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The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Ranked #22 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We arrived early on Saturday for check in but they promptly and very graciously checked us in. The lobby is gorgeous. A true historic landmark. What you picture a hotel in New Orleans to look like. Bourbon Street was less than a 5 minute walk. Taxi Cabs were available out front all day long. Everyone was polite and helpful. Keep in mind it is a historic hotel, so the rooms are not large and neither are the bathrooms. But we didn't mind because we hardly were in our room.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Hotel is a classic - classy, sophisticated, traditional and comfortable. Staff very professional and courteous. Food excellent. Location perfect. Rooms have every convenience one could ask for. Pricy - but expected.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

When I travel, I usually stay at newer 4 star hotels, so this hotel was a nice change of pace for me. I was here for a 3 day conference, and had a very nice stay. It's a gorgeous historic building that's been renovated.

It is very clean, ornately decorated, and they've throught of every detail to make it beautiful and luxurious. I did read a couple reviews that said that this wasn't up to '5 star standards', but I couldn't imagine what those people's standards are - this place was amazing.

The level of service and extra touches was amazing - much nicer than any hotel I've stayed at recently. They laid out robes and slippers, and had turn-down service in the evening with soothing music turned on and chocolates on your pillow. The regular rooms are small, but I think that's normal for a historic building. I wouldn't have been happy with a regular room with my family of 4, but it was great for just myself on a business trip.

The conference facilities were very nice - no complaints at all. The food, the conference space, the service - all wonderful.

It's a short walk to Bourbon Street (about 2 blocks). There is a Walgreens/CVS around the corner if you forget trip essentials like I did.

If I come back with my husband for a more relaxing, tourist trip, I would stay here again in a minute.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank Ellen W
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

I just spent 4 days at the Roosevelt. I had a very good stay here. It is a luxury hotel, but I wouldn't put it on par with a Mandarin Oriental or a Four Seasons. It does have all the components of a five star hotel.

Location: The hotel is located at the corner of Canal and Baronne Street, just outside the French Quarter and a block from Bourbon Street. The hotel is a $34 taxi ride from the airport. I was able to walk through the French Quarter and too most places.

Room: The regular rooms are quite small. I was upgraded to a King Suite which was very spacious and comfortable for my stay. The rooms were nicely decorated and came with a minibar and a regular fridge. The sitting room provided extra space. The bed was very comfortable and I slept remarkably well. The bathroom was on the small side and the shower was small but had multiple shower heads. There was closet space and some suites have a 2nd bathroom, unfortunately mine did not. The room came with two complimentary bottles of water for the length of your stay.

Service: Maid service was prompt and there is a nice turndown service in the evening. The porters are helpful and quick to get your bags. They are not allowed to give you a luggage cart because the GM thinks this is a luxury property and it should be done for you. I personally like to carry my own luggage. The concierge was very helpful and polite. I also thought the front desk staff was very good. Overall service was consistent with a five star property.

Internet: $14.95 per day for the regular one and $19.95 for the increased bandwidth. Very expensive, luckily it was free for our room block because we had our conference there.

Spa & Gym: I did not get any spa treatments, but they were expensive. My coworkers were unimpressed. The gym was fine with plenty of cardio equipment and dumb bells up to 50 lbs. There are water bottles, headsets and cool towels as well.

Pool: The pool and hot tub are located on the 4th floor. They have lounge chairs and a bar there. The pool was clean and kept at a very comfortable temperature. The hot tub was clean and hot. There are also cabanas that can be reserved as well. Overall it was fine, but nothing special as it lacked ambiance and atmosphere but was a nice reprieve from Bourbon Street.

Food: Teddy's Cafe is ok for light snacks but expensive. Sazerac bar is cool and was lively even at 1:00am. Never at the restaurant, but the catered food at our events was ok. I would recommend eating out at all the great local restaurants; Revolution and Jacques-Imo to name a few. Also grab po-boys at Domilses, Deannies and Tujagues.

Overall I had a great stay and would definitely stay here again. It is a 5 star property with a great location.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Stayed due to a conference at the hotel. The facilities and service were great from start to finish. By chance, i was upgraded to a suite. What a great upgrade. I think it was larger than my first house!!

Only change would be restaurant with a New Orleans flair would be great, since I did not find one on the property.

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Wofe and I have stayed in many a Waldorf. The Roosevelt is well appointed and they did a pretty good job of updating. Rooms are on the smallish side but not terribly. Beds and lines are very good. About a block from Bourbon and Canal corner. Area not so good but good proximity to French Quarter. A recommended place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sunburned31
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Located just off of Canal Street and the French Quarter, The Roosevelt is an historic landmark. Previously the Fairmont Hotel, the property has been totally renovated and restored to the original standards that existed when Huey P. Long was a frequent visitor.
The rooms are well appointed, furnished with functional and attractive details. My room was on the 4th floor and there was no street noise noticeable. The large bathroom had an elaborate shower with multiple spray heads. The TV was a large flat screen with many channel choices. A maintenance request was fulfilled within minutes of asking.
A beautiful and spacious pool and sun deck was located just down the hall from my room.
The elevators worked and were available almost instantly when called.
I would suggest being on an expense account during your visit since prices of almost everything over and above the room are extremely high. Overnight parking was about $46 with tax (self-serve parking across the street is $15), room service coffee would run close to $20 after all of the service charges, tax, etc.
There are lots of excellent restaurants in the neighborhood (think Galatoire’s or K-Paul's in the Quarter) and fast food/coffee shops are available when you don’t want a full meal.
The nearby Windsor Court and Ritz Carlton are good alternatives if the Roosevelt is unavailable.
An historic bit of trivia, it is said that the basement tunnels under the old Fairmont were used (in conjunction with the lobby of the St. Charles Hotel) as the site for Arthur Hailey’s book and movie "Hotel."
Don’t miss the Sazerac Bar in the lobby, a page out of the past.
If you don’t have an expense account, a walk through the lobby is well worth the time it takes! Enjoy.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Address: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112-2502
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#4 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#5 Spa Hotel in New Orleans
#8 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: £142 - £412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 504
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let the good times roll at the rooftop pool, Waldorf Astoria Spa and legendary Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt, New Orleans. Bask in the glow and elegant history of the huge chandeliers in the grand lobby, and relax in your beautifully upscale room or suite. Experience luxurious Southern hospitality at the historical Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria. Our landmark hotel is a short walk to the French Quarter, close to New Orleans nightlife, dining and culture, providing an elegant sanctuary in a vibrant Mardi Gras town. Highlights • Close to the French Quarter, museums, restaurants and attractions • Exclusive Waldorf Astoria Spa • Rustic Italian dining at award-winning Domenica, a John Besh restaurant • Live music and inspiring cuisine at the Fountain Lounge • Seasonal rooftop pool and bar serving cocktails and snacks • Luxurious gifts by local designers in the Emporium Gift Shop The Roosevelt New Orleans is a repeat winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which is an award given to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. ... more   less 
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