What We Love
- A new and stylish boutique hotel two blocks from the French Quarter, with welcome drinksThe unique artworks in the hotel’s lobby and throughout the CBD, packed with galleries
- The jazz clubs and po’ boy joints of the French Quarter, just a few blocks away
- The French bistro and rooftop bar, under the chef behind hotspots Root and Square Root
- The write-up the hotel received on the Times-Picayune’s website
What To Know
- Opened in December 2016
- Homey touches like Jonathan Adler bath amenities and plush seersucker bathrobes
- Staff goes the extra mile to make guests comfortable
In medieval France, troubadours were poets who wandered the streets, composing and singing love ballads. We can’t promise the same of New Orleans’ recently opened The Troubadour, but its set of unique, stylish offerings – it’s a part of the joie de vivre collection, after all – may have you proclaiming your love to the hotel. The bistro-style eats at local chef Phillip Lopez’s Petit Lion are delicious and filling, rooms are equipped with Jonathan Adler bath amenities and seersucker bathrobes, the fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and there’s even a rooftop bar.
You’ll likely adore the location, as well: right in the Central Business District. Steps away are stops for the Canal and St. Charles streetcars, scores of art galleries, the Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and the Saenger Theater. The French Quarter is also just a two-block walk, for all the beignet eating, Sazerac drinking, praline tasting, house touring and jazz listening you could dream of. Now are you feeling a love song coming on? Head back to The Troubadour’s lobby, where – as noted in the Times-Picayune’s recent review – an interactive art installation invites you you pluck the metal strings of an oversized, reimagined guitar.
Your abode is bright and modern, with graphic fabrics, expansive windows and local artwork. Exclusive bath amenities are by Jonathan Adler, and you’ll even score a retro-compact Igloo refrigerator, for storing those Hurricanes you purchased to go.
Chef Phillip Lopez is the force behind The Troubadour’s culinary program, which comprises a full-service restaurant, open for three meals a day, and a rooftop bar. Bringing the same unique perspective that made his Root and Square Root restaurants so popular among locals, he’s come up with a menu of French-bistro dishes at the first and “food-truck favorites” at the second. For other eating and drinking options, step outside; the CBD and adjacent French Quarter are both major dining destinations.
The property resides in the Central Business District, just off of Canal Street. The neighborhood is adjacent to the French Quarter, so you’ll be just a few short blocks from the most popular bars on Bourbon Street and only a few more from the most iconic jazz clubs on Frenchman. Steps away are the Audubon Insectarium and stops for the two best-known streetcar lines, to take you to the Garden District or City Park.
How to Get There
What a pleasure to find this boutique hotel hidden in New Orleans!
A good location, just a 10 minute walk to the French Quarter and close to other attractions and good restaurants too.
The roof top bar is lovely in nice weather, but too cold for me and my business group when the temperature went down, despite the heaters. Therefore, our group opted for the downstairs restaurant that served good drinks and food. The only draw is that the restaurant does not open until 5pm
Breakfast was delicious, serving the best grits ever, but other good breakfast choices too.
Courteous, helpful staff, clean convenient rooms and all around good service. Glad to learn that this is a Hilton property.l highly recommend as a moderately priced hotel.
The Troubadour Hotel is a very nice boutique style hotel with trendy furnishings and amazing views BUT just outside of the French Quarter. I was in town for a friend's birthday with 3 other couples but had been to NOLA many times. The room was TINY but the bed was very comfortable, everything was immaculate and the staff were very accommodating. The bar in the lobby has excellent cocktails available and the rooftop pool has amazing views of the city. Overall, I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting NOLA in the summer and doesn't mind being in the business district.
We were pleasantly surprised with the value and location of the Hotel. The staff were all super friendly and helpful. They have a great rooftop bar!! Their breakfast grits were delicious. I would totally return to this property.
I would first like to preference this with saying that I am very particular about where I stay. When we all arrived at different times, we all had the same experience which was AWESOME! Everyone knew but me that my son and his girlfriend was going to surprise me with a visit. This includes the hotel staff. The hotel and staff are simply THE BEST! When you enter the room it can appear small and the beds are lower. Don't let that discourage you because the beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean and remember you will only be in there to sleep for a short period of time. They were very accommodating. If you want to know where to eat, shop, catch deals in New Orleans, see Carl. The desk staff is great!! There is Ariel, Eddie, Rominica, Christian, etc. There was Tony who was staff along with Alex who assisted us with luggage and direction. It was truly a great time and I had the best celebration. The staff was so kind, professional and well-versed in New Orleans culture. It is a Hilton property so you can't go wrong but the level of service you receive is what I rave about. When you are in New Orleans visit the Troubadour. It is downtown close to everything and has a rooftop bar. There is a great view of the city from the roof. , Lastly, this is definitely an Uber city, When you call one they arrive extremely quick so this is the best way to travel. Make your reservation and enjoy your stay!!
The rooms are nice and spacious (two colleagues traveling for work and we had booked 2 king size bed room). Bathroom clean and stocked with towels and shampoos. Towels were changed on everyday basis, although I tried to avoid it. A small issue, but when there is understanding it is fine, the bathroom door was not able to lock! The beds comfortable and nicely placed in the room to give some privacy. The room has a mini bar (you pay whatever you consume) and a small refrigerator which is useful to store some small food supplies or cool your water.
The hotel is in a great location, not in the center but close by to the French Quarters, so it is quite. It is also close to the tram stops. There are a few restaurants in a 5min walking distance, if you don't want to walk to the French Quarters. We did not try the hotel restaurant or the roof top bar, as we have never been informed for the existence of the second.
The staff was polite but not as helpful as I will have expected from a hotel with such a room price. The concierge was helpful but when we needed him, he was not there to book a day trip.