This was the second time we've stayed at the Roosevelt, and I cannot recommend this hotel enough if you are looking for 5 star excellence in the Big Easy. We love this hotel! Checking in and out was easy and quick. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated and include upscale amenities such as robes, slippers, flat screen TVs, etc. The beds are super comfortable, as most Hilton properties seem to have, we noticed. They do have a mini-bar/frig. in rooms, which we did not use. They also do turn down service with little chocolates on the pillows.
As far as the hotel itself, they have a nice little cafe downstairs where you can get coffee, lattes, pastries, etc. Their famous Zazerac Bar is a cool place to check out...the Bloody Mary I ordered was awesome. We did not eat in the hotel restaurants this time so can't comment on that. But late night room service was quick and delicious...the bread pudding was great. We did get up to the pool this time, which is elegantly situated on the rooftop. Unfortunately for us, it was later, so the bar and cafe had closed. It is a beautiful setup. My only issue with the pool area, which really isn't the hotel's fault, was that there was a bunch of kids using the hot tub...kind of running all over and making noise, which made it kind of hard to relax. We are family friendly travelers, but they really should not allow kids in hot tubs. I know at even our local pool club, there is an age limit on children in hot tubs. Maybe they could put up a sign or keep a staff person up there to monitor what is happening after the cafe closes? The pool is really very nice, though, so if you stay at the Roosevelt, you should go up to the rooftop area.
I would also like to note that the concierges were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They will make reservations and are quick with a map to show you how to get places in the city. We go to New Orleans often but there are lots of places we haven't seen, and they were very helpful. I should also state that the Roosevelt is conveniently located in the French Quarter, right on Canal street. Bourbon Street is a quick walk away as is the shuttle train and the trolley. Many attractions/restaurants/shops are within walking distance.
I can't recommend this hotel enough if you are staying in New Orleans. From the minute you walk into the lobby, you can feel the history and elegance. Looking forward to visiting again in the future!
- 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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- Waldorf Astoria New Orleans