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Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Ranked #35 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We have stayed here twice now and have had a great stay each time. This is not a high end hotel, but a small local older hotel. Slightly shabby, but very comfortable with a lot of character that fits perfectly if you want something that reflects the character of the French Quarter. The rooms need to be updated but are comfortable just the same. The front desk staff are very friendly and so is the owner. We love the location for the activities that we do in the Quarter and are really quite pleased with Le Richelieu. A couple of things on my wish list would be with a coffee maker in the rooms or at least a free coffee urn in the restaurant downstairs. Every morning I had to got to the corner coffeehouse to buy a large coffee to wake up with. A continental breakfast would be nice too. This hotel is at the far end of the French Quarter and has plenty of amenities in the area, but is not in a busy/noisy part of town.

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

My husband and I stayed three nights at Le Richelieu in the French Quarter of New Orleans while attending the French Quarter Jazz Festival. We agree with the reviews that use the words "charming" and "quiet", and tt was an easy walk to anywhere in the French Quarter. The front desk staff is unfailingly cheerful, polite, and helpful. We liked the easy access to parking and the gated, secure parking area. However, it is not "charming" to have water up to your ankles in the shower because of slow drains. It is not "quaint" to have the cord for the coffee maker stretched across the sink to reach the only electrical outlet available. Our room was small, and the sink and refrigerator and a disconnected stove were built into what was obviously once a closet, so we had to slide the closet doors back and forth to make and pour coffee, then slide again to get cream out of the refrigerator. The lobby and hallways are clean but need updating. The bathroom definitely needs updating. And each night, we fought the bottom sheet coming off of the bed; thick mattresses need bigger sheets or better bed-making techniques. We had to unplug the in-room alarm clock to have an outlet to charge our laptop and cell phones.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Corbin, Kentucky
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed here during the NCAA 2012 Final Four, a total of 7 nights. We had no promblem getting to the Superdome, but we could not get a taxis back if our life depended on it (and after you have walked 20 min.in the pouring rain you feel like it did). You can ride the Streetcars part of the way, but the one that goes to the Frenchmarket closes between 9pm and 10pm. Well enough of that the hotel itself is old, but clean. We had a lower level room , which had a little musty smell when it rained. The room was just a regural small old hotel room. There was a mini refrigerator in the closet, it also had a I phone changer, a hair dryer, and a small flat screen tv in the room. I have to say that it was a little noisy escpecially in the morning. They are alway working on sometime outside and the walls are not as thich as otherwise stated by other reviews.(that includes the interior walls).They do have free coffee in the restrurant. You have to get it yourself. We did eat breakfast there 2 times it is ok, but nothing special. They close the restruant at 2pm, but the bar stays open until 12am I think. The swimming poool is very small and I only seen one family using it. This was our first trip to NOLA and I guess for the money this was a good place to stay. I do think if I go back I would look at other places, especially if I was going to a event at the Superdome.

Room Tip: Try to stay on the top floor if you can. I hope you have better luck than us.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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St Louis MO
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Stayed in the King Suite. Roomy, clean, lots of storage and quiet. Dated? Yes but that is part of the charm! Staff is very friendly. The location is prime if you are more interested in the quiet side of NOLA. Frenchmen Street is just a couple blocks away as is the open air market and numerous places to eat. You cant go wrong with this place!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Hotel Le Richelieu in the French Quarter is a charming hotel in a historic building and is quite close to Bourbon St. , restaurants, shops, and places of historic interest such as Jackson Square. It is located on a quiet block and was very pleasant to stay there. The staff could not have been more helpful. Keys are still returned to the front desk when you leave the hotel. I enjoyed staying in my room with two double beds and a balcony. A few suggestions for improvement : bathroom could use some updating, better lighting would help. I would like a coffee maker in the room at least for hot water. A safe in the room would have been convenient.

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Very nice old place, nothing fancy but all the essentials. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful with tours and such .NIce walk to French Quarter, Bourbon St and Riverwalk shopping. Highly recommend.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

This lovely small hotel combines atmosphere of bed and breakfast with services of a hotel. Located in the quiet section of the French Quarter, I was within easy walking distance of delicious bakeries, great restaurants, art galleries and shopping. The rooms were decently priced and well furnished. My bathroom could have used an update, but it wasn't a big deal. I stayed four nights in a one bedroom suite and thought it was well worth it. A great way to stay comfortably in the French Quarter and avoid big hotel crowds and prices.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Address: 1234 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2507
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#43 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#54 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Richelieu in the French Quarter 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Richelieu is a small hotel, 87 rooms, located in the historic French Quarter. We have a cafe & bar which overlook our courtyard & swimming pool area. Our in-room amenities include private baths, satellite television, refrigerator, telephone with Free Wireless Internet, Free local calls, hairdryer, iron & full-size ironing board. We also feature Secure, Self Parking On Premises for a fee. ... more   less 
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