Omni Royal Crescent Hotel
What We Love
- On a quiet street but close to art galleries, museums, streetcars, Canal Street shopping and the French Quarter
- Floor-to-ceiling windows with room-darkening curtains ideal for late nights in the Big Easy
- Napping on the rooftop sundeck, stocked with a Jacuzzi, pool, umbrella tables, chaise longues and a fountain
What To Know
- Some interior rooms have windows facing the hallway
- The room size is perfect for two but might be tight for a third person or child, especially with a roll-away bed
- The casual hotel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This eight-story, 97-room hotel on leafy Gravier Street in New Orleans’s Arts District (NOAD) is just a five-minute stroll from the sights, sounds, eats, drinks and debauchery of the French Quarter. After a day of exploring the city or an all-nighter on the town, a heaping dose of Southern charm welcomes you back to the Omni Royal Crescent’s intimate marble lobby, which is decorated with Renaissance murals and European antiques, including a lovely grandfather clock.
Bed and Bath
The Omni Royal Crescent’s renovated rooms are modern, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant yet simple dark wood decor that complements the gold palette. The rooms are decked out with all the technology requirements, including flat-screen televisions and Nespresso coffeemakers complete with espresso cups, and the marble bathrooms are spacious.
The hotel’s comfort-food focused Dress It restaurant grills up gourmet burgers, and if you’re returning after an all-night bender, the Art of Breakfast buffet fits the bill. Or you can zip up the mirrored elevator to the rooftop pool and sundeck to nap it off. As many of the guests are business travelers who leave during the day, the rooftop is often pleasantly empty, which allows remaining guests to enjoy a soak and a nap on a large lounge chair beneath a banana tree in peace. The hotel has a small fitness facility with his-and-hers saunas, treadmills, elliptical machines, yoga mats and free weights.
In the Area
The cocktail was born here, and every sip comes with a story. Napoleon House is known for its delicious Pimm’s Cup, and Guillaume Tujague’s restaurant is the place to try New Orleans’s official drink, the Sazerac. For breakfast anytime, go with a French Quarter classic: Café du Monde’s steamy café au lait and beignets. Then saunter 10 minutes south to Julia Street, the Art District hub where you’ll find several galleries, including the Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, Callan Contemporary and New Orleans Glassworks. While you’re on Julia Street, check out Phillip Lopez’s Root. The restaurant’s innovative creations include chocolate espresso–cured lamb, black lacquered duck and coriander-scented lobster ballotine.
How to Get There
I am a guest in the hotel now and i am in shock. No 4 stars hardly 2 so please do not make the mistake i made. Get something nice the took my money and deposit and charge 35 dollars per day for parking. No housekeeping today and the first room they gave me had a matrass with a large bloodstain i am still upset who died there? I am not joking i booked through booking.com and i think they never check the hotels 4**** my ....
The staff is nice i think they are upset to to sell this and deal with all the complaints i feel sorry for them.
I love boutique hotels. I prefer them. In town for a wedding, this hotel disappointed. We also did not receive a receipt, and given that we had to catch the shuttle, we did not have time to wait. We did not receive Maud service one day, and had to call. Our last night, we requested a wake up call which we never received. If you tout yourself as catering to those business travellers and those who like boutique hotels, thus is a must. We also were not to the rooftop tub was not available. The restaurant was slow and the staff not very helpful.
I have stayed in a lot of hotels and I would not say that this hotel is anywhere near four stars as Google claims. The only reason that this hotel is not getting one star is the manager that I dealt with. When we first checked in we were trying to walk to our room, but we turn the corner and see a guy passed out in the hallway. We notified the front desk and they did NOTHING! We called the fire department ourselves and stayed with this guy until they showed up. My group had two rooms, the toilet didn't work in one of the rooms. One of the reasons we came to this hotel was the rooftop pool and bar but when we arrived it was closed for construction and we were not given any sort of notification. The rooms were very very dated with cracked tiles, faded and worn carpets, scuffs all over the walls, and worn furniture. When I talked to a manager she did help us out and gave us half off one night of the rooms, but I would not give this place another chance. I reccommend looking elsewhere.
While improvements are clearly needed for the hotel we could not complain about our room. We were in a suite on the top floor which was spacious and well appointed. The high ceilings gave it extra character and we had no problems with the AC or the plumbing. The bed was comfortable with soft sheets and pillows and the room was kept scrupulously clean. The Wi Fi was a bit naff but that was true of many New Orleans locations.
The hotel staff were invariably pleasant and helpful. The hotel is located in a great spot with easy access to the Superdome, The Riverwalk and the French Quarter. All in all we found it a great base for exploring the city.
I stayed here in July during Essence Festival. The hotel recently changed ownership and probably should have just closed it doors to regroup. The location is great and in walking distance to the Superdome, Riverwalk, Conventikn Center, and other touristy destinations in the city! However, that is where the compliments stop.
It’s an older hotel that needs updating both in furnitue/decor and structure. The ceiling was leaking in our bathroom and had signs of mold. The tub took forever to drain. Also, the hotel only has two elevators. Not a big deal unless one does not work. We stayed 5 days/4 nights and if the city wasn’t booked I would have changed mid stay. This hotel is not worth the value it charges. I’ve stayed in Holiday Inns that were better and much cheaper.
At checkout I was not given a receipt which seemed sketchy at best. The reason given was because I didn’t incur any additional charges beyond the rooms rate. I travel a lot and have never heard of this. Our reservation was not part of a group or booked through a travel agent. It was booked when the hotel was under the Omni Hotel chain.