After a bad stay at another hotel we switched to the Ritz Carlton New Orleans and loved it! We were traveling with our small dog and the Ritz Carlton chain is pet friendly with a $150 nonrefundable fee. We've never been to a Ritz Carlton before so we had no preconceived notion of what to expect.
The hotel is all valet at about $36 per day. The hotel was easy to find. We loaded our bags on to a cart but a valet parked the car and a bellhop brought our bags to the room in a timely manner (about 10-15 minutes). Check-in was very fast and the lobby smells wonderful with these amazing candles. We bought 2 in the gift shop prior to our departure ($24 each). Everyone fussed over our little dog. When we got to our room, the housekeeping was already doing the turn-down service. The turn-down service consists of a mini bottled water with a glass, removal of the cover throw and accent pillows, turning down the bed sheets, and 2 chocolates. Our room was on the interior side which I liked based on previous reviews about road noise. We only had 1 wall that attached to another room so it was extremely quiet. Probably the most quiet hotel I've ever been to. We were in search of a good comforter and liked theirs so much that we purchased it!
We visited the concierge multiple times throughout the trip and he was extremely helpful with finding excellent restaurants. One day when we had some time to kill, he sent us to the WWII museum. We ate at the Ritz restaurant one night. For an upscale restaurant, I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars. The location is great, 2 blocks to Bourbon Street and 1 mile to Cafe du Monde.
My fiance visited the spa and received the Magnolia scrub and a facial ($150 each). It was a little too expensive for my taste but I was amazed by the large selection of choices. He loved the Magnolia scrub but didn't enjoy the facial. Not that it wasn't good, just not something he was in to.
Overall, it's a great hotel and we're already planning on weekend trips to this hotel.
My cons would be that there is no good place for your dog to releive his/herself. The closest grass is 2 blocks away and is the median in the middle of the street near a bus stop. It's not the best place at night and my dog could rarely make it the full 2 blocks. But let's face it, she's not the only one peeing on the sidewalks of New Orleans. This isn't a real con since it doesn't affect most people.
My other con would be the elevators. You can't just go straight from the rooms to the ground level. You have to take one elevator to the lobby, walk through the lobby to the other side, and then take another elevator the rest of the way down. The good side is that it discourages people who don't have rooms at the hotel from going up to the room levels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Creating memories within the historic 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of an antebellum mansion. Guests of our French Quarter hotel have the honor of resting near popular area attractions, including Bourbon Street, but can also experience local traditions in our Courtyard, which hosts special events with our Crawfish Concierge, Snowball Sommelier and Oyster Butler. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans offers a peaceful retreat with feature ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
- New Orleans Ritz Carlton
- Ritz New Orleans
- Ritz Carlton New Orleans