My boyfriend and I came to visit New Orleans for a romantic weekend and to attend a concert at the superdome. I found a great government rate for a weekend stay and booked this hotel. The ride from the airport to the hotel was about $35 and the cabbie had no problem finding the hotel as others have stated. The porter collected our bags as soon as we arrived and although our room wasn't ready, they took my cell number to call me. The room was ready earlier than the stated check in time and there is plenty to do while you wait; the hotel has a restuarant, a bar, and a cafe. The location is great! We walked EVERYWHERE, except to Frenchman street because I had heels and the cobblestone was killing me :). We even walked home from the Superdome after the concert and safety was never a concern. The hotel itself is gorgeous and we really liked our 4th floor room with a view of the church and the proximity to the pool.
The weather was humid and it rained often while we were there but we just hid out at the shops at Canal Place (which is much nicer than Riverwalk in my opinion). The French Market is also a good option to walk around if it's raining because there are a lot of awnings to keep you dry. There are so many places to eat, drink, and listen to music in this city! I was not a fan of Bourbon street and am thankful that Tripadvisor suggested Frenchman street as it was a much nicer vibe. The outdoor market was beautiful. We went on a food tour which was okay and we really enjoyed GLF deVilliers tours. Glenn took us to a lot of interesting hotels and restaurants and it was nice to have a locals perspective of the city. He told us that the Roosevelt has a secret tunnel that was used during Prohibition. I am so upset I didn't have time to ask someone to show it to me!
We didn't spend too much time in the hotel because there is so much to do but we really enjoyed the beauty of the hotel. The only inconvenient aspect that we encountered was we needed to print our concert tickets and asked the concierge if they could print them for us. They referred us to the business room which charged per minute to access the wifi and the printer. I know it's a big hotel but I thought they should have definitely accomodated us as it was one piece of paper!
Other than that I definitely fell in love with the city and the hotel and would stay here again.
- 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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