Royal St. Charles Hotel
What We Love
- The killer location, a stroll from some of the city’s best attractions
- The famous St. Charles streetcar line runs just in front of the hotel
- Award-winning local PJ’s Coffee served in the funky café
What To Know
- Guestrooms recently underwent a major revamp and have a bright color scheme with patterned carpets and lime-green and burnt orange accents
- The hotel is primed for business travelers, with plenty of meeting space
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This 143-room bank turned boutique hotel feels custom-designed for a city known for its vibrant Mardi Gras and anything-goes style. The welcoming, accessible vibe starts on the street, with a popular café sporting floor-to-ceiling windows on a corner just a block from Canal Street and the famous French Quarter. Then there are the eye-popping colors of the lobby, which features a curved reception desk that changes colors along with retro-inspired furnishings in rainbow hues, colored glass objects and a carpet that would make Austin Powers proud. The guestrooms follow a similar — if slightly more subdued — script, with patterned carpets and accents of lime green and burnt orange. The hotel is primed for business and leisure travelers alike, with plenty of meeting space, a well-equipped gym and a café that serves award-winning, locally produced PJ’s Coffee. When it’s time to step outside, the St. Charles streetcar runs just in front of the hotel, allowing easy access to some of this city’s biggest attractions, from of-the-moment restaurants to music venues to the Mississippi River itself.
In the Area
Get a taste of the Gulf at some of the Big Easy’s most talked-about restaurants, like Patois, chef Aaron Burgau’s cozy neighborhood joint, which dishes up jazzed-up versions of old Southern favorites. Try the Bayou Pigeon Frog Legs, the fried oyster salad or the seasonal gumbo. For a more traditional feast, head to Bourbon Street’s Red Fish Grill, where you can sample only-in-Louisiana treats like barbecued crab claws and alligator (don’t worry, you can also tuck into more mainstream Creole fare like crab cakes and jumbalaya). Afterward, walk off some of those calories in leafy Woldenberg Park, 16 acres stretching from the French Quarter to the Mississippi River with a jogging path, an aquarium and plenty of outdoor art to gawk at. After dark head to Republic New Orleans, a dance club that features an eclectic lineup of performers set in a magnificent 1850s building in the Warehouse District.
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Stayed here due to a family member getting me a discounted rate and the location was great! The room was clean and temp control worked okay. The beds were very comfortable, which was nice after a long day of sightseeing. The hurricane slushes were a nice New Orleans touch, and it was nice to have PJ’s coffee in the hotel, but I would have liked more of a continental breakfast or something of the sorts. I’d recommend this hotel but I would really like to stay more in the French quarter or in a more old-style hotel next time because it felt like we were in a busy city and didn’t get to experience any of the New Orleans charm.
The room and hotel are clean, conformable, and up to date. I can give them that, but the extra fees that They don't tell you about will get you. I found out after checking my account about the extra fees.
The junior suite I had was very clean and quiet. if you want new linens daily, you need to let them know upon arrival as it is not policy for them to change them daily .Front desk workers are very friendly and helpful.the location is excellent. Overall a decent hotel.
This was my first visit and it did not disappoint. Very cute and chic hotel with a great location. I was able to walk to several restaurants and bars and the casino. I will definitely stay here again.
The Royal St. Charles is in a great location. Convenient to shopping, lots of places to eat and a few blocks from Bourbon Street. The rooms are small but they are very clean and great for a long weekend stay. The hotel is kept very clean and the staff is very nice. Great coffee shop in the lobby. Just wish the rooms had refrigerators and better irons.