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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Best vacation of 2019! We had a wonderful time in New Orleans! Met fabulous people, ate well & learn much about this historical city! Thank you for a week of fun filled memories. The WWII & Civil war museum were our favorite
We exchanged through RCI, it isn’t worth it! After paying RCI exchange fees we were unpleasantly surprised with very high parking fees, over 40.00 per night! Nowhere on the RCI website did it say there would be parking costs, NOT the standard for RCI properties. The room layout was ridiculous, only one small end table with a lamp, no window to see out of, just a ridiculous tiny glass block window. The bathroom is so small you can barely turn around in there. The bed and especially the pillows were very uncomfortable. There is no sound proofing, everything can be heard in the room next door. This hotel is in a section of town where everything is only open early in the day or the establishments are boarded up and closed.
This hotel is located in a great spot. Walking distance to all kinds of dining, (which I highly recommend Daisy Dukes) walked to Bourbon Street and while in my room, it remained quiet through the night. Very comfortable rooms.