If you’ve made your way to this blog post, there is a good chance you are looking to stay at the Hotel Le Marais New Orleans! We recently stayed at this property during a weekend getaway in January of 2017 and we are very excited to share with you our experience! So you can get a true understanding of what its like to stay with Hotel Le Marais, we will break it down for you by categories, so you can prioritize what it most important to you! We know that everyone is looking for something slightly different when they travel, so hopefully this review will make the trip planning process a bit easier!
To get the most out of your weekend, the best option is to stay in the French Quarter. There are a ton of hotel and Airbnb options in this area whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or a larger group. We had the opportunity to stay at the trendy Hotel Le Marais. It was right in the middle of all the action on Conti street right around the corner from the famous Bourbon street, and either walking distance or a short Uber ride to all the stops we wanted to make throughout the weekend. As 30-somethings who need their sleep, a big bonus for us was that despite the close proximity to all the hustle and bustle of the quarter, the interior of the hotel, including the rooms, was quiet.
The Hotel Le Marais included good sized rooms with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. We were especially impressed with how quiet the rooms where, given their proximity to constant loud music and party-goers. When you are sitting in your room, you really could be anywhere because you can’t hear a thing! It was a perfect way to shut out the craziness of New Orleans when you needed a break to relax and recuperate!
Outside of the rooms, we really loved relaxing in the courtyard with its heated, sparkling pool and comfy seats. Add to that a drink from their full bar open and we were happy campers! .
Our intro in to New Orleans could not have been more New Orleans. The moment we pulled on to Conti street we were stopped, in our tracks, by a police motorcade escorting a real life Bourbon street parade. This was both a ton of fun but also really stressful. Once we got through the intersection and were able to stop in front of the hotel entrance, I was feeling a little confused and overwhelmed. Luckily though, the concierge at the front desk had all the answers I needed! They immediately helped us sort out the valet, got us checked in quickly and seamlessly and pointed us in the direction of our room, which was clean and comfortable!
We covered a lot of ground while we were in NOLA, and we were in and out of the hotel throughout the weekend. It always seemed, though, that whatever we needed at the hotel was easy to access and readily available! Whether we wanted to stay hydrated, relax by the pool, or grab a late night drink, there was always a cheerful face manning the front desk or at the bar to make sure we had what we needed. The bartenders especially had lots of good advice to offer on where we should eat, bars to try out, best brunch spots and hot spots that only the locals know about.
Besides the wonderful service, one of the great things about our hotel is that it was a good fit for all types of visitors. The location, in the heart of the French Quarter, can’t be beat. You are right in the middle of all the action and an easy walk to most of the touristy, must see spots. This is works for hotel guests whether you’re in town to immerse yourself in the party scene or you’re visiting as a family or a group to appreciate the rich history and culture the city has to offer. Overall, there seemed to be a good mix of people staying the same weekend as us, from families, to friend groups, to couples.
One thing I also appreciated was the vibe of the hotel. It was trendy and fun, but not overly raucous or full of intoxicated 20 somethings making a mess. It was close to the action, but once inside, it was pretty chill. The bar was open late if you wanted a nightcap or a convenient place for evening drinks, but it wasn’t at all a club scene situation.
From our research, this property was in the middle range as far as the cost of hotels in the hear of the French Quarter. What I would say is that this hotel is defintely a great price for the luxe experience that you receive. Maybe this wouldn’t be the hotel for you if you intend to stay out partying for 20 hours of each day and just need a place to crash, but for those who want to experience New Orleans in a more well-rounded way and want a new home-base each day to take some time to reflect on your day – this would defintely be worth the price!
Included in your fee is welcome drinks at the bar, free wi-fi, as well as a hot breakfast every morning in the lobby! If you drove into the city, keep in mind that you will need to pay for parking, which is around $40/night.
Hotel Le Marais is part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection which has quite an impressive list of boutique hotels under their control. So, if you are planning a trip to the area soon, I recommend that you stay in touch with both of them. Hotel Le Marais always posts their special offers and packages on their Facebook page and if you want to get a feel for all the boutique hotel options available for you, stay connected with the New Orleans Hotel Collection on Instagram which highlights all of their properties! Of course, once you are ready to book your stay, visit their website or give them a call at (800) 935-8740.