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.
How to Get There
We came for a show at the House of Blues and we’re in town for less than a day. The hotel location was great. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely stay here again. I was happy for the elliptical machine in the workout room.
Basic, nothing over the top amazing about the place. The rooms are fairly small, the balcony rooms face an office type of building so not a wonderful view but nice to have access to outside. The best part was probably the ticket you get for a free daiquiri but it's not really free since the hotel charges you a 14 dollar a day fee for "amenities"
Great hotel in a nice quiet location. Just outside of the French Quarter and a block off of Canal. Walking distance to the Quarter. Easy access for cabs/Uber to pick you up. Hotel is clean and well kept. The free drink at check in is ok, but not great. (Frozen concotion of some sort). Staff is friendly.
The hotel was great and an easy walk to the French Quarter. The staff was very professional and helpful. My only complaint about the trip was the trash trucks coming by at 5:30am everyday. We were able to sleep throught the sounds of the trolley but couldn't sleep through the trash truck. Nothing the hotel could have fixed. We had a balcony room which was a nice way to end each day.
Cute place right in the thick of it all. Great location and vibe. Loved having PJs eatery in lobby. Drink coupon was a plus too. Room was very clean and spacious. Would stay here again and recommend it.