The Hotel Monteleone is an impressive old historic hotel that is upscale but not stuffy, and somehow has a coziness to it. The staff was very friendly and helpful (yes, they could be one without the other). The rooms are small but nice, which is typical of many old hotels in the Quarter. The rooftop pool was also nice and toasty warm which was great for mid to late March.
It is also in a great location right on the entrance/edge of the French Quarter, depending on how you look at it. It is on Royal, which is St. Charles Ave. on the other side of Canal St., and St. Charles is the avenue that the streetcar travels down.
The only disappointment was that we did not get to meet Maurice… the ghost that lives on the 14th floor… there is no 13th floor. We had a lovely and entertaining conversation with the very friendly and helpful Mr. Percy C. regarding Maurice the ghost. Percy also managed to make the last few hours of our stay in New Orleans special by finding us a very tasty, and still open bakery, and figuring out a way for us to be able to stay a few extra hours. Thanks Percy.More