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Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Ranked #31 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Edgewater, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Perfect French Quarter Stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Le Richelieu delivered exactly the feel and atmosphere I was looking to experience in New Orleans. It is a nice, clean, well-maintained hotel with hints of quality, older and unique furnishings that show its history in the city. You get the wonderful experience of a good night sleep in a safe and comfortable place, without the standard Marriott / Hilton name brand and more of that quaint, southern feel you are looking for. It is perfectly situated 2 blocks south from Bourbon, 1 block over from Frenchmen, and 3 blocks north of Decatur Street and the French Market. Ask for a room with a Balcony, and just watch the amazing people and horse drawn carriages go by, while having a beautiful view of the architecture and unique but consistent houses. We didn't eat at the Hotel, but it looked great and the pool was well kept and beautiful.

New Orleans is a must in and of itself, but staying here just makes the trip that much more worth it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The hotel is situated a 7 minute walk from the end of Bourbon St, and very safe walking in the area at 2am. No noise what-so-ever from the entertainment strip. Rooms are good, bed is very good and all is clean. No noise from the A/C and could not hear the elevator at night.The staff where always on hand with good and courteous assistance, and the breakfast good at $16. Tried to find a better place for breakfast but there was none.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is a very cute hotel that definitely fits in with the style of the French Quarter. We were a little disappointed by the size of the room when we first checked in, especially the shower and tub (my husband is 6'3") but it was clean and quiet so that was really all we cared about. The cafe is good for breakfast bu it closes at 2 so be prepared to go out to eat dinner. The wireless internet was a bit of a joke : the signal didn't reach as far as the bed so we had to sit on the floor outside the bathroom. The morning person on the front desk (she has a wrist brace) was great; super helpful and knowledgeable but the one in the evenings (dyed blonde hair) was utterly useless. Overall, our stay was good. The hotel is in a good location to get where you want to go but not so close to Bourbon that you hear everything going on there at night.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mobile, Alabama
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Have stayed there 15+ times in the last 5 years. Hotel continues to have true French Quarter charm and convenience. Yes it has its quirks (Like 4 th floor garret rooms that slope like you are on a ship!) But we love it. Parking is easy, access is easy, close enough to walk everywhere, Staff is always helpful, small but good restaurant & bar. This is still the real "old quarter" feel. You still your our key at the desk when you leave!

SO if you value charm & over bling, skip the W & stay here. With the $ you save you can walk 200 yds to Stella and REALLY enjoy the quarter

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Paducah, KY
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

All the other reviews pretty much cover the location, rooms sizes, restaurant, bar, etc. I'm 72 and have some problems with mobility. The parking lot was the wining factor for me. I just can't walk more than a few blocks so I used the car a lot. It was so handy to just walk out the back of the hotel and there was my car setting in a handicap spot. I didn't have to wait for anyone to go get my car, I parked it myself, and really enjoyed that convenience. The on negative for my was I didn't have anything to grab getting in and out of the shower. Next time I'll ask for a handicap room and that should solve that little problem. Anyway the stay was great. Anyone expecting a five star hotel should look elsewhere, this is an very old French quarter building.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Located in the French quarter, this hotel was close enough to the action, but just far enough from the centre to be quiet. It was aslo clise to the Frenchmen Street jazz scene. The room we had was a suite and was very good value for the money.

Just 2 negatives; the wifi in our room was painstakingly sliow and the staff member on our arrival in the evening kept us waiting without really acknowledging us, and once attending to us was easily distracted by others. She could have been a bit more professional.

Room Tip: Since the wifi was good in the lobby, get a room closer to the lobby
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We went there with my hubby and stayed next to the Paul McCartney suite, its charming and old house, very romantic. We mainly loved the staff and the bar downstairs. If you visit New Orleans it's a great place to stay and a small walk to the main attractions, I strongly recommend that hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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