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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This was a wonderful hotel that I wish I had more then one night at. Bed was ultra comfortable- room was modern, clean and quiet. Hotel felt very high class for a moderate price point. The roof top bar had spectacular views. Only negative is the bar/ breakfast service on level one was very disappointing. Skip the food here (so many great options anyways nearby) but this is a fantastic hotel I hope to stay at again. Very easy walk to Mercedes Benz stadium and Canal/ Bourbon Street.
Located in a very central area, good food and entertainment within walking distance. Public parking is available across the street. Rooms are very nice and comfortable, very spacious. Staff is very friendly and helpful, they love up the hilton standard.
Small rooms, no storage space in room, no ice machine, no vending machines or area to purchase snacks, bottled water, Cokes, etc. $39 for overnight valet but there is a parking lot directly across the street for $25 per night. Congested street.