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“Great Location, A Little Tired”

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The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Ranked #82 of 163 Hotels in New Orleans
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Location, A Little Tired”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Westin is in a great location, walking distance to the French Qtr, next to a mall and casino, right on the Mississippi. The hotel is a bit of a faded grande dame, however. Stains on the room's wallpaper, torn sheets (see pic), and funky shower faucets bring it down a few notches. That, and the supremely overpriced hotel restaurant (with mediocre food and $5 for a cup of house coffee) prohibit me from raving. Still, you could do worse. Or better ;)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Hello and thank you for visiting us at Westin New Orleans. We apologize for the disappointing conditions you experienced during your recent stay with us. We will certainly be sharing your comments with our Housekeeping and Food & Beverage Teams to improve our service for future guests. In terms of the wear and tear you noticed, we are working on all of the areas you've mentioned and have already modernized several areas of the property including our Westin Workout facility, replacing all of the carpet in the guest corridors and public areas, and our exciting lobby re-design. We appreciate your review and hope to welcome you back on your next visit to New Orleans!

Thank you,
Matthew Mickal
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The location is perfect for walking to all the tourists attractions (Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, River walk, etc.). The facility is very modern and the room is spacious with very nice view of the river (if you could get a room on that side). Walk over to the Drago's Seafood restaurant (inside the Hilton) for a wonderful charbroiled oyster dinner.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Matthew M, Manager at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Thanks for the nice review and in visiting us at Westin New Orleans! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and in our unique city. We hope to see you again on your next trip to New Orleans!

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Matthew Mickal
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

We recently stayed at the Westin Canal Place for two days. We have stayed in the following New Orleans: Hilton Riverside, Monteolone, Astor Crowne Plaza, Loews, Royal Sonesta, Provincial and Sheraton. I would rate the Westin near or at the top of the list of those hotels.

We arrived around 2pm and valet parked. Efficient valet although a bit pricy at around $40/night. You can self park for cheaper right by hotel.

The lobby is on the 11th floor and you have to either take glass elevators in Canal Place Mall or elevators by valet parking. The lobby is awesome and has what I consider easily the best view of the river and French Quarter than any hotel in New Orleans. Some people complain about having to use two separate elevator banks and I can understand where that might be an issue during a crowded period. We had zero issues with the elevators.

Check in was efficient and room was not ready. I gave my cell number and they called me about fifteen minutes after checking in and the room was ready. I had booked a French Quarter Suite and I got room 2909, which is on the top floor (Starwood Preferred Guest Floor).

The suite was huge at about 1200 ft2. The king bedroom is a standard Deluxe room but the adjoining parlor was just incredily huge. The view was this floor was just flat out awesome. If view is important then look no further. The room was spotless and this suite has one full bath and one half bath. The half bath connects to the parlor.

We used a rollaway bed since this suite has no sofa bed and the mattress on the rollaway bed was nice pillotop mattress. We order room service breakfast twice and the breakfast was one of the best in New Orleans in my opinion. Never waited more than 15 minutes for breakfast.

The toilets in the bathroom are water savers so they flush slow. Water pressure is about average. The pool is on the roof and you have to climb up stairs to get there. The view on the roof was incredible.

This Westin hotel is now on the top of my New Orleans list and I would not hesitate to recommend to my friends and family.

This is a pet friendly hotel but we did not bring our small dog. Unlike the Loews, where dogs are restricted to one particular floor, you can have a dog in whatever room you want at the Westin.

Excellant stay here!

Room Tip: Choose river view or French Quarter view, you will not be disappointed!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Was there for medical conference. Hotel seems out of the way at first as it is not on a Main Street, but then you realize it is perfectly fit in between the convention center, casino, and French Quarter. Rooms were average for a Westin. Doorman was awesome at check-in and each time I was headed out. Rest of staff was so-so. Very small business center. Nice view of water from main lobby.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We were in New Orleans for a conference recently and stayed at the Westin Canal Place. If you want a nice quiet spot away from the chaos, but still within convenient walking distance to the sights of New Orleans, this is it! It is nestled right on the Mississippi (our room had a great view!) and sits above an upscale shopping mall (very very convenient!). The staff is helpful and friendly and the rooms in pretty good shape. It is what you would expect from a Westin, which is a good thing. The internet was a bit slow at times, but adequate for our needs. Most touristy areas and the convention center are a quick walk away, including the famous French Quarter and street cars. There are many great restaurants within walking distance (two amazing places: Restaurant August and Domenica). Taxis are easy to catch with the help of the great valet staff. Overall, we were very pleased with our decision to stay here and definitely would again.

Room Tip: If possible, ask for one facing the Mississippi. Ours had a great view of the river and the French...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Hudson, Florida
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Second time staying at this Westin and like before the service was outstanding. A big shout out to Sherisa and Carla Simmons, who stood out. Upon check in we had a room on the 27th floor with a few of the river. The room was at the end of the hall which I had requested and I must say the maid service was one the best I have encountered. The doorman always opened the door. As far as the 2 elevator thing that was not a problem for me. Just use the Iberville elevators to avoid the people shopping in the mall. Will definitely stay here again. Very close to all the attractions and restaurants. More importantly always felt safe.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a view, women especially likes that kind of thing
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Views of the Mississippi from my room on the 26th floor were fabulous, the room was clean, and the staff members were pleasant and helpful. Still, as a whole, this Westin is a litte old and a bit off. In-house dining choices are meager. The Internet is frustratingly slow and balky, requiring time consuming sign-up several times a day. Not good at all if you're on business. Hotel access, especially through the parking lot, is awkward, requiring two sets of elevators. But the hotel's location is excellent. A small luxury mall occupies the lower levels, and walking to the famed French Quarter or the convention center takes less than ten minutes. The casino, right across the street on Canal, has a surprisingly nice deli close to the entrance, so you don't have to breathe the smoky air for too long as you order. And that's my point about this low-end Westin. You need to go to the Casino to get a decent sandwich.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Address: 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130-1106
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#52 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#61 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin New Orleans Canal Place 4*
Number of rooms: 437
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place is perched high above the city on the upper floors of Canal Place, which also features upscale retail such as Saks Fifth Avenue, LuluLemon, and Tiffany & Co. Guests enjoy spectacular views of the river and French Quarter from our lobby, River 127 restaurant, guestrooms, and meeting spaces in a relaxing environment where they experience our Six Pillars of Well-Being. ... more   less 
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