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Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel in New Orleans, LA

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Experience the Renaissance Pere Marquette, a beautiful, modern New Orleans hotel near the French Quarter, just one block from Bourbon Street and minutes from numerous Riverfront attractions as well as the Louisiana Superdome. Enjoy a historic downtown New Orleans hotel originally built in 1925, highlighted by a sophisticated jazz-inspired atmosphere with 272 stylish rooms and luxurious amenities. Contemporary décor, spacious baths, an outdoor pool and a neo-Creole restaurant - MiLa - enhance your stay at this French Quarter boutique hotel in downtown New Orleans. Each floor celebrates a legendary jazz musician and features unique snapshots by a popular local photographer. Unique, memorable events take place in the 6,600 square feet of upscale meeting & banquet space, ideal for corporate conferences, social gatherings or small group meetings. Discover a New Orleans boutique hotel where you can "Dream with the Legends of Jazz" at the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel.

 

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Rating: 3.82

Address: 817 Common Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
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1. David P.
Boutique hotel convenient to the French Quarter. Rooms a bit dark and dated but can only get better with current renovations. I found service to be extremely quirky. The room guidebook indicated maps for jogging were available at the front desk. I asked the attendant and she told me to just run up and down Canal St. Turns out that there is a decent path along the river. I asked about how to get to a popular restaurant near by and she acted like she had never heard of it and found the address by doing an Internet search. After I left, I needed to have my receipt mailed to me but it never arrived so I had to call some Marriott business office. I forgot something in my room, so security told me they would check with housekeeping and get back to me within about 30 minutes but they never did.

26/10/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. Cynthia P.
this place is ai-ight.

pros:
-the lobby/bar area is beautiful, and the staff is very nice.
-the room i got is super spacious... the linens are up to par. (i hate scratchy linens, if you know what i mean!)
-valet parking is very convenient (they're fast getting you out and back into your car.)
--there are enough elevators (my gripe about the westin was that the elevator situation sucked.)
--it's close enough to bourbon and st. charles...
--housekeeping is consistent.
--they stock the bathroom with q-tips! big win in my book.

meh:
--my windows were cracked, which is bad on a luxury hotel, but it didn't really affect me.
--water pressure in the shower, but i think this is a NOLA-wide problem.
--my room had a CRT tv with blown out speakers. i didn't watch it much, so no matter.

major con:
--i couldn't get a good night's sleep here without earplugs. i couldn't figure out what was going on with the temperature control system. there's a fan constantly blowing cold air (it's loud!), and i had to turn on the heat (which is also loud) to get the room to a comfortable temperature.

09/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. smacksmackgulp K.
Nice hotel, about a 12 minute walk from Jackson Square, and not in the direct line of vision for nawlins debauchery, but still convenient.  Had all the amenities I wanted, which were a comfortable bed, clean/updated linens and furnishings, and a good bathroom with a strong shower.  CVS and Walgreens were both around the corner for all my toiletry needs, since I forgot my dopp kit.  Enjoyed a great hot toddy in the bar and watched the game while waiting to leave for the flight back home.  I would totally come back here.  Very reasonable rate too.

05/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Christy T.
It is gorgeous. Bar none. The Pere does not walk the walk like other  business type hotels, it is more artsy, it is just plain pretty. The Pere is a gorgeous art deco hotel right off the quarter with a divine bar and a stellar 5 star restaurant showcasing 2 outrageously talented chefs. It has a lovely penthouse suite that houses a pool which can be yours pretty much any night of the week. Your wifi can be found at the starbucks in the hotel...so enjoy the gorgeous entrance, be dazzled by the bar and lounge area. You room will be lovely, mine was and the shower and bathroom more than adequate. Enjoy!

21/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Marty R.
A very nice hotel in a great location just off Bourbon St.  I stay here every time I am in New Orleans.

23/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Johnny C.
For the price, the location was great and the rooms were pretty darn good.  The elevators were speedy and we never had to wait long.  Most of the staff is friendly and helpful, but we did have one experience where we repeatedly asked for something to be brought up and it never came.  The computers were a bit annoying as it would kick you off in around 10 minutes with no warning.

28/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Barbara P.
First off, allow me to validate. I am a Hotel Warrior, nuf said....got it? get it! good!  Second, a little advice on selecting Hotels, ask yourself one question and one question only......do you want to sleep or get some sleep, that helps with your expectation of the Hotel......Let's discuss (my daughter said that slang once and I just can't let it go)
SLEEP - I'm in a great city, with my significant other or the girls ready to have some fun and oh yeah, if it looks like a bed, I'm cool with that........
GET SOME SLEEP - I'm still in that great city, my significant other is significantly hot, makes me hot, wanna get hot with him.....whatev and what ever did or did not happen while we were out will happen when we return to my awesome Hotel with the most attentive staff in or outside the Quarters.  I'm looking forward to those pillows, making going down for a drink, my see a local regular there (a sign of good bartender, by the way)  
You have two areas to have a drink, a good drink - people.  It took me a while to understand a well drink, that's what you say after tasting "oh well" it's cold at least.....Listen if you going to make sure that the coffee is on point by bringing in the Coffee Gods..............uh thank you....yes Starbucks is in the house, no not now serving Starbucks-but the actual physical Barista in tow Starbucks.
I loved the themed floors, we only had breakfast there and it was delish, so fellow Essence Festival Goers (yeah its a word), if you have your hotel already cancel it.............and book it here...and if you still comparing STOP, please you've found it!...Ok I found it for you.....
I will see you there!

12/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Rosella S.
the location is convenient to the quarter and although the room didn't have wifi available, it still had high speed internet.  i stayed here with a friend who attended a company conference and i was able to work from the room during the day.

the beds were comfortable and linens felt crisp and fresh.  we didn't order any room service because of our proximity to all the wonderful restaurants that new orleans has to offer  but there is a restaurant downstairs that looked interesting but a bit pricier than what you can find in the french quarter's various dives and cafes.

this is good for both business - close to a lot of the meeting venues on canal street and pleasure - 1 block away from the quarter.

01/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Colin P.
Had a great stay. The room was always clean. Very friendly staff-always saying hello. The lobby was nicely decorated--art-deco. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby area.  Very convenient location--near to the French Quarter.. Very safe area.

14/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Andree S.
Stayed here for 5 nights! Great service, clean rooms each day - the only issue or complaint was that you have to pay $12.95 per day for internet service in your room, we decided to take advantage of the free internet on the 1st floor and to their credit, it's smart to have the bar open late into the evening so while you're updating Facebook, you can have a cocktail and freely rate, review and recount your NOLA experiences.

31/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Michael P.
Great hotel with great location. Marriott got it right with this boutique conversion. Great staff and a Starbucks in the lobby. 2 minute stroll to French Quarter. Things for improvement..a proper business center, better elevator service. Also..construction project down the street did not interfere with sleep. Highly recommended.

10/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Kellan H.
Thank you for making my birthday so wonderful! Everyone at the hotel was friendly & accommodating in making our stay as lazy and fun as we wanted! The room was clean and bright.
The room service food was also very tasty and hit the spot when we didn't want to get out of bed.
It's close to everything downtown without being on a busy, loud street.

18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Jennifer W.
I recently stayed at the Renaissance Pere Marquette for a combined business / personal trip to New Orleans.  As one of Marriott's upscale chains, you can usually count on the Renaissance for good location, decor, and service.  (Fyi - I used to be Marriott Gold - so I've stayed in quite a few hotels...)

In addition to the usual, this hotel is also a jazz-inspired boutique hotel. Very contemporary - each of the 18 floors is dedicated to a jazz legend, Aeron chairs for a work desk, etc. and the hotel staff is professional.

For personal - the location is good, one block from Bourbon Street.  So you have the convenience of being close to the French Quarter without actually staying in the French Quarter.  Restaurants, shops, galleries, Superdome, etc. are all within walking distance. Being off the beaten path is nice but that could be an issue for anyone worried about walking back late at night.

Re business - wireless would be better but HSI is fine. It's a fairly good set up re working in your hotel room - simple, elegant decor.  (Note that if you need to rent a car, be sure to rent from the airport or be prepared to pick up at the convention center (at 2.5x's the airport rate).

It's a boutique hotel, so small is key (bar, fitness center, pool, etc.).  Definitely emphasize non-smoking if that's what you need (it was in my profile but we still had to change rooms).  I liked this hotel and I would recommend it to fellow Yelpers.

To check out the hotel's non-Marriott web site: therenaissanceperemarque…

29/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. John H.
Nice quiet hotel close enough to everything so as to not be obnoxious.  Navigator Yvette kinda clueless but okay.  We took a lot of tours and knew what we wanted to do.  Water pressure in 1616 was sorta on the low side and not very hot.  Phone messaging system wouldn't accept a password.  Known problem. Limited fitness facility and small heated pool on 3.  Very clean.  Small concierge lounge on 19 for platinum members morning and night hours.  Would stay here again.

18/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Kenneth P.
I liked this place. It is tucked away on a quiet side street, but in a good location. 1 block to the chaos of Bourbon, 4 blocks from Riverwalk and Harrah's. As you drive by...don't blink, or you will miss the entrance...very unassuming.

The interior is very modern...very much like a 'W' Hotel, but at a Marriott price. So good value for the money. The hotel check in staff was also very friendly.

The negatives...the pool is small and loses sunlight after about 12:30pm, housekeeping is very hit-or-miss [3 out of 5 nights they did not clean the room when we had returned after sightseeing all day], and the bed is old and uncomfortable.

With all said and done, we would stay here again...and recommend the hotel to friends and family.

25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Heather C.
It's all about location location location. A couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of bourbon street. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.

15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. J J.
Not satisfied.

Nice hotel. Good location. The hotel charged me incorrectly for my stay. One month later, six phone calls and two faxes the issue has not been corrected. Customer service agents always advise they will contact me back and fail. Last customer service agent I spoke with on 9 Dec 11 was rude and apathetic. I expected more from a Marriott.

09/12/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Andrew M.
great hotel. close to bourbon st, but far enough away to escape. bar is lobby is awesome.

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Misse D.
Pros and Cons. My review is going to be filled with pros and cons.

I loved the actual hotel.  The decor makes it feel very non-chainy and with a boutique feel.  As soon as we checked in and until we left, we experienced excellent customer service.  We also liked the location.  Two blocks from the border of the French Quarter,w e were in the Business District but very close to the streetcar.  Our bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious.

So what are the cons?  Although the hotel lobby is gorgeous, it was closed when we went for a drink.  When we came back on Sunday night hoping for a 10PM nightcap, we were told it was closed.  The sign doesn't include hours.  I was a wee bit disappointed by their limited hours as they open at 5PM.  Additionally, the Starbucks in the lobby closes pretty early so there is a gap where you can't actually get a drink.   The second disappointment was with our bathroom.  Scratch that, it was with the shower and lack of a bathtub.  I realize that it is an old school hotel but I would hope that they could remodel and enlarge those teeny tiny showers.  The bathroom itself was quite big.  Finally, can we get a flatscreen? I don't travel to watch TV but it would be nice!

Overall, we had an excellent experience.  I would recommend to anyone that wants a boutique hotel outside the quarter.

04/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Joyce S.
My husband and I stayed at the Pere Marquette from Sunday to Thursday in October 2011 and were delighted with every aspect.  When we arrived on Sunday evening, we discovered that the hotel had us down for three nights rather than four due to a communications problem with United (through whom we'd made the reservation).  I had the confirmation email in my inbox, printed it out in two minutes at the hotel's very user friendly business services area, and we were squared away with the extra night just moments after that.  

Throughout our stay, the staff was friendly, upbeat, extremely helpful and just downright kind.  The manager seems to absolutely love her job and everyone who walks into her hotel.  She and the desk people had a warm, happy relationship.  The doormen greeted us warmly every time we entered or left the hotel, wishing us a good time or welcoming us back.  The bartender, Chris, also seems to love his work and combines a history and chemistry lesson with his mixing, if you're interested.  He makes a very fine Sazerac and knowledgeably reviewed various labels of Absinthe.  Yvette, the concierge, was a great help and actually greeted us one day as we were walking down the street, recognizing us out of context.  I think that takes a real people person (and my distinctive looking husband was wearing a hat at the time).  When the maids tidied our rooms, they did just the right amount, organizing the sink bench, for example, without making it impossible to find our toothbrushes or whatever.

Our room was a bit small, but that didn't really matter.  The bed was extremely comfortable (more comfortable than a lot of "fancier" hotels I've stayed at).  There is an in-room safe and an actual mini-fridge--not a mini-bar, but an empty fridge for storing leftovers, etc.  I also appreciated the little touches, like having Aveda products in the bathroom.  There is free wi-fi in the lobby / business center.  Wired internet access only in the rooms (for a fee).

The hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance from the St. Charles streetcar, the French Quarter, the River Walk and oodles of fabulous restaurants.  We highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay there on our next trip to Nola.

07/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Sandra V.
After researching the internet this place had the best prices and close enough to all the action.  It was about a block from Canal Street.  Cross the street at Canal and  there is Bourbon Street.  We didn't receive our robes like their website said was included.  No biggie and I'm sure if we called the front desk they would have given it to us.  As soon as we left that evening for Bourbon Street the doorman asked if we needed help in directions for wherever we needed to go.  Staff was awesome!  I woke up with a hangover the next morning and ordered room service which consisted of a fruit tray and water.  That was $32 ... yikes!!  I may have to bring my own breakfast next time since we did have a mini fridge in the room.  I really can't complain much about this place except the very expensive room service and breakfast.  We would probably come here again.

26/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Lawrence Z.
Time for a drink. Lovely bartenders.

18/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Justin H.
Stayed here for the 4 nights over Labor day weekend for Southern Decadence. We had a rough start here but in the end crammed 6 people into one room here but it all worked out between the 2 beds and a cot and all of us being on different schedules.

My favorite staff members was the Bellman and the Concierge lady. We rented a car for a day and they gave us tips and directions. We booked our Swamp Tour through the concierge and after our trip to the lower 9th ward Her and I even shared tears and a hug. She definitely helped make our trip as great as it could be.

The property is within walking distance of the French quarter and the Riverwalk.

I was very impressed with this hotel. I will Definitely be back and will look on price-line next time as well.

28/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Donnie C.
I wanted this to be a 5 star review, but it's a 3. Very swanky and chic bar as well as the lobby. However, the rooms do not represent chic or swank. My room wasn't bad, but the TV was out dated, not even a flat panel TV. The AC didn't seem to keep up throughout the evening. The bathroom setup made the room. I would stay here again for the right price like I did on this visit. But, it is no W Hotel. The MiLa restaurant adds character to the hotel as well as the bar, Uncommon. Starbuck's is located in the lobby which is a plus.

14/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
25. Courtney W.
Please don't listen to the negative reviews about this hotel --when it comes to hotels, I am beyond difficult to please and had a fantastic stay.  I was initially hesitant to book a room here because of the semi-negative reviews

The hotel is CHEAP, modern, clean, and really aesthetically pleasing.  The rooms are renovated, with new flat screen TV's, nice beds/linens and updated bathrooms. The housekeeper kept the room extremely clean and even organized for us...which at times (specifically after an exhausting night spent on Bourbon street) was a major perk.

The location is perfection.  A block away from the french quarter/bourbon street but not in the middle of the chaos and creepy smells. It should be noted though that you may have to walk through the chaos and stench to get to the hotel.  After waking up after a quiet, restful night's sleep in a really comfortable, clean bed, we would saunter down for a really tasty free breakfast  (even though it didnt seem to be included in our rate, when we booked the trip). The breakfast wasn't the typical picked over, unsavory buffet that is normally complimentary at hotels.  We were permitted to order food off the menu...which was awesome because we had complimentary banana pancakes, fresh fruit, crawfish omelets and crab benedict.

Finally, the bartender at the Mila bar, inside the restaurant, Sam deserves a major shout-out. His cocktail creations are among the best I have ever had. Mind you, I have been to fancy cocktail bars around the world and am a bona fide drink snob. Sam's Blood Meridien, Italian asperol cocktail and purgatory shot are insanely delicious and blow other drinks out of the water.  

In sum, I will be returning next year!

22/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. David R.
Marriott's reward program keeps me coming back. There are several marriott's to choose from in New Orleans and I choose this one because of it's location and availability.  

The good:

The staff is very helpful and very friendly. The rooms are clean but haven't been updated in a while.  I'm sure this is an old building that has been renovated.  While the decor is very transitional/modern as most Renaissance are, the room decor is worn.

The bad:

Wifi is non-existent and as with most Marriott hotels, the wired internet in the rooms is almost unusable because of the brutally slow download and especially upload speeds.  If you rely on file sharing/moving for work, Marriott's are typically really bad for that.  There is NO "high" in high speed internet.  

The TV is probably 8 years old and there's no CNN on the TV?!  I've never seen a hotel room that had cable but didn't have CNN.  I have a problem with that.  They have Fox news and MSNBC and even CNN Headline news.  Very odd.  

The entrance is essentially a narrow one-way street on the opposite side of Canal street.  You have to walk through trash-lined sidewalks and homeless in the dark to get across to bourbon street.  

Not so good for business travelers, but if you plan on getting smashed on Bourbon street each night, this is a good stumble-home hotel as well as a good starting point for day sightseeing.

24/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Erin A.
On a recent girls' trip to New Orleans, we stayed here for 5 days. Three girls in one room can be difficult anywhere, but we really enjoyed our stay.  There was plenty of room, and more importantly, plenty of bathroom space.  We had a corner room, so two walls were almost entirely window which made for bright and sunshiny mornings. The pool is small, but intimate and cool. I sat out on the comfy couches every morning with my coffee. The Starbucks in the hotel was a pleasant surprise. There are also computer terminals in the coffee shop lobby. I didn't expect the fitness center to be anything outstanding, but it was actually quite impressive. Small, but it had everything I would have wanted (if I had enough room to pack gym shoes). Our concierge set us up on great tours, even at the last minute.  The staff was always courteous and helpful. The lobby reminds me a lot of a W -like hotel, very cool décor and funky music playing. It smells delicious. The bar in the hotel (Bar Uncommon) was perfect for getting our party started every night. They seem to specialize in classic cocktails, and we enjoyed every one of them.

The location could not have been more perfect. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go, and felt very safe.

My only complaint is that the beds were smaller than I expected, and not very comfortable. Despite that, I look forward to staying here next time I'm in town.

21/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Tiffany T.
Fantastic location, would definitely stay here again.  It is about 1-2 blocks from the famous Bourbon Street so that you could walk home wasted if you'd like or actually get a quiet night of sleep.  Cheaper than staying in the French Quarter.  Clean rooms, spacious bathroom, free wi-fi in the lobby, helpful concierge, but most importantly checkout is at 12pm so you can sleep in after a crazy night!

14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Mel Z.
I have stayed at the Ren Pere Marquette 4 times now.  I have not been disappointed yet.  Each visit has been great.  Location is fabulous.  The staff is friendly, helpful, and professional (all of them).  I especially appreciate Yvette, our concierge.  She hooked us up with our tours and gave great recommendations (all with a wonderful southern  smile).

The hotel is in an ideal location. The streetcar stops right around the corner (takes you to Garden District, and some, for $1.25),  a short 3 minute walk to Bourbon St., and a safe area to walk home to at night (as long as you're not stinkin' drunk with no common sense.)

The rooms are very nice - comfortable, simple, and clean.  Yes, they need to upgrade the t.v. but that's not a huge deal for me.  The bed was quite comfortable and everything worked just fine.  

I have always lucked out on my rooms. Request the oversized rooms and/or corner rooms on the higher floors (10 and up).  They will definitely try to accommodate you if they can.  You won't get any fabulous views but the views were pretty good in the corner rooms ending with 08.  Two of the walls are all windows so you get great light and makes the room feel bigger.  In my most recent stays, I've stayed in rooms 1608 and 1708.  The rooms and bathrooms were great.

The bar in the cool lobby is a must do (at the very least for 1 drink).  Chris, the bartender has a wealth of knowledge and experience.  He pours wonderful works of art.  He can pretty much tell you about the history and little known facts about drinks you know and the ones you've never even heard of.  It's a great bar to hang out in and have a leisurely drink (before you head to the wham bam bars on Bourbon).  He takes his time making each drink.  The bar is not open for very long though so I suggest getting a drink there before heading out for the night (5PM to 11PM I believe).

Renaissance Pere Marquette has truly earned my loyalty.  It is a great home base for exploring NOLA in all it's glory.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Z R.
This place gets 4 stars because we got a great rate off priceline.  If I was paying full price I would probably give it three stars.  I would definitely stay here again if I got another discounted rate

Positives
-great location for walking to anywhere in the quarter, riverwalk, casino area
-nice friendly staff in all areas
-mini fridge and safe in room
-good bed, sheets, towels, soap, single cup coffee etc
-lots of elevators

Negatives
-close to to the quarter so you see bums right around the corner when you leave the hotel
-nothing included with room no breakfast, no internet
-parking is $29 a day but was very convenient
-carpets and chairs in halls and rooms are worn and dirty looking
-TV in room is outdated and channels are limited
-building is old and not as quiet as a modern hotel

18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. John L.
I stayed here in the Fall of 2009 when I came to watch the Saints play the New York Jets.

No serious complaints here, the location of the hotel was fantastic. Close to the whole Bourbon Street scene, River Walk, FQ, all that good stuff.  The rooms were clean, courteous staff, and we stayed here for a very reasonable rate.

However, I did encounter one inconvenience.  After a very late night at the Harrah's casino I took a cab back to hotel only to find out there was nobody at the front desk when I tried to get in. The doors were locked and there was no staff at the front.  Thankfully I had sobered up enough to realize that my room key was able to unlock the front door.  I had also almost forgot my room number.  If i hadn't guessed correctly, I would of spent the night on the very plush sectional in the lobby.

Would definitely stay here again.

P.S. The Saints had won that week, and it made my stay in Nola that much sweeter.

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Andy D.
Bottom line: I'd definitely stay here again.

While looking around for a hotel room near New Orleans' French Quarter, we came across a unique special offered by the Pere Marquette that pretty much had us sold: a "super small room at a super small rate," which came out to about $100 (including tax) per night.

Even though the hotel decision-making was pretty much predicated on that low rate and the hotel's boutique status, we were very pleased by all aspects of the hotel.

The "super small room" ended up being just right, perfectly spacious for a couple that didn't mind being in closer quarters.  The queen bed was cozy, the bathroom was marvelous, and the television was even attached to the ceiling to afford maximum space.  The hotel was also very generous in making an early check-in available at least three or four hours before our scheduled check-in.

The decor and overall feel of the hotel was pleasant, too, and certainly provided a comfortable "home base" and contrast to the chaos of the New Orleans streets.  Our floor paid homage to famous king of swing Benny Goodman, much to the delight of the clarinetist of our party.

Although we didn't use the hotel's restaurant or bar services, the entire bar and lounge area was gorgeous (although the miss called it "cheesy").  It sounds from the other reviews that the restaurant is uniquely good among New Orleans hotel restaurants, too.

Staff was friendly, especially the information concierge stationed to the left of the entrance, who helped hook us up with cab rides, travel recommendations, maps, and more.

Locationwise, the Pere Marquette can't be beat, either -- who knew the street it's on basically turns into Bourbon Street?  Despite the convenient location, though, the room was extraordinarily quiet and definitely seemed safe enough.

Final verdict: the Renaissance Pere Marquette fit nicely into the budget and ended up being an excellent choice.  I'd particularly recommend it for the "super small room," fun boutique feel, and excellent tactical location from which to launch your Bourbon Street at

01/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Ciara S.
Hotel staff was great...

Overall I had a pleasant stay only because I booked on priceline for $85 a night versus the hotels normal $199-219 a night rate. No way I was going to pay this.... The location was also awesome...

The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable...

Downsides were that breakfast was not included in our rate luckily we had a generous hostess that gave us complimentary breakfast each day.  I personally believe all the money you spend breakfast should not be a privilege..

18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Greg S.
As a Marriott Platinum guy (81 nights in Marriotts this year!), I'm probably a hotel manager's worst nightmare. It's not that I'm unrealistic, it's just that I expect a reasonable product. When close to a quarter of your year is in hotels, why can't it be tolerable?

I am here for a few days, using Points, rather than $$$. (Checked in about 5 hours ago.)

I chose the Renaissance because they're usually a little more "eclectic" than the traditional full-service Marriotts or the JW properties, and a bit more upscale than the Courtyards and other members of the Marriott family. Usually a more funky design, frequently historic, converted buildings, just quirky. There are two Renaissance hotels in New Orleans.  I've previously stayed at the other, but it's a little further away from things, so I chose this one.

Unfortunately, "quirky" can veer off into "tired" pretty easily, and that's the impression I get here. While the room is indeed clean, nice bathroom, linens, etc., it just feels that the property is about 5 years past a good renovation. I have a desk with a chair, and an upholstered chair for my seating pleasure! Feels like there should be some sort of a table, as well. Just seems sort of barren. The furniture is somewhat beat, the TVs are still good, ol' tubes. Even the lighting seems tired - too dim. Maybe it's the damn reliance upon CFLs?

I'm up on the top floor (they did honor my room preferences), and I look out over the swimming pool another Yelper mentioned - the only interesting thing in the view.

And unfortunately, this is one of the rare hotels without some level of wireless in the rooms nowadays, just wired. There is some wireless in lobby areas. Wired in the room is not much good with an iPad and a MacBook Air! (I know, there's an adapter for that.) Thanks to my Verizon MiFi for bailing me out!

Oh well!

Yeah, it's not the end of the world, but it's not very exciting, either.

22/12/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Tamia G.
I had the Pimms Cup @the bar and it was wonderful! Also, the shrimp beignet was tasty and an excellent bar food item. Both Tacy and Sam are excellent bartenders! Tell 'em I sent you and Sam will make you his highly covetted Hibiscus Martini...yum!

05/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Amanda F.
The front desk staff greeted me each time I walked past the desk.  They were always pleasant.

The decor is very contemporary, and clean cut.  Definitely a fan of that!

The room was very clean, and I had a nice view of the pool on the roof of the Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria across the street.

The location of the hotel is also great!  Good walking distance from the Riverwalk, French Quarter, and other attractions.  Very quiet at night.

Valet staff was also great!  They were very willing to help without being pushy.

I only stayed 1 night at the hotel, but I was going to spend the rest of the day in the city since I had some friends that were staying for the rest of the weekend.  I checked out at about 1000 and the front desk said that my overnight parking fee is only good until 1500, but they have an hourly rate after that.  The hotel's parking fee is usually $29/night, but the military discount brings it to $15.  When I went back to pick my car up around 1800, the garage did not charge me my overage fee.  They said not to worry about it.

I would definitely stay there again.  Next time I'd like to try the restaurant in the hotel!

06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Eileen Z.
This was another one of our priceline "name your own price" scores ($40 a night).  Again parking will cost you if you valet here and at the time they were just finishing up the renovation.  The coffee shop in the lobby is nice but a bit pricey. The bar is contemporary and sexy. The rooms were ok, fairly contemporary styling and they look just like the pictures someone posted on here, the view? yeah not so much! Our view was of a dirty alley and buildings right across from us so we were less than inclined to have the drapes open.  Service was ok, not good or bad. and the bed was comfy.

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. Florian H.
Great location. Government per diem rate. Definitely coming back on future TDY's.

09/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Alison C.
The Renaissance Pere Marquette is an ideal choice for New Orleans accommodations.   The hotel is located in the Central Business District, only one and a half blocks from the French Quarter.  The spot provides a quiet environment away from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, but also gives the convenience of many restaurants, shops, bars, etc. all within walking distance.  The St. Charles streetcar is also only a two block walk and will take you straight through the center of the city, making frequent stops from one end to the other.  

While this Renaissance has a snooty French name, it has been renovated with trendy decor.  The guests skew younger, providing the hip lounge with an active bar scene.  The stylish lobby also contains free internet access, several seating areas, a Starbucks (unfortunately only open in the morning), and complimentary fruit-enhanced water.  The front desk service is very helpful, though somewhat inept.  My friend and I had a reserved a portion of our stay through Hotels.com , and the remainder through the hotel directly, as it provided additional availability.  Upon check-in, the front desk attendant had confirmed that he would blend the bookings so that we would not have to change rooms or be otherwise inconvenienced.  However, our digital room keys stopped working on the day our first reservation expired.  We had to revisit the lobby to amend the situation, which was aggravating.  We also had an issue with the concierge.  I had called down one evening to inquire about local food delivery options.  The concierge kindly offered to drop off some menus.  We were initially very impressed by this, especially since it would be providing competition for their in-room dining.  Well, of the four menus we received, two did not even deliver to our area; one was too hectic because of Jazzfest and not available to come to our hotel; and the last was Domino's, which we refused to order in NO.  In the end, we wound up with the hotel room service, but we loved the food!  Our mixed greens salads were topped with edible, fresh flowers; sunflower seeds;  and a light lemon vinaigrette.  Our cheese platter included a bold bleu, stiff Parmesan, and creamy brie.  These delectable dairy selections were served with homemade raisin bread toast, fig and berry compote, and apple jam.  We were able to make tasty little sandwiches from the fantastic selection.  We also received glasses of ice water, slices of cornbread, and amazing cheese biscuits with our tray.  Needless to say, we were very satisfied with the meal and quick service.  We also took advantage of the fitness center, which offered three treadmills, two Precor machines, and some free weights.  Each machine was equipped with its own television.  Additional amenities included fresh fruit, cold hand towels, full bathroom with shower facilities, complimentary headphones, a water cooler, and a vending machine for Gatorade.  The attached pool was on the roof of the third floor, providing a calm oasis, but little sun as the area was fenced in by larger neighboring buildings.  

We were satisfied with our clean room as well.  The bed space was a bit more cramped than most and was missing an additional seating area.  However, we were provided with a large television, desk, and vast selection of coffees and teas.  The bathroom was spacious and modern.  The shower was refreshing, but could have benefited from stronger water pressure.  On a whole, we were content with the accommodations.

I would definitely stay at the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel again, due to its location, fun atmosphere, and extreme cleanliness.

11/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. J J.
We pricelined this hotel for about $80. Our visit was a little all over the place...literally.
Our first room had blood stains on the mattress pad. Not the sheets...the mattress pad. That's absolutely disgusting, especially because since is the mattress pad there is not excuse for not being able to see it. We called the front desk and we were moved to an upgraded room on the same floor. This time the bed had yellow marks on the sheets. We were then upgraded to a higher floor and give a $50 credit to the hotel restaurant, Mila. This room was just fine.
The staff was pretty friendly. They pointed out some places for us to go to. However, after our stay we realized we had forgotten a portrait that we had done of us in our room. We called the hotel but they said that they could not find the picture. That upset me more than the dirty rooms. I do not understand how someone can find a portrait in a hotel room and just throw it away. They really need to work on the efficiency of cleaning the rooms and basic customer service, if not common sense.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
41. Sarah Y.
Lovely hotel, nice, clean room.  The staff was super attentive & fun.  Mark, the concierge, was great--knowledgable, funny & professional.  Best hotel in the FQ for the price!  Will stay there again!

26/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Greg H.
Great location a block off Bourbon Street, nice and quiet compared to other locations. We had a dripping toilet that took them three days to fix, drove us crazy.

Bar is good and the people were nice, room was clean. I just expected a little more at 220.00 per night. I stay in plenty of hotels and this one is just average and pricey.

06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Molly M.
Everyone was exceptionally friendly and genuine.  We loved the hotel and the location.  Its only two blocks from Canal Street and the French Quarter.

A few days after we got home, we realized we left some clothes in a dresser drawer.  I left a message, they returned my call within a few hours, and overnight shipped our clothes to us, at no cost.  It was by far the best customer service I have ever experienced.

Will certainly stay there again on our next trip!

06/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. T A.
Very comfortable and close (but not too close) to The Quarter.

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Carl H.
Updated rooms, modern design, 1.5 blocks from Bourbon Street, amazing and friendly staff (Thanks Kim and Yvette).
I would give 5 stars, but for the Downside - no WiFi in the rooms (seriously?  In this day and age?) and poorly operated TV service (volume drastically varied between channels and no HD, even though they had flat panel TVs).
It was great having a Starbucks in the hotel, but they didn't have Pike when I was there and there were several times when people sat around waiting because the staff had left for some reason.

31/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Ivankah S.
I really enjoyed my stay at Pere Marquette.  The location is perfect. Esp. for the price.  Close enough to the action without being right in the middle of it.  Bourbon street was a 10 minute walk. Several drug stores close to the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful.  The room was small but super comfy.  Complimentary Aveda prouduts LOVE!  The workout room is super nice and they have a lot of equipment. The bar in the hotel was very nice and so was having a Starbucks in the lobby.

My only complaint would be the showers.  They are "low flow" and ackwardly placed.  Also, the pool at the hotel was kinda dirty and wasn't something I'd swim in.  I did come here end of September so maybe their pool isn't in prime usage at that time.

Best part about this hotel is Brothers convient store on the corner.  This place is open 24 hours and serves some wonderful fried chicken!  Great for late night cravings after enjoying NOLA night life!

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Nick C.
Stayed here a second time. This time we were not on club level. Room was still generous for New Orleans. However, they have full size beds - not queen. Valet is required, which is fine except it backs up.

03/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Vanessa E.
I wanted to give the hotel more stars but there were major things holding me back. I stay at Marriott hotels when I go out of town so I am basically judging this hotel based on that and the other two stays in New Orleans weren't in Marriott hotels and they were better.

The big one was the bed. It sucked. To the point that we had to get a new room, and the bed sucked there too, just not as bad. The lobby bar also had a bartender that was an idiot and stale wine.
I wish they would post better on their website that they have a pool, I woul dhave brought my bathing suit, and I actually checked the site while packing for the trip.

The good side, I got Marriott points, The hotel was a block from Bourbon great location, the price, it was a smaller boutique style property, the concierge and bell man provided excellent service, recommending some excellent places to eat.

16/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
49. Bo Y.
Splendid hotel. Probably one of the best decorated lobbies I've seen in awhile. The rooms are spacious and clean with all the accommodations like mini fridge, hairdryer, iron, toiletries, et al. Their bed and sheeting are very nice as well. The front desk services are engaging and friendly. They have a small, but very nice pool from the 3rd floor. The best part is the location. So close to Bourbon St. and Canal. Def would be 5 stars if it was cheaper than $200/night.

14/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Kasheena G.
This hotel's location is perfect if you want to be close to the French Quarter yet far enough for some peace and quiet. The only downside was the bed. It was not very comfortable, in fact, the mattress was quite thin and the pillows were lacking support.
With that being said, stay here for location and a trendy atmosphere. If you want a comfortable mattress and good nights sleep go somewhere else.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
51. Kami H.
Pros:
Clean. Super comfy bed. Good-sized rooms. The lobby is nice - it's a bit of a "W" wanna be but still a nice place to gather. The location is pretty great - I'd come back again for that alone!

Cons:
Small gym. Street noise is pretty audible.

11/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Jessica R.
They tried overcharging me by roughly $500.  The room rate at checkout was twice what was in my confirmation email.  Took the check in desk about 30 minutes to fix the rate so I could check out. Otherwise serviceable hotel

21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
53. Bill B.
Nice hotel very clean staff was nice and helpful it was a nice stay would refer it to my freinds.

12/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Byoung Kyu S.
It's a very small hotel.  The room was cozy and the bed was super comfy.  The lounge could use better food.  The service was excellent.  Pretty decent location; close to most things.  

Overall it's a decent hotel but there was no WOW factor.  I am going to try the JW next time I'm in NOLA...which is soon.

26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
55. Henry N.
Can't say enough nice things about this place. We reserved a block of rooms for our wedding which was on the day before the season opener game against Atlanta and they DIDN'T gouge us at all. The rates were very reasonable. My wife and I had a suite and they let us have it for the same price as the other rooms. The suite was very nice, clean, comfortable bed. We didn't want to leave. They had food and drinks for the brides maids and grooms men as they got ready. Lots of extra touches thrown in. Very thoughtful and we felt well taken care of and very confident that our guests were too. My only complaint would be the elevators, which were small, slow, and stuffy. Other than that it was a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. Katie H.
This hotel was ideally located just once block off of Bourbon St, which meant that it was close enough to many attractions but far enough that you could escape the late night noises.  I stayed here for a week for a conference in April, and I was very pleased with my room.  The bathroom was large and well stocked with toiletries and clean towels.  The beds were comfortable and clean.  The thermostat was easily adjustable as opposed to some AC units in other hotel rooms.  There was coffee and tea in the room with to-go cups as well as a small refrigerator.  

While in New Orleans, I didn't want to carry a purse so I kept my license, credit card, and cash in a wristlet while leaving my wallet in the lock box in the room.  Once I returned home after the week, I noticed I had left my wallet at the hotel.  Before I could even call to inquire, Ruthie from their loss prevention staff was already calling me and had my wallet mailed to me the next day.  She is a huge lifesaver, and just an example of the excellent experience I had with the staff during my stay.

My only complaint about my stay would be the WiFi.  While it was available for free in their luxurious lobby/waiting area, it was quite slow.  Additionally, WiFi in the room costs $13 a day.  Aside from this small detail, I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking to stay in the French Quarter.  While it was a bit of a hike, the weather was so beautiful that we even walked to Magazine St to do some shopping and eating.

25/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Sara S.
We stayed at the Renaissance Pere Marquette for two nights in late December on a neighborhood-hopping trip that included the Hotel Modern and Hotel Indigo. Please see my reviews of the other two hotels for reference.

We booked a Priceline rate at the Renaissance due to its location near, but not in, the French Quarter. Being on a side street kept the hotel away from the raucous street party, but it also made us nervous walking back at night. It was also challenging to find nearby parking, with garage rates doubling on an LSU game day; the hotel charges $30 a night for valet. The hotel also charges daily for wifi, an unpleasant surprise for frequent business travelers not used to being nickeled-and-dimed for what is now an essential service.

On the plus side, the service was attentive and the room immaculate. Housekeeping accommodated our schedule, and guest services immediately sent an engineer to help when we had an issue with the bathroom. At checkin, we swapped our King room on the third floor for a Double-Double on a higher, quieter floor. The room itself was roomy, well-kept, and quiet. However, each double bed was much too narrow for two people, and our sleep quality suffered.

In summary, I would recommend the Renaissance Pere Marquette if you can score a reduced rate, but at rack rates, there are better values nearby.

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
58. Andrew R.
This is a nice place to stay.

This would have been 5 stars had there been a self parking option (there isn't).

When I got there, the line to park was down the street and seriously not moving.

I sat in my car for 15 minutes before getting out to see what was going on.

It turns out that due to a parade two blocks away on canal, that many folks were using this garage to park.

I left my keys with the valet and checked in.

The room was spacious.

The bed was perfect, and I love my feather pillows.

The internet was fast.

I checked out the 19th floor, and it seemed like a nice set up.

I spent most of my time wandering around the Quarter.

My first dinner was at Deanies (which I really enjoyed).

This place is so close to Bourbon Street that it isn't even funny.

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Pamela M.
Convenient location to the quarter without being in the thick of the noise. The room was clean and comfortable. Large bathroom was nice. The room stayed a little warm even with the air conditioning set as low as it would go.

The lobby of this hotel is beautiful. Complimentary breakfast buffer had scrambled eggs, cereals including oatmeal, orange juice, bacon, several pastries, coffee and water. Located on the top floor, the view is nice.

15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Kate I.
This place was great -- Beautiful lobby, prime location...The room was small, but cozy and comfortable. And best of all, our Do-Not-Disturb was honored!

My main complaint is there's no snack vending machine for those episodes of late-night munchies -- We came back from seeing a show at The Howlin' Wolf and desperately needed chips and candy, but they only had soda machines. And it was late enough at night that the restaurant, etc. were all closed. No worries, though, cuz we were able to get a pizza delivered with very little fuss. (You have to meet the pizza guy in the lobby, though, so make sure you're wearing pants.)

Also, when we left, the line to check out was incredibly long and slow, and I was starting to get peeved, but when they finally called for a backup cashier, she showed up and was like 14 months pregnant, so I think it just took her that whole time to walk from one side of the building to the other.

15/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Stacey H.
This place is the cutest hotel tucked right into the heart of New Orleans.  One block from Bourbon street.  Very comfortable and clean.  Modern and current decor.   Hotel was quiet inside.  There was construction going on next door to the hotel which was extremely loud but didn't start till 8:30 or 9 am.  Not this hotels fault!  When we arrived there weren't any more king beds left so we were given doubles which I wasn't happy about but the man checking us in apologized and gave us free WIFI.  After getting up to the room we realized it was spacious and comfortable and not really a big deal.  After getting settled in we decided to go check out Bourbon street.  I stopped at the front desk to apologize to the poor man who checked us in for being rude to him and he said it was no big deal.  It must have been the manager standing next to him that was hearing our conversation and told us if we needed anything to not hesitate to ask.  My husband jokingly responds "How about $50 bucks?"  The manager says yeah I will do that for you and wrote us up a $50 voucher to spend within the hotel!  I was so surprised.  Such a nice gift!  We went to the nice bar they had in the lobby sat down and enjoyed a glass of wine and appetizers on them!  I loved every part of this hotel I will stay here again for sure!  It is literally a block away from Bourbon street.  Great location and friendly people!  Loved the atmosphere!   Breakfast the next morning was yummy and convenient as we were headed out of town and didn't need to find another place to eat!  5 stars from me!

21/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
62. Jill L.
Immaculate room, comfy bed, superb shower (good water pressure, quick to warm up), exceptional service, closely located to the action but far enough away to offer a quiet night. Would like to see free wifi.

02/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Dee M.
Hotel experience: 2/07/10 to 2/13/10

I had the pleasure of staying at the Pere Marquette again as I was in New Orleans on business. Can you believe that business took me to New Orleans on "Super Bowl Sunday"? What an awesome once in a lifetime experience. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Lots of smiling fun loving people. Given the "Lombardi Gras" season in New Orleans, my accommodations were less than normal. I do believe Marriott's "Delighted to Assist" front desk agents did their best to accommodate guests, however, even they were very side tracked by all the on going festivities.

My room was less than wonderful this time. My Gold status did not matter during this time frame. I was placed on the 18th floor (good) in a room with a dismal view of a rooftop and an obstructed view of the television because of the extremely awkward room layout. I called "Delighted to Assist" to inform them that there was an extremely cold draft coming from the room window. Mind you, the temperature for the week ranged from 35 to 45 degrees, so this California girl was extremely cold. I was told that someone would contact me to address the issue. I never heard from anyone...Lombardi Gras again I suppose. I figured I would just tough it out. As a result of the cold room and malfunctioning heater I got the flu and had to extend my stay. While I didn't mind having to extend my stay, I do believe I should have received better service.

I will be back to New Orleans in July, but I think I will try another hotel.

28/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
64. C L.
Nice hotel in a great location. Was very disappointed with two things however...1) $40+ to valet park and 2) very loud construction next door (@ 7am on a Saturday). While the later is not their fault they did not even mention it at check in and there seemed to be rooms available at a higher level with less impact.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
65. Fannie S.
Nice room.  The room is clean, everything looks modern (except for the TV but hey, it works), and plenty of space.  (We did have a corner room though.)

Service = okay.  The bellhop was a nuisance.  Everyone else was polite and friendly.

Parking = $30/day, valet.  

This place is off the beaten path.  It's on an alley, and it's away from the craziness of Bourbon Street, but it's a 5-minute walk to everything.

27/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. S P.
A solid property. Good location. Clean rooms, not fancy but very well appointed and clean. What shines here is the genuine service attitude. It's not over the top like an Applebee's, but present when you need them, and once engaged, they make you feel welcome and well cared for as a guest. Perfect. Take note of the custom art in each room, and the jazz themed floors.

14/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Bex G.
It was a very comfortable hotel with nice staff. The gym was nice and big too.

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Anne A.
Great location in New Orleans. Close enough to Bourbon Street without the noise and craziness. It's also close to public transportation to take you to the Garden District and City Park. Remember to get on the green car to head to the Garden District and the red will take you to the bus to head to City Park.

Front Desk people I encountered were not friendly except the supervisor Kim who was warm and friendly and gladly gave me her recommendations to places to go.  I entered and was not greeted by anyone and left to stand there for several minutes while the staff chatted away so I feel they need work on training all the people who work at the front desk. This is odd as the most of the people I met in New Orleans were warm and friendly.

Lounge and bar was surprisingly hip and trendy as it reminded me of a W Hotel. The room was also match the boutique decor of the hotel. I did request a king-size bed and they put me in a room with two double beds.

One thing was annoying is that the alarm clock woke me up early in the morning and I couldn't figure out how to deactivate it for the next guest.  It was set for 7:30 am even though I didn't set the alarm as I wanted to sleep in that morning.  I would replace the alarm clock with something easier to figure out as I feel bad that the next guest in my room will be also woken up to loud music.

I could not find a place to order a drink there, and it seems that you had to ask the front desk to grab you a drink as their Starbucks inside the hotel closes early.

I definitely wouldn't mind staying here again next time I'm in New Orleans.

16/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Tony H.
$80/per night with Priceline's "Name Your Price".  Figured I would share.  My stay is from May 24 to May 26 and I booked today, May 22.  

We arrived, of course parking is expensive but thats to be expected ($32 and some change per night).  Hotel was really nice.  Room was really nice as well.  Only issue was the tub had something broke on it, but nothing worth our trouble to mention.  Its in a perfect location for the street cars and walking distance to everything!  Really enjoyed our stay here!

04/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Julie D.
We stayed here for two nights.  The location is great.  Close to everything and a quick walk to the French Quarter.  We ditched our car and didn't need to pick it up until we were ready to leave town.  We were also very excited to learn that our front desk person was a PA native from our capital city of Harrisburg.  She was very fun to talk to and not surprisingly, all her tips and directions were right on.  Plus, she had different treats in her good jar each day that she was happy to share.

I really loved the ambiance of the hotel and our room.  Our room was pretty simplistic, which I was in love with the design.  The bathroom was very large, another plus.  The staff at any Marriott related hotel is always nice.

25/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Mike D.
I'm a platinum member at Marriott, platinum at Sheraton/SPG hotels, and diamond at Hyatt.  These all require 50 plus nights a year.  I stay in hotels a lot, in a lot of cities.  I've stayed in several in NOLA and I'm very disappointed with the Pere Marquette.  It's fairly expensive, but doesn't have a lounge for elite status members.  They'll comp you at the bar (which has very good food), but this takes too long to be practical.  Their internet is also slow, for which they want you to pay $13 a day.  The rooms (at least the one I stayed in) has a bizarre layout, with every wall at an odd angle to another, which is mostly taken up by the bed.  The windows look directly into the building next door, so privacy is not an option.  There is no overhead lighting, so the room is constantly glowy with patterned shadows.  The bathroom is all glass, white marble, white tile and steel.  It's like an operating room in there and unreasonably cold.  The lobby is trying to be plush-chic, but is too narrow, loud and cluttered with furniture to be pleasant.

The staff is as nice as can be, it's just that they don't have the best facility to run.  Location is nice, but there are many other large hotels on the same street that have much nicer rooms and amenities, for comparable rates or less.

06/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
72. Camron M.
A good hotel, but don't think it's worth the amount of money we spent.  Staff is very friendly and hospitable (we loved Travis!).  The breakfast buffet was horrid.  Powdered eggs?  Really?  Just disgusting.  $12.95 per day for internet access (sorry, but this sort of thing should really be standard and included now-a-days).  Housekeeping only came twice during our five-day stay because they were so busy.  The pool is a nice touch but don't expect to go swimming.  It's 15x20 and three-feet deep.  Good location.  We went to the bar once because it was only open twice during our stay.  We will go elsewhere next time.

27/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Kailey O.
+Friendly check in staff
+Mini fridge
+Robe in the bathroom
+Coffee maker
+Flat screen TV
+Aveda products
+Modern chic decore
+Great location - walkable to Canal/Bourbon St.
- Could not get WiFi to work in the room. Wasn't sure if it was paid or free, but was also not able to call to the front desk to ask.

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. Steve V.
Location, location, location! This place is perfect for those who want to be close to the action, but not in it. It is located a short 2 blocks to the beginning of Bourbon street and close enough tot the water that you can walk. It is also close to the business district where there are tons of trendy restaurants.

The only reason this isn't a 5 star review is because of the room size. we had a corner room and there was barely any room on either side of the bed. the pro of having the corner room is that we had windows on 2 sides of the room. The bathroom and room itself is nicely appointed. Our room also had the A/C vent pointed right at the bed, so it got cold if you had the A/C  on, but too warm if it was off.

The staff was friendly and we did not really use any of the amenities as we were out all the time. It was definitely a nice place to come back to at the end of the day!

08/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Sasha C.
i'm going to be honest and say that i'd like to remove .01% of a star because their bathrooms lacked a vent, so sharing with 3 other people in a room is tough since everyone likes hot showers. but too bad they don't have that option so 5 stars it is as my stay went perfectly. i'm used to staying at hyatt properties a bit more on the higher end, but we setttled on this hotel for their prices and the value. definitely a smart choice! not sure why all the bad reviews here but 12 of us had 3 rooms and we all have nothing but compliments. the AC in my room was quite powerful i kept it freezing cold at 60 degrees all the time. i love the setup of the room, not too small, not on bourbon st but close enough to the action, and overall good setup. we were there for a bachelorette so we didn't pay too much attention to the beds but everything was adequate. they were a bit cheap on the shampoo etc but we pretty much each brought our own anyway. the lobby is gorgeous, does make you feel like a million bucks walking in. the pool was a bit small and i saw a little dirty so we didnt try that out during a 3 night stay. we decided with this hotel because they are one of the few who didn't charge for having additional people in the room. most hotels in the area did which is ridiculous. great place to stay and the lobby / front desk workers were extremely nice with us! always greeting us each time they saw us which we liked. they also provided each of us with a small bottle of water at check in which was definitely a nice touch since we just got off the plane and had nothing to drink for a while in this humidity. only complaint is no wifi unless you are some elite marriott member. boo!

14/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Brenda J.
Walking down this narrow dingy street, you'd never quests there was a cute boutique hotel gracing the area. I found my experience at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette to be far more pleasant than I imagined. The staff at the front desks were polite and helpful. WiFi is available on the first floor but only available in the sleeping and conference rooms for a $12.95 a day fee.....bummer, since I was there for a conference! The sleeping rooms were spacious, well organized, well appointed and quaint (a nice juxtaposition to the very modern bathroom). Going back to the first floor is a very nice restaurant which is open to the public (make reservations), a Coffee Shop (which was not open very often during my stay) and what appeared to be a 24 hour bar (i'm sure this isn't really true it probably just seems that way). There are also several Cabanas and comfortable sitting areas on that same floor. The hotel also boasts a small gym and a cozy outdoor pool outside the 3rd floor. My only complaint for this hotel (which brought my rating down to 3 stars) was that it's right across from a building which appears to be undergoing major construction. Imagine waking up to that noise at 6:30 am on a Monday morning! Stay at this hotel for the reasonable rates, nice room and service but not the view.

20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
77. Z G.
Staying at the Pere Marquette for a conference. The double rooms are spacious, pretty and nice for sharing.  The conference service has been amazing. Our server Anthony asked me about food allergies while I was poking at breakfast and remermbered my preferences the next day. So thoughtful!! I am happy camper.

22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Erika R.
Awesome staff and great location.  Room, beds, and shower was tiny and there's no microwave in the room.

13/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
79. Chris H.
Nice hotel with a good location. Close to Bourbon St and the French Quarter and also a comfortable walk to the Aquarium, Riverwalk and other things in that general area. About a mile from Cafe Du Monde.  Staff was friendly and accommodating.  Room were large and comfortable for our family of 4. This hotel does have a pool though it is rather small. Lots of shopping nearby if you forgot something or just want to shop.

Would stay here again when we come back to NOLA.  The rates were great for the location and the staff was pleasant and polite.

03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Noah L.
I live in New Orleans and my girlfriend likes hot tubs and swimming pools so quite often we'll book a "staycation" at one of the local hotels.  Of the many hotels I have tried Pere Marquette is by far the worst.

Before I tell the whole story I'd like to summarize:

   - No Free Internet in the rooms
   - No free coffee anywhere.  No coffee makers in the room, and nothing in the lobby     other than a horrible Starbucks.
   - The "heated" pool was cold.
   - The "pool" is under 4 feet deep (yes, that's the deep end)
   - The rooms are small.
   - The staff is defensive instead of accommodating.
   - No breakfast.

   Before booking we called to make sure the pool was heated.  The desk staff said that it was.  When we arrived and checked in we went to the pool almost immediately, only to find that it was merely a wading pool, and that it was freezing cold.  We called the front desk and they said they would have the pool heated up for us, which may take a few hours, so we went out to eat.  Upon returning a few hours later the pool was still freezing.  We called the front desk to be told that they wouldn't actually be heating it up because "the guests" like it that temperature.  This was funny to us because 1) we're fucking guests and 2) we had a room overlooking the pool and nobody used it our entire time there.  A few people, like us, went to check it out and immediately realized how worthless it was.  So, the pool is not great, which is fine, but the staff could have at least been honest with us telling us before we booked that it wasn't heated, or by not telling us that they would heat it up for us.

   The rooms here basically have NO AMENITIES.  Everything, even basics like coffee in the lobby, costs extra.  I'll be surprised if they aren't counting our flushes so they can charge us at check out.

26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
81. K A.
Beautiful hotel near all the local attractions. Staff was outstanding and extremely helpful. We arrived very early in am from a cruise and they allowed us to check in early and have a late checkout. After getting drenched in the rain they sent up extra blow dryers to help us dry our clothes. Doorman had great dinner recommendations and was very helpful.

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. Dawn B.
it was a nice property, walking distance to the French Quarter.  Staff was very attentive.  I'd stay again.

30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
83. Ilya T.
At arrival, my wife and I were a bit nervous about all of the noise from the construction going on in the building next door. It was very loud and our room was facing the construction. At check-in, we asked to be moved to a room away from the construction. Unfortunately, there were no available rooms on the other side of the hotel, but we were able to move up to the 10th Floor, which did not make MUCH of a difference, but helped a little with the noise. Fortunately for us, the noise was only an issue right as we got there and since we basically dropped our bags, showered, and left the room to explore the city, it did not bother us. We were concerned that this was going to be an issue for the rest of our stay since we were told that the construction was taking place from 7am-5pm every day. The rest of the week though, we did not have any issues with the noise as it was fairly quiet when we were in our room..... Maybe we just got lucky.... So just be cautious of the construction if you book this hotel.

PROS:
- Location of the hotel was perfect. It was a few blocks away from Bourbon St and basically walking distance (or a $10 cab ride) to almost everywhere you would want to visit, while in New Orleans.

- The room was a good size, clean, and above average all around. The staff even surprised us with bringing up a bottle of Champagne and some delicious chocolate-covered strawberries when they found out that we were there to celebrate our 2-Year Anniversary. The hotel staff throughout our entire trip could not have been more pleasant and accommodating.

- Room comes with an empty mini fridge, so stock up on waters or beers from Walgreens down the block.

- One of the most comfortable beds (large soft mattress that makes you sleep like a baby).

CONS:
- No Free WiFi (which usually would be an issue for me..... but this time around it actually worked out since it really allowed me to check-out from work-mode and enjoy our Anniversary week)
- It would have been nice to have a Microwave in the room to heat up some left-over food from Cochon Butcher....but that's just me getting greedy here.
- Construction next door

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay at this hotel again (ONLY if the construction next door was over before our next visit).

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. S J.
A beautiful hotel. The staff was nice from valet to check out. They full filled every request in such a professional way. My King Suite was beautiful. The entire hotel was so eloquent and very clean. Our room smelled so fresh when we opened the door. The location was perfect for walking to Bourbon St. It took me no more than 5 minutes to get there casually walking.  The parking price was a little expensive $40+ a night.

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Diane W.
We have been here for 4 days.  The hotel staff is so friendly and helpful.  They went over and above to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are nice.  The food is great.  The staff is top notch.  We will be back!  Stay here, you'll be glad you did.  Thank you Steven Nunez, Tiffany, Chris, and Alexis!!  You are fantastic and give terrific customer service.

27/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
86. caitlin g.
Stayed here two nights (Friday and Saturday) the weekend before Thanksgiving this year.

I got it on Priceline about a month before my stay for around $90/night. So I guess that's a good deal. It was very clean and two/three blocks from the French Quarter.

I was on the 11th floor right near the elevator and my window was right across the street from a building that was under renovation. It sounded like Transformers were playing football with cars from about 7am till noon on Saturday morning.

I am really lazy and slept through it as best I could. My friends were in another room facing the same building and they changed rooms, with no issue. So if you're not lazy like me, they will obviously easily accommodate.

My only dislike was no tub. Just a shower. That might be just certain rooms, don't know and didn't ask. And the water heat must be really regulated, as it never got super hot. It was definitely hot, I just prefer a super hot shower (or bath). Maybe I'm the only one who would care about a tub, but I did :(

I would totally stay again, but I would request a tub (if available) and make sure my windows aren't directly across the street from a Michael Bay production.

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Chuck K.
Very nice location a block away from the French Quarter..  Very nice room.  Helpful staff.  WiFi was $12 so didn't get that.
Would definitely stay here again

05/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Wendy B.
Very nice hotel, I wish the rooms were a bit larger...but not bad at all.  I agree with Mike D., it needs a separate lounge for Elite members.  They do give you access to a refreshment room off the side of the bar.  Like the other Renaissance hotels I wish the bed was a bit less firm, but not a deal breaker.  Well worth it's ranking of a 4 star hotel.  The staff was great, but we had to call down 2x for someone to fix the ac (it's wasn't blowing properly).

Overall great stay would most certainly return!

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Don W.
Nice hotel. Great location. Excellent customer service. IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ANY SLEEP.

I have no idea how long they've been doing construction on the building across Common street, but starting very early in the morning they begin work (7 days per week - that's right, no break from it on the weekends), and it seems right now, they're in some sort of a tear down phase. There's a sheet metal chute on the side of the building that they use to get rid of the debris they're clearing. The sound it makes can best be described as what you'd expect a car toppling end over end down a huge steel playground slide inside a giant auditorium would sound like. If you're on the side of the hotel facing this, you're f**ed.

You would think hotel management would somehow be able to work with the construction company or the other building's owners to get them to start work later in the day, or maybe even just get them to stop working on the weekends, but this is clearly not the case. Until they finish up the construction work, or until the hotel does something to mitigate the disturbance, I wouldn't recommend staying here if you value sleep.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
90. Kaizen C.
This is a great hotel in a great location, but the people are what make it spectacular. We'd like to especially thank Nathalie for making a special effort with wine and chocolates for our birthday/anniversary stay. We loved our time in NOLA and would certainly recommend this fine hotel to our friends and family. We'd give it 5 stars but no free wifi was an issue.

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Brandi O.
My stay here was nothing short of pleasant. Check-in went effortlessly and the nice lady at the front desk provided us with a room further away from the construction that was going on across the street.

We ordered room service (coconut shrimp beignets and beignets with chocolate sauce) though not as great as cafe beignet they still were pretty tasty. Bottled water from the vending machine was 2.50 which was pretty much expected, but it was Aquafina... . Not impressed (I am a lover of water).

Overall this place exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be coming here again.

09/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Kedee N.
I only write reviews when I receive amazing service or amazingly bad service. This one takes the cake on amazingly bad. This was my first time in New Orleans and I was excited! We chose this place because of all the great reviews and the price was reasonable for Mardi Gras. When we first booked we asked for 2 double beds and we were told it may not happen so they gave us a king with a rollaway and to check back periodically until a room with double beds open up. Well on day 2 of arrival we checked around noon and nothing, so we went out for lunch and came back. When we got back we spoke to Leah, we asked her about our room situation and she said we are sold out in a rude manner. Then we said but we talked to someone about switching rooms since all these people are checking out.. again she says we are sold out. So we asked when would the next double bed room would open up and she told us not until after Wednesday. After that we said, but someone told us from the morning that we could switch rooms. That's when she rolled her eyes and rudely said do you know who she is? nevermind, I'll just call my manager.  Let's keep in mind that we are 4 adults that our coupled up. My boyfriend and I slept of the cot together and there was no room to move, so of course we want to see if we can switch rooms. Continuing on ... while leah is talking to the manager on the phone. The manager asks if we are in room 1105 and we said yes, that's when Leah says oh I thought they were trying to book an extra room. After a few more exchanges Leah hangs up and says we can get you a room but you have to get out of the old room in 10 minutes, so we can clean it. Of course we say, so if we don't get down here in 10 minutes we lose the double bed? She says yes, so we run/elevator up to floor 11 and in a giant crazy fiasco we just start throwing everything into bags. we couldn't even do a quick double check to see if we forgot anything. So 4 people holding about 2-3 bags each rush back down, just to find out from the great LEAH who was so adamant about 10 minutes, that our new room isn't ready yet. We waited in the lobby for about 15 minutes before we asked how much longer and they said maybe before 430. So we asked what are we going to do with our luggages. And another gentlemen came over and helped tag our bags and told us he would have someone bring it to the room.the whole time I'm fuming because how can she tell us 10 minutes and have our new room not be ready. So we leave to go eat and drink to get over the fiasco. We come back a few hours later around 730 and we see Leah again who gives us our new room keys to 1104. The room right next to our old room.(really?) Go to our room to see that it has someone else's belongings in it already. There's clothes and luggage everywhere. It's a good thing we aren't shitty people who steals from others, so we run back down to tell them it's occupied. As we are waiting for them to find a new room. Leah is with another guest who is checking in. Mary is checking in and booked a king but wants to know if she can get a double... Leah happily says yes we have a few available. (Again really? And right in front of me?) Anyways we finally get to our room but we were waiting for our luggages now..after a 40 minute wait and 2 calls. We finally get our luggages. Another Great story.. the bell hop told us that they lost our luggage by bringing it to the wrong room. They Left It in 1104 with who ever else was staying In there!! So afterall the crazy ordeals we had to go through, I realized I no longer have my pillow that I brought for the road trip here. I remembered I left it back in room 1105 on my tiny cot. It probably got thrown out by now... bummer, because what am I going to sleep on now for the car ride home?  Anyways throughout this whole giant mess, not one, "I'm sorry." was given by anyone. I'm writing just to tell you about my bad experience. But the location for direct parade and bourbon street it great. I just wish the place I stayed at lived up to its company policies and standards on hospitality. I don't want anything for free, I just want an I'm sorry for all the inconvenience, I'm sorry we made you guys rush in 10 minutes, I'm sorry you lost your pillow in 1105. Next time I come to new Orleans I will gladly stay at another hotel.

16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
93. Bridget B.
Called the night before our reservation to let them know we wouldn't be getting in until 2am due to a late flight.  I didn't want them to no-show our hotel room.  The lady Granada I spoke to said that based on occupancy, it shouldn't be a problem, and that the gentleman "manager" who would be checking us in would actually take off the charge for that night, since we were getting in so late.  I told her that would be great, and we appreciate the service.  My boyfriend and I both work in management for 2 large hotel chains in Las Vegas and understand the hospitality business, we thought this was extremely accommodating and generous.  Of course, when we checked in this was not the case.  The gentleman was rude and said "oh, I know who said that.  And she was wrong".  His tone was rude and condescending, which was not the most pleasant way to start out trip after a long day of travel.  

As other reviews have mentioned, there is construction going on across street which woke us up early in the morning.  Wasn't a problem on the weekends, but just during the weekdays.

Other than that, the rest of the staff at the hotel was friendly and accommodating.  Rooms had a great, modern decor.  Very clean.  Great location.  Within walking distance to many great tourist attractions in New Orleans.

Probably won't stay here again.

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
94. Ryan K.
Hotel was fine, staff not overly friendly and a massive amount of construction happening right outside of the front door.  It was definitely nice to not actually stay in quarter though - bc that's such a madhouse.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
95. Jon F.
Pros:
Early check-in
Uncluttered rooms
Quiet rooms
Very helpful housekeeping
Helpful front desk during Jazz Fest

Cons:
Internet completely broken, with zero follow-up from "engineering"
Tiny "health club" (gym)
Tiny, shady pool

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
96. Giovanna F.
I stayed here with a group of girls for my bachelorette party and we had a blast! The service at this hotel was amazing. Tiffany at the front desk and Chris the bellman in particular were attentive and helped make our stay great. The hotel and the rooms are chic and the beds are comfortable. The location is right near bourbon street, a close walk to get to the action but far enough away that it is quiet when trying to sleep. The only con was that the pool was very disappointing- it was filthy, tiny, and 3 feet high! Other than that it is a great place to stay in New Orleans.

11/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Victoria T.
I'm glad other people had a great stay here, but mine wasn't so great, and my mom's was even worse.  I had actually booked a room at the Renaissance Arts Hotel near the convention center; however, they were overbooked and transferred us here.   Check in was a breeze, staff was friendly, and room was comfy.  However, the front desk lost my card information, and we got locked out of our room.  We had to go back to the desk 4 times to try to get keys that worked...at 10 at night.  

My mom's personal credit card was charged over $400 when she was explicitly told on more than one occasion it wouldn't be, as she also gave them a work account to keep on file.  Staff also gave her the run around regarding information that was faxed to the hotel from her employer.  We spent over 2 hours trying to get this situation fixed at the front desk.  

The only reason this isn't a one star review is the hotel is very beautiful.  But the service leaves much to be desired.

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
98. Alvin H.
When in New Orleans it is important to rest. This hotel gives you bourbon st without the loud parties. So you have walking access to canal, bourbon, Decatur etc. all in walking distance. You pay more for parking (about $40 a day) but it very secure. The staff has a great attitude and are always helpful.

20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Jackie J.
Okay, this hotel was not what I am use to at all, I had very high expectations and trust me it was shot down. The hotel is clean and quiet, but it's not spectacular. I was told we had a suite but it was just a regular room with a bed, but I paid as if I was in a suite. The lady downstairs explain to us all the rooms was about the same size and we had a big room ( I don't see how ).  They call this hotel a posh boutique but besides the downstairs having loud color furniture I just don't see posh boutique. I gave it 3 stars because it was very clean in the room.

Parking is high, but it's the city. I will not tell u don't stay here but beware it may not be what u looking for in a hotel.

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
100. Eileen D.
Absolutely wonderful stay. The staff, every one of them, was kind, courteous, and respectful. Being a New Yorker, I fully appreciate being created by a warm smile at every turn. Thank you for a perfect stay!

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Jay R.
Concierge services excellent!! Friendly, welcoming accomadating. Barstaff not so friendly or welcoming. Two stars there. Had they at least greeted or smiled it would have made all the difference considering they were super busy!!Room was clean and fresh. Was chill and complaisant as soon as I walked in. No major complaints. All considered this establishment is adequately satisfactory! Cheers.

31/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Sandy K.
Came in for vacation and stayed for 7 nights. It was right before Jazz Fest and I had a room on the 19th floor where the club lounge was located. Valet parking is $38.00 a night here with in and out privileges but I opted to park down the street at $15.00 a night.

The club lounge is open Sunday evening to Friday am - breakfast in the am and a different hot entree nightly, salad, beverages and hot baked cookies for dessert. Breakfast was the same every morning with scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, oatmeal, cold cereal, pastries, bread, juice and hot coffee. I would suggest they mix things up in the am as evening for some variety. Kudos to Jennifer who worked in the evening lounge and was so sweet and great to chat with.

The lobby is chic looking with various sitting areas, modern furniture and has a bar and coffee lounge. The gym here was just okay - only free weights and cardio machines steppers, treadmills and life cycles only. The hotel signature restaurant Mila employs is a James Beard award winning husband / wife chef  but unfortunately I didn't have a chance to dine there.

The location of the hotel is only a five minute walk to French Quarter and even closer to  Canal street where I was able to catch a streetcar to the Garden District..

Service from the entire staff was friendly and accommodating. The bellman even lent me an umbrella one day when a storm hit.  I'll definitely return here again for the convenience.

07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
103. Victoria C.
I stayed 3 nights here for Mardi Gras and yes the hotel is very chic and very pretty. Check in went smoothly and I was happy because I always have trouble at check in. I didn't have the card I used to set my reservation and the young lady said I could just pay parking in cash for the days I was there. That was fine with me because that's one less charge on my credit card.
The room was gorgeous and the bathroom was breath taking. That's when our experience started to fall. There was no shower curtain in the bath room. We called the front desk to let them know. 45 mins later, no shower curtain and we were all needing to shower after being in a car for 5 hours. Called again and received attitude stating it has been called in and he should be on his way. We waited a little longer and then finally my friends went down and asked for the curtain themselves. Again, attitude was given. Finally we got our shower curtain put in. We were in our room for maybe a hour to hour and half and there's a knock on the door from security. We were being accused of smoking in our room. We let security in and let them smell the room themselves and of course nothing was found. We explained to them that we didn't smoke in the room but we did outside/in the car so the smell was probably on our clothes. According to security, they walked the hall and didn't smell anything so they didn't bother us. The workers apparently made a big fuss so that's when they had to come and knock. I felt very offended at that point.
Overall, lovely hotel and some of the employees were very nice and Steven, the manager, was a complete gentleman and helpful. I won't go back to this hotel on my next trip to NOLA just because of the accusation. Sorry. I spent over $1000 for 3 nights and being accused of smoking when there was other guests on the floor was not cool and really annoyed my soul.

16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
104. J T.
Nice place off the beaten path from Bourbon Street.
Rather pricey, but the employees were fantastic! From the front desk to the bellman. Would definitely recommend to all.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. Kellee K.
Love love love this hotel. Everyone was super inviting. Gave us all the info we needed to have a fun trip.. Room service was quick and delicious. Our house keeper did an amazing job!.. Would definitely recommend friends and family to come stay.. Will definitely stay in the future! Marriot is my favorite hotel by far

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Stephen M.
After filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and Attorney General's Office, I was finally able to get resolution on this matter. It's ridiculous for it to even come to this, but that's what it took.

26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
107. Dan M.
This hotel is nicely located a block off of Bourbon and Canal away from the noise.  The rooms are quite large (at least mine was) with down comforters and soft pillows.  The bathroom was what you would expect.  We had a mini fridge for storing your drinks from nearby CVS or Walgreens stores :)

Fitness center - just averag with 3 treadmills and 2 ellipticals.  Only dumb bells for free weights in a very small area with no mirrors (didn't really understand that, but functional).

Platinum members get free bfast coupons for bfast for 2 in the cafe/restaurant which is good, you can have the buffet (oatmeal, toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and fresh fruit) or order off the menu (go for the french toast brioche). They also have a very small lounge that has free waters, sodas, coffee and tea (hard to locate, just off the bar in the lobby area).  I recommend this place if your a Marriott Rewards member

12/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. Mayar K.
I would recommend this place for anyone interested to stay a little away from the busy crazy main street or bourbon street. My stay was comfortable, 75% of the staff is nice and smiling all the time, rooms and hallways are clean. Food is pretty good here especially breakfast. Prices are good for a hotel. I love the lobby here. Colors are great and couches are so comfortable and cool. There is a Starbucks shop in the hotel also if you feel like having a drink before heading to the city.
My only problem with this hotel was when I asked for an extra shampoo, they made me feel that my request is weird. It made me feel uncomfortable asking for more things.
Internet here is just okay, if you come here on a business trip, don't get too dependent on it.

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Janelle D.
When in New Orleans, location is everything! We recently visited NOLA this past week. This location was the perfect distance away from The French Quarter. (where most of your bars, clubs and male/ female red light entertainment are located). It was also near other popular locations such as Decatur St.-- more bars and lounges and Tchoupitoulas St. where there's an assortment of fine dining restaurants.

The first day we checked into the boutique hotel, we were promptly greeted. The hotels modern appearance was classy, the lobby smelled of potpourri and the overall ambiance very welcoming.

Taking a tour around the hotel, I found a small gym, an overly-crowded swimming pool (4ft in depth) a bar, a buffet and a couple lounge areas. We didn't bother having drinks at the bar or eating at the hotel buffet. Believe me when I say there was a lot of great tasting food and alcohol in  the city waiting to be discovered! Oh, there was also parking availible for $40/night, which wasn't worth it. We decided not to grab a car rental. You can probably walk to most locations. (Keep in mind a cab from the airport to this location was $33- the standard flat rate)

Our room was located on the 18th floor. Our view was of the adjacent building undergoing construction. Thankfully there were no construction alarms that woke us up in the morning. Housekeeping missed us a couple times, however the front desk explained housekeeping occurs until 4pm or so.

Overall, easy on the eyes, easy on the pockets and perfect for a stay in The Big Easy.

*Roughly $100/night

13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Darwin D.
Great location, it's right across off the bourbon street. Very comfortable beds, clean room. Complementary bottle of waters and nice little var area in the lobby.

23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. William S.
I stayed here on my last trip to Nawlins' because most hotels were packed  sold out in the French Quarter.  My favorite, the W on Chartres had one room but at $475 per night, not a chance so off I went looking.  I found the Renaissance via my Marriott hotels login search and for a good price decided to stay here for two reasons:  It's a couple of blocks from the FQ and it's in the business district so I can still walk almost everywhere in the French Quarter and restaurants off Magazine St.  Finally, I like to stay far away from Bourbon St, away from tourists like me,  yet I like to feel like I'm in close to everything.  The Renaissance PM was just the ticket this Easter/Spring break trip.  The other thing I liked about being here,  is one of my fave bars in NOLA, the Sazerac bar is next door at the Roosevelt (another good hotel but super expensive)

All in All I loved this property.  The minute you walk in you fell like you are in a comfortable modern hotel.  I love old buildings rehabbed into modern spaces.  The W is a pro at this and it appears the Renaissance is doing the same.  It feels like the W or Kimpton here.  The staff are super attentive.  What was noticeable was in the 20 times I went to the front desk for questions someone always asked,  "May I help you?"  often within 30 seconds.  Super impressed.  Yet there are only a couple of staff sometimes 1 at all times.   Really nice and noticeable.  The beds are super comfortable.  I was placed on the top floor with 2 beds (a nice plus for me---it's nice to take naps in one bad and sleep for the night in the other).  You always have a bed that's already made.   The top floor, the 19th floor had that added plus of overlooking the rootops of the city....just don't look down.  Nice long curtains draping over high windows that made the room feel posh.  I thought I would miss staying in the quarter but staying on Common St. convinced me it's way better to stay in the business district for future trips.  

Tip:  Parking is $43 per diem, valet only.  NOLA is one of the cities where you need to park your rental safely at your hotel.  The cheaper lots don't have in and out privileges and they are unsafe for overnight parking.  No free wifi unless you are a higher Marriott rewards status.  Free sodas, coffee, breakfast for 2 for Marriott Platinum members.  

Visits: 1  (stay of 4 nights)

27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Shannon W.
I have have yet to stay at a bad hotel in NOLA...this hotel was no exception. I pulled into the hotel's entrance/parking garage and had the guy valet my car, which was $38, not terrible. I walked inside and was greeted by beautiful Christmas decorations, and tastefully decorated couches, in a fun retro red, black, and white color scheme, and vintage posters that aligned the wall. It's 2015 meets 1920, amazing. I arrived on a Monday night around 8pm and upon checking in the woman told me that because they do not have concierge, they offer their Marriott rewards member a free appetizer at dinner from 5-7. I said to her, oh bummer I just missed it and she gave me a voucher for $30 to use at the bar, that night. What a doll! I went upstairs and checked into my hotel room. The room was reasonably sized, with a spacious bathroom, and tasteful curtains that open up to spectacular views of the city. I went back downstairs to grab a bite to eat at the bar and use my voucher. I love the bar, it's a C shaped bar that seats about 15 people and around the bar are awesome couches to sit in, incase the bar is too crowded. I started off with their Culver Club, which was outstanding, sweet, tangy, and although the base liquor was gin, I couldn't tell at all. The bartender was a super nice guy too who made sure I loved everything. I asked him for his recommendation on dinner and he told me to go with the Cajun shrimp app. It was really good, great choice.

In the morning I checked out the gym hotel and pool. The pool is outdoors on the 3rd floor, and they light it up in blue at night. I love the couches that surround the pool, very Miami-esque. The gym is decent, very clean, and had 5 machines, a stretching area and a few free weights.

The second night I stayed I went to the bar and was offered a free appetizer for being a Marriott gold member. I went with the shrimp benigns, which were tasty! I'm not a huge fried food person and they were deeply fried, but they were good!

They gave me the option of either having breakfast at MiLa, the restaurant connected to the hotel, or 750 bonus points every day. I went with the bonus points, but the restaurant did look awesome. Another addition they give their Marriott rewards member is a water/coffee room which is a tiny room about the size of a walk in closet, but they offer free water bottles, coffee, apples, and granola bars. There's also a tv in the room with a couch and some magazines. Cute little room. If that coffee is not sufficient, there's a Starbucks in the hotel, as well.

The service was really good in the hotel, the location was great, food and drinks were tasty, my room was really nice, and the rates I paid were very affordable, especially for this beautiful hotel and all of it's amenities. Highly recommended!

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
113. Chuck P.
This hotel is fairly nice but the biggest black eye for me at this hotel is there lack of progress in entertainment. The mere fact that you can't change the input on the tv. I'm a pretty consistent gamer and to be on vacation and not have access to that therapy is really not my cup of tea. I stay in many hotels in this area on business and this is the first one I've stayed in where this option wasn't available. This may seem small to some of the people that travel. I just want them as an establishment to cater to comfort on all levels. Just as I am writing this review I will be writing a handwritten letter to give to the manager in the morning

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
114. Hope M.
Do yourself a favor and book your hotel
Here! Location is great! A block
From bourbon street so you are close but not in the crazy chaos! Very clean awesome staff and beautiful updated hotel rooms, bar and lobby.

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
115. Eric And Jennifer R.
The high rise hotel feels like it belongs in NYC.  It's sexy and modern decor reminds me of a high end bar in Manhattan.  The rooms are small but comfortable.  The 600 or 800 count sheets, down pillow and pillow top mattress makes for a restful sleep.  They offer free wifi to platinum members.  Otherwise, it's $12 per day plus a parking fee of $20 per day.  

The location is conveniently positioned within walking distance to the French quarters yet far enough to be removed from the noise.  The pool is on the third floor and is private.  The bar is a great place to hang out.  They have a side room with silver beads hanging from the ceiling which provides privacy for a large group.

The front desk staff is attentive and friendly.  Skip room service.  It is not worth the wait.  They messed up my order twice.  The bell man was helpful with food recommendations and getting a taxi within seconds.  They don't have a concierge lounge but make for it in the elite and fitness rooms.  The street is safe for walking.  

Not bad for $219 a night.  I would stay here again.

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
116. Shaquana D.
The rooms are nice, the service is immaculate!!! You have to stay here! Brandon the bell hop is #1 !!! Ask for him by name. P. S .?tipping  is O.K . He told us all the great party spots and recommended wonderful restaurants. He's the man!!! alexia at front desk was down to earth but very professional! Don't get her twisted!! This chick's on point. Yes, I like to have fun, but when I'm handling business I'm about business! Thank you. Enjoy New Orleans.

20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Darcy W.
Location, location, location!

Nice boutique hotel that is close to everything! The rooms were nice and clean. The bed, sheets, and pillows were very comfortable. I loved the size of the bathroom (size does matter). Easy internet access. Plus great customer service from the bellmen, front desk, concierge, and house keeping.

I enjoyed the specialty drinks in the lobby bar, and omg order the .99 cent potato chips! Mmmmmm and what a deal!!

The only down side and you may want to ask the front desk to keep you as far as possible from the construction across the street. After a long night on bourbon you need to sleep off the hang over!

22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Tiffany P.
My family and I stayed here for one night on a recent trip to New Orleans. We valeted the truck and had a smooth check in upon arrival. I think I really just lucked out and hit the jackpot on hotel choice. We've never been to Nola and I was overwhelmed by the hotel choices and locations. I did my research though and I feel like I made the best possible choice! The hotel was clean and the rooms were comfortable and well stocked- mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, AVEDA toiletries! Not to mention some seriously plush towels. The most comfortable bed I have EVER had when staying anywhere. Now, because of the hotel's location, you are bound to hear some commotion from the busy streets below but that is just part of the experience! (I swear to God at one point a group went by at 4am just banging pots together and yelling.) The staff was beyond gracious. I called guest services no less then four times with stupid questions and they were happy to help. We forgot something in the truck and the valet guys happily went to get it and then reparked the truck at no extra charge. A very friendly gentleman in the lobby gave us a map and draw out a walking route for us so we could fully enjoy the town! Perfect stay :)

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Aubs J.
Beautiful hotel. The rooms have that charming, older quality or lots of big windows yet totally modern bathrooms. No free wifi, TV channels, or breakfast. Everything costs extra. Staff are nice. Free wifi in the lobby wasn't working and they didn't have an access code, which was a let down.
Close enough to easily walk (5min) to the French quarter. Far enough away to not deal with the craziness of Bourbon St. Hallway noise was ridiculous though. You could hear every conversation in the hallway...especially drunken ones at 2 am

01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. Charles H.
LOOKS LIKE A MILA, QUACKS LIKE A MILA, BUT IT'S NOT MILA: In fact breakfast is operated by a completely separate chef and wait staff that changes out before lunch service. Regardless...

$10.98 UNLIMITED BREAKFAST BUFFET & that includes the tax! Further, although there are no notably stellar buffet items (assorted pastries, fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, coffee), the food is tasty, well prepared and it's a darn good deal! There's also an inexpensive full breakfast menu, most items under $10.

DAILY 6:30AM TO 10:30AM, in the same space as MiLa.

NON HOTEL GUESTS WELCOME!

21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Toad M.
Good coffee, good breakfast, friendly staff.  I have a smaller cozy compact room.  Love it. Small but cool.  Great for 1 person.  Original eggs benidect is perfectly prepared and tasty.
Love the red bubble balls in the bar after 7pm.

04/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. Katie S.
Exceptional service from the moment you step in to the moment you leave.
Its a small boutique hotel, but each employee was helpful and gracious in their interaction with me even on the busy Mardi Gras weekend.

The service was quick and they sent a mirror and  microwave up to the room within 15 minutes of checking in.

12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
123. Stacy P.
Overall, this is your typical Renaissance. Yes it has been updated to meet the current branding standards, but there really wasn't anything that made this one really stand out. The only thing that made you remember that you were in New Orleans were the pictures hanging in the rooms or near the elevators.

Pros:

+ Location- You are within 1 block from Canal Street

+ Friendly Staff

+ Small Gym- 3 treadmills, one other cardio machine, and a few large balls to do Abs on

+ Outside little courtyard area with chairs and a tiny pool

+ Friendly Staff

+ Some of the latest Restaurant Breakfast hours I've come across in awhile. (Sat/Sun till noon and Monday- Friday till 11 am

+ Room - I had a large King corner suite with an awesome view. There was plenty of space and tons of natural light. The larger bathroom was also a nice bonus, so that you didn't feel as cramped

+ Lobby- They did a nice job of remodeling. It is very inviting area with different seating options to mingle with friends, co-workers, etc.

+ Mini Fridge in Room

+ Small safe in the closet

Cons:

- Internet (WiFi specifically)- If I had to pay for this I would be pissed. They really need to work on fixing their bandwidth. I would hate to see how crappy the connection is when all Marriott Rewards members who book at Marriott.com will get free internet starting Jan 15, 2015. They do have a CAT-5 cable in the room, but it only stretches so far.

- Noise- Even on the 18th floor, you can hear the street noise, cars, sirens, etc.

- Lack of Concierge Lounge. They did comp. with breakfast coupons or 750 points per day, and I believe an appetizer or something from the unCommon bar.

- Bathroom- I like the fact that they added a seal at the bottom of the shower door to make sure water doesn't escape, but whatever they used made it hard to even move the door.

Overall, of the 6 different brands of Marriott offerings that are located within ~.5 miles of each other and the many other hotels in the area, the Renaissance provided   good service and a great choice when your looking for a home away from home.

16/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Jeremy S.
Way to go Renaissance, you have a winner with this location! Stayed here for a couple of nights during NYE 2015, and this place really knows how to host their customers, especially platinum Marriott members. Honestly, just about every perk you could want was available at this place. The building was super clean, the staff was super friendly, the amenities were plentiful and getting a cab etc was a breeze! For platinum guests- you get two free appetizers per day at the uncommon bar, which are delicious, free buffet breakfast at the Mila, free refreshments (Starbucks, chips, soft drinks etc) at their small refreshment area, there was complementary champagne before 6pm and a free room upgrade to the top floor corner room. The location is perfect for walking to bourbon st, French quarter, the superdome and the smoothie king center. Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in N'awlins!

Pros-
Room
Location
Amenities
Service
Cleanliness
Dining options
Platinum amenities  
Accessibility
Taxi options
Friendliness
Updated and modern

Cons-
Pricey
Can hear the church bell
Small elevators

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Jenn S.
Fabulous hotel but horrible customer service! The staff here doesn't greet you if you have a question. The staff at Mila restaurant are much nice and provide great customer service. Very disappointed with the customer service at the hotel. I would provide 5 stars if the staff was friendly. Hotel is situated a few blocks away from Bourbon street. If you're looking for a great place to eat Domenica in the Roosevelt hotel is delicious.

17/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
126. Steven W.
I spent three nights here while attending the National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA) 2015 convention. I am a platinum member so my rate and amenities reflected my loyalty.
Pros: nice and convenient. It is a 15 minute walk to the convention center and for that walk I saved $100 per night. The lobby bar is nice however the seating is low to the ground so it looks nice but is uncomfortable. Prices at the bar are average.
Cons: it is an old building that has been rehabbed and is full of charm... It is an old building. One of the charming aspects of my room is the large "warehouse" windows. Unfortunately, it was very cold the week I was here and the windows are not double panes so I could not get the room warm very easily. Thermostat was set at 77 the whole time.

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
127. Eric F.
The hotel is just off Bourbon and Canal street which is right where you want to be. We got a suite and the room was extremely impressive. Lots of space, very modern, and well taken care of.

At the hotel bar they had drink specials which were very reasonable only $5 each. They had a good amount of appetizers to eat from as well, if you're an elite member you get two free between the hours of 5-7, which was great!

I had also forgotten my work phone in the room Cornell had given me a call and got it shipped out to me right away, no questions asked. Talk about WOW and great customer service, this hotel had it all!

Very impressed would recommend to anyone and thank you Cornell!

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Ed V.
NOT FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELER!

As a long standing Platinum member this was by far the worst stay I ever experienced.  I would not recommend this hotel for status members or anyone else.  I have stayed at other Marriot Locations in NOLA which are much better.  I have also stayed at the Hyatt and Roosevelt which are very nice to stay at.

PROS:
1.  Location - I do have to say the location is the true reason I chose the hotel.
2. Cleanliness - they do keep the property very clean and rooms are very nice

CONS:
1. They no longer have a club lounge.  The offer the silly $10 credit and an offer at the bar.  
2.  The bar is not well run and despite having 2 bartenders and 1 waitress they did not take our order after 15 minutes.  They was less than 12 other people in the bar.  We left and never tried the bar again.
3.  The buffet they offer is boring and not even tasty.  The hot items are bland with no flavor.  Sad to consider this in a New Orleans upscale hotel and they don't know how to spice food.  The baked items appeared to come from COSTCO or some other large operation.  They seemed day old and were not very good.  The buffet is the same everyday and never changes.  
4.  Their fire alarm system is not functioning properly.  It went off briefly several times then stopped. Finally it went off and they made an announcement saying to evacuate.  The system is broken and needs to be fixed,  They had a nice system but it is truly not working properly which is dangerous if you are on a high floor.
5.  The rate I had negotiated with the hotel prior to my arrival was the best deal since I was Platinum according to the lady I had contacted.  At check in the front desk looked at my rate and said - I will change this to the Walk up rate as what you currently have is much higher.  So a drunk staggering in from Bourbon ST would be offered a better rate than a Platinum member.  Impressive!

Next stay in NOLA will be at the Marriott or the JW which are way better than the Renaissance.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
129. Christine P.
We're Marriot fans - like to collect points - so we stay in them whenever we can.  Stumbled on this one because the rest of the Marriotts nearby were sold out - but can't complain.  More funky and boutique-like than other hotels in the Marriott family.  

Just across Canal Street, away from the craziness.  The only downside is that there was construction our street when we went - making it inconvenient for cars to drive in.

Also used the breakfast vouchers one morning and were pleasantly surprised by the food - not to mention the service.  When we asked if they had lattes on the menu, they said no, but that someone would hop over to Starbucks to bring them to us.  Not sure where the actual Starbucks was, but they went out of their way to accommodate us.

31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
130. Bret A.
Clean, nice hotel with Friendly Staff Close to the French Quarter.

This Marriott hotel is located on Common Street within a few blocks of the French Quarter making walking everywhere very easy and convenient.  A huge shout out to the staff who are  incredibly friendly and helpful - no matter where you need to go, they are familiar with it and give great directions!  Truly unique any more!!

The lobby is partitioned well with both a bar/restaurant and a small cafe.  There are sectioned seating areas that create a comfortable, modern atmosphere with clean lines.  The pool area is trendy and on the 3rd floor.  Small groups gathered there regularly.  Rooms were a little on the smaller side as you often find in older buildings, but very clean and neat.  The bathroom was a little small for a business conference with shared rooms but again, very clean and maintained. Overall this was a terrific place to stay and I would return on another visit.

Tips:  There are quite a few street construction projects constantly going on in NOLA so if you are a light sleeper  I would ask about construction sounds when reserving your room.  The rooms facing the Waldorf or the church should be quiet.

Meeting Rooms on the 2nd floor were open and had nice seating arrangements outside allowing for business phone call privacy on breaks. The conference room food was good if not too imaginative throughout the conference.  Once again the conference service was outstanding and responsive which is very unusual and appreciated.

24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0