My family and I resided at the historic Hotel Monteleone New Orleans in late May. The hotel is located within the heart of the French Quarter (Vieux Carre’) on the suitably named Royal Street. It is also two blocks from the CBD which as a Banker made it easy to visit our main office while in town. The hotel is also within steps of the best shopping and dining money can afford.
It has been a few years since our last stay at the Monteleone but as soon as we drove into valet parking a wonderful gentleman named Mr. Earl gave us our first impression of our upcoming hotel stay. As a professional Valet at the Monteleone for over 45+ years, Mr. Earl has a PHD in hospitality, He warmly greeted all of us in true southern fashion, asked to assist us with luggage, inquired of our planned stay and said upon our check out he would personally have our car ready and waiting without having to call. This specialized, personally dedicated service surprised me because this is a large hotel and with hundreds of guest coming and going on a daily basis, I could not see how anyone could remember such a personalized offering.
Upon entering the beautiful lobby, our registration was flawless with personable and friendly service from the ladies at the front desk. They assisted us with all we requested and even remembered our names throughout our stay. My 6 year old son Landon loved the special attention they gave to him while answering his unending questions.
Our room on the 14th floor had the most wonderful views of the Vieux Carre’ and the famous Crescent of the Mississippi River. My son and my God Child watched ocean going cargo ships, cruise ships, paddle wheelers and tugs ply the rapidly flowing mighty Mississippi for hours. The 14th floor also gave my God Child Madison a fun time reading online about special guest that may pop in without warning. The hotel is known to have several ghostly guests that have never checked out. Maurice, the 3 year old little boy that perished in an accident on a New Orleans street while residing at the Monteleone with his parents provided days and nights of conversation.
The Hotel Monteleone is one of the finest historic hotels in New Orleans and having resided at other historic hotels in New orleans over the years, it was nice coming back to the Monteleone for that specialized five star guest service.
As a special foot note, while checking out on the Sunday, our car was in the spot and ready without prior notice just like Mr. Earl had promised several days earlier. This special gesture of service from Mr. Earl made us feel like we were the only guest he had.
The Williams Family
- 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