My wife and I stayed here in December 2010 - sorry for delayed review. We were stunned by our downstairs room - spacious (HUGE!) with a rear door to the poool and spa. The kitchen was massive - "home size" with everything. We had a seperate bedroom with full size bath and HEAPS of space. The TV was huge too although we only watched it sparingly - we were in NOLA - no time for TV. The location was great for us because we were after REAL NOLA not just tourist central. This area gave us a true feeling of being in the New Orleans we wanted to experience. The Marigny district is tropical, ecclectic, funky, soulful and a bit zany. It features ample eateries and bars so you could spend a night or two just in this street! We always felt totally safe even though we would do bars and music venues until LATE and walk home. It's an easy enough walk to Bourbon Street and an easier walk to some of NOLA's finest day and night areas of interest. We did tours and they all collected at our doorstep. I really rate the location. I wouldn't want to be in New Orleans and feel like I was in any city anywhere - this is New Orleans! I cannot comment highly enough about the management and staff here - they were SUPER. Example: we were held over in Chicago missing our 1st nights booked accommodation. We contacted the manager Gerrard and he said he would consider refunding us. On the day we left I asked again - the next day the refund was back in our bank! AWESOME. Please do get to know Kelley if you are into really lovely people or if you want to know ANYTHING about the jazz/blues scene in NOLA. She is jazz/blues royalty and knows everything and everyone. This very dear lady even organised for us to attend a special performance at Palm Court knowing we would love the place and the music. She joined us for a cocktail and became a friend! NOLA LOVES people coming down and visiting and supporting the local economy. We felt it everywhere and made us so happy we could be appreciated for spending some tourist dollars. I point out this is not a new establishment - it shows signs of age, wear and tear and former glory days but it's the bomb! It was very inexpensive when we stayed - the people here made it even better. As a humorous aside - my wife would caution about drinking a hand grenade - be in good company if you do and drink v-e-r-y slowly - it's a bomb too! We will be back and we will stay here -and my wife will NOT drink a hand grenade! enjoy NOLA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Festiva Hospitality Group is proud to introduce its very own Frenchmen Orleans. Within walking distance of all the world-famous French Quarter attractions and the newly acclaimed cultural and arts district of Frenchmen Street, the Frenchmen Orleans is as close to the action of New Orleans as you can be! Whether you’re there for shopping, history, architecture, music, art, sightseeing or Mardi Gras, the Frenchmen Orleans is the perfect home base for a stay in the Big Easy for any interest and age group.After a busy day enjoying the sights and sounds of the city you may wish to take advantage of the Frenchmen Orleans’ private courtyard, pool and spa; or perhaps you want to enjoy a quiet evening inside preparing a meal in your fully equipped kitchen. Regardless, our staff is committed to your comfort and convenience during your stay.Connect with Festiva Hospitality Group on the major social networking sites. Festiva is very active on following and updating new and information so you will never lose track of events and specials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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