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Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Ranked #9 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Uxbridge, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Mardi Gras 2013”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This was my first visit to New Orleans so obviously first trip to Mardi Gras. We stayed at the Bourbon and it was absolutely fantastic. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly. The valet parking was a little expensive, however, it seems to be the norm. Everything is within walking distance so unless you want to go outside of the French Quarter, you never have to take your car out until you leave. The only complaint I would have about the Bourbon is their security ... when you check into the hotel they give you a wristband which you have to show to the front door staff when you come back to the hotel (no problem with that), however, if you go into the bar from Bourbon Street, you can walk right through the bar and into the hotel without anyone checking for a wristband. We addressed this issue to the front door staff and they just kind of looked at us like we were nuts! Other then that ... hotel was awesome and would definitely stay again (hopefully Mardi Gras 2014)

Room Tip: We had a pool view room, very quiet and did not hear any street noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for your positive review regarding your stay at our hotel during Mardi Gras 2013. As you mentioned, we are located in the heart of the French Quarter which puts our guests in the perfect location to observe all the excitement and activity surrounding the biggest free party on earth! We have looked into the issue you mentioned about the door security from the bar and this will be handled differently next year. We look forward to having you as our guest in the future!
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The Bourbon Orleans is one of the Gem's in the French Quarter. Centrally located for ease of foot exploration and professionally staffed to accommodate any need. Having frequented the Bourbon Orleans prior to its renovations I was amazed to see the investment this French Quarter beauty has undergone. I would highly recommend the Bourbon Orleans to anyone.

Room Tip: All King Rooms have marble walk in showers.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you so much for writing a great review of our hotel! As you mentioned, we are located in the "heart" of the French Quarter which makes us the perfect location to walk to all the area has to offer. Having been a guest of the hotel prior to our recent renovations, I am happy you are pleased with the "new look" and modern amenities we provide while keeping the Historic Charm of our French Quarter Treasure. I look forward to having you back as our guest the next time you are in town!
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Bourbon Orleans. It was central to our ventures out into the French Quarter. We were able to walk to nearly all of our destinations. Very nice hotel. Friendly staff, and the breakfast was very filling.

Room Tip: We did not opt for the balcony view overlooking Bourbon Street, but it is available for those that w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review about your recent stay at our hotel. Located in the Heart of the French Quarter, we are indeed the ideal location making us walkable to all the shopping, dining and nightlife that makes this area of the city special. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to having you back as our guest in the future!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

At one point I was caught off guard by the front desk greetings even while waiting on other guest....Nice touch. From the bell person to house keeping everyone made me smile. Perfect location, perfect rooms, perfect service. If you need a king size bed and like the use of the pool, try for room 120. The room has french doors that open up to the pool! A+

Although this hotel is on the busiest street in the french quarters, once inside is like being far away. Thanks for your hospitality!

Room Tip: Room 120 inside away from Bourbon st, and opens up to the pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
I am so happy to hear your stay at our hotel was "Perfect"! Thanks so much for the great compliments about our hotel and our staff, which I will certainly pass on to each of them. We look forward to having you back as our guest when your travels return you to the Big Easy!
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Mason,
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My husband and I went to New Orleans to check out the haunted locations and take in the historic attractions. The Bourbon Orleans was in close walking distance of the major cemeteries, historic places, shops and more than a handful of the haunted buildings. To make it even better, Bourbon Orleans has some haunting legends with it and we were able to explore and stay in the area of the haunting. The room was quiet-we were not awakened by slamming doors or outside sources. The pool was great and the accommodations luxurious. The staff went out of their way to make our visit effortless. The rooms were clean and the bed extremely comfortable. I was able to connect to the internet at a high speed. While we were in the vicinity, we looked at several other hotels and were so happy we booked Bourbon Orleans. We got a great deal for the money. I was very happy with the included breakfast. They were able to accommodate a very strict no oil diet that I am on and it was large and absolutely delicious. This hotel is a fantastic location, accommodating and they had historical information with their ghost stories that made them so much more credible than the other hotels that seemed afraid to let folks know they had some sort of haunting. Definitely recommend this to history buffs and ghost hunters.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you so much for the GREAT review about your recent stay at our hotel! As you mentioned, we are located in the heart of the French Quarter making us walkable to everything that makes this area of New Orleans so special. I am happy you enjoyed your visit to our "Haunted" Hotel and found our History and Legends both exciting and informative. We would appreciate having you back as our guest the next time you are in New Orleans. Who knows...you just might have a visit from one of our "nocturnal residents"!
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

From the moment of arrival at the Bourbon Orleans, to the time of departure, our trip was perfect. The hotel was easy to find.Perfect location! We had the valet parking which couldnt have been easier. Walking in to the hotel we knew right away that we had decided on a hotel that would make sure our trip was perfect. The lobby was beautiful. The people at the desk at check in were really on spot! Our rooms were not quite ready due to it being before check in time, so we had a voucher for a free coctail at the Bourbon O hotel bar. We enjoyed the cocktail and soon after the roooms were ready. We had a total of 4 rooms and all of them were perfect. Clean, appointed well and quiet. Our balcony served as a lot of fun watching the street life below. Our complimentary breakfasts in the hotel restaurant were delicious. The service was great. We hated leaving. We are planning another trip in May of 2014. Well worth the money, for sure!!

Room Tip: We had rooms facing Orleans St.on the 5th floor with a petite balcony. Loved it!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
I am so happy to hear you had a GREAT Birthday Trip and you and your friends enjoyed your stay at our hotel!! Located in the Heart of the French Quarter, you are in the perfect location to enjoy all the area has to offer. From the best in Dining, Shopping, Attractions and Nightlife, you are literally steps away for all the action and excitement. Our recent renovations, provides our guests with the latest in modern amenities while keeping the beauty and charm of our Historic Hotel. Of course, there is nothing better than enjoying the “sights and sounds” of the streets below while sipping a refreshing cocktail from our bar on your private balcony with good friends. We look forward to your return next May!
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Denton, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

My husband and I recently took our first trip to New Orleans. The Bourbon Orleans Hotel was like heaven on earth! The staff went out of their way to make our stay as wonderful as possible. Very clean. Beautiful balcony views. Wow! I can't say enough about the valet staff... Ricky, Louis, and Mario were so helpful and friendly! We plan on returning to this hotel as often as possible!

Room Tip: You can't pick a bad room!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BourbonOrleansHotel, General Manager at Bourbon Orleans Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for the great review and for selecting our hotel for your first trip to New Orleans. With so many hotel choices available in the French Quarter, I am so happy you chose us for your lodging needs. Our balcony rooms offer fantastic views of the area where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the streets below. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our Valet Staff. We look forward to having you back as our guest the next time you are in town!
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Property: Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Address: 717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3189
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#6 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#7 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bourbon Orleans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a place where old world charm meets new world luxury. Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans New Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. Its central New Orleans location, just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, means you're never far from the best the city has to offer-from upscale shopping on Royal Street, to the local artists and performers of Jackson Square, to all of the restaurants, galleries and nightlife in between. ... more   less 
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