husband and i really enjoyed our stay at the dauphine orleans. it was right in the heart of the action, yet removed enough to be quiet. our room was clean, a nice size and the bed was very comfortable. we even had a small deck facing the quarter!! (which makes the fact that we had quiet night sleeps even more amazing)
the courtyard was nice, with a really small, cute pool you can swim in. the bar attached called may baileys is awesome- straight victorian era type decor, and very clean. if you get a woman named chris bartending, you're in for a treat. she pretty much kept us coming in, well after we had used up our complimentary drink tickets from our check in. super interesting and funny lady. there was never a dull moment we spent in that bar in general- people are visiting from all over, and many love to tell a story over some drinks. we always walked out with some new "friends".

even though we spent the majority of our time out on the town, we had wanted something more than just a place to lay our heads-  the hotel was perfect. we could creep back late, wake up refreshed (well, usually after a bloody from chris), relax at the pool, then get ready to go out to the quarter and do it all over again.
we will definitely be staying here next time we visit New Orleans.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Lora P.
I was totally spoiled by staying here- I'm not sure I will want to stay anywhere else from now when I am in Nola.  The rooms are modern and spacious- WAY bigger than some of the other places we've stayed- and they also have a little fridge in the rooms- perfect for stocking some waters to help with recovery from enjoying Bourbon Street. :)

They also offer a free breakfast in the morning- we went once and they have waffles, boiled eggs, muffins, toasts, fruit, cereal, sausage, and wonderful Community Coffee...you can pretty much stuff yourself on a feast of a breakfast here!

They also have a small-ish pool in the courtyard. We went in November, so we weren't able to enjoy it b/c it was too cool, but I look forward to trying it when we stay during warmer months in the future!

04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Stuart T.
I found this hotel on Yelp. I was staying 2 nights with a friend as we were going to NOLA during our cross country road trip.

Overall, it was a great experience. Right in the French Quarter, a block or two from Bourbon street which is nice for when you want to sleep. Got 2 drink tickets with the room, great rooms.

I did reserve a room by phone the night before when I was in Austin, TX and when I arrived they said they didn't have anything for me. That was strange. After some going back and forth they did put us in a room but then we had to change rooms for the next night. We were OK with that.

They don't allow pets. Like I said I was traveling across the country and I was in a U-Haul with my cat. So we had to smuggle her in by backpack... hahaha. All was good. The other unfortunate thing was normally parking is included but the U-Haul truck didn't fit in their garage so we had to pay for parking a few blocks away, $25/ night.

They did give us a discounted rate though for the 2 nights at about $140 which is a very good deal.

14/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Honest R.
The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is cute and in an excellent location. The hotel screams charm and provides architectural elements that reflect the New Orleans vibe and feel. The bed was a tempur-pedic and extremely comfortable. The staff was incredibly catering and friendly. Specifically, I would like to mention Paul, the lead valet man, and Josh, who worked evenings at the front desk. The only staff members who were rude were one of the housekeepers and one of the ladies who worked in the breakfast area in the morning. We did not have any issues with cleanliness, but we did have an issue with our television twice (they instantly serviced and got it working both times). The hot tub was great; it was very hot. The breakfast was above average and had a wide assortment of choices. The hotel has a parking garage attached with valet parking which was really convenient. Overall, I would stay here again.

14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Scott M.
After some pretty intense research to find a nice hotel in NOLA, we found this place base of some great reviews.  The decision to book this room was one of the best we ever made.  Dauphine has charming, well decorated rooms and we had some great views from our balcony.  The room was very spacious, had a comfy bed, a huge bathroom and was perfectly located within a few blocks of Bourbon Street; close enough to get there easily, but far enough to get some peace and quiet.

The hotel itself has a very professional and courteous staff and you must go to the hotel bar located out by the pool area.  The bar has a wonderful selection of various "temptations" and some tasty local brews other than Abite, namely from the NOLA brewing company which was delicious.

We can't wait to come back to New Orleans and stay here again.

11/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Chelsea S.
Yes! Clean room, perfect location to bourbon st and all the other attractions of the quarter, still pretty quiet, and amazingly friendly staff.

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Mamie D.
Around the corner from Bourbon Street. I love the location.  We didn't have a car, but didn't need one because everything was walk able.

The beds are hella comfy.  Like I give the bed 5 stars.

The room is cute.  Nice size.  Nicely decorated.

Free wifi.

Gives AAA discount.

I would stay here again.

14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Miranda P.
A boutique hotel conveniently located a block from Bourbon Street.

Like most everything else in New Orleans, it's small and overpriced, but it served all of our needs. The room was clean, albiet a bit worn, the beds were comfy and all 20 minutes we were able to spend at the pool between summer rain showers was nice - with the exception of smokers that would gather around the nearby tables to indulge their nasty habit.

We didn't have much of view, unless you like staring at the back of dilapidated buildings, and at times there were some weird, loud mechanical/musical noises coming from another floor.

The FREE continental breakfast surpassed my expectations and had a variety of goodies for every diet, including two waffle makers for my fellow carboholics. There was also a week's worth of FREE wifi through a third party source. Parking is available for an additional daily fee, but we didn't have a car.

We were always greeted by a friendly front desk attendant upon departure and arrival from the hotel.

BOTTOM LINE: An A-OK place to stay in the French Quarter.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
83. ben w.
Our room was one of the larger suites in the annex of the complex. Tasteful decor, not overdone, no swagged Southern drapes and heavy old grandma chairs. A shady little secluded courtyard was accessed from a secured gate the just opposite the main building of the hotel. A hot tub and outdoor iron bistro set located within 5 steps of our front door. Really very lovely.

Now for the not so good. Above mentioned hot tub was broken--disappointing, but not awful since we still had the main hotel pool across the street. Wet bar in the living room had a refrigerator, great for some wine, but no glasses. Promised comped bottled water there on first day, but missing for the rest of the time. The bathroom was gigantic and featured a separate shower, a jetted tub, double sinks and a vanity area. It was worn with the gold fixtures being discolored, a busted towel rack, and a nasty stain on the vanity stool which hopefully was spilled cosmetics but had the shape and location of possibly being something more ewwwww. I put a towel on it, but seriously, fabric and a staple gun--10 minute fix! Bed was comfy, but as is the fashion today with hotels they make up the mattress with tucked flat sheets. Housekeeping did not do this well so husband and I were waking up to exposed mattress corners each morning--potentially another ewww factor so I'm going to give very poor grade to Housekeeping overall. This is all small stuff.

The big stuff. The room had some very noticeable problems with gnats and moths. NO other bugs--trust me, we looked. By second day it was pretty annoying. We understand--it's a bug friendly climate, 100 year old buildings and probably a fair amount of leftover food. Bug trifecta. Unfortunately, the hotel was booked solid; the ability to move to a room of equal quality was not available. I had already read that several reviewers found the main building's balcony rooms somewhat noisy, so we stuck with it.

This was our 30th anniversary. We settled in, swatted when necessary and did not let it effect our good time. The very good news--staff made sure not to forget and comped us well for the nonsense. This is a sign of good management and I give 3 stars overall for the desk staff, the bellmen and all the things this place can be. I comment today largely to prompt the owners of the need for some minor maintenance for a really charming French Quarter property that is getting some obvious wear.

26/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
84. Daniel J.
This place was awesome! We had the second floor balcony suite (Hermann House Premium King) over looking Dauphine street.  Fairly quiet for the week of mardi gras but we weren't that sensitive to it.  The room was clean and comfortable and just had that New Orleans feel down perfectly. The hotel had the least haunted reviews which was important to us, but you do get that sense of rich history and energy when staring up at the exposed brick and beam architecture.  

The tub probably needs to be upgraded and when we first entered the room it did have the faint odor of some kind of bug chemical (no sign of them thankfully!) or cleaning agent, but that quickly dissipated as we opened the door to the balcony.  The front desk staff (located across the street) was very helpful and courteous.  As we left we did get to peek into the other rooms, most only had views into the courtyard so if noise is your concern I would get those rooms.  

Overall sense of security is good, we always felt safe with the gated entry and key card entries.  The room doors are as old as the building itself and garner a few nervous chuckles, however, security was the last on our minds the rest of our stay.  What was on our minds is how close we were to everything!  From the great book store "Dauphine Books", to the much appreciated 24hr diner on the corner, and the proximity to Bourbon St. and the French Quarter.  They have a parking garage next to the front desk and a bar attached, it was easy to spend too much time on this block.  

Thank you to the staff and friendly cleaning staff, you made our first trip to New Orleans a very easy and comfortable experience.

12/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Traci D.
A little pricey for my taste but well worth it. A block off Bourbon in a quiet nestled community of book stores and bistros. Surrounded in bars offering high end to the lowest of the low end. Enjoy the relaxing pool area and be sure to stop at Mae Baileys for your complimentary cocktail at check in. Bartender was really knowledgable and led us in the right direction for entertainment for each night. Enjoy!

08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Lori P.
I'm PICK-EY when it comes to the hotels I stay at. Being my second visit to New Orleans, I knew the area and the exact hotel in which I wanted to stay.  

Area: French Quarter
Hotel I originally picked out: Sold Out

Darnit !! I began my research and settled on Dauphine Orleans. I tried not to set my expectations too high but I would have been fine if I did. I ended up loving this place ! You truly can't beat this location. It's only a few blocks from Royal Street, 5 minute walk to Jackson Square and a block from Bourbon Street. If you aren't a bourbon street fan, don't worry you won't hear a peep of the noise. Even when outside at the pool or on the balcony I couldn't hear anything from Bourbon. It's very quiet !

The free continental breakfast is in a quaint room with dining tables for 2-4 ( but could easily pull tables together to accommodate more). They served "make your own" waffles, pastries, bagels, toast, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and juices. There is a TV in the room tuned into AM news programing for those that need news first thing in the morning.

The pool is small but adorable with plush lounge chairs for about 12 people surrounding it. In the afternoon they have a table set out with ice water, tea and cookies. This was a nice touch if you were hanging out at the pool or coming back for a afternoon refresher and needed a quick pick me up.

I thought the front desk could have been a little more cheerful but they were always helpful and courteous when we asked a question or needed something.

You won't regret choosing this hotel and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat !

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Jim C.
Great property. Friendly staff

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. sarah l.
I like to try new hotels, so the fact that we stayed here twice means this hotel is a good one.  Great bed, nice bathroom, small balcony, relaxing pool area and free breakfast at a great price makes this place perfect.  One block off of Bourbon, on a beautiful street.  I haven't found anything wrong with the place, so might definitely be back

29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
89. Christine J.
We loved this boutique hotel. Conveniently located, walking distance to everything.  Staff is professional, warm and friendly.  Rooms are great!  Enjoyed the hurricane drinks at the Mayfield Hayes bar next door. It was our first trip to New Orleans and found that we didn't need a car.  Buses and streetcars are a short walk, inexpensive and run regularly without a glitch.  Some wonderful local restaurants nearby. Oh, if you stay here, don't forget to pack a swimsuit.

Looking forward to a return visit.

31/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Danielle E.
Bookmarked this place before our arrival and we're so glad we stayed here! Nikki at the front desk hooked us up with an amazing room with a great deal. She also told us where to go for good food/drinks/entertainment and she nailed it! We would definitely stay here again.

05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Jacqueline G.
Friend and I got super lucky for the Yelp Spring Break event to land this little gem. I think I am reiterating the fact that the location is awesome! It's basically one block from Bourbon Street and I feel like you're in the middle of everything in terms of walking distance. Basically, most things in the French Quarter are in walking distance.

The staff was really friendly and they have a complimentary breakfast in the morning. You have to go in the back through the little pool area and round the corner to the Fitness Center that's beside it. You can help yourself to the boiled eggs, mini cereal boxes, orange juice, cranberry juice, sausage patties, mini muffins, and yogurt. They allow you to take it back to your room as they provided styrofoam plates and plastic utensils.

We were super fortunate to be upgraded to balcony room because we tacked on an extra night and they still honored the yelp rate even though it was technically beyond that. Talk about hook up! Saved ourselves an extra $100 for Sunday night. Rooms were cleaned everyday.  The bedding felt clean! I hate that feeling when they have an old comforter. Yuck.  I seriously love the balcony for the room.  You share it with other patrons as well. I love the balconies/galleries on the French Quarter structures. Oh be warned, it's still really loud at night. I can't imagine how it's like on Bourbon Street. Actually, it's probably not best to stay on Bourbon Street itself if you want sleep.   I can't imagine how bad the noise level there.

18/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Sean B.
The Dauphine Orleans Hotel was quite nice.

The good:

1. The location. Even though it is a block up from Bourbon St, Dauphine St was pretty quiet and chill. Other areas of the Quarter were reasonably close as well.

2. The staff. Super friendly and helpful.

3. The free drink coupon. The hotel bar where one redeems the coupon also isn't bad. A nice, quiet spot to have a beer.

4. The room size. Some other reviewers have said the rooms are on the smaller side. Ours seemed plenty big (was a basic with two double sized beds). Also had a decent view of the NOLA skyline.

The ok:

The bathroom. Its fan and venilation system wasn't the best, got super humid super quickly.

Overall I found the Dauphine Orleans Hotel to be pretty good. It was also reasonably priced ($165/night including taxes). Not a bad French Quarter option.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. R B.
Great location, superior staff!

Just stayed at this hotel for the first time.  The staff treat you like a welcomed friend, from the minute we stepped out of our cab.  Extremely helpful; wonderful hospitality.
Everything you want to do in the French Quarter is seconds away.

28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Frances G.
When it comes to the epitome of New Orleans charm - this small boutique hotel has it. In the French Quarter and a block from the finest eateries in the world, this tucked away, very old hotel on Dauphine Rue can be easily missed it weren't for the regal banner-like flags marking its existence.

First impression - you wonder where the hotel is? The lobby doesn't evoke a grand hotel with elaborate rooms. Oh - but the rooms are there - overlooking a charming courtyard: ubiquitous in the Big Easy. However, the most excellent feature of the hotel has to be the former brothel bar adjacent to the courtyard. This bar, but really a dark and somewhat eery room, is truly what embodies New Orleans timelessness and inimitable character. Likewise to the city maintaining such a deep culture, businesses like the Dauphine don't do much to change or reform. Why would they when they have so much history behind it.

The rooms are in much better shape and larger than I expected and the service was attentive. I highly recommend this hotel if you do have the pleasure of visiting New Orleans. It really captures that NOLA spirit and really is just a hop, skip, jump away from Bourbon!

01/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Elaine F.
Loved staying here on our cross country road trip!  We were across the street in the annex, which had a nice little garden courtyard.  Our room was super cute (if on the small side), the bed was huge and really comfy!  Between that and the jets in the bath tub, I could have stayed in the room all day.  All the rooms are different and have slightly different set ups, so we lucked out with ours.

Excellent location, great amenities, pretty good complimentary continental breakfast.  Covered garage parking was a bonus since I had all my earthly possessions with me.  Hospitality staff was friendly and nice, and gave us extra towels and waters.  Expensive stay, but totally worth it to be in the French Quarter and near Bourbon Street.  Plus, free drink tickets at the hotel bar!

27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Shannon S.
Great location, clean rooms, and friendly staff.  I liked that I didn't have to navigate a large hotel to get a good hotel.  I didn't experience any ghosts but I hear they have them.  I had a room without a view but that probably cut back on the noise.  I would absolutely stay here again.

31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Carly W.
This hotel is haunted. Woke up around 4 am to see the profile of a woman standing at our window. I thought to myself that it would totally suck to be hungover/puking with a ghost in the room. That second, the tv turned on all by itself. For real. Asked the front desk if they had the tvs on timers or something,  and she stated there have been ongoing problems in our room, that they have switched tvs, tried to reset it, etc. but it always turns on and off by itself.

Be warned that they charge you a mandatory $50 per night for incidentals, but "you get it back at the end" and they can use it for your parking. The bed is sooooo comfortable and clean. May Baily's is the hotel lounge/bar, which was supposedly a brothel. It kind of smells weird, but it's really cool and you get a free drink when you check in. The free continental breakfast is pretty legit. The bathroom in our room doesn't seem dirty, but its age is apparent.

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
98. Gilbert G.
Great location in the French Quarter.  The historic nature of the building and perks included with your room rate (free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, simple breakfast with hard-boiled eggs, cereal, toast, and coffee) make this an excellent choice for guests who want to stay in a relatively quiet section of the French Quarter.  But I think what makes this place outstanding is the helpfulness of the front desk staff who provided information and were professional and courteous during check-in and check-out.  Josh in particular was very knowledgable and informative.  

I stayed in a standard main building room (421) that faced away from the street.  If you don't like the noise of cars from the street, you may want to request a quiet room on a higher floor.  On some days, you can find a Yelp or Tripadvisor discount code to save 10-12% on the daily room rate. Rates can vary depending on the day of week and demand. I only paid $125 per night for 3 nights of my stay, which was good value.  But I had to pay almost twice this rate for a Friday night stay.  The CVS and Walgreens are a few blocks walk away on Canal Street.   I appreciated the drink coupons at May Bailey's bar and tried a Sazerac (rye whiskey cocktail), one of the first American cocktails.  It's a powerful drink that is meant to be sipped.  

Despite the many pros of staying here, some things could be improved. Upon arrival, a musty odor seemed to be coming from mildew inside the ventilation system.  It would be nice if the hotel did a comprehensive air duct cleaning.  Also, the fitness center only had a single treadmill. Having 2 treadmills and removing the exercise bicycle would be nice. Painting the fitness center's inside walls a brighter color like a yellow similar to the Creole cottages would give it a more cheerful appearance.  

Overall, this is a great hotel and location to stay in the French Quarter.

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Mischita H.
THE LOCATION: The Dauphine has a convenient location in the French Quarters.  Not too far from the festivities of Bourbon Street but far enough so that you can still get a get a little shut-eye if needed.  Also, it is just a short walk from the nearest streetcar, the local drugstores, and the businesses on Canal Street.

THE PERKS: Patrons of the hotel  receive free in room wifi, complementary extended continental breakfast (not bad for continental breakfast buffet), complementary beer, wine or well drink redeemable at May Bailey's (adjacent to the hotel), complementary afternoon tea and cookies, complementary in room wet bar (water, coffee), a complementary glass of beer or wine with dinner entrée at 7 on Fulton Restaurant, two for one drink specials at Vive! and Patrick's Bar Vin, a complementary appetizer with dinner entrée at Roux on Orleans Restaurant and two for one entry at any of the daily tours.

The hotel does have an outdoor pool and garage parking, however, it does not have a gift shop.  No worries if you forgot to pack something - there is a nearby convenience store (1/2 block away); CVS and Walgreens are just a few blocks away on Canal Street.  The business center consists of one computer and printer in the lobby.

THE STAFF:
The staff was very friendly, professional and helpful when asked for directions or recommendations.

THE ROOMS:
There are a variety of options with the rooms - single beds, double beds, balconies, faux balconies, kitchenette, etc. In case you are wondering, my definition of a faux balcony is a balcony that is about 4 inches in length - essentially you have the doors that appear to open to a balcony but no actual balcony.  I had this along with a very lovely view of a brick wall.  The room had a "dank" odor like someone had left wet clothes in a plastic bag (or like soggied carpet) and it was just about to mildew.  Each morning and evening we had to open the balcony doors just to get some fresh air in to air it out a little bit.  Also, there were issues with the television working properly - I had to use the power button on the television and turn it on and off several times before the picture and sound would come in.  The size of the room and bathroom were decent.

13/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
100. Stephanie K.
We planned a trip for over almost a year, there were 11 ladies going to NOLA,  most for the first time. After lots of research, I chose The Dauphine.
  The hotel met and exceeded all expectations - starting with the warm greeting by Joshua and his staff. 11 women with various requests and questions were handled expertly. We had selected The Lagniappe package - which I strongly recommend.  We were given suggestions on activities and shopping, and our tours were coordinated with the southern hospitality this California girl thought was an urban myth.
 The hotel itself is beautiful and well located close enough to the heart of the French Quarter without the noise. The morning breakfast - if you wake up before 10am - is delicious and hearty  enough to get your day going.
 I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff - the front desk folks, the valets, the housekeepers - everyone we encountered made sure our stay was enjoyable. We've already recommended The Dauphine to a few friends who are planning a visit.
  Be sure to head over to the bar next door, Mae Bailey's, for a Pimms Cup!

30/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Rachel B.
For our stay, we were in the Main House with a King Bed facing the interior of the property, not the street, which is what I would recommend -- though ask for a Courtyard view if you can get it.  This hotel is really charming, and though it is simple style and service, it is still a boutique destination that could not be duplicated in another destination.  The staff were very friendly, there is a saltwater pool, a workout room, complimentary breakfast is included, as was bottled water, tea & cookies in the afternoon, a bathrobe and wireless access too -- but the black-out blinds and the temper-pedic mattresses are really what made our stay.  This was the most comfortable bed I have ever experienced in New Orleans, and it seemed to be larger than any other too.  Go for the bed and the black-out blinds.  You will sleep like a baby.

Oh and make sure to use your complimentary drinks tickets for May Bailey's bar.  Very interesting history.

13/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Andrea W.
My family and I stayed here several years ago.  It was a very pleasant experience, and in a great location.  
The rooms were quite nice, and the staff was helpful.  
I am looking forward to returning this spring for another fun visit.

29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
103. Joe M.
My wife and I retuned to the Dauphine this week having had a great experience there during our honeymoon 20 years ago. We stayed in a Herman House room back then and loved it. We recommended the Dauphine to dozens of people over the years.

We were so disappointed upon our return this week.

The trouble began at check-in when the desk attendant told us that our Herman House room was not available. That despite making the reservation weeks earlier by phone and talking at length with the woman who helped me. She even described some of the upgrades made to the rooms since we stayed there and promised me a 2nd floor room with a jacuzzi. I figured it would me smart to call instead of booking online - just to be sure everything was perfect.

The two women at the front desk showed no interest in our situation and told us were only booked for a regular room (even though I paid for the Herman House in advance).

Having received no help from the staff, we were sent to one of the smallest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in.

No one offered to help with bags even though we later saw a bellman helping others check-in the next few days.

The bathroom was so small the toilet kept the shower door from opening all the way. It also had the weakest water pressure I've ever experienced anywhere (insert Seinfeld reference here).

But wait there's more!

It also turned out to be the noisiest room I've ever stayed in...in NOLA or anywhere else! Constant street noise on one side all night (think screaming, people throwing up and incredibly loud hip-hop from passing cars)...and noise from the hotel breakfast room on the other side early each morning.

We also had to endure people trying to get into our room each morning because they thought it was the breakfast cafe. They would try the handle and bang on the door and peak in the window. We even had some dude walk right into our room while we were getting ready one morning.

That dude turned out to be one of many people who crashed the hotel swimming pool over the course of the week (including scores of frat boys who had no swim suits). They left empty bottles, cans and cigarette butts everywhere when they left. The Dauphine staff just looked the other way.

I called the manager to complain on our first full day at the hotel. Mr. Gray was very pleasant and offered to take $150 off our bill. We appreciated the gesture but it did nothing to improve our stay.

We truly love New Orleans and it was so nice to be back. The only disappointment was the Dauphine. And we do not plan to make that mistake again.

28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
104. Tara S.
My husband and I stayed at the Dauphine Orleans for our honeymoon. It was wonderful!

Here are some pros:

1) Location is AMAZING. 1 block from Bourbon Street, right in the middle of the Quarter, and yet still quiet and safe.

2) Room was large, clean, and comfortable. Our bed was ridiculously comfortable, which was nice for our twice-daily naps in between eating fests.

3) Staff were friendly, polite, and helpful in every possible way.

4) Free continental breakfast was better than any continental breakfast I've had before. Waffles, fresh fruit, yogurt, plus all the more expected options.

5) Did I mention the location? Because it really is stellar.

Honestly, there's no con I can come up with. This isn't a 5-star hotel, obviously, so sure, the lobby area could be bigger, everything could be larger and shinier &c, but for the price and given the location, I think you get a really great value. Plus it is a really unique and interesting place to stay

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. John M.
I endorse the Dauphine Orleans Hotel as the official hotel of Yelp Spring Break 2013 in New Orleans for the girlfriend & I. We stayed for 4 days & it's hard to imagine a better base of operations for all of our YSB partying.

1st & foremost, the big draw here is location, location, location. Staying at other nice hotels in town is fine, I'm sure. But staying within a short walking distance of everything in the French Quarter was pretty freakin' sweet!

Paradoxically, even though we were only 1 block over from Bourbon St, we couldn't hear a single hint of the roaring debauchery occurring just 1 street away. Our room remained quiet as a tomb except the few times late night revelers roamed the hall in front of our door.

In addition to ideal location, the Dauphine Orleans was quite a nice hotel. The grounds & the room fit in well with all the nearby classic Creole French architecture. Which meant that while much of it wasn't shiny & new, it was all clean, well-kept & classically distinguished instead with modern amenities.

Staff was friendly, helpful & very understanding when we checked out nearly 2 hours late. They know folks come here to party & may not be recovered from the night before even by noon the next day. They also stored our bags for the few hours between our checkout & flight.

In-room Wi-Fi was fast, strong & free. So many "upscale" hotels get that wrong & charge some idiotic fee for internet. Valet parking was $34/day, but we flew in & didn't bother renting a car so whatever. Unless you drove here in your own car, you don't need a car in the French Quarter anyway.

The cherry on top of the whole stay was thanks to a YSB discount, we scored a great room rate. With or without a screamin' Yelp discount, however, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a place I'd like to stay any time I'm back in New Orleans.

11/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Natacha B.
What you see is what you get and that made me happy. We had the Ghost and Spirits package and everything went pretty smoothly and wonderful. This place is not fancy,high tech or super up to date, but we knew that before we got there. Yes the jacuzzi tub was pretty beat up, yes the carpet was old, and true our hotel door swelled shut and we couldn't get out, and we heard strange tapping all night, but that made the haunted experience we were looking for all the more real...lol. Hotel and Bar staff was always super friendly and patient and the free breakfast was nice. I would stay here again, its close enough and far away enough from all the action.

02/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
107. T. K.
Pros: The location is great (its in the Quarter) and the front desk staff were exceedingly helpful. The rooms are also very nice and clean. It really is a lovely hotel.

Cons: The noise. Absolutely the loudest hotel we've ever stayed in. We were exhausted by the time we left b/c of how noisy the hotel is. Also, the parking attendant was extremely rude and a few things had disappeared from our car when we got it back.

Overall, it was a great location as a base to explore the Quarter but I'm not sure we would stay again.

20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
108. Kate R.
This is a great place to stay right in the heart of the French Quarter. It has a great decor & comes with a full breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Lexie G.
I booked a trip down to NOLA and got a good deal on the room. Room was clean, bed was comfy. The bathroom was set up weird: the toilet was out far from the wall and cut down available space in the bathroom. My criteria for booking was that I wanted to be in the French Quarter and I wanted a continental breakfast. The Dauphine delivered on both accounts. I already knew I was going to have to pay an arm, leg, AND kidney for parking so I wasn't exactly pumped for that, but if there is one nugget of info I can impart on you, it is that parking is worth it. You will not want to leave your car at a lot. Pay the extortion fee, and get on with your trip.

Staff here were very pleasant, albeit a little slow to get moving. The hotel it's self could use a facelift in the dining area as well as main entry way.

08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
110. Melvin T.
The Dauphine Hotel was everything I wanted in a hotel in Nola:
- Free Wifi
- Great Location and easy walking distance to anything
- Friendly staff
- Clean room
- A Big standard room with two beds
- Bonus: I got the room with the bridge balcony. Fancy!
- They apparently have a free continental breakfast, but I got Nola right out my door so of course I ate somewhere else.
- You get a Free drink at May Baily's, but yelp Spring break kept us so busy that I didn't have a chance to redeem it.
- And my favorite of all... A great, great low rate thanks to Joi B. hooking us up with Yelp Spring Break Discounts. No other hotels in this area could even touch the rates Joi arranged.

One gripe: During a thunderstorm our power went out so my alarm clock didn't go off and I didn't get my wake up call. I missed a tour that was generously rescheduled.

Tips:
- Cabs aren't nearly as plentiful on Dauphine as they are on Bourbon. If you need a cab quickly (we were running late for our flight) walk a block to Bourbon to one of the hotel's taxi stands.
- The DeJa Vu diner is across the street and is open 24 hours. For a sketchy, divey joint, I loved their roast beef po boys.

I would definitely stay here again, if the price is right.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Nikky P.
This boutique hotel is all about location! We were so happy to be only seconds away from Bourbon Street, yet far enough back to avoid any noise and rowdiness. You are literally within steps of more bars and restaurants than I can count. It is definitely not for those on a budget though...but the location of the building makes this a great place to stay.

The room we had back onto the courtyard in the back ( not the one overlooking the pool) and we had a cute little balcony with a nice view. The room was spacious, the bathroom tiny, but clean and modern. There was no fridge in the room, which was a bit disappointing since we wanted to chill beer, but  we just ended up grabbing them from the bars and groceries stores which worked out well. The heating in the room warmed the space up in minutes which was great! It wasn't super cold, but there was a chill, especially at night, so nice to have a toasty room.

The courtyard with the pool is really beautiful. I imagine it would be great to take a swim out there in the warmer months.

The staff is warm and welcoming- we had no issues whatsoever with special requests. We needed some toiletries we forgot and they sent them up to the room in under 2 minutes!

Breakfast is included which is nice. They have a decent continental breakfast with pastries, bagels, toast, muffins, fresh fruit, sausage, eggs, cereal and waffles along with coffee and juices. Pretty much everything you need to nurse a hangover. They have handy to-go containers so you can grab coffee or food for the road.

You may also get a welcome drink at the bar- this is really fun to do- make sure you grab a local drink like the Sazerac.

Overall a really pleasant experience. Based on location and amenities this is a real find.

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Sonya V.
I like this hotel and it is usually my "go-to" unless it is a splurge at the Windsor Court or Ritz.   dealangel.com has been where I find the best rates for my spur-of-the-moment N.O. food cravings.

First, the location is excellent.  It is exactly a block off of Bourbon (400 block, so 2 short blocks to Galatoire's and GW Fin's as well).  

The valet service is excellent.  Yes, it is pricey, but the valets are super nice and speedy.  In fact, whenever I leave they always give me two more free drink coupons (to "prepare" me for my travel - so they say).

WIFI is free.  The front desk has free bottled water.  There are robes in the room and you can choose balcony or courtyard.

The pool is small (courtyard setting of course) but offers plenty of seating and is near the attached bar.  The landscaping is lovely.

While being so close to the "action" the noise level is low.  The breakfast is actually quite good with lots of fresh fruit.

My only complaint is the check-in area.  The people are quite nice, but there are doors from the street and garage so each time I go there is a bit of a bottleneck to register.  But, don't worry - those free drink vouchers just fly across the counter on a regular basis!

My experience is I can usually capture a balcony for about $129 and valet is $30.

07/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Brock R.
First off... I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Totally sweet property, loads of personality and character . Great location cute bar , what's not to like? :-)

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Sally J.
I have so many good things to say about Hotel Dauphine! The concierge was so nice, informative, and welcoming. He seemed really interested in each guest. Our room itself was beautiful. There was a large tv, a Temperpedic bed with the freshest sheets and excessive amounts of pillows, gorgeous antique style chairs, and plenty of guide books to study. We had out own balcony overlooking the courtyard. Old buildings are the best! In the bathroom, everything was tidy and compact. The hot water was almost instantaneous. That was a great surprise since the weather was in the 30s and 40s. They also give you treats upon check in, free internet, free water bottles, and all the usual toiletries. The hotel has a bar called May Bailey's, and you get two free drink vouchers when you check in. It is gorgeous inside and definitely makes you feel like you're in a 30's speakeasy.  

On the negative side, our room did not have an overhead light. Not a huge deal, but worth mentioning. The biggest negative was that hotel guest parking is $38 a night!!! That was completely outrageous to me.

Overall, great deal (we used booking.com ) at a gorgeous historical hotel in the center of the French Quarter!

29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
115. Lindsay G.
First of all, the location is perfect! I was thrilled it was located across the street from one of my favorite late night dining spots (Deja Vu).  The mattress was heaven.  The staff was friendly and accommodating. The courtyard was beautiful.

That being said I was disappointed for several reasons:

The room was very, very dirty.  I had to put towels down to walk around on because the carpet was sticky and filthy (we stayed in room 239 of the Hermann House).  

There was food and remnants of a previous tenant under the bed.

There was mildew, mold and rust in the bathroom (they desperately need updating).

There are years of dust in the two inch gap above the vanity mirror and the celing (so gross).  

Construction in the courtyard started at approximately 9am.  This made it very hard to sleep after a night on Bourbon.  

I would definitely stay here again but would love it if they addressed these options.  This hotel has so much potential!

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
116. Jerline H.
If I could use one word to describe Dauphine it would be "Quaint." Now that's an overly overused word and I hate to use it, but that's what Dauphine is.
I set out to find a hotel that would not only showcase the New Orleans charm and culture but also have nice amenities and a great reputation. I wanted to stay in the red-brick rooms that is the Hermann House, but yelp spring break had a deal I couldn't pass up with the regular rooms, so we lounged in a king-sized bed with a little balcony over the valet instead.

+ Rates fluctuate from month to month. In May, I got in a group deal for $149, compared to the normal pricing of $200 a night.
+ Location: We didn't find out until our last night here how intensely close we were to Bourbon St! We were able to dine out, come back to drop off leftovers and head out to play again. The rooms were so quiet I never suspected being within two minute's walk to party central that is Bourbon Street, Erin Rose, and plenty of dining options. Dauphine is also in front of a cute little bookstore we never got to visit..... NEXT TIME!
+ Parking: In May, valet is $34 a night for regular sized vehicles and $38 a night for plus sized vehicles, though I doubt that changes.
+ Customer service: The front desk is fantastic and so helpful! The staff that helps with the breakfast, eh, are ironically not morning people, or more likely, not people people.
+ Two complimentary drink tickets to May Bailey's, the connected bar next door. You can enter through the pool area or from the streets. The bar itself is small and darkened, but still welcoming. There is a lending library in the bar that we did not take advantage of.
+ The room itself is a little dark but we turned on all the lights and opened the balcony doors and it was quite alright.
+ The bed is soft and comfortable and Virgil and I each had at least two pillows. I can't remember if I had more because there were more or because I took his.
+ Pool area is beautiful! As are the dining areas.
+ Complimentary breakfast goes to 10am. Breakfast includes pastries, bagels, toast, hard boiled and scrambled eggs, sausage patties, oatmeal, and all these cute little jam jars. Complimentary bottled water is provided in the rooms.
+ Hair dryer, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel provided: the shower gel doesn't foam quite enough to have a bubble bath but you can try to make it work.
+ Tea time is from 3-5pm and includes tea bags and cookies. I was all anxious about missing tea time and even set an alarm, but it's not a formal event.
+ Fitness center located just beyond the pool area
+ One waffle cotton bathrobe also provided, but not comfortable. Available for $50.
- The electronic keys demagnitizes when put near a phone or a credit card. We had to go re-magnitize our cards SO many times! Or, we've also found out, the 15th time's the charm. Your room has to open some time - just keep trying!

Dauphine Orleans is supposed to be haunted, then I was told the whole city of New Orleans is haunted. I straight up cried when I saw the picture of a ghost lady on the balcony and nearly cancelled my reservation; then I couldn't sleep the first night because the wind was blowing and it was raining and the balcony doors were creaking. I have to conclude that after 2 days, Dauphine Orleans is not haunted. I'd come back again when it's not raining so we can enjoy the pool!

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Paul M.
I stayed here as part of the Yelp NOLA Spring Break but am only just now getting to my review.

Breakfasts were amazing, comfortable beds, fairly sizable room, and bonus points to the front desk staff who comforted me when I had a nightmare because, well, my  room was haunted, but that's no big deal, because, well this is New Orleans. Pretty much everything is haunted.

The adjoining bar, May Baily's,  is actually quite fun, which is rare for hotel bars.  Definitely use the free drink tickets they give you.

Minus one star because there was one particular staff person who was really mean.   I think she was part of the cleaning staff or something, but she was always lecturing me about one thing or another.  And really dumb stuff like "don't sit on that chair," or "don't use that door."  Okay, well, then put up a sign if you don't want people to use the door.  Don't get all head mistress on me:  this is New Orleans...if the least of your problems is that a sober person at breakfast is trying to exit using the wrong door, then you're in pretty good shape.

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Andria T.
This hotel was adorable, friendly and an excellent location.  I picked it on recommendation from a friend who visits NOLA frequently, and was very pleased with the choice.

We stayed in the main hotel area facing the street.  I was actually surprised how quiet it was.  Granted it was January, but Dauphine st seems to be just far enough away from the action that you can actually get a bit of quiet.  Unfortunately, my one complaint about this hotel was the beds.  There is a memory foam topper on the mattresses, which just does not work in a tropical climate--even in January.  I barely slept because the memory foam kept trapping my body heat and roasting whatever body part was in contact with it.  I seriously have not thrashed around that much while sleeping since I was a little kid.

Everything else was great--the staff were super friendly; the free breakfast was decent (waffle bar!); the location excellent and the bar next door was cute and cozy.  Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to, I don't know if I'd be able to stay here again just because of the bed situation.  I'm honestly shocked to be saying that since I was so pleased with everything else, but a girl needs a good night's sleep to keep up with New Orleans.

24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
119. Guy M.
We loved our stay at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel. I felt like a movie star and the staff was so helpful. A beautiful hotel and very close to lots of things.

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
120. Elizabeth E.
Nifty little hotel that is away from Bourbon St! The staff were lovely and welcoming and the desk refused attempts at tipping, which I found unusual for America!

The complimentary drink coupons for the attached bar were a welcome surprise and the fitness centre was adequate. My only complaint is that I would have liked the bathroom supplies such as the tissues and body lotion be refilled regularly during a stay.

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Drew B.
Very friendly professional staff. Clean. Well appointed.

I would suggest asking for a room that does not face the parking lot. Though fAcing the street can be loud.

Salt water pool is very nice.

Morning buffet breakfast is better than what is offered by several national chain hotels.

Free wi-fi is fairly speedy and easy to connect to.

All in all great location. Convenient to
all.

We avoided Bourbon St. -- it hS gotten a bit seedy. Strip clubs and we saw. Person passed out on the sidewalk on a Sunday morning. It's not the Bourbon St. Of old.

The hotel is nicely located if you want to walk to the river or catch a cable car to other parts of the city.

02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
122. Anna B.
The location of this sweet lil independent hotel is perfect to be within walking distance, bus, or short cab right just about anywhere you're apt to go touristing in New Orleans.  If you like, be on Bourbon in mere moments, or over to Canal to catch a streetcar or bus.  

Personally, I tried to avoid that Bourbon St nonsense, and the Dauphine, super close to all that, was a pleasant refuge in the midst of a lot of hustle and bustle.  Far enough off of a main drag to be quiet enough in the wee morning hours, but close enough that boisterously rolling in at 2 am isn't going to bother anyone, either.  

Check in and out process was quick, friendly, and simple.  I'd shipped some items out to myself ahead of time and those were all waiting for me and ready to go.  The room was bigger than I had expected, and we loved our small but adorable balcony area.  No complaints or issues at all with cleanliness; everything was smooth sailing.  

The included breakfast is typical Continental fare - fruit, cereal, toast, yogurt, coffee, juice.  That kind of thing.  Nothing amazing, but a nice option for a pre-breakfast, before you walk your happy buns over to a real restaurant for some real NOLA food.  Pool and sitting area in the courtyard was plenty nice.  

One odd thing of note - and my only "huh?" moment at Dauphine was at the bar.  The BAR.  In New Orleans.  Where people drink a lot.  We got a little guff for trying to redeem our free drink coupons!  What?  Why?  That was a little strange.  Didn't feel super welcomed at May Bailey's; good thing there are dozens of other bars nearby, I suppose.  

I would absolutely stay at this lovely spot again next time I'm in the French Quarter.  Yelp Discount was just icing on the cake.

16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
123. David T.
Great hotel in French quarter, just a short walk from Bourbon st. where all the party goes down. Make a 10-15 min walk to Frenchmen st and you'll find awesome food and bars.

Good salt water pool and great breakfast.
The room is quite big and has a French balcony which is really nice.

12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
124. Amanda B.
it's over priced, but it's in the French Quarter, so you can't expect anything less. We booked a Superior Carriage King room and ended up in 111, which is above May Bailey's. It smelled musty and like mildew. When I mentioned the smell at the front desk, they immediately upgraded me to a suite across the street in their Herman House, which was a much nicer room. They claimed they hadn't had any trouble with 111, but didn't question it at all. Later while having a drink at May Bailey's, we mentioned that we had moved from upstairs because of the smell and the bartender said "Yeah, they've had a major issue with the roof leaking that isn't fixed, and it just rained." I was a little annoyed that they tried to put us in the mildewy room knowing that it was gross, but they did move us quickly, so I guess my advice is to not be afraid to say if something is off.

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
125. Katie B.
I enjoyed my stay here. It's supposed to be haunted, but I think New Orleans in general has a spooky feeling, which is why it's great! Staff was pleasant and I will be visiting again

23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. Todd R.
Had a great three night visit.  The room was comfortable and all the staff extremely helpful.  It's walking distance to everything in the French Quarter.  The courtyard was a nice spot to relax and read and enjoy a cool drink.

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
127. Michelle M.
My husband and I just recently returned from a trip to New Orleans  and stayed at the dauphine  Orleans  hotel. It was amazing! The service was great the location is perfect only one block from Bourbon Street. And centrally located to anything else you want to see or do. The complementary breakfast was enough to get us started with waffles eggs and sausage. And the bar was a quiet cozy place to start our evenings. We had a balcony room 226 which was great. It can be a little noisy in the early morning so if this bothers you I would suggest an interior room. The bed was a Tempur-pedic mattress and was awesome. The courtyard was quaint. The pool was a nice touch. But too cold for us. Although the weather was only in the 60s w sun. When we return to New Orleans will definitely stay here again!!

13/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Cathy C.
This update is for the hotel bar, May Bailey's only; we didn't stay at the hotel this trip (long stay for Mardi Gras=apartment with kitchen). If you're looking for a raucous party atmosphere, this isn't your place, but we ended up here more often than any other.

Why? The bartenders are fun to talk to, and they're full of good advice and local lore. And they simply make the best Pimm's Cup I've ever had. Lastly, Mardi Gras day was cold, wet, and miserable, and so were we. When every place we tried to get into was  either packed or closed, we thought of trying here. Not only did May have room for us, she was serving up King Cake and some very heart (and tummy) warming gumbo. The bar was full of both tourists and locals, and everybody seemed like a friend by the time we left. While my hotel stays in NOLA may be a thing of the past, I'll be back to May Bailey's even if I'm staying on Algiers Point.

25/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
129. Rebecca T.
A really cute boutique hotel.

-All staff were really friendly
- Room was clean
- In the french quarter, so prime location for all your eating needs, but not close enough where you can hear bourbon street.

What more can you ask for? I think I got a tempurpedic bed! I had a king size bed in my room.

I would def stay here again.

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
130. Eve K.
Good location, uncomfortable beds. 2.5 stars

Highlights:
- Location: few blocks from the heart of bourbon street
- Free welcome drink coupon: redeemable at the bar next door
- Friendly check in staff
- Small New Orleansy hotel

Lowlights:
- Uncomfortable beds: woke up with a backache each day and the sheets were super rough and scratchy
- Bathroom: dingy

Not a dive by any means but I'd prefer better sleep on my next trip to Nola

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
131. Katie W.
My boyfriend and I decided to go to New Orleans for a romantic trip. After much research we finally decided on the Dauphine Orleans. We arrived around 1pm (check in is at 3). They let us check our bags and then we went and got some lunch before returning to check in. They gave two free vouchers for complimentary drinks at the bar which was a nice surprise! We stayed in the Hermann House across the street in the Premium King room. The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed we have ever slept in! (and I travel a lot!). I can see why they say it is haunted, we did have some strange occurences (tv changed channels on its own, etc.) but nothing that would stop us from staying again.

If you want the strongest hurricane in the French Quarter, go to May Baileys. We kept going back because it was definitely the best compared to all the others on Bourbon we tried!

You cannot beat the location. One block from Bourbon, a few blocks from Canal and right near Jackson Square. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
132. Lonnie W.
This is a lovely hotel,
I was here on business, and will go again some time in the future.
I was a single female alone, and nothing was too much trouble, staff were attentive and rooms were lovely and clean, well located

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
133. Sarah W.
Pretty decent hotel with a pretty great location.  One block off Bourbon Street made the French Quarter really accessible, while keeping the noise from Bourbon Street to a minimum.

That said, it wasn't an especially quiet hotel.  The noise from the hallway was standard fare.  My room had a balcony facing the center court / garage, so I heard a lot of the deliveries, valets, slamming doors and various and sundry other comings and goings.

My room was starting to look a little worse for the wear, but the linens were clean, the bed was comfy and the wifi was free.  You could do a whole lot worse.

20/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
134. Angela H.
I can't think of anything that I didn't like about our boutique styled hotel. It was clean and in the perfect location: a block from bourbon and within walking distance to all the sights and transportation (buses were $3 for a day pass).  Parking fees were pricey but unless you're really going out of the area no one needs a car. We took the bus/cab to magazine street's bar/shop area with zero issues or walk to other less touristy areas. In fact, the city bus was better than the cliche bus tour ($29). The cliche bus tour barely said much of anything that you couldn't learn from a google search. If you're coming from the airport, use the shuttle bus round trip, it's so much easier and drops you off at the hotel. On top of that its the same price as a cab.

We paid for a balcony, which faced the city...loved it! Not so much for the view, but for fresh air, a little people watching and gauging temperature if it looked rainy. The breakfast buffet was simple (coffee, fresh toast/muffins, waffles, fruit, cereal, yogurt...) and saved us on making a hunger run. Tip: ask the staff for a tray to bring your grub up to the room and have breakfast on your balcony. There is a fridge in the room so that you can stock up. At check in two free drink tickets are given for the bar next door (best hurricanes were made there from my trip).

13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
135. Ryan D.
Right off the bat, I've got to mention the amazing employees who work at the Dauphine. From the valet and the maintenance man to the cleaning staff, everyone was ridiculously friendly and helpful. But I'd like to spotlight one employee in particular: Victoria. Victoria worked at the front desk and she went above and beyond to make sure the stay there was a memorable one. From recommendations in the area, to easily accommodating a last minute change in reservations there wasn't a thing she didn't take care of. I don't know what her title is now but someone like that will be managing a major hotel in no time.

Now the downside: as previous reviewers have mentioned, the hotel did smell pretty mildewy as the days got wetter outside. The halls are paper thin so you can easily hear the detail of every conversation outside your door. The room had a great balcony, but it overlooked the court area where the valet parked all the cars. What this means is that you get a steady stream of slamming doors and horn honking every time a car is locked. And you can hear EVERY BIT OF IT.

All in all, the location and the staff are great. There's a few cosmetic issues that need to be addressed but if you can score a decent price online, its worth the stay.

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
136. Stephanie P.
D- auphine was divine.
A- ir condition worked well in
U- nimaginable heat (97 degrees)
P- leasant staff. Loved Mervin!
H- ermann House is worth the cost
I- loved the brick wall interior
N- ice, although tiny pool
E- xtra perfect location near Bourbon

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Zane W.
The staff was all smiles and went out of their way to make our stay special. Not just opening doors and giving directions.
We got there early and asked for a place to have a drink and watch a football game while we were waiting.  The man behind the desk didn't just recommend a spot, he called them to make sure they had the games on.
I have been to many hotels and get treated as if I am just another person in the crowd. Here, we felt like family.
It's a hop skip and a jump away from all the action if you're there to experience the night life of New Orleans. We only used a cab to and from the airport.
Will be back again.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Suzie L.
Beautiful boutique hotel, clean rooms, and friendly staff.  I checked in and was headed to my room in about 5 minutes.  They also provide vouchers for a free drink down the street at one of their partnering businesses.  How can you say no to a free drink, continental breakfast every morning with snacks throughout the day?!

I am so glad I found this place and it's super quiet.  It's a few blocks away from the madness of Bourbon street but a nice to retreat  to go home to.  It's very walkable throughout all of the French quarter and easily located near major attractions.  The staff is well informed to suggest areas to visit, eat, and have a good time.

A true gem in the heart of the French quarter!

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
139. Nathan K.
This hotel was great! It's on the block behind the busy section of Bourbon street so it's great for walking and sight seeing. Our room was really nice and had plush beds. We didn't notice any dirt or bugs or poor quality anything. This place seemed top notch, especially for the area! We had two queens and a great balcony on the top floor.
I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. Hec, I'd stay here again.

17/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Megan M.
I've taken entirely too long to write this review and take the opportunity to brag about Victoria, who is entirely responsible for the 4th star the Dauphine is receiving from me.

The property is lovely, although it could use a bit of TLC. The room was not quite what I was expecting. A jetted tub was listed when I made my reservation, but there was no jetted tub. I was willing to overlook that when I realized there was a balcony. However, it opened to the parking area, which meant a lot of noise. But balconies in the quarter usually do. There was also a slight odor of mildew. It got progressively worse through the trip. However, we never mentioned it. And I'm sure if we had, something would've been done to correct it. The room was a good size. AC/Heat (b/c this is New Orleans and the weather is bipolar enough to need both on the same trip) worked well. The bed was as comfortable as my own. Towels were super soft. Like I said, a little extra TLC and this place would be great.

The staff is amazing. I did not interact with a single person, from reservation desk to engineer, that was not incredibly friendly and helpful. Above all, Victoria made my stay here even better than expected. She doesn't just help the guests, she cares about them. She went out of her way to make sure our stay was lovely, and was able to squeeze us in an extra night at the last minute. It's my hope that every guest who stays there has the opportunity to meet and be impressed by her.

As a local, I recommend the Dauphine Orleans as a hotel with friendly and knowledgeable employees. If you smell mildew, just speak up. I'm sure one of them would be more than happy to help.

12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Vira P.
My roommate recommended this hotel, and I would recommend it as well.  The staff was very helpful and hospitable.  And they accommodated my request for the top floor.  The room I got was very clean.  The only issue was that the water pressure in the shower was low.  But it wasn't an inconvenience.

The hotel is located in the French Quarter one block away from Bourbon Street.  Despite all the craziness that ensues on that street, it's pretty quiet on Dauphine Street.

The hotel has a small pool and seating area around it.  They also serve tea and ginger cookies in the afternoon.  The deluxe continental breakfast is worth it if your day is busy and don't have time to eat elsewhere.  Otherwise, if you're taking it easy, then I think it's best to explore other places to have breakfast.

I got the Food package, which included a 3 night stay along with plenty of vouchers for restaurants in the area.  I suggest looking at their deals to see which one fits you.

All in all, I really liked my stay here and will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in NOLA.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
142. Simon L.
A hidden gem in the heart of vieux carre. A pool, hot tub and included breakfast make it a worthy find.

Well kept rooms,  prompt room make up. Towels are soft and piled high. Sheets are cool and smooth.

All rooms have balconies and either look out onto the street or into a courtyard.

Garage parking.

The hotel bar is known as May baileys and its rock in' awesome.

Breakfast is either sausage and biscuits, eggs, toast or pastries and coffee.

23/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0