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“In the heart of the French Quarter”
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Hotel Mazarin
Ranked #7 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Mazarin for 2 nights in February. The hotel's location is excellent, especially if you like to see everything the French Quarter has to offer by walking. This hotel allows you the opportunity to do just that. We were given a room on the 5th floor (515) and it was beautiful and overlooked the courtyard. The room was large, with tile floor throughout, double pedestal sinks in the bathroom, a large flat screen television, lots of closet space and a very comfortable king size bed. Even a couple of bath robes. Only off site valet parking is available, which I thought was be a tad expensive, but maybe not for New Orleans. There are in and out privileges and wait time is not to bad. The complimentary breakfast was one of the finest "complimentary" breakfasts I have had, anywhere in the world. A breakfast tip. Sit down at a table upon arrival, do not walk up to the buffet, and you will be served at your table freshly made omelettes or delicious pancakes. They have bowls of fresh fruit available which goes wonderful with the pancakes. The staff, from the front desk personnel, Joe the valet, and all the staff in the breakfast room greet everyone with a smile and an offer to assist. Its a wonderful place to stay and will now become our place to stay when visiting New Orleans.

Room Tip: During the cooler and rainy months, a tarp is placed over the open courtyard to protect guests in th...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

A boutique type hotel just a 1/2 block from Bourboun Street - Hotel Mazarin is in the midst of it all. There is a cool relaxing courtyard that feels very European. The rooms are very nice and clean. The beds very comfortable. The staff are friendly. We walked to everything - St Charles street car is a few blocks, Royal Street is 1/2 block, Decatur Street is 4 blocks, Jackson Square is 6 blocks. We loved it!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank MarciMo
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

This was a 2-day post-cruise stay. We had selected the Mazarin originally based on its location - we wanted to be in the heart of the French Quarter. We were not disappointed. The hotel has a European style flavor. The room was well appointed and extremely roomy. The food at the breakfast buffet was of excellent quality. The staff was very helpful directing us to great eateries in the area. We definitely would recommend this place to our friends and will return if we find ourselves again in N.O.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We spent a week as a couple pre cruise at the Mazarin. Last year we stayed at the sister hotel, Le Marais and were disappointed to find that they had no availability for our dates this year, so the Mazarin was our second choice. We were a bit worried because ot its very close proximity to Bourbon Street, but with an interior, courtyard facing room we were only disturbed by a very loud group of people on one night - my guess is that they were in Patrick's Wine bar and were drinking in the Courtyard.
Having stayed in a number of hotels in the USA and plenty elsewhere I cannot understand the negative comments about the breakfast buffet. It was fresh, regularly replenished and included everything from whole and prepared fruit and yoghurts to a wide variety of pastries and breads, a selection of juices, tea and coffees and a hot selection. More than adequate in our view and the servers were polite and responsive to guests needs.
We were upgraded to a superior King Room so had plenty of space, which was just as well as for two days we were virtually hotel bound having arrived just before the ice storm paralysed the city for two days closing most of the restaurants, clubs and shops and halting the street cars. The front desk could not have been more helpful phoning round museums and attractions to see if anything was open! Soloman on the front door was helpful and cheerful throughout! There were three minor negatives. 1. The really ugly tarpaulin covering the courtyard which we could see clearly from the fourth floor. Given that the only people who seemed to use the courtyard were the noisy group spilling out of the wine bar on our first evening and it was too cold to sit out there I am not sure what use it served and it certainly detracted from the beautiful building. 2. The maid service was a bit hit and miss - some days we would get our coffee replaced, other days water and other days toiletries, but it was never all done! 3. The central booking office was not very good as they clearly did not know the individual rooms in all the hotels in the group so could not advise on which were courtyward facing etc. We would have much rather dealt with the front desk staff but every time we phoned we were connected to the central booking office. None of these were major issues and we would definitely make the Mazarin our first choice next time we are in New Orleans.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms are definitely quiter. Despite being near the ice machine it didn;t bother us but I...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We just returned from the Hotel Mazarin (2/7-2/10/14). This was my first time to the French Quarter and we went with a large group to celebrate a friend's birthday. What a great little boutique hotel. The free breakfast was fabulous and lasts until noon - just in case you had a late night. The rooms are on the small side, but they are done very nicely. The bathroom is also small, but that is to be expected in a boutique hotel. The water pressure in the shower is great. Free in room bottled water was also a nice touch. We were also provided with a free drink card for the 21st Amendment bar, which is also a nice touch. This hotel is steps away from Bourbon Street, yet at night you could not hear any noise from Bourbon Street. The one down side is you could sometimes hear people in hall if they were too loud. Also, there is a beautiful courtyard, but guests who chose the courtyard view were unable to see it from their room because there was a hugh tarp covering it for the weddings that were being hosted. I think if the weather was better the tarp would not be needed and guests could enjoy the view better. There are several excellent bars and restaurants within steps of the hotel. All in all, this was a great hotel in a great location with many nice perks. If you get the chance - go down to the garden district. It has some great shops and make sure hit Magazine Street (I think the bar was called the Bull Dog). It was a little hole in the wall with a fabulous beer menu and outdoor seating.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Had a great stay while in New Orleans for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon and to celebrate a friends 50th bday. Even before I arrived their customer service was top notch, they helped me arrange to have a locat bakery delivery a birthday cake which was waiting for me when I arrived. I was upgraded to room 302 (Petite Suite), was a bit noisy Saturday night but that's NO for ya. Room was huge with super comfy bed, walk out balcony, large bathroom and walk in shower. Loved the free daily breakfast they provide and they even set up a early breakfast (5:45) of coffee, bagel, and fruit for us runners which is awesome. Great location with a great little bar, 21st Amendment, that hosted our bday and run celebration. Thank you all!!

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Hotel Mazarin is the perfect place to stay to experience the French Quarter! It's close to everything! Staff is very accommodating and breakfast is great! We celebrated a 50th birthday with a bunch of ladies and had a fabulous experience. Revolution is across the street so make a reservation to enjoy a culinary experience from John Folse's new restaurant! Can't wait to go back!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 730 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70130-2211
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: £130 - £344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mazarin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the quarter. Enjoy the following complimentary amenities: Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Fitness and Business Center access, In-room Bottled Water & Coffee, Local Calls. ... more   less 
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