My husband and I have stayed at the Monteleone during Christmas holidays for the past several years. On the whole, the hotel is lovely - the Carousel Bar is a big hit with tourists, and it's on Royal St. in the heart of the French Quarter. We came in on Christmas Eve, and since I requested early upon reservation a few months prior, a check-in early after our long road trip from Chicago, they had a room available for us, which was great.
It is an older hotel, so the rooms are smaller than your modern, more expensive hotels, but they are nicely furnished, with Keurig coffee machines in the rooms now instead of the more traditional small coffee makers, which was a nice touch.
This hotel allows dogs - $100 non-refundable deposit, plus $25/day. Kind of the norm for most nicer hotels allowing dogs
There is a designated dog floor on the 3rd floor. Our old dog stayed here, and our current dog got his first Christmas here. IF needed, they can provide a water/food bowl upon request (we had our own stuff, so didn't need it). Not every hotel in the French Quarter is dog-friendly, or if they are, there is a weight limit, usually on the very small always get attention from other visitors staying there.
There is an exercise room on the 16th floor, with an outdoor heated pool overlooking Decatur St. and the Mississsippi River, which is nice. The exercise room is small, with several elliptical machines, some treadmills and weight machines. The weight machines were a bit awkward for me (different from the ones used in my gym back home), but the LifeFitness treadmill was great.
Location is great, close to all things in the quarter. They do have valet parking at $35/day, and since we drove to visit family nearby, it was good to have that option, albeit pricey (but the norm for the Quarter), but then again, parking is at a real premium in the Quarter, so indoor parking is a good thing.
We will be staying there again when we come back in '15, and plan to do so whenever we travel with our dog. Service is great, and friendly too. Highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteleone Hotel New Orleans
- Monteleone New Orleans