First of all, I want to thank the amazing staff of the Melrose Mansion for helping to make our stay in New Orleans so amazing! We ended up getting "stuck" in the freeze for an extra day and the staff was so helpful and accommodating in letting us stay an extra night at a great rate.
The Melrose Mansion is an awesome, restored mansion that is super clean and updated. The lobby is comfortable but modern, and the rooms are very nice. We stayed in a Master Suite, which is really just a very large room with some antique furniture. I feel like we were probably in one of the least desirable rooms, simply because the windows opened up onto a wall, so no real sunlight or view, and the room was a little sparsely furnished, with somewhat uncomfortable antique chairs and no real sitting options other than the bed. BUT the room was large, the TV was great, and the bed was SUPER comfortable. We lounged in that bed a LOT. The bathroom was gorgeous, but the shower leaked all over the floor (maybe invest in some way to seal the door?). We had requested a king-size bed, so it may have been that this was one of the few rooms with a king, but we got some peeks into other rooms in the same building (the Napoleon rooms) and they did look a bit nicer. The rooms in the main mansion also looks super cool. We definitely want to come back and stay in one of the more modern rooms.
The location of this place is incredible if you want to be close to everything without feeling over-Bourbon-y and if you enjoy music and Frenchmen St. We could easily walk into the Quarter, but Frenchmen St was also just a few blocks away. We went on a 6-night streak of seeing live music! There are great smaller spots to eat over in that area as well. The Ruby Slipper on Burgundy has great breakfast.
I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a quieter boutique-y hotel close to Frenchmen Street but also easily walkable into the French Quarter. If you are looking for a Bourbon Street party hotel, this isn't exactly the place for you. It's also great that there are suite options. I am telling my friends and family about this place for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Melrose Mansion has completed 100% renovations of all suites as of September 2011. We are here to serve you and ensure that your stay with the Melrose Mansion is a wonderful experience! The Melrose is an all-suite luxury, boutique courtyard mansion with large French windows, roomy balcony with finger lace ironwork and pillared verandas. A grand staircase takes guests to their rooms, each decorated with one-of-a-kind antique furnishings, artwork and fine architectural details. The popular Donecio Suite has been called "the most romantic bedroom in New Orleans" and is a favorite with honeymooners.Just steps away from Bourbon Street, the Melrose Mansion sits on the edge of the French Quarter on historic Esplanade Avenue and features the one of the largest swimming pools in the French Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melrose Mansion Hotel New Orleans