Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
What We Love
- Rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city
- Many of the tastefully decorated rooms look out on the French Quarter or the Mississippi River
- Classic cocktails at the rotating, carnival-themed Carousel Bar & Lounge
- Granite and marble bathrooms, many of which include a Jacuzzi tub (suites only)
- There’s a fitness room (but no steam room or sauna)
What To Know
- This is a traditional hotel with historic design
- The hotel sometimes hosts conventions, so the lobby, elevators and pool can get a bit crowded
- The rooftop pool is a little small for swimming laps
- A $2 occupancy fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, you’ll be centrally located in New Orleans, steps from New Orleans Musical Legends Park and minutes from Cigar Factory New Orleans and Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Visitor Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 570 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and pay movies are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in New Orleans? This hotel has 24000 square feet (2230 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Nice updated hotel in the heart of the Quarter. Like most older hotels, the rooms are small and the bathrooms even smaller. But it was very comfortable and clean. The only downside was neither our a/c nor heat worked. And since we had a 35-degree drop in temperature during our stay, that was not great. The Carousel Bar off the lobby looked nice, but was always much too crowded to visit. Overall, a nice experience.
Honestly, I can't believe people complain about this place. This is our second stay and we will continue to come back. From the doormen to the lobby staff, restaurant staff, room attendants, room service attendants and anyone else we came in contact with, we were treated well. Our room was clean and comfortable. And yes, you are going to hear noise- you are in NEW ORLEANS! If you don't want the noise, don't stay in the quarter. The lobby is almost always full, it's a busy hotel, so if you don't enjoy the hustle and bustle, this isn't your place. We, however, loved it. It's a gorgeous hotel and definitely worth what we paid. You get what you pay for and I appreciate paying for good service and a convenient location.
If I had to make a complaint it would be how difficult it is to get in to the carousel bar. People get in line as early as 10:30 a.m. However, we did get to enjoy to enjoy the rest of the bar without sitting at the carousel itself. We also enjoyed the rooftop bar!
Until next time Monteleone!
We have been to New Orleans at least a dozen times and this was the best Hotel we had ever stayed at for location, price, history, and of course the Carousel Bar and Lounge. Very clean, smelled great, fast elevators, great daily service, helpful concierge.