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Rating: 4.09

Address: 1234 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, 70116

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    1. Kori M.
    I ate breakfast here and it was great! The staff was so friendly and the food was cooked to perfection! They also have the best restaurant coffee I've ever had. It wasn't weak or too strong. The tables are situated in a beautiful sun room right next to the pool. Very relaxing for a lazy morning. I would definitely recommend this place for breakfast. Also instead of getting bacon or sausage you should get the turkey. It is so delicious and a nice break from the norm.

    27/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Beatrice W.
    Lovely hotel conveniently located in the French Quarter, close to everything but yet in a quiet part of Chartres Street. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The swimming pool was a perfect relief to August's humidity. The prices are reasonable for the location and services, I highly recommend it and will choose it back on my next trip

    11/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Meaux C.
    The Location is great!!!!!!! The hotel itself is a little musty, the staff can be a little cranky but overall I would recommend and I would certainly stay there again - the price is very reasonable!!! And LOVE being the end of the Quarter near Envie and Checkpoint Charlie!

    29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Patti T.
    This was exactly what I was hoping for.  We were upgraded to a king, but honored the queen price.  We had a balcony, so my man could go out for a smoke.  It was clean and nicely air conditioned and perfectly situated on the outskirts of the French Quarter which is exactly where I wanted to  be.We had a refrigerator, blow dryer and ironing board in the room.  After walking by some of the other hotels I was looking at, I am so glad we stayed where we did.  Super clean, friendly staff and everything worked. Always a chance when you stay somewhere new.

    19/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Aesah L.
    You can't argue with the location because you're only minutes from the center of the French Quarter, but I thought the decor left much to be desired. While it was clean, the linens were pretty shabby and the room we had was on the ground floor and rather small. We also have to leave our keys at the desk whenever we left, which I wasn't completely comfortable with. The stay was decent for the price, but from what I hear, there are nicer places to stay in that don't have a French Quarter address but are still within walking distance.

    22/03/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. allie d.
    i love this hotel.  the building has beautiful historic charm.  the employees are genuinely friendly, nice people.  i love the saltwater pool--it's sparkling clean and is a feature even more expensive hotels in the french quarter don't have.  free parking is another feature it offers unlike its more expensive counterparts.  our room was so clean.  linens smelled fresh.  large mini fridge and nice bathroom were also a plus.  great location just far enough from the chaos but still walkable.  i'm very picky and i would recommend this place to anyone.

    31/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Kevin C.
    Location is great and the staff very nice. However the place smells. I left with all of my clothes and my suitcases smelling like mold. Shabby it is...chic, not so much.

    05/11/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    8. Carla L.
    I gave Le Richelieu three stars because the staff is super nice and it's the quieter side of the French Quarter.  Once my bus pulled up from the airport I was pleasently surprised.  The hotel looked like it was from another century.  Great old world charm.  I checked in and I was suprised to be handed an actual key.  lol.  Okay..interesting.  They upgraded me to a mini suite.  Yay!  When I walked in the room I wasn't quite as excited.  The room smelled old and moldy.  Kind of liked someone's old grandma's house.  They really need to rip out the carpet.  The hallways smelled moldy too.  I was kinda glad it was only one nite or I would of prob have an asthma attack staying there.  I didn't use the pool but I probably wouldn't.  It was very tiny.  Kinda like a bathub.  lol.  Wifi sucks..I had to sit in reception to log on.  Didn't work in the room.  I probably won't be back because I'm used to modern amenities but I'm sure this hotel would work for a lot of people.  I enjoyed the experience even if I won't be back.

    26/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    9. Jay J.
    We were very pleased with Le Richelieu hotel. It offered the true charm of old style New Orleans, from the decor in the rooms to the gas lanterns and courtyard. The staff was excellent! Most have been around for 1, 2, even 3 and 4 decades. All rooms have flat screen TV's with satellite channel options, and very strong wifi signal in our room and in the bar and courtyard. They *do* charge for daily parking ($20 per day). They were the last hotel in the French Quarter to do so. Most guests of Le Richelieu are return visitors, which says a lot. It is not "modern" by any means when it comes to decor, but that is what we wanted. Our only major complaint was about the room temperature. The temperature is the same throughout the building and you do not have any control over it in your rooms. While the temperature was fine for most of the time, sometimes it would be nice to have it a few degrees cooler. I will recommend Le Rich though. Great location, great amenities, wonderful staff, and rich history!

    14/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Melissa E.
    Historic charm, amazing location, free parking, a pool, bar and restaurant.  This hotel had everything we needed, and we got a free night out of the deal through Travelocity's summer nights sale so I couldn't be happier.

    The hotel is very close to the music clubs on Frenchman, and walking distance to the constant party on Bourbon.  We had a walk in closet with a decent sized fridge.  No microwave though which was a bummer.  The rooms was dated but like everyone else mentioned it was very clean.  
    One thing I didn't like was that housekeeping changed my towels every day, even when I had them hanging up.  Not very green, but either is Louisiana as a whole.

    Feelings Cafe, about 10 blocks down Chartres was AMAZING, definitely check it out!!!

    Edited 7/14/12 - They don't have free parking anymore!!!  :(

    19/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Ray S.
    Exactly what I was looking for.

    First, let me tell you about me so you can gauge whether or not Le Richelieu will work for you. I'm 28, and was on a cross-country road trip with my girlfriend. We're past the point of hostels, but are fine with a 2 or 3 star place as long it's clean and well situated. We spent a LONG time going over hotel prices in New Orleans, debating endlessly whether a nicer place was worth the $100 or more price increase. We'd had only bad experiences with saving money on the hotel, but we decided to take one more chance with Le Richelieu, which had the best prices.

    We absolutely loved Le Richelieu. There were zero problems with cleanliness, the location was beyond perfect (close to everything, but just off the beaten trail to feel intimate), and they offer FREE PARKING (the ONLY hotel to do so - add about $30 on to your daily rate at any other hotel for parking if you're getting a car). Best of all, there was a quirky charm that I really appreciated. And the price was insane - I think about $90 a night or something.

    When I go to NO on future trips, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at Le Rich again.

    11/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Melissa P.
    We have stayed at Le Richelieu twice now.  The first time was a great experience, which is why we went back.  It's a good location and very clean for as old as the hotel is.  It has a nice courtyard and cafe and small bar and lounge.  The second time though, we found out that the parking was no longer free.  It is now $20 per night.  Also, I found that money was stolen out of my purse by the housekeeping staff.  The manager followed up with my concern, but it was never rectified and left me with a bad taste in my mouth.  I would probably consider staying at a different location the next time we visit New Orleans.

    31/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Brandon W.
    An inexpensive hotel in a fantastic location. The rooms are a bit dated but retro-funky and clean. If you're staying in the French Quarter you won't be spending much time in your room anyway. This is also the only hotel that I know of in the Quarter with free parking. That alone will save you $20 to $30 a day. The cafe is also a great place for breakfast if you're in a hurry. The pool in the courtyard is especially welcoming after spending a hot summer day trekking around New Orleans.

    02/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Jeanette C.
    This is our "home" when we visit New Orleans (which is every April). The location is fabulous in a quiet part of the quarter and the rooms are clean and spacious. We love staying on the 2nd floor with the shared balcony so you can get to know your neighbors. The pool (salt water) area is very nice where you can relax, have drinks or get something to eat. The staff is quite friendly and accommodating. The owner, Frank, lives on the premises and is a total sweetheart - a genteel and gracious gentleman .  We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

    22/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. BD K.
    My aunt and uncle regularly stay at this hotel on their monthly trips to the Quarter, so when my father and I were coming down to escape the Wisconsin cold they more or less insisted we stay here.  I'm happy they were so insistent, because if left to our own devices we would have ended up someplace rather generic and likely not in the Quarter.  Le Richelieu is an older hotel with what you'd call 'character' - it certainly reminded me of hotels in Paris or London.  It was an interesting contrast for me, as just before leaving for vacation I'd gone up to the Twin Cities for an industry event.  I'd ended up staying at a brand-spanking-new Courtyard by Marriott in Maple Grove, and by all outward appearances my room was excellent.  The furniture and wardrobe were new, there was a flat-screen TV, and the mattress was new and soft with layered pillows and duvet.  Despite the relative luxury of the room, I slept poorly on the mattress (too soft), couldn't get the WiFi to work, and the hot water was a bit touch and go for the shower.  Le Richelieu, on the other hand, looked its age.  The room was a bit spare, the furniture a touch dingy, and the mattress and bedding nothing to speak of.  Yet our stay went perfectly in every way.

    My uncle had secured the reservations for us, and as a result neither my father nor I had actually looked up the location of the hotel aside from the address and number.  My father had gotten quick Google directions from the rental car place to the hotel, but unfortunately Google forgot Jackson Square is pedestrian-only.  No matter, it was easy enough to find our way around.  Once we pulled up to the front of the hotel I ran in and received a parking pass from the clerk and instructions of how to get to the parking lot.  After navigating down to Esplanade and back around to Barracks we quickly found a spot and unloaded our luggage.  The hotel has a secure parking lot directly to the rear of the hotel, and it could not have been more convenient.  Our first impressions of the lobby and staff were quite favorable, and we quickly checked in and dropped off our bags in the room.  As previously mentioned, the room wasn't outwardly impressive but once I discovered the doors leading out to the balcony my opinion did a full 180.  I'd been given the WiFi code as well at check-in, and my father logged in quickly to dash off a few emails as I soaked up the afternoon sun.

    We were in a thirsty mood so I didn't stay too long on the balcony.  We dropped off the key at the front desk - another policy reminiscent of the Old Country - and made a quick jaunt down Gov. Nicholls to Decatur.  The entire French Quarter was well within walking distance, and we ended up spending the entire night rambling about, returning a couple of times to change and later drop off the remnants of dinner.  It was close enough to everything that we could easily go back and forth, but also located in a relatively quiet and peaceful part of the Quarter so we slept undisturbed.

    The next morning we were up with the sun, surprising given the night prior.  The hotel has a small glassed-in cafe by the courtyard, and we came down for a quick breakfast.  I was still relatively full from the night before, so I limited myself to a croissant and coffee.  My father went big, ordering a full breakfast that I ended up tag-teaming on.  The cafe was excellent, serving by far the best coffee I've ever had in a hotel excluding Paris.  The croissants were light and flaky, and a bit surprisingly cut in two and lightly toasted.  I'd never had a croissant done up in this manner.  It was bright and sunny, and after enjoying a couple additional cups of coffee after breakfast we made it down to the French Market to see the vendors start to set out their wares.  New Orleans isn't really a town suited for early risers, but it was especially enjoyable to walk around and see the city start to rise.  The check-out time at the hotel wasn't until 1:00 PM, so we had plenty of time to continue our exploration.  I now know why my aunt and uncle stay at this hotel every time they come to New Orleans, and I can say I'll do the same.

    12/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. A S.
    Le Richelieu is a special place. Fantastic location on a quiet block of Chartres, but easy walking distance from lively Frenchman Street. Our room was very clean, very comfortable, and yes, very dated. But in such a way that we actually felt like we were IN another time (the sixties?) as opposed to just being surrounded by the faded trappings of that time. Many of the rooms have balconies, which at this bargain rate is pretty fabulous. The management and staff are all wonderfully accommodating. Even after we checked out, they put up with us storing our things in the lobby and trampling in and out all afternoon to change clothes during our engagement photo shoot. With a smile! I would not hesitate to recommend this sweet old hotel to any NOLA traveler.

    10/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Lauren F.
    If you're looking for a boutique hotel with flat-screen TVs, minimalist decor and Moulton-Brown toiletries, then this place isn't for you. If you want the completely standardized experience and anonymous atmosphere of a Marriott or Sheraton, then it isn't for you either. But if you're looking for a modest yet utterly charming place to stay with a staff that's been there for years, then you'll probably love Le Richelieu. The location in the lower quarter is picturesque and completely removed from the gross Bourbon Street mayhem, although it's only a short walk if for some reason you decide you want to join in the shenanigans. It's also a quick walk over to Esplanade, which means you're like 5 minutes away from Buffa's or Port of Call, and about ten minutes to Frenchman Street. The CBD is pretty close by, as well. Unfortunately a few cab rides Uptown can add up, but hey - you're on vacation!

    PS - FREE PARKING! Seriously, the value of this perk cannot be overstated.

    22/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Margaret R.
    Great value. Great location. Super nice staff. And paul mccartney stayed here.

    07/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Natalie D.
    This place is great. The location is fantastic-- you're within walking distance of the French Quarter and the Marigny. There's free parking (and not valet-- so convenient!) and fast, free wifi. The staff is welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.

    It's funky like an old European hotel (there was a kitchen in one of our closets!) and every room is different. At first, I was a little put off by the quirkiness but I shouldn't have been. In spite of 40 degree swings in temperature over the 6 days we were there, our room was always perfectly cool or perfectly warm. The beds and linens are very comfortable. We were three couples in three different rooms and we all wanted the name of the mattress they use by the end of the stay. Housekeeping did a bang-up job every morning and in spite of staying in the first room beside the elevator, our room was immune to the noises of people moving to and fro. We could open our window in the morning and hear the church bells ringing. It doesn't get much better than that.

    There's a bar and restaurant just off the lobby that makes a good breakfast in the morning and hosts a cadre of local drinkers in the evening. All in all, we had a wonderful stay here and will be back in the future. If you're looking for a comfortable, friendly hotel in a great location, this is the place for you.

    26/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Dale R.
    Nothing super fancy but GREAT location in French Quarter. Ground floor room is a little annoyed by street noise (it is the French Quarter though...)  Secure onsite parking, free wireless. Overall a good value.

    21/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Cy B.
    Had a great stay at Le Richelieu.  Overall, great place in a quiet safe area of the quarter. We were in one of the corner rooms with a balcony that overlooked the parking lot.  The room was very spacious for a queen. I was expecting it to be musty in the room, but it wasn't at all.  The furniture and decor was old, but that's what we wanted.  Was nice to see a flat screen TV in the room.

    The staff was very helpful and friendly.  The room was always clean and the maid's never disturbed our sleep.  

    Only downfall was the room had a slight slope to it, which we liked from a quirky aspect of it but we felt the bed slope a little since it was resting on it.  The mattress itself though was great.

    Would definitely recommend to anyone going to New Orleans!

    19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Brian W.
    Great location and great service. Only down-fall is the lack of wireless internet. It's included in the package but for some reason I wasn't able to get any signal when going outside of the lobby area. Downer. But overall, everything was excellent, especially the concierge service.

    07/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Rockit O.
    It's a 2 star hotel, but 3 stars for Yelp. I pricelined it for $80/night...not bad!

    Old French Quarter Hotel, which is really where you want to be in NOLA. Yes it's run down a bit, but it really makes you feel like you're in old New Orleans.

    I would rather stay here than the Marriott when I am on vacation, for business travel though, I would rather be at the Marriott. Not sure why??

    The one good thing if you are driving they have FREE parking in a convenient lot, which can be a challenge any where else.

    07/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    24. Becky P.
    It started out as great for the price... then at checkout we got hit with a $70 parking fee!!  I'd stay there again but not if we drive. They tack on $20 per night for your car and don't tell you about it.

    28/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    25. Stan S.
    My new favorite for a hotel if your looking for a nicer venure in the city. They like to say at the Richelieu that everyone who worked there is a concierge. Its in a quiet part of the French Quarter and has guarded off street parking

    31/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Chad C.
    For the price, you can't beat the Le Richelieu.  Very close to the French Market.  I enjoyed breakfast there ever morning.   Lots of street noise from my first floor room, but nothing to complain about.  On site parking is a plus.  Nice courtyard.

    08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. Peter and Julie H.
    *** NOTE: We did not stay at Le Richelieu ***

    However, I had a very good experience dealing with the front desk and the accounting department - they ended up taking care of the situation.

    02/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Donna W.
    This is an excellent hotel in the French Quarter away Bourban Street. It is just a short walk away from there but it is very quiet. Becky, helped us greatly by organizing a tour for us when our previous one fell through the night before. Thankyou for all your help Becky. Customer service from all staff was great. Would highly recommend this hotel.

    12/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Darragh M.
    Would stay in this place again if going back. Staff were great. We had a one bed room and a two twin. The Twin was small but the single was huge. Pool is great. Location great. decor fab.

    Only problems were we were lead to belive by an outdated guide book that parking was free and its 20 buck a night and breakfast was ok it was over priced.

    28/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Lauren A.
    This is a great place to stay in New Orleans! The rates are reasonable and the rooms are nice. We stayed in a room that opened onto the common wrap around balcony. I wish I had a use for the kitchenette!

    The parking was very convenient and it was on a nice quiet street in the French Quarter. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

    The pool was nice to come home to in the New Orleans heat!

    09/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Bob D.
    Not a bad place to stay, rooms are clean and the hotel is close to everything. It has a nice little pool and a restaurant attached. Coffee is complimentary but not very good. Thank goodness there's a coffee shop around the corner. Parking is high ($20 per day) but secure. Staff is very friendly.

    12/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    32. Martina S.
    My husband and I had an overall pretty great stay at Le Richelieu. We booked through some big booking website, so I knew not to expect a really great room. The first room we had was ground floor, small, smelly, next to the pool, across from a maids station, with a view of the parking lot. I kind of suspect that this was the worst room in the hotel. That said, it was clean and perfectly adequate but I was also pretty disappointed. We spoke to the woman at the front desk who checked us in and she said she could try to move us the next day, but there were no guarantees since they were fully booked. We had a wedding to go to the next day, so we told them we pretty much needed to know that morning if we would be moving or not.

    Well, we got up the next day and got dressed up for the wedding, then checked out of the crappy room and left our luggage at the front. Keep in mind, just about any room would have been better than the one we were in, but when we returned to check out our new room it was beyond our expectations. We were moved to the honeymoon suite! I think we got lucky, and it was vacant during our stay, but the staff also seemed very happy to be able to move us there. We were thrilled.

    The other rooms in the hotel that I peeked into (non ground floor) seemed just as nice as the honeymoon suite, just smaller. Nice comfy beds, high ceilings, most have balcony access, and WALK-IN CLOSETS! Also, all rooms have an iron and ironing board. The bathrooms could use updating, but there is nothing actually wrong with them.

    I would say that this hotel is a great deal for the price, location is excellent (lower quarter), staff are outstanding, and rooms are great for a stay in New Orleans. Not too old and beat up to be icky, but not so new that you feel like you could be in an anonymous hotel anywhere in the world. Highly recommended and I would definitely stay there again.

    14/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Jean B.
    Don't let the motor hotel fool you!  This is an old established hotel with so much character!!  There used to be free parking in the back but now they charge $20.  The good old days are gone:(   I have been staying here since the 1970's and the reason why is the location.  Close to the action but yet in the quieter more residential part of the Quarter.  AND.....very close to the Faurboug Marigny which is the hot spot for music and dancing!  This isn't a sparkling new hotel, but this is the French Quarter and old is quite charming. Their is a small pool, the rooms are a nice size, there is a small fridge and it's not a Holiday Inn, Marriott or some chain hotel!!   Paul McCartney and his family stayed here I believe in the 1970's when recording at SeaSaint studio.  The small bar and restaurant have that local feel ( locals do hang here and have for years) and that should tell you something. Being from there I know:)  I have stayed at other places and sometimes rent apts, but I always return here.  I am actually going in May and staying a week!!!!  If you can, get a room with an outside facing balcony.  My friend and I were seranaded one evening by a fellow riding by on a bicycle who could really sing!!  It;s that kind of place......kind of magical if you want it to be.

    04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Rah B.
    Le Richelieu is my old standby hotel in New Orleans. My love for it is primarily because of the charm, but first I have 2 words for you: Free parking.

    As far as I know, Le Richelieu is the only hotel in the Quarter that offers free parking. And I don't mean one of those "theoretical" free parking situations where none of the spots are ever open because the lot consists of like 3 spaces. I have seen the Richelieu lot at/near capacity during busier seasons, but I have never been unable to park there.

    This is something you must consider when doing a price comparison of hotels, with many hotels in the area charging $25-$30 a day. And with parking being self-park, that means you won't be wasting your stay away waiting for the valet to bring your car.

    In addition to offering free parking, Le Richelieu is on the quiet end of the Quarter. So what does this mean for you, dear traveler? Aside from the fact that it is (duh) quiet, it means you have easy access to all that the great city of New Orleans offers outside of the French Quarter.

    So if you have your heart set on staying in the Quarter but don't want to be limited to the confines of the area, the location and free parking of Le Richelieu will hook it up.

    This hotel has character, but not the euphemistic "this is a shithole that I'm gonna suffer through for the character" kind of way. I've always found the hotel to be clean. You might call it dated or you might call it retro depending on your aesthetic sensibilities, but Le Richelieu is most certainly unique.

    With black and white checkered lobby floors, a quaint cafe and bar, old cigarette machines, a landscaped courtyard and pool, and real metal keys, Le Richelieu offers New Orleans charm on a budget.

    I've always found the staff to be very friendly, particularly the woman that usually works the front desk. I recently had a very nice conversation with her about her fishing trips to Grand Isle.

    Other perks of note:
    - Mini-fridges in the room  
    - Cafe Envie is a block away if you want to grab a beverage or quick bite but don't want to eat at the on-site cafe.
    - Free wireless

    Le Richelieu is a great value, and if you aren't one of those that insists on getting much more than you paid for, it's an excellent option.

    13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. K P.
    When the Le Richelieu's owner LIVES at the hotel, you know you're in a special place.  

    When the desk people have been with the hotel for years and years and recognize you daily, you know it's not the Holiday Inn.

    When the afternoon barman doubles as the hotel tech whiz, you know it's not the Marriott.

    When the evening barman at the cozy 8-seat bar asks if you'll have the same as last night, you know it's not the Hyatt.  

    When the pool switches from chlorine to salt water just because it feels good, you know it's not the Hampton.

    When EVERY room maid greets you with sheer politeness and a smile, you know it's not the Best Western.

    At check out when your final bill doesn't pain you, you're reminded that this is a special place.

    Yes, The Le Richelieu is quite unique...a great value...and an outstanding experience on the quieter side of the French Quarter.  Free parking.

    Next time we go to New Orleans, we may just stay in the Paul McCartney suite with a private balcony overlooking Chartres Street.  Oh so Special!

    Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez!

    24/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Irwin S.
    I have great appreciation for you at Le Richelieu. As a staff, you were attentive to my needs, able to answer my questions, be detail oriented, be flexible about when my room was cleaned (excellently!), and honest to my more direct questions about how to visit New Orleans with safety.
    I appreciated staff going out of their way to be helpful. I changed to Le Richelieu on a busy marathon weekend, when the B&B I was suppose to stay made me nauseous due to cigarette smoke smell. Staff's concern and empathy in problem solving with me, not to mention finding a room, went a long way.
    My next visit I know to make my reservation(s) with Le Richelieu. Frank P.

    06/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. Debbie M.
    Loved the Le Richelieu.  My traveling pal and I happened to find this place on the Internet and we liked that it was not a chain or large hotel.  The decor is really cool with antiques and old beautiful framed art work.   It is located  a couple of easy walking blocks to Bourbon Street and near the French Open Market.  It was a quick walk to Jackson square and Cafe du Monde!
    The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner is available and interacts well with guests and staff.  Becky and Brain were so nice and helpful as well as everyone else.  
    The room was large and clean and has a small fridge.  Our window opened up to the courtyard that has a very nice pool but it was too cold when we went.
    Breakfast is not included but there is free coffee each morning.  The breakfast is very good and the potions were large.  We split ours and that was more than enough food.   The bar is open all day and up until midnight.  
    If you are looking for a place that is reasonably priced, quiet and in the Quarter and not a chain, this is it.

    13/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. Kevin R.
    My friend and I used the Top Secret Hotels option on Travelocity to grab a room during 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest. this year (5/5 - 5/9) and became a little worried when Le Richelieu popped up as the "winning" hotel (especially since our research had led us to believe that we would likely be getting a place we had stayed in before). Granted, there seemed to be a fair amount of favorable reviews, but without having no personal experience with the place before....well, we just weren't sure what we were getting.

    Upon arrival our first night, we were immediately taken aback at how little the building resembled what we've grown to recognize as a hotel. However, once we walked in I knew we had chosen the right place. I've listed the pros and cons below and while there may seem to be a few more of the latter than some would feel comfortable with, they certainly were not enough to change my opinion of the joint. I'd definitely stay there again.

    Pros:
    - On the quiet end of the Quarter. While walking down Bourbon, you can literally hear the sounds begin to fade.
    - Easily the most comfortable beds I've had at any hotel I've stayed at in New Orleans.
    - Huge bathroom, with a shower that had the perfect amount of water pressure.

    Cons:
    - No key cards....but real keys. Not a huge deal, but mildly inconvenient.
    - The hallway smelled horrible. But, it is a FQ hotel and the smell never permeated into our room...so not a big deal.
    - Woken every morning, between 8:30 and 9 by the cleaning staff. Seemed annoying at the time they knocked, but at least we know they clean the rooms daily.

    15/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Colleen K.
    The word "motor" disturbs me. Gives the impression your sleeping on wheels. This is soooooooo not the case. My friends interacted with the staff, I did not, but per their report, the staff is just as friendly as all the reviews indicate.

    We came for a girls night of fun and just needed a place to lay our heads. We got much more!  A 2 bedroom suite with 3 beds for 122$ each. Waaaah?  Such a great deal!  Yes it is retro, so if you need the look of the Ritz or Monteleone (both really cool to stay at) then prob not for you.

    But if your flexible and can see the charm, you will like it here. Every room was large since these are converted apartments. Clean place with a huge living room with really cute crank windows.  A nice kitchen with a pass through if you need to keep anything chilled or if you choose to cook (shame on you) while in NOLA.   The beds were really comfortable as well...prob the best I've slept on!

    The best part is that it's in the quieter part of the quarter, right on the edge but still within walking distance of everything.  So if your going during Halloween or Mardi gras, this might work out well.  If it's good enough for Paul and Linda, it's good enough for me!

    19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Clive L.
    I loved staying here. It is just two blocks from Bourbon St but on a quiet block to get away from the chaos. The price is very reasonable. It has a parking lot on site too. The rooms are so charming and quaint. If you like old fashion charm, it's here. The staff were super friendly and showed me a map of where things were.
    All in all, a great place to stay in the quarter in a great location for a great price.

    26/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Andre R.
    Stayed here for my first visit too New Orleans and was I impressed.  It is located two blocks parallel from Bourbon St. and at the back end. It is also just a block from the French Market. The ambience was like no other and the rooms were very large in size. Everyone was very friendly and nice from the front desk, to bartender, to house cleaning. Thank you Le Richelieu for making my first visit to NO enjoyable. $$ was very reasonable, I am becoming a fan of these boutique hotels!

    22/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Harold L.
    My wife and I live in Los Angeles.  We flew to Washington, D.C. this summer to pick up a car that we drove back home.  We decided to take the extra day of driving into New Orleans.  I had stayed there on two other occasions but my wife had never been there.

    On my two prior excursions, I stayed north of bourbon street in the financial district.  For this trip I decided that we would stay instead in an area with a bit more history and culture.

    I posted a question on Yahoo Answers looking for suggestions near the French Market and Le Richelieu popped on in someones reply.

    After scouting their website, I booked the room.  2 nights in late July for a total of less than $200 I thought was a pretty good value.

    We drove into New Orleans from Chattanooga, TN and arrived around 8 or 9 PM.  My wife was a bit discouraged on the drive to the hotel from the freeway but once we parked in the convenient attached lot, she realized that we were somewhere special.

    We entered through the back door and in through the lobby which was beautiful.  Super friendly staff.  Got keys and went up to the room to drop our luggage.  The room was nice but nothing fancy.  It was as we expected.  This hotel is 150 years old but still was clean and totally functional.  Our second floor room offered a double door leading to the shared balcony which was a very nice touch and a nice place to watch the sunset behind the historic landscape.

    This hotel is close to EVERYTHING!

    3 or 4 blocks to the screaming hoards of frat boys on Bourbon Street and a block to Decatur St. and the French Market.

    There is a neat little bar and a restaurant in the hotel next to the pool.  

    It was a shame that we only had two nights and one full day in New Orleans.  It really is a unique city and is unlike any place in the US I have been.  

    If you are looking for a place vast in history and culture then stay in this hotel or at least in this area of the French Quarter.  You will really enjoy everything the neighborhood has to offer.

    22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Marie K.
    A bit of a faded rose but I would most assuredly stay here again.
    The location is great, right next to a coffee shop that is open late and right on the edge of the French Quarter.
    I liked the look of the hotel, old fashioned and Southern,  with a peaceful patio and enjoyable salt water swimming pool. Our room was nice, big closet and bathroom and the ubiquitous wrap around porch which I liked.
    I was able to get complimentary coffee in the morning and dining room staff were gracious and friendly. Service overall was subdued but adequate. We had no problems or special needs so our stay was smooth and easy.
    I was less entranced with one size fits all air con. We just had to turn it off which worked for us. Bedding could use some bigger pillows and doors are locked with keys, which were sometimes balky but overall these were minor issues . Can't wait to come back to New Orleans and stay here again.

    06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Amanda S.
    By the fourth night of no power after Hurricane Isaac last year, this Mid-City girl -- and as I discovered, many locals -- fled to the Quarter for mobile device recharging, A/C and general commiserating. The Richelieu came up as an affordable option in the midst of the dazed and confused masses, and the staff was accommodating. My room was nothing special, unfussy, but very clean, quiet and with ice-cold air -- I was content to relax with cable for the evening. I wondered how many like-minded residents had taken similar post-storm action; the front desk attendant explained upon checkout that their guests were split down the middle between locals looking to escape stagnant, Entergy-less homes and folks coming in for Southern Decadence. No frills, the Richelieu was a welcome, reasonably priced respite during a prime weekend.

    15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Jc G.
    Great location, very charming hotel. the rooms aren't the best, but they are clean and simple. Bathroom could use some renovation, but other than that no complaints.

    Staff was friendly and helpful. There is a gated parking lot on site, which was really convenient if you have a car.

    Can't beat the price or location -- We enjoyed our stay here much more over the chain hotels.

    16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Matthew H.
    I have visited New Orleans 20+ times and have always loved places like this one. We stayed here for a long weekend down in New Orleans. This hotel really is in a great location, you are a few blocks from the French Market, you are a few blocks from Bourbon St (if that's your thing, I am kind of over it), and more importantly you are just a few block from Frenchman St which is where I find myself more and more these days. Now this is not the W or the Loew's out on Canal St. The decor and the rooms are slightly dated but they are classic New Orleans that is what's appealing to me. I don't understand the criticism that it's old, I mean come on you are getting a room for about $140.00 a night for a room with a king size bed in the French Quarter in New Orleans, that's a great deal. The staff was great and was helpful when we needed them to be, there is almost always a few cabs hanging outside of the hotel. We met some friends there that drove and the parking situation at the hotel was great and you even got an opener for the gate. I can tell you that the next time we visit New Orleans, this is the place we will stay and check out Harry's Corner down the block, great little bar.

    06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Tallman F.
    It's an older hotel that fits the New Orleans mystique. The beds are ok but it is the charm of the city you feel from the moment you check-in. I usually stay in Slidell  - called seeing Nawlikns on a Budget. You get such a great feel of the city when you stay downtown.

    Another perk is the location.

    You are pretty much right off the beaten path but close enough to Bouron Street, the French Quarter, Jackson Square and many great restaurants. A walk on any night will allow you a few "Mental Kodak Shots' of something you don't see in your normal "walkabouts".

    They offered free parking when I was there a few months ago but charge $20 per night now. They give you a remote control at check-in and that allows you access to the small parkikng area. The $20 is still less than what is offered at other hotels in the area.

    It is an older hotel and the toilet seats are very small and are great if you have children or if you have an extra small BEhind. Then hold on - because it also sits so low on the floor you actually think you are falling when you try to put your butt cheeks on the seat.

    There is a long hallway to walk down to get to the bed but again - it is an older hotel.

    I like it ..................................... character abounds

    01/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Elena M.
    We had one night to spend in New Orleans in-between visiting family in Mississippi and flying home.  We chose Le Richelieu as our home for the night.  We are glad we did.

    The location -- right on the edge of the French Quarter -- is perfect.  You are close enough to walk to everything there, but far enough away from the heart of the action that you don't have to be part of it until 4:00 AM if you choose not to be.

    The hotel itself is lovely and charming: a proud and beautiful exemplification of old New Orleans.  Our top floor room was spacious and full of lots of nooks and crannies.  The staff could not have been friendlier and really seemed committed to making sure we enjoyed our time at the hotel and our time in New Orleans as best possible.  The hotel offers secure parking which we appreciated.  We felt safe keeping our rental car there -- even after we had checked out and our luggage was stowed inside.  (And, after said check out, the fabulous front desk person made a point of letting us know we were welcome to keep the car in their lot until we headed out of town later in the day.)

    Our only complaint is that our stay was not longer.  When we return to New Orleans (and it is definitely a "when" and not an "if"), we cannot imagine not again staying at Le Richelieu.  And, next time, it will be for more than one night...

    17/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Sara R.
    My new favorite hotel in New Orleans. We stayed in the honeymoon suite even though we were not on our honeymoon. It was very clean and spacious. There is a full size refrigerator in the kitchen and a balcony with a great view. All in all a very comfortable room!

    22/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Kent L.
    This is an older hotel in the more residential part of the French Quarter so you don't get the loud, drunken louts trying to remember where their hotel is after a hard night on Bourbon Street yet walking distance to most everything I wanted to go to in the Quarter and Frenchmen Street. I like the old school keys that the front desk gives you and that they keep the keys when you go out: this is very European.

    The room is clean, quiet, spacious, and just fine for my needs. It had a mini-fridge in it so I bought some bottled water and some beer and kept it cold during my stay. It was Winter when I stayed there so I didn't make use of the pool. Parking is a bit pricey but I was able to find street parking each day nearby.

    I left some clothes in one of the dresser drawers and the staff was kind enough to put them aside and called me to let me know that they had them for me to pick up at the hotel. I would stay there again if I had the chance.

    24/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Brenetta C.
    I found my stay at LE Richelieu to be very pleasant.  My room was very comfortable and I slept like a baby.  Daily the rooms were cleaned and re stocked, I did not have to request anything.   The serves and food was good specially the bacon which was my first meal upon arrival.  The staff was very accommodating and friendly.   I would defiantly recommend the LE Richelieu it was assessable by walking to many great places in New Orleans which made my stay exciting and enjoyable.

    12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. myra b.
    i really loved this place due to the old school historic look and feel. We had a room off a strange but awesome little patio section of the hallway. All the staff were quite nice. I really liked the little bar - it was very comfortable to sit and relax and have a drink while looking at the fun and strange celeb photos. The only downside was that our shower was backed up so we had to stand in our own foot filth each time we took a shower. And my feet were quite gross after wearing sandals to the jazz festival. We called on the first day for maintenance but I have no idea if anyone ever came to look at it and they were for sure unable to do anything about it if they did come.

    08/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Carol K.
    We were planning a trip to New Orleans, and would be driving, so we were seeking a hotel in the French Quarter that would allow for overnight parking.  This place met our needs.  It is a beautiful old hotel, four stories, about 60 rooms or so, nice furnishings, marble columns and floors, and had a gated rather large parking lot in the rear.

    We checked in and received our "old fashion key" instead of the usual key cards now used in newer hotels.  Their rule, you must return your key every time you leave the hotel and when you return, you can pick it back up! Very old school.

    Our room was spacious and nicely decorated, but the bathroom was very dated, baby blue tie, toilet and bathtub.  It was big, but was so retro 50's. Overall, the place was quiet, two blocks from Bourbon street and had parking!

    We'd stay here again, for sure!

    27/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Shane F.
    I stay here every time I'm in Nola, staff is great and location is perfect the hotel itself just has that old New Orleans feel that just can't be duplicated. Can't recommend this place enough

    18/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Scott H.
    Perfect location and great price. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Bourbon Street, Frenchman Street and Jackson Square.

    10/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. David M.
    Just finished a three night stay at Le Richelieu on our third visit to the Quarter.  We've previously stayed at the Cornstalk Hotel and Lafitte Guest House and enjoyed all of the charms the area has to offer.  Our observations about this hotel:

    Pros:  The view from the third floor balcony on the Chartre St side is worth the price of the room alone.  Room was very clean and housekeeping kept it so during our visit.  Front desk staff was efficient and courteous.  Security guard John was especially helpful and friendly - really made us feel welcome.  Location is absolutely perfect with a bit of privacy but very close to all Quarter activities.  Secure, accessible parking is worth the $20/night charge.  Pool/patio area is perfect for relaxing after a day or night of celebrating.

    Cons:  Rooms and baths are dated (50s/60s decor) but functional.  Restaurant and bar offerings are expensive and nothing special (but convenient).  Wait staff was disinterested and not particularly observant (second cup of coffee - get your own).  

    Other than those minor gripes, we'd return for the superior location and old world charm.

    09/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    57. Rabid K.
    First night at Le Richelieu
    Wow!  This suite is a nice size.  Glad to have the extra room, the big walk in closet and full size fridge.  OK, so the décor is totally from 1968, and the plastic plants are ridiculous, but who cares about that.  And it reeks of cleaning products.  At least we know it's clean!  And Frenchman Street is right there so let's go!

    Second day at Le Richelieu
    After a full day of music festival, we open the door to our room and get hit with the most intense mildew smell ever - like a wall of deep, gag reflex inducing nastiness.  Oh well, it's the South, these things happen.  I know the hotel is booked solid, so let's just open the windows and get on with the fun.  Guess now we know why they doused the place in air freshener that first day.

    Third day at Le Richelieu
    Mildew smell starts to fade, as long as we leave the windows open 24 hours a day, which is OK, since we're on the fourth floor, and it seems unlikely that anyone would be able to access our room that high up.   We are grateful  that the hotel is quiet in our corner room, and that we don't have to put up with hordes of drunk-ass fools from Bourbon Street.

    Fourth and final morning at Le Richelieu
    8 am, BANG, BANG, BANG, WTF is that racket?  Why do I hear voices?  Crawl out of bed, peek through the curtains.  Holy heavens!  There's a dude right in front of me!  On a scaffold, with other guys, tearing down the side of the building, right outside of our windows.   Yeah, the ones we had to leave open because of the smell.  Thank goodness I don't sleep in the nude.  Or with the curtains open.  
    And all this with no warning at all.  No mention of any construction when we booked.  Or the two times I called the hotel directly to confirm.  Or when we checked in.  Not even a little note under the door the night before.  

    We told the front desk clerk about it when we checked out, and all we got was a shrug and a "Sorry, we didn't know."  You're kidding, right?   Not a single staff person at the hotel knew that there was going to be significant, loud construction that totally violated your guests' privacy at an ungodly hour of the morning?  I call BS on that.  They should have at least comped us for one night as a courtesy.  Really poor form on their part, right?  

    I felt we were pretty patient with the hotel, and overlooked a few things that I'm sure other guests would have screamed and hollered about, and it was really disappointing that the hotel couldn't show us the least bit of courtesy with something major like this.  What a lack of class and hospitality.

    13/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    58. Richey R.
    Whatever you do, do not lose an item or park at this hotel.  Parking fees outrageous, and if you lose an item it takes an act of Congress to figure out if it is there or not.  For some reason the cleaning service has keys to everything and the people running the hotel have no idea where anything is, if you item is there, and if you had even stayed at the hotel.  I lost an item on Saturday August 30, and it took until September 3 before anybody told me anything about it (which the answer was "we don't have it").  I have stayed here before, and I think this will be my last time.  Really disappointing.

    03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    59. Dave M.
    We stayed last week and got upgraded to the honeymoon suite. The hotel was wash to get to and just far enough off bourbon street where it was nice and quiet. The suite was HUGE. The bed was relatively comfortable and it was nice to have real full size pillows in a hotel, I'm so tired of everyone having those small square ones now. The balcony was nice for sitting out in the morning. The walk in closest was very large and unexpected in a hotel. The kitchen  was a nice touch, but it was unusual the way they disconnected and covered it. The decor and blue tiles in the suit were dated but everything was clean and in good condition. Housekeeping did a great job. The pool was cold but clean. Overall it was a nice hotel and I would definite stay again. The cost was high, but comparable to everything else in the French quarter.

    19/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    60. Cathi S.
    We have stayed here 3 times now....yes, we return to a place we enjoy.
    It's old...rather historic in fact. It's quiet...on the edge of the French Quarter.
    It's walking distance to the entire French Quarter...which is all you need for a great weekend.
    It's comfortable and friendly...we plan to go back.

    07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Epifurious F.
    No hot water. After site seeing all day, I return to the hotel sweaty and in need of a shower before bed and the front desk basically tells me I'm sh*t outta luck and shrugs their shoulders.  For the amount of money they charged for the room- it would have been nice to have a working shower. Never returning and certainly not recommending.  Very disappointed with this hotel.

    24/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    62. Pam E.
    First let me start by saying I have never written a Yelp review, but our experience here was so bad that I felt I should warn others. Although we have twice before stayed here and had good experiences, our recent 4 night visit was dreadful.  We selected Le Richelieu because in the past it has been quiet and removed from the craziness of the more central French Quarter Hotels.  

    We're very sound sleepers and noise has never been a problem for us in hotels around the world, however, our recent stay was Halloween weekend and the guests in the adjacent room partied until 4 in the morning.  Our calls to hotel security and personal appeals to our neighbors did little to quiet things.  In the morning after the first night I spoke to the young woman at the front desk and she said "what did I expect it was Halloween" ...no apology or attempt to speak to the offending guest.  The noise went on for three more nights but luckily we had a white noise app on our phone which did help to mitigate it a bit.

    Parking is not free anymore, which used to be a bonus.  The bathrooms are very dated and quite worn & a bit dirty.  It's not cheap...for a standard room rate of $ 285 plus taxes I expect more.

    05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    63. Priscilla M.
    Really, really liked this place. Vintage elegance. It's a bit shabby, but not in a bad way. Staff was great. Free parking, elevator, and close to Bourbon Street. Very charming. Definitely not a frat party hotel; more like an older couples romantic hotel.

    16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Brenda B.
    This place is at a great location in the Quarter, has parking , and quiet enough , so you can sleep at night. I like to make it here at least once a year, so I can tie one on, and walk to my room.

    28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Robert R.
    My fiance and I stayed here last month on our third trip to New Orleans. We really liked how close this hotel is to Frenchman St. In addition to that the hotel is very quaint and the staff was great. It is also really hard to beat the parking in the back of the hotel. We will be back.

    01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    66. John G.
    I can't imagine staying anywhere else if you're visiting the French Quarter, the Marigny, Treme.  This was a great location and they have their own private parking, they give you a remote control to get in and out, but we mainly walked everywhere we went since parking is a real pain.  I have not a single complaint about our two day stay there, it's a great value too!  Our room was on the ground floor, balcony would have been nice, be were closer to the pool parking.  This place isn't ornate or super fancy, it's solid in every regard.  Rooms are clean, well kept and quite spacious.  They had a HUGE walk-in closet, with a mini-fridge. Nice.  The keep the temperature cool which is nice coming in from outside, plus, it smells good.  I would recommend this place to anyone, the beds were comfortable, we were never disturbed by any noise, the cleaning staff did a very good job, and everyone was helpful and nice to us.  Not a single complaint.  Loved the location, a very quick walk to Decatur or Esplanade, the French Market, Jackson Square, Cafe Dumond are all so close.  Do it!

    27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Harry G.
    I can't be too hard on this hotel as the staff was great/accommodating and the location is great.

    Pros:
    -Location
    - Staff swapped rooms, the back room was mildewed and also didn't have the balcony.

    My cons are the following:

    - The pool cannot possibly be salt water. Everyone's eyes were burning after a swim. After two days I couldn't hardly see. I told the staff twice but I didn't get anything other than they'll look into it. Not sure what I was expecting, but I don't think they understood how serious it was. My daughters night was ruined one day and mine another. I kept my eyes closed for about 5 hours and that seemed to help. A night of sleep also fixed it.

    - The place has the history, that's awesome, but it feels it. It's a hodge podge of dated furniture. Not original early 1900's.. It's more 1980's classy that's banged up. I know the brand as my dad sold this furniture. Just needs to be replaced along with the

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    68. Reba B.
    Very nice area. Close to bourbon and French market but very quiet and safe street. Beautiful entry and rooms are a good size. Tremendous closet, not that we used it. The bathroom looks straight out of the 60's with a blue tub, sink and toilet! Four stars because the ac is ancient and not super effective. Makes an annoying buzzing sound. The rest is nice. Would recommend.

    27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    69. Guy S.
    Had a drink at the bar after a fantastic dinner at a friends house, my first time inside this hotel, very charming hotel with an attentive staff.

    26/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Colby E.
    I love this motel, I love the people, I love that street, I miss bourbon street so much, also I miss my hand grenade, I miss my hurricane, I also miss my soft shell crab, my oyster, my swipe, my gator po boys. I really do very much miss New Orleans so much now, I really do need to go back to New Orleans right now!!!!

    19/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Phil G.
    When I return to French Quarter, this will be my target hotel.  It's old, tired and full of charm.

    Great location with lots of great stuff nearby but it's quiet.

    Has a large secure parking lot, small pool, serves a nice breakfast and has an old bar.

    The staff is fantastic.  Everyone loves Frank (owner) who is a lovely guy.

    10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    72. Kacie M.
    I originally booked 4 nights and had to shorten my stay once I arrived. The desk clerk was friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and well stocked. The hotel is located in the French Quarter and wad easily within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Overall I was very happy with this hotel and would be sure to stay there again.

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Rebecca B.
    This is a super clean, very quaint hotel near Frenchman and a few blocks from Bourbon.  I go to NOLA at least once a year and I have stayed in many of the old hotels.  They all have a lot of charm but this one is by far the best.  It is old but it isn't dingy or musty like the others and it is VERY clean.  The tiny bar and restaurant is top notch and every day it is filled with locals that stop by for a bite or a drink.  The best part of all is the staff.  They are all courteous and helpful.  Mostly they are friendly in the NOLA way, treating you like an old friend.  I will only stay here from now on!

    14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. B-blue S.
    We absolutely loved our stay. Not only were all the necessary needs of a hotel stay met,  but the staff was the best part.  We enjoyed visiting with them at the cool and quiet bar after a long hot day around NOLA. I was so impressed with the service I felt the need to ask about the owner. They said he was awesome. This I found out personally when the owner stopped by the bar to introduce himself and check on how we were enjoying our stay.   I believe that the company has been able to care for their guests in such magical way because of him!!
    This hotel couldn't be any more fabulous!
    Parking was a huge bonus!

    24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Brad C.
    This review goes back around 5 years now - 2010. Stayed here for a couple of nights. Super friendly service and great parking. The location is tops in my book. My fav part of the quarter though some may find it more sleepy for NEw Orleans. The room we had was seriously dated. Looked and smelled old. The only plus side is that it was spacious.

    26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    76. Ayshia L.
    Pam is extremely incredible! She is amazing my room is amazing this hotel just leave me speachless overall...

    11/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Rhonda W.
    5 stars for this brunch spot!
    We indulged in a 1p sunday brunch after my hair stylist suggested it.
    The parking is not ideal but the waiter told us it's safe to park on Elysian Fields without being ticketed. The hotel itself has an older, homey feel but the absolute BEsT omlettes and french toast. The grits were good also. Beverages of choice were screwdrivers which were made by their awesome wait staff. This place was a hidden gem but the word is spreading so plan on arriving early!

    Customers enjoy their french toast, crepes(hear their decadent), grits and omlettes with a pool view. The seating isn't very spacious but it has a very quaint feel and everyone in the hotel were very accommodating.

    We will be back next time for crepes!

    23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    78. Sidney W.
    My second visit was identical to the first, GREAT! The dining area only has five tables due to the patio's size but it's just right. Each table can accommodate up to four diners. The tables are white marble and wrought iron chairs and brick floor(keeping with the Vieux Carré ambiance).
    The view of swimming pool is a nice addition and the natural light from the sliding glass walls actually fill the dining area.
    The bar with its dim lighting, high chairs and black&white photos sandwich the dining area at the entrance.

    24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    79. Spencer D.
    Had breakfast here at the Terrace Lounge. Great food and romantic courtyard overlooking the pool. Had some great drinks mixed by Donnie the bartender. Great experience. Beautiful hotel in the heart of the French quarter.

    10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Annabel S.
    This hotel was far enough from the main action yet close enough to easily walk anywhere in the French Quarter. Plus the parking and the ability to take the car out as we wished was a plus. Our first floor room was big, had a quaint kitchenette with a sink and fridge. The 1970s oven/stove unit was disabled but just added to the quaint feel of this older establishment. There was ample closet space in room 115.

    The staff was helpful and friendly...free coffee for hotel guests in the morning. We enjoyed breakfast one morning in the cafe.

    Our room was freezing when we arrived and it was odd that we couldn't turn off the air, but the front desk was responsive when we made the request. The other quirk is that we were near the parking lot so if folks were noisy in the passageway into the hotel or outside, we could definitely hear it. But it was certainly within tolerable limits.

    All in all, quite pleased with this hotel for our four night stay in early December - will definitely stay here whenever we are in the French Quarter!gh

    14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. Laurie J.
    Old school vibe. Kind of feels like stepping into 1979 New Orleans. I was amazed by the room-huge almost like a loving unit complete w kitchen living room etc. Staff was awesome. It's the kind of place that bewitches you-not because it's gorgeous or super modern. It just feels like it's hosted thousands of travelers  through the century and has really been a comforting place thought the years

    Sells out quickly so reserve early!

    02/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. Tini P.
    I feel like I'm staying at my rich uncle's house in the quarter when I stay here.  Which isn't far off since the 90 year-old owner still lives there and dines there daily.  

    Located on my favorite block in the quarter (near the Ursuline convent and Beauregard House), it provides a real locals feel of the quarter.  I know because my mom and aunt live down the street.  

    It's not modern, or sexy, or 4 stars, but it's homey, charming, cozy, spanking clean, affordable and dripping with friendly New Orleans hospitality from the small staff that will go above and beyond for you.  I even love the little bar and sweet bartender for a quiet peaceful late night glass of wine.

    If you're looking for the quiet old-world charm end of the quarter, stay here and listen to the church bells, distant jazz and the horses walking by from your room.  If you want to feel like you're in Vegas or party on Bourbon, stay near Canal.  

    Also, there are several charming coffee shops and restaurants nearby, and it's located just a few blocks from the Marigny for music.

    03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0