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Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel
Ranked #62 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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9 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

The Pere Marquette is a stylish hotel in the Central Business District, close to the French Quarter but so much quieter. I was able to score a very favorable rate for this hotel via Priceline and felt very smug about the elegance, convenience and comfort of this hotel for less than I've paid to stay in EconoLodges off the interstate. The room, while moderately sized, had everything we needed (flat screen TV, beautiful bath, comfortable beds). Took a refreshing dip in the small outdoor pool. Enjoyed a Sazerac at the bar one night before dinner. Within a block were convenience stores, two streetcar lines, and several nice restaurants. A block further and you're in the French Quarter. I'm a pretty low-maintenance traveler, so my interactions with hotel staff were limited but pleasant. New Orleans has so many choices for hotels; I've been five times and tried somewhere new on each visit. The Pere Marquette is one definitely one I'd go back to.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We only stayed here for one night before moving to to the Omni Royal, where we usually stay. We booked the room on priceline for cheap. The hotel lobby and bar were beautiful and comfy. The staff at front desk, bar and restaurant were all exceptional. The room was nice and the bed comfortable. I am always surprised when people complain about small rooms in an old hotel, thats the way they were built, and should be expected.
Best part of hotel is location. Off Canal street, so close to business, streetcar and necessities, but barely 2 blocks to Bourbon St action. Very nice place and we may consider staying here for our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

The hotel is very upscale. The valets were very nice. The lobby is very stylish and elegant. The room was a bit small, but on par for a hotel in the city. It was decorated in a contemporary fashion. We asked for a corner room, which had windows on 2 walls, and a great view, even though it was of the street and other buildings, I still loved it. :) Amenities include a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge and a safe. That's it. The bathroom was decorated nicely, and a pretty good size, and the water pressure was average.
The location is great for tourists. It's a block off of Canal Street, and about 2 blocks from Bourbon Street. Easy walking distance to the French Quarter.
Now for the negatives.
Parking is $29+tax per day, and you have to tip the valets. Keep that in mind if you get a good deal like we did (Thanks, Priceline!).
The employees (excluding the valets) seemed disinterested and bored. My son fell in the lobby and cut his face pretty bad. Only one employee came up and asked how he was, even though a child was screaming and bleeding. There was no offer to call 911 or give us directions to an urgent care place. We, frantic parents, did it ourselves, as the employees stared at the sky.
We didn't swim, but got a look at the pool, it seemed kinda tiny. That being said, the hotel is in the middle of the Central Business District, and probably geared toward business travelers, not families.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room, they have more windows and are a bit bigger. Also ask for a higher floor room...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

I have been a Marriott frequent customer for years and as such expect all of their properties to have the same quality standards in place. My New Orleans trip was a short one and during the Final Four weekend. The Pere Marquette is located just a few blocks from Canal St, Bourbon St., Harrah's casino, and some of the best restuarants in the country. The room was beautiful and in typical Marriott style had luxious comfortable beds. The bar/lounge area was great and the bartender went above and beyond to make us feel at home. The service was excellent. Everyone from the Valet parking staff to the conceierge workers was extremely helpful and courteous. It's a beautiful property with a lot of local history. Ask them how they got the name, "Pere Marquette" it's a great story.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Marin County, CA
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

This was my second stay at this property. After two sub-par stays in other hotels earlier in the week I was looking forward to my stay at the Pere Marquette. I wasn't disappointed. My room was a little smaller than the previous stay, but everything was very clean and comfortable. Lots of outlets for all of your electronic devices. The bathroom is a better-than-average size, the beds comfortable and the fitness center more than adequate. It did take awhile for them to retrieve our rental car at 5a and the call was placed 10-15 min. prior to our departure. Very short walk to the French Quarter. I look forward to staying here again on my next trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 30 March 2012 via mobile

After more than six years experience with this property, I will never book another night. They lost a rental car yesterday. Yes. Lost it by giving the car to another guest. The Concierge Lounge was poorly staffed with the wine locked up. Errors in room arrangements. This is not a typical Marriott property and should be avoided.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Our group traveled to NO for St. Pat's Day, and stayed at the Pere Marquette. The location was excellent- a short walk to Bourbon Street, but quiet. Room was clean, comfortable and a good value. Restaurant downstairs was excellent, and Starbucks in lobby convenient. The staff was helpful and friendly. Absolutely no complaints. Bath was white marble and nice size.
The pool was quite small, but that wasn't an issue for us. We were on 10th floor while our friends were on 8 and 5.

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Property: Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel
Address: 817 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70112-2307
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 Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#45 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#60 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#61 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capture the incomparable spirit of New Orleans with a big, easy stay at Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel. Set in the heart of the legendary French Quarter, our boutique New Orleans hotel provides a one-of-a-kind experience with floors and conference rooms named for jazz greats. Modern amenities seamlessly blend with the splendor of our mid-1920s building. Relax in style in well-appointed rooms boasting photography from local artists. A state-of-the-art conference center provides nearly 7,000 square feet of sophisticated New Orleans business and conference space to keep professionals on task and productive. We're also an ideal choice for a New Orleans wedding reception with onsite planners ready to assist! Break a sweat in the fitness center, or take it easy in our stylish lounge. Let us help you create lasting memories and extraordinary experiences during your stay at our boutique New Orleans hotel. ... more   less 
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