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
My husband's company party was held here so we decided to stay the night. This was a rare treat to stay at such a fancy place! Beautifully decorated for Christmas! The gingerbread street car was phenomenal! Staff was extremely helpful and polite. However, jazz bar needs to get more help behind the bar. Husband and I waited over 20 minutes to order a drink and we were never acknowledged, so we went back to our room and made our own drinks....not as convenient but cheaper. Bar staff at the party was much better!
Bed was so comfortable! Room was perfect! Didn't touch the honor bar....WOW! EXPENSIVE!
As my husband is a smoker, we spent some time in the "smoking section"...a section off valet parking...yeah...
We ended up eating breakfast in the Bistro on site. Although it was pricey....(We saved money since the bar didn't wait on us so we splurged here)...the food was delicious. It was funny - the selling point on some of the meals was BEST STOP meats! Our waiter, Raj, was fantastic! He made my mimosas special..with just a splash of OJ. My husband asked if he knew me! LOL
All in all it was a magical trip! Wouldn't mind going back! :)
We came to NO for a wedding in September of this year, and staff at Ritz made our stay less than good. I am Gold member with Marriott, and my brother is Platinum. I have written to Customer Service twice, and only received auto response back. Simplest requests were ignored. We were given smallest room on the floor, and staff was not very helpful at all. And now Customer Service has not found the time in 3 months to even reply.
First time upgrading to club level and this particular Ritz has an outstanding experience. Several club level rooms make it feel like a small boutique hotel. The rooms are large with canopy beds and hardwood floors. Lots of great options for breakfast and snacks. Great selection of beverages. Staff make this a perfect experience and are attentive without being obtrusive. Pay the extra for the club! It is awesome!
The location and atmosphere of this hotel is stellar. We stayed during Christmas Holidays and the decorations were beautiful and festive. I felt like I had walked back in time to days of elegant women and dapper men. The location is perfect for walking to great restaurants or tourist attractions. The only downside was the elevator system. It seems to have constant delays and glitches.
Location is great, service BEYOND! Lovely property with everything you could ever imagine wanting, including super comfortable beds. Location is walkable to Bourbon Street, St Louis Cathedral, RTA. Valet quick and easy.