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Hotel Royal in New Orleans, LA

Hotel Royal in New Orleans, LA

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Hotel Royal is a restored 1827 Creole Townhouse sitting one block off of Bourbon St. on the corner of Royal St. and St. Phillips in the heart of the French Quarter. This hotel is the perfect place to relax in individualized luxury after exploring the finest art and antique stores just steps outside the front door of our lobby. Each room is different, filled with cozy nooks and alcoves. Exposed brick and design details add to the powerful sense of history in this antebellum gem.

Located on the finest shopping street in the French Quarter, this hotel has a European feeling complemented by authentic laced iron balconies, high ceilings with fans, and enclosed courtyards with fountains. Accommodations range from courtyard rooms to large balcony suites with Jacuzzi, complete with private bath and wet bar.

All rooms and suites feature exposed brick walls, high ceilings, recess lighting, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, flat screen LCD cable televisions, IPOD charging docks, and iron & ironing

History

Established in 1827.

The first recorded transaction for this property occurred on May 12, 1784 when Francisco Landreaux petitioned for his share of his parent's estate. The estimated value at that time was 3,000 pesos.
In 1833 a home was constructed on the site for Honore Landreaux Jr., a direct descendant of the original landowners and designed by Correjoiles and Chaigneau.Until the 1940's the building remained a private home. In the 1950's, part of it was transformed into a public "washateria" or laundromat. In the 1960's, the building was refurbished and reopened as a hotel, The Nobel Arms Inn.

Room-by-room, a $500,000 restoration began in June 2001 by renowned architect and interior designer, Lee Ledbetter, including the addition of a large restaurant space. Original artwork by local artist ,Edward Whiteman, was created to complement the design of the guest rooms and public spaces.
Now owned and operated by well-known real estate developer and Louisiana Native, Sidney Torres, Hotel Royal remains on

 

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Rating: 3.81

Address: 1006 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, 70116

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    Comments (47):

    1. Lindsey R.
    While the hotel is very charming, and definitely has that old style New Orleans charm, the customer service is absolutely terrible.

    06/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    2. Genevieve L.
    Well, I was on my honeymoon so I'm probably positively biased.  Its really charming, I loved the courtyard.  The hotel staff was very nice, even held our luggage for a day after we were gone for a week on a cruise.  Great price for the location and charming.  Our room was a little run down and hot, but I can't complain because it was a great deal.  We didn't spend much time in the room anyway, we were out on bourbon street!

    29/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Scott E.
    I found this place after doing extensive research online.  It had the cheapest rates out of any French Quarter hotel yet still looked nice from the pictures of the rooms.  I booked it early which is probably why I got a great rate.

    Our room was right on the interior courtyard and we could hear the fountain beneath us.  The room (we had a non-renovated room even though most other rooms are new) had new furnishings that were simple but plenty for our needs.  To get to the room you climb stairs that circle the whole courtyard and make it very visually appealing.

    The hotel staff was very nice and helped us plan out our touring.  Ask for Stephanie as she knows anything and everything about New Orleans.

    I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone who wants to stay close to Bourbon St. but not endure the constant ruckus that location affords.

    25/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Dwayne J.
    The hotel spans across the block of St. Philip.  If you get the misfortune of getting room 5, you get to stay above Flannagans.  The room smelled of smoke.  It was by far the WORST hotel experience in my life!

    10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Kelly W.
    Hotel has been recently updated.  Rooms are spacious and beautiful.  We stayed in Rufino with a private balcony.  Beware there is currently a bar below, that will later become a restaurant.  Bring sleeping pills or earplugs... It's a 24 hour bar.  The staff was extremely helpful.  This is a historical hotel with no elevator and many stairs.  They took our bags up and down.  We did have all the ammonites in Rufino 5.  Great room close to Frenchman as well as Bourbon

    31/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Mon D.
    Nice rooms with a rustic style. Great bargain for the price & location

    11/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Randi W.
    Disappointed in this place. Looks like it was remodeled a few years back and was probably nice then but has been neglected since. Holes in the sheets and duvet cover, hairballs in the corners, thick layer of dust on shelves and ceiling fan (which didn't work anyway), smudges on walls, no remote for old school tv. Poor customer service. Front desk person was short with us and seemed annoyed at having to help us. Parking not included and so they charged us $20 a night.
    Located on outskirts of the French quarter.
    Considering we paid $180 a night I expected more...like at least a clean room.

    12/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    8. Onya H.
    LOVED THIS HOTEL. Went on a weekend getaway with the boyfriend and loved it. Stayed in December 2011, looks like they just did renovations. It got rainy and cold, so we stayed in the room longer than expected. The beds are very comfortable, nice clean bathroom, hardwood floors, excellent staff (except for one lady), great location to all the stuff we needed. The doors are a little thin, but the hallways are small so the noise was short lived and didn't bother us at all. They don't have elevators , but we stayed on the second floor so that wasn't a problem at all.
    I would stay here every time I come back to New Orleans and I plan to!!!

    02/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Mohsina N.
    Good location. Good interiors and well maintained. The breakfast is barely breakfast, literally! Just had oj, cereal, milk, some corner store greasy baked goods and no room to sit. I dealt with three different reception staff and they were all rude, which is common attitude I've experienced in here (dunno what southern hospitality people are talking about, the ones who have been nice have had big eyes for tips. I am blaming it on the heat). However, the two bag-boys were pretty hospitable, again of course for tips. I stayed in the petit room, which is really-really small as expected but it's amazing what they've done with such a small space - very modern interiors. Very dimly lit corridors so for those who believe in it - the place feels a bit spooky especially at the back of the hotel. I heard a lady scream and a door slam in the middle of the night. And I heard a story of a woman who apparently ran downstairs crying, a few days earlier. Anyway, and there is also no elevator either. The petit room goes for 169 on a weekend and realistically sleeps only 1 person so I don't think it's worth it.

    19/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    10. John B.
    Pluses:

    Nice courtyard. Free complimentary breakfast. Nice, clean, modern rooms, with marble-floored bathroom. Beautiful building. Just about a block from Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon Street. Reasonably priced except for weekends ;) And MOST of the staff at the front desk were quite nice.

    Minuses:

    No elevator, so if you are handicapped, elderly, or whatever, you are SOL. Only a handful of parking spots, so if you check in late, then you are SOL. The person working at the front desk the night we checked in got a little frustrated with me that I didn't quickly understand his directions on how to get to our room. Are you kidding me? That place is a MAZE with a numbering system for the rooms that makes no sense, and we had to go up AND DOWN stairs and then through double doors to ANOTHER BUILDING to get to our room, which was THE OTHER number 8. Jeez, unless you work there, there is no way you could find your way to the room. Someone had to show us. Then when we got to the room, the number of outlets was severely limited, as in ONE outlet available in the bedroom (my girlfriend and I both have cell phones and laptops that need to be charged), and then one outlet in the bathroom. That's a whopping two whole outlets in the place. And yes, I agree with the other poster about the walls being very thin. Every time someone walks up and down the stairs, you can hear it from inside the room. Every time someone talks in a loud voice from DOWNSTAIRS you can hear it inside the room. And the toilet kept making sounds repeatedly the whole time. Do NOT stay here if you are easily woken up by noise.

    Forget about having any room in the bathroom to put things on, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, pill bottles, etc. There's only one small sink and no counter.

    And even though the room was nice, it was pretty small, probably just like most hotel rooms in the French Quarter. It had a tv, but no microwave. Then again, the other hotel we stayed at in the French Quarter didn't either. TV, but no microwave. Maybe it's a French Quarter thing in general. Too bad, because we don't watch tv, and my girlfriend likes to be in a place with a microwave.

    08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. Kat L.
    I absolutely loved my stay here.  The staff was extremely nice, and the hotel itself (while centrally located for all my needs) was impeccably clean.  

    I had room #24 which is on the 3rd floor, and there is no elevator.  March yourself up there and have at it.  A tiny little room, about the size of my guest water closet at home, it was perfect for my needs.  A place to shower, change, sleep, and lock my stuff in while I was out.  

    Clean, quasi modern, and a great price... I don't see what people are bummed about.  

    Sorry about the noise...
    birthday sex... birthday sex... birthday sex...

    16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Lou L.
    Great location, super super cute room! This is going to be the hotel I return to over and over again when I visit New Orleans! Totally my style. Super chic! The staff is awesome and friendly. Location, Location, Location. I was a rocks throw from everything! Plus, it was only $90!! LOVE IT!!

    27/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. P G.
    Not your typical hotel but quaint. No elevators though so cardio could be built in depending on the room you get. no laundry area and the ice machine is on the main floor. Cool little courtyard that is nice and peaceful. Very old school feel with some modern twists.

    09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Morgan G.
    If you want a great histrionic New Orleans stay. We Stayed here February 17 to the 21. Had a great experience. We arrived and the receptionist was very nice and the gentlemen that helped us with our bags was very nice and helpful. We did have a few bumps on our trip though. The first night was had water coming from the light fixture. I called the front desk and they were able to move us right away to a new room. But then here comes my second bump. The room we were moved too was much much smaller then our first room. Didn't have a chair and the tv was very small as well. Felt like a down grade. Though I know this building is a renovated creole town home I still felt like something wasn't right. So I spoke with the lady once again about maybe moving us again. She wasn't able to at that time of night but did tell me to come back early in the morning and speak to them then. She left a note for the next person about our situation and when I got up and packed I spoke with the front desk again and then they put us in a much big room no questions asked.  They were great with us every time we had a problem. The only bad thing about this place is the stairs. I didn't mind but I'm sure a much older or bigger person wouldn't want to walk up the 5 stair cases we did to get to our room. Once we got in to our new room everything was clean and nice. Bed was great. The best part of hotel Royal is the location. The French quarter is great. I would stay here again anytime.

    23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Cec C.
    I hastily booked a room here based on some cute photos of a modernish room that seemed to be a good price and in a good location. Then I made the mistake of looking up reviews here and on tripadvisor and freaked the hell out.

    If you haven't seen them yet, it's best to avoid them.

    You can't unsee that sh!t.

    Happily, upon further inspection, I noticed all the of the really hideous reports and photos were PRE-RENOVATION!

    It's nice looking and pretty well maintained for a lower-priced hotel (at least it was lower when I went). Seems the change in management was for the better.

    Pros:
    * free internet. woo hoo!
    * totally decent location, very walkable to things
    * appealing decor
    * pretty decent a/c

    Cons:
    * not a super comfy bed. it was noisy -- noisy like an air matress, not like a sqeaky bedframe
    * very thin walls and floors/ceilings -- we were on the inner courtyard, so street noise was not really a problem. but we could hear people returning to their rooms late at night and my husband even woke at 4am to the sound of the folks above us dropping their mardi gras beads on the floor while they were packing to leave. there's no carpet or rugs in the rooms, so this probably adds to the issue.

    Overall, I would recommend this only to folks who are very low maintenance (there are no elevators, no room service, not even a direct line to the front desk), value a modernish aesthetic (we could have stayed somewhere for less, but we didn't want floral and beige decor), and sleep heavily or don't mind if noise is an issue.

    20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Kelly B.
    My husband and I stayed her while attending a destination wedding.  It was done under a group rate for wedding attendees.  I think, if given the choice, we would have stayed somewhere else, but for the price, it wasn't bad.

    The room was insanely small.  My husband has traveled all over Europe and Asia, and he said that it was the smallest hotel room that he's ever stayed in.  (And we paid for one step up from the cheapest rate.)  You could high five the person on the bed as you sat on the toilet!

    We had to check out a hair dryer for the length of time I needed it.  The only provided one bar soap and didn't replace shampoo/conditioner.  My advice would be to bring your own.

    The staff was unbelievably nice.  They carried your bags to your room and helped you get settled in (which was necessary since the whole place is a big weird maze).  They really provided a great service.

    If your wanting to stay in the quarter without being in the middle of it all, this is a good spot, especially if you require minimal space.

    25/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Jeff S.
    Just checked in an hour ago. Front desk didn't happen to mention they down graded my room from a balcony royal suite to a deluxe room. About 3 level down grade. Oooooopppps. BUT CHARGING ME THE SAME FING PRICE!!! When I called the front desk they were shocked and didn't know but for some reason couldn't make a complete sentence because they got caught. Needless to say they are trying to comp their way out. With some pathetic comps. I guess they didn't think I would miss that we had no balcony, jacuzzi tub, or king size bed, I pod docking station or the fact that the room is supposed to be double the size. I hope they correct the issue. They say they can tomorrow . We will see, maybe I can update this review to how wonderful their service is but for now they have a long way to go. For now skip this place.

    30/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    18. Frank U.
    Great location. Five minute walk to Jackson Square and Bourbon Street.

    Safe area of town.

    Rooms are small but comfortable. Service was very accommodating

    Low Ceilings...Watch your head!

    30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Danielle J.
    I'll be honest, after my boyfriend said we were switching to this hotel, I was worried, as I'd read the negative reviews.  Cute on the outside and lobby, but so are most french quarter hotels, and the rooms are a whole other story.

    Not so with this place!  They'd just done renovations, so I don't think the prior reviews apply anymore (at least not all), and while they were definitely lacking in some very basic essentials (no phone in the room to call down and ask where your ice bucket is, no hair dryers other than one at the front desk you must use and return asap, no coffee makers, etc), and the rooms are not sealed at ALL (so you can hear EVERYTHING, plus it echoes in the hallways)  - the room itself (ours at least) was adorable!  Small, but very modern and clean, and the bathroom was ENORMOUS (and also super nice)!  We'd switched from the Marriott, and I 1) hate canal, 2) hate huge hotels, 3) don't like the marriott, so this was definitely an upgrade!

    They didn't let us check in until 4 pm as the rooms werent ready (something about housekeeping being short staffed), and they don't have any sort of system to get in touch with housekeeping (i.e. when you call on your cell phone asking for a hair dryer to be brought to your room and your room is pretty far from the lobby/mucho stairs), but other than that a definite place to try!  I'd stay again - and the set up is really cute, rooms are along the balcony over the courtyard, or like ours, farther up and towards the back of the building, or along the courtyard/lobby - all direct entries from outdoors, but not in a nasty motel way, in a very cute boutique way.  Do beware that the stairs if you're on the top floor all the way back are a bit much with luggage, but all in all a DEFINITE place to recommend!

    24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Ashlee K.
    My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights last week for his 31st birthday. The rooms were great and the bed was extremely comfortable! Neil at the front desk over nights was absolutely fabulous! He was so friendly and helpful. It was in a fantastic location also. The only two things that prevented me from giving it a 5 star rating is the lack of towels and ice. The ice machine was broken and they didn't have any extra towels on site until 3pm the day after I asked for towels. That was a pain because I had spilled a glass of water and used the towels to clean it up and that used up all of the towels so I had to wait for them to shower. Other than that it is an amazing hotel with friendly staff!

    16/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Kelly D.
    My husband and I spent Monday-Friday at the HR and we loved it.  It's a charming, small, recently renovated hotel.  There is no elevator and the rooms are basic.  Not a place for someone that is high maintenance.  I can't say enough about the staff.  Wyatt and Eric- they are the BEST!! Super helpful, sincere, and cute!!!  They both gave great recommendations, stored our luggage and gave us water every time they saw us..  My only issue was the house keeping staff didn't get the concept of replacing the towels you left on the floor.  Everyday I had to request a new floor mat and hand towel.  They took the dirty ones but never left replacements. Also, the walls are T-H-I-N.  I could hear complete conversations.  I was in Nola, so I wan't expecting quiet. No complaints from me, but it might bug some people.  The rooms are cool.  Black woodwork, white marble bathrooms, white linens.  Not the best bed I've slept in, but it was okay.  24 hour coffee in the quaint lobby and a cute quick complementary breakfast.  A great experience!  Thanks HR!!!

    20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Laura P.
    My husband and I had a 5 night stay here for our first anniversary. Due to the length of our stay, we booked a junior suite. We arrived Sunday afternoon and were given suite R39. It was on the fourth floor, but luckily Eric was there to willingly lug our bags up there. We were disappointed the room did not have a balcony as we had requested and Brian at the front desk was extremely helpful in finding us one to switch into on Tuesday. In the meantime, we got 2 days to enjoy the whirlpool tub and remote location in R39 (only one other room on the floor). From conversations with staff, I gathered that R39 was the smallest of the junior suites and in my opinion, was quite large. Huge closet, large bathroom, and a weird little hallway thing.

    On Tuesday, we were switched into R12 on the third floor and were extremely pleased. The room the bed was in was quite small, but it was fine. That opened up into a sitting room with a fireplace, chest of drawers, desk and 2 chaise lounges as well as the doors to the shared balcony. The balcony was furnished with a small table and 2 chairs. I might suggest they put another set out there in case you are next to people who don't play well with others.

    Both of the rooms were equipped with hair dryers, safes and irons. A coffee maker would have been nice. I can't comment on the breakfast. If you are in NOLA, you shouldn't be having hotel breakfast anyway, go to Clover Grill around the corner, Verti Mart, or Cake Cafe. We were lucky and able to get away with street parking all week.

    Kendall and Eric were awesome at helping with our luggage and the room change. We had two large bags and a heavy cooler full of wine we would not have been able to take up on our own. Ok, I suppose we could have, but no thanks. These guys work hard so make sure to take care of them! We are quite familiar with the city so we didn't need reservations or directions or anything, but front desk staff were mostly friendly as we walked in and out.

    Overall, I would absolutely stay again. I suggest booking a junior suite for a longer stay, or if you are worried about getting a room that is too small, and realize that you will be walking up a lot of stairs.

    28/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Jessica D.
    We didn't stay here but their brunch is delicious. Had a lot to offer and the customer service was great from all waiters and waitresses were friendly and hospitable

    15/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Theo S.
    Great bed to crash after a day of walking.
    Walls are a bit thin. But hey, It's just great to hear NOLA's veins

    01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Andrew G.
    My wife and I spent one night here as part of a trip to jazz fest. The location is fantastic, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is charming, and clearly recently renovated. Be aware that there is no elevator, and the amenities aren't really there (no coffee maker). Our AC unit didn't work, but the ceiling fan had plenty of power and the staff was very responsive when we notified them of the problem. Overall a very good experience--we would definitely come back.

    29/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. TJ J.
    Wonderful Staff!

    Stayed at the Royal for a quick NOLA getaway. Arianna and Eric were beyond wonderful! I came in to the lobby nearly to the point of dehydration (blistering hot that day) and they provided me with cool bottled water while my check-in was being processed. Additionally, they provided me with a local view of the best places to eat near the hotel.

    It was sincerely appreciated.

    02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Emily C.
    This hotel would have had a better rating if a staff member had not been so rude! First the location is great only a few minutes walk from bourbon street and is in a quiet neighborhood. With all the positives being said... I got no sleep here with slamming doors and constant stomping around the hotel not to mention my room was facing the courtyard which was terrible because I could hear everything out there! On my last night there I went to bed early due to having to leave at 3 am to get to my 5 am flight and a few people were in the courtyard chatting loudly around 12 am which persisted for 20 minutes until I called the front desk and asked if she could please ask them to speak more softly or move out of the courtyard which she replied with, "they are just having a good time outside of their room but I'll tell them to stop having fun ok?" And I was like Uh thanks? Totally rude and unnecessary so which ever girl who was working can be thanked for this.

    26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    28. Lee Anne M.
    Great location, friendly staff, beautiful courtyard!  If you can handle stairs and small (but clean and modern) rooms, this place is fantastic!  Definitely would stay here again and recommend to friends.  Parking in the French Q sucks, so don't let that ruin your mood!

    04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Amberli P.
    So my boyfriend and I stayed here at the end of May and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The location cannot be beat. Almost everything is walking distance. All the staff, especially, Erik and I want to say Michelle (I'm not 100% sure her name) were really awesome and super helpful. The first night in our room the AC broke and it was brutally hot and the girl at the front (Michelle?) allowed us to move rooms. We moved like 5 times and those stairs were a major pain in the heat but we ended up really happy with the room we stayed in. This is a quaint little hotel in a lovely area and I would definitely come back even though there were some mishaps with the AC.

    01/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Katie C.
    My boyfriend and I booked a spur of the moment Labor Day Weekend trip to New Orleans that led us to explore Hotel Royal, set in the heart of the French Quarter. The service, room, location etc. were all on point. Everyone that took care of us were so friendly as we were delighted to catch up with the staff including Wyatt and Eric who are pros at finding the ins and outs of the city. Very helpful and accommodating from check in to check out! This trip was so memorable in fact that we got engaged in the main courtyard of the hotel surrounded by a beautiful fountain that sits in the heart of the area. Just across the street is a friendly coffee shop that makes the best frozen mochachinos perfect as you start your day exploring the city. I highly recommend this stay for anyone wanting a unique experience in a convenient part of town. We most certainly will be coming back to try it out again.

    02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Bianca M.
    Make sure if you reserve/request a specific room through their online reservation system you call the hotel way in advance of your stay. I booked a room on the hotel's website only to discover upon check in it was unavailable. The consolation prize was a room on the 4th floor without a balcony. They did offer to put me in a "similar" balcony room for the remainder of my stay, although they were really trying to talk me out of switching rooms.

    Hotel is in a great location. Very close to art galleries, bars and restaurants. If you can deal with the nonsense at the hotel it's worth the location. I do have to say the bellhops were awesome!

    22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    32. Dusty L.
    We stayed for a week during our honeymoon. There was a bit of a mix up at first. They put us in a tiny 3rd floor closet. Not the best.

    They made up for it the next day by moving us to a balcony suite with a hot tub for the remainder of our stay at no extra charge. All was great after that.

    This is definitely a small boutique style hotel and the location is central to everything. Staff was excellent. The Bell Boy, Eric was outstanding. I would have no problem reccomending this hotel.

    24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Lena C.
    I've been to this hotel twice now, and I and smitten. The first time we had a balcony overlooking St. Philip Street.  It was great.  The location is very convenient to Jackson Square, Bourbon, Decatur, and Frenchman.  They are super friendly and made the room up with pralines every day. That was a great touch. For my birthday weekend, they made the room special by spreading rose petals on the floor and making a heart on the bed. They also provided chocolates and tea light candles.  It was very romantic. And while the breakfast wasn't anything to brag about, you're in New Orleans! Stumble into any place for breakfast and you'll be in for a treat. Community Coffee was also right across the street which was great.

    Highly recommend hotel.

    27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Holly W.
    This was our first visit to Hotel Royal.  We stayed the week of 3/9/15.  The hotel does  not have an elevator so if you stay here be prepared for that.  The stairwell is not very well lit so that can be tricky after drinking.  The first night we arrived we were in room 15 I believe.  I noticed immediately the room was not cool.  I turned the air on and hoped by the time we got back it would be cool.  The room was pretty small but comfortable.  When we arrived back to the room we were both pretty tired and had a lot to drink so we went to bed.  The next morning when we woke up it was still hot in the room.  Too hot.  My husband went downstairs to tell them about it that is when we met Eric. This man was incredible! He went up checked it out and told us he wasn't sure if  the problem was fixable and he wasn't comfortable allowing us to stay in that room so he arranged a new room for us, room 12.  Well room 12 was amazing. A MAJOR upgrade for sure.  Huge king bed, big bathroom with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Our balcony overlooked Royal st and was HUGE! Unfortunately it was raining our entire trip so we didn't get to use the balcony as much as I would have liked. Through out the rest of the trip Eric helped us with anything we needed.  I cannot say enough good things about him! He is truly a great guy! He called us a cab when we left and even the cab driver said of all the people he knows that work at the hotels that guy is the best. I agree!!

    12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Katie D.
    My boyfriend and I stayed here 4 nights in late October. It was fantastic. Great staff, they helped with taxis, holding bags, suggesting places to eat and visit.  Our room was just enough... I'd describe as comfy, clean and cozy. Not the biggest, but not the smallest either, especially for the price. You get the true NOLA experience without any of the discomfort.
        The best part about this hotel, is the LOCATION! You're right next to bourbon street, about a block from where it picks up (not so close as to disturb throughout the night). Royal street is great itself for shopping, galleries, and antiquing. Also within walking distance is Frenchman street, Jackson square, and the outdoor market.
         Another bonus, is the continental breakfast. Coffee and juice, muffins and danish, yogurt and granola, cereal and fruit. Nothing crazy, but lasts until 10:30 and is a great for getting something in your system before the day starts. Let's be honest, a couple free meals on vacation never hurt!
        All in all, this is a great hotel and I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in New Orleans. My boyfriend and I are already in accordance that our next trip to this city will be booked right here!

    02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. Christina A.
    It's ok. Super noisy, so you can hear everyone coming and going, and hear your neighbors conversations. I sleep with ear plugs, so no issues there. Breakfast was hardly continental, but edible. Coffee shop across the street is good. Cheap for the location. Close enough to the action but far enough away.

    18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Chris D.
    This place was perfect and very helpful. Granted the ac in our first room did not work Ariana went above and beyond to get us into room we were happy with, even checked to make sure everything worked before moving us. It's on the quite side of the French quarter and once off the street the rooms are silent. The door man Eric was awesome. He took his time to explain the trolley system and explain all the rails and gave us some ideas of places to go for the night. All and all of your looking for a great place in the center of the French quarter to rest your head after a day of waking and drinks. This is it!!!!

    26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Linda T.
    Small rooms, and lots of steps to walk up! Great location, charming place with comfy beds. It is close to Jackson Square. Clean and updated rooms. It's courtyard is beautiful in that haunting New Orleans, sort of way. Our biggest complaint was the ice chest was always empty. So hard to keep our libations chilled in the room. Oh well. Very friendly staff.

    28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Genevieve B.
    This is a wonderful little hotel in the heart of everything but it's not for you if you're expecting certain amenities. There is no elevator but staff and bell boys are always available to help you with luggage. The rooms are small but offer you a comfortable place to rest your head but the rooms are loud as they sit amidst a densely visited tourist destination. There are trade-offs, which I found worth it. You're quite literally in the center of so many restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars, street performers and of course, Bourbon St. The Mississippi River is a short two blocks away as is the street car, which will take you to more amazing restaurants, museums and casinos.  This hotel is meant for individuals who really want to be in the middle of the action and experience the French Quarter for what it is - a loud, vibrant community that never sleeps. Tip: bring ear plugs and you'll sleep like a log.

    31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Elliot M.
    Stayed here in January 2014, booked online so didn't know what to expect...when we arrived it was sleeting and the whole staff was great. Helped us get all our luggage in quickly, and also showed us a private parking area(tiny but so convenient). There are some stairs if you have a room on upper levels but it wasn't a problem at all due to a staff that went above and beyond to get us settled in. This hotel is beautiful with all the old character of New Orleans, but the rooms are newly renovated and modern. So clean and comfy located very close to French quarter, bourbon street and all the activities in the heart of New Orleans. We plan on staying here again this summer!

    25/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Ashley K.
    Beautiful, clean + centrally located within the French Quarter -- it doesn't get much better than this!  I loved my room which was spotless and spacious, with a little balcony.  The location is perfect and you can walk to so many restaurants, shops, etc.  Would definitely stay here again!

    23/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Chris T.
    My wife and I stayed here for 4 days, and really enjoyed our stay. It is in the perfect location, short walking distance to everything. The rooms are nicely decorated in old world styling with a modern touch. Everything was very clean. The stafff was great here. I've read some other reviews that said the staff was difficult, but not in our experience. They worked very hard to make our stay enjoyable. Special hats-off to Wyatt and Eric.

    During our stay, our room lost hot water. As a result, the hotel staff got us an upgraded room. If you are thinking about upgrading to the more expensive rooms, DO IT. The cheaper rooms are ok...they are cramped and not the greatest beds or views. The bigger rooms with balconies are WELL worth the upgrade.

    We will definitely be returning here when we come back.

    23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Kim A.
    Update: So at checkout we were offered a slight discount on our stay for dealing with the broken shower door and lack of communication, which was appreciated. We never got a chance to speak to the property manager before leaving but I'm assuming they will be taking care of it for future residents of room R12.

    23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    44. Keri B.
    We really lucked out staying here. We hadn't been to NOLA since pre-K, so were unfamiliar with the great areas to stay. Well, this was one if them. On the quieter end of the Quarter but still easy walking distance to everything, and in fact, it turns out that Royal St is the best street to hang out on too, what with the great art shops, the restaurants and bars.  I think we wore a groove in the sidewalk walking up and back down that avenue.  Plus we easily walked back here from Frenchmans St, detouring thru the divey cool R Bar and the drag queen show at the Golden Lantern.

    Hotel Royal is one of the historic boutique hotels in the Quarter and as such had both good and not so good things about it. The goods being the beauty and charm of the hotel. The rooms were clean and spacious and the bed was chock full of pillows and fairly comfy. There's a sweet, NOLA typical courtyard and the staff were super courteous and friendly (waves at Donald).

    The not so goods. Water pressure was not so great and it took awhile to get hot water to our shower. That was probably because we were on the top floor and yes, that was a 6 flight hike up, through quaintly low ceilinged stairways and halls just made for banging an Amazons head. The top hall made me feel a little like Alice in Wonderland and the hall was shrinking, or I was GROOOOWWWING.  Kinda trippy.  Also, while there was very little street noise, the doors do slam loudly....esp when your drunk neighbors get home at 3 a.m.  Oh, and there's no curtains on the windows, just blinds so that in combo with the recent time change had us up and ready to go by 7:30 every morning....even when we went to bed at 2:00.  That could be a plus or a negative depending on how you look at it.  For us it just meant more time for eating and having bloody marys.

    This will not be our last trip to NOLA by any means, and the Hotel Royal will be the first place we look for vacancies. We might just give our feet and knees (and noggins!) a break and request first floor!

    12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Angelo R.
    Stayed here on Sunday night. As soon as my taxi pulled up, a friendly bell staff opened the door and grabbed my bags (wish I remembered his name). The front desk agent Devin immediately greeted me and checked if my room was ready since I arrived there pretty early (noon). He kindly told me that my room wasn't ready and suggested to leave my bags while I walk around the neighborhood. The bell person offered to put my bags in my assigned room and Devin took my cell number so he can alert me when ready. An hour later and sure enough...I was promptly informed and my baggage were already stored in the room. Their hospitality made such a good 1st impression!

    1) Hotel is located on Royal St. 1 block away from Bourbon. Excellent location!
    2) Charming mid courtyard pathway with brick layered facade.
    3) Room #17 was on the small side but spacious enough for 2 and located on the very top floor. This converted building does not have elevator so it might be tough for some to climb 4 flights of stairs to the room.
    4) Modern and simple furnishings. Clean white walls.
    5) Bed was very comfortable and linens were laundry fresh.
    6) Modern marble bathroom and nice Delta mixed w/ Kohler fixtures. My room didn't come with a tub.
    7) LCD TV, Ipod dock, iron / board, ceiling fan, quiet A/C, ceiling fan.
    8) Free WiFi and fast connection speed considering I was on the top floor

    Check out was a breeze as well. Flight wasn't until 6pm so stored bags and again, Devin graciously offered to schedule a cab for around 3:30pm. Came back at 3:15 and arrangements were fulfilled as promised. Very impressed :)

    Although my room had no coffee maker nor fridge, but really had no use for either. There's a local coffee bar across the street and numerous restaurants just steps away from the hotel. The attentive service was one best experiences I've ever had. Will recommend this intimate boutique hotel to my friends who prefers to stay in the heart of Nawlins and expect great service!

    21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    46. Bebe N.
    Ok we loved the decor, the staff was awesome & the historical building is legit. However, this building is old (awesome) but you can hear every door close on your floor & every step in the hall.
    They were kind enough to give us a 3rd floor room with balcony! Gorgeous! However the heat didn't work....lame
    We moved next door, we were thrilled with the new room until it was time to take our bath in the gorgeous marble jet tub....lukewarm water. So there it is....I love the location so we'll prolly stay again but we will bring our own space heater or warm water depending on what room we get lol

    04/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    47. CJ M.
    Really great location. You are steps from Bourbon but not near enough that it's crazy loud and also steps from French quarter go-to's. We walked everywhere, parked on the street out front so didn't use the valet; took the trolley on Canal Street to any where else we wanted to go.

    The room (deluxe queen) was big enough for us, tight if you had a bunch of luggage/people, bed super comfy, stairs stairs stairs up to the room, nice and cold AC, nice staff, we aren't really fussy people so the laid back attitude was perfect. Obviously we didn't book a 5 star hotel, so we didn't expect those kind of luxuries, it was just a quick birthday trip on a budget so it worked great.

    04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0