The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
What We Love
- Weekly live jazz and by-the-glass bubbly at the Davenport Lounge
- The magnolia-infused Swedish massage at the Spa
- Modern NOLA fare at M Bistro
What To Know
- Pets under 40 pounds are welcome with a non-refundable fee of $150 per stay
- Valet parking is available for $40 per night
- WiFi costs $12.95 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This elegant New Orleans mainstay serves up southern hospitality and French Quarter character right alongside the quintessential Bourbon Street bustle. The spa sprawls over 25,000 square feet with 22 treatments rooms, while a NOLA antique collection sets a decidedly old south scene. Vibrant jewel tones lend a festive vibe in the rooms with neoclassical-style furniture, marble bathrooms and specially commissioned artwork. Both the Davenport Lounge (with Wednesday jazz) and M Bistro (with a southern tour of farm-to-table flavors) attract tourists and locals alike.
In the Area
Start your day with creative crepes (like duck confit with apple and balsamic reduction) at Merchant cafe. Head over to Congo Square at Louis Armstrong Park for grassy lounging scored by street jazz. Then get ready for more good eating, from down-and-dirty po’ boys at Verti Marte to duck confit beignets at SoBou to the boozy 25-cent martini lunches at the landmark Commander’s Palace. Ditch the Bourbon Street mess in favor of nights spent chilling to live music in the backyard of wine bar Bacchus or hitting up the jazz clubs—Spotted Cat, dba—on Frenchmen Street.
How to Get There
Everything about our stay was perfect. The hotel is luxurious and customer service was superior to any hotel that I’ve visited over the past few years. The Club Lounge had an amazing menu and Barry treated us like Royalty. We are looking forward to returning.
Brad and I had a fabulous stay at the Ritz in New Orleans. The room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel is beautiful and walking distance to everything. I loved the cucumber infused water offered in the lobby and the nespresso machine in our room. We will definitely come back.
We stayed over the Christmas holidays in a Club-level room. What a treat! We took advantage of the delicious array of food and beverages available all day and into the evening. For me, superior quality food, readily available was a major plus for this hotel. I also enjoyed the open champagne bar, maybe a bit too much. The Club lounge really made the stay for us, with its charming staff, cozy fireplace and did I mention the food?
The room was wonderful - very quiet and plenty of space. Bed was extremely comfortable and the large bathroom was heavenly.
The only downside was the inconsistency of the maid service. They seemed to have taken a day off during our stay.
We used the gym and spa, which were both very nice. The spa services were very nice although my masseuse was way too talkative. Shhh! I'm trying to relax.
The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the full-sized trolley/gingerbread structure was fabulous!
We'll definitely put the NOLA Ritz on our agenda again. Thanks for a fantastic stay.
We have not stayed here in a few years and were excited to come back. It is a beautiful property in the middle of the activity of New Orleans. It's on Canal St. in the French Quarter, on the streetcar line. We arrived early and were able to check in to our king room (#525). It was spacious and included 3 chairs, an ottoman and a bench at the end of the comfy bed. There was a desk, a large closet and a table in the entry where the Nespresso machine sat. The bath is nice and good for sharing. There is a tub/shower combo and pedestal sink with a large shelf above to hold all your toiletries, then a separate toilet room. If you are sensitive to city noise this may not be the room for you as it faced Canal St. with various traffic, sirens, etc. during the night. You just need to ask for a courtyard view rather than a city view. Breakfast in M Bistro was perfect. We opted for off the menu which included generous portions. I recommend the dressed grits! There is also a large buffet. Service was very attentive and friendly. Will be back soon!
I've stayed at many Ritz Carlton Hotels throughout the US and Asia ... The New Orleans Ritz Carlton is an embarrassment to the chain! The place has a dirty dingy feel and is in need of a gut renovation. Take a look at the courtyard furnishings and you'll see for yourself.