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Place d'Armes Hotel
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the PdA four out of our five visits to New Orleans. The only occasion we did not stay here we booked at the Provencial over on Ursulines (the Place d'Armes was already booked full with a convention). On our first visit we were able only to secure an interior room which was dark and damp (pretty recently after Katrina) but perfectly adequate. Our second room was right on the courtyard, and tho a bit noisy on the pool, we had a lovely stay there. The last two visits we've been lucky and have been given a large private "suite" at the back of the hotel, the windows of which face out onto Chartres. We found the room itself lovely, the new bathroom is huge and there was plenty of room for all my shoes. (You think a girl would learn before packing). As for the staff? Absolutely delightful (hey Ryan & Chris, hat's off to you both for making us feel at home).

After reading several of the reviews, it seems the negs are all the same. Bugs (It's New Orleans people), noise outside the windows (um, still in New Orleans, and right in the heart of the Quarter) and age of the facilities. (may I remind y'all that the character of these places is in the history, which means they are OLD buildings?). Kidding aside, if you want a real Old South experience, this is your Hotel. If you would be happier in a slick corporate hotel, know yourself well enough to admit it. Head up to Canal, stay at a Marriott and walk back into the Quarter. You'll be comfortable and the rooms won't have bugs. Of course they won't be in a crazy beautiful historic building, but we all need what we need. I need to be in the heart of things, and Place d'Armes does not disappoint.

The only complaints that seem bizarre, and borderline untruthful, are those about the staff. The bell hops, in particular, have without exception gone out of their way to make our stay easy and comfortable. The idea that they are rude or inattentive is preposterous. I often wonder why some people leave home. Traveling for me is an adventure, a submission to the elements around me and most of all, accepting the culture and friendships offered along the way The gals at the front desk are not overly ebullient, but do they have to be? I found them cordial and willing to get what I needed done. I don't ask more than that.

The Place d'Armes has become a home away from home. We just wouldn't be happy anywhere else. It's a magical place, and yes, there are loud noises on the street at night and early morning. If that bothers you, just do what I did. Have a nice jungle juice cocktail before you go to bed. Everclear and kool-aid does wonders for a nap. Yes, the air is always wet and it gets into the fibers of everything, and I do mean everything. Yes, the rooms can be dark, but they are not at all unclean, as some have stated. The humidity in this part of the country will leave a lingering must in things that are old, like the walls, and it just is what it is. But the staff does their job, and the rooms are clean, the toilets flush and there was plenty of hot water. The breakfast is a continental one, and it's free. I love the "dining reviews" on free food. Really? Because it's not a courtesy?

Sometimes in reading these reviews, I wonder if folks on vacation are looking to be unhappy with things. Traveling is expensive, and spent money can bring a kind of regret that has nothing to do with the hotels in which one stays. But I can make you a promise. In the land of the "big easy life" if you open your heart, slap on a smile, and just say "hey, how y'all doing?" before asking for assistance, you will find that the South will charm you too, especially at the Place d'Armes.

Room Tip: Tell them what you like. If you want quiet, ask for it. If you want to be in the center of things, expect to be serenaded by garbage cans, musicians outside your window and the sounds of one of America's greatest living cities.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Mzscahlett
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Make sure when you stay here, that you get the newer part of the property for your room. We stayed here twice. The first time was a very pleasant stay. Our room was very quaint and had the old French setting. The second time, we were in a very old part of the property and our room was not so nice. Our mother wound up being able to be moved and they gave her a wonderful suite. They do have the most wonderful crescents for their continental breakfast. The staff is very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank MaryHeedy
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We found the Place d'Armes Hotel to be in a fantastic location, well priced and comfortable.

Room Tip: Altho this hotel is located well off Bourbon street, if you want a REALLY quiet room you can save a few bucks by selecting an interior rooms with no windows.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank artnbarb1288
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We didn't choose to pay for a balcony room, so our room was rather dark. Otherwise, the room had the charm of New Orleans. Very comfortable bed, air conditioning worked very well (great due to the warm and humid weather), nicely updated bathroom. The courtyard was a beautiful place to relax morning, afternoon, or evening. Since we really don't want a huge breakfast, we enjoyed the continental breakfast that was available. Good coffee, juice, and fresh muffins and other pastries in a cozy room with windows looking out on St. Ann Street. The hotel is in a great location, just steps from Jackson Square and easy walking distance to everything in the French Quarter.

Room Tip: If you don't want to pay for a balcony room, the courtyard is a beautiful place to sit outside as an alternative. We didn't miss sitting on the balcony and "people watching". Lots of other places to sit outside, or near huge windows, at various restaurants nearby.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank missinggs
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Would most definitely stay here again. Had a room on the second floor with a window. This floor also had a hallway leading to a large balcony with a table and chairs facing Chartres St. The hotel itself gives the feeling of old New Orleans with brick, fountains, courtyards, and trees. The continental breakfast isn't much to boast about but there is coffee, also in room coffee pots. The best part is the location. Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, Frenchmen St., Superdome, Bourbon St. and most attractions are just a walk away. What you can't walk to you can take trains, streetcars or taxis. We were there for the Final Four, even then it wasn't wall to wall people, as there is so much to see and do day or night near this hotel. Staff is helpful and Chris the Bellman even arranged a van to take us through the drive through Daiquiri Bay Cafe in Metairie on our way to the airport. Can't wait to get back again and will stay at the Place d'Armes.

Room Tip: I would stay on the second floor with a window with access to the Chartres street balcony.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank towndaily
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