Hyatt Regency New Orleans
What We Love
- Downtown location near the Superdome, with views of the city and Champions Square
- Cabana-lined saltwater rooftop pool, with a bar that serves cocktails and light bites
- Housed in a towering glass skyscraper; rooms on higher floors have exceptional views of the cityscape
- Choice of five restaurants, from the all-day 8 Block Kitchen & Bar to barbecue favorite Q Smokery & Café
What To Know
- Not a boutique hotel: There are 1,193 guestrooms, multiple bars and 200,000 square feet of meeting and event space
- Popular for weddings, graduation parties and conferences
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A standout on the downtown skyline, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans occupies a towering glass skyscraper opposite the Superdome. The vast, multi-height lobby makes a grand first impression, with an enormous curved staircase, an installation-like chandelier and internal glass elevators. The 1,193 guestrooms, by contrast, have a simple style, done up in chalk and beige shades, with chaise lounges, work stations and King or Queen beds dressed with crisp white linens. All have such mod cons as free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and Hyatt brand toiletries. Rooms on higher floors have knockout views of the Crescent City and Champions Square. On the dining front, the five main restaurants cover the culinary spectrum from international favorites at the all-day 8 Block Kitchen & Bar to barbecue at Q Smokery & Café and Louisiana seafood at Borgne. There’s also pizza (for room delivery only) at Pizza Consegna, and the Bywater Pool Deck & Bar for cocktails and light bites beside the cabana-lined saltwater rooftop pool.
In the Area
New Orleans is the home of the cocktail, and every sip comes with a story. Start your boozy odyssey off with the classics and see where they take you. Napoleon House was once offered as a refuge to the exiled emperor and today it’s known for its Pimm’s Cup, an Anglophile fave that mixes a splash of lemonade with Pimm’s No. 1. After one of those, get dizzy on Vieux Carrés (rye, cognac, dry vermouth, benedictine and bitters) at Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar & Lounge, a former haunt of Tennessee Williams, among other writers. For dinner pork out at Cochon, in the Warehouse District; start with the wood-fired oysters before diving into the signature Louisiana cochon, with turnips, cabbage, pickled peaches and cracklins. Uptown, try the legendary Patois, where chef Aaron Burgau serves haute classics like smoked rabbit and andouille gumbo. Back in the French Quarter, Coop’s Place cooks up the best pub grub in town, including fried crab claws and a scrumptious seafood gumbo. New Orleans’s musical roots run as deep as the Mississippi River is long, and the sounds of jazz, blues and brass bands fill the city’s streets year-round. Get two shows for the price of one when you head to Preservation Hall, where the buskers entertaining those waiting in line rival the legends performing inside.
How to Get There
Excessive water came out of the shower, and we complained for 3 days. On the 3rd day we were told the part had to be ordered. We were offered another room on the 3rd day, but we only had one more night reserved. We were offered free breakfast and we were charged for the free breakfast.
Theroom we reserved was not held and we were given two queen beds instead of a king. There were 2" long cockroaches hiding in the curtains, and there had been sheetrock repairs made in the bathroom, but the seems still had not been mudded. I will not be staying here again.
Hotel was too robotic and symmetrical feeling. Direct Pod delivery to rooms is next. Didn't have to think to use elevators. Hard to go to other rooms since elevator took you only to your floor. Furniture was placed tooo symmetrical in every room, corner, open area of hotel. Felt like you were in a different time era.
Very pleased with the service and friendliness of the entire staff. When I needed help navigating the hotel space, a friendly face was there to help. My room was attended to early in the day which allowed me to work between sessions.
No complaints other than the food at our convention was sub-par. The rooms were very comfortable. The bed and pillows were great. The rooms are pricey, but the layout of the hotel is perfect for conventions and business meetings.