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“Great location near the French Quarter”

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Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter
Ranked #77 of 165 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The location of this hotel is ideal - right off the French Quarter, but in the downtown area away from the noise. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted to in the area. There are also two streetcar lines within a block, making it easy to get to the Garden District and other parts of the city.
The room was clean and tasteful, although on the small side. The bathroom was also small, but adequate - with a huge shower.
The window of our room faced onto a hallway overlooking the "courtyard." I was concerned about what the noise level might be overnight, but this turned out not to be an issue. However, it was a little disconcerting not to be able to look outside for views or confirmation of the weather. Next time, I would ask for an outside facing room.
The staff was very helpful.
The lobby is attractive, with lots of seating areas. The "bistro" was adequate, but nothing special; also, its hours of operations are limited.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to let us know what a great time you had at our property. Our goal is to make sure that every guest is satisfied and we hope that we met your needs.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My girlfriend treated me to a quick getaway to nola and booked this hotel through priceline. Let me start by saying this hotel is in the perfect location with quick and easy access to the French quarter the casinos and all points of interest in the city. The room was on the smaller side but still well appointed with a comfortable bed and nice amenities and furnishings.
My one gripe with the hotel is that the customer service is absolutely horrible. The gentlemen that checked us in never once took the time to acknowledge us, he took my girlfriends id plopped it on the laptop screen typed on his computer with a I hate the world look on his face, We were off to or room without a enjoy your stay or welcome to New Orleans, After a night out on the town we called to ask for a late check out only to be quickly told that I would have to call back at seven am for a late check out, "most people who ask for a late checkout don't want to wake up at seven am to ask for a late check out only to go back to sleep" this gentlemen should have already known what the projected capacity was of the hotel and given me a simple yes or no answer. I did call the next day for a late check out at 9 30 am when I woke up and was told by the woman working the front desk "I already done given 20 late checkouts today cant give anymore". very rude and what angered me more was if she had given out 20 late checkouts then why did the person working the over night have the ability to give me one I will chalk that up to laziness. Such a same a hotel in a perfect location with such nice rooms can be spoiled by the customer service

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to complete a survey. Please accept our apology for any opportunity for improvement that you have. Please be assured that each opportunity will be addressed. We invite you back to our property to see our improvements

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I am a big fan of Marriott Hotels and this one is very nice and updated. The staff was very friendly and the hotel felt secure. The great part of this hotel is that it is walking distance to a lot of New Orleans sites. It is right across the street from Bourbon street. So after you have had a few you can just stumble on home. Will definitely come back here to party in New Orleans.

Room Tip: Get a high floor as the street noise and noise from the nightlife can be loud
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to post a comment. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and welcome you to come back.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We got two rooms with an outside view to St. Charles, one for the kids and another for my wife and me; the rooms are very clean, bright and have a modern feel to them, just like the Hotel pics available here.

The beds are great, the shower runs hot and strong and the air conditioner is very simple to use; these things are very important because you will walk a lot in the hot and humid July weather.

It is true what you read from other reviewers, the staff is very friendly and always available.

I would definitely return here.

Room Tip: There are rooms that do have an inner courtyard window; ask for rooms with a view.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thank you for staying with us and letting everyone know, what a great time you had staying with us. It's great that we could accommodate you and your family. We welcome you back. Consider, the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown near the French Quarter, your Big Easy, Home Away From Home!!!!!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Marriott properties typically provide consistency and good quality, but this room was really not great. All things considered, it was ok, but the only 'window' looked into the hallway, so we got zero sunlight. It had the effect of feeling like we were staying the the Courtyard's broom closet.

If you stay here, get an 'outside' room.

Room Tip: Get an 'outside' room (i.e. make sure you have a window to the outside world)
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thanks for staying with us. Your concerns have been noted. Please let us know when you plan to come back to New Orleans and we can explore more room options.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed at this hotel while visiting New Orleans for our anniversary in July. We picked this hotel because of the Marriott points we had accrued and could use, and because of the location to the area we wanted to explore. The hotel was good enough for this purpose - we were planning to be out and about most of the time anyway. Found the hotel staff to be friendly and helpful with good suggestions for food and other activities. An ongoing issue however was the musty smell upon returning to our room each time. Though the common areas smelled nice - some sort of fragrance - our room did not. Also, two times the housekeeping staff did not give us washcloths - the first time I just thought it was an oversight but then it happened again. Had to request some, which should not be the case. In addition, we got a wake-up call abruptly early one morning that we did not ask for (but once jolted awake we couldn't go back to sleep). And we asked for a late checkout, which we were accommodated with, but then we still got calls and knocks on the door anyway even though we had made this prearrangement. Still we had a great time and the walking and/or streetcar access to everything made the aforementioned issues worth our stay here. One tip while traveling in New Orleans: we are from the Pacific NW, so different climate and time zone. We found that doing early morning outings or excursions, then coming back midday to rest and clean up before going out again worked great. That way we could enjoy the local flavor till late and beat the daytime heat and humidity for the most part. Also, really enjoyed the jazz on Frenchman street.

Room Tip: My husband requested a room on the top floor away from the streetcar line so it would be quieter, an...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CY-Downtown New... F, Front Office Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Karen thank you for staying with us and taking the time to complete a survey regarding your stay. Please be advised that each opportunity that was listed in your comment is being addressed immediately. We appreciate your honesty in your feedback and we hope that during your next stay you notice our progression.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Great staff, good location. However, many rooms only have windows that are in a inner courtyard area with people walking and looking in your windows. So basically you can not have any privacy or see outside. It's like a little prison cell. I have 5 more days if this......can't recommend at all.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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CY-Downtown New... F, Manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott during your most recent stay in New Orleans. We do apologize for the inconvenience you received in regards to room location as they did not fit your needs.



We appreciate you taking the time to give feedback as it is critical to our success.

Thank you again!

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Address: 124 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-2506
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#67 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#74 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: £91 - £332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter 3*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality service and comfort come together at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter. Nested in the heart of the city, our hotel is within walking distance of popular attractions including Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. With a St. Charles Streetcar stop right outside our doors, we make it easy to access renowned sights including Audubon Nature Institute, home to a widely popular zoo and aquarium. Feel immersed in the city with the locally inspired decor featured in all rooms and suites. Complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs help you feel at home in The Big Easy. A scenic backdrop and private balcony are available in select accommodations. Visit The Bistro for breakfast and energizing Starbucks® drinks, then stop by in the evening for dinner and handcrafted cocktails. During downtime, work out in our fitness center. Jazz up travel plans and discover Cajun culture while at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter. ... more   less 
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