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The Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans, LA

The Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Specialties

The coolest little hotel in the hottest little neighborhood in NOLA. We specialize in hospitality.

History

Established in 1860.

The original buildings were private residences, but it has been a hotel for many decades.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.04

Address: 417 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA, 70116
  • Mon: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Wed: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sun: 6:00 am - 5:30 am

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Comments (48):

1. karina s.
I loved this hotel! I will definitely stay here again. We stayed in room 200 where we had a king size bed and our own balcony that overlooked Frenchmen Street. The bed, sheets, blankets, and pillows were so comfortable, I wanted to take them home! I loved sitting out on the balcony and watching N.O. life walk by. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The hotel in itself has an old feel to it, it takes you back in time.

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Kim M.
I started staying at the Frenchmen in the mid-80's through mid 1990's and just returned.  The only thing that has really changed is the neighborhood.  Use to be just The Frenchmen, Checkpoint Charlies & Snug Harbor in this area.  Now it's THE place to be for live music & the great location.  This room was bigger than any I have stayed in there, with a king bed & balcony overlooking Frenchmen Street.  If you are a light sleeper, this could be a problem, with bars open until 2am or later, a fire station right across the street and lots of traffic all day & night.  The king bed had nice linens & the matress was very comfy.  This room had a tub, which I don't think all of their rooms do.  The staff is friendly & helpful.  The Continental breakfast is not much, except for the good granola.  Otherwise, we passed on their breakfast for better options in the Quarter.  Can't beat the location.  We bought a day-pass on the bus/trolley system for $5.  This allowed us to take the Riverfront Trolley to the Canal Street Line to the St. Charles Avenue line...definitely saved us some money.  Parking $15 a day in the Frenchmen's parking courtyard unless you reserve on BookIt, then it's free (although rates may or may not be higher).  This is my preferred home base in NOLA based on location, simple charm, great people-watching & friendly staff.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Brandon W.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Frenchmen over a long weekend. The best thing about the hotel was the LOCATION! It's in a fantastic spot in a cool area outside of the more touristy sections of the French Quarter. It's directly across the street from the Hookah Cafe and down the street from the famous Snug Harbor.

We were met by very polite and attentive staff at check-in. Our room was a little smaller than I anticipated but that's expected from an older boutique hotel. When we arrived at our room we found dirty sheets and other evidence that the room wasn't cleaned before we arrived. Very disappointing. We reported this to the front desk clerk who promptly apologized and provided us with clean bedding.

The noise at night was a bit much. Our room was near a door that opened onto a courtyard and the traffic through the hall and door was fairly loud. We could also hear the sounds of jazz from a local bar but that was actually something that I enjoyed going to sleep to.

In short I would give The Frenchmen another chance if they get their cleaning crew up to par but for the price we paid we expected a clean room.

18/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Kim B.
I stayed at the Frenchmen for a recent wedding in New Orleans since it was the designated hotel for anyone attending the wedding (with a group rate).

The Good:
Location (can't really beat it)
The Staff
The pool/terrace area
The intimate "feel"

The Bad:
Room-Size (i.e. "tee-tiny")
The cleanliness of the facilities
The check-in/check-out times

Overall, I don't think I would stay here again unless under similar circumstances.  There are better places to stay in New Orleans, but this place is definitely a boutique hotel, so if you are looking for something less corporate, this might be right up your alley.

16/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Shara C.
AVOID!  Bad experience start to finish.
The premium suite I prepaid for was given away. I told the receptionist I didn't want the room they gave me - she promised to call me back "in a couple hours" to sort it out - she never called back!
The room I was given had roaches and the bedding was cheap and smelled like mildew. The room advertised that it slept 4 - the other bed was a foldout and so uncomfortable that my brother (whom I shared the room with) slept on the floor. The shower leaked everywhere and the towels provided were barely bigger or thicker than hand towels. The jacuzzi didn't work. The mini-fridge was broken. The pool was big enough for 4 people (and there was always 4 people in).
The continental breakfast consisted of stale donuts and cheap sliced white bread next to a toaster with welches jelly packets. The only people in the dining room when I went were the staff  watching tv - they sort of looked me up and down when I walked in and then carried on eating.
The receptionist never apologized. The only compensation i got was a refund for the room difference.

I stayed at the Dauphine Orleans the next night and it was really amazing.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Rachel D.
If it were $10 less per night I'd give it 4 stars.  If you want to stay in the Marigny - which I definitely recommend - It's perfect acceptable.  Our room was small, but pleasantly decorated - it doesn't feel like an anonymous motel room.  And you know how sometimes when you sleep in a hotel bed for a week your back or neck hurts from crappy pillow/mattress?  That didn't happen.  The staff was very pleasant.  Easy to find your way home from the bars.

On the negative tip:
We had a room at the back of the courtyard.  We were away from the noise of Frenchmen street, but there were often strange sounds emanating from the pool area.  A woman sobbing in the middle of the night.  Dudes swimming at 6 am.  Loud Alabamans eating cheeseburgers and drinking beer at many different hours.  Courtyard related noise woke us many times.  Maybe replace the glass doors with something sturdier?  
Also, there were only 3 hangers in the closet.  When I requested more, the clerk indicated there were no more to be had.  That's odd, right?

15/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Yolanda F.
Hubby and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend.  The hotel was in a great location- walking distance to the craziness of Bourbon Street and the live music scene on Frenchmen itself was great.  The hotel staff was very accomodating.  The room was small and cute.  I would recommend for the convenience and friendliness of the staff.

18/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Magda G.
I think I would give it 3.5 stars; the place is on Frenchman Street where live music thrives. The staff, especially Jessica are beyond friendly and eager to make suggestions about places to see and things to do. The place has its charm and the location is walking distance to Bourbon Street and anything in the French Quarter.
My room, was a two queens size room that is located on the first floor at the main street on Frenchman Street next door to Majito bar that plays live music every night of the week, sometimes until 2-3am. Since my room does not have windows; only two large glass doors when I would open them, I would be facing the Frenchman Street with bars between me and the people. I would sit on my bed; listening to live music with my doors open and would see people walk by and some would say something to me which I enjoyed as a part of the charm of this room. The only time I was annoyed when I had to wake up at 4am to catch a flight and the music just kept on playing.

Pros:
great location
beyond friendly staff
charm of an older, unique hotel
great live jazz near by
Cons:
Beds and pillow were not too comfy
breakfast consisted of cereal, bread, doughnuts, yogurt and fruit
pool is tiny
internet connection was supposed to work but it did not

13/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Mark H.
As an owner of a 10 room Inn, I understand the workings of a small hotel such as The Frenchmen. I loved it. Very warm welcome when I checked in and was allowed to check in 4 hours early.

We were given and upgrade and when we saw the room, we looked at each other and both said, "wonder what the other room looked like?" It was a small room that was very clean and well appointed. After we checked in, we looked at the pool. Lets just say that there will be no lap swimming in this oversized bathtub. It was tiny. As we were walking back to our room, we noticed a room door that was open and we looked in. They are small rooms but for the price and location, well worth it.

After a night in the quarter, who cares as long as the sheets are clean and you are safe.

I really like this hotel and I will be back.

02/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Robs M.
My experience was not as pleasant as previous Yelpers.
I reserved room 108 in January, because it was quiet. We arrived from TX (having driven) on Friday, to be told we had been "upgraded" to room 204, which looked out on Frenchmen St and the LOUD bars. The young man was unconcerned about the issue and offered no explanations why the room I had specifically asked for, and had written confirmation of, had been given to someone else. He also assured me I was still being charged the rate for #108, although upon check-out was billed $100 more than expected. Again had to deal with same young man. I called today and spoke to a different gentleman, who couldn't seem to find my refund that original person was suppose to have processed, but did take care of generating the refund.
The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was skimpy w/ only some bagels, cereal, and yogurt.
There is more to review, but essentially the room change and lack of customer service made my whole experience w/ Frenchmen Hotel negative. I will not return and would not recommend.

22/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
11. Shannon C.
Everytime I visit New Orleans, I stay at The Frenchmen. They are awesome & I highly recommend anyone who comes to NOLA to stay there!!

21/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Kyle U.
Great location. All the music I wanted to hear and places I wanted to eat at were within a five minute walk or less.

Its an old hotel, but kept up well. The rooms were clean. The bathtub was small, and the faucet dripped. The price was right. The staff was friendly and helpful. I have decided I will stay here again the next time I visit.

14/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Christine C.
This elegant, napoleonic beauty had all the old world charm we dreamed of.  The room had a huge, and efficient A/C unit, gorgeous furnishings, looked out on a charming courtyard with pool and jacuzzi, and (my favorite part) a gated, vine-covered brick courtyard parking lot.  Rene, our concierge, was wonderful and knowledgeable of the area. The sit-down breakfast in the Victorian dining room, which is included, was a lovely surprise.  New favorite place in New Orleans!

16/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Pete L.
If you're looking for a full-service, four star-type business or luxury hotel, well, this isn't it.

I've found New Orleans (especially the French Quarter) to be a quirky place.  Both the Frenchmen Hotel and the Lamothe House reflects this: the plumbing is old (it takes a while for water to get hot), things in the room don't work quite right (fan, TV remote), and the walls are a little bit on the thin side.

All that said, a little tolerance will reward a traveler with two things: an excellent location between the French Quarter and the Marigny and a very competitive price.  One could easily spend $50-100 more to be in this location.

If you are a neat freak and overly fastidious, these are probably not the right places for you.  Then again, you're probably not the sort that would like New Orleans anyways...

17/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Erin B.
My fella and I stayed here for three nights in March and enjoyed our stay. The location, as mentioned by many others, is perfect. Close to the Quarter and steps away from amazing music venues and the atmosphere of Frenchmen Street.

The staff was great - friendly, helpful, and available. Our room (a standard queen) was, as others have mentioned, small, and had all the creaks and drips that one expects in an older hotel, but it was clean and pretty, with a brick wall and a fireplace. For the price we were totally happy. Our room faced the courtyard and our charming french doors were a bit rattly and didn't do much to keep out the noise of passersby. No big deal for us, as my fella sleeps through anything and I travel with earplugs, but something to be aware of before you visit.

We were completely in love with the courtyard, which is exactly as pretty as it looks in all the pictures. Seriously. The courtyard is enough reason to stay here again, which we plan to do on our next trip. It just oozes history and New Orleans character. Love.

Two complaints: One was that the hot tub wasn't working during our stay. They had repair guys checking it out, but nothing changed. Our heads were full of visions of ourselves with drinks in our hands lounging in the hot tub while enjoying the beautiful patio and we were pretty disappointed we couldn't do that. The other issue was that the wifi didn't work in our room - we had to sit in the courtyard to get access. Not a huge deal, but a bit of an annoyance.

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. John D.
Yes, NOLA in Summer. Of course that means cheap rooms everywhere in the city. This was my first stay at the Frenchmen (owned by the LaMothe) and I will be back.

We rented the Queen suite for $99 per night. Upon checking in, we were upgraded to the King suite. I've stayed in many suites in my life, but nothing prepared me for this one. If I had to guess I would say that the suite was around 2500 sq feet. Seriously I would rent the place as an apartment.

Was it a perfect room? No. But then I did not expect it as this is not a chain hotel. Yes, there were some lights out and a fan in the bathroom did not work, but I loved the room. Loved the room.

The staff was beyond professional. All of the ladies at the desk were not only professional, but were sincere and kind. The cleaning staff too. Easily this is one of the best hotels I have stayed at in NOLA.

19/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Robert C.
Can't beat it for the price.  Excellent location, friendly staff (thanks Jessica!), and great service in general.
It is a true New Orleans experience, so if being just a number in a generic highrise hotel is your "comfort zone" then skip this place.
But if you want a real taste of New Orelean you can't beat The Frenchmen.  This is a converted home so all rooms are different and full of character.
It's one downfall is also a strong point, in that it is located on Frenchmen Street which is THE PLACE to go for live music.  It is also very noisey.
So if you are the type of person that likes to retire early (in New Orleans?) and/or sleep lightly...this may not be the best hotel for you.

09/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Jodi W.
I say oui-f*cking-oui to the Frenchman!

Service:  
Exceedingly helpful and friendly!  Great directions, suggestions, quirky, funny...

Location:  
I have nothing to add that other yelpers haven't covered really.  The location is frankly outstanding.

Rooms:
Very quaint, antique furniture, lovely colors.  Our room was in the back so reasonably quiet....well, quieter than other rooms I guess.  If you want quiet you should probably not stay here.  In fact, perhaps you should reconsider New Orleans altogether.  Maybe Topeka would be a better choice...hmmmm...anyway.  Me?  I'm fine with music and people moving about.  It's New Orleans!  I found the bathroom a little amusing...the mirror is hung to the height of an eight year old and the shower is akin to being under a big vegetable mister, but again, I'm so enamored with everything else I don't even care!

Thanks Frenchman!  I'll definitely be back.

25/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Mike V.
never even used the room here. i guess we got one too many.

kinda dark. older building. good location tho. and the pool was a nice morning wake up for my buddy who may or may not have been pushed in fully clothed.

reasonable cancellation policy. (thanks guys)

20/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Tushar G.
I enjoyed my stay at the Frenchmen Hotel. It's converted from an old Creole House, and have kept most of it's original details intact, which adds immensely to it's charm. Given that this is actually a "budget" hotel, the concierge service is a nice touch. Recommended!

25/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Carrie H.
The Frenchman exceeds expectations.
The location has a residential feel to it; relatively safe, upbeat, artsy neighborhood bordering the French Quarter. The staff is very hospitable; WI-FI, community coffee and tea served all day in the lobby, and breakfast until 10 AM (more accurately 9:50 AM given the eagerness to clean). The facilities are romantic reflecting the French and Spanish colonial architecture. The inviting courtyard pool area was great for cooling off during sauna season. If you go during an off season, the price is a great deal relative to the quality of the place. We try to stay here anytime we are in New Orleans and it is usually booked. The secret is out.
The only thing I would like to see change is the early and aggressive cleaning service as they don't seem to be able to clean rooms past 10:30 AM. We often just declined cleaning service. When I tried to get breakfast at 9:45 thinking I had 15 minutes left, they were putting the food back in storage and wiping down the tables. People are on vacation, jet lagged, and need to catch up on sleep.

09/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Amber A.
Will definitely stay here again. clean , comfy, all you need when you're gonna be walking around and doing stuff mostly anyway. staff was very friendly and accomodating....GREAT location too!

21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. K M.
The location is great if you need to be close to the Quarter.  Adorable hotel with a clean pool.  The room was very small, but the bed was comfy.  The cleaning crew decided to clean the walkway outside of the rooms at 7 am on a sat. morning.  After an hour of covering our heads with the pillows, my spouse had to go out and ask them to stop.  Other people were complaining too because it was extremely loud.  The noise from the bars across the street until 3 am is to be expected, but 7 am pressure washing?!  They did not have parking, but there is a lot around the corner.

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Elaine M.
I cannot believe I haven't written a review about this place considering my first yelp pic is of me sitting on one of their stoops in the courtyard. This is quite possibly the quianit-iest little hotel you can possibly stay in when you are in New Orleans. I grew up in Baton Rouge so I've spent many a drunken night checking in here instead of driving the hour back home.

I feel pretty safe here with the buzz-in front door etc. The rooms are small but themed and colorful.  They keep them fairly clean as well but those cleaners LOVE to talk while they work, you can hear them hollering about something or other clear across the courtyard. At first I was super hungover and annoyed but after a few stays I learned to tune them out and now it just adds to the flavor.

Location, Location, Location!! Tourist-wise, I always send my friends here first because I'd much rather meet them on Frenchmen St than Bourbon. Eventually we usually must make it to Bourbon, but I feel like the best flavor of New Orleans, the overall coverage of "something for everyone" is right there on Frenchman St. So when you stay here you can just pop out your door through the heavy, wrought iron gate (that, very safely, only opens from the inside) and you are right there in the midst of all the goodness.

The concierges are extremely helpful and friendly, and seem to almost always find us a room. Once we had an electric malfunction in one room and it was late so they didn't have a guy on hand to fix it. They just moved us into another room which happened to be bigger and had a lovely balcony!

The only weird complaint I have about this place is that one of the rooms we stayed in once had this strange goo on the floor. Not when we checked in, it would form overnight. At first I thought maybe it was condensation? But when we ran our fingers over it, it was kind of thick and smelled funny, not like floor cleaner funny either. It ate my boots! I know, that sounds completely insane but we thought we wiped it all up with the towels, but must have forgotten to pick up my knee high brown leather boots. I noticed as we were packing up that they were wet and did my best to clean them off. By the time we got home they were puckered and almost melted beyond repair! It is such a crazy thing that I never bothered to mention it to them, I just avoided that room any other times I stayed.

The lighting, the ambience, the art, the location, and the employees (yes and even the mysterious goo) make this hotel really feel like a true New Orleans experience every time you stay.

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Joi B.
The Frenchman is definitely a decent option for your stay in New Orleans, mainly because of the extremely nice staff, not to mention its affordable price (especially in the "off season" and weeknights, but weekends aren't too pricey either). In addition its location can't be beat if you want to stay in the "heart of it all," while not being on or too close to the mayhem that is Bourbon St. You can walk almost anywhere, as you're close to the Marigny, the Quarter and transportation to the Garden District, Uptown and Mid City.

Frenchman Street has a hip vibe with fantastic music coming at you at all angles. Note to those who need quiet when sleeping: the great music will be coming at you from all angles until laaaaate into the night. I love that, but it's not for everyone.

That said, you also should know that the average guest rooms are pretty modest: tiny and a bit shabby. Again, it's such an affordable option, so don't expect much in the way of amenities. Like so many other reviewers say if you want the luxury hotel experience rather than the quintessential charming little NOLA guest house experience, well, this is not the place for you. But you can stay at a W or Marriott in any city.

My room was directly on the lovely courtyard. This can be noisy as the housekeeping staff gets an early start, not to mention the guests coming/going at all hours and I do mean all!) The pool area is tiny, but fits in with the charm of the courtyard. Another positive would be how  nice and accommodating the staff is, from the front desk to the housekeeping staff. They have a complimentary breakfast in the morning that includes cereal, breads/jam/butter, oatmeal, fruit, juice and coffee.

I thought the rooms could stand to have some updating. The bathroom is really dreary (and offers no privacy, nor did mine have a fan). I'd prefer there to be no TV than the clunky/useless early 90s model that's in the ugly entertainment center thing that doesn't at all go with the more interesting antique style furniture. Really, are you going to watch TV when you're in New Orleans? Probably not. Take it away :) One final negative and I hate to say this because I know such things are hard to control, but there was a big dead roach under the sink.

Overall, AOK is how I'd describe The Frenchman. Not as good value as say, Banana Courtyard (I need to keep them a secret because they are always sold out when I'm looking for a room), but not as much of a rip off as the place I stayed last year on Jackson Square. You're probably not going to spend much time in the room anyway, so all you really need is a close, clean and safe place to stay. This is it with the additional charming environs.

10/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
26. Rekha T.
For the price, you can't find a better place to stay. It is in the area where there are tons of great places to eat/drink/listen to music(go to 13 monoghan and 3 muses) if you can...it's cute and only 20 mins to bourbon street

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Robert B.
What a great place! Been coming to New Orleans on business for 2 years and usually stay at The Royal Sonesta, but can never sleep due to the noise.

The Frenchmen Hotel is real New Orleans! Great friendly hosts and the ghost in my room was chill as well.  Charm, character great location, this place has it all.

Located in a less touristy part of the French Quarter, there is no shortage of great food & music. The staff turned me on to a few places that made my stay just wonderful!

Can't wait to come back again.

Thanks

14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. SL B.
Does not get easier than staying on Frenchmen street. Fun place. Room was clean, as promised, and I enjoyed eating dinner from DAT dog in bed with tv blaring. Raining cats and dogs? Not a problem, just pop back to room for umbrella. Hot tub open round the clock and having a quiet soak after hours of live music was luxurious. Friendly hotel staff, who carried my seriously overweight bag up and down stairs. Thanks! They'll also help you book transport to and from airport, and there is always someone at front desk to answer questions. Will stay here again.

23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Holly B.
My first time to stay here and I will be back...I love the location.  In the pictures it looks exactly like this.  Our room was at the top of the stairs. we had no problem with noise from the street.  There is a staff member at the desk 24hrs which is nice.  They do have breakfast, it is very limited but nice to have a quick bite.

27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Kelly D.
My group of 6 friends spent  a long (4 day) weekend at the Frenchmen during Mardi Gras In February. We had a wonderful time, thanks in part to the staff at the hotel. Despite some initial confusion on our part over our reservations (not the hotel's fault, 2 of our group cancelled on the day of our arrival and another 2 wanted to take over their reservations), the transition was completed smoothly and without any anxiety. The staff handled the changes in reservation & credit card info quickly and professionally. The location is perfect, walking distance to bars, clubs, shopping, the French Market and even Bourbon St. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to request a room away from the street... it can be a little noisy at night, but not a deal breaker, luckily we aren't light sleepers. All of the staff, without exception, were friendly and accomodating, offering (excellent!) recommendations when asked.
A continental breakfast is included, consisting of fruit, toast, a variety of cereals, coffee, tea and juice. Some local places will deliver food to your hotel room if you want. We loved the pool area and the BBQ area on the roof was a great place to hang out. The rooms are a little on the small side (not a problem...we didn't go to NOLA to hang out in our hotel room!) but they are clean and the beds are comfortable. The only downside we had with our rooms was that there is no safe in the rooms to secure your valuables. Nontheless, we've stayed in other NOLA hotels but, this will be our go to hotel in NOLA.

07/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Thais P.
Really enjoyed my stay here! Perfect location, close to everything you want to see on Frenchman. Recommendation for upgrades - I hear you're renovating - would be better sheets (a bit scratchy), hotter hot tub (it was just tepid, really), and something on those tile floors that would be less weird on the feet.

Coffee available at all times was a real plus, and the staff was so nice!

25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Amanda G.
4 times staying here and it keeps getting better! The staff really makes this place a cut above the rest. Granted, this is not a plush, upscale resort. But everything here has charm. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Jennifer C.
My husband and I stayed here December 3-6, and we are overly pleased. Pleasant and attentive staff, offers off-street parking, and the pool & hot tub were a welcome treat after pounding the pavement of the lovely city of New Orleans. We were lucky enough to have the option of a balcony room (facing Frenchmen Street) to make our stay a wonderful experience.  We'll definitely stay here again!

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Heidi S.
I can't believe there's a better location in New Orleans.  The Frenchman is reasonable, charming, and within a few blocks of so many wonderful music venues your head will spin.  Wifi was a problem in my room and they weren't very interested in fixing it.  But that's a small gripe after a wonderful stay.

18/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Tere F.
This is a cozy place to stay when visiting the quarter.
It's on a great street with all kinds of entertainment and eats.
The pool is on the small size but hey, they have a pool.
The rooms are cozy and comfortable each with their own Unique charm.

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Danielle G.
Great location between French quarter, Marigny and Mississippi riverfront!  Also great staff. Front desk was very friendly and the seem to have 2-3 regular handymen buzzing around to upkeep the old place. Definitely full of great New Orleans colonial style but well kept.

2 free parking spots in front or you can pay $30 a night for the structure behind the hotel.

Continental breakfast included.

Would certainly stay here again.

22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Brittany S.
Probably my favorite hotel ever! This might not be your typical 5 star hotel but if you want a 5 star NOLA experience this is your place!

Every negative about this place can be turned into a positive. Yes, the rooms are tiny but, who stays in the hotel on vacay?! The beds were crazy comfortable.
The hot tub didn't get warm, and it would have been perfect for the chilly nights but we lived without it.
The continental breakfast was really good, the bagels were so yummy! Lol! It's the little things in life.
The staff was SOOOO nice, friendly and helpful with all questions.
The hotel is in the perfect location, close enough to The French Market, all the shops, a little further from Bourbon but thats ok, you'll love the locals on Frenchmen Street!
The lobby is a house and our hotel was a step in front of the pool. It was the cutest hotel and I'm so happy we stayed here!

24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Candy L.
I absolutely adore this hotel.  Great location and very attentive staff.  This is my home away from home whenever I am in the NO.

14/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Natasha L.
Stylish, slightly down at heel with fabulous staff.  Great place for close to French quarter, quirky area.

05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Sonia C.
I love this hotel!  It's rustic and has lots of charm!  This is my second stay at the Frenchmen and it is NOLA's best kept secret.  It's in the perfect location-walking distance to everything fun!  The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. Kenesha Green, the Guest Services Manager makes you feel like family. I will definitely be staying here again and bringing more of my family.  
The hotel is not one of those French Quarter fancies but that's what I like about this place.  They've got a new art gallery in the lobby and have hot coffee and breakfast items in the morning, cool refreshments and snacks throughout the day.  And, their rates are incredible! Highly recommended if you're here for some old New Orleans charm and of course, fun!

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Sean F.
This past weekend I had a two night reservation, Fri. and Sat., at The Frenchman Hotel; however, I came down with food poisoning on Thursday, so I e-mailed the hotel to ask if I cancelled one of my reservation days, Fri., and just came for Saturday, whether I would lose my deposit.

As in, can the deposit be applied to that Saturday. If I was able to use the deposit for Saturday I would still go on my trip. If I was unable to use the deposit, and was guaranteed to lose it either way, I would not have gone on the trip because I still wasn't feeling well.

The manager returned my e-mail saying that she was able to change my reservation. Awesome. With that in mind, my girlfriend and I decided we would go on the trip so that we didn't lose the deposit.

When I arrived at the hotel, from Chicago, I was informed that I was still responsible for both nights. The manager had simply pushed both reservation days to Sat. and Sun. I explained to the hotel clerk, who was very understanding, that I HAD to check out on Sunday. She asked the manager if I could get a refund for the second night. The manager said no. She asked if I could get a credit for another night in the future. The manager said no.

I, ultimately, e-mailed the manager to explain that, if given a credit, I would book a few nights stay for a future trip. I had sent that e-mail four days ago and still have not received a response. The evening I had stayed at the hotel there were many vacancies, so I assumed that guaranteed room rentals for the future would be great.

It is unfortunate that due to a miscommunication this hotel has left me with a bad experience, and that the manager is unwilling to work anything out, or, even, to respond to my e-mail.

03/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
42. Drew E.
1st time in Nola, won't be the last.  Great hotel to stay at.  They're easy on the late night hot run regulations.  Their are definitely some great people and personalities that stay there.  The best part, stumbling distance from port of call. Bingo bango bongo, stay here.

22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Astra B.
We had the most amazing time staying at this hotel for a week surrounding mardi gras 2015. The staff was so wonderful and friendly,  there's a gorgeous pool, hot tub and roof top deck where the hotel and guests threw several parties during our stay. The location is fantastic,  right across the street from a row of outstanding jazz/blues bars and clubs. It's an easy walk to all parts of the French Quarter but during mardi gras we actually preferred to spend most of our time on frenchmen st. Drinking in the local music scene and dancing on the streets with the locals and the st. Musicians.  A perfect introduction in all ways to NOLA!

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Sean R.
The location is great, right next to the market and the Jazz District. Looks are deceiving... From the outside, it looks questionable. However the rooms have been recently renovated, with upgraded bathrooms. You are on Frenchmen street, which is know for its great music... so think about it... You're going to hear music until the wee hours of the night. This is not the hotels fault, just be prepared. In the morning they have nothing special, just coffee, bagels and cereal.

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Kim W.
Kitschy and fun hotel in this section of the quarter.  Our room is an apartment! Huge! The envy of the group we are traveling with until we discovered how loud it is at night ... And into the wee hours of the morning.  I'm not saying loud as in a truck driving by or occasional laughter, I'm talking chest thumping no REM sleep at all loud.  But not to be a bad sport we are using ear plugs.  The hotel staff are nice, the place is cute and we are definitely in a fun location.  Sleep when you die!

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
46. Tyne R.
BRING EAR PLUGS or some kind of white noise machine. The building is old and quaint, but does not provide an adequate buffer for all the noise outside  (music, traffic, etc). Adorable rooms offer a mix of antique charm with modern conveniences. Sheets and bedding are very soft. Staff are kind and accommodating. Breakfast is minimal, but adequate especially given the price of the room. Location is just a short walk to all the hubbub of the French Quarter.

14/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. A Z.
I feel stupid for not realizing that being near the "music scene" on Frenchmen St. meant that I'd be hearing bass thundering our walls all night, even on a Tuesday night. I was thinking we'd be serenaded by some jazz or some good music, but that happened on other nights. Either way, the heater / ac / fan is loud in a good way, and mostly took care of it with the addition of the TV.

I loved the hotel mostly, and besides, when you wake up you're literally right at the edge of the French Quarter, which my new favorite place on earth.

In regards to what the hotel can actually control - everything was mostly wonderful. Our room was unique and our bed was so high off the ground it needed a stepping stool. Cozy too. The little pool and hot tub is amazing, super duper warm on these cold November nights. The staff was beyond friendly.

We did smell cat spray bad in the middle of our first night (you might know that smell!), I feel like a cat might have crawled into our ceiling or walls, or something. We couldn't find the source but it was bad, and we did hear something crawling around the ceiling. We turned on the fan and it got better over the next couple of days.

As for housekeeping, we never get our rooms made up when we stay places, but our room was previously left with an old iPhone charging cable and a sweater behind the bed but we just considered those bonuses. Our dog found and ate somebody's leftover sock, also. Free dog toy, yay! Did I mention pet-friendly? Yep, although there's a $20/night fee which isn't bad compared to some places, but certainly not free.

As you can see, all this and still four stars, because I like quirky little places like this, and you can tell they put a lot into the place. Gated / secured parking also which is nice. Overall I would highly recommend this quirky little hotel, especially in the off-season because the walls are definitely thin and it might be intolerable during something like Mardi Gras unless you're one of the ones out until 6am like our neighbors, every night.

Oh, and lock your adjoining door room, or your neighbors might walk into your room at 6am. Our bad for not checking, I guess?

29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Jen H.
What a fantastic hotel. We had the Queen loft room, which was amazing. It's such an awesome little gem away from the general grossness of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. JR at the front desk was the man. He answered all of our weird questions and made us feel welcome. The only thing I wasn't too crazy about was that there wasn't a fridge or microwave in our room but this was just a minor blip.

Also free bottled water in the lobby. Woot!

The noise is kind of awful but turn up the TV/AC/wear earplugs and ou'll be fine. I'm not sure how bad it was for the outside rooms but where we were wasn't even that bad.

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0