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French Market Inn in New Orleans, LA

French Market Inn in New Orleans, LA

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Tucked away at the Mississippi River in the heart of the French Quarter, the Historic French Market Inn is a beautiful 19th century inn, promising a romantic adventure for your stay in New Orleans.

History

Established in 1984.

Built in the 1800's for Baron and Baroness Joseph Xavier de Pontalba, the Historic French Market Inn has recently been restored to its original beauty.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.84

Address: 501 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • Mon: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Wed: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sun: 6:00 am - 5:30 am

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Comments (100):

1. Max R.
The price comes with the territory I guess. The location isn't all too bad if you are a tourist and looking to do nice tourist things. The bag man/door man was always professional. Unfortunately much of the rest of my time at the Historic French Market Inn wasn't so desirable. The service at the front desk was terrible for the most part. The room was kind of moldy, they needed to work on the HVAC. They did have a little courtyard for hanging out and smoking a cigarette in, not too shabby I guess.

06/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. Kartik S.
After reading some of these reviews, I was prepared for the worst. Thankfully, reality far beat out those expectations. Room was fine--exactly what I'd expect for that price and location (perhaps even nicer than I could have rightfully asked for). Nothing dirty or broken, just not as fancy as in a nicer place. Front desk staff was very cordial and attentive. I had an interior room, which thankfully made for a quieter experience than I've heard of in the outer rooms.  Would definitely stay here again; no significant complaints.

22/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Myra R.
I hate to say this but the place is a shit hole.  I stayed for 4 nights and cringed every time I step foot into the room.  The courtyard is nice and that's about all I can say.  The room I had did not have windows.  I have never witnessed such a thing.  There were stains on the carpet of the room as well as the hallways of the building.  There was mold lining the tub.  And when I used the hot water of the bathroom sink it smelled like burnt hair.  The only upside of this place is the courtyard and the closeness to the French Qtr.

13/05/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Kori B.
Love Love Love this place! It was my first time traveling alone and I have never felt so safe and comfortable. Every night I was there the doorman gave me advice on where to go alone and where not to go alone. This hotel is New Orleans. Its old and made of brick the rooms are Small but filled with so much character. While its not for everyone if you want to feel NOLA of a few decades ago then this is where you need to lay your head!

17/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Will A.
The staff has been great the valet parking sucks the rooms could be alot better but over all I have stayed in worse

20/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Nick S.
In the heart of the quarter, on Decatur Street, a minute from Jackson Square and a minute from Bourbon Street. The hotel was originally built in the 1800s. My room had exposed brick on two walls and was complete with a chandelier.

The wifi cut in and out at times but it was a very small price to pay. A Hard Rock Cafe is on the corner across the street and the casino is just a minute or two away.

The staff was courteous, although a housekeeper did knock on my door when I had a 'do not disturb sign' to ask if I needed any towels. I do not blame her though, the sign had been there my entire stay and she was probably checking to see if there was a corpse in the room.

If you plan on doing anything in the quarter this is the place to stay (unless you plan on spending three times as much at the Omni nearby).

27/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. liz d.
Quaint, historic, clean hotel in a wonderful French Quarter location. Not check in until 3pm, but Andre happily stored our bags for us. Andre was wonderful. Throughout our visit, he suggested restaurants and bars that turned out to be right on. Great food, great times. That's New Orleans. The room was clean, old/historic, and charming. Oh but the beds were terrible!! Luckily I drank enough the rest of the nights so I could just pass out at night. Our room was located on the street side rather than the courtyard side. The view was amazing of the river and St. Louis and Decatur St's, but loud. All night long, loud. On the first floor, in the back of the hotel, there is a small courtyard with flowers, plants, tables and chairs. Nice touch for morning coffee. If you want your coffee to go, there is a small, moderately priced cafe connected to the lobby of the hotel. Bagels, scones, muffins, tea, and coffee. Across the street is the Hard Rock, Bubba Gump Shrimp, and a souvenir store File Gumbo. Next door is a delicious po boy cafe Johnny's. Amazing. Also close is NOLA and Kupcake Korner.
Staff is friendly, and they try to be helpful. When asking for suggestions or directions, ask Andre. The desk staff gave us blank looks, then looked at each other, and basically said they were not sure, or didn't know. They referred us to the map on the table. Thanks for your help. I can do that myself.

17/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. L M.
The location is fantastic...close to Bourbon, yet far enough away to avoid most of the noise.  The building itself  is quaint.  The rooms are small, but cute...the bed SUCKED.  The mattress was lumpy and noisy and by the third night my back was killing me.  Our visit was in mid-June of this year, and one of my major complaints is the controlled air.  There is individual units in each room, but the temperature control will not go below 77 degrees  It's hotter than a hootenanny in Harlem in New Orleans in June...and a room on the 4th floor needs to be cooler than 77 degrees!  

My BIGGEST complaint is the staff.  When I signed up through expedia, I noted in my order that we would be flying overnight from California and would need an early check-in, around 10 am.  I also called the hotel 3 days before arriving and spoke with a desk clerk, and her EXACT words were "don't worry, we'll take care of you."  They -did not- take care of us.  We arrived at the hotel at 9:30 am, I was disappointed to find out they had not taken note of my early arrival.  No rooms were available.  The lady checking-in behind me mirrored my exact situation.  She must have spoken to the same lady I did...the "we'll take care of you" lady that was no where to be found!  Check-in time wasn't until 4:00, I was in no mood to walk the hot, humid streets of New Orleans after just landing from a 1 am flight!  All the staff could do was take our luggage and tell us to come back at noon. : /

We took to the streets...hung out in air-conditioned bars...awaited the safe haven of our room and SHOWERS...and counted down until the noon hour.  When we approached the check-in desk, the attendant informed us no rooms were available yet, and to come back in an hour.  : /

We eventually got into our rooms...but the service there SUCKS.  We called once to have our room cleaned, and when we came back from our day of shopping/walking, housekeeping hadn't come.  In fact, housekeeping didn't visit once during our 4 day stay.  When we needed fresh towels, we had to go to the check-in desk ourselves to get them!  The ice bucket they left for us was filthy, and we had to exchange that at the desk as well.  

I won't ever stay here again.  The lone star is simply for location.

02/07/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
9. Amanda F.
Made a reservation to stay here through Expedia- paid in advance. When I arrived I was told that they don't have any rooms and that they could transfer my reservation to the Hotel Chateau Dupre. That hotel was so terrible, we ended up checking out and getting a new room at the JW Marriott. I'm still trying to get my money back from Expedia who said it was actually booked under one of their affiliates. I will not reserve a room here again.

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
10. Holly S.
This hotel was pretty good.  We had a room that was definitely meant for one person, not two, so our bed was just a double and not queen as we paid for.  The front desk help was actually good but we did not valet with them due to the lot directly across the street, we were done dealing with valet in NOLA for good at this point.  It was great to have the Community Coffee House connected for early mornings.  The courtyards were very pretty and authentic feeling.

They have their thermostats set so that you cannot make it very cool in the rooms, and every couple hours it goes back up to the 70s by itself - for a Northerner that was too warm for indoors.  

I would stay here again but would definitely make sure the room was meant for two.

30/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Ben M.
Perfect for the price.  Every employee I dealt with was helpful and most were friendly.  Good location.  Cute courtyard area.  Nothing fancy, but who is gonna hang out in your hotel in New Orleans anyways?

01/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. M S.
If you want to have the ultimate NOLA experience, stay here!
First, the front desk clerk was so friendly! Although I needed a translator to understand his thick Creole accent, he was kind enough to upgrade us to "room with a view."
My friend and I walked through the gorgeous courtyard, up to our room, where we were greeted with a single window overlooking...the hallway. It was an interior room with no windows to the outside. But that was perfectly alright with us, the window added charm. And we didn't go to NOLA to hang out in our hotel room with a view.
Next, my friend wanted to use the bathroom. Unfortunately, the toilet was inoperable. Not a problem! We just used the communal bathroom in the courtyard. For two whole days...
After taking a shower, I wanted to dry my hair. No hair dryer in the room. No problem, I would just call the front desk to ask for one. Well now we had a problem. There was a phone in the room, but no cord to attach the phone to the wall. Then I decided to just let my hair air dry.
We had an overall enjoyable experience at the French Market Inn, until the communal bathroom got clogged. Looking back, it was probably our fault, but it would have been nice to be able to call the front desk to let them know about it.
Anyway, we will be staying at the FMI again, and asking for our same room...Since it had SO MUCH charm.

08/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Trudy C.
Definitely located in a great spot, but with the remodeling that will go on forever, and the condition of the room we had,  we would not return.  The price was fair and should be considered a clue as to what you'll get. There are some other reviews that should be read because they offer a lot of info too. Our room was located at the very back of the building through a maze, up some pretty rickety stairs and quite isolated, which made the door not being able to lock from the inside, sort of disconcerting.  We piled our luggage next to it just in case. We were told we had a view of the courtyard (that needs a lot of work!), but it was of a roof and across to someone else's windows.  The mini blinds were old and broken and the window could not be open. No curtains, or anything on the walls made it really stark and very dark.  There was a flatscreen TV though, but we didn't want to be in the room, so we never turned it on.  The carpet and bathroom were filthy, we did not take our shoes off.  We didn't even take a shower because the chipped enamel and mold on the tub didn't make it very appealing.  Not too sure what was on the back of the bathroom door, and really don't want to know.  The air conditioning is climate controlled and runs constantly.  The small beds were comfortable as another reviewer mentioned, but we just couldn't stay past the one night and moved to the W the next morning.  There's nothing a little deep cleaning couldn't fix and I have to say our two other friend's rooms were more doable, but nothing fancy.  I just think we got what was left.  The pictures they post on the website really are nothing like the condition it's in now.  Hopefully one day it will be the quaint historic place they describe.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
14. Rob W.
I have stayed here quite a few times over the years. it has a convenient location, but  the rooms can be small, and you do get quite a bit of noise from the riverboats. I still like it, the courtyard is charming and the staff are helpful. You can often find great online discount prices for rooms here.

20/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Andrea B.
This hotel was awesome!! Stayed here for New Years Eve. Great location to the Burbon Street and Jackson Square. Rooms are small and quaint. Just make sure you tell the maids not to clean your room if you are hungover!

Hopefully you get Jenna at the front desk, she is AWESOME!

04/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Jackie G.
I went to NOLA for my 50th bday with the bff.  I did my research and needed something remotely close to the Quarter and safe, didn't need fancy shmancy.  I asked a friend who is a local and she recommended this one from the list I gave her.  I knew the hotel was now owned by the Valentino Group of Hotels and they own PLACE D'ARMES which I loved from a previous stay back in 2007.  We checked in and were escorted thru the maze of hallways and courtyards to our room, I wasn't expecting much honestly since I knew the hotel was being remodeled and I had read countless reviews, again, the location and safety of the area were my main concerns.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE HOTEL!! I was in room 202(? or was it 222) LOL..it was a room located 'behind' the elevator, it's hard to even describe it but I'll paint a picture for you....once you get off the elevator, you make a quick left, through a door, you find a quiet hallway with stairs, and my room was the only one there to the left, it was basic, an interior room with no windows which I knew I was getting, it was obvious, it wasn't remodeled yet, but I kept telling the bff, that the ole girl (hotel) was a beauty and when they were done it was going to be a gem (and probably will triple in price), the location of our room wasn't bad, for the exception of the night/morning a herd of buffalo were coming down the stairs, or maybe going up, who knows, talking at the top of their lungs, and since the stairs were not carpeted, they creaked on top of all the other noise, LOL...the location is awesome, on the main drag, but at the same time, quiet, the courtyards and Patrick the cat were a great addition, because of the location of the room, I barely could get a wifi signal or cellphone signal (I finally learned that if I put the phone on top of the coffee maker in the corner of the room, it was all good, LOL) so I'd go out in the courtyard and email and text to my little heart's content, mind you, it would be at night, and one night, Patrick almost scared the snot out of me when he quietly (in the way of cats) came behind me and started rubbing along my legs, thank God I was alone since I yelped so loudly, LOL...The staff was very friendly, props to Miss Mimmie and Marla, they were so informative, funny and kind, they must have known I'm a Java Junky since in the 'lobby' of the hotel, there is a Community Coffee Shop,OMG, I loved walking into the hotel after venturing out (over and over and over again) and smelling the coffee, even after the shop had closed hours before. The coffee was delish as well.  I'm a big architecture fan and loved looking at the hotel from the courtyard, noticing where the different houses connected, and I even peaked into one of the areas where there was some construction going on, I'm looking forward to visiting again and would love to get a courtyard room.  One morning, housekeeping was taking care of a larger room across the hallway (and thru the door) from my room and it was nice, still not completely remodeled but the furnishings were nicer and it was a much larger room.  We definitely will be back to see what the ole girl is going to like!

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Colleen F.
I think that The Historic French Market Inn has potential.  It could probably be really nice if the new management actually does something with the existing building.  However, I did not experience a pleasurable stay.

Also, regarding one of the reviews, we did NOT pay motel prices.  We actually paid quite a bit to stay in a really crappy hotel.  For $20 more we were able to have an enjoyable stay at the W on Chartres (which I highly recommend)!  

Anyway, I will say that the staff is at least very friendly and helpful.  However, the carpet in our room was disgusting, the bathroom looked dirty, my boyfriend saw rats in the courtyard (which, OK, I expect those, I just do not want to see them in my hotel), and we saw some GIANT roaches.  Again, it's New Orleans, I expect there to be big, big bugs.  I do not like to see them, however.  The furniture is dilapidated (which, again, forgivable if all of the other glaring faults were not so apparent).

If The Historic French Market Inn improves what it already has, it will probably be a gem in an perfect area.  However, they have a lot to improve upon and I will probably never stay here again.

05/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Holly A.
I loved the CHFMI (I haven't been there in a decade, but when I was there I LOVED IT).  Most of it doesn't even feel like a hotel.  Authentic comes to mind ... it's beautifully New Orleans - right down to the brick hallways.  It's not in the middle of the action, it's kind of off to the side and on the end.  I like that, I can walk out into the action if I want and I can walk back to my room and be in a fairly peaceful area.  

The Voodoo Lounge (not sure if it's still there) attached is cool - it's this little bitty dive bar - dark and goth.  The service everywhere was incredible; everyone was helpful and really polite.  The breakfast was also nice to have in the charming courtyard.  CHFMI is small and certainly has all the charm you'd expect from such.

17/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Merrill N.
Ok, yes, the staff mostly blows.  Most of the employees are unfriendly, but one was relatively helpful.  And I hate valet parking, but I had a rental car, so I didn't care too much.  Also, if you want to get your car from valet, I'd allow a half an hour.  

THAT BEING SAID, I don't understand most of the horrible reviews of this place (not just on yelp).  They didn't lose my reservation.  The room was clean and perfectly acceptable.  I had towels.  I had a balcony overlooking Decatur and the Mississippi (and a parking lot).  There was a nice courtyard.  The location obviously rocked.  The shower was a challenge (choices: cold or scalding), but it wasn't a big deal.

Another note about parking - it's a flat rate of $25 (or $28?) per day no matter how much you take your car out.  I don't think that's too bad considering the inexpensive cost of the room.

Overall, a good value.

06/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Jane H.
Good: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in had a nice view facing the river. There was a nice, large, flat screen TV on the wall. The room was clean and the price was good if you're on a budget. Community Coffee is right next door to the lobby, very convenient.

Not so good:
The building is crazy, it's like a maze - good luck finding your room when you are coming home drunk. The AC was ALWAYS on-full blast, and there was basically only a sheet to sleep with. I had to sleep in full on sweats to keep from freezing at night. The shower had poor water pressure, and condensation or something would collect on the ceiling and would start to drip on me 5 minutes into the shower. The building has poor air circulation (probably why the AC is always on so high) so all the surfaces of the building outside of the rooms - walls, doors, doorknobs - are always slimy. I went in March so it wasn't even humid yet. The tooting organ steamboat music is entertaining/annoying depending on if you are awake/hungover you are when it starts playing.

I don't think I would stay here again if I had a choice, but might if everything else in a similar price range was booked.

06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Katina G.
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during Mardi Gras and loved it!  The location is within walking distance to everything in the French Quarter.  They are in the process of renovating so we were lucky enough to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms and it was so nice. The bathroom was huge.  Big plasma flat screen TV.   The room was big with a huge balcony.  The staff is very friendly.  Will definitely be staying here again!

10/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Marla H.
After reading the reviews for this hotel, I was a bit concerned. It was the only thing open because of the Essence Festival. When we walked in it we were pleasantly surprised. Our room was clean, the AC worked a little too well and it was pretty. We even opted for an interior room and we were told we wouldn't have a window... and we did! The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because it doesn't have a pool yet, apparently they are building it and my friends mattress was a bit dirty.

I will certainly book here for my next trip to New Orleans!

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Carissa A.
The French Market Inn was perfect. My third time to New Orleans and I think, I KNOW I've found my regular hotel when I come into town.  The hotel has the typical New Orleans character but with a great location.  Close to Bourbon, but not too close to make it uncomfortable and directly across from the Mississippi.  The staff was so incredibly nice and accommodating.  When I arrived my room wasn't ready so without me prompting they provided some great suggestions where to go and a staff member Jenna offered me her umbrella, again without prompting, to ensure that I stay dry from the rain.  The three of us were welcomed by name as we entered and exited the facility!  We also got a scoop that they are renovating the entire place... Next year I am looking forward too all of the upgrades!  See  You Next Year!

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Jeremy B.
We stayed here for Southern Decadence. The location was good for that. I liked it was across from the river. don't expect anything great. we had 4 rooms and they were all very different. it's old and looks that way. the AC worked and the people were friendly.

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
25. Matt I.
This is actually the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.  
I have traveled the world and the entire US.  I have stayed in places that are as small as a shoe box.  I have stayed in places where the water gets luke warm.  I have stayed in many kinds of places.  
However, I have never been charged so much and received so little.  

Lets just list out the issues and get them out of the way...
First, the room had no window.  I have never seen a hotel without a window in the room!  
There was someones hair in the bathtub when I got there.
The tiles in the bathroom were cracked and moved when you stepped on them.
The toilet did not seem fastened to the floor (which was broken anyway).  It rocked back and forth, and not silently either.  
The bed itself, was springy and not very inviting.  The pillows also are flat and just dont support your head.  
Also, there was no bedside table.  I put my glasses and phone on the pillow next to me as opposed to the floor by the bed.  
The big one, Parking.  As much as you can pay for the room, parking is not included.  They offer parking for $30 per night in addition to the room rate.
Another big one, paper thin walls.  I could hear everyone's casual conversations at all hours of the night.  It's great waking up at 6am for no reason.
Minor one... there is a nice flat screen tv, however it is angled up and not down at the bed.  Just weird.  
WiFi in the small lobby, not your room.

When the desk clerk asked me about my night, I replied just like I am to you fine people... "this was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in"
She responded with a sarcastic, "oh no".  It seemed like she didn't even attempt sincerity.  

As I said before, I have stayed in my share of crappy places.  However, those places cost somewhere around $17 as opposed to the $70+ that this place tries to get a night.

12/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Brittany A.
My husband and I stayed here during our trip to NOLA for Jazz Fest. The hotel is in a perfect location! Within walking distance to everything in the French Quarter.

The front desk staff and maid were always friendly. The hotel is currently being remodeled. The construction areas were marked off  within the courtyard. Our window faced the construction and we were only woken up once by hammering which only lasted a few minutes (nothing to complain about really). We encountered some of the construction workers who were pleasant as well. If you can look beyond the construction and see the historic beauty the hotel has to offer then you will enjoy your stay.

Our room was completely renovated and very nice; flat screen TV, comfortable bed, nice bathrooms, exposed brick walls and wood beams. It had the old charm that we were looking for in a NOLA hotel with the modern amenities that we are used to. Yes, the walls were think but that is to be expected from an old hotel.

I imagine this hotel will be even better once all of the construction is complete. We look forward to staying here again!

07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Dennis S.
Great location, but not a classy place to stay.

We booked the French Market Inn when last at JazzFest.  It was one of the few hotels who would take only a two-night booking.  The location in the Quarter is fabulous, and the building is interesting.  But when we arrived there was no room at the inn (not even the one we'd paid for).  We were put for the night in a room being renovated.  It was raining the next day and we had to wade through puddles to get back to the front desk, through a maze of outdoor walkways.  

Will I stay there again?  - only if it's the only choice near the French Quarter.

11/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Robert B.
Good location. But hotel is being renovated. I had a cockroach in my bathroom. Staff was slow and not courteous. Hot water took 5-10 minutes to warm up. It may be historic but this place is beat up. Next morning had a cockroach in the bathtub.  My co-workers room wasn't painted and looked like it hadn't been for years.  my desk was broken.  Service was painfully slow.  Don't even think of staying there till they replace the back stairs, look like they could call away any second.

11/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Thomas E.
Just stayed there during Mardi Gras(one week)- Was built 1833 !!!  Yes its old and a maze to get to your room. So what! Great place to stay and get location to everything that's around. Would i stay here again. YES. Room with single bed/w window facing Decatur St. (on 4th floor), this is during Mardi Gras week-quiet. Shower was great and plenty of hot water. my very minor negatives is uneven floor in room(squeeks) and maybe a better (thicker-warmer) blanket. Front Desk and Staff Help are friendly and great! Thanks for a great stay :)

20/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Samer A.
I booked a king. We got two doubles. The ceilings were maybe 6' high. The bathroom was slanted. If you're over 5'10" you can't fit in the showers. Cobwebs over one bed. Curtains were torn up. Front desk unapologetic.

I have stayed in many a European hostel. This place is trying to compete with the worst or them at a much higher price.

By the way, if you're reading mixed reviews and wonder why, we heard there are some rooms that are nice and some rooms that are, like ours, terrible. Seems like a bet I just wouldn't take considering how bad the bad ones are.

Great location though.

We have pictures of the filth. It's too bad I can't upload them to a Yelp review.

08/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
31. Michael J.
Well located, high quality for the value and dripping with charm jelly!  TIP: Keep in mind that they are under construction (althought you wouldn't t know it really) rooms really vary in amenities. Make sure you get a rennovated room with a window if that matters to you because those will probably fill first, so remember to ask if the room is rennovated and has a window. YES thay have WIFI and it worked in my room even though they said public areas only, so don't worry about that too much.

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Jessica K.
I'm a little confused on people paying a motel price and being upset when the place doesn't deliver.  It's cheap, it's a central location, nothing terrible happened, we would stay here again.  The shower was missing a shower head so it sort of just threw water at you.  We were stocked with four of each towel, we had a big dresser and a nightstand with drawers, and after removing the cover from the bed (never, ever use the comforter at a hotel... ever), the beds were comfortable enough.  

Ken was particularly friendly and our favorite front desk person.  He kept some leftovers for us overnight after stapling the bag closed like a maniac to ensure its safety.  When we went down to get it the next morning, the incredibly unpleasant short-haired black woman (forgot name) threw a fit about how he shouldn't have done that and just grumpled and complained and walked around in an angry circle for a minute before getting our bag.  Oh my gosh!  An employee did something helpful for a guest!  Let's erase the good graces by causing an unnecessary scene now!  

We didn't use room service at all, we kept our DND on the door all week.  Somehow it seemed like it would be better to keep track of what was clean and "touchable" ourselves, rather than have someone tidy up and put it all back together, but the front desk did call a few days in and make sure that we meant to have the DND up and see if we needed service.

Oddly, one of the most frustrating things about this hotel is that they had their TV (plasma, nice) set to a max volume of 18.  I understand not wanting to disturb other guests, but outside is so loud ALL THE TIME that we couldn't hear the TV without focusing intently.

On a side note, they mentioned a few times that the place was under new management.  Not sure if this will matter, but maybe some of the reservation issues will be resolved.

27/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. David T.
This place had some great character as well as some working here. We stayed during the recent super bowl and and ESPN was right across in the plaza with Café du Monde close at hand. Our window was facing the plaza so ESPN lite up the whole block and was very exciting that i was instagraming the whole time bragging to people back home. The room was a little eerie but had to the whole history of N.O.

02/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Amanda C.
On my first trip to New Orleans in April '09 I stayed at the French Market. I was SO excited and I booked this hotel based on pictures, more than anything, because I really wanted to stay at a real old New Orleans place, and not some silly Marriott/Hyatt new chain.

At first glance, we were really impressed with the hotel. It terms of appearance/aesthetic, it was exactly what I was looking for. It had a pretty large courtyard with a small fountain and pool, and most of the area had large trees providing lots of shade. The hallways and rooms of the hotel also had exposed brick - a favorite of mine. We stayed on the second floor and had patio doors that opened onto a rickety looking balcony on St. Louis (we did end up walking around on it to see the Easter parade on Decatur and we didn't die.) This good feeling didn't last, though, and we quickly discovered all the little nasties about this place within the first 10 minutes.

After looking around the hotel, we came back to our room to unpack but after a few minutes were met with what sounded like the fattest people HAVING SEX SO LOUD next door. This was not just low moans and a headboard banging. In fact, we didn't hear the furniture at all - only the slapping of skin again and again. What made matters worse is that the sound was even more detailed because there was a locked door separating our rooms and we heard it through there. I don't care if the people next door are having sex, honestly, but I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT! EVER! I was ready to barf.

We decided to leave the room so we didn't puke all over it, and went downstairs to sort out the wifi. We learned that although FM advertises wifi, they don't tell you (until you arrive, of course), that they charge you a mandatory $10/day for it, AND you're not guaranteed it'll be in your room. We went back to try out the wifi and of course we didn't have reception but we couldn't get out of the fee.

I would have loved to love this place, but between the paper thin doors and the secret charges, I will not be returning here. I hope they change the management soon because the building is beautiful but the way things are run absolutely sucks.

08/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Matt J.
Wonderful hotel. Very quaint and old world making for a very charming building. Everything seemed clean and fresh, however. Lots of recent renovations. The room is very European style with exposed brick. The hallways are all clean and freshly painted. Or front desk staff was extremely helpful. She let us check in well before check in time,was extremely friendly and helpful.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Brittany F.
Gorgeous hotel. The courtyard was amazing and it was just steps away from EVERYTHING! We had a room with no windows - which I thought would be a depressing but the room was perfect ! Highly recommended and great deals through Expedia! The staff was also fantastic.

20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Gigi S.
I adore this place, the location, the feel, the history, the coffee shop, the resident kitty Patrick, and the ever-revolving staff. If you explore a bit, you could find some pretty spooky out of the way places here, and great photo-ops. It might be haunted. I don't know why my door was constantly open and none of my belongings were ever missing, but I don't mind. (it didn't feel creepy that my door ended up open on more than two occasions or so)You combine, a hot shower, nice bed, and brick mounted flat screen, at a location like this, and it just wins.

20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Lynnette K.
I've stayed in most of the hotels in the French Quarter at one time or another and I have to say that our room (deluxe Queen) was the most beautiful. This is one of the renovated rooms so I don't have an idea about the non-renovated rooms.  The employees were also nice and the location is great especially for Mardi Gras.  
The only annoyance was that some of the rooms weren't ready at 4:00 checkin.  We also had the fire alarm incident but hey, it's Mardi Gras in New Orleans -- don't sweat the small stuff.

18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Nimai W.
Intrigued by the name, but I picked this place for the price and location.

The Service
Excellent!  Both checking in and checking out were a breeze.  We saved a few bucks by taking a windowless room.  The gal at the front desk said if we decided we didn't like it, we could switch.  Although the room was nice, once we got there we quickly realized we wanted windows.  It took just a minute for them to make the change, and we were set!  The whole time she was very friendly and accommodating.  By the way, they do have a AAA members discount.  When we decided we wanted to stay an extra night, it was no problem, again, quick and painless.  

Check-in and Parking
When you check-in you can park at the curb right in front of the lobby and bring your bags in.  They have a self park or valet lot they work with just on the other side of the block.  I think it was $20 for secured, overnight parking, not bad.

The Room
Pretty spacious for having two beds, I think they were queen size.  It had a small closet, luggage stands, a very nice sink area that was open to the room, and a smallish bathroom.  The AC was old but it worked well.  Windows looking out into the hallway and courtyard.  There was an ice machine close by.

The Hotel
I was taken by surprise by how awesome this place is!  I've paid the same price for junky little motor lodge ins.  The place is old, yes, but if you like aesthetic, quirky, old brick buildings.. this one will most likely knock your socks off.  The inner courtyard looks straight out of a movie.  I wish I had the time sit with a book out there for hours.

The place is sort of a maze!  I get that some people want simple, easy, etc.  Maybe this isn't the place for you.  I'm knocking a start off my rating because the hotel is in need of some repair/improvements.  For example, in order to close our door from the outside, we had to put the card in so we could turn the handle.  Just slamming it didn't work.  Not all doors are this way, I guess the lock was just old.

Although I'll probably try someplace new when I return to New Orleans, I'd definitely be up for coming back here.

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Aaron G.
Holy Cow, what an awesome find!!!!
We booked it for the price and the location, but we got so much more!!! It was so clean and the staff was amazing!!!

Anyone expecting a Beverley Hills feel, look elsewhere. This is what NOLA is all about!!! The building is being renovated yes, but you won't notice it if you are out enjoying the Crescent City!! The construction crew was very professional and polite(when we saw them).

I will totally recommend this place and stay again and again.

15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Angi R.
Okay...so if you're going to come here, you need to understand that this isn't anything like a chain hotel.  And that's exactly why I chose it.

Yes, the room was old, the carpet was old and the mattress was old.  But everything worked and the bathroom had been recently remodeled.

The high points are the location and the customer service.  Every member of the staff is friendly and efficient.  The hotel is a labyrinth and I was worried about finding my room after returning from a night of drinking.  Our bellman, Joey, assured me that he or another bellman would be happy to help us find our way.

Finally, the walls are incredibly thin.  One of our neighbors had a small child that woke her (and me) up early.  

Shortly thereafter, our other neighbors began having wild, porn star sex.  Others who reviewed this hotel had similar issues but the way I see it is you have a few choices:
1.  Have equally loud sex
2.  Go somewhere
3.  Encourage them and supply ribald comments (You don't get to do that at the Ritz.)

01/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Kristina K.
While our stay at the French Market Inn was overall enjoyable and the pricing rather accommodating, I am not sure of returning.

I get that it is a historic, old place and I appreciate it but, for one, the rooms are all extremely different: between 3 groups, we had the smallest room--like a third smaller than our friends' behind an adjoining wall. Our other friends' room was easily 2.5 times bigger than ours and had  a huge--though extremely shaky and doubtfully safe--balcony. (Seriously, don't go out on the ledge! The railing feels like it is about to fall off and even a 100-pound person makes the balcony rock.) The rooms all cost the same so good fortunes to expectant guests with luck of the draw.

The bathrooms were all dissimilar as well: ours had no place to put a tube of anything while our friends' had full sinks with plenty of room to spread out toiletries. This certainly makes for a very inconvenient and uncomfortable morning.

In terms of location and noise levels, despite its' other lacks, our room was perhaps best positioned: none of us heard as much as a peep! Despite the charm of the balcony, street-facing rooms were not so lucky: boats, buses, etc. woke the occupants on a daily basis. Other than that, the hotel is close enough to the main parts of Bourbon Street yet in an area calm enough for visitors to get away.

If you want privacy, by the way, the only option is to keep the curtains on the windows drawn: a number of these windows face either open staircases or hallways so, unless you want to be watched sleeping or changing, do hide!

As for actual sleeping, I must say that the tiny beds--they must be full-sized at best, maybe something between a twin and a full--are actually fairly comfortable. I certainly also appreciated the extra pillows and blankets in the closet.

While this place is under renovation, some aspects just cannot be fixed without knocking down walls, which is likely beyond the scope of repairs. I do, however, hope that some policies get changed: French Market Inn charges for extra occupants...wtf?! If your tiny, tiny rooms have beds that sleep 4, then guests should be able to choose whether all spots are occupied. Bad call, FMI!

Oh, and here is another ick: though FMI had wireless internet, it could only be accessed from what must be the world's smallest lobby. My first day's attempts to log on failed, presumably because another guest was downloading something big. Of course, I didn't know this to start and my frustrating efforts to get on the network to complete an important assignment were all in vain. And while some of the hotel staff was helpful, to my polite question of how to get on the internet other than hitting network access with FMI's name, the lady behind the desk that day just said 'well, the internet works for other people'. Gee, thanks. How does that help?!

The attack elevator did not aid matters either. Be forewarned, folks: the doors are not safety equipped so do not prop the door open with extremities! While no one was injured, the attack elevator is still at-large and may strike weary guests again!

27/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
43. Yaya N.
Such a great stay. The hotel is located in the best place possible to travel through New Orleans. Highly recommended.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Lauren S.
This hotel was exactly what I was looking for in New Orleans! The perfect location and the perfect style! The staff was super friendly and helpful too! The French Market Inn is also in the perfect location- right near the chaos of bourbon street but still quiet at night! It's just a few blocks from Cafe Du Monde as well! We were able to get easily to every "tourist" attraction we wanted to as well! If I come back I will definitely stay here again!

11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Kit C.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  IS THIS PLACE A JOKE???  That has to be the explanation.  The price was more than the International House, which is actually a nice hotel.  I don't understand it.
The bell hop that brought my luggage up told me the hotel was built 300 years ago.  Well, I'm pretty sure it hasn't been updated much, if at all, since then.  The lighting in my little dungeon room (no windows) was terrible due to missing light-bulbs and the fact there were only two lamps.  I think the dim lighting is on purpose, like at a dive bar.  They don't want you to really see the filth.  Even so, I could see the carpet was nasty and the bed...REALLY????  Hard, spring filled mattress with two deflated pillows.  No bed bugs that I could tell though, so that's a positive!  Next stop, the bathroom.  BLEH!  Mold everywhere and the toilet kept running.    There was a hole in the ceiling above the shower and their solution was to shove toilet paper in the hole!  AWESOME!  Also, my water never got above luke warm in that fancy T.P.-ed shower.

The location is perfect and the staff is nice.  Those two things are the one star in the rating.  That and the fact I can't give zero stars.

22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Karina H.
Hidden gem. Love that its close to everything. Its in French quarter so walking distance to one of my favorite restaurants for oysters. Walking distance to cafe du monde. Its super cheap and rooms are beautiful. Staff were also very helpful and lively. They have a oo but I didn't try it.

08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Sherri K.
Great rate thru expedia.com . The staff was courteous but not overzealous about their job. The room we had was huge and had a long hallway reminiscent of the old movies where someone gets killed in the Quarter and a fine mystery ensues.
More character than most places I have ever stayed. Traditional southern charm and architecture made me really happy we chose this place.
The courtyard was sweet and there was so much appeal to stay here over the chains in the area that hold no charm whatsoever.
Sits on the riverfront, and walking distance to everything in the Quarter, Frenchmen St, and the financial district - including access to the trolley stop on Canal St which will take you uptown for something different.
The bed was comfortable, the rooms were cool and dark, like I like my sleeping quarters to be.
Perfect.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Erica B.
They still haven't remodeled the entire building yet so so some rooms are updated and others aren't.  My husband and I drove in from Mississippi and stopped at the visitors center on the way in. The ladies inside helped us find this hotel and we were able to book it at an awesome rate during mardi gras!  Apparently you get extra special rates by booking it through the visitors center.  We lucked out and got a BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN, UPDATED room. Loved it so much we extended for an extra night even though the second night was about 100 more due to it being Friday and the first day of Mardi Gras.  As long as I can get an updated room. I'll stay here again for reasons listed above plus the fab location and feel of the property.  It's nice to get away from the typical feel of a marriott, Hyatt or holiday inn sometimes.

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Nate W.
OK so I originally was gonna bash this place mainly because our last nite here was terrible! But..I'm  going to be fair and start off with the pros because it does have a few.First off..the location is perfect! 5-10 minutes walk away from Bourbon Street..in fact most of the places we went to were within a  short walking distance..from the French Market(15 minute walk) ,or the opposite way down Decatur to Shopping on Canal street,the streetcars,buses Harrahs Casino and the Aquarium/Zoo.(10 minute walk)The Mississippi Riverwalk is directly across the street 2 minutes away!(Prepare to hear the Natchez Boat flute thingy every morning lol It grew on me later though) We even ended up walking back from the Pelicans vs Heat game at the Smoothie King Center(next to the Superdome) and it was about a 30 minute walk.It was a beautiful nite so it wasn't bad at all(although I wouldn't recommend it by yourself,some of the streets are a lil sketch) There are plenty of great Restaraunts and shops in the area. Bubba Gumps and The Gumbo Pot across the street  stand out and are highly recommended! The Dacquaris at Big Easy are the best in my opinion! The Staff was very helpful,giving us a map and showing us exactly how to get to the Buku Music and Art Festival on the bus. Joe the Doorman was cool as hell and had some good tips on places to go party and what not. Even had a couple paranormal experiences(If thats your thing) But thats a whole other story lol This place definitely had some Old New Orleans charm to it.....

Noow the BS about this hotel. I guess like others have said its a luck of the draw with what room you get..and we definitely crapped out! Our room was small as hell,in fact was the smallest hotel room ive ever stayed in(and I've stayed in some shit holes before! Even Motel 6 was bigger!) The bed had No comforter and I don't know what kinda half ass sheets they had on there but they came off the bed every nite! They were still renovating and the dumpster was right outside our window(wich was nailed closed but I saw had a balcony..maybe being fixed?I dont know) Whatever they were doing it was very loud and annoying!The room had ONE lamp..and then the light bulb had the nerve to go out on us lol We called down and told them...still didn't get anybody up.So we were stuck with bathroom light for our room until we finally went down ourselves and told them we needed that lightbulb asap! Room service would come super early every morning and when we'd tell them come back later...they wouldnt till the next morning! Not to mention they were super loud in the hallways no courtesy for the guests as far as that goes.The Shower would not get hot and there was nowhere to put our soaps and shampoos but the MOLDY floor! There was some kind of leak on the carpet by the door because it was wet every day and we spilled nothing on the floor.

Sigh Now keep in mind..as bad as all that sounds...me and my girlfriend are down to earth and could deal with all that with no problem.But the final straw...is the SUSHI RICE PAPER THIN WALLS! I shoulda known something was up when the tv volume wouldn't go above 15..but I thought "whatever,not gonna watch much tv anyways right".I had some music on my cell phone playing while getting ready to go out..Then we get security bangin on our door saying the room next door was complaing of us having our music turned up too loud could we keep it down? I'm like...really?? Then these same people next door start talking loud as hell and we can hear everything!(Oh heard them having sex the night before as well..but I'm not one to complain about these things lol but really!?) The next day we were just having a simple conversation in bed,not yelling our laughin crazy loud or anything...but we got a call from the desk again  saying three different rooms were complaining about us being loud! ...like wtf??  Now I could understand if we were comin home drunk from Bourbon St every nite acting crazy...but to get complained on and for having my Cell phone music playing and having a conversation in bed with my girlfriend is some straight up Bullshit! It Really killed my vibe for this hotel and I would NEVER stay here again for that reason. So if you do decided to stay here hopefully you luck out and get a better room with non paper thin walls and change ya cell phone ringtone to the "Whisper Song" So you wont have no problems! lol ! GOOD LUCK!
2 Stars for its Location and certain cool staff members. Oh and its about $35 for a cab ride to and from the Airport

26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
50. KM S.
We love, love, loved our experience at the French Market Inn!  The staff was good, but the room and location were absolutely perfect!!!  The room was clean, everything was within walking distance...we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!  Would definitely book again!!

12/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Bre M.
This is a great hotel to stay at when visiting New Orleans! It has the French Quarter charm that my boyfriend and I were looking for when booking our trip. For the price, you really can't get better then what the hotel offers! The staff were very attentive and helpful! Our hotel room had its own floor too, so that was nice. As soon as we got there, one of the staff members showed us to our room and gave us the FREE wifi password and showed us where the vending machines/ice were. I hate it when hotel charge for wifi, but here it's free! This was our first time in NOLA, so the staff was able to give great recommendations of places to go! The location is perfect too! As soon as you walk out of the hotel, you see the Steamboat Nanchez on the Mississippi River and you are smack dab in the center of French Quarter. Bourbon street is about a 5-10 min walk away.

01/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. James B.
Great cozy boutique Hotel gave excellent dinner and breakfast suggestions and very friendly. Very convenient location on the river and French Quarter. Room was quite and opulent.

18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Amy R.
My husband  and I frequent  this hotel  in the past and their "sister" hotel. I will say the hotel is very clean, and newly renovated which is nice and a good deal for the price. The only issue I have is the rudeness by the staff, especially during my check in process and encounter with the receptionist Dawn. We made the reservation online around 8 PM the night we were arriving because we are on a cross country road trip. We put in the comments "midnight or later arrival" and called ahead to make sure they had valet Parking available (secured) and was assured we were ok. We arrived at 1am and got the worst attitude from front desk who acted like she's never had a late arrival before and was annoyed by every process of the check in. She then told me that we were going to have park outdoors on our own because it was late, but I had to insist that someone park in there lot because of our roof rack and belongings in the car. She then rambled about her flatulence and how she's been gassy for days. Real classy. I just had a look of disgust and annoyance the whole time. So, overall, great hotel.....worst staff. Just be prepared for some not so polished staff.

Don't park car here either! It's a rip off and they won't get your car if it's after 12 noon ..  Sucks. Had to walk and get  my own car since we checked out at 12 vs 11. Rudeness !

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
54. Alyce Z.
Stayed here for the first time over a very busy holiday weekend in the quarter. Despite a few issues with valet parking before check in, I could not have asked for a better stay!! The staff was wonderful and attentive. The hotel is undergoing a remodel, but we never noticed and of the construction work mentioned in previous reviews. Our room on the 4th floor overlooked the quarter and was absolutely beautiful. There is a beautiful courtyard between buildings and the location can't be beat. We didn't have to take a cab or get our car out for the entire stay. I've stayed many places in the quarter, but I will absolutely book the French Market Inn for my next trip!!

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Ty C.
Location Location Location! This place is in a GREAT location. Its pretty much right across the street from Jackson Park, Jax Brewery and the water front. A short 5 minute walk to Bourbon St and all the bars and restaurants. Which is good because theres no restaurant or bar at the hotel. No fridge or microwave in the room which was disappointing. But the room was nice! This place was recently remodeled and it shows. Nice bathrooms with big walk in showers. Didn't have a balcony and I'm not sure if any of them do. Guess I should had asked. The court yard and pool is small but enjoyable. The front desk personal was great! Valet parking was 31 a night.  Which seems to be the norm in New Orleans. Theres a self parking lot directly across from the hotel but I think its just about the same price. All in all it was a great stay.

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. David H.
Dump!  Having booked our flight we added a room to our trip for the 5 days we were on New Orleans.  Before booking we checked the Inn online - we saw a beautiful lobby and NY style exposed brick rooms, well decorated but unbeknownst to us evidently we were checks into an "unrenovated" room. For an extra $60 a night we could have been up graded to another room which also allowed us access to 2013 technology of wifi - which was not available in the unrenovated rooms - only the court yard and lobby.
We are laughing about it now but our attic room literally had exposed 2x4's holding the headboard together, a dirty darkened outline with hooks of what we think was a mirror, repaired and unfinished ceiling with a dusty chandelier.  Dirty stained carpet littered with a few pennies, dust and a spoon.  Mattresses were misshaped with springs you could actually feel digging in your back each and every time you turned. The tub was chipped in too many places and had came with a used bar of soap.  We were conveniently on the top floor located next to the elevators which we do not mind except that every time is was called the whole room would shake and grind.  
The location is perfect and the staff could not have been nicer - front desk, door man and maids were all friendly and fun at all hours of the day.

03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
57. Misty S.
This Inn was everything we were looking for. The location was very central so we could walk everywhere we wanted to go, it was quiet (garden side), and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The building is old and there are a lot of old brick all throughout. It's pretty cool and I think it adds character. I wouldn't say it's a luxury hotel at all but it was perfect for our girls getaway.

There were a couple things that I thought could have improved the room, at least aesthetically.  

First, the toilet paper roll had all sorts of old screw holes surrounding it. Kinda like they were trying to get it lined up during installation and it wasn't working out. Or they installed new holders but never closed up/painted over the old holes. That's a little unnecessarily sloppy. But, it didn't bother me too terribly much.

Second, the top right corner of the curtain in our room was unvelcroed so it hung down a bit. Easily fixable but no one at the Inn has cared to put it back up. They just need a ladder and a few seconds to do it. Once again, this didn't bother me too terribly much either.

That is all. Everything else was perfect, clean, and welcoming. The beds weren't the most plush I've ever slept on but honestly, it's New Orleans. We went to bed at 4am and I slept like a log if you know what I mean. I would stay here again if their rates are as competitive as they were this go around.

29/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
58. Christina T.
What an awesome find! Super friendly service, so much character, and in the heart of the French district. You can walk to all of the major tourist attractions from this place!

Some of the rooms don't have windows, so if that matters to you ask for an exterior room.

I was a little nervous because the room was so cheap, but it was in fact clean, safe, and quiet.

Parking is expensive - $28 per day plus valet tips. If you're on a really tight budget like we were, do yourself a favor and park a little bit further away in a cheap 24hr garage instead of this daily garage and walk the 10-15 minutes to the French Market Inn. You can save yourself a ton of money!

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Lauren H.
Very nice room. Good deal for the money. Only 1 complaint, there is nowhere to put the soap and shampoo in the shower. They need to put a shelf in there. We were in 441.

17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Crystal M.
Beautiful and a great price. Stayed in a balcony room overlooking Decatur for our honeymoon and it was absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend this Hotel to anyone!!! Staff was so friendly!

16/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Katherine H.
Stayed for three nights, including New Year's Eve. Friendly staff & clean, comfortable room. Location is phenomenal! The only downside was the loud elevator. I would definitely come back!

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Cheryl H.
I stayed at this hotel with all of my friends for a wedding recently--I was annoyed to change all of my hotel plans so last minute, but who could resist the incredibly inexpensive price! We had no idea what the hotel was like and I felt some trepidation about staying in a haunted hotel with no windows in my room. I get there and see a sign that they're completely remodeling the hotel. *Facepalm*

But then, after a website snafu, the woman at the front desk assured me that my husband and I could stay in the same room the whole time despite my having to make three different reservations for five days. We checked in, no problem, and we were escorted to our room through a beautiful courtyard into a small, but elegantly, just remodeled room *AND* we even had a skylight (room 446)! Exposed brick walls, very clean bathroom, awesome!

We were literally the first people to stay in the room since it had been remodeled. Great bed, brand new giant HD TV, and the hotel staff managed to get all of us on the same floor after juggling our reservations a bit!

Cons: The walls are thin. VERY THIN. I woke up to something touching my foot, but honestly, it was pretty cool to think that a ghost might have messed with me. Remodeling was ongoing, and a bit annoying to wake up to at 5:30 am. An air conditioner repairman was leaning on my skylight, smoking a cigarette discussing his proclivities for, ahem, befriending women. But the front desk put a stop to that for me.

Pros: They have an amazing location! Minutes from anywhere in the French Quarter, easy to get to from the highway, public transpo is very close by too. Staff was amazingly helpful and kind at ALL times of the night. Beautiful rooms! Comfy beds! Always clean! Amazing courtroom to go outside and enjoy a beer! They even have a hotel cat named Patrick who hangs out in the courtyard. He's a really sweet cat AND helps with the local rodent population.

STAY HERE. It is NOTHING like the chain hotels on Canal and you'll LOVE IT.

14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Aaron T.
Stayed at the French Market Inn for one evening.  This is a sister hotel to the Place D'Armes over on St. Ann Street (see separate review).  We found the French Market Inn to be a very delightful place, clean, and contemporary relative to other hotels in the area with more "character."   The French Market Inn is newer construction mixed into a foot print of older buildings.  Nice older buildings blended with a newer build-out.  Our room was clean, modern, and sizable.  We arrived too early to check-in, but were allowed to store our bags while our room was made ready.  There is also a computer/printer open for use to print boarding passes.  Both the bag storage and internet/printer access were big pluses.  I noticed the courtyard area was larger than most.  I imagine the location could be used for a medium sized catered reception. Other reviews have commented on street noise, but we did not experience this.    Don't be confused by the name, this location is not next to the French Market open air market.  It is a short distance down Decatur Street (left as you leave the lobby, past Cafe Du Monde).

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Nancy C.
After lots of research, my husband and I decided on this hotel. We stayed 3 nights (6/9 - 6/12).  It is a gem!  Great weekday rates (of course, goes up significantly on the weekends), friendly service, clean & renovated room, and right in the action (in the French Quarter, across the street from the river and street car).  I had requested a king bed (vs queen) during the easy online reservation process, and they accommodated it.

The only quirk was that our room didn't have a window, but that wasn't a big deal.  Also there is a small pool which was murky the first night, but clean the other two nights so we did at least get to use it once.  

Check-out is 11am but our flight wasn't til 8pm so they held our bags securely which gave us all day to keep exploring.  We returned to the hotel about an hour before our taxi (which they arranged) and hung out at the pool.  In this area, there is a nice, large, air-conditioned room with snack machines and a large bathroom for guests' convenience.

I would definitely recommend this hotel.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. Kori D.
The French Market Inn is hands down one of my favorite hotels. It's a true "hidden" gem, and a complete steal for the price that I paid for my room in November. The French Market Inn is located on Decatur Street in the French quarter, right across the street from the Mississippi River, in fact our room had the most stunning view of the river. It is a quick walk to the world famous Café du Monde, and is only a few short blocks from Bourbon Street (I personally wouldn't want to stay directly on Bourbon, but that's just my preference.) And just a short walk from Canal St, where for just $3 for a unlimited day pass you can hop on & off the trolleys and city buses to get nearly anywhere in the city. I highly recommend taking advantage of New Orleans easy to navigate public transportation system. You truly do not need a car to get around New Orleans.
I love that the French Market Inn is  a older, historic, property. It adds to the charm, and really embodies the history of New Orleans with the exposed brick look, and how it is adorned with ornate sparkling chandeliers in the lobby. My room was fully updated (the hotel was undergoing renovations at the time of my visit) and was very chic, clean and comfortable. The staff was polite, courteous, and helpful. I will stay at this hotel again on my next visit to New Orleans.

Tip: If you choose to stay at The French Market Inn book directly though the hotel. I found that the rates are much cheaper when book directly than with a third party such us Hotels.com . This is probably true of most hotels.

17/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Rachel K.
Great hotel! Close to everything you want, Bourban st (but still quiet)French market, river, and a short walk to Frenchman st. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because there's no gym or breakfast. Other then that a great hotel!

13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Carl N.
When we checked in they were in the midst of renovations so the Wi-Fi was spotty and there was quite a bit of noise.

Besides that this staff was very accommodating and helping us with our friends room which the toilet overflowed multiple times. They didn't have a problem with moving them up a floor into the better room.

The only issue with our room with the air conditioner was blowing directly onto the bed and ended up giving my wife a cold it took us two days to figure out how to get the air conditioner vent to move so that they weren't hitting us directly.

The shower was very nice new tile and a tilting shower head so that people of varying heights could get the right angle. We had a newly remodeled room so the carpet was new, the bedding new, everything was new and very nice.

Give them a couple more months and I'll be up 100%.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Mark H.
We loved our stay here so much that we extended our stay for another night.  We actually had free lodging setup elsewhere too!

The hotel is old and comprised of several different buildings, all built at different times in history ranging from 1730-1840.  Lots of brick walls, wood beams, low ceilings, creaky doors and ghosts!?!  Well, maybe there wasn't a ghost, but what I can tell you is that our hotel room door (405) opened twice by itself.  The first time happened while we were out.  I thought it could have been housekeeping that didn't shut it properly, but the next morning, the door opened and woke us up.  And I made sure it was shut nice and tight the morning before!  

Anywho, we had a nice view of St. Louis street, the place was very clean and comfortable.  Like someone below stated, the walls are very thin.  Althought the couple next door didn't bother us, I am certain WE bothered them a few times; if ya know what I mean.  

Jenna down in the lobby was the best ever!  Very friendly and helpful to our vaca.

Marie Laveau's was a bar on the property that closed down 3 years ago, but there is a nice little coffe shop with decent coffee.

Parking is across the street at $25/day or you can valet for $31.36/day.

Unfortunately, we didn't see Patrick, the cat who lives in the courtyard.  Maybe next time!

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Maribeth T.
We stayed at the French Market Inn this past week. First impression is that the staff is absolutely wonderful & helpful. Our room was ready an hour before check in which was great because we had a tour at 4pm. The hotel was clean & beautiful. We booked a petite room that overlooked the courtyard. I would definitely stay here again.

02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Miranda H.
This was such a fantastic find. The price was great for the location and being New Years weekend. The checkin process was relatively smooth, minus the struggle to find a spot out front to park.  Once inside it was a very fast and smooth process to get into our room.

Our room was much more than we anticipated.  The room was HUGE with a great big bathroom with an even greater shower.  Our bed was extremely comfortable.  Granted we spent most of our time walking around downtown, it was so nice to come back to a comfortable, clean, and cozy room. The brick walls added a nice authentic French Quarters feel. We would most definitely stay here again.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Preston W.
The staff was amazing! My best friend and I came into town for the film festival. I had reserved for one person with a king bed and needed two beds it was not a problem and the lady was super sweet about trading our room. They have hospitality down baby! We had a slow drain in the shower mentioned it to Lonnie in the hallway and zap it was like bran new! At check out time it takes a little time to get the car but hell... It's check out time! Over all very very pleased! If they have rooms open next trip I will be staying here mofo!

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Kevin T.
I awoke from what was admittedly a rather late and boisterous night and found, upon opening my eyes, almost alarming darkness.  For a moment, I was a little concerned I was dead.  It took a moment to realize which way was up.  

You see, my room lacked even a window to the outside.  There was no light coming in from under the door.  This was a level of darkness typically reserved for caves, or perhaps graves.  I needed to find my phone.  

And I had one of the nicer rooms I witnessed.  

It probably helps to think of the French Market Inn more like a hostel, than say a hotel.  A hodgepodge of old buildings liked together with inane hallways and pathways, the hostel more closely resembles the WInchester Mystery House, but does offer a rather affordable option in a great location.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Katrina C.
Very comfortable beds and very clean rooms. Wish there was a mini fridge for leftovers. New TVs. Housekeeping was very good.

Front desk staff was hit or miss based on time of day. Some were awesome, others had a mirror in their face and on Facebook the entire time we talked to them. House men/bell hops were all chill and very friendly. They are serious when they say "I didn't see anything."

Super cute place. Renovations still going on. Close to all your NOLA activities.

Hallways and elevator could be vacuumed daily, same piece of trash sat there for days.

They have pool hours posted, we found those to be "optional." Nice common area with ice machine and vending machines.

Would definitely return based on comfort of beds, cleanliness, and location.

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Christopher N.
Best find of the trip! Staff was bend over backwards helpful! Rooms where immaculate. I could tell the rooms were recently remodeled and I appreciate that they kept some of the historic charm. The brick walls really won me over. Beds were extremely comfortable and I like that they gave me a soft and medium hard pillow. I have not seen too many hotels do this. To top it all off you will be located within a couple blocks to all of your destinations and I liked that it was not right on Bourbon so that it could act as my oasis away from the madness when I needed some R&R.  When I come back to New Orleans, I will be staying here again!

22/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Jackie B.
Just got back from a 3-night stay at the French Market Inn. I booked an interior room for fear of noise being in a room on the street. Our reservation specifically mentioned no window would be in the room, but I was happy that there was a skylight in the room so we could get some natural light. Our room was spacious and updated, and spotless. The staff were all very attentive and super friendly. We had a few housekeeping requests during our stay and they were addressed within 15 minutes. My only complaint was the noisy elevator! The warnings are true. I thought there couldn't possibly be an elevator so loud that it would bother me, but the elevator was loud. And of course everyone was coming back at 3 in the morning when we were trying to sleep. The best part was the location! It was easy to get everywhere and the neighborhood was great. I'd stay here again, but I'd make sure my room was far from the elevator.

29/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Blair A.
My brother was graduating with his doctorate, and we wanted to spend a couple of days in New Orleans before he graduated that Saturday. We did some searching, and we read the mixed reviews of the French Market Inn. I called and spoke with the front desk clerk, Meagan, and she was incredibly helpful. She explained that the negative reviews likely came from the not-yet renovated rooms, and that if we wanted to ensure one of the renovated rooms, we could reserve a Marquis room.

When I made a special request on the web form, it didn't seem to appear in its entirety. I decided to email the request to the French Market Inn using the email address appearing on the website. I was hoping that my email would at least be read by a real-live-person... I wasn't expecting to receive a personal reply from Michael Vallentino, the owner of this hotel and several others.

Pros:
Service - From the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out, the staff of the French Market Inn could not have been more helpful. For that matter, the superlative service actually began before we even made a reservation. Meagan was incredibly helpful on the phone and Mr. Vallentino's personal attention to my email are both indicative of the level of service we received at the French Market Inn.

Location - On Decatur Street, the French Market Inn was close to everything we wanted to see while in town.

Accommodations - Our room was amazing. Recently renovated, the room featured all the modern amenities one expects in a quaint setting complete with two brick walls in the room with a great view of the courtyard.

Value - I honestly don't believe we could have found a better bargain. While cheaper hotels may be found, I am certain that you can't find everything that the French Market Inn offers at a better rate.

I have been privileged to visit cities throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and I would rank this experience at the top!

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Derrick V.
Amazing. I thought I read that the rooms were small... Ours was almost too big! We had a massive area between the bed and TV. The shower was huge and the bathrooms were very nice. The interior is very tastefully updated. Don't shy away because it is such an old building!

Situated EXACTLY where you want to be. Walking distance from everything in the French Market! We chose a courtyard facing room and it was really quite quiet (no noise from Decatur or Bourbon Streets).

Apparently, this hotel is haunted... Unfortunately, we didn't experience any "encounters". It is a very nice building and we will definitely be going back!!

06/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Steve G.
We stayed here for four nights during JazzFest, 2014.  Prices during JazzFest are always very high, but this place was more reasonable than any other place in the French Quarter.

PROS: Outstanding location adjacent to Jackson Square.  Everything is walkable from here. Very clean rooms - recently renovated.  Friendly staff.  Very quiet for being on the main drag.  Nice courtyard with outside tables.  Adequate swimming pool.  Comfortable bed.

CONS:  Rooms are EXTREMELY small with showers only - NO bathtubs. No room for storage (suitcases).

Would be 5 star except for size of room and no bath tubs, but the location is so perfect it makes it worthwhile.

28/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Roxanne D.
A great location for a hotel because it's very central to many attractions including Bourbon Street. Felt safe walking home from anywhere on the late nights because some surrounding businesses are open late. Stayed 5 nights and had a great experience with the whole staff. Small but clean pool; big enough for two or three couples at a time with room to roam. Clean building, inside and out. Was able to check in a couple hours early and after checking out upon departing, we had 4 hours to kill while waiting to leave for the airport and the staff offered to hold our bags while we shopped around town.

23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Jennifer H.
We stayed here for New Years and absolutely loved it ! Yes, the rooms were small , but well appointed and comfortable . The staff really set this apart from more luxurious accommodations . They were amazing ! The front desk staff was amazing ! Lonnie , young guy who helped with our luggage was fantastic . These "little" things set this hotel apart of from the many other choices . We would definitely stay again!

04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Carrie L.
Just got back from a 4 night stay. Loved this hotel. The location was amazing. We were going to a wedding on Orleans street so this was nice and close and half the price. Our group stayed in 3 different hotels and ours was far and away the best location.

We were room 410 which was a King bed that looks out over the courtyard. We were isolated room wise (the only room on that stretch of wall) but if it were higher tourist season and people were out in the courtyard I can imagine it would be super loud and hard to sleep. There were a few times people were running around somewhere nearby and it just sounded so close and loud.

The bed was incredibly comfortable. The shower had really good water pressure. The room definitely wasn't huge but we had enough room to put our stuff and move around.

Great hotel, would definitely come back.

13/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. Dana L.
We had a deluxe (?) room with windows out to a shared balcony. We thought it was a great location with friendly staff. The other reviews are true, walls are very thin but that seems to be true of anywhere in this city. Would definitely stay here again.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Jessica K.
Excellent location on Decatur.  Could not have been better.  Just 2-3 blocks from Bourbon Street, down the street from Cafe Du Monde, across the street from the Steamboat Natchez Riverboat port and less than a block from Johnny's Po-Boys and LA School of Cooking.

The room was very spacious and comfortable.  Front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating.  Definitely plan to go back on my next trip.

16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. J A.
So here's the deal. This place is a gamble. The price is great for the location. I hoed we would get one of the nice new rooms...no luck. And that's what it comes down to here, luck. You may get a nice or crappy room.

As for the room. I could smell the cigarette smoke from our neighbors room and hear everything...even the kisses they were sharing.

The rooms decor is minimal which I'm fine with. The only vacuumed areas are the carpet areas that get traffic. Corners are dirty and dusty. The bed has no fitted sheet, just a king sheet wrapped around a queen bed. The headboard is nailed to the wall, not attached to the bed frame.

The bathroom needs attention. One coat of fresh paint covers the old, so the old shows through. The sink and toilet are ok. The shower had nothing to place soap or shampoo on...no shelf and no rail. So I had to place bottles on the floor... MRSA anyone?

My wife and I sleep in hotel rooms when traveling...as little time as is possible is spent in them. If you are like us you will be fine. If not then look elsewhere.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
85. Lisa M.
We have been visiting New Orleans for 20 years and stayed in  many various hotels thought the city. Our one rule was 'Never stay at the French Market Inn". It had a terrible reputation for being filthy, run down and very poor management. I had a friend stay there in 2010 who confirmed those observations. Enter Valentineo Properties who recently acquired the property. I hear they  had started renovating and was curious to see what would happen. We love the Valentino properties, our favorite being the Place D'Armes and the St. Marie. Always clean, courteous staff and  no cookie cutter hotels. Their properties are steeped in NOLA history and charm. I needed a room for 3 nights when my son attended Orientation at Tulane and the French Market inn offered a great rate. Place D'Armes and St. Marie were both booked so I decided to give it a shot. I had the option of booking a renovated Courtyard room so  that's what we did.

I was a little apprehensive but did notice the recent reviews had been improving.  I was surprised walking into the beautiful lobby. I had set the bar low in my mind and was very impressed with the decor and bright cheeriness and the extremely friendly staff that greeted us.

We were checked in very quickly and led to our room on the second floor overlooking the pool. While the room was on the small side (who stays in their room in New Orleans anyway?) it was beautiful and immaculate. Everything was brand spankin' new. Beautifully tiled shower (no tub). Two queen bed with very comfortable mattresses (although the pillows were too flat for my liking, I prefer big fluffy pillows).

A small armoire and dresser, flat screen tv. If you are looking for the ice-bucket it's inside the dresser. We saw many people getting ice from the ice machine in plastic bags, guess they hadn't found the ice bucket. Plenty of towels and toiletries in the bathroom. The  air conditioning worked perfectly.

The courtyard and pool  appear to have been recently renovated, Beautiful stones, the pool has a sitting area all around and a platform at one end to provide a shallower area. It was very clean. Towels are provided in the pool area. Behind the pool is an area with a bathroom, vending and ice machines. While the courtyard is not as lush as the Place D'Armes It is peaceful and there are fresh plantings.

There is also a resident cat, his name is Patrick and he is very friendly.

The location of this hotel is really great. It's on Decatur, a few blocks from Canal.  (Decatur and St. Louis) I never felt unsafe walking around this a area by myself at night. The shops and restaurants were open far later than I was out!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It was a great deal and  we enjoyed our stay.

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Kat E.
This was our first time in New Orleans and we absolutely loved staying at the French Market Inn! Very central if you want to be in the French Quarter. The staff were always very friendly and helpful, and accommodated our room requests without hesitation! The hotel is composed of a few beautiful little buildings centered around an inner courtyard that has so much character! Would highly recommend it!

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Zach H.
We stayed 4 nights, and would absolutely do it again. The room was comfortable and made up nicely every day. The only noise we heard all night was the occasional person coming back late (we stayed during Southern Decadence, so a lot of out of town revelers). The courtyard was peaceful and the pool was clean and cool. Patrick the cat was friendly, and we got some great tips for where to eat from the staff.

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Mark V.
French Market Inn is a very quaint hotel in the heart of New Orleans' famous French Quarter. It's best qualities are its close proximity to the sites and nightlife without being in the heart of it. In other words, you can retreat to your quiet room after a night of good fun and fun on Bourbon Street.

The staff is very helpful and attentive. Our room was immaculate and boasted fourteen foot high ceilings and French themed art and furniture. It was neither tacky nor outdated, just simple but in a tasteful way. One drawback was the lack of parking. This is not a critique of the hotel, just a fact of a crowded city. We valeted our car through the hotel for $28 per night. It was less expensive than a private parking lot.

We would highly recommend the French Market Inn to anyone visiting New Orleans for business or pleasure.

01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Shonda R.
So there's no way to make this short. My husband and I made a quick trip to new orleans to spend time together before he left for the army. The hotel was what i expected. The bellhops were very nice  and the the woman who checked us in was helpful. The self parking they offered was full so we had to valet but after walking around we found other parking the next couple of days.

So here's the problem. We had a balcony room. Literally when we first entered our room I opened the door and immediately closed it because it was loud (didn't care, not the hotel's fault, and it's new orleans but important to the story later).

On our last night in the hotel we decided to take a nap and go out later. When we woke up from our nap we saw a rat or mouse in the corner near our shoes. There was droppings on the desk next to the bed and on our shoes. While I'm freaking out we notice a second rat or mouse eating toilet paper in front of the bathroom. I'm fairly low maintenance and I get it sometimes there's rodents in hotels but it makes me very uncomfortable to come face to face with them. I just couldn't get comfortable there anymore so we decide to checkout early. On the elevator we decide to be as discrete as possible because we've had a good time up to this point. we go down stairs to let them know we saw 2 rats and we're leaving early, no hard feelings.

My husband speaks to a woman named Dawn, she offers us a new room but I'm very freaked out (I literally won't be able to because I'll have that feeling somethings crawling on me all night, it's stupid but I was just too freaked out). I sit around the corner from the reception with our bags while my husband gets the car. Dawn assumes we have left, seeing my husband walk out the door and not seeing me around the corner and starts talking across the hotel to the bellhop about us. She says, "oh I saw them come in. They probably got trash in their room. They SAID they saw a rat well I'm going to go check. They didn't see no rat." Her tone is very offensive to me, she goes on to very loudly talk about our car and so on and so on the whole time the bellhop is trying to signal her that I'm still sitting there.

When my husband returns I'm very upset I help put the bags in the car and return to the desk. I tell Dawn that she was very rude and I heard everything she said at which point she starts putting her hands in my face and rolling her neck telling me I didn't see a rat and maybe it was a mouse and how we have trash in our room. I tell her a maid never came only a person asking about towels so we bagged and sealed all our trash. We even went looking around the the hotel for a trash can but couldn't find one. She continues to yell at me. I also explain I do not know the difference between a rat and mouse. I ask her for the customer service number and she tells me it's on the pen. It's the middle of the night I have no contacts in because the small rodents I saw in my room made me flee so I ask her to just tell me the number. She says, "I don't have to help you because I already checked you out therefore you are not a customer." Now at this point I get loud and she threatens to show me what "ghetto" is. She then tells me "well we have complimentary rats" and that she does not have to put up with my ****. And that I walked in angry so she was going to be a smart*** to me (yes she cussed at me multiple times). The whole conversation I never swear at her. When I addressed her cussing at me she said it was at the situation which is still wildly inappropriate. My husband waves the bellhop over and while we're talking to him she's laughing at us. I point it out to him and he says "that's the way Dawn is, she's worked here a long time," and that rats, excuse me mice, came in through the balcony and it happens alot with balcony rooms when it rains. He then tells us that Dawn worked hard (not his exact words but the basically what he was saying) to get us checked out. Um isn't that her job, why should we be thankful she clocked in that night and is getting paid for her lack of service.

All in all I have never had a worst customer service experience and will most likely stay at a bigger hotel next time we visit new orleans. I hate that me and my husband won't be able to give this hotel another try because the days before we met Dawn were very good but customer service is the most important thing to me no matter where I go.

15/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
90. Chris T.
Stayed for three nights. Room was clean, comfortable, and within walking distance of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.  Only downside was the continuous noise generated by the elevator as well as the sound of drunk people fighting and/or f***ing. The walls are paper thin.  

With that, I love the great city of New Orleans and the French Quarter Inn provides a place to crash.

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
91. Cris B.
Staff was very friendly. For the price paid, not bad, my room I selected had no windows.

Which sucks because I had no idea if the sun was up or not and who wants to roll over to the night stand, mess with your phone to find out what time it is. Why risk being more awake at 6AM? So, set an alarm, avoid the confusion or just sleep in, you're on vacation! (or something like that)

No real complaints about the room, king bed made it a tight squeeze but, you're not in New Orleans to spend hours in the room.

Only suggestions I would make is to change out the shower heads to the detachable kind. Though all places should have this feature.

Free Wi-fi, paid parking.

The parking for two nights ended up about $64. You leave your keys at the desk and someone gets your car and takes it to a parking lot on the street behind the hotel. If you need the car, call the desk and shortly later, it'll show up in front of the hotel.

18/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Rachel M.
Love this place. Staff is very nice. Rooms are quaint and intimate. Well be returning. Who Dat!

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Casey R.
I room I stayed in was very nice and just what I expected. The exposed brick was beautiful and the courtyard was adorable. I was one the first floor so it was great to simply walk out to the courtyard in the morning for fresh air.  

The staff was friendly the entire stay and I was very grateful for the onsite computer  when I needed to have something printed. Wifi worked perfectly the whole time. Location was excellent.

I was surprised I never felt scared walking by myself to or from this hotel from Bourbon Street.

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
94. Emma S.
Everything they say is true.  It is charming, clean, unique, and in a generally good location.

One warning: Make sure to check what events are going on during your stay.  Across the street there is a parking lot that we found out, the hard way, doubles as an event space.  Every single night we were awakened at 4 am by trucks assembling and disassembling the stage for live music, which we also had to suffer through, crowd wise.  The whole of the sugar bowl was right outside our hotel room for the 2 days leading up to the game.  And puking on our door step.  But so it goes in the French Quarter.

But, any other time of year when this kind of thing isn't happening, I'd stay there again in a second.

04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Cindy L.
We stayed at the French Market Inn the 19th and 20th of April 2015. Our room was great, albeit small. We had a king bed with a window facing the courtyard.  Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful.  The courtyard is a nice area to sit and relax. Very close to everything!  Trolley, French market, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square.  I don't think you can beat the location.  And yes, the walls are thin!  Listening to someone puking at 3am isn't exactly the best, but what can one expect in the French Quarter, lol!  We would definitely stay here again.

22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Mik J.
I love this place. I can't say enough how much I love this place. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Affordable. I could go on and on, but that would be boring. I just love this place.

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Jonathan M.
A great hotel in the French quarter! Great location, prices were very reasonable and rooms look amazing. The shower cleanliness could use a bit more attention however the beds and atmosphere is amazing! Love this hotel and will absolutely return

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Laura W.
I stayed for three nights and was extremely pleased with this hotel.  The staff is courteous and helpful and the room was clean and updated while keeping the New Orleans charm.  The courtyard was a nice place to relax after a day exploring the city.

The hotel has a great location, just a couple of blocks from Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, or Canal Street.  I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

19/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Oldair D.
I last reviewed this place back in 2010 and was totally unimpressed at the time.  I stayed there again a couple of weeks ago and I must say that the turnaround is nothing short of astonishing.

The whole place has been remodeled and I did not even recognize the entrance as it was so beautiful.  The rooms have been updated and the service/staff was phenomenal.  The location is great they are about 3-4 blocks from Bourbon Street so for the price you are getting tremendous value.

Our room was awesome updated with all the amenities one would expect from a flat screen TV to a bathroom that was quite impressive.  The staff was so friendly and extremely helpful.  These guys really impressed me with the changes/updates that have taken place and I would highly recommend the French Market Inn at this point in time.

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Liz T.
Two of the three nights here were wonderful.  A great check in experience - hand over the keys and the car is safely parked for us to not worry about.  Cute lobby, quaint courtyards, Patrick (the cat) is happy laying in the sunshine.  The room is quirky and comfy, overlooks Decatur Street and the river (you did order the fireworks just for us, eh?) was visable with the steamboat Natchez.  Out the door, a quick left and the whole French Quarter is at our fingertips!!

Rooms were very, very clean; clean linens, towels, vacuumed daily (maybe because I dropped some powder?).  The premises were very well maintained and the new construction on the street level which promises to be very cool.

The third night; it really isn't the hotels fault that they guys decided to get drunk and come back in laughing and talking at the top of their lungs (it's their parents fault for not teaching them that the world doesn't revolve around them).  We only called the front desk when they started to try an use their key in our door multiple times.  A quick phone call solved the problem.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to be close to the action - wait.  No.  I don't.  I want it to be my little secret.

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0