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Place d'Armes Hotel
Ranked #31 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2011

The website really does not do this place justice. Everything from the courtyard, the pool, the location and the staff, was awesome. Such a wonderful and amazing location. We stayed for three nights and it really was right in the middle of everything. This is the only place we are going to stay from now on. This hotel was better then the chain hotels, because this has more of the old school new orleans charm that we were looking for. Excellent service all around!

Room Tip: Windowless room was huge!
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

We stayed at the Place d'armes hotel for our honeymoon on june 5-11th. We couldnt have imagined a better experience The location is absolutely perfect, right next to Jackson Square, a block away from cafe de monde and about two blocks from bourban street. It was also about a block to the mississippi river. and maybe two blocks to Jax Brewery (we loved the gumbo pot restaurant & the marie laveau bar) We also walked the 10 blocks or so to Frenchman st. but we didnt see what all the fuss was about. oh and I was a bit concerned being two blocks from bourban, but it was no big deal and was actually nice to be an extra block away from the craziness! It really is within walking distance to everything, just remember to wear comfy shoes bc your feet will hurt by the end of the week!! The courtyard was absolutely gorgeous and the pool was much bigger than it seemed in the photos!! It was so nice to be able to come back after a night of partying and jump in the pool. They had signs up saying the pool closed at a certain time, but we would be in it until all hours of the night with other people who had the same idea and not once did any of the staff comment. (but we werent being loud or obnoxious or anything, which probably helped) Oh and this isnt a hotel of a certain age (ie young people partying, older people, families) there really was a healthy mix of everyone. We are in our mid twenties and came across people to hang out with but there was a healthy mix of age groups and not too many kids or people partying. We had an interior room on the third floor, which was really nice. The only complaint is that we would sleep much later than normal due to not having windows and not realizing it was daytime lol normally i will wake up when it gets bright regardless of a hangover! I think next time we'll get a courtyard room, so we can have immediate access to the pool and can go out to smoke whenever, instead of going down the elevater and outside which was a pain. All in all, this was a great hotel and a great experience. We are already planning our next trip back and we will definately be coming back to the Place D'armes for all of our anniversaries and a Mardi Gras or two in the future :)

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2  Thank JadeCorker
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This hotel is the finest place by far to stay.The service and hospitallity were the best we have experienced. Dianne gave us such good advise on restaurants and excursions. Stewart and Chris were there to help you with anything you needed to make your stay fun and relaxing.
The room was vey clean and confortable. You are in the heart of the French Quarter and walking distance to everythng. We will certainly stay there again.
Frank from Fort Worth Texas

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

Our room was large, airy and very comfortable. The staff went out of their way to be helpful in suggesting restaurants and clubs (just don't try and walk to Frenchman's Street). The location can't be beat - right next door to St. Louis Square and half a block from Cafe Du Monde - and 2 blocks from Bourbon if you care (I don't) but it was far enough away that we didn't have any issues with loud music or loud drunks.

Hotel has a small pool and beautiful interior courtyard.

We'll definitely go back!

Room Tip: ask for an inside courtroom facing room for quiet
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We had two rooms booked for our party over 4 nights. Due to room complaints and booking conflicts we ended up seeing inside 5 different rooms, which gave us quite a good insight into this hotel. The major problem with this hotel I think is that the rooms are so variable. The first room we had was musty and dated in it's interiors. We didn't have a good impression. However, for our second night we were moved into the main building and had a great room i.e no mould smells, modern fit out, no noise etc. Same price, just luck of the draw. My brother ended up in a room withno windows that had a terrible odour from which we demanded he was moved from. Again, his room became better. This inconsistency is what really let's the hotel down as otherwise the hotel is satisfactory. Location is fantastic - you can roll out the door to Jackson Square. There is a good laundry service, no room service though. And our experience at the desk was variable - some staff were extremely hospitable, others were poor and unhelpful.

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Reviewed 19 June 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Place d’Armes Hotel on June 9-13. This was our first visit to New Orleans and we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Based on other reviews from TripAdvisor we selected the Place d'Armes Hotel. We were very pleased with the room (#229) selected for us with a balcony overlooking the street below. The staff was very cordial and helpful regarding suggestions for dining, ground transportation, etc. An especially nice touch was a knock on our door as we were unpacking and delivery of a bottle of iced champagne to help us celebrate our special occasion. I believe Lenny Labrousse was working behind the scenes to arrange the special room and champagne delivery.

The courtyard with swimming pool and gardens was nice to return to in the evening.

The central location to the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the Cajun Zydeco Festival was perfect.

Looking forward to a second trip in the future.

Room Tip: Street side room can be noisy with revelers.
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

If you want to be in the middle of the action, this French Quarter location cannot be better. You are close to everything but far away enough from Bourbon to get decent sleep. Why decent sleep? Because the hotel is housed in historical buildings with old furnishings. Expect an old mattress and poor sheets and a floor that slants heavily. This means you will actually slide off the bed if you are not careful when rolling around! If you set your expectations properly, as in don't expect a "Heavenly Bed", you will have a grand time.

Also, don't bring a car. It will cost you $25 a night to park it and you really don't need it.

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Additional Information about Place d'Armes Hotel

Address: 625 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3287
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#15 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#38 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#39 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: £91 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Place d'Armes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings. ... more   less 
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