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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was upgraded to the Club Lounge section which was a pleasant surprise. While it is an odd 'hike' to that part of the hotel, it is absolutely lovely. Well maintained, comfortable, welcoming. My room was very clean with multiple amenities. I enjoyed my stay as well as the conference which I was there to attend.
I also used the workout facility = probably the best I have ever seen. Well maintained, brightly lighted, clean!
We just returned from a trip to NO and stayed at this fabulous hotel. The service at the Ritz was phenomenal. The hostess (Kara Lynn) who checked us was accommodating to our request and we also enjoyed the goodies she had sent to our room the evening we checked. Turn down service every evening had us spoiled. Employees at this hotel make you feel at home.
Beautiful hotel located on Canal St. Easy access to Bourbon St and other French Quarter sites. Lots of restaurants nearby. Our room was clean and the housekeeping staff did a great job. There is free gumbo in the lobby late afternoon as well as jazz playing in the lounge. All staff were very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!
The hotel is still one of the best in New Orleans, but the coming renovation is overdue. That being said, the rooms remain quite nice. They are not the largest, but they are well appointed and well laid out. I have noted on recent trips that there is substantial noise in the hallways. Part of it is the patrons who feel compelled to talk loudly while outside of someone else's bedroom (yes folks, every hotel corridor is right outside of a bedroom where someone is trying to sleep). But I suspect they could do a bit to sound proof things).
This is NOT up to The Ritz Carlton standards. The building is underwhelming, the room was underwhelming, the shower was most definitely underwhelming!! The lobby was nice but it is on the 3 rd floor so you have to use different elevators to access the rooms or the street.
I had a massage at the Spa and it was excellent!
The facilities were nice as were the attendants and the therapist. Would definitely return to the Spa but not stay at the hotel!