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Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA

Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA

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It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of theHotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside thisFrench Quarter hotelto discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the OldFrench Marketand the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At thisNew Orleans hotel, you'll find history around every corner.

History

Established in 1886.

The Hotel Monteleone built in 1886 has a history of all sorts behind it. Being one of the premiere hotels in downtown New Orleans and the oldest hotel in the Vieux Carre,  the family owned historic landmark continues to cater to the world 125 years later.

As one of the most haunted hotels in America and one of three national literary landmarks, Hotel Monteleone is a place where the past meets the present with history around every corner.

 

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Rating: 4.03

Address: 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, 70130

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    1. A M.
    Really reasonably priced boutique hotel.  I stayed here over the memorial weekend and I was really impressed overall with my friends choice.  The location can't be beat.  You are far enough removed from the madness of certain steets while still being able to walk everywhere.  The prices are super reasonable.  I think I paid $169 / night over this holiday weekend.  That was the cost for a room with two double beds.  The room was especially small and the bathroom was made for a doll house, but who spends any time in the room.  They did have a mini-bar which was good and bad for obvious reasons.  The TV wasn't a flat screen, but so what that just helped me from ordering the overpriced movie options.  The staff was very nice and I especially liked Ms. Eva the concierge who I used for some reason every day.  As soon as I got there on Friday she was able to track me down within minutes a tailor that did one hour alterations and her other suggestions were good.  This place houses the carousel bar, which is a must visit.  I can't speak to the food since we didn't eat here, but I'm sure it would be decent.  The pool was okay, but didn't spend much time.  Don't really need to work on the tan.  They have a great spot for beignet right next door (cafe beignet).  The beignet are just as good as cafe du monde' without the wait.  The spa was a little below average.  Save your spa experience for some of the bigger luxury hotels.  Overall a great deal and a good experience.  I'll go again.

    30/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Ana F.
    We stayed with a group of six and we had three rooms. The rooms are not clean or well kept. The carpets were stained. Bathtub was stained and dirty. Windows were dirty. In one of our rooms, the bathroom lights were not working at all and staff took all morning to get them fixed. Worst of all, most staff we encountered were downright rude. They seemed unhappy to be working and did not even attempt to make us feel welcomed. Of special note, was the check-in representative on Dec. 30th at about 12noon. She was a young, black woman who used a monotone voice and repeated her questions to us as though she was tired of dealing with us. She provided an extremely unpleasant first impression of the hotel. Staff on phone and at the Carousel Bar also provided poor service. One female server at around 2pm on Jan. 2nd was extremely rude. She corrected one of our guests as thought she was an angry school teacher. Once again, we were made to feel unwelcome. We will never stay at Hotel Monteleone because, at over $300 per night, we can get a cleaner, better-maintained hotel room and much better service at several New Orleans hotels.

    06/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Jeannie A.
    I love this hotel! I stayed here a few times. The best things about this hotel are 1. Location : On a classy street with a lot of antiques, near food and coffee shop ( Acme Oyster and others). In the French Quarter within walking distance to everything. My friends stayed here first and I stayed outside the quarter. I was jealous when I visited their hotel and stayed here after that. 2. Safety and lighting: Well lit hotel that is safe with a warm, inviting lobby. 3. The Carousel Bar: Awesome bar with the best bartenders and drinks, I hate to even say the word "hurricane" but this is where I had the best one ever made. Real drinks no sugary watered down ones here. I remember the bartender being so nice. The staff was always great at the front desk and in the hotel. The ladies in the breakfast room were super nice. Good breakfast. Nothing stands out as bad at this hotel which is the reason it is a great hotel! The room I had was always clean and cozy and the room service great! Prices seem to have gone up since Katrina, so more worth it if you get a good deal. Never had a great room view or huge room at this hotel but never noticed, as I was too busy being out in the Quarter to care. I have only been put in the front rooms in the historic part of the hotel so I can't vouch for the back added on rooms where my friends stayed. ( There is a back section in the hotel that was added on at some time that's through a long hallway). Anyway, If you want a clean, problem free, nice historic hotel then this is the place.

    27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Norman P.
    Very good traditional New Orleans hotel in great location. Nice, if not somewhat upscale, rooms. Great water pressure in showers.  Fantastic lobby.  Staff unexpectedly got out an umbrella to help my wife to a taxi during a rain storm. That said, there is no doorman seemingly after business hours and at other times when you might expect a doorman.  Front desk staff are helpful, but not very polished.

    02/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. X Y.
    Four stars for location and charm.  It is a really cute boutique hotel. The rooms and bathrooms are not huge, but it's a really old hotel.  The location is fabulous. It's just one block off Bourbon street and two blocks from Canal. There is a Rite Aid just a block away and Royal street is where all the antique shops are.  You are right in the middle of the French quarter, but just far enough away from Bourbon street.

    09/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Mallory O.
    I had such a great experience here and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again and recommend it to anyone traveling to NoLA.  The location was great, the staff was welcoming and helpful even when I was dressed super casually and sweating like a pig (I guess that's what June in New Orleans does to a person).  The bed was very comfortable, the room wasn't huge but spacious enough for what I needed and very quiet.  The rooftop pool is nice but beware that the bar service available up there means that by the afternoon it can get pretty rowdy and crowded.  It's quite peaceful in the morning though.  There was an error on my bill that popped up about a week after I got home and their accounting department fixed it immediately and apologized for their error.  My only criticism is that there weren't very many channels on the tv and the wireless is $10 a day but that didn't matter to me because everything else was spectacular.  Overall a fabulous place to stay.

    28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Brenda V.
    Excellent restaurant, the breakfast is awesome!  Nice, very clean rooms with spacious bathrooms.  Perfect location and impeccable service.

    15/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Susie P.
    Outstanding hotel in the quarter. We stayed on the 125th anniversary promo which included a fantastic breakfast buffet.  Carosel Bar is a must! Top notch service throughout the hotel!

    29/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Lincoln W.
    Well worth the price. Location, service and everything in-between is great about this hotel. A MUST STAY for anyone wanting to stay in the French Quarter.

    04/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Jack D.
    Didn't eat or stay here but they have a spinning bar! What more is there to say. Drinks were good and the live music was excellent!!

    13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Melissa S.
    A bunch of friends and I stayed here over the weekend for a wedding that we were all in. The bride's parents paid for our three-night stay, which was awesome - but I do happen to know that the rooms are very resonably priced for such a nice hotel. It's a great little boutique hotel located just a street or two over from the famed Bourbon St. - it's the perfect location that's close enough to everything you want to do in the French Quarter. You can even walk to Cafe Du Monde for some delicious beignets!

    The whole hotel was pretty fancy - and it boasts the Carousel Bar, which is famous in NOLA. It's built from an actual carousel that moves really slowly in a circle. (Not good for those prone to motion sickness.) There's also a rooftop pool and bar with great views of the city. The workout room was exceptionally nice and had views of the river. The hotel is supposedly haunted (you can read creepy stories on their website) but despite our best ghost hunting efforts, we had a ghost-free weekend. I only had two complaints about the hotel. The rooms were small (although the beds were amazingly comfy!) and the bathrooms were even more tiny. They tried to make up for it by filling the bathroom with mirrors, so I applaud their efforts. The other complaint is the lack of customer service by their front desk staff. We had some major problems checking in and out because they couldn't seem to grasp the concept of a group booking made by the bride for all of us. It caused a big headache, but it was finally taken care of. Note - if you ever have someone else make your reservation, make sure your name is on it as well or they will not let you have any room keys.

    04/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. M D.
    I really liked this hotel. About $200 per night but in the French Quarter this is expected for the nicer hotels. Ironically, my room had no windows so I was a bit disappointed when I checked in but as it turned out this is a good thing because you don't here the street noise and in New Orleans  the street noise can keep you awake all night!  So consider asking for a room with no windows :-)  A nice bar in the lobby (the bar is a rotating) and a FABULOUS roof top pool with a great view of the city. I'll return!

    29/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Lynne M.
    Welcoming doormen and lovely fresh and fragrant flowers greet you on the way in and a pleasant staff assist you in all your other needs.  Room was clean, tho room sizes do vary based on their layout.  Get a room facing the river!  I was very happy in 1082, enjoyed the pool/rooftop, the catering services, the meeting rooms and the Carousel Bar.  You must stop in and say hello to Marvin.  He's a fabulous bartender!

    27/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Srikanth S.
    Writing this from within the walls of the hotel.  Not much different from what you deserve to get from a $$$ hotel -- good service, very clean, a tv with that silly gamecube controller.

    I would give it credit for location but I'm not a fan of the area (kind of a play-it-safer put-off-by-drunks).  I am also docking it a star for two complaints:

    1. Turn down the damn water pressure!  I'm of reasonable stature, and I almost fell over.  Tsk tsk, don't forget mother nature.  The water spilled over to the bathroom floor.
    2. An evacuation alarm sounded while I was doing my business in the bathroom.  Turned out to be a false alarm, and I know they can't do much about it, but I thought there ought to have been a more coordinated effort to let people hiding behind dumpsters with their pants around their ankles know that everything was a-ok.

    For the conference rate that I got, though, it's been well worth it.

    06/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    15. Linda N.
    A very classy hotel with all the beautiful chandeliers everywhere in the main lobby.  The hotel is in a great location!  With it being next door to the Walgreens it made it very convenient.  It's also parallel one block to Bourbon st. so that's a plus!

    07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Yasmine A.
    I stayed here a couple of nights on my last trip to NOLA.  I liked the old school feel of the hotel.  The rotating carousel bar was the best part about the whole hotel.  It makes a full rotation every 14 minutes.  The cocktail selection was great too.  My only complaints are the rooms were small and our internet connection didn't work.  Which wasn't a big deal since we wanted to get out and see the city.  The beds were comfortable and the customer service was fantastic.   I would definitely stay here again and I'll most certainly be going back to the carousel bar!

    27/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Natalie L.
    The room decor was quite off-putting. Having stayed in luxury hotels in other cities, I was expecting either high-quality faux antiques or a modern decor with 19th century influences. The room furniture was obviously cheap particle board, the curtains, bedspread, carpet, and shower curtains were hideous and clashed horribly with each other. The fabrics on the bed were standard run-of-the-mill hotel stuff, nothing fabulous. I understand that as a family-run establishment the Monteleone may not have access to the refurbishment funds that other corporate hotels may have, but if you are going to bill yourself as a luxury hotel, one must feel that they are in a luxurious environment and I did not. I moved to the Garden District to a smaller, cheaper B&B and greatly preferred it over the Monteleone as the decor was aesthetically pleasing and the general feel was of a higher caliber than the Monteleone. Additionally, the Monteleone must make serious efforts to reiterate to their guests that it is a NON-smoking hotel. Throughout my stay my room reeked of cigarette smoke from (I believe) the room next to me. Having to breathe cigarette smoke in a room filled with dingy furniture and 70s era interpretations of 19th century decor did nothing to enhance feelings of refinement or luxury.

    02/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    18. Bill S.
    Location- yes! Beds- no! Three of us stayed here recently and found the place to be good over all but the beds were way soft and worn out feeling. I didn't think the bar was so great either - being that it's legendary. The location made the hotel great and it was a nice place other than the beds.

    29/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Vernon A.
    What a wonderful location. One block from the madness, but not in the madness. Quiet rooms. Great, helpful staff. The beignets with praline sauce in the coffee shop are superb - who needs the breakfast buffet when they have those (plus a ton of fruit comes with them). And good coffee. Yum - we had that unhealthy breakfast twice and wish I was there now. Rooms are small but nice in every regard. The roof top pool is tiny but all you will need and it is a great place to chill. Fills up every afternoon with hungover looking people! Even the bell hops and valets were chatty and nice. I travel constantly and can vouch for this as a good choice. I guess critique would be go for the king size beds as the doubles are not too good for two unless the two are diminutive. The mini bars are empty and they will bring stuff for a zillion dollars so just hit the CVS across the street! I'd go back if there weren't twenty other places in NO LA I'd love to try!

    27/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Lynn B.
    Beautiful hotel with a great location.  Their flowers out front were so pretty.   Elegant but not stuffy.  Excellent staff.  Rooms were well appointed and surprisingly quiet for a good night's rest.  Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was plush and pretty - loved the toiletries.  Their bar is pretty and whimsical - the old carousel with the rotating bar seats and the starry ceiling.  We enjoyed it from the window seats where we could people watch on Royal street, and enjoy the brightly painted carousel seats going by.  Only thing keeping me from a 5 star rating is there was no view from the room, but then that just encouraged us to get out and see New Orleans instead of luxuriating in our room!

    20/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Mark M.
    We have visited New Orleans 12 times now since 1984.  This is the 3rd time in a row we have stayed at the Monteleone Hotel and it definitely will not be our last. From the second I pulled into the busy parking garage, I felt like I was a special guest of this hotel. The front desk was extremely helpful and even honored my request to stay in the same room we were in 2 years ago (apparently looking it up for me as I could not remember the room number).  The rooms are somewhat smaller than newer hotels, but the charm and decor make you forget this very fast. We have found it very convinent to everything in the French Quarter.   I love staying in a hotel that treats all guest as if they were the only special person staying there. Anytime I am in New Orleans, you can be sure that I will be staying at Hotel Monteleone.

    19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. James H.
    Hotel itself was excellent - great location, beautiful room, etc. But I had two big problems while staying there: I couldn't get the wireless internet to work properly (spent 30 mins on the phone with their tech support guy, who was at best rude and unhelpful), and I sent my suit out to be dry-cleaned through their valet service, which they screwed up - they advertise same-day turnaround, but I turned in my suit Saturday evening, and, come Monday morning, it hadn't yet been cleaned. Both were major problems as I was in town on business.
    For such a nice hotel, I really wish they'd get their act together - it's 2010, provide fast, reliable internet service to your guests. I've had better service (both internet and laundry) at cheaper, less classy hotels.

    08/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Vicki C.
    Love this old hotel!  125 years old but very well maintained and updated.  Renovations proceeding now but well hidden from the public.  They sent us to another restaurant for breakfast because of the work being done but gave us a coupon to make it free.  Room was small but very comfortable, staff very professional and accommodating.

    14/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    24. Joseph K.
    The friendly staff really make this hotel a pleasure to stay in!

    25/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Joseph D.
    Stay here before the price goes up!: My first thought as we pulled in was that dad must surely have taken leave of his senses. How could we possibly afford to stay in such a place? I'm rather surprised to discover that this is, in fact, a rather inexpensive place.

    As somebody else reported on another site, the cleaning staff does have the annoying habit of knocking on the door early in the morning, even when the "do not disturb" sign is up, but having tried to talk with some of the staff about this, I found that there was a considerable language barrier. This is a part of their job that the staff needs to do better, but they're not failing to do it out of arrogance. I strongly suspect that they just can't read the signs and let's face it, this is far from being the only business in the United States to have that problem.

    The rooms are very large, very clean and very comfortable - getting back to my own apartment in Chicago was a considerable step downward in that area. The location couldn't be better - Royal, about a block from Canal in the French Quarter. You may have seen the photo of the exterior of the building on (ahem!) another review site; the place actually looks better than that picture, and while the lobby has obviously (and regrettably) been modernized since the hotel went up, at least it's a very nice looking modernization.

    Somebody on that search engine run location said something about "paper thin walls" that allowed one to hear everything happening next door. That wasn't my experience at all, and my sense of hearing is unusually good. A faint amount of noise found its way up from the street, which is to be expected near the heart of what, at the time of our visit, was a city of about half of a million people. I can't say much about any ballrooms in the building, because I used a hotel for what I would think most people would use a hotel for during a trip - as a place to sleep before going out and exploring during the day. But I can report that the other guests seemed to be much pleased with ... basically everything.

    Should I have the funds or opportunity to travel again, I would definitely stay here again.

    01/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Dallas T.
    Nice for a historic hotel. Does not have the amenities of a modern Westin, though, and $30 parking is steep...

    13/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    27. Dan S.
    An excellent value in an excellent location.

    30/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Joe T.
    Terrific hotel and location!  We stayed four nights and had four restful nights sleep.  One block from Bourbon St, so it's convenient to everything but not noisy.  Royal St is a street with lots of antique and upscale shops, so the venue is very nice.  Service was excellent and not annoying - e.g. when we checked in the desk clerk asked if we needed assistance with our luggage - we didn't - no bellman descended on us.  The room was made up early on 2 of the 3 days and always very nicely.  The restaurant was under renovation while we were there but we did have drinks at the carousel bar - the bar itself, the drinks and the service were all top notch. This is an older hotel - so the room we had was smaller than typical "modern" chain hotels - the king bed was a king bed but the dresser drawer space was limited in amount.  No problem for my wife and I, we prefer the ambiance.  Overall a great experience - definitely recommend!

    07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Christina R.
    Our new favorite hotel in New Orleans! Fantastic service in a beautiful, historic setting. The hotel felt restful and peaceful, which was a welcome change from Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras - even though we were less than a block away. Our room was small but immaculate, with a lovely view to Jackson Square and the river. Don't miss the Carousel Bar - but if you've had too many Hurricanes I wouldn't recommend sitting at the slowly rotating bar. Be sure you order a Sazerac.

    08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Ashley A.
    Perfect hotel if location matters.  I have stayed in other hotels in the quarter that had fabulous locations, but were so loud you couldn't sleep.  Not the case here.  Beautiful hotel, very spacious and clean room.  The bar downstairs is always full of activity and a great way to start each evening.

    15/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Sheena M.
    Staying at the Monteleone had been a dream of mine even since I became interested in the city of New Orleans. On my 2nd annual trip with my best girlfriend, we chose to stay here.
    Let me sum it up for you-
    This hotel is like a bleach-blond bimbo, pretty to look at and that's about it!

    First, the rooms are tiny. I mean, itty-bitty. There was hardly enough room for all 4 of our suitcases. Forget the idea of room service, it had to be wedged in between our 2 beds leaving us a huge obstacle to work around while trying to get ready. The hotel is so noisy! All of the street noise seemed to flood in and disturb our sleep every night! Not to mention loud singing idiots returning to their rooms at 3 o'clock. The first night we were there our water went out for about 45 minutes. It turned out to be a city problem, but the operator on our telephone was rude, short, and refused to give us any answers. We had to change our plans that night becuase it got so late while we were waiting to shower.  The next day, we returned to our room after a full day at 4pm to find our room was never cleaned. After questioning the maid staff we were told someone could come back at 5:30. What? While we are in the middle of dressing and showering for dinner? We already missed one nights plans. Another negative of the hotel was that they only serve room service till 10pm. So when I come in at midnight, craving pizza and junk food I cant order squat. I hope they come to realize how much drunk money they are missing out on.

    The whole weekends stay was disappointing, did not meet up to southern hospitality standards, and lacked that special spark I felt last year at the Ritz.

    The only reason I have 2 stars instead of 1 was the hotel manager was kind enough to refund us 1 nights stay after we chewed his ear off for about 15 minutes. Take my advice, skip this hotel.

    18/12/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    32. Gwen H.
    Elegant, yet comfortable and welcoming.  The staff was very friendly and efficient.  The Concierge was very helpful, but we,  and many others we noted, asked the opinion of the very awesome doorman, Michael.  He remembered our names, and had fantastic insight into what would be "right" for our particular needs.  

    Our room was spotless, although our view was of a few rooftops and a bit of city skyline -- nothing to complain about, really.  My guess is we could have asked for a room change if we had deemed it a horrible view, but it was not.  We'll just say "interesting enough".

    Workout room on the 14th floor overlooks the Mississippi River, and is small but adequate with treadmills, elypticals and weight machines.  There's a small rooftop pool, with a poolside bar.  

    The hotel cafe is beautifully decorated with little palms, and is light, airy and comfortable.  The cafe food (we just had breakfasts) was excellent - i.e. every raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry was perfection.  Cinnamon for oatmeal was served in big scoops (like from an ice cream scoop) and not only tasted great, the aroma was lovely.  They have coffee that was blended just for this hotel (took them 3 months to get it exactly as they wanted), which was excellent, and can even be purchased in their gift shop.  There is a very nice hotel bar just off the lobby,  which was usually busy at night.

    This is a great location to walk to many restaurants, souvenir shops and the craziness of Bourbon St.  You can catch the St. Charles streetcar for a ride, only a 1 1/2 block walk.  We had a car to park at the hotel, and although pricey at $30/day (in and out service), they always had our car ready within a few minutes.

    We loved this hotel and I would go back in a flash.

    13/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. K M.
    Great location, in the quarter, steeped in history. Ask for Barras if you need help checking in or out, he's been here for yeeears , very nice and full of stories.

    14/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Rod M.
    We spent two days here and had a really good experience.  The location is fantastic.  If you want to spend any time in the French Quarter, this hotel is in the middle of it all.  Thankfully it was not on Bourbon St. which made it the perfect place.  It was close to some great restaurants so we walked everywhere.  The room was nice and the bed was comfortable.  The service was great.  We dealt with two different people at the Concierge desk and both were helpful.  One guy named Albee was great.  He worked as a porter and covered as a doorman.  He gave us a few helpful tips and was fun to talk to.  Overall it was a great place to stay and I wouldn't hesitate to book a room there again.

    30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Padre C.
    Great in every respect. Only complaint is that the internet service is slow and valet parking is $ 30.00/day

    15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. K H.
    Loved the location, the charm and the doormen of the hotel but everything else was just okay.  We stayed for two nights.  After to being out all day until 4, we came back to a dirty room.  We didn't get an apology, just towels to switch out.

    19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Rachel C.
    This is a stunning hotel, with the glitz and service that you would want (and expect) from a four start hotel PLUS the history, character and unique nature of what you might expect from something smaller, like a bed and breakfast.  
    Before you go, make sure to visit the website and print out all of the information... did you know how many movies were filmed at this hotel or in the bar?  Learn all about the hauntings, what to look for and why this place stands out.  Make sure to visit the 14 th floor (actually the 13th) and snap some pictures at night.. we have some hard to explain images that we didn't realize we took until we got home...
    The hotel is right in the heart of the French Quarter-- parking is not cheap, but it's nice to know that your car is safe and when it's time to call for it the valet has it ready and waiting for you by the time you meet them downstairs.
    The rooms are small but comfortable-- flat screen TV, incredibly comfy pillows and bed, I was in love with the decorations.  The bathroom is small but manageable.  The room service menu, if you decide to parktake, is resonably priced and offers some pretty good items.  The hotel is located right next to a Walgreens so it's easy to run next door and stock up on drinks and snacks for the night.  
    We had a fabulous time and were very happy with our stay.  Word of warning though... if you didn't believe in ghosts before your stay, you will when you leave.  Don't worry, they're friendly.

    17/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. robert a.
    I went to New Orleans for Southern Decadence 2012 of course Hurricane Issac was also there as well. The hotel staff were exceptional in customer service and checked me into my room early without hesitation. The hotel is fantastic and all the amenities hoperfully I will be able to get a room here for upcoming Mardi Gras

    05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Anahid G.
    We stayed at the Monteleone for several days. The staff here is phenomenal (special shout out to Lucille at brunch, always a smile and helpful). The doormen are always upbeat, have comments and suggestions, very friendly.

    The room was large, real closets, bathroom very updated for an older hotel.

    A couple of negatives...
    - I can't believe I had to pay $9.95 per day for internet service. I was pretty appalled by that, I haven't had to pay for internet in at least 6 years. Someone in a review said it was free, they need to check their bill. I even called to confirm.
    Update - I spoke to management, and they are looking into this.
    - No soy milk available, although I also spoke to management about this, and they are going to look into this as well.
    - The carpeting isn't as clean as I'd expect (note - housekeeping did a great job vacuuming, but it needs shampooing)
    - No free weights in the exercise room, although 7 machines (4 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 1 stepper), and 6 nautilus type machines. But I like barbells to work out with which doing lunges & squats, etc.

    08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Amanda V.
    It's in a nice spot. $30 for parking/day is quite a bit but the hotel is close to everything and you can walk almost anywhere so it makes up for it.

    Why the low rating? We booked a 2 queen bed room for 5 people. The first half of the party checks in and was told there were none available but that the next day another room would be available for all of us. The second half of our group checks in and was told that there were no more rooms available whatsoever. 5 people crammed onto a king size bed? so then we asked if there were any rollaway beds? Nope, because it's against regulations since the rooms are too small for rollaway beds. Well gee thanks for the hospitality hotel monteleone. And so, 3 were on the bed, and 2 on the floor. However, they did send up extra pillows and blankets for us.

    04/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    41. Julie S.
    My husband and I have stayed here 6 times in the past 2 years, we absolutely love the Monteleone.  It's our home away from home! The hotel itself is 125 yrs old and has so much charm!  The staff is always super friendly and the atmosphere is never pretentious. Very elegant yet relaxed.  Everything about this hotel is great, and the first being LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!  I block from Bourbon, which has some great restaurants; about a 10 minute walk to Jackson square, depending on how fast(or slow) you walk down shop laden Royal Street; we only had to catch a cab once when we went to Snug Harbor over on Frenchmen Street.
    We simply love the rooms at the hotel.  Do keep in mind that this is a 125 yr old hotel and no, it does not look like the 4 seasons on the inside but that's the point.  Rooms are always super clean and housekeeping does a fantastic job tidying the rooms.  Rooms are not terribly huge (it's an old hotel) but are big enough to feel comfortable.  It is recommended that you spend a little extra and get a preferred room as I believe they are the more renovated rooms.  We have never stayed in anything but, so maybe this is where the bad reviews come from?  Our fave  room is the Royal Salon, book this room and you WILL NOT be disappointed.  Very charming and the bathroom is the best part.  Huge glass shower and jacuzzi tub that will keep you in your room!  It's great.  Plus all of the Royal Salon rooms are on high floors and face the river which is a nice view.  I have never heard anyone else talking, slamming a door, or even turning on water- it's that quiet and the hotel is usually full.  I am a VERY light sleeper and never hear anyone when we are here, makes you feel as if you are the only one there!  There is also nightly turn down service where they tidy your room once again and lay out robes and chocolate.
    During the renovation of the restaurants and Carousel Bar, the hotel offers a free continental breakfast that is really good!  Free coffee, juices, cereals, yogurts, breads, bagels, and fruits.  It's sit down and someone waits on you, we felt bad not paying!  We have also eaten at the other restaurants here and they are good as well.
    There is also a heated roof top pool with a bar.  We've never been swimming but it looks really nice.  
    If I had to pick out something negative about the hotel, there is no free wifi in the rooms, you have to pay for it.

    12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Dana S.
    This review is a little late, but better late than never. My friends and I stayed at the Hotel Monteleone for Halloween weekend 2010. I was very pleased with the friendly service and amenities that were provided. I had never gotten my car so fast from a valet as I did here. They are on top of things for sure, down to the housekeeping. I didn't visit the Carousel bar even though my friends did and they said that it was very nice. I did have breakfast at the cafe that is there and it was very good with great service. The Double rooms are a bit on the small side, but that is just how it is in the French Quarter. The roof top pool is beautiful, we got to swim in October which was nice. There was also a little poolside Cabana bar that serviced drinks and had a limited menu. The room service was great with very reasonable prices to my surprise. Overall great stay at the hotel and would love to stay again.

    This hotel is typically not the type for which I stay when I'm in the city due to it's usual price tag, but stay here if it is in your price range. I travel to the city so much I try to find that best rates possible. I got a good deal through a group rate this time and loved every minute of it.

    26/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Tommy L.
    Nice hotel. Quaint not huge. Classic NOLA-French antique decor. Rooms are like the hotel, quaint may be even smallish. But high ceilings makes the room look bigger. We had a terrible view, side of a building. But we were fine with that. The GF was not too impress with the service b/c of a pool towel fiasco and front desk. But I thought it was minor and they did make amends.
    We had drinks at the Carousel Bar and that was neat. Can't beat the location, in the heart of the Quarter. A block off Bourbon, around the corner from Rite Aid, Acme, and Brennan's. Rooftop pool is cool. Small but nice. It overlooks the skyline and great place to watch the sunset.
    Pricey but good place to stay.

    06/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. David G.
    I really wanted to like this hotel, and there are many things to like about it. Unfortunately, after staying there for a week, I won't go back. For $185 a night, a discount I was told, I booked a room in May 2008 for my friend's wedding in October 2008. The front desk staff are a mixed bag, some very professional, others downright rude.

    Very elegantly redone, and right in the heart of the French Quarter, my small room on the eighth floor, with what they said had a river view, looked out on a parking lot and a dirty side street. Maid service was excellent, but the cable wasn't working and I had to call down to have it fixed. I really liked the Carousel Bar, although the bartender was a bit on the slow side, but no big deal. The room pool and gym, I should say, are quite nice.

    On the fourth night I was there, I had to be moved as my neighbors were drunkenly speaking on their cell phones and then started having sex. The woman started screaming for the man to stop and that it hurt, so before I moved rooms, I called security.

    The room I was moved to on the seventh floor was exactly the same as the first. And, despite my having requested a room with a view since the first day I was there, nobody helped me with this request despite my repeated attempts.

    I called the manager on duty, who told me he would upgrade my room and give me a free breakfast. Unfortunately, this wouldn't do, as I was leaving in a day and explained to him I would have liked to have a view room when I checked in. He said that despite being the manager on duty, he could not adjust my room rate but he would check with his boss to see what they could do. I NEVER heard back from them.

    It's really a shame when you do your best to get a good deal, and the hotel you stay in just doesn't care.

    20/10/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    45. Marisa T.
    While the hotel is in a great location (one block away from Bourbon, but far enough away that noise is kept to a minimum at night), overall I would not recommend it.

    The lobby is beautiful in a very elegant, old-world way, which had my boyfriend and me excited to see the room.  That excitement quickly turned to disappointment when we walked into a TINY, incredibly dark and pretty depressing hotel room.  The room was barely large enough to fit a king-sized bed.  We immediately called up the front desk and asked if there were larger rooms available, which they said there were - so we then checked into a slightly larger, slightly less dark and only slightly less depressing room.  

    Other drawbacks: Room service took a very long time, the gym had no free weights (although it was well-stocked with cardio machines - around 5 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, a stairmaster and a few bikes, both recumbent and not, all with personal televisions), drinks at the Carousel bar were not up to par and the performer was terrible.

    04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    46. Kaiping S.
    Great experience here, from housekeeping to location (only a block from the ridiculousness that is Bourbon, 1.5 blocks from Canal, and steps away from Mr Bs, Acme, and Felix) to customer service. Because of Hurricane Irene my buddies and I changed which day we were going to check out 3 times, and each time the front desk manager was more than understanding and accommodating.

    The best part was that my friend, whom if u read my Atchafalaya review which revealed his bowel movement issues, came back to the room earlier  to use the bathroom. However, the maid made him wait 15 minutes while she cleaned. When my other friend and I got back to the room he told us what transpired, which made us very happy. Big ups to the maid, you definitely earned your tip!

    31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Shaun A.
    The perfect french quarter hotel! Older but still very nice. You can not beat the Bar! I have been going for the last 6 years and will continue going. I hope to see you soon!

    12/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. R J.
    Stayed at the hotel for a convention of like-minded individuals who pretend to be vampires on their weekends. The beds were excellent, the bathrooms were minuscule (someone sitting on the commode would have their knees knocked by the in-swinging door). The meeting space was insufficient, but that's probably more the fault of our organizers than the hotel. I would have loved to have had dinner at their restaurant, but it was closed for the duration due to remodeling. All in all, decent, but I likely wouldn't stay there if a convention weren't being held there.

    18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Matt R.
    A mixed bag.  Location is great, bar is good, rooftop pool is nice, etc.  But the rooms are hit and miss, some are updated and comfy, some still have the old spring mattresses, all are relatively tight but not unusually so for New Orleans.  So just make sure you specify when you make your reservation that you'd like to stay on one of the updated floors.

    We went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast one morning, figuring we would sacrifice quality for convenience.  And the breakfast buffet looked good but nothing special, however the items we ordered off the menu (in particular the eggs benedict) were outstanding and the hollandaise was made fresh.  But the most memorable thing was our server.  She very purposefully asked everyones names, instantly memorized them, and never spoke to someone without mentioning their name.  She was a mix of downhome charm, and attentive professionalism I haven't experienced before.  What blew me away was when we came back the next day and she still knew us all, remembered my sons allergy to milk, my coffee preferences, etc.  That's a rare gem that the restaurant has working for them and I hope that they realize it.

    29/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Tim F.
    Great hotel, great location. Smallish rooms, but did you come to New Orleans to sleep?

    10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Judy N.
    Having never been to New Orleans, we had a hard time narrowing down our choices of hotels. We did know that we wanted to stay in the French Quarter and we did want to stay in a boutique hotel. Our first choice did not have availability. The Hotel Monteleone was a bit pricier than what we were initially looking for but we went for it. A few weeks after booking the hotel they ran a special and it bought our rates way down. They do have some excellent summer sizzler specials.
    The location of the hotel was perfect for us. In the heart of the French quarter a block or two from Bourbon St and the same to Canal St. We found navigating from the hotel very very easy and convenient.
    The hotel itself is beautiful, clean, and maintains the charm of the French quarter.
    Our room was the preferred king and was ample in size and amenities.
    The Carousel Bar was the happening place. Serving great drinks at a round bar that rotated slowly around.
    The longer our stay was, and the more we got around, the more we realized that this was the best choice we could have made.
    The only thing that could use some improvement is the size of the roof top pool and the area. It was always very crowded both in and out of the pool.
    All in all I would highly recommend this hotel for any visit to NOLA and the French Quarter.

    22/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Cait B.
    I highly reccomend this hotel during Mardi Gras.  They give you these awesome bracelets that keep the crazies out of the lobby and you can have a pre-dinner drink at the carousel bar.  The service was amazing and the rooms were very clean.  You can't beat the location because it is one block from bourbon street and if you get lost, you can just look up for their sign towering above the hotel.  We didn't see a ton of people below the age of 30 here-probably because it is a bit pricey, but we loved it.  Spent 4 nights here and would totally stay here again.

    06/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Annette A.
    Just stayed here last week for a little spring break getaway and this hotel was great!  It seemed a little fancy-schmancy for my taste when we first walked in, but it turned out to be a great fit!  Very helpful, friendly people at the desk and a nice, clean atmosphere.  The roof-top pool was awesome to lay out by, the pool itself was heated to bathwater temperature, which was a little warm for my taste.  The rooms a bit tight, but very comfortable beds.  My one major complaint was with the valet/parking in general.  First of all, $30/night to park when I'm already paying $160 to stay here? That seemed a little steep.  Next, after we had settled into our room and come out a good 30 minutes later, my car was still parked on the street!  I'm sorry, but New Orleans drivers are kinda in there own little world and if I'm paying for a parking garage, I would like my car to be put in it ASAP!

    So yea, otherwise, our stay was lovely, the rotating bar was pretty cool, and the location was fabulous, only minutes to anywhere we wanted to go walking!

    24/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. Megan O.
    I got to stay here last fall while I was in town for a wedding. I was really impressed with the architecture and decoration of the whole place. The lobby has high ceilings with an ivory color scheme and beautiful chandeliers. Our room was pretty small. It had 2 double beds and there wasn't too much room to walk around, it was still nice though. I found the bed and pillows to be very comfy. I should know because I spent most of a Sunday afternoon on them nursing one of the worst hangovers I've ever had (Thank you wedding bar! Thank you Carousel bar! Thank you some other bar whose name I can't remember!)

    The location is perfect. You are within walking distance to the French Quarter. The Carousel Bar is really cool also. As many other reviewers mentioned, the bar rotates at a slow pace. Every time I looked up the bartenders and patrons were in a different place. Pretty cool. The drinks and service were good also.

    I did get to try the breakfast because the bride and groom held a day after brunch. Everything I ate was delicious, especially the eggs benedict.

    I'd stay here again if I had the money. Luckily my dad picked up the bill for this one and I heard it wasn't cheap.

    01/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Weho Guy X.
    Classic American hotel. Why stay in a steel and glass box when you can experience a hotel from the golden age? Staff were unfailingly courteous and helpful, food and drink were excellent, room and bathroom perfectly comfortable and attractive (lavish hot water in the shower). Fabulous location in the heart of the Quarter--so don't plan on bringing your car and driving in and out a lot--but to stay in the Quarter and be able to walk to everything, even the Superdome, this place is terrific.

    07/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Laura M.
    Despite a rocky booking process, hotel monteleone more than made it up to us. After trouble over the phone, an apologetic manager not only upgraded out room to a beautiful top floor room, but even sent us a wonderful tray of fruit and water as an apology. The room itself was spacious and clean, no complaints. Courteous staff, an ideal location, and historical quaintness make this hotel a great place to stay.

    Spa Aria, the hotel spa, is excellent and does a top notch mani pedi, massage, facial, and more. Great prices and friendly service!

    In the ideal location in the french quarter, I can't see staying at some large chain hotel over hotel monteleone for the price, and I would def return for their very affirdable summer discount deals!

    26/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Susan B.
    My husband and I selected the Hotel Monteleone for a Valetine's Day treat. The hotel has been remodeled and is absolutely beautiful. With so much history of the French Quarter,
    yet totally spotless,  the modern and elegant jr. suite was perfection. The decor is old New Orleans, the bath is spectacular, all marble with shower and separate tub. The Carousel Bar is so fun! It has very big tradition for the city and the bartendars make the best classic NO drinks. Sazerac was so great! Located in a very safe area of the French Quarter, it is the perfect stay to stay.! I don't understand why it isn't rated in the top 5 on Yelp!

    We live in Breaux Bridge; not Butte La Rose.

    16/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Sean L.
    I and my gf stayed in this hotel for one night. So, I have nothing to say about the room service but the front desk is friendly. If I need to pay over $100, I personally prefer major hotels such as Hyatt or Hilton because of their service and cleanness. But, since my gf wanted to taste the NOLA culture, music etc, we decided to stay this local hotel which has a good review in Expedia and other web sites as well.
    Overall, it's pretty good. However, I have to mention about the parking. There is no self park and parking guy told me the parking is $10. When we checked out, I was told that if I made a reservation through a travel website such as Expedia, the parking is $30. What the heck! Neither Expedia nor Thank you point makes $20 saving for this room.
    Other than that, a good location with nice decor and little noise due to the music from the street which is not bad in NOLA.

    24/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    59. Caroline W.
    The staff is friendly, but this hotel is coasting on its reputation. Charges were added for many services; restaurant service was poor; room could have been cleaner, and housekeeping more punctual; doorman often absent; bathrooms and beds were small. We expected more.

    21/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    60. Rosalyn L.
    Great location in the middle of all the restaurants, antique stores, and art galleries. Close to Canal and Bourbon. Rich in history and haunted folklore this hotel is beautiful and very comfortable. Small rooftop pool and fitness center, great spa, and a carousel bar that moves!

    10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Gabrielle P.
    I have never stayed here, but I have entered this place a few times to have a Gin Fizz at the Carousel Bar.  

    Gin Fizz = BEST DRINK I HAVE EVER CONSUMED

    The Carousel Bar is always a good time and a wonderful chance to have interesting conversations with strangers.  The bartenders are great and boy do they know how to make a drink!

    15/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. John M.
    This review is only for the bar.  Obviously the carousel bar is awesome and unique.  Bar tenders were good.  Atmosphere was cool.  I enjoyed the old fashioned.  I did not eat or stay in the hotel, but the history of the hotel was intriguing.

    07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Agnes S.
    Very nice location but...We waited till 5.00 pm to check in.  Housekeeping at the hotel is terrible. We had to call them at 5.00 p.m, on the second day, to come and clean the room. We always left $5 tip but the room was not clean well and on our fourth day they did not show up at all. The room was decent. The swimming pool is only outdoor. Because was so cold we could not use it. The hotel is nice but there is nothing special about it. I would not stay there again.

    28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    64. OsuzyQ T.
    Great 2-night stay during very busy Mardi Gras season. Perfect service, rooms and locale. Would stay here again. Charming, friendly, and fun (Carousal Bar ROCKS!). . What more could you want in NOLA!?

    22/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Joseph B.
    Beautiful hotel in the perfect location to hang out around Bourbon street. The rooms are very subpar thou. We felt like we were in a cheap hotel on the interstate. Everything in the room was old. The carpet has no padding, our bedding was old and dirty. We had to have the sheets changed. They had streaks in them that looked like rubbed in dirt or tar. The mattresses are very old and worn out. They have an armoire that just clutters the room, it takes up most of the limited space. The TV should hung on the wall but its in the armoire. The bathroom has no space to put toiletries and the toilet looks and sounds like a toilet you find in a public bathroom. Our safe was locked when we checked into our room and we had to call twice to get it open because we wanted to go out and eat. We waited for 45 minutes  so I called a second time and someone showed up. Which is good because someone came the next day to open the safe. Wow. The pool was very cold at night and not heated. There is no free WiFi, local, 1800, AT&T operator assisted, credit card phone calls. This hotel looks so fancy outside but you get motel 6 inside. If it wasn't for the location it would get a one.

    23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    66. Kristin M.
    BEWARE- THEY WILL TRY TO RIP YOU OFF!

    I organized a group of 16 people to go to Mardi GRAS this past year. We planned the trip 6 months earlier, selecting the hotel Monteleon for our accommodations. We PREPAID, as required, for 4 rooms, 3 nights each at $300 a night in September 2011.

    The actual trip went well, the hotel itself was fine. When we returned back, my friend (who was the first to check in and thus had put his cc down for incidentals) had a $300 charge on his cc which monteleon is saying is for an extra night. We have now been battling them for 3 months to remove this charge since we didn't stay any extra nights (and then crazy thing is that they affirm that we didn't stay the extra night but somehow are saying that we wanted one).

    After giving them $3600, it is insane that they are trying to rip us off for additional money with no good rationale. I WOULD NOT recommend staying here.

    20/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    67. David M.
    This hotel is in a great location.  It's a block off of Bourbon and about two off of Canal Street.  We got a reasonable deal of $99 a night the week after Christmas (be sure to search online because they originally quoted me $159 a night until I mentioned that I had seen it online for cheaper)

    You'll pay $30 a night extra to park your car in their garage, which is about par for the area.

    The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean.  All of the staff that we encountered (front desk, bell, valet, concierge) were all nice and helpful.

    28/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    68. Chris and Tami T.
    We've been coming here every couple of months for a couple of years now. Pretty excited about it. Today we got to hang out on the rooftop for a Yelp party. Pretty excited about that too. One day we'll sleep over here and that will be cool but in the meantime this place will ALWAYS be on our list of things that we will ALWAYS consider doing on a whim.

    14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    69. Kimberly T.
    First, I don't know why I gave this hotle 4 stars instead of 5 because we had a nice time although short while we were there!  The hotel is classy, chic and located in a nice calm area of the quarter!  My husband loved the rooftop bar and took complete advantage of it during our short trip.  The next time I visit nola I will definitely stay at the Hotel Monteleone again!

    15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Sue M.
    This is a beautiful hotel with all the amenities. The bar is not to be missed, but get there early as it gets very crowded by mid-afternoon. The rooftop pool is beautiful and the exercise facilities good enough.

    We had a problem with the safe in our room and the staff fixed it immediately. Our room was cleaned to perfection every day. And the pillows are just awesome!

    The continental breakfast was excellent. Lots of fresh fruit, which was a good way to start each day of eating & drinking NOLA style. The only day there was a line was Saturday.

    The location is excellent for walking the French Quarter. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

    31/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Bonnie S.
    We've stayed here three times, right now we're here for the 2012 Jazzfest.  The Monteleone is nicely appointed, rooms are small so we splurged for a small suite.  Very pricey but it's the Jazzfest, so not a surprise.  The noise from Royal Street is a factor, especially on weekends, but we brought a white noise machine which helps a lot.  After the first night we slept through everything.  

    The accommodations are about right for a four star hotel.  Big, modern bathrooms, comfy beds and linens.  There's an extra half bath in the small suite, a real plus if you're with another person for more than a couple of nights.   The walls aren't very thick, and you do hear other guests.  Again, something you get used to.  At Jazzfest time there's a lot of hallway traffic, people in and out of rooms, but hey, it's a party!  At least everyone is in a good mood.  

    The restaurant is still being renovated, but part of it is open for breakfast -- no menu, but an excellent buffet at $20 a head.  We were ver pleased with the food and service.

    The real selling point of the Monteleone is the location, great anytime but especially for the Jazzfest: the  shuttle buses leave from the Sheraton, three short blocks away.
    Also a huge plus is the Acme Oyster House, our favorite restaurant in the city, around the corner from the hotel.  Renowned for its huge, tasty oysters, but everything on Acme's menu is excellent.  Try the gumbo and the fried soft-shell crab po-boy.  Hint: go at 5 p.m. or try it for lunch, otherwise you'll wait in line.  

    Lagniappe: the best pralines in the city are at New Orleans Cooking School, on St. Louis Street a few blocks from the Monteleone.  (Their secret: no preservatives.)   Buy lots of boxes and have them shipped home.  You'll thank me.

    UPDATE: Not really an update,  but a comment on the reviewer with the service dog who had trouble at check-in.  We have disabled family members and they never visit a hotel without advance confirmation from the management (NOT a reservations clerk) that their special  needs will be met.  Perhaps the reviewer did this, but it wasn't mentioned in her review.

    06/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    72. Grace C.
    Great hotel right in the heart of the French Quarter.  The room was clean and well maintained.  The lobby was elegant and lots of friendly staff to assist.  The Carousel Bar was fun, who doesn't  love a revolving bar!  Doormen were helpful and polite.  1 block from Bourbon Street and close to most other attractions so cab rides are not expensive or you can walk easily.  Loved my stay there and will go back!

    25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    73. Carina B.
    I stayed here for three nights for a business conference. I cant really speak to the cost because my company handled the billing. Overall, it was a pretty nice stay.

    Pros- right in the French Quarter. You are right in the middle of the tourist area. Walk to all the shops, restaurants, Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde, etc. Nice meeting rooms. Rooms are neat.

    Cons- Not too many cons. Definitely not a cheap hotel, but not extremely luxorious either. Rooms/bathrooms are fairly small, but neat and clean.

    09/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    74. Kim N.
    Caveat is that I did not stay here.

    As we were walking by, I pointed out to my friend that the hotel is supposedly haunted. We proceeded to walk across the street and ask the doorman to tell us about the haunted hotel. He seemed slightly taken aback, but proceeded to tell us about a story he heard. We were random people on the street, not even staying at the hotel, and he was super friendly and gave us a bit of lore.

    03/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Charles B.
    One of the classic French Quarter hotels in New Orleans. The Monteleone is near everything!

    20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    76. Madeleine S.
    Excellent service! Southern hospitality at it's best. Fantastic location in the heart of the French Quarter. The Carousel bar is one of my favorite bar in Nola. Amazing bar tenders. Great piano music. And a friendly crowd.
    The rooms are on the tiny side. Barely enough space to walk around the bed. Murky smell in the hall way. Closet doors are old and stick. The bathroom you barely have enough space to turn around. The decor is outdated French country. No mini bar or water in the rooms.
    I'm still voting for the Omni for Nola visits.

    10/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Steve C.
    Monteleone = New Orleans.

    Was in New Orleans on a super-crowded weekend and the Monteleone absolutely was the way to go. Yes, it's going to be expensive, especially if you're accustomed to Pricelining the Sheraton a few blocks over. But there is no comparison between the two, especially if you need service and amenities and security and comfort all in the same stay.

    I'm a very seasoned traveler and one I thing I've learned is that paying a bit more can result in a huge difference in service. From the moment one drives up to the front door, the cheerful staff at the Monteleone are on the spot. My car was whisked off to parking by the valet; my large stash of luggage (traveling with the family) hauled immediately to the room; my check in, at 10:30 in the morning no less, was accommodated without incident.

    The hotel is gorgeous and has every thing you'd want. The rooms are quite small by modern hotel standards, but it was not much of a bother because we weren't in the room for any length of time.

    One tip, do pay a few dollars more for the "preferred" rooms on the top floors. I've stayed in the "run of house," or the lower floors as well as the "preferred," the difference being that the latter offers something of a more expansive view of the city. This may seem a trifle, but it adds to the feeling of spaciousness when one considers the small size of the rooms.

    29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. susan b.
    Beautiful architecture but expensive and needing some customer service. 4 put of 6 groups in my party asked to change rooms because they were so small or lacking in features eg no closets. Lights out, holes in curtains, my 2 fridges, first one didn't work at all, second one froze everything solid. Ironing board so cheap it collapsed when you tried to iron on it, my friend said she had to kneel down to use hers!  I never was able to use the Internet. It was interesting that neither of us were  asked if we had enjoyed our stay when we checked out. When we checked in out of five rooms, one person had NO room! One very tiny, 2 groups the hotel had changed them from  king rooms to double bed rooms. Enjoy the beauty and the carousel bar but stay elsewhere. My bill for 2 rooms and four nights $2500.

    08/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    79. Elizabeth H.
    Had a fantastic stay here. I stayed in a "preferred king" room and it was lovely. The entire hotel was beautiful, a cultural experience, with courteous, very helpful stay.

    The coolest part if the hotel is the old chiming grandfather clock on the lobby and the carousel bar that spins -- slowly.

    I highly recommend this place.

    13/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. Jesse B.
    The Hotel Monteleone is a true New Orleans gem!  I was in town for a wedding and this was the hotel chosen for the out of town guest. The hotel was under renovations during my stay, so I didn't have the opportunity to visit the famous Carousel Bar.  After everything I heard, It's on my "To Do List" next time I'm in the French Quarter.  The staff is nothing short of amazing!  Everyone was so nice and made a point to say hello and ask how everything was going.  The Hotel Monteleone is located a block from Bourbon Street.  There are also several restaurants and shops within steps of the main entrance.  The continental breakfast was delicious and had a huge selection of freshly made items to choose from.  The views of New Orleans are great from the rooftop deck/pool area.

    26/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. P H.
    I have lived in New Orleans for almost 30 years and never stayed at the Monteleone. I've parked there and drank at the Carousel Bar but never stayed. I've got some catching up to do. From the moment we arrived we were treated special and continually made to feel happy. Service is over the top good at this place. The rooms are comfortable. I plan to make it a French Quarter headquarters on future occasions.

    17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    82. Dale L.
    EXPEDIA USER TIP! I have stayed at the Monteleone five times over the past three years and really love this property. Great location on the best shopping street in the quarter within walking distance to everywhere you want to be (yet out of the madness) I had my first problem during a four day stay last weekend. I booked through Expedia (prepaid room) and checked in using an ATM card for incidentals. They blocked out $220 (i had two rooms but out friends used a credit card for theirs.) We checked in on a Thursday and Saturday morning i noticed my balance was low after pulling ATM funds. I looked at my account online and saw that the hotel was charging me the $221 room rate each night on their audit. I explained to the front desk that I was prepaid and they apologized and said they would reverse immediately. Come Sunday no reversal and another charge. Luckily I had a company credit card with me or I would have been playing my guitar on the street corner for drink money. It ran my checking account down to fumes! I asked for a late check out on Monday to nurse my hangover as compensation for the error and was told they could not accommodate me. They did however give me two free drink tickets. I would and will stay here again, great place awesome staff,but Expedia users beware! Be sure you make it clear that you are prepaid!

    23/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    83. Rene D.
    When you're standing at a crowded bar trying to buy a round of drinks, and the bar keeps moving, you start to question if you need another round of drinks.

    Then you realize it's not just you. The damn floor is moving under your feet. Drink up!

    20/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    84. Joe S.
    Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.  I was in town for a convention.  Hotel services were excellent.  Staff is stellar. Room amenities good, but room was small for 2 people.  I am subtracting a star for the really bad view from my room, so be sure and ask for a good view when you check in.

    16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    85. Sue B.
    Monteleone is a charming and elegant hotel with superb service. Any request was promptly serviced graciously. We were completely satisfied from start to finish. Great location  on upscale street with immediate access to pedicabs, taxis or walking distance to sites of interest. Thanks for topping off our vacation this June/july .

    06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    86. Joerg W.
    Very nice hotel with a lot of charm. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The newly opened restaurant is excellent. And the kids loved the pool on tthe roof. Too many youth gathering for some christian convention felt like an invasion though. Great experience overall, PERFECT location.

    19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    87. Kathy S.
    My friends and I were in town for a few days and going to the carousel bar inside the hotel was on our list of things to do.  

    When we got there, it was easy to find a seat at the bar and we read over the bar menu.  They have some interesting drinks to choose from.  I ordered the French 007 and it was delicious.

    The crowd at the bar was really nice and everyone that walked in was obviously eyeing a bar seat on the carousel.   Additionally, our bartenders were very attentive to us and kept our water cups full (I always order a water with my cocktail).

    Interesting part about the bar, there's only one way in and one way out of the bar...and that's OVER the bar.  So it was fun watching the bartenders jump in and out of the bar.

    If you're in New Orleans and hear the Hotel Monteleone, check out the Carousel Bar!

    09/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    88. Daniel Krieger K.
    I have to start out by mentioning that we had a bad experience the previous year staying at the Monteleone for Tales of the Cocktail, and dealt with some bad service. I found out though that one of those people isn't there anymore, so that was a good start when staying again this year.

    Last week we stayed again and had a much better, more pleasurable time. The rooms are maintained very nicely and the staff was friendly. I haven't had any meals in their restaurant but the Carousel bar is a cool place for a drink. When booking the room for this year I mentioned our bad experience and they made up with it with a very nice upgrade on our room, which was a nice surprise when we checked in.

    We attend Tales of the Cocktail every year and most classes and a lot of events happen there at the Montelone (Tales of the Cocktail is awesome by the way make sure you go next year). We will definitely stay at the Monteleone again next year for Tales and hope to have another good experience.

    26/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    89. Kelly S.
    A New Orleans landmark.  A beautiful hotel with exceptionally friendly service.

    The room was in my dad's name, and I arrived in New Orleans about 4 hours before he did.  The agent at the desk had no problem with me checking into the room.  Nice!  I was more than ready to unload and get settled in.

    We had a double double room on the 14h floor.  Very large and spacious with a window overlooking the Quarter.  I wouldn't say the view was picturesque.. but what do people expect when looking out over the rooftops of buildings that are a hundred years old?  I thought the view was fine.  The bathroom was large and had ample counter space for me to lay my toiletries out on.  The beds were super comfy, and I slept like a baby every night.

    One of the best features - despite it being the first weekend of Mardi Gras and the French Quarter being PACKED with tourists, the room was completely quiet.  We were not able to hear the street musicians or drunks below.

    The pool area is pretty (see photos).  I spent time here everyday reading and lazing in the sun.  Since it is winter, the pool is heated to a comfortable bath like temperature.  It was such a treat to be able to go for an afternoon swim!

    The door men were friendly and opened the door for me every time I left or entered.  

    I will definitely stay here again and will recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans.

    16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    90. Rebecca T.
    + excellent service even during mardi gras! Rooms were always made and door men were friendly and helpful.
    + awesome location with close proximity to all the stuff in the french quarter and canal street with parading.
    + pretty nice lil pool and fitness center on the roof with a view of the river!

    - building is historic so the plumbing isn't the best. rooms are also a lil tight.

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    91. Jeremy M.
    Excellent hotel in a great location.  My partner and I spent 3 nights in this hotel after getting an amazing deal on a room ($99 a night for a King).  The service was great, the room was clean.

    The location was excellent in that it was in a safe part of town, just off the Bourbon street so you didn't have to put up with crazy crowds at night.

    The bar is a must!  Great bartenders serving up wonderful cocktails.

    Want to feel like a king or queen, definately stay at Hotel Monteleone!

    30/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    92. Michele B.
    Supposed to be a 4 star but its more of a 3... For Nola tho maybe its a 4. Right in the French Quarter I swear its haunted the whole city is but in a good ecclectic way. I wasnt scared but this was before the hurricane in 2003. Its just old style New Orleans elegance and smells like it. In a good way. I went with family and an infant and it was clean enough that I didnt have any problems with the baby newly walking. It is a great location. Plenty of fine or fun or fine & fun restaurants to choose from as well right there or around the corner.

    09/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    93. Dayna C.
    For the last 20 years, I dreamt about staying at the Monteleone!  The lobby is gorgeous and the Carousel Lounge so much fun.  The BONUS was that we had 2 days of a complimentary stay from a friend and an unbelievable rate of $149 for an add'l 2 days.
    And then it went from a dream to reality...  From the moment I arrived -- lugging suitcases through the doors (in and out)- nobody bothered to hold a door, much less assist me up the stairs with my cases;  I had to wait to be serviced at the reception area so a manager (?) could go over some statements with the registration clerk, the bathroom was so small, I LITERALLY tripped over the toilet;  there were ants in the bathtub;  the TV remote did not work -- we had to try 3 more before getting one to work and then the TV lost reception several times during our stay;  one of our clean bathroom towels had yellow & green crust on the edge of it;  we asked to have our room cleaned at 2:30pm - we returned at 4:30pm and it was not done.  We called housekeeping and asked to have her come at 4:45pm - we left and came back at 6:08 and she had just arrived.  We left again to let her clean, but then when we returned she took all of the toilet paper and none was replaced.  Housekeeping called to ask if we needed anything.  I requested more coffee.  :30 mins later, housekeeping called to see if the coffee arrived.  NO! no coffee.  Coffee came about :20 mins later. This was our anniversary trip and were very excited about it. If I had paid full rate ($399/night), I would have left after the first day.  I am really sorry to write all of this, but I feel the hotel needs to know.  We ended up moving to a smaller boutique hotel for the final 2 days and had a better experience than the "5 Star" Monteleone.  I would NOT recommend this place.

    11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    94. Henrik C.
    Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights with gf and family. One of us had a room facing a side street and another had a room facing Royal. The rooms facing the main street can be quite noisy, so choose wisely when you reserve a room.

    This is a historic hotel with a wonderful style. The entire ambience is great. The rooms are comparatively small but the beds are very comfortable. The toilets are also very small but of OK standard. The bath robes are very comfortable, give them a try.

    The front-desk was very helpful and overall the staff gave us great service. The bellboy service is a bit slow

    They charge extra for internet service and they only offer wired Ethernet. The charge for internet is $25/day. This is a rip off and they really ought to change that.

    The hotel offers a buffet breakfast. The food is great and the service is also very good. The price is $19 / person which is entirely reasonable.

    Overall a great hotel experience, but the noise can pose a challenge so go for a side street room, if possible.

    When at the hotel make sure to try to the carrousel bar which is a treat and great fun. The entertainment is typically very good.

    You are only two blocks from Bourbon Street and two streets away from Magazine Street, the shopping district.

    12/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    95. Rod R.
    Stayed here on my only night in town and glad that I did.  Gorgeous views and right in the middle of everything!  Staff was friendly and outgoing.  Very nostalgic feel to it.  Almost felt like I was in an older based movie.  Very fun time!

    Rod Ricciardi
    Find-A-Dream

    15/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Tammy B.
    Ok we stayed here while in NO for the 2013 Essence Festival. It was a really nice hotel and lobby. The room was antique (old) and really small. It was ok. The bed was comfortable. My favorite part was the breakfast buffet, BOMB!!!! The food was fresh with a large selection, everything was tasty the orange juice was delicious. For the most part I had a really good overall experience.

    15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    97. su h.
    I stayed here through a special on expedia.com during Halloween and I must admit I wasn't expecting much..that is until I arrived. The hotel is gorgeous, has a roof top pool and is right near the action. Honestly our room was facing a brick wall but the bed and shower made up for that. I can't even begin to tell you how awesome the bed and shower was, usually a combo difficult to come by. When I come back to New Orleans I will def be returning to Monteleone. Perfect loca tion, great service, superb bed, and the list goes on...

    04/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    98. Jordi G.
    Overall, this is a nicely appointed hotel with nice rooms, good service, and good amenities.  The exterior and facade is beautiful as is the common space in the hotel.  Carousel bar is nice and unique--definitely best hotel bar in NOLA (loews swizzle stick i like too), but is often too much of a zoo/scene.  The location is awesome, much better than being right on Canal in the ritz or right next to the casino out of the way at windsor court.  

    I generally don't deal much with hotel service when I stay in hotels but from the limited experience it's been good.  Generally I get in and out, which is always smooth here.  I've stayed in a few rooms on a few different floors.  The suites and larger rooms on upper floors are WAY nicer than the lower floors, but still there is no problem with even the smaller rooms.  My favorite part about Monteleone--the pool and spa aria!

    22/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    99. Craig B.
    Checked in for a Sat - Tues stay in mid-Sept. The rooms as well as the entire hotel was VERY clean. The pool on the roof was cozy - though there were people actually drinking and smoking in the pool. My wife had brought that up to the front desk, and in return they gave us a free breakfast for four - which would have been an $80 breakfast. I was extremely impressed with that. When we first arrived there was a slight wait for our room, but the hotel gave us free wifi for our stay due to that incident. When it rained, they gave us a beautiful complimentary umbrella - and we were treated like gold. It is situated close to every area that you would want to visit in NOLA, all within walking distance. In my 50-years of staying in many hotels throughout the world, this was one of the best experiences.

    22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    100. Kevin N.
    Family owned and borderline ornate in spots, the Hotel Monteleone proved a welcome respite from the gushing skies of New Orleans this week. Sure, you're right there on the edge of the quarter, but if what you're really after is a few comfortable winks and one of the more unusual hotel bars going, this place has both in spades.
    Be careful where you set things down in the bar: it rotates ("a helluva trick to play on a man," the recent Esquire article said that name-checked this watering hole as one of the US' great bars).

    All in all though, my room was comfy, the amenities cool (if not expansive), and the staff was largely friendly and helpful. Worth noting that if you drive in, parking is thirty bucks a day...but I got such a deal on the room (they've been running a summer special during slow season) that it was easily still worth it to camp here. I'd definitely stay here again.

    13/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    101. Polly W.
    Went to a conference there in January 2011.  It was fabulous.  Rooms were comfortable and classy although a tad small.  Amenities were top notch.  Carousel Bar was super cool.  Located in prime French Quarter location.  I'd love to go back and stay again!  Make sure to stay at least one week.  There is so much to do and see.

    28/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    102. TootTootTootsie G.
    We just returned from a mini-vacation in New Orleans and we're happy we decided to stay here. The last time we were here quite a few years ago the hotel had become very shabby, but we heard it had been refurbished so we decided to give it another try.

    We had booked a traditional room at the AAA rate of $179 and when we checked in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a beautifully decorated preferred room with a spectacular view of the French Quarter. The room had all the amenities you expect to find in a deluxe hotel and the mattress on our king bed was firm and very comfortable.

    Service was outstanding. The bulb in one of the bedside lamps had blown out and within moments after calling housekeeping someone was there with a replacement. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient and the concierge gave us some good dining recommendations.

    This is a perfect choice if you want to stay in the heart of everything.

    21/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    103. Brenda G.
    We had a very enjoyable stay. This hotel is lovely with a massive display of roses in the lobby daily.  Our room was very nice, clean, marble bathroom, Keurig coffee maker, fridge, flat screen tv, iPod dock and quiet.  I met with the morning concierge once, she was pleasant and helpful.  I liked the Carousel Bar, busy day and night, good people watching spot.  Billy Joel popped in on our first night in town, went to the bar and did a couple of numbers at the piano.  The drinks are another story... if you order one of the cream based drinks, don't expect them to put a full shot of liquor in it.  My friend and I both had three drinks, four of which were cream based and we left as sober as when we walked in.  I spoke to the bar manager the next day and he sent us up 2 complimentary drink chits.  I should have asked for 4.  All in all, a great stay.  I love New Orleans and cannot wait to return.

    07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    104. Megan M.
    Let me start by saying that we've always been curious about staying here.  Let it be known that our curiousity has been satisfied and we're ready to move on.

    We booked the hotel months in advance using a group rate given for a convention/ball we were attending.  So that's cool they give group discounts.  We booked directly through the hotel in order to get the special rate - which wasn't too bad per night and well under retail.

    We get there and check in itself is a breeze.  Thankfully they only charge us one day's worth of incidentals for our 5 night stay (otherwise $60 a day).

    One thing that bugged me was that we were required to have a bellhop bring up our bags to our room.  I mean, usually give me a luggage cart and we can manage just fine.  That just meant we had to give an extra tip aside from the valet.  I would've liked the option to just cart my stuff up (and -upon checkout- down as well) instead of relying on someone to bring our stuff up/down for us.

    The lobby was fine, but smaller than we expected.  The elevator scheme is a bit confusing, but once you find "your set of elevators," you're pretty good.

    The small room we had faced another window.  Let me just say something here- if you're wanting to stay in a room with a view in New Orleans, stay in an office building.  Even though we didn't have a view, we were thankful because it cut down on the amount of street noise - which we barely heard even on the 3rd floor.  

    However, what our room lacked in outdoor noise made up for the noise we'd hear from our next-door neighbors.  Yes, people will hear you having sex or watching TV.  Also, on Halloween night we could smell pot being smoked somewhere - whether it was down on the street or in another room, I'm not sure.  All I know is that our room reeked of reefer for a good few hours.  Would've been nice to have a fan in the room to kind of help disperse it.  Nothing against it personally except for the smell.

    Also, the internet should be free.  I'm not saying that because I like free wifi, but because we had so many issues 1) logging in due to using a debit card to pay for the room and 2) keeping the internet on for one of our computers.  We got the cheapest internet (there are tiers based on performance speed)- however, sometimes the net on my computer would constantly go in and out... where it would stay online on my boyfriend's computer then go in and out just a little.  So that was frustrating and we ended up giving up on the internet after a while.  AND if you give up on using your own computer, you can use their business center's computer for a minimum of $7.

    While we're on the subject of things they charge you for, let me spell out a few obvious and not-so-obvious things you'll pay for if you stay here: Parking ($30 a day), Internet ($10-14 a day), Tips (For bellhops, valets), Room Service (Duh... whatever you spend), Any non-hotel phone call (Even local calls), Concessions in the room (Even if you pick something up and put it back down), Incidentals ($60 a day), Business Center ($7 and up)...  Plus a few other things you can probably guess.

    There was only a doorman at the front door about 40-50% of the time we'd go through the front door of the hotel.  We thought we'd need him to get a taxi, but thankfully there's a cab stand on the same block.

    A last major note (this goes for any hotel really): Enough with the scratchy towels!  They make hypoallergenic fabric softener.  To the public: BYOT unless you like having your skin being exfoliated by an over-bleached towel.

    Overall it seems like a nice hotel, but I don't think we'll be staying there again- especially when we've stayed at much better hotels in the Quarter.

    03/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    105. David B.
    Rotating bar and excellent classic feel.  The ramos gin fiz was like a stomach  soothing milk shake.  I'll be back!!!

    05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    106. Trudy A.
    We are so fortunate to have found this hotel on our first trip to NOLA. The location couldn't be better - off of Bourbon so it is peaceful but close to all of the fun and the hotel offers plenty of fun itself with the fantastic Carousel Bar and the beautiful rooftop pool. The staff has been so friendly and helpful and the price was just right. The beds were almost too comfortable making it difficult to get up and going each morning. Thanks for such a lovely stay!

    10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    107. Nick P.
    The rooms are small but very nice. Beds are comfy and almost every room has a good view. Be sure to go to the rooftop pool and lounge area and check out the views from the lake to the river.

    25/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    108. Amanda P.
    In all of my years of travelling, I have never stayed in a more beautiful hotel.

    What was great about it? Nearly everything!  The doormen were all so outgoing and helpful. The gentleman bartender at the rooftop/poolside bar on Saturday night was dignity and charm personified.

    The pool itself was gorgeous and plenty big enough. I spent a good share of my time relaxing in the pool's sun-warmed waters, surrounded by the lush flowers and trees of the rooftop garden. With a cool drink in my hand, it was easy to imagine I was in the Carribbean, not on a roof in one of the dirtiest cities in America! It was the very definition of relaxing and soothing!

    Speaking of soothing - my bedroom had the same effect on me. It was decorated in a manner that seemed both elegant and cozy at the same time. The bed was the most comfortable one I have ever enjoyed in a hotel. I don't know how much our room location (the 11th floor) had to do with this, but despite being only a block from Bourbon St., we were far removed from the din and noise of the city below.

    The location was perfect - only a 5 minute (or less) walk to anywhere I wanted to go.

    The building was immaculately clean.

    I really cannot say enough good things about the Monteleone - it will be my hotel of choice whenever I return from now on. Everything about it was perfect - except for two small details, that is, which I will list here in order to be honest, but on which I will not dwell on in light of everything that was right about the place. Here goes:  1) there was no free wireless internet for customers and 2) they employ a Swedish concierge who seems terribly put out when anyone asks her questions.

    Otherwise, it was a fabulous experience.

    30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    109. Lou T.
    We loved this hotel, it's historic the staff are wonderful, it's in a very convenient location and the bed was more comfortable than any on our three week trip of the  USA

    12/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    110. Suzie C.
    This hotel is nestled among the high-end antique stores on Royal Street, one block over from Bourbon, but more quiet and classy.  There's a bank, a Walgreens, a cafe (Cafe Beignet) and a gift shop all within a block.  I had a wonderful stay here and thought the hotel was good value for the money.  

    The hotel facade and the lobby are lovely.  The rooms are tiny, but "fancy", clean and well apportioned with a desk and a chair, and comparatively the bathroom is a nice size.  Sheets and towels were unmistakably fresh and the bed/pillows were super comfortable.  

    Bonus: The hotel is within walking distance of the conference center (in case you happen to be traveling for work).  The hotel bar, The Carousel, in which the circular bar rotates around the bartender, is charming and always packed.  Also, the rooftop pool is a huge bonus when you've been out sightseeing all day and need to cool off.

    12/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    111. Mark M.
    Great place in the heart of the French Quarter, but they TOTALLY tried to mislead us when we checked in.

    We booked our room about five or six months ago, and requested a king bed/room. When we checked in, they put us in a smaller room with two doubles without telling us! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

    T- went back downstairs and let them know they made a mistake, and they LIED to her and said there was no price difference in the room we were put in and the one we paid for! And, apparently, they overbooked the hotel, and regardless of when we paid for our accommodations, they bumped us DOWN a room instead of UP a room in quality to compensate? WTF? The only thing they would offer us as a "sorry" (after the fact...I'm still not sure why this was not mentioned WHEN we checked in): Drink coupons. Drink coupons? Wow.

    When T- came back to the room, she told me what happened, so I went back downstairs to see what the deal was. I eventually got the manager to come out, and I went into question mode.  If you haven't seen me get into question mode...it is quite a sight because I ask and ask and ask questions until I find out when/how you are lying.

    Eventually, the manager "mentioned" there WAS a price difference in the room we got and the one we paid for.  Shocking that.  He offered to comp us breakfast AND give us drink coupons.  Gee.  Thanks.

    If I kept going, maybe I would have gotten some beads?

    I guess this could have been an isolated incident, and they did get us into the right room the next night, but this was VERY dishonest of them...so beware!   I just can't see myself going back after being treated this way.

    04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    112. Louise W.
    excellent - all you need - perfect location - good enough rooms - excellent, friendly service - authentic atmosphere - nice bar - fine food - attractive interior decoration - fair prices.

    It would be difficult (impossible ?) to improve The Hotel Monteleone, without ruining some of the charm and  features that gives it character.
    It was both comfortable and welcoming.

    Message to the hotel management: Provide drinking water free of charge and make internet connection free of charge. 10 $ per electronic device per 24hours just seems pety and lacks generosity. Include it in the price of the room instead.

    And my European, hobby horse complaint: "Turn down the *(%$#@ air conditioning".

    You make yourselves sick, you make our planet sick.

    But thats valid not just for Hotel Monteleone but the entire city, where you find yourself bathed in the perpetual humm of the air-conditonning turbines and where you freeze your feet of in every shop or restaurant.

    Scary .

    19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    113. Jen L.
    My caveat is that I have never stayed in a room here, but I have attended meetings and used the facilities.

    The staff is great.  I have never had a rude person and everyone is courteous and professional.  The meeting rooms are lovely and well appointed.

    14/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    114. Joanne M.
    I wouldn't stay anywhere else in NOLA!  Everything is wonderful...especially the Carousel Bar!

    11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    115. Brian P.
    My girlfriend and I got this room through the ASHP pharmacy mid-year block of rooms, so I cannot comment on normal pricing for the rooms.  I felt like service was decent at this hotel.  My girlfriend had some issues with the staff on arriving with some of the amenities that they were supposed to provide as part of the ASHP contract that they signed, but everything was sorted out in the end.

    The rooms themselves were pretty small.  People in our group had small rooms, but our's was even smaller.  It seemed like they were trying to fit all the same things in each room, but in our room it didn't really work well.  The desk and armchair were too close together to really use either one of them.  The bed is very comfortable as are the pillows.  The view from our room wasn't very good.  It basically looked at the side of the next door building.  Maid service is also pretty slow here.  They never seemed to get to our room before 5 despite the presence of maid carts on the floor seemingly all day.

    I really like sitting up by the rooftop pool.  I didn't actually swim at all, but you can't beat sitting on the roof overlooking the city.  There is also a workout room on the same floor which was small, but gets the job done.

    The Carousel bar is pretty cool.  It was different sitting at a spinning bar, although it can get cramped at times in the bar area.

    All in all I would this is a good hotel to stay at and one at which I would consider staying at again.

    07/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Toan N.
    This hotel was okay, but not great. It is overrated. My room was not cleaned even at 4PM in the afternoon. Knowing that I would stay for multiple nights, housekeeping should have cleaned my room around lunch time when guests are known to be out of the room. On the second day, I had to call housekeeping to clean the room. It was pretty bad.

    Stay clear of the continental breakfast in the mornings. You have a long line of people wanting to be seated. You are better off walking out of the hotel into the many restaurants and diners open for business in the morning.

    The hotel is centrally located to all the attractions. It is in the French Quarter, yet only a block off of Canal St. where you can easily walk to the many restaurants in the CBD and Warehouse District.

    29/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    117. John H.
    Pamela and I stayed here for the duration of our New Orleans vacation and loved it.

    Even though some major construction is taking place, you would never know it, at least not in the Royal Salon Suite we had. No noise, vibration, dust, etc.

    AC was perfect...  I like it 70 degrees constantly, and it was just that.

    Water pressure was awesome with well regulated water temp in the shower. Jacuzzi was huge...

    Check in was fast. Parking valet was fast.

    It poured heavily one evening and the young dude out front braved winds and sideways rain to hail us a cab...  His umbrella was the only victim to the storm. Poor guy was soaked, but kept smiling.

    Rooms were spacious, and housekeeping did a great job of keeping ours looking perfect.

    The Carousel Bar is unique... You need to visit it at least once.  Yes, you rotate around the bar, the room is not spinning.

    Visit the roof pool at sunset.

    It is just a couple minutes walk from the Bourbon St. madness, but it did not spill over to the hotel at all.

    The Monteleone will be our hotel next time we are in NOLA!!!!

    John & Pamela Hoyt - SC

    30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    118. Barry N.
    Stayed for two nights on a recent business trip. Since I did not pay for the room, I'm not sure if my price range information is correct. The location is a pro and con of the place. Royal Street is very close to Bourbon Street so you're right near all of the fun things to do. The bad thing about that is that you also hear quite a lot of noise if you have a lower floor room facing Royal Street. The rooms are an OK size but the bathroom is kind of small. The bed is comfortable. The bar on the first floor is kind of cool... just like every other bar in the area, they have live music and the Carousel Bar bar is an actual carousel. It moves very slowly but it does move.

    Two things I didn't like. One was the internet connection. When it worked, it was fine. It didn't work too often. Also, the front desk people seemed a little confused. The only reason I didn't mark this place as a five is that the internet was very frustrating. I had a pretty important email to get out... what should have taken 5-10 minutes ended up taking an hour.

    24/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    119. Patrick S.
    Beautiful place, excellent location, well kept rooms that don't dazzle but do satisfy.  The hotel pool on the roof is an excellent escape and don't get me started on the Carousel Bar (awesome).  Did not try room service.

    04/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    120. Mike B.
    A very nice hotel and a good value. ($175/night) The king bed was primo, the room tastefully furnished. The  rotating Carousel bar is fun and the pool at the top of the building is a great way to cool off on a 95 degree day.We stay there given the great location in the French  Quarter, but our room facing Royal St. was very loud, especially on Friday night. Try for a room not facing the street if you are there over a weekend. Make sure they remove the extra $60 per night they tack on to your room charge for incidentals.

    03/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    121. Jillian P.
    From in-room complimentary fruit platters, chocolates, a perfect breakfast and the most amazing carousel bar in the world (is there more than 1?) the Hotel Monteleone makes me feel like a Riverboat Queen.  So excited to return in January!

    03/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    122. Diane R.
    Favorite Nola hotel! Great history and antiques, comfy beds, very clean. The pool area is great though it can get a bit crowded. We were there during jazz fest, and several band members and their relatives hung out at the pool.... fun just eavesdropping from the next chaise lounge! The Carousel Bar is also a must do.

    09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    123. Lori F.
    I didn't stay in this hotel, just used the convention space and the bar so this is a review for those spaces.

    The rooms are large and well laid out. I normally get turned around in meandering convention space but I had no trouble finding my way around the place. If you make it upstairs by the pool the view is fantastic, especially at night!

    I'd also recommend checking out the Carousel Bar. The bar actually does revolve which is fun! Seating is somewhat limited though and the space isn't huge so it doesn't take it much to feel overfull but it's still worth checking out! My friend ordered a cheeseburger - someone at the bar warned her it was going to take her about an hour and a half to get her food but it was brought out to her hot and fresh in about twenty minutes. I had a Pomegranate Martini and it was very tasty!

    My only complaint is how cold they kept the rooms. I mean not just cold, but freezing. I'm glad I brought a jacket with me because I kept it on pretty much the entire time. Other then that though, the hotel is beautiful and the construction going on didn't really detract from my experience.

    22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    124. Rita C.
    Awesome bar area.  Very customer service oriented.  GREAT location.  What more could you ask for?

    06/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    125. Kelly C.
    We stayed here for 6 days in the August heat; 2 adults and a 5 year old. Good thing there are air conditioners in each room. The location is great. It is one block off of Canal so it's at the opposite end of the quarter from the French Market and Cafe Du Monde but still walkable. Hell, we did it even in the heat.

    The room had 2 queens and was large enough to accommodate us. It wasn't cramped or anything.

    The positives:
    Staff
    Staff very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We worked with the concierge to set up a swamp tour. He was great. The door men were on it and we got two restaurant recs from them that ended up being fantastic. Always ask the staff for where to go, not your tour books. Check in and out was a breeze. The staff that had to come deliver fresh linens at 1 am when my 5 year old lost her dinner all over the bed were great given the situation in which we found ourselves.

    Pool
    There's a pool and it's on the roof with great city views and it has a bar! The pool was great and we enjoyed it a couple of times a day during our entire stay. A great place to enjoy a poolside pina colada.

    Location
    The location is superb for Bourbon street access as well as Canal and St. Charles street car lines.  Everything in the quarter is walkable from here.

    Spa
    I received a fantastic (albeit pricey) massage at Spa Aria.

    Breakfast
    Who wants to wake up and then decide where to eat breakfast at? No one. Continental breakfast is served here. It's basic but decent. They must change it up because there were no bacon and eggs as other reviewers have mentioned. Breakfast during our stay consisted of cold cereal, fruit, bagel and muffins.

    Carousel bar
    Was great and even the kid could go in as long as she stayed at the tables. I enjoyed a salty dog here.

    Downside
    It can be noisy so if noise bothers you keep that in mind. We were on the 14th floor and still heard the street performers (band) but we thought it was great. It wasn't bothersome. What was bothersome was the noise from the people staying in the next room. For 3 nights in a row I was woken up by a screaming baby at 2 am. Thankfully I fall back asleep easily. I didn't complain because who wants to be the one complaining about a baby.

    The hotel is situated one block away from an area that can be sketch at night. Move in packs or don't walk that direction (towards Canal). I never felt unsafe but sent my husband out for snacks and water instead of going myself. During the day it's fine. I think the action is centered around a late night liquor store.

    If the noise from the next door room hadn't  disturbed my sleep for so many days I would give this place 5 stars. None of the negatives would prevent me from staying here again. In fact I'll probably only stay here for all my Nola trips.

    Thanks Montelone!

    14/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    126. Deborah H.
    I've stayed in the Monteleone probably about half a dozen times over the past decade, and I've been impressed every time.  

    The staff are phenomenal.  Everyone from the bell boys to the front desk staff are welcoming.  I have never had a room cleaned and refreshed with as much detail and care as I did when I stayed here recently for work.  The doormen have encyclopedic knowledge of the city and no matter what parameters I gave (restaurant with a patio, casual, within walking distance of the French Market, etc., etc.) they always had plenty of spot on suggestions (basically, they were yelping before there was a Yelp).  

    The Carousel Bar is lovely and expanded to include a section with sofas and other seating.  It's location means your a stone's throw from the Quarter but is nice and quiet when you want a respite.  The Monteleone is class all the way.

    27/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    127. Shawn H.
    I spent my honeymoon at the Monteleone.  I give 3 stars only because I have a special love for this hotel.  They do not deserve that rating for my last stay.  Great rooms, impeccable service, beautiful lobby, roof top pool, the hallways smell like a fine cognac, and at a reasonable price to sit smack dab in the French Quarter.  Not on Bourbon, that's overrated.  Too noisy.  Too much of a good thing.  This hotel allows you to enjoy your debauchery then walk away when you're ready for peace and quiet or a fine drink at the carousel bar.

    Unfortunately this last visit left a lot to be desired.  We were placed in tiny rooms.  We complained, they ignored us.  Our air conditioner wouldn't shut off.  We complained.  They said they'd fix it.  They ignored us.  It was never fixed.  I was so frustrated by the staff's lack of response to my concerns that upon my return home I wrote a letter to management.  I haven't heard back.  I probably will not get a response.  

    They were hosting a huge convention.  It was so loud and packed in the lobby we went to Bourbon street for peace and quiet.  They must be catering to groups now to make that extra $ after Katrina, I get it.  But did they need to put an extremely loud bar band in the carousel lounge every night.  I got a headache before I got drunk.  It was awful.  I loathe loud live music in a classy bar.  The carousel lounge use to be classy, not anymore.  It's just another bar with a noisy unknown band.  It's called the carousel bar because the bar actually spins very slowly.  We never got to sit there.  It was packed from noon till closing.  Worthless for hotel guests because most of these people were coming in for the convention and not staying there at all -I asked some of them.  On previous visits I was able to sit at the bar.  I asked the waitress for an authentic daiquiri.  She said they don't serve frozen drinks.  An authentic daiquiri isn't a frozen drink.  Too sad.  I may have shed a tear right then.

    No complimentary coffee in the lobby in the morning.  They stopped this.  It's sad really.  The attention to detail has been sacrificed for the dollar.  Enjoy the money Monteleone.  Next time I'll shop around instead of letting sentimentality be my guide.

    27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    128. Quinn S.
    I don't know why this place is marked $$$.  I got a great room for a really reasonable price, and the reservation staff was really helpful and accommodating. The fact that the Carousel Bar  is here is a major plus, well, more for Martin than the bar itself.

    My room was clean, well-designed, and bigger than most of the rooms my colleagues were in, but still on the small side.  The conference rooms and ballrooms were really fantastic, but getting to the media suite on the 17th floor was a challenge, because the building clearly had additions slapped on here and there, so elevators don't all go to the upper floors, and none go from the first floor to the top, which necessitates either a flight of stairs or a one-floor ride in the smellevator, stinkiest elevator in the south.  

    Supposedly, the the 14th floor, where we stayed, is haunted and you can borrow an audio-tour from the concierge to learn more, but we never got around to it.  Other than a malfunctioning TV, we never saw anything that seemed remotely spooky.

    Service was excellent with one exception.  When I checked in, they told me it was better to give a credit card for security than a debit card, but when I checked out, I could put the charge on the debit.  When I went to check out, they told me they had already charged the card on file  and that they would or could not switch the charges.

    Looking forward to coming back to New Orleans next summer, and I am strongly considering another week at the Monteleone.

    28/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    129. Jessica R.
    Though I haven't actually stayed here yet, I can definitely vouch for the rooftop pool, and the gorgeous view from the riverside banquet room just off the pool area. (There's also a very busy workout room across from the pool - I've never seen people actually using the gym facilities at a hotel before. Then again, maybe that's because I'm usually not up this early.)

    One of my favorite things about the Monteleone (and this is totally random) is the fact that you can see their sign at night from the interstate just as well as you can see signs for the Sheraton and other monstrously large hotels downtown. The hotel is only 500 rooms, and definitely not 20-30 stories, so the fact that their sign totally holds it own among the chain hotel giants has always impressed me for some reason.

    Definitely somewhere I'd stay if I were visiting, absolutely somewhere I'd host an event. PlayNOLA sometimes has networking events at the rooftop bar, which I hope to check out the next time they do this.

    24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    130. Kelli P.
    I cannot say enough good things about this hotel!

    The atmosphere is charming and has such historical character! When you walk in the front doors, you can see a list of famous writers who have stayed there! Also, this hotel is said to be haunted and unfortunately (or fortunately) we did not experience any haunting!

    The staff is wonderful and accommodating! The staff at the rooftop bar is amazing and by the end of the week, we were on a first name basis.

    The carousel bar is pretty cool! We only did that one night, but it was a great thing to experience! It does not move too fast, but when drinking, any movement is a blast!

    The rooms were small, but cozy! The view was amazing and at time breathtaking. I came just about 2 years after Katrina and the city and even the hotel itself was still haunted by this disaster. There were still watermarks on some of the walls. (Probably to show guests what they had survived).

    The location is perfect! My husband and I had such a fabulous time in N'Orleans and we are dying to get back!

    23/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    131. Kallen G.
    My friend and I stayed here for a quick weekend during the beginning of July, and if I come back to NOLA I'll definitely book another room at the Monteleone.

    I chose this hotel primarily because of the summer special they were running for the weekend - FANTASTIC rates that rivaled bigger chain hotels on the outskirts of the city? No brainer. We loved the quiet, well-appointed room, large and clean bathroom, well-kept rooftop pool, and proximity to everything.

    The staff was very professional and friendly, and from checking in, to having my bags checked while I walked around the city on my last day, to community brunch, I had flawless service. I recommended the hotel to some friends as soon as I got back and they're actually there right now, texting me about how awesome it is.

    21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. T A.
    Charming hotel in The Quarter.

    31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    133. David Y.
    Great hotel, great location, great bar, very helpful staff.  Be sure to call in advance if you want your car out of parking - it can take some time.

    02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    134. Laurie H.
    My husband and I went for Thanksgiving weekend and will probably go back next year. Beautiful elegant hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. Service was outstanding.  Stefanie at the front desk was a dream and always there to answer our questions. Every single staff  member was quick with a smile and went above and beyond to help you out including the wonderful housekeepers and doormen.  I've stayed art many five star hotels around the world and this is now one of them.

    03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    135. Shannon R.
    The 5 stars are for location and friendly staff. I think the price was very reasonable for the area. The decor was antique-apalooza but the room had a great bathroom even though the room was tiny.  The Carousel bar should serve more snacks than spicy Chex mix and their service was terrible but drinks were cheap for your usual classy hotel bar.

    I'd stay here again.

    04/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    136. Shelby H.
    I wanted to stay at a place that had character while in NOLA and this hotel fit the bill. The staff was very formal and welcoming. The front desk staff was just okay but the doormen were very nice. The room was not large but was large enough and was nice and the bed was very comfortable.

    Great location also.

    The hotel was very charming and I would stay again without hesitation.

    TIP- book through iprefer and get their membership for free and you receive free wireless internet, a couple of free drink coupons at the Carousel Bar, and late check out!

    15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    137. Amberly W.
    Gorgeous hotel, great location, and everyone is super nice.  Would absolutely return.

    10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    138. Robyn R.
    Stayed here in August with a few girls pre-bachelorette crowd. Location could not  be better, in the FQ but not in the loud/seedy part. Right in the mix with galleries, restaurants and shopping. Hotel is old charm, total New Orleans but modern and comfortable at the same time. Rooms were spacious (5 of us stayed in room w cot) clean and decorated in a way that made you feel like a SOuthern Belle! Staff was fantastic, very accommodating and took care of us better than we could have asked for!

    Rooftop pool is a great extra - great views and just a neat spot, as it's older and smaller - but is such a unique spot to hang. Would def recommend the Monteleone to anyone going to NOLA!

    20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    139. Eli G.
    For my recent Nah'Lins trip, Hotel Monteleone was chosen for me since my conference was there.

    The décor was nice and old looking, the staff all had cool accents, mostly European, and the catered food for a couple of meals was more than acceptable. So why the low rating? Take a look:

    yelp.com/biz_photos/1aj1…

    What is this, 1995? No HBO?! WTF?! How am I supposed to unwind after a full day of working and eating, when I have to stare at a tiny CRT TV with no movie channels or HD content? Maybe I'm being petty, but past a comfy bed, the quality of TV is next on my list for hotel requirements while on business trips.

    23/11/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    140. Dante O.
    OMG!!! - wordless!  So beautiful and fancy and just omg!!! Make this your  first and ur second and thrid... Choice while looking for a hotel in NOLA !!!
    PS: try their spaghetti and delicious homemade lemonade  !!! Best lemonade in the U.S!

    14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    141. Kim K.
    I stayed for a week during Tales of the Cocktail and what a fantastic hotel!  Despite the chaos of the event, the staff was amazing!

    I also had a massage (see Richard, he's fantastic!) and a facial (Natalia is a miracle worker!) at Spa Aria in the hotel.

    Newly opened Criollo was still working through wait service kinks during breakfast, but the food was great.

    I can't wait for next year - I'll be back!

    03/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    142. David L.
    A great respite from the craziness on Bourbon, even though The street is only a block away.  Well-appointed rooms, great beds.   Great pool area on the room.  Great, great service in every corner.  Tipping well pays off huge.

    Usually quiet...but the rooms are not sound proof, from either the incoming revelers or the noise coming through the rooms.  When the Carousel Bar fills up, it can get smelly and hit you at the door.  Be aware of the ridiculously expensive parking fee ($30) and a quirk in their billing process that will sometimes double charge you for the parking (as if once wasn't enough).

    If you want to stay in the Quarter and near but not on Bourbon, this is the place.

    10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    143. Theresa L.
    My boyfriend and I spent New Years week at Hotel Monteleone.  We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this hotel.  The service is good and the food is even better! The rooms are clean and decorated well. We stayed in a suite with a view of the city and the river and loved it! The thing I liked the most was the location, you're right in the French Quarter, walking distance to just about everything!  I'm pretty sure most people will be very happy here. I'd like to express my thanks to the owner's and staff for help making our time in New Orleans most memorable.

    03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    144. Melissa E.
    Although, I've never stayed here myself, my sister stayed with her new groom on their wedding night and they were more than pleased.  After the wedding reception, those of us that were still raring to go, met the happy couple in the Carousel Bar, for some cocktails by the piano bar.  It was a great night.

    Another favorite thing to do after walking around in the quarter on a beautiful day is to have a couple of cocktails on the pool deck.

    22/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    145. Jonathan G.
    ordered room service for a cheese pizza. room service said it would take 30 minutes or less and it ended up taking 50 minutes. little disappointed on the timeliness of the room service

    30/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    146. Amy L.
    This place is magical. We stayed here a few years ago and somehow got some amazing deal on Expedia where we got a junior suite for something like $175. The room was gorgeous as was the view. Everything top-notch and so classic New Orleans.

    The carousel bar is, of course, a huge draw. What's not to like? Rich, dark walls, live piano music and a BAR THAT SPINS!!

    Concierge is not a service we use often (attend the travel school of "fly by the seat of our pants), but for the couple things we needed, they were very helpful and accommodating.

    The gym is on the smaller side, but wonderful! Individual tv's, great view, and nice little extras.

    Can't wait to stay here again. Will always have a soft spot for the Monteleone.

    18/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    147. Dave F.
    My 3rd time there, reviews are accurate, nice hotel, grand entrance, good location. the only bad experience and it was bad -  was the doorman. The 2 big fellows were ok and but it appeared like we were bothering them when we asked a question. The nighttime doorman was the worst. the front desk told us there would be a taxi at 6:00 am for our airport trip. when there wasnt we asked the doorman to hail us one and he began to yell at my wife. When i said we could handle it he said "it was the thrill of my life to serve you" - really? i stopped dead in my tracks (loading our suitcases) and said you need to find a new job. If you want 4 or 5 stars then you need to act like it in all facets. What a shame.....I have never been treated like that.

    22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    148. Jodi M.
    I recently stayed at this hotel during my visit to New Orleans.  My best friend and I loved the hotel and were very pleased with the service and quality of the hotel.  It was decorated beautifully for the holiday season.  If you stay at this hotel, you must enjoy the hotel carousel bar while visiting (if you get motion sick, maybe not the best place because the bar actually moves around like a carousel).

    The hotel is also under some construction; however, this was not a distraction or issue throughout our 4 night stay.

    08/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    149. Shercole K.
    Recently, I had a chance to spend a extensive amount of time at this Hotel, while at Tales of the Cocktail.

    This is truly a great hotel; friendly and clean Location. Soon as you enter the lobby area, you visit a beautiful set up with a great grandfather clock.

    Wonderful conference rooms. Each room I visited had a great set up and beautiful view. Very welcoming for any conference. I visited the Riverview Room, Vieux Carre, Hunt Club, Queen Anne Balle Room and countless others.  

    In addition to the great rooms,  check out the Carousel Bar. Not only can you receive a great cocktail, you will get a chance to rotate at the bar.

    29/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    150. Kevin J.
    This hotel not only met, but exceeded my expectations for one which not only sits in the french quarter a block from bourbon street, but also one which I stayed at for a conference on a government rate.

    The staff were always very nice and friendly to me.  I stayed for 9 nights, and letting the door man open a door for me took some getting used to -- I won't lie.  But they were all very nice, friendly and jovial despite the somewhat chilly temps we had!

    The staff behind the desk were always very professional and courteous,  They could use to smile a bit more, but they attended to my needs without hesitation the two times I asked them for assistance.  Never once did I feel like I was asking them to move a mountain, which is great in my opinion.

    The interior of the hotel is amazing.  It really makes you feel as if you were in a movie.      I can't speak to the restaurant or food because unfortunately they were doing renovations during our stay.  Which, come to find out, is a little sad because one of the doors the ghosts like to open and close daily doesn't appear to be there anymore!  

    The rooftop pool is nice, and the views from the roof are wonderful.  The pool seems to be heated, which is nice for the cooler days!  The fitness center is reasonable size with 4-5 treadmills, some elliptical machines and a few weight machines (not free weights)

    I was a little perplexed about the "green" policies, as every day I kept my towels on the towel rack and they were re-folded and seemed new every day.  But, that is a small thing.

    Room service, when we ordered, was prompt and the food was good!

    31/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    151. Jeff L.
    We recently stayed for the first time at the Monteleone. The Staff was very helpful and friendly. The bell guys were prompt and friendly. We enjoyed a few drinks at the carousel bar, which was really cool and the drinks were definitely worth the price. The room was clean and comfortable with a very comfy bed. The location is great, when you can go out and party, then come back to a quiet, peaceful place.

    When we checked out, we called the valet and bell station and within 10 minutes we were loaded and ready to leave. This will be the hotel I first consider when staying in New Orleans.

    19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    152. Cay T.
    We just spent 3 nights here in a Royal Salon suite. It was a nicely appointed, spacious, clean room. Not really a suite in that it was a single room with upgraded bath (separate jacuzzi tub and shower). The bathroom, extra space, and view were worth the 30 extra bucks per night (rates were super low the week before Xmas).

    The Carousel Bar was open and bustling. We stopped here twice for drinks. The first time we closed the bar down and enjoyed chatting with the bartender. The second time was around 10pm and we lucked out to snag a couple of seats that had just opened up. The Monteleone cocktail was our favorite.

    Prime location in the FQ to stroll down Royal and window shop on the way to St Louis Cathedral/Jackson Square/Cafe du Monde, a skip away from Bourbon St and 2 blocks from Canal for those of you who want to hit up Harrah's. It was convenient for us to venture to our favorite spots: the Sazarac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz, and Frenchman St in the Marigny (a bit of a walk that felt good after stuffing ourselves full of gumbo).

    The only area that left us unimpressed were the service (or lack thereof) of the front desk. We've had better service from 3-star hotels and this place considers itself on par with the Ritz. Not so much. The perks outweigh this aspect, though, so we would stay again if another good deal comes up.

    Also, we used this hotel as our home base for our out-of-town wedding guests back in 2008. All shared positive reports about their stay and it was easy enough to coordinate with their special events/group reservation personnel.

    03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    153. Drew K.
    I have stayed here multiple times and each time have enjoyed my stay. This hotel has a great historical past playing host to many famous writers and creatives as well as being a staple to the French Quarter's group of notable hotels. The rooms aren't supersized like you'd find in more modern hotels but they are at the same time not cramped. The staff is friendly and courteous. Also, make sure to drop by the famous carousel bar in the lobby to get your night started.

    06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    154. Megan L.
    Beautiful, historic hotel. Excellent location. Unique bar.

    17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    155. Natalie P.
    Maybe it's because we look young, even though we're not. Maybe it's because we were traveling with our service dogs. But my fiance and I were treated quite poorly at this hotel. Upon check-in, we provided documentation that our dogs were certified service animals, but the employee still attempted to charge us a "pet fee." I informed him that this was illegal, to which he gave me a lot of attitude, tried to argue, which I refused, so he kept my documentation to "check with the manager" the next morning.

    I had requested a room on a high floor, at the end of a hallway, preferably facing away from the street. This was to make things easier on the dogs so there were not a lot of unusual noises. Unfortunately, my requests were completely ignored and we were placed on the 3rd floor, in a room facing the street, in the middle of a busy hallway! I called down to request a different room, to which I was told (again, with much attitude) I would have to wait until the next day - not impressed.

    The next day we were finally moved to another room, which was TEENY TINY - I'm talking the king bed literally filled the entire room. It had a tiny, frosted window and apparently just faced a wall. Whatever. At least the bathroom was fairly large and we were at the end of the hall away from the street, but still on the 3rd floor, which is the "pet floor" (again, keep in mind, service dogs are not pets).

    The rooms are old - decor is terrible, looks like it hasn't been updated since like the 50s; our first room smelled of smoke although it was supposed to be non-smoking, probably because everything in there has been there since smoking was still permitted in every room! One thing that REALLY bothered me is that the beds did not even have down comforters, instead they had tacky quilts that were clearly not washed between guests. EW. For this caliber of hotel, this is totally unacceptable. Also, the towels were rough and scratchy - maybe they've been there for 30 years, too!

    We stayed 4 days, 3 nights, and for the price compared to the service and the quality of the hotel, we should have paid the extra $40/night to stay at the Ritz. I'll certainly never be back and I'll be sure that I deter anyone I know going to NOLA from staying at the Monteleone, too.

    30/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    156. Ned L.
    Can't imagine a better place to stay in New Orleans.  Carousel Bar was good enough for Faulkner, Welty, Capote & Williams, and we concur.  Room, pool, service, view, all great, but it's the location that can't be beat.  The French Quarter is such a delight to walk, shop, eat, and carouse in, all while soaking up the music, culture & history.  Why would you waste time on your precious vacation staying far from the Quarter?  And why stay at some soul-less chain hotel, especially if you are on vacation from your corporate job?!  We've also stayed at the evocative La Mothe House at the other end of Royal.  If you don't want the authentic New Orleans experience, why not stay home?  
    Anyways, we particularly were impressed with how they handled the craziness of Mardi Gras, with elegant decorum, winking in conspiracy, setting our hearts at ease.  Bravo!

    06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    157. Thomas M.
    We will never be back.  We are currently here for a conference and are regretting not making a reservation at a hotel elsewhere.  Fortunately we get a discounted rate on our room so it is only a little over $200 per night.  Additionally, the interior is beautiful.  Beyond this, we have nothing good to say about the hotel.

    1.) If you want a soda, you'll have to go down the street to Walgreens since the hotel does not have a single vending machine; nor is the hotel store open regularly.  Although, you can order a can from room service for between $5 and $6.

    2.) The roof-top pool is small and there is no hot-tub in sight.  Moreover, the pool is supposed to be heated but is kept rather cool.

    3.)  House-keeping is very slow. Our room is usually not cleaned until late afternoon (5:00pm).  The same has been the experience of a colleague.

    4.) Internet is $10.00 per day and exceptionally slow.  Likely slow in order to make you upgrade to $15.00 per day.  

    5.) The chandelier in our room has two lights burned out which have not been replaced.  This on top of another burned out light-bulb in the bathroom.  

    6.) Speaking of bathroom, it has no fan to reduce the moisture in the air from showering.  

    7.) Old movies "on-demand" are outrageously expensive.  $15.99 to watch a movie that has been in Red-Box for several months.

    8.) To print from their business center costs $1.00 per page for the first 7 pages, then $.50 for each additional.  This is relatively understandable but what got me was the charge for having my USB plugged into the computer in order to get the document which I was printing.  For the couple of minutes I was there I was charged $.43.  As if paying for printing wasn't enough!  Especially when we are here for a conference.

    9.) Room service prices are mis-leading.  None of them display the 20% automatic gratuity nor the $2.25 per person charge.  Additionally, it does not display the 9.75% sales tax on each item.  

    10.) The linens seems clean but the walls are scuffed all over with different marks and peeling in the bathroom.  I'd expect this at a Motel 6 but was suprised to see it here.  It just makes me wonder what else is truly dirty.

    If you want to hear more complaints feel free to contact me.  We strongly advise against staying here unless, again, you simply like staying in a pretentious, overpriced hotel.

    22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    158. Ryan F.
    What an outstanding location in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.  The huge lettering on the roof make it stand out among a skyline, but the architectural elements from the street will pull you in just as easily.

    I had the pleasure of attending several events here during July's Tales of the Cocktail, whether after hours events, or seminars in the ballroom.  Great ambiance and acoustics in these venues.

    Two evenings in particular we found ourselves in the world famous Carousel Bar, home of the Vieux Carre: a mix of Cognac, Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, bitters, and Benedictine liqueur.  The bar rotates regularly and the energy is undeniable!   This is a place to be no matter what is it you want from an evening, and the added music in the lounge area intensified those feelings.

    Everything about my experience here was more than I could have expected, and the inspiration has been carried with me.  I can't wait to keep sharing this experience with others, as well as to travel back here on pilgrimage from time to time in order to refuel the passion.

    11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    159. Ellen C.
    One of the classier hotels in the French Quarter.  It is a boutique hotel, but it is larger/higher capacity than the rest.  From what I've been able to garner, many businesses, locally and nationally, have held meetings/conventions/etc. here.  I haven't really heard much criticism about this place, so take that as you will.

    I've only poked around during a convention, while passing through (they have nice lobby restrooms, okay?), pre/post-cocktails at the attached Carousel Bar, and once lingered around one of the hotel rooms for a couple of hours.  Based on those limited experiences, I'm inclined to say this is a perfectly lovely hotel.  

    Hotel Monteleone is parallel to Bourbon, but far enough on the periphery (near-ish to Canal), so you don't have to necessarily hear/deal with the stumbling drunks/party animals wandered off from Bourbon.  It's a nearly perfect location - you can walk down Bourbon if you like, enjoy the art galleries on Royal, walk to Canal Place with ease.  

    Also the Carousel Bar is flippin' awesome.  I love that bar.  Someone take me back there, pretty please?

    11/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    160. Lee L.
    I spent only one night here at this beautiful hotel but plan to stay again the next time I visit New Orleans.  

    The hotel was under renovations while we were there and to make up for the inconvenience they provided a complimentary continental breakfast.  I must say that the coffee alone was almost good enough to overcome the lack of their famous Carousel Lounge...which was the core of their contraction area.

    The location is ideal.  One block from the famous Bourbon St and near many famous eateries.  There's drug store across the street in case you forgot your toothbrush.

    The doormen are friendly and knowledgeable...they provided detailed directions without fuss.

    Our room had a firm yet comfortable king sized bed and was sumptuously decorated. Soft yellows, golds and greens...I felt like I was in a French palace. Chandeliers and huge pillows set the tone for a very relaxing and comfortable stay.

    The mini fridge came in handy; keeping our water bottles cold.  The television was adequate for the room size.  

    There's a pool and bar on the roof and even if you don't swim, go there to catch the view.

    The hotel is immaculate the customer service superb and I would of given them 5 stars but for couple of nits. They charge for Internet service, there were no tea bags only coffee in the room and the stationary was old and dirty.  I was going to use the paper to write a note, but it had coffee stains along the top edges.  A shame really, given how perfect everything else was about the room.

    I would definitely stay here again.

    25/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    161. Ray W.
    Great bar, Beautiful hotel! The decor was phenomenal, service was great, can't say enough about this spot.  

    Price is actually reasonable compared to given what you get for it.  Great charm and supposedly it's haunted!!!

    The bar rotates and I'm surprised there are no pictures of it on yelp, but you definitely need to check it out.   Not the cheapest or stiffest drinks, but a good place to start or end your night.

    Take a bow staff of the Monteleone, y'all rock!!!!!!!!!!

    18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    162. David O.
    Over 100 years old, this hotel is nicely located in the Quarter. Very helpful staff. The room was well equipped but nothing special, but a good value at the price I paid. The hotel has a lot more character than the chain hotels nearby. Doesn't have a Starbucks, but the Marriott has one in their lobby two blocks away.

    17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    163. LifesTooShort L.
    The historic  appearance of the hotel in general, was fantastic.  Why only 3-Stars?  Well, our customer experience while checking in was very unorganized.  The staff was unhelpful.  There aren't many African Americans who stayed at this hotel, and the moment the guy at the front desk laid eyes on us, his attitude was curt, abrupt, unhelpful etc.  I felt as though others like me would have felt 80 years ago.  Months ago we booked a very nice room.  When we arrived, all this man could do was say, as he looked at his computer..I'm so sorry, over and over again.  When asked why he was apologizing so much, he said it was because this room wasn't reserved for us, despite the confirmation letter we received from them some time ago, and even presented to him!
    I tried to tell him why we wanted this room, and he talked over me and simply walked away in mid-sentence.  As though I was invisible.  He finally got another employee to help him, and supposedly we got "the room, with a river view".  With no help, we dragged our luggage to our room, only to find out that it was substandard to my liking and expectation.  It was more me than husband, as we had just arrived from the airport, and he just wanted somewhere, anywhere to lay his head.  Half the time our key cards don't work, which means we have to spend our time waiting for an elevator to take us to the lobby to request a key card that works.  How inconvenient!   I am not crazy about the room.  Not crazy about the plumbing sounds coming from our bathroom late at night either.  Unfortunately there are no other hotels to make a new reservation at which means we  have to stay in room 1467  until May 17, 2013...  Mrs Perello wasnt happy about the poor service or the excuses they easily provided.  Nice hotel, horrible service.  We were'nt satisfied until one of the staff members responded to our email plea to them.

    Much to my surprise, they did respond and were most helpful beyond our expectations.  Dave was the individual who directly assisted us.  He was personable, professional, realistic and helpful.

    I am so happy that they turned this around for us.  On a few levels!

    11/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    164. Robbie L.
    Stayed here for a wedding during this week. Main reason my wife selected was reviews and the carousel bar.

    The bad: rooms were tight, could free up space with queen size bed and knock out wall to bathroom. Also remove armoire and hang tv on wall. Bedding was cheaper feeling and mattress not 4 star level. Seemed old. Wife's biggest complaint, good luck getting a seat at carousel. From open to close the place is usually jam packed. Good problem for them, but ought to be some way to save seats for hotel guests. Especially in peak times. Pool temp could have been warmer. Gym was decent, but even with blinds down, you need sunglasses on a sunny day.

    The good. Great old, gentile feel in lobby. The food was great in Criollo but the service was impeccable (lunch time). Bar drinks were unique and tasty. Bell man and porter personality was great. Keurig's in room was awesome.

    The review response from management in the other reviews seems automated and lacks personal touch. Appears more like lip service. Take the time Andrea T to answer individually and be different vs same response every time.

    Overall, there are plenty of great, unique hotels in the area and won't stay here again. Like everyone else, I'll just stop in to enjoy the bar and scenery.  

    Of note, the reception for the wedding was at the Mazarin and was AWESOME. Could not have picked a better venue and would recommend it to anyone looking to do the same

    23/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    165. Yvonne B.
    We stayed two nights in this hotel in January for our first trip to the New Orleans French Quarter. After some careful research, we decided that this was the best hotel, in the most convenient location for the money. In hind sight, it would have been good to pay a little more and stay at a newer place.

    The Hotel Monteleone has classic charm. It has an aura of antiquated fancy, but not modern expensive. The doormen were always charming and quick with directions. Checking in and out was quick and easy. In fact, when we checked out, they let us pay a small fee to keep our bags in a secured room until it was time for our flight. That was great!

    Our first room was a few floors above the front door and we could easily hear the noise from the street in our room. Sensing sleepless nights, we quickly requested to change rooms. An employee was run up to us with new keys and escorted us to our new room. The new room was not as good as the first and we could hear noisy neighbors on either side of us. I begged M not to make us change rooms again - afterall, how could we predict noisy neighbors?

    M's general opinion was that it would be best to pay just a little more money to stay in a hotel that had a few more luxuries (e.g. newspapers delivered to our room) and sound-proof walls. She's a staunch hotel snob and also needs absolute silence to sleep. Also, after spending the weekend in the midst of the French Quarter, we'd both prefer to stay at a nicer hotel just outside of the neighborhood off of Poydras Street and walk the short distance to touristy activities.

    14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    166. Dusty J.
    We had to wait a little for our room, even though I called ahead and told them we would be checking in early.   Offered free drinks in the bar while we waited.   Room was nice and kind of boutique perfect size for my wife and I.   Nice river view and was quiet.    Perfect location to Bourban street and restaurants.   Concierge was very helpful, recommended VIP bs tour which was good, ask for Henry as the tour guide.  Concierge also recommended good reasonable restaurants.    Hotel bar the carousel was awesome place to get a drink, cool how the bar actually rotates.   Would stay again.

    03/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    167. Ninette B.
    Cool place to stay in the quarter. A little bummed that my room was RIGHT outside the elevators, but I was happy to discover that I couldn't hear any of the elevator noise fortunately.

    I loved the feel of this place. Very cool/old feeling. Looking down our hallway did make me feel a little bit like I was in The Shining, but i'm pleased to say that no children appeared asking me to play.

    You can hit Acme Oyster House with a rock from Hotel Monteleone, which is definitely worth trying. And there is a Cafe Beignet right down the street.  Last but not least, this place is a block away from Canal, so there is a ton within walking distance.

    OH and definitely go to Carousel Bar! So cool :)

    16/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    168. N. I.
    Stayed here for the Essence Festival. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL! It was my first time in New Orleans and I preferred to stay in a boutique hotel to get an authentic experience. It did not disappoint!...as far as that goes anyway. The staff wasn't always courteous or friendly. Some were, some weren't. I was there for 5 days so I feel like I probably saw everyone on their staff. Next time I go to New Orleans I'll give another hotel a try...but that's not to say I wouldn't stay here again. The location is perfect if you want to be close to Bourbon Street but not ON it. It's only a block away.

    07/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    169. Mina D.
    Perfectly located in the French Quarter.  

    The friendliest, complimentary service all the way down the line: from the concierge, to front desk to doormen.  In fact, I think OUR manners improved being around them.

    Our room was a cozy king, very comfortable bed.  Too small for anything else but a desk and Tv, but we weren't in it much except to sleep.

    The only negative thing we experienced was the bathroom lacks much countertop space for toiletries.  

    We would stay here again & definitely recommend to friends for location, service & comfort.

    01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    170. Megan H.
    Very nice rooftop pool area and great location.
    The staff was friendly.
    The rooms are a decent size, you have to consider that it is historic. There was great water pressure in the shower (this is oddly important to me).
    The view from the room was less than stellar, but it wasn't a deal breaker.
    We'd stay again.

    04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    171. Caitlyn C.
    This place was amazing, even after our stay started off a little rocky.  I had booked the flight and hotel about two months before departure. I had called to tell the hotel that we would be arriving around 10am since we were taking a red eye from California. They said getting a room early shouldn't be a problem.

    Well, we arrived at 10am and the hotel lobby was SWAMPED. Of course the final 4 happened the night before so all the hotel rooms were booked. I didn't blame the hotel and they said they could probably get us into a room around one. So what do we do after being up all night and can't get into our hotel room.... we start to drink. We went to a few famous bars and enjoyed more than a few drinks.

    When one came around I had figured in all the hustle and bustle they had forgotten to call us. We stumble back to the hotel to check on our room. One women told us that our room was not ready and there was nothing they could do. The original women who helped us over heard her, and said that she could find something for us.

    WELL BY GOLLY SHE DID! We ended up in a corner room that must have been a suite. We were on the second to top floor with two walls full of windows. It was amazing and huge and was probably the best birthday present ever.

    I did book through iprefer, which is a free hotel service. We are supposed to get free wifi, a room upgrade, and other complimentary stuff. We did get a drink voucher for their bar. I highly doubt they were supposed to upgrade us as high as they did .

    The bar is spectacular and I didn't feel that the drink prices were any higher than the surrounding establishments.

    We enjoyed hanging out at the Carousal Bar when we wanted a fun quiet night in.

    This was a really great experience and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to New Orleans.

    28/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    172. Liz G.
    We stayed at this hotel for a conference so we were able to get really good conference rates at $130 a night plus taxes. Not sure how expensive it is without our discount, but our stay was great. Our room (2 double beds) was small but very clean and nice. Our view was of another building but so what, we hardly spend time in our room anyway. The cleaning ladies were nice and made sure we were o.k. during our stay. We personally leave the "do not disturb" sign hanging all the time and the ladies would call to make sure all was good.

    I highly recommend this hotel. You will be at walking distance to everything. We walked all the way to Frenchemen St. and the French Market. If you go in the summer, they have a nice pool on the roof with great views of the city.

    Enjoy!

    21/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    173. Kimberly H.
    I stayed at Hotel Monteleone for a business trip.  The meetings were also held in the hotel.  For the meetings, the food and service were all great.  The rooms are beautiful and the acoustics are pretty good.  One glaring issue was the noise during the meeting.  I guess they were doing some construction work in the adjacent room, and the loud knocking, sawing, drilling and dragging were really distracting.  

    Beautiful hotel.  The rooms are super clean and beautifully decorated.  The hotel is located right in the middle of the french quarter.  Modern bathrooms (first time I've seen a heated mirror to prevent fog).  The rooms were pretty small, and there weren't nearly enough outlets (only one free outlet...really? Most people have at least a cell phone and laptop to plug in).  But the wireless internet was fast!  The front desk service was exceptional.    The bed was really, really comfortable.  I couldn't figure out how to adjust the thermostat...it was a little chilly for mid-November.

    My only real complaint was check-out.  I waited until later in the morning to check out.  I left briefly in the early morning and came back to find the door bolted open.  I'm guessing there was a mix-up with the cleaning staff...

    24/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    174. Kelly B.
    All the locals sound and act like Matthew McConaughey to me.  Monteleone is old, clean, central and home of the "Carousel" bar with random jazz bands each night.  The tourists line up nearby at the nearby ACME oysters but fresh oysters are the same local-sourced commodity served everywhere - just cleaned-up differently (no fancy Fanny Bays or Kumamotos down here).  An easy walk to anyplace in the French Quarter.  It's a nightly, musical, drunken parade, like the Calgary Stampede if it were in downtown Victoria, BC.  Hotel internet is $10/day, from a Calgary firm, but PJ's Coffee on Royal and Canal is free with a fast, solid connection.

    25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    175. Alessandra N.
    Was so happy here!
    Location 5 stars
    Service 4 stars
    Rooms 3 stars
    Very clean excellent choice if you don't want to break the bank.
    Right in the middle of everything

    28/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    176. Jaclyn N.
    The Carousel Bar may be the best touristy bar I've ever been to. I had the Jambalya, Crawfish Pie, File Gumbo, a Grasshopper (not very alcoholic but bright green and good), and a Roffignac.

    05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    177. filipp g.
    We stayed here for 3 nights late may. Great hotel. The rooms are clean and the staff are helpful. We stayed in the corner room which had a great view. The pool is on the roof. The water in the pool was very murky and very unappealing to swim In. And pool bar was awful. The rooftop bar need to be classy or just clean. Get some enthusiastic bartenders. Please take a look at the pool area at the w hotel and use that as a good example.

    15/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    178. Anne M.
    A lovely, warm welcome by the doorman as we got out of the airport taxi.  We relaxed instantly, knew we were in the right place.  Christmas decorations in lobby were festive, even a choir of angelic school children singing carols near the reservation desk. There is staff to answer every question and supply every need including 3 umbrellas when it suddenly rained.  Room and bathroom fastidiously clean. Breakfast room service arrived at the time we requested. There is an old world elegance to the place but it's not the least bit intimidating.
    A stellar hotel.

    11/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    179. Lin W.
    My family and I stayed at the hotel the last week in October 2012.  I chose the hotel based on having stayed there in the past, and enjoying that stay.  Our room was nice and clean, and the staff of the hotel was great.  Every time we went to the front desk for help or asking for assistance, there were plenty of people there to help us.  We did not have to wait in line due to a lack of staffing.   When we checked on the day we were leaving, the hotel was able to check our luggage until closed to flight time.  It was nice having a place to store the luggage since we had left our room.

    If would probably chose the hotel again the next time I come to New Orleans.

    05/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    180. Ari K.
    Fantastic hotel. Excellent location. In the french quarter but not noisy at night. Staff were very helpful (especially Anne the VIP concierge). Great revolving bar for cocktails.

    22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    181. Steven R.
    My favorite hotel in New Orleans. Great location, great staff, great rooms, and love their Carousel bar. The lobby is alao very warm and welcoming.

    30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    182. Lori B.
    My friends and I were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the hotel and saw the old world charm. The lobby was beautiful, the room was a good size and the french quarter location was excellent. We had a great time having a drinks with bartender Parker at the carousel bar and watching the fireworks from the roof (it was 4th of July weekend). Although parking was ridiculously expensive, it was comparable to the other hotels in this area during this time. The only issue I have with this hotel is the lack of security. During festival time there are hundreds of people walking the streets and going in and out of hotels. This hotel allowed every and anyone to enter without showing a room key at anytime of night. We ran into several people in the elevator going to the rooftop pool who were not guests of the hotel. Even though I like the hotel for the reasons I've stated, I would have to really consider the lack of security before staying again.

    09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    183. Angela H.
    Found this to be where dreams of being rich may start...sooooooooo I will let you know when I am rich...I just left here 2 days ago....

    15/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    184. Regina Q.
    I didn't like it and I was  even in a preferred bedroom on the 12th floor. It was painted yellow and seemed outdated. The lobby and restaurant were both nice, but the actual rooms were below average.  It's a historic hotel, but I just did not like the run down, old building. The rooms and bathrooms are really small too. Also, when you stay at a nice hotel, usually bell boys or the hotel at check-in will ask if you want someone to bing the luggage up to the room. Not here! Also, the bathroom and bedroom did not have a really clean feel to it.  Would not stay at this hotel again!

    05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    185. Christina S.
    Great location! We had a room on the 14th floor overlooking Bourbon.  Hotel is on Royal one major block away and was not noisy.  Rooms were  clean and nice.

    Carousel bar was unique. Marv and Jason are great bartenders and should be given a raise to make sure they never leave!  

    Rick the doorman was nice and helpful!

    The gym was beautiful on the 16th floor with windows overlooking the Mississippi for treadmills and the French Quarter on the bikes.  Also weight machines.

    The bad - maids were loud and lazy in the hallways shooting the breeze with each other. Forgot turn down service even when we called.

    Also, rooftop pool was really nice but ruined by no bar service or cleanup.  Newspapers, glass corona bottles and styrofoam cups scattered and flying about with the wind chased us away quickly.

    26/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    186. Timothy B.
    The Monteleone is in a great location and the staff is amazing.... Crystal at the front desk has an amazing personality, and went out of her way to be friendly and helpful... What an asset to the hotel...  The bellmen were very helpful as well with recommending local restaurants and sights... The room was a little small but very comfortable and clean. The bed was very comfortable which was so nice after a long day on the town.... We will be back.

    27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    187. Best P.
    Ornate and Beautiful. Best Bell Staff!! Bathroom drain problem and they moved us to an upgrade room, FIVE Star experience. The breakfast buffet is back !!!

    11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    188. Karen N.
    Like most Americans I want it all. And I want it right now.  This hotel caters to those needs.  It is nestled in the heart of the French Quarter right next to Bourbon Street.. next to Canal Street... and next to Krystal so I can get mah sliders too (but next to Acme if I want oysters too)!  Say what?

    The first time I visited the Carousel Bar, I knew I wanted to come back and stay.  Normally your head starts spinning after a few drinks.  Not during the drinks, right?  

    Having the chance to stay at this hotel was definitely a treat!  The rooms don't cut any corners. Well appointed rooms with beautiful crown molding, Keurig coffee makers, iPod docking stations (with a jack for my iPhone 5 cord too).

    If you want it all, stay here.  It's on par with The Roosevelt and Le Pavillon.  Besides the doors that slam and once in awhile that side light that flickered (ghosts?), I'm a fan.

    26/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    189. Ed P.
    During prior trips to New Orleans, we stayed at the Royal Sonesta, but this time, we thought we'd give the Hotel Monteleone a try, and I'm glad we did!  It's cleaner, quieter, and when you step outside in the morning, you're not greeted with the stale beer and rotten seafood smell of Bourbon Street.

    15/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    190. Ashley D.
    Fabulous service and close to everything in the French Quarter and surrounding areas without being directly in the midst of noisy Bourbon Street. The rooftop pool is a huge bonus for afternoon relaxation after walking and sight seeing all day long. The entire hotel is clean and the staff are friendly. The only down fall is that the rooms are a bit small, but the shower pressure is amazing!

    17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    191. Erin W.
    Just okay for the price you are paying.  Great location. Small bathrooms with very little countertop space.  Do not try fitting 4 folks in a double room or a tripping accident may occur.  Hunky, well built door man.  Old time charm.  Heated roof-top pool!

    28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    192. Patrick F.
    I stayed at Hotel Monteleone during Mardi Gras and I have to say the location is great and the amenities were fine. However, I felt as though I was ripped off. I booked a room several months in advance. There was no mention of different rules during Mardi Gras, but when I checked in they informed me that each room only includes two arm bands which are required to gain access to the hotel during Mardi Gras. They proceeded to charge me $25 per person per day for the additional two people in the room to have an arm band to gain access to the building.

    I would expect a hotel with a positive reputation would not treat their customers like a Days Inn during spring break. I am very disappointed in the shady dealings this hotel conducted during this time. There is nothing like paying several hundred dollars per day for a decent hotel to only be charged hundreds more when you arrive.

    09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    193. Michele R.
    The hotel is always perfect!c!  Our stay every year is never less than what I expect!   The room attendants could be a bit more fluent in the English language how some ever they are always willing to fulfill your requests!

    25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    194. Evan M.
    An absolutely beautiful historic hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. The carousel bar featured off of the lobby is a great place to grab a drink and take in some good conversation.

    Good news: Stunning historical decorations and architecture, clean rooms, solid water pressure, and a top-notch concierge.

    Bad news: Small, somewhat uncomfortable pillows, no free wifi, smaller rooms unless you get a suite upgrade.

    04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    195. Becca B.
    I use the Hotel Monteleone for business guests that come to town because it is absolutely beautiful and wholeheartedly represents New Orleans hospitality.  Stephanie Borello is their corporate sales manager and she consistently exemplifies that she takes the utmost pride in her job by offering amazingly quick responses and service.  Our guests always leave happy and you can not ask for more!  Absolutely fabulous cultcha :)

    23/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    196. Susan L.
    The staff was so helpful.  They had everything so under control for our daughters wedding.  Beautiful Hotel.

    02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    197. Jessica L.
    I loved this hotel! It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but so worth it. Convenient location, bar right down stairs, and I split the cost with some friends.  The rooms were awesome! Wifi wasn't free which I think is ridiculous for how much I paid and being 2014!! Valet parking is available too

    05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    198. Hope S.
    My husband and I were gifted a two night stay for the end of our honeymoon road trip. WOW, we are spoiled first of all. Secondly, we had been in the Hotel Monteleone many times before, visiting the carousel bar for AWESOME drinks (try the Gin Fizz!!) and snacks. But this was our first time staying at the hotel. The day we checked in they were incredibly busy but Vjay got us checked in and upgraded us to a Jr Suite because it was our Honeymoon, and made us feel like his only guest. We really appreciated it. Retrieving our car from the Valet 3 nights later proved to be a lot of work, BUT I doubt sincerely that had anything to do with the hotel,

    25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    199. Matthew G.
    I'm a creature of habit. I have been coming to New Orleans for over 25 years and stay at the Monteleone the majority of that time.  I have seen a gradual decline in service and professionalism.  Our recent visit had been booked eight months in advance.  We had reserved a room with a king size bed. We decided to take our niece for her birthday and had requested it be changed to two queens. I called once a month for the next eight months and was told that the request has been noted.  Upon arrival,  the hotel was full, and our reservation had not been changed.  We ended up having to upgrade to a suite at an additional cost of $700 per night.  Upon pulling out the sofa sleeper for our niece, we found that the sheets were still dirty from the previous occupant.  We went downstairs to dine at Criollo, only to be distracted from our own conversation by the private lives of the entire staff... waiters, chefs, busboys and manager.  We experienced the same with the lobby floor staff throughout our stay.  As far as any amenities, there are none other than a $1200 per night chocolate on our pillow.  The one thing that made our stay at the Hotel Monteleone exceptional... CORY the bartender at the Carousel bar.  He was AWESOME!  The rest of the staff could really benefit by his example.  As far as returning to this hotel in the future... NOT A CHANCE!

    12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    200. Linda G.
    5 stars for a 5 star hotel. We were on the back side so we had total quiet. Nice pool, great bar.... GREAT LOCATION: 1 or 2 blocks to Deanies, Absinth House, Arnauds, K Pauls, Gallitoirs, Mr. B's, Felix's and a Lucky Dog.

    11/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    201. Shay J.
    My friend and I recently stayed here for Labor Day weekend, the hotel is just okay in my point of view. Nothing to brag about,I wasn't too happy about the fact that they gave my room away due to the fact that I checked in the next day of my actual check-in date. The hotel didn't even bother try contacting me before canceling our reservation that was paid months ago! I thought that was ridiculous and absurd! I'm a traveler and I've checked in plenty of times to many other hotels a day AFTER my check-in date and my reservation has always still been available to me! The hotel ended up giving us another room with one king size bed instead of a room with a double bed that was recently booked! On top of that, to make matters even worst. They don't even offer FREE WI-FI! I was surprised! I didn't even know that actually still existed! All that money they charge a night to stay at their oh so fancy hotel and u mean to be telling me that u can't offer free Wi-Fi?

    The hotel it self is actually beautiful, well the outside at least. The rooms are EXTREMELY small and a lil too dated for my liking. The bed is beyond comfortable though! It molded into my body shape once I laid on it! The roof top pool was dirty, which I wasn't expecting, the view up there is breath taking!

    The carousel bar seems like it was the most popular spot in the hotel, I don't drink but I did want to see what the whole hype is about and let me tell you that lil bar area gets extremely packed! People of top of people, and the carousel moves sooooo slow that you can barely tell that it's moving. I really didn't see what all the hype was about.

    The positive thing about this hotel is that the staff is extremely nice and you're in walking distance to EVERYTHING! I only caught a cab to and from the airport my entire stay there!

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    202. Harry T.
    Classy and Old New Orleans kind of ambiance. The feel and the service provided at the hotel is always professional and accommodating. And the Carousel Bar is a must stop if staying at the hotel or just passing through.

    04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    203. Cameron Y.
    This place is so gorgeous. I didn't get a change to lodge here, some friends and I just walked around and also checked out the Carousel Bar located off the lobby. The chandeliers, mirrored walls, and lobby furniture are so beautiful and almost take you back in time.

    18/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    204. Molly N.
    I have never seen a hotel so unorganized. It would have been a great stay if they could get it together. Our bill is very messed up and everyone at the office says "they can't adjust because it's in the past" but they charged us for a day we weren't even there! We obviously will find a way to sort it out, but wow...what a mess. They couldn't check us till 2 hours after check in because they were a mess in getting rooms ready, and other guests told us this is quite normal for this hotel. We had to get new room keys every day because they stopped working, but you had to wait in the long line to get the new room key. We also added our guests onto the names for the rooms, and every day they said they weren't on the room, even though we added them several times. Their system is obviously a total mess and I would never stay here again and have to deal with their shenanigans.

    31/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    205. Gabe R.
    We stayed here this past weekend (8/19/12) for a little "staycation".  The hotel is in a perfect location in the Quarter as there are tons of great restaurants, bars, antique shops, and museums with in blocks of this place.  Of course Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and the aquarium are all within a short walk as well.  

    The hotel is rather large, there is a restaurant inside the hotel (I have never eaten there) and of course the world famous Carousel Bar(see other review).  The staff is very friendly and attentive, the king size bed seemed even bigger that normal, and there is even one of those Keurig coffee machines in the room.  

    They do offer valet parking at 30.00 per day(ouch!) and a gazillion other ammenities as well.  My biggest issue with hotels now a days is when they don't offer free wi-fi.  15.00 per day is a little steep.  These  hotels suck at marketing, it seems like if they just charged you a few extra bucks for the room then offered "free" wi-fi, it would get you more business.

    22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    206. Lica N.
    One of the older hotels in the french quarter.  This place is small but elegant and comfortable.  You are close to pretty much everything you want to do in New Orleans.  Its a block removed from bourbon street so its not very loud and crazy.

    The staff is very warm and friendly including the doorman who was actually very cute, YUM!

    We got a room with 2 double beds, the view  was not great out our window but the room was very spacious.  Flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Hey we didnt come here to stare out a window and be cooped up in the room so it was all good.

    Although I didnt go up on the rooftop to the workout room till my last day it has a awesome view of the Mississippi River.  It's not really big but not too small with treadmills, elliptical and weight machines.  Right outside the workout room is a small rooftop pool, with a poolside bar.  

    The hotel cafe offers a nice breakfast buffet spread.  With fruits, eggs, bacon, French toast etc etc. There is a great bar downstairs "Carousel Bar" and an awesome Day spa "Spa Aria" as well that you can read my reviews on.

    05/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    207. Rachael B.
    My husband and I stayed here for a 3 day "mini-moon" following our Nashville wedding last month and could not have been more pleased. The hotel is perfectly situated in the quarter-- right in the middle of everything but a couple of blocks away from the noise. The hotel was beautiful and the service was excellent. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a a vieux carre king suite, which was a complete and wonderful surprise. The front desk staff, especially Crystal, were so warm, friendly and accommodating that we felt right at home.

    As my husband Jesse so eloquently put it "there may be nicer hotels in New Orleans, but we will never find out".

    Thanks and hope to see you for our anniversary :)

    25/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    208. Crystal G.
    Stunning hotel with a rich history. Very clean and the service is great. The rooftop has a great view of the city, it is definitely worth it.

    27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    209. Naveed B.
    If you are looking for a nice place to stay in NOLA, Hotel Monteleone is not a bad choice. It's a bit pricey, but it is also a famous, historic New Orleans hotel. It was a favorite of Faulkner and Hemingway. It's also in a wonderful location.

    I stayed here for NYE and it was a very good experience. Aside from trying to park my car due to the traffic in the area, checking in was an extremely smooth experience. They took my car and I was checked in in about five minutes. After putting my bags up, I walked downstairs grabbed a drink at the famous Carousel bar.

    The rooms were small, which seems common in old hotels. The bedding was decent. The bathroom was quite large for the room size and was very nice.

    The biggest problem I had on my trip was getting my car to leave. Since so many people had came in just for NYE there was a two hour wait to get your car. We ended up taking a cab to Elizabeth's Restaurant and by the time we were done it was cleared out.

    There are nicer places than the Monteleone, but overall I liked the place and would be willing to stay again.

    10/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    210. K K.
    Checked in early, staff was helpful with my questions, room rate was $109 for an executive king, room size better than traditional king, we had asked not to face the street, had a river view on 12th floor.  Since the 14th floor is haunted (interesting story from our waiter at restaurant) we knew in advance to request a lower floor.  Elevator was not working so we called the front desk to let them know, they did send up repair crews immediately. Non-smoking room, the folks next door were smoking, irritating at best, hotel security did come up as requested.

    Pool is nice but bar was closed, view is blocked but still beautiful sunsets.  Carousel bar nice but when you have a $12 cocktail and request food from the bar menu, they state that you have to remove yourself and go to the restaurant, hmm. Print out your boarding pass, that will cost you $7.00, no Wi-Fi.

    There is no shuttle to the airport but for $40 for 2 a taxi will take you there, much better than parking a car for $42.00 per day.  

    Beware of tiny, tiny, tiny pillows, wish we had tried the spa for a massage to get the muscles to unwind from sleeping on those tiny pillows.  Don't rely on a wake up call, just use your phone to wake you up.

    After 20 trips to NOLA and first stay here, would stay at this property again.

    01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    211. Pepper B.
    Not the best option in town. Small, expensive rooms. Claustrophobic; windows don't open. Heavy curtains. No make up mirror in bathroom. Horrible lighting. Front office on auto pilot. Front door gracious. Bar nice; good music and service. Very close to Bourbon Str, which is desirable if you drink heavily and want to hook up with strippers and drug dealers. Otherwise, accommodations deeper in the French Quarter much better. All the good culture is happening there

    12/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    212. John M.
    This is our favorite place to stay when visiting New Orleans.  We like it for many reasons but the location is perfect.   A block off of Brourbon, and jsut far enough away from the noise to make it nice.  The hotel is very classy with so much history.  We have had nothing but perfect service each time we stay.

    14/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    213. Danielle C.
    Stayed with my husband for our five year anniversary this past weekend.  The entire staff is exceptionally welcoming and did their very best to ensure our stay was to our liking. The hotel itself is breathtaking.  The staff  was kind of enough to upgrade us to a suite, overlooking the French Quarter.  Rooms are small but well appointed, and our bathroom was amazing!  The Carousel Bar was nice, although very crowded with non-staying patrons.  The pool had a great view and was perfect after walking around all day.  The location cannot be beat! Quiet at night, but close to everything.  We plan to stay at the Hotel whenever we visit.  Thank you for a truly magical Anniversary weekend.  We can not wait to come again!

    23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    214. A. B.
    Great history in this hotel.  Rooms are spacious and well decorated.  Bathrooms are a little cramped, but that's mostly due to the architecture of the building.  Centrally located to anything you'd want to do in the Quarter, but far enough away from the unsavory elements on Bourbon Street.

    Check-in staff was very pleasant and efficient, as was all of the staff.

    Only complaint is the fridge in our room was not cold at all.  Called and asked them to look at it, but it never did get resolved.  Didn't call again, as it wasn't a big deal for us, but I think they could've handled this better.

    The street noise can be a bit annoying in the evenings, especially when the street performers are out.  Not a huge issue for us, but if you're trying to get to sleep early, it might be a problem.

    Overall, a good experience.

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    215. Ryan S.
    Old style elegance, fashionable, and one of the most renowned bars (the Carousel Bar) in New Orleans! There is nothing to dislike about this hotel. On Royal St., this place is right in the thick of things with great fun and restaurants abounding in all directions...and a very short walk from Bourbon Street.

    Service is exceptional and, for the most part, invisible...with only folded toilet paper edges and chocolates on the refreshed bed as evidence of their presence. The rooms are very comfortable and semi-updated conforming to the vintage era-based feel of the place. You won't want to leave.

    16/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    216. Dindy H.
    I stayed at the hotel for 3 days and attended conference inside the hotel

    Overall a 3.5, I probably will not book this again on my own dime, but wouldn't strongly object either since it is a good location.  I  gave it 3 star since the cleanliness and slow checkin (when there were no other hotel guests!) outweighed the historic charm

    I started checking in at 3:10am due to flight delay, but didn't get to my room until 3:45m, there was NO line.   One lady seemed she didn't want to help when the nice lady was struggling with checking in, the other was nice but so slow.   It was the worst checkin hotel experience i have experienced in my recent memory.

    Historic. Yes

    Beautiful lobby and conference rooms and 16th/17th floor ballrooms.

    Room is a little more outdated then I would like

    Rooms and conference rooms are like part of a maze - it is hard to find.  Apparently this hotel was a combination of 3 or 4 buildings put together,so there are 4 sets of elevators on every floor in different parts

    Maybe it is the furnitures and bathrooms that feel outdated so it didn't feel sparking clean, but was bit bad.  However, I did see a big stain on a pillow with dried up grease or blood.   A tad disgusting but there were other pillows I can use so I didn't complain to housekeeping

    I don't know if they change the top layer patterned blanket or the decorative floral pillows next to the white pillows.

    17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    217. Dale H.
    The Hotel Monteleone is my home away from home whenever we visit N'awlins.

    It's on the edge of the French Quarter, just a block back from Bourbon Street, on Royal. The location is great. There are several really good restaurants nearby, and it's an easy walk to some high-end shopping on Canal Street and to Harrah's Casino. Of course the main reason we came to N'awlins was to enjoy the French Quarter. All the bars and restaurants there are easy to get to.

    Our room was very comfortable. The decor was a bit fussy but we didn't spend enough time in the room for it to matter. The bed was comfortable, and everything was spotlessly clean.

    We really enjoyed the weekend breakfast buffet. They had scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, pancakes, cereal, bacon, sausage, hash browns, grits, yogurt, biscuits and gravy, a variety of fresh fruit, and more. The price for the buffet also included coffee, juice, and they'd make an omelet for you if that's what you wanted.  It was well worth the $20.

    Check-in and check-out were were easy and everyone we encountered was friendly and eager to help if we needed something.

    I will absolutely stay here again!

    08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    218. Meg B.
    There are a lot of things to like about this place, but ultimately I am not sure if I would stay here again. On the good side, the hotel has a lot of charm, the staff is amazingly nice and friendly, room service was good, the fitness center and pool are great, and the location is excellent.

    However, the rooms are a little worn (although very clean) and I had a difficult time sleeping for two reasons. One, there was some fire alarm thing on the ceiling that blinked all night long. I told the front desk about the issue after the first night, and it was not remedied. So either my request was ignored, or it is not capable of being fixed. Two, the pipes in the bathroom make noise. I don't know if it is due to the age of the building or what, but long after the shower was off, the tub drain made weird sounds. Both of these issues combined made it difficult to sleep, which is the #1 thing I want to do in a hotel room.

    As an FYI, and this is really minor, if you order tea from room service menu, they give you chamomile tea. Now, I like chamomile, but first thing in the morning I need something caffeinated.

    04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    219. Cate I.
    This is my second stay and wow, what a let down. The room is crap. The bedding is itchy, cheap, and ugly. The room is tiny. I could be in a hotel anywhere and it's not a good feeling. It feels like one step up from a Super8. I stayed here before and the room and bathroom were beautiful. This one, total garbage. I will never stay here again, especially since this was booked as a birthday treat to myself. Oh and parking is $40+ tax but yeah there's no valet today so that money is just for you to park your car in a garage.

    13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    220. Stephanie M.
    Very nice hotel.  Service wasn't as top-notch as I had thought- no one offered to take our bags to our room.  The maid didn't clean up as well as I would have expected/hoped for.  My friend's room didn't even have a window, which was surprising.  And they weren't able to get our rooms next to each other as we had requested.  Granted, it was a sold out weekend, but we booked it 8 months in advance!

    The rooftop pool was really nice though.  I spent a lot of time just laying up there and reading.  The pool was smallish but never crowded and always a perfect temperature.

    And you cannot beat the location, everything was close.

    11/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    221. Emily W.
    Such a nice hotel. Rooms are great. The beds are doubles though, so they're small. Loved the worker's attitudes. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas! The business center was convenient when we needed to print tickets. And the carousel bar is too cool! Would stay again, even with the higher price. Loved it.

    20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    222. Alissa D.
    Amazing service! Stefanie was so considerate and did everything in her power to make sure my friends and I had a great time.

    The hotel is beautiful and in a great location. Everything in the FQ is within walking distance from here.

    03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    223. Beverly K.
    Having been in the hotel business, my expectations are always high.

    Location and atmosphere of this historical property is fantastic.  Great bedding and very quiet - a must for us.

    SERVICE - from Concierge Anne Brett, to the front desk, to their lovely housekeeping staff, were all friendly and professional.

    ROOM SERVICE - Breakfast for two served each morning with friendly greeting and perfect style.  I am only sorry I can't find the name of the cheery waiter from our first two mornings.  Food was great and the portions generous

    CLEANLINESS - superb, despite being a vintage hotel

    The only reason anyone might find not to stay here is if they expect everything to be shiny, new and modern.  I'll take grand and historical any day!

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    224. Lillian Z.
    I spent one night here during Southern Decadence on Labor Day weekend.  The location is VERY GOOD.  The staff was SUPER FRIENDLY.  The room was very clean and the drinks at the bar were great.

    The room was pretty small - very tight with 2 double beds.  The room service food portions were itty bitty.  The pool bar closes early in the evening just when it's about time to start drinking by the pool in my opinion!  

    All things considered I would return and would recommend to a friend.

    12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    225. Bartleby F.
    Gorgeous hotel.  I always stop in when I visit New Orleans.  I'd love to stay there, but the prices keep plebians such as myself from enjoying it.  The Carousel Bar is located in this hotel.  Tons of history and fun.

    21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    226. Liz D.
    Awesome!! That's all I can say about our stay here. What a beautiful hotel! They let us check in early and gave us a free room upgrade for our honeymoon. We even got 2 free drink coupons for the carousel bar downstairs-- also very cool. The whole stay went smoothly minus a few issues with our room keys deactivating.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    227. Lady G.
    This hotel is in the centre of the  historic French Quarter. Clean rooms. Roof top gym and pool. A great bar! All the staff there were awesome and very warm.

    03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    228. Dianna M.
    Hotel Monteleone.... Oh how I looked forward to loving you. Unfortunately that was not the case. Truthfully we started out on a sour note; Not once were we assisted by a doorman! Our arrival was a struggle, we had four large bags and had difficult time even entering the building. The room was very small, The sheets were fine however the heavily patterned waffle blanket under the sheet was very uncomfortable. Both nights that we were here we switched out the bedspread for the patterned blanket. The decor, heavy French; which I was expecting. Walls were thin and you could hear activity in the halls.
    First night here I stepped on something sharp that pierced my foot!
    On the plus side, the lobby is exquisite, the hotel is in an excellent location and was decorated beautifully for Christmas.
    I'd like to mention; Concierge (Anne) was extremely personable, Jani at the front desk was darling and Carmen in your essentials store was a delight. We  loved the carousel bar, the bartenders were helpful and engaging, the Pimms Cup was perfection. Would I stay here again? Probably not.

    04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    229. Beni M.
    Classic hotel w/ great bar and interesting details. Front desk was great. Rooms are not amazing but are clean. Good bathroom space but small tub.

    14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    230. Ako E.
    We try to stay at a different place every time we visit NOLA. So while booking our last trip H decided we should try Hotel Monteleone. We arrived late afternoon and upon entering the lobby I felt like I took a step back in time. There is a gorgeous antique Grandfather Clock in the middle of the lobby (which by today's standards is a bit small but oh so elegant!) There was another couple in front of us so I sat with the luggage while H checked us in which did not take long. We were directed to a set of elevators. I asked H which floor we were on & breathed a sigh of relief when it wasn't 7 or 14 (these floors boast the most ghost encounter with 14 having the most activity). Like the lobby & elevator our room was small but beautiful. Gorgeous drapes, bedding, wallpaper, furnishings....and the bathroom which was tiny but had quality fixtures, towels & toiletries. I immediately went to the bed to check the pillows out. I spied them in the lobby gift shop on the way to the elevator & just knew they would be heaven. And they were! My sleep experience in the bed was wonderful. The mattress was very comfortable, linens soft and pillows cloudy-ecstasy!

    Understated elegance would describe this place to a tee. The staff were courteous,exceedingly nice & unobtrusive. To date the best hotel experience in the French Quarter and the next time we visit NOLA it will be very hard not to repeat my hotel experience here.

    They say the French Quarter starts in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone. And what a nice welcome this place is & a great start your adventure.

    11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    231. Sean T.
    Outstanding hotel and great location in the French quarter. Classy, elegant but very homey....staff was wonderful, room was really nice ( bathroom was a tad small but whatever...), and the Carousel Bar is just a great place to have a drink - get there early to get a seat and take a ride. I will never stay in another hotel in New Orleans........this is my home away from home.

    01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    232. Kuanyu C.
    Hotel Monteleone is indeed a fancy stay, and preferred stay in New Orleans for most folks. It is situated close to Canal St and Bourbon St, plus only a very short walk to the French Quarter.

    I didn't stay at Hotel Monteleone, but because this is the first stop on the Scandalous Cocktail Tour, we came in and met the rest of the group.

    I was thoroughly fascinated by how all the maids actually dress up in what would considered as "maid outfit," and then wished I had actually chose here for the weekend. Oh well, you lived and you learned.

    Of course the coming attraction for us this evening was the Carousel Bar; the group stepped in and went straight to the Carousel trying to find seats, but apparently every other people in town have the same idea. Obviously the novelty is not just known by the tour but also the guests of the hotel itself, so we had to settled with other seating.

    Although it was still quite interesting to stand on the rotating carousel and let it go all the way around, which takes about a good 15-20 minutes; so if you get up from your seat and start stumbling, don't blame the carousel, the ground is really not moving under your feet

    28/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    233. Nancy W.
    My husband and I are locals. We booked a room for our anniversary to spend the night in the French Quarter.
    I am writing this review because I sent an email to the Hotel Monteleone telling them that there was mold embedded in the shower caulking, water in the ice bucket and lightbulbs out in our room.
    I wrote to them again, when I received an email asking me how our stay was. This was 3 months ago and I still have not received a return email.
    I would love to give this hotel another try and I would love to refer my friends and family, but not without an apology.

    21/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    234. Cid G.
    Bloody Mary Morning for Tales of the Cocktail!

    There is a poem by C. K. Chersterrton that states,

    The wine they praise in Paradise
    They make in Ponterey,
    The purple wine of Paradise,
    But we have better at the price;
    It's wine they praise in Paradise,
    It's cider that they pray.
    ================================

    Hotel Monteleone has had a great summer run.  Chance Bushman who I mention in my Spotted Cat shout outs had a weekly jazz gig.  There drinks are on the higher end of costs and they are standard in quality.  The setting makes the value reasonable to me.  Very clean and organized, very safe and secure.  Man always at the door welcoming guests.  This week walk in and take the first stairs to your right for the free Bloodys 8:30am-10:30am.

    Cheers!

    18/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    235. Steph L.
    Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!!!! We just stayed there and everything was...FABULOUS! From the doormen to front desk to bartenders (try the Fleur des Lis cocktail) to all the other employees, they make you feel like their only guest!!! The room was very clean and the beds are super comfy. Demond (the doorman) is not only great for fun conversation, but he knows the town and makes expert recommendations! The location is also perfect for partying on Bourbon, shopping on Royal or exploring the Square. We have such a great stay and we can't wait to return!!!

    10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    236. Ryan D.
    Busy but hip  strong vibe, with a nice mix of local business and visitor curiosity. Hugh was awesome behind the bar! His recommendations and attitude were awesome

    17/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    237. Olga P.
    Pretty nice hotel. I really loved the restaurant downstairs for breakfast. Buffet for $20 but really great quality. The best beignets I had in New Orleans, although at some point during the week the chef must have changed because they were cooked differently and were slightly less good. The beignets at the beginning of the week though were flaky and light and slightly savory and delightful. The potatoes and vegetables were excellent and so were all the other pastries they had there.

    So that's breakfast.

    The hotel was very clean and the fact that they have the gym and the pool on the roof is a really nice touch. Nothing like watching a sunrise on the treadmill.. ha.

    If you're sensitive to noise and you get a corner room, don't even unpack. Go down to reception and ask them to change it. We didn't realize what the noise level would be so we didn't say anything, and by the time we had unpacked and because we sleep like the dead we just decided to stay there, but it does get pretty noisy at night. From what we heard the rooms that don't face the street are quiet though.

    We didn't really have a chance to drink at the Carousel but it's there.

    06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    238. Jeff T.
    Stayed here for a conference and I'm glad my company booked this hotel....Fabulous!!! If I ever come back here to NO, I'll be staying here. I've never been to a hotel where you can get a breakfast cooked to order, not even in London....Pricey but worth it!!

    13/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    239. Haley W.
    Based on the reviews and price point I had high expectations. Hotel Monteleone did not deliver.

    My husband and I arrived around 2 pm and our room wasn't ready. We left our baggage and the staff actually asked us for a tip- which I thought was rather bold and distasteful. We didn't get a call until after 4 pm that our room was ready, which was a little less than ideal after a long day of travel.

    When we finally got to our room we asked for our bags to be sent up and didn't get them until my husband went to the front desk to ask about them. They had tried bringing them to the wrong room and then argued with my husband- saying that they were not in fact our bags.

    The room was okay- but not wildly impressive. We had a great view, dated decor, non-working phones. The bathroom was absolutely incredible and was a highlight for us.

    It was a hassle to get wifi and bottled water. The employees were not particularly friendly or helpful.

    The bar was pretty cheesy and extremely crowded. We skipped it and just went into town. This is in a fabulous location and extremely walkable.

    We ordered late night room service- which we weren't expecting to be great. However, this was beyond bad. From the very limited menu, we got a pizza that was simultaneously extremely burnt and cold.

    The absolute kicker was spotting a cockroach in the hallway! I definitely didn't sleep soundly and felt wildly disappointed with our stay.

    27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    240. Joseph F.
    The carousel bar here was too much fun! One rotation every 15 minutes. The drinks are cold and mixed well, and the bartenders are attentive. Fun atmosphere with a live jazz band on Thursday nights.

    05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    241. M S.
    Wow! Historic and so charming. Very clean room and a comfortable bed. Helpful staff. Fabulous bar and restaurant. Being in the center of the Quarter makes life easy to access all that we need - that nasty Bourbon Street, the classic NOLA restaurants, Jackson Square/St. Louis Cathedral, etc.

    In particular, Jo in reservations was especially helpful in discussing rooms and patient as we made decisions. In addition to her, Anne in Concierge was very knowledged in the area restaurants and made suggestions according to what we expressed. Her suggestions were right on.

    The rotating Carousel Bar itself is an experience with an eyeshot and earshot of the live jazz playing there until late. The Criollo restaurant is actually a big deal in the NOLA dining scene, too. Don't miss either of these.

    This is one of the last family owned Hotels in America but it's run excellently and very organized. The Monteleone is not about a place to just rest your head, you'll pay a little more but you'll also get so much out of the activities in this property alone.

    We recommend and will return here.

    23/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    242. Ashleigh M.
    Perfect location!  Right in the heart of the French Quarter, walking distance to Bourbon and Canal Street.  The room was small but charming, the lobby was beautiful, and the stafff very accomodating.  The Carosel Bar was fun but quite crowded in the evenings, as one may expect :)  I wish that we'd made it out to the roof deck and pool but we were so busy with all that NOLA had to offer.  I'll definitely stay here for my next visit back to NOLA!

    31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    243. Mel M.
    2nd trip to Nola and this was on my list. Old world charm meets modern day living. My 3rd trip to Nola and they had Mardi Gras decorations all over the lobby.  Beautiful 12 ft ceilings designed in a Beaux-Arts-style boutique Hotel.   When you walk through the doors the focal point in the lobby area is a huge grandfather clock.  Marble floors and antiques displayed around the lobby.  Famous authors frequented this hotel and now they can say Mel M of Yelp visits during every trip to Nola. Ha!

    02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    244. Eliza M.
    My boyfriend and I stayed here for our first trip to New Orleans. I read some of the reviews prior to booking out stay a few months ago. I must say that most of the negatives that I read here I did not experience. Rooms are on the smaller side and are not modernized, because this is a historic hotel. It actually added to
    the charm. The location is perfect. One block from Bourbon Street and Canal, but none of the craziness from Bourbon crossed over onto the block of the hotel. We were able to walk to everything we went to. The staff was always courteous and helpful. Carousel bar is packed and a fun place to stop in for a drink. To the reviews complaining about the room service, I would say walk a block or two
    for authentic cuisine. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to the French Quarter.

    29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    245. Ron B.
    My stay here was due to not wanting to drive around and be right in French Quarter from the hotel. I enjoyed my stay there. The beds were comfortable and room service did not disappoint. If you care not to dine in, there are a ton of places to eat right on Bourbon Street. I highly recommend due to proximity to everything New Orleans is known for.

    12/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    246. Justin C.
    Solid hotel in a great location for a competitive price. We came for the Book of Mormon show. Walked everywhere. Had a pre-show dinner at the hotel restaurant. Keurig and iPod Dock in the room.

    Only downside: WiFi not free.

    27/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    247. Jillian R.
    Disclaimer: I'm writing this review for the common areas of the hotel, which I've experience during the past two "Tales of the Cocktail" events.

    The rooftop pool is small but offers a truly spectacular view of the city. Lounging poolside during TOTC made me feel like I was at an exclusive party in L.A. Really nice.

    The Carousel Bar is a New Orleans institution--if you have a little extra money to drop I highly suggest grabbing a drink here. If you can't find a seat on the carousel, try to snag the little two-seater table right in the front window: a people watcher's dream.

    Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Monteleone feels like a grand old dame full of luxury and secrets. If walls could talk, right? I'd love to stay here the next time I take a vacation without leaving NOLA.

    03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    248. Mike W.
    We are in New Orleans for a friend's wedding and our 5th Anniversary and we called and reserved a room here at the Monteleone for 3 nights.  We joined their Hotel Club and let them know about our anniversary and we were upgraded to a suite.  These are very nice rooms with a King sized bed and a beautiful bathroom.  The bed was comfortable and the staff was excellent.  We never heard any noise from outside.  My only negative thought was the lack of a view outside our window with a view of a wall.  That and the fact we had to leave to soon.  I wish we could have stayed a couple of extra days and explored New Orleans more.

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    249. Dave C.
    I have been coming to New Orleans for over 25 years for business and this year I decided to spend the holiday's in New Orleans and I had always wanted to stay at the Hotel Monteleone. I have been to the carousel bar many times but never stayed at the hotel.  I booked online and it was very easy and they offered a check-in upgrade if they had room.  Well when I checked in the upgrade was available and I did it.  I was underwhelmed with the room as an upgrade but it was nice and clean and had a very nice view of the Mississippi.  It was a long travel day so we hit the quarter and decided to call it a night and watch a movie, well the movies didn't work at all so we called down to the front desk and they sent engineering up to fix the problem.  Well to make a long story longer they could not fix the TV and when I called down to complain they went out of there way to make it right and they upgraded us to a Jr. suite to make sure we were happy with the hotel.  I am very please to tell you that they staff will do whatever it takes to make your stay so special!!!

    I will be back and I will be staying here!!

    15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    250. Stephie Z.
    It's an old hotel therefor the bathrooms are tiny and you can hear everything your neighbor or the drunk bitches in the hallway say. Since it is an old hotel the rooms are small, but well decorated in an overbearing rich aunt kind of way. It does feel super cool to be in a place that was mentioned in books by Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemmingway, and William Faulkner, amongst others.

    There is a small pool surrounded by loads of lovely flowering bushes on the 16th floor. Be aware that if you stay on the 15th floor, you have to go down to the 10th, walk past the first elevator shaft, catch the 2nd elevator, and ride back up to the 15th.  Total cluster, but there is a pool waiting at the end of that clusterfuck rainbow. They serve alcoholic beverages and food at the pool and there are always fresh towels.  Don't get the peach bellini - it's a rip off.    

    It's close to all that the French Quarter has to offer and there are always taxis waiting outside.

    A tiny piece of Double Jeopardy the movie was filmed in the lobby.  Don't act like you don't remember that shit.

    10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    251. LN F.
    Getting here on a Saturday night was a disaster and we were directed to pull around to a different side of the hotel to park, which was not easy to find due to the other parked shuttles.  By the time we got out, we were greeted very nicely by several staff members and shown the way to the check in desk, which was fortunate, given that the lobby was crawling with what seemed like several hundred people.  I believe there were at least two parties going on, a Xmas party and maybe a wedding?  Nonetheless, it was so crowded, we were unable to see the bar, lobby, or restaurant, waited until the next morning and checked everything out--beautiful, stunning, no other way to say it.  

    Our room was on the 3rd floor, fairly small, a desk, a chair, a TV cabinet with fridge, and two night stands.  The bathroom was teeny, there was no way two adults could have fit in there at once unless one was at the sink and the other was showering.  It was pretty clean.  I really liked the quality of their toiletries and towels and there were lots of them, which I appreciated.

    The down sides were the music below was so loud, the floor, mirror, windows, and lamps were vibrating.  This went on for several hours and I have no idea when it stopped, as we left the room at 9:30 p.m.  Had we been trying to sleep, this would have been a major obstacle and we would have asked for another room, it was that bad.  Also, we tried to move the bed out to plug in a machine (CPAP for sleep apnea) and found an electrical socket under the head board that had no cover--fire hazard??  Also, we discovered the king sized box spring and mattress were placed upon a queen-sized frame, which explained why the bed curiously sagged on both sides and we almost slid off while sitting.  In the morning, despite my turning the 'privacy' lock on the door (which I later discovered did not light up on the doorknob side), housekeeping knocked on every single door, including ours on the day we were to check out.  This is just pure laziness or disorganization on the part of their housekeeping supervisor--they should know what rooms need cleaning and which ones don't.  Instead, I had to listen to them tapping and knocking and saying "housekeeping" for about 5 mins.  There has to be a better way.  Also, if there are noisy people in the hall or passing by, you can definitely hear it.

    While the staff doesn't ask for it, they seem to indicate by lingering a little they want to be tipped when you drop off the car, tipped when you pick up the car, tipped when you leave your bags and tipped again when you pick up your bags.  It can get expensive if you give in and they are certainly not rude if you don't tip.  Still, I don't like the lingering as if they are silently indicating "tip me."

    Bottom line, great location, love the history, love it's family owned, beautiful downstairs.  However, given the noise, lack of attention to several details in the rooms, we will be looking to stay somewhere else next time.  It's too bad, I wanted to love this place, and maybe I would, if I had not gone on a Sat night and/or stayed on an upper floor in a suite or larger room.

    16/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    252. Roger B.
    We stayed here at the Monteleone for a mini staycation over Christmas Eve with some friends.  We were greeted in our room by a bottle of wine and wine glasses.  (They knew how to catch my attention.)  The rooms were classy and clean.   My wife fell in love with the high ceilings with the beautiful crown molding.  Our beds were comfortable.  Morning coffee and tea was from a Keurig coffee maker.  The Monteleone may be a stately old hotel, but there was an iPod docking station in the room.  Before we headed out for dinner, we spent some time by the roof top pool, enjoying the view of the river with a glass of wine.  As expected, the staff was helpful and friendly.  

    As you leave the Monteleone, you are on Royal Street amidst all the antique stores.  I still think whistfully about that half million dollar antique French dining room set in the window of the store across the street from the main entrance.  Not that I could ever afford it.  It wasn't an everyday sight for leaving a hotel.

    12/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    253. Margaret P.
    We moved  from a less expensive hotel to go to this hotel for our last three nights in New Orleans. What a mistake. The room was small, much smaller than the other hotel. The worst thing was that I felt like I was being nickel and dimed for everything. Wi-Fi is advertised as free, but read the fine print. It is free for only one night. After that they expect you to pay $20 per day for Wi-Fi.  Everything else about this hotel was rather pedestrian. For the price I don't recommend it.  Oh by the way, I found a multiple pubic hairs in my shower

    12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    254. Andrea M.
    Stayed here for a quick weekend trip. It is right in the French Quarter one block over from Bourbon street. Very convenient location.  The lobby is beautiful and elegant. All the guys that help you curbside from the valet to the doorman were extremely friendly and helpful. Not overly impressed with the front desk staff, but the couple times we dealt with the front desk it was the same person, so maybe it was just her. As other Yelpers mentioned you do hear a lot of noise from the streets depending on room location. But, again you are a block off Bourbon street in the French Quarter - you should expect that. I heard one particular street performer basically sing karaoke all night. Heavy in his rotation was Adele's Someone Like You. He probably sung it at least 4 times an hour and sometimes back to back. Personally we found it funny and found him the next night on the street and tipped him! Back to the rooms,  ours was very small and in need of some updating. After seeing how nice the lobby was, I was a bit disappointed in the room. Overall a decent stay, but will probably check out another place the next time.

    23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    255. Greg S.
    Beautiful hotel with small, clean rooms in a convenient location.  The carousel bar boasts two Jazz bands throughout the evening, but on Fridays and Saturdays it can be packed wall to wall. Our room was on the 7th floor, but it was still loud and we could hear the music playing until midnight. If you're a light sleeper, this will be an issue. The concierge was knowledgeable and friendly in helping us book yours. Staff was friendly.

    09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    256. Prudence M.
    Everything was great, bed is comfy, great movie options. The only thing that needs work is the late night room service menu. You can either get pizza, burgers, cheesecake or pecan pie (which they were out of during my stay). I'd stay here again if I was planning to be out partying instead of staying in watching movies :)

    28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    257. Mike C.
    My stay at Hotel Monteleone was pretty satisfactory. I stayed in a room with one other person.

    There were some strange things that occurred during my stay. Just to offer some examples: the tv turned off by itself and the shower handle moved on its own.

    The view from my room was satisfactory. I had a view of royal street. Not much else.

    The decor was drab. The room was decorated like we were still in the 18th century. If it wasn't for the tv, the safe, and the Keurig machine, I would think I'm in a time warp.

    Overall I still enjoyed my stay, but some say that the 7 and 14 floors are haunted. Other than these couple of odd supernatural interactions, I would say that overall the hotel is worth trying.

    30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    258. Karen S.
    As a local, this was family's favorite place to stay when they came to visit.  Now that I've finally stayed here, I can see why.

    The location is fantastic.  You're right in the Quarter close enough to play tourist, but yet off the raucous mess that is Bourbon Street...if you want it, it's there, but you can safely avoid it if needed.  It's also very close to the CBD.

    The rooms are also attractive and comfortable.  Decorated in Victorian-era style, they match the overall theme of the hotel.  Note that almost every property in the Quarter has smaller rooms than you might be accustomed to.  The service is some of the best I've had at a hotel, which you'll find out in your first 5 minutes at this place.

    Fantastic meeting spaces if you're booking a business event, and above average buffet catering for them complete the picture.

    And of course, this hotel has the famous Carousel Bar, which is probably the best hotel bar in the city.  I've been a longtime patron of that particular establishment.  It's a Classic.  Stop by even if you don't stay at the Monteleone.

    26/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    259. Casual U.
    As the man at the front desk just told me, check-in "begins at 3, that doesn't mean a room will be available."

    But we can check our bags for a fee and have a drink at the bar (not complimentary) while we wait. Right now the lobby is crammed full of people waiting for them to get their rooms available for check-in.  

    This is a pretty lobby, but I'd rather be in the room they promised me. As I'm sure would all the other folks who are waiting.

    Won't stay here again. Not sure we are staying for the night.

    25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    260. Carolynn S.
    Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. The location is great, close to the streetcars. Service was average to good. The doorman found my sunglasses on the seat where I was waiting and held them for me!!! BEWARE - the carousel bar is beautiful but the signature drink is far from your average cocktail. We unwittingly ordered one (after rounds of hurricanes, a "fish bowl", and jello shots on Bourbon). Yeah, that was the straw that broke the camels back!!! Little did we know it has absinthe in it. Needless to say, I had to reschedule our tour the next morning haha.... It was all in the fun though, no hard feelings.

    07/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    261. Lois V.
    I have stayed at the Monteleone twice before and as other reviewers have said, booked it specifically for the ambiance and location in the French Quarter. What I didn't expect this time however was to be bitten by bedbugs!  

    I stayed in room 870 from Oct 20th to the 24th. I found a bug that looked like a tick in the sleeve of my pj's, swollen with some of blood. I'd never seen one before and wondered where I picked up this bug that looked like the cousin of a tick. I had bites on my neck, face, hands, arms and chest - probably about a dozen in all - itchy too.

    It wasn't until I came home and looked up bedbugs that I found the picture that confirmed my fear.

    I called the hotel and left a message detailing the dates I stayed and the room I occupied. No one bothered to call me back.

    I hate to bash a great place to stay but I really don't want to share my hotel room with the little biters.

    Beware

    03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    262. Sabrina H.
    Omg What a great place to stay . My boyfriend and i are already planning our return to this hotel. Loved both the bars and the food served in the Crillio  Leon our server is a gem . Monteleone  whatever you doing keep up the good work

    11/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    263. Nicole R.
    Celebrating our honeymoon over New Years week, we were lucky enough to score a few nights at the historic Monteleone. I'll forever want to stay there when visiting New Orleans. The decor is lovely, the staff very accommodating (we received an upgrade), and the location is fantastic for exploring the city on foot. The rooftop pool is so awesome with really neat views. Our room had a beautiful and relaxing jacuzzi tub. I can't wait to convince my husband to bring me back!

    03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    264. Tee B.
    I had previously visited New Orleans with an okay experience. This time it was wonderful!!! For so many years I had been wanting to attend the Essence Music Festival and I finally did so.
    Location:
    The hotel is in the French Quarter a block away from Bourbon St. The energy was crazy!!! There's a Walgreens right across the street from the hotel, so that helps for snacks or any traveling items that may have been forgotten. Seeing that it is in the French Quarter, there can be an awful smell sometimes...... I didn't smell anything atrocious near the hotel. : )

    Lobby/Check In:
    The lobby is beautiful!!!!!!! Do not be deceived......the French Quarter looks run down. But stepping into this lobby is like stepping into another world. Doorman were courteous; as well as the hotel personnel. There was no line, so I didn't have to wait to check in. The front desk Lindsay was super nice.

    The Room:
    It is smaller than the standard hotel (I had a double), but it was clean. I would not try to fit more than 3 people in their standard rooms......get to a suite if you're able to. The view from my room was of the river & the bridge. A plus is that I did not hear any noise from the neighboring rooms - good insolation. I don't know what it is about hotels investing in the cheapest pillows that has no fluffiness to them at all. I had to use the decorative pillow to give me a little more support. There was an extra pillow & a blanket in the closet, but that was not enough for 3 people. Not sure if it was our room, but the toilet was twisted. Our knees were rubbing against the shower tub.

    The Restaurant:
    Had breakfast there one day during my stay. For it to have been so early in morning (7:45a) they were so slow! The food was ok...... nothing to get excited about.

    Bottom Line:
    There are many hotels to choose from in the French Quarter & New Orleans alone. Would I stay here again......YES!!!!!!!

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    265. Greg G.
    I stayed at the Hotel Monteleone for four nights in January 2014. My stay started off well since they allowed me to check in when I arrived at about 10:30 AM. However it almost immediately dipped a bit when I discovered my room and bathroom were quite small and had a view of a wall.  (Perhaps I should have been less fugal and splurged for a better room!). However, the furnishings were nice (think Marriott caliber). Perhaps most importantly, the bed was comfortable!  If you're in town to visit the French Quarter (or the immediate area), the location can't be beat -- it's very close to the craziness, without being too close!

    I wasn't sure what my rating should be...my stay was pleasant, but nothing was particularly remarkable. For some reason, four stars seems a bit high, but three stars seems a bit low. I gave the Hotel Monteleone the benefit of the doubt, and settled on four stars.

    15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    266. Alicia W.
    Traveled to NOLA for a conference and brought my 9 mo. old son.  The hotel set up an actual crib in our room with a cute sheet.  Was very impressed that they were so accommodating!  Room was spacious for being a converted residence and in a major city.  Hotel staff was always gracious and welcoming.  We really enjoyed our stay.

    17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    267. Libby V.
    This lobby is so beautiful...it's old time elegant. I can picture Audrey Hepburn sitting here in her little black dress and pearls, with a cigarette holder...maybe I'll do that someday. But then again cigarettes make me cough so maybe not.

    It's a great place to stop and rest after spending hours walking around the French Quarter. And don't tell anyone cause we don't want the secret out...but the restrooms are the best in the Quarter. At Christmas time, we walked in and found a choir singing. How cool is that? And while it's beautiful any time of year, it's most beautiful during the holidays. One of these days I need to actually stay here just so I can say I did.

    This is also home of one my favorite lounges...the Carousel Bar. I've spend many hours and many dollars here and it's all so worth it. Used to sit at the Carousel Bar which rotates, but nowadays I like a window table where I can watch the world go by! A trip to NOLA would not be complete without toasting my love here. Life is good...

    16/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    268. Cass J.
    I stayed her over the Christmas week and had an enjoyable time in New Orleans for the first time.  The Hotel Monteleone is a charming old world hotel on Royal Street among all of the local boutiques and antique shops.  A perfect hotel away from the noise and activity of Bourbon Street which is just one block parallel away.  The lobby is decorated beautifully during Christmas with garland and lights along the windows and doors of the front and the main lobby with several Christmas trees throughout.  Elegant and classic.

    We stayed on the 14th Floor, which I heard gets a lot of paranormal activity.  Unfortunately, the ghouls must have been on vacation for the holiday too, as they did not pay us any visit during our 6 day stay at the Monteleone.   In regards to the room, yes, it is a bit small, but still charming.  

    The reason for the 3 star review comes from a few factors, that were more like annoyances:

    Housekeeping did a sub-par job.  On several occasions, we did not have our toilet paper rolls replenished, when there was significantly less than half a roll left.  There was not an extra roll supplied, so we had to either do a search of an idol cart with extra toilet paper and/or called to have some sent up. This happened on 3-4 separate occasions.  Our glass cups were also not replaced and left completely used.  

    An odd situation, I typically do tip every day during my stay in hotels, and on 3 out of the 6 days, our tip which was left on the side table was not taken.  I don't know if this was due to the fact that maybe the housekeeper did not like the amount left, or because of the fact that the housekeeper knew that he/she was going to be lazy in cleaning, and therefore, decided not to take the tip left.  In either case,  housekeeping seemed to be off, throughout the entire trip.  

    The heating system seemed awkward too, it was always either too warm or too cold, and never a middle point at all.

    The front door and bell staff are extremely friendly, as well as the front desk staff.

    Overall, the Monteleone is a beautiful hotel in the French Quarter...the location is perfect, and conveniently located to the street cars and public transit.  

    I'd stay here again, but housekeeping needs to pick it up a little bit, and make sure that all the rooms have an adequate amount of toilet paper...No one wants to take a crap, only to realize there's not enough left for you.  Waiting on the toilet while you call up for an extra is just a big NO NO.

    01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    269. Dan L.
    On a recent trip to the French Quarter, we stayed at Hotel Monteleone. I knew of it through friends, family and colleagues but had never stayed. We loved it. Great room, service and overall experience. The architecture and interior design was nostalgic and the bar is fantastic. Located near the heart of the French Quarter. I will be back

    30/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    270. Daniel L.
    A cool. boutique-ish fancy boy hotel with a great location for nearby bar related debauchery as well as a fantastic bar inside the hotel. The lobby is always quite densely packed with people and the coming/going through the front door is more NYC than NOLA as you wait in line behind a mess of other people just to get in or out. All things considered, one of the hotels you should definitely think about - but you might find something else that better suits your needs just as much.

    11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    271. Linda M.
    We stayed for two nights in an executive double queen room on the 14th floor (for a wedding). Definitely high-end luxury, great location in the French Quarter on Royal Street, fantastic restaurant (most delicious burger I've ever tasted!) and a happening bar, etc. Yes, it's true -- the rooms/bathrooms are tiny, as are the elevators.  I'm so glad we didn't bring the toddlers because we could hear everything in our hallway -- not a place to bring loud little active tots.  
    As an English/Language Arts teacher, I'm just absolutely in love with this hotel, and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to stay there.  This hotel is an official literary landmark, and the impressive guest list of influential literary geniuses include: Truman Capote, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, and Ernest Hemingway.  
    I heard there's a resident ghost, but I didn't witness anything out of the ordinary (maybe next time ;-).

    28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    272. Megan B.
    $10 a day for WiFi?  Is that a joke?  I know you want your hotel to look like it's straight out of the 19th Century, but that doesn't mean your WiFi policy should be as such.  Since I travel quite a bit, I just assumed most hotels don't charge for WiFi anymore and had I known this from the outset, I would have thought twice about booking a room here.

    We booked a standard room with one king-sized bed, which was reflected in our reservation confirmation but upon arrival, they had us reserved for two double beds.  C'mon, man!  Before I got all loco on on the front desk, I simply asked if we could switch to a room with a king bed.  At first the guy at the front desk was hesitant, stating they were at capacity, but once a manager came over and took a look she switched it with no problem.

    Also, I have to say that they had the worst pillows.  With one pillow you can feel your head still resting on the mattress and two pillows is just too fluffy and awkward.  I ended up taking a folded-up towel and placing it under a single pillow.  It worked well enough to get me through three nights.  The bed was very comfortable otherwise.

    With all that said, I really have no other complaints about the hotel.  Yes, the standard rooms are quite small, but really, what are you doing in your hotel room that you need that much space?  It was comfortable enough for two people to move around in.  The bathrooms were also small, but again, I'm not in there doing aerobics.  I don't need that much space.  There was a full length mirror on the outside of the bathroom door and another in front of the desk, so I could do my makeup and hair there while my husband was showering.

    Although I didn't order off of it, the room service menu looked good, and wasn't priced much higher than a normal room service menu.

    The staff was all very courteous and the hotel and rooms were very clean.  The noise level was as to be expected since you're just a block off Bourbon Street and drunk, spoiled frat boys are stumbled up to their rooms at 5am.

    I'm not sure whether this was intentional or not, but their pool is shaped like a coffin.

    26/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    273. Barb F.
    I stayed here on a cross country trip. The staff is AMAZING and really care about your stay with them and I would stay there again! The Carousel Bar is cute and historic it gets crowded so I suggest going at an off-hour to get a seat at the bar because it's worth It!
    The hotel restaurant is beautiful but the food is pricey for what you get but the location is AWESOME and there are plenty of places to walk to! They are also a dog friendly hotel though, it's hard to find a grassy area for them to use (which will be the case at any hotel in the French Quarter)
    The only thing that bugged me is that parking is $45 a day even for hotel guests.

    22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    274. Crystal I.
    My husband and I stayed here a month ago while on a weekend getaway to New Orleans. We loved our stay here! The staff was extremely helpful and the location on the hotel is priceless. Everything is within walking distance which is extremely convenient, Bourbon street is literally two blocks away. The only negative I would say is the size of the room it is very small and there was no view. All and all though, when we come back to New Orleans we would definitely stay here!

    20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    275. Rhodes G.
    Overpriced. Poor service. If these things appeal to you then you have found the perfect hotel - book now!! :)

    Otherwise, take advantage of the other hotels in the area.

    Now I am all for supporting family owned hotels, would rather stay at a unique historical boutique hotel over a national chain but when you check in and your room is not ready until 6:30 pm ( wish I was kidding) or having to contact housekeeping twice and finally going to the front desk to get the room cleaned (manager finally had to go up himself to endure it would be done before 7pm - but in a city with great historic hotels, learn from my disappointing experience and book elsewhere...

    02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    276. Patrick S.
    All in all, this is a good hotel. There were a few things in my room that weren't working when I arrived. My phone, TV and a lamp did not work, but luckily they weren't really important parts of my trip. It actually took a couple of tries before my phone was fixed, and I didn't notice the lamp or TV until the day I left. I do think they could use a better system of getting guests into their rooms though. If it was this much of c luster on a regular day, I can only imagine how bad it would be during Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. The rooms are also old, but I expected that since this is a historical hotel.

    All of the employees were really nice and helpful. The location of the hotel is also great since it is on Royal Street and just a block or so from Canal Street. A special thanks goes to one of the doormen, Burt. Because of some road work, there were no taxi cabs lined up. He actually ran up the street about a block to hail a taxi for me. I thought that was a great example of awesome service. I'm sure I will be back again.

    21/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    277. Claire B.
    We had been recommended this place by a close friend so we came in to check out the carousel and have a bite to eat for lunch. We first tried sitting in the bar closest to the carousel but after being ignored we tried the other bar around the corner from that in the hotel. Our bartender was not very friendly, and when he said thank you a few times he didn't really acknowledge it. We had a couple drinks that tastes good, but were 4 dollars more expensive than Brennan's which is a few doors down and a lot nicer. I had a tiny cup of chowder, which wasn't even served with bread or crackers and it was $8. It tasted fine, but it wasn't exceptional and it was way overpriced for how it was served. My husband had a poor boy that was also tiny considering we have had quite a few that were great and three times the size and half the cost. The poor boy was served with a pickle and dip, no real sides. The only time the Bartender smiled at us is when we asked for the check, when it was time to pay and tip, all of a sudden he could be bothered to give us the time of day. all in all, I was disappointed. I expected a lot more from this place. Save your money and check out one of the million other nice restaurants on this block. The only reason I didn't give it less stars was because the food wasn't bad tasting. Just the portions, price, and service sucked.

    19/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    278. Hannah P.
    I enjoyed my stay in New Orleans at the Monteleone. The location was convenient as it was in the middle of the French Quarter. From the outside it's beautiful and when you step in the lobby its just as beautiful.

    Our room: pretty spacious, but the decor is almost colonial. Maybe I don't know the right term for it, but it reminds you of your great-grandmothers home, very frilly with lots of floral patterns. At first I didn't like it because it felt so dated, but I came to understand it's part of the vibe. There are iron poles across all of the windows, makes you feel a little unsafe I would say.

    The restaurant downstairs was very nice, I enjoyed eating there. As others have mentioned the bar is a rotating carousel which is just pretty cool to check out.

    If you have a car with you, they park the car in a lot across the street. Sometimes it'll take several minutes to get the car out because it's been double parked in, etc. I highly suggest you calling ahead to get your car out. However driving around the French Quarter was just a huge pain in the ass.

    I would go back if staying at the French Quarter, I would say it's one of the nicest hotels there. But if your options are more open to outside the French Quarter than it would be nice to look into something else just because the noise level is so high there.

    14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    279. Anastacia M.
    We try a new hotel every time to go to the French Quarter. We ended up choosing Hotel Monteleone. I thought the location was great. The lobby is beautiful and charming. Supposedly the hotel is haunted but luckily we didn't experience anything like that. I'm a chicken when it comes to stuff like that!  It also has a great bar inside called the Carousel Bar which is an experience all its own. The rooms are ok. They are very small and the bathrooms are even smaller. We planned on enjoying the French Quarter most of our trip so the room wasn't that big of a deal.

    22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    280. Jessica W.
    Came into town for just one night, having tickets to see the snarkypuppys live recording of family dinner 2.  Loved this hotel. It was close to everything... and by everything I mean cafe du monde =) Even being the last week of mardi gras, the staff was very nice and valet for our car was prompt. It was teeming with people, but we expected that during mardi gras... also due to the fact Hotel Monteleone is famous for their carousal bar (yes, it moves) It's very elegant and we loved our stay. Only disclaimer would be that at first glance--- room service (served 24 hrs) seems really affordable.... $13 for a burger etc. But be sure to tack on 21% delivery and like 19% for something else-- all together totaling $21 without gratuity. Esh. But I guess that's what you pay for staying in a classy hotel in the middle of the french quarter. I can't complain.

    17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    281. Anthony L.
    The W was booked so this has aways been one of my favorites before the W came to the city. Always great customer service from check in to check out. Definitely one of the best hotels in the city.

    03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    282. Tom S.
    I can't say enough good things about this place. The staff is warm and accommodating. Room service was delicious and appropriately timed. The hotel is classic and beautiful. Wonderfully located within walking distance from anything you'd want to experience in the french quarter.

    10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    283. Johana S.
    Very beautiful hotel!
    Super small rooms but their restaurant and carousel bar make up for it

    16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    284. Kim S.
    Hotel Monteleone is a gorgeous hotel at the Canal Street end of Toulouse, right in all the action of the Quarter, but far enough away from Bourbon Street to be reasonably quiet. There's a pool on the roof to help you cope with those hot, sticky New Orleans days, a restaurant, and a quirky bar called the Carousel. There's also supposed to be a resident ghost, but I didn't experience anything paranormal during my stay :)

    The rooms are a little pokey, but comfortable and fitted out nice wooden side tables and desk and an ornate gilt-framed mirror. It has all the amenities you expect from a top end property like cable TV, a safe and free wifi in the rooms.

    All the staff were very helpful and friendly, but I have to mention Anita at the tour desk in particular. She was great and made sure I got the most out of my four day stay in New Orleans. Within 30 minutes of checking in she'd made all my tour bookings for me, arranged pick ups with the tour company's, as well as giving me some great restaurant reservations.

    Special thanks also goes to Perseus for ensuring that everything in my room was maintained in working order. Overall, a great hotel and highly recommend it.

    03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    285. Monie H.
    Hotel Monteleone is in the perfect NOLA location - immediately at the beginning of The French Quarter. It is conveniently located to all the cool & crazy "happenings."

    We had a "traditional" style room, which was small, but beautifully decorated with old world charm.  I referred to the room as cozy, since it was very pretty :-)

    An on site fitness center, rooftop pool (with a bar), and high quality restaurant and bar made the stay even nicer. I like lots of nice amenities. There is also a mini frig and iPod radio /charger in the room.

    We were also given oversized white robes to use while staying at the hotel. I like extras!

    The hotel is clean, neat , & the staff is friendly & helpful.  Bring some singles for tipping.

    The room was kept clean during our stay. I'd go back to this hotel, but might get a suite to have a larger room.

    10/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    286. Danny E.
    Really enjoyed our stay; it's close to Canal, and far enough from Bourbon St. that it's quiet.  The rooftop pool was fantastic, and had a great view.  The hotel is a "classy" place, and the various prices reflect that as well.  

    Would recommend it, without reservation.

    25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    287. Dennis S.
    They have it all figured out.  Everything was terrific.

    No reason to go overboard with details.  The Hotel Monteleone did everything right for our stay in NOLA.  Their location can't be beat.  Staff is friendly.  The room was terrific - updated, clean, with everything we wanted, including coffee maker and frig.  The room was not huge, but who needs that.  We had a king bed, a good TV, a desk, and a comfortable chair.  Closet and drawers for clothes and room to leave one suitcase out and accessible.  Famous bar and shop in lobby; rooftop pool to enjoy the sun.

    Five stars all the way.

    10/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    288. Laura H.
    My fiancé and I wanted to take a trip to celebrate our anniversary, which falls on Halloween, so New Orleans seemed like the perfect place. We researched hotel after hotel before finally deciding on Hotel Monteleone. This ended up being one of the best decisions we've ever made, right up there with deciding to get married!

    The Monteleone is stunningly beautiful. The Beaux-Arts-style architecture is breathtaking, but that's just the beginning. The lobby drips with elegance, from the massive chandeliers to the well-dressed doormen to the Carousel Bar (more on that in a bit) and Criollo restaurant; the rooms are fantastic; the rooftop pool and bar is beautiful with an unbeatable view of the city; and the meeting spaces looked to be very nice, too. And you absolutely cannot beat the location on Royal Street, which is conveniently central but located far enough away from the madness of Bourbon Street.

    We had an incredibly easy check-in, and upon mentioning our reason for celebrating, were upgraded to a junior suite. I see other reviews mentioning noise - maybe it was because we were located at the far end of the floor, but we didn't hear a thing. Our riverview suite was gorgeous, with a beautiful parlor that looked out on the Mississippi. The bedroom featured a wonderful King bed that we loved sinking into each night. The marble and granite bathroom was fantastic, with a deep tub with jets, separate glass shower and large vanity. It was wonderful to have another bathroom in the parlor, which was smaller, but also lovely. The suites are decorated in a very classic style, but I've stayed at modern hotels and found the Monteleone plenty modern for me. More than anything, it's beautiful and comfortable - what more could you want?

    Back to the Carousel Bar, it was so fun staying at the Monteleone because it's a New Orleans destination in and of itself. The Carousel Bar is a popular hangout for good reason - the 25-seat bar rotates slowly like a real carousel, and looks like one, too. It was so fun to sit there with my sweetie and listen to live music while sipping my French 75. Can't get a seat at the bar? There's plenty of other (non-rotating) seating in the rest of the lounge.

    I would be remiss to finish this review without mentioning the service. Not only did our check-in agent upgrade us, but he gave us great recommendations for places to eat. Our room was expertly cleaned each day, and turndown service was a delightful amenity. Check-out was easy, too, and the doormen were very friendly and helpful.

    If you are planning a trip to New Orleans and want to stay in the French Quarter, you absolutely must stay at the Monteleone!

    02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    289. Mike A.
    Want to stay in an older-feeling hotel where you can hear everything that's happening in the room next door? Stay here!

    Want to stay somewhere else? Stay there!

    It's up to you. You're an adult (probably). You can make your own decisions.

    Do you think kids use Yelp, actually? I never thought about that. I doubt they do...I wonder if they ever will. Maybe they will just use something else. Like word of mouth. Or snapchat reviews. Or whatever else is out there that I should be identifying with kids, instead of snapchat, which really isn't an original comment on kids at this point.

    There are stairs and carpeting right when you walk in to the hotel. This is a pain in the ass when you are traveling with a couple of suitcases. A ramp and some tile would be a much more functional choice. Maybe one day. Maybe.

    18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    290. Denny K.
    This was a very nice, old but remodeled hotel in the French Quarter. I stayed here for four days in June and thought that almost everything was great.
    The concierge, front desk and bell men were all friendly and helpful. The room was smallish but really clean and had almost everything that you would need. Great soft towels, the bathroom was roomy and well lit, water pressure, shower head and temperature was fine.
    Pool on the roof was neat, and I could hide up here every morning for an hour where it was really quiet.
    Bar was hopping every night, bartenders fantastic, fun and really know how to mix a manhattan!
    Great location across from Mr B's restaurant, and other cool places.
    I will go back here!

    08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    291. Gary D. S.
    There is no better place to stay in New Orleans and the French Quarter. First rate accommodations and location. Love it.

    22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    292. Emmy M.
    Our stay here a couple of weeks ago was totally heavenly. From the fantastic service we received from Sarah at the front desk when we checked in, to the multiple visits to the Carousel Bar downstairs, we were so glad we chose to stay at the Monteleone on our first trip to NOLA.

    First of all, the hotel has such an incredible location- right in the French Quarter with easy access to landmarks like Bourbon Street and Preservation Hall, but also a stone's throw from Canal Street's shopping and trolleys. We found that it was a very easy walk from the hotel to the trolley that took us to the Garden District for the walking tour we did one day. There is also a Walgreen's right on the next block, which was so convenient for buying things like bottled water and sunscreen.

    Our room was clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The huge windows looked right out over Royal Street and the rest of the French Quarter. The bed was big and poofy and extravagant, with crisp white sheets and tons of pillows. At one point we needed some silverware to eat restaurant leftovers, and I swear that I practically hadn't set down the room telephone before someone was at the door fulfilling my request! After that very prompt experience, the room service menu looked even more tempting- particularly one very NOLA item, the turtle soup. Next time.

    Every night, the BF and I would go strolling around the French Quarter until well past midnight taking in all the lights and sounds. The great thing about the neighborhood is that it never sleeps- but when we wandered back to the hotel at the end of the night, the luxuriously decorated, air conditioned lobby always felt so great.

    I cannot wait to return to this hotel whenever we're in the city next. It was a great time of year to stay, too- it seems like summer has off season prices because it's so hot down in NOLA! But the rooftop pool made the heat totally bearable! I highly recommend the Monteleone if you're looking for a special hotel with classic New Orleans charm.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    293. Sonya V.
    This is my new (and always changing) favorite hotel in the FQ.  My visits are about 1 - 2x a month to the area and have spent several decades in N.O. as a semi-resident (my Mom was born at Hotel Dieu).

    The rooms are quite large for a FQ hotel and I have found the rates to be excellent.  Usually they comp us a couple of drinks at the Carousel Bar, which is a must-see anyway if you are not familiar with it.  And since you are in New Orleans, get your libation in a go-cup and hit the streets.

    Lately my arrival has been before 11am and thankfully my room is ready each time.  Late check out has also been easy.

    The pool area is nice.  Service is that of a Ritz Carlton.

    My only real complaint would be the price of valet ($40 a night), which is typical and access to the valet (N.O. is a series of one-way streets, so that is expected as well).

    07/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    294. Reyn J.
    Went in to look at Carousel Bar, which was magical. There was no place to sit, so we moved on.

    05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    295. Jocelyn G.
    Excellent hotel just a block off of Bourbon Street, though you wouldn't really know it from most of the rooms.  This is a really weirdly shaped hotel, so there are 3 or 4 elevators that you can take depending on where your room is.  The staff is really nice and helpful. The only problem I had was that my TV stopped working during the football playoffs, but that was a minor thing.

    My friend, though, was in room 372 and could hear whistles and music and shouting all night. You might not want to stay on that side of the hotel if you are a light sleeper.

    12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    296. Teresa B.
    We were a bit cozy in our smaller room, but the service in the hotel and the location can't be beat. We stayed as a family of 4 in smaller 2 bedroom with double beds.
    Concierge service was great.

    It's pricey but it was worth it to us.

    We had dessert in the restaurant one evening. Very fancy shmnancy! Had bread pudding (DELISH) with a nice glass of port.

    Old fashioned southern charm everywhere at this fine hotel!

    25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    297. Matt C.
    This review is for the carousel bar which everyone raves about...

    Yes, it is a cool bar.

    Yes, the bartenders pour a heavy hand.

    Yes, I misbehaved that night and was reprimanded appropriately for it (by my GF).

    28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    298. Rick R.
    Nice hotel but they managed to misspell my name and did not correct it when I checked in. This caused communication problems during our stay.  Called room service and requested a corkscrew- waited 20 minutes and called again - it showed up about 10 min later. I don't think this place is worth a premium.

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    299. Jennifer P.
    Loved the location, carousel bar, comfy bed and friendliness of the staff here at Monteleone. Our room was clean the bedding was covered in a duvet which is a must for me and the maids came in and cleaned and replenished everything daily. I would definitely stay here again 100%!!

    If your looking for a classy old fashioned hotel with lots of southern charm then this is the place.

    11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    300. Robert C.
    What a beautiful hotel while you're on the French quarter hitting bars and restaurants trying walking in the hotels. Yes you don't have a room there but it's free to look around and look at how beautiful hotels really are. I went through the floors, the restaurant, the bar and the lobby. it's beautiful. Just because you don't have a room doesn't mean you can't look and part of traveling this take a look at the hotels too.

    11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    301. Betsy M.
    We were going to be in New Orleans for a couple of nights and my goal was to stay in an old beautiful hotel, near Bourbon street, that is known to be haunted.  Hotel Monteleone was all those things and more.  We got a great rate for a Thursday/Friday night stay so the overall value compared to other historic hotels in the area was exceptional.

    We arrived early - and the front desk was fantastic with us.  They got us checked in - ON the 14th floor (where all the paranormal activity is supposed to happen) and took my number to call me when the room was ready later in the day to check in.  The bell/door staff was incredibly friendly and fun, taking care of our luggage so we did not have to worry about it.

    Later once we got to the room - 1431 I was very impressed (knowing that historic hotels typically have small rooms) at how they used the space and I did not feel the smallness at all.  Even though the bathrooms are small, they use the space well there too - and love the beautiful marble/granite - white porcelain look.  The bed was VERY comfortable, so the quality of sleep was great.

    The hotel was located within walking distance to everything - and coming/going from the hotel is such a pleasure as the front door staff was always smiling and so friendly.

    The overall experience was top notch.  We did not have an opportunity to have a drink in the Carousel bar but did peek in and what a cool concept to have a bar that spins around.

    03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    302. Kris G.
    I stayed here for a few days in April 2015.  The hotel itself is steeped in local history and is located in the French Quarter, close to everything going on but far enough to not be overrun.

    There is definitely street noise audible from the rooms. I lucked out getting a very high floor, and sort of tucked on the side. Downside was there wasn't a good view of anything but the building across from me.

    Here are the things that made an impression on me about this property.
    Iconic carousel bar - I wrote a separate review for the bar, but this is pretty cool and you can walk right in from the lobby.

    Slow elevators - they take forever. When I was only going 2 or 3 floors I just took the stairs.

    Great location - it is right in the French Quarter but not quite on Bourbon Street. To me that is ideal and a good mix.

    Cool pool area on 16th floor - roof top pool with a plethora of lounge chairs, musters, and of course, a bar.

    Friendly staff - the staff that I ran into were so nice and friendly. Except for one interaction with the housekeeping staff. I had the do not disturb sign on and had registered with the front desk for a slightly late check out.  The housekeeper knocked and when I responded that I would be right there, came in anyway despite the do not disturb sign and asked me when I was leaving. I told her about my late check out and she insisted upon a time. I gave her one later than I planned to use just to get her back out of my room so I could finish packing. (I only left 15 minutes after normal check out time.) The front desk should have given her a status in all the rooms arrangements, and she should not have come in. If I had been changing or showering it would have been a much bigger deal.

    10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    303. Brenda C.
    They have a beautiful lobby and the Carousel Bar is to their right. We arrived after the Jazz festival and the hotel and the Carousel Bar were both exceptionally busy. I later found out they host a barrage of meetings in their hotel. Hence, that place is forever bustling with activities.

    The room we had was a regular suite with cramped bathroom and a king size bed. It's just a place where we're going to sleep so it didn't really concern us. I later read if we go higher in price, the more lush your room will be. The more expensive rooms has a jacuzzi in their bathroom. Our room was a little tight and also faced another building. Their iPhone charger that connected to their alarm clock is for the older iPhones. iPhone 4 yes. iPhone 5 or 6 will need an adapter. Thankfully we brought ours to charge. There is a coffee kureig in your room. You will receive two paper cups, two coffee pods and two tea pods with two containers of cream tubs, regular sugar and sweet and low, and two stirrers. Thankfully they do supply you a mini fridge and a safe.

    It really isn't a bad hotel in a very nice part of the French quarters. Will I go back to this hotel should I revisit..... I'd like to try another hotel t.b.h. One that's not brimming with business people and their meetings.

    16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    304. Tania L.
    You have chosen NOLA (New Orleans, LA) as your vacation destination, you have chosen the french quarter as your primary location, you have opted for the renowned Monteleone Hotel.
    True, it has a fantastic pool on thw roof for the hotel guests. True, there is the (in) FAMOUS carousel bar by the hotel lobby. .. true, this hotel is rather poshy...
    HOWEVER, it has kept just the great name, but not as great amenities...
    The rooms are rather dated, not as spacious as one would expect from such a upscale place. The wi-fi is NOT free (typical for those hotels that are pricey,  and snobbish).
    If you choose to use the garage parking... that comes with a high price and if you plan to use the car, save yourself the 12 dollars per day additional charge.
    The carousel bar is ALWAYS packed, and (though it's slow) it may make you sick.
    AVOID the overpriced hotel restaurant and take a tour around town... filled with AMAZING food!!!
    The room is outdated, the coffee maker is a keurig (GREAT feature). The fridge is rather loud (I'm a pight sleeper). The hotel provides a REAL hair-dryer and not one attached to the wall...
    Would i go back? Maybe it was the price, maybe the fact that i believe the french quarter hotels make you pay for the location and not the service. ... i may or may not go there again for my next stay

    22/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    305. John E.
    Stayed here with the family for six nights on a trip to the Big Easy. A beautiful and charming place to stay. The staff from the doorman to the wait staff for brunch were  friendly and helpful.  The Carousel Bar is a must.

    Great location, will be going back there for sure next time we are in New Orleans.

    12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0