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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
In NO a lot of people in customer service have attitude. Same here: checking in, taking forever, no communication. Front desk woman said they are remodeled, but room was old. The lobby is a joke, unfinished walls, holes in the wall from some pipes, tiny elevator. No pool.
here was some issues and manager never follow up, any questioning at the lobby was answered with monotone voices and rolling eyes sometimes. The last night we went out, left sunglasses in the room, no need to use them at night, next morning-gone, discovered while packing and leaving the room. WTF.
Plus, room was quiet. TIP book room in La Quinta right next door, at least you know what you are getting.
I booked our stay through Priceline. The pictures did not match the actual hotel. The hotel is under renovation. I wish I knew this before booking. I felt I was staying in a hole in the wall. Run. Don’t look back. Don’t book. On a positive side the Hotel staff was really nice and accommodating. Location was convenient and close to Canal St.
I booked a nonrefundable room in New Orleans at the Royal Crescent Hotel. When I booked in they gave me a room with a nonworking a/c, and the bathroom sink was broke and flooding the bathroom floor. They place us in another room that was a conjoined room with another room. Problem was this conjoined room had a single door between the two rooms and when its occupants entered for their stay the 3 individuals talking in the conjoined room sounded like they were right next to me in my room having a conversation. Hotel was made aware of the issue and says all rooms were booked and they cant accommodate me. I ask for a refund but conveniently the manager isnt there and wont be in until the am. I left and went to another city to book a room for the night. My loss was over $100 for the room I never stayed in, the manager the next day refused to refund my stay. Yes I booked a nonrefundable however they should have policies in place to protect the consumer when their hotel is not able to accommodate the original booking.
Hotel is run down in the middle of construction, unprofessional staff, moldy rooms, would not recommend staying here.