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.
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The rooms are perfect and the facilities are great! The location is what I love most though because it’s so close to the French quarter without being in the middle of it. Definitely my go-to hotel in NOLA.
I’m blown away that folks are giving this place 5 stars!
Firstly the staff is very very unprofessional, rude and looking for handouts (tips). The hotel is located in a fairly centralized spot but within a couple blocks of this place it feels like a ghetto.
The hallway and room had a weird smell and was stuffy. I set the thermostat down to 65degrees and the room felt like it was at 75. Bed was uncomfortable, parking is $40 per night plus tax. The workout room had some equipment but looks like there was a fair amount of dumbbells and kettle bell balls that are missing/stolen the yoga mats looked gross...
this place is not worth the money or adventure of staying downtown.
Definitely not staying here on future trips.
Check out the view from my room as well...
Booked because it was close to a concert venue and I was able to use some Hilton Honors points. Surprised to find its one of my favorite Hilton Hotels. We use this brand very often, but this one really stands out. The staff was friendly and the rooftop bar view of NOLA is beautiful. We ate breakfast at the restaurant and the staff was great there too. Thanks for the lovely stay.
This hotel is awesome! The entire staff is absolutely amazing! Kai and Carl are the best at the front desk. Elliott is a joy at the restaurant. And the bar staff is great. The rooftop bar has live performances at night and chill music after with great views of the city. And my room was fab! I'll definitely be back!
The staff at this hotel are careless, disrespectful and not willing to help. I am a person with disabilities and when I asked for assistance, they told me they don’t have anyone to help. coffee machine in the rooms are not accessible for blind people. The room they put me in smells like mold and it is not worth what I paid for. Also, the hot water was not working.