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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 88%History Buffs
- 70%Local Culture
- 70%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (18)
- Hotel MonteleoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 25, 2014
The Hotel Monteleone is one of the last family-owned and operated hotels in New Orleans. Since being constructed 1886, five generations of Monteleones have stewarded, expanded, and renovated the hotel to retain its legacy of being one of the best luxury hotels in the French Quarter, which seems to have also attracted a lot of ghostly activity as well as live patrons. Many paranormal shows and investigators have knocked on the hotel’s doors to inquire about the spirit of a young boy who likes to play hide-and-seek with another young spirit, the ghastly maker of the grandfather clock performing maintenance in the lobby, the deceased jazz singers partying the night away in lobby, and a lost child who asks guests to hold their hands and then quickly disappears after looking up into their eyes, all of which have been seen here. And the management honors these supernatural guests of honor by hosting an annual ball to respect and embrace their memory.
[Photo by: denisbin (Flickr).]
- Hotel MonteleoneMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
The Hotel Monteleone is just plain gorgeous. It almost looks too fancy to have a pool, but there's one on the roof, and some of the Tales of the Cocktail events took place around it. The hotel hosts many conferences, including the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. Rightly so: the iconic Monteleone is an official literary landmark. Truman Capote claims to have been born here, and Hemingway and Eudora Welty (among others) have set stories in the hotel.
- Hotel MonteleoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 18, 2013
One of the best values in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone couples Parisian luxury with New Orleans scintillating nightlife. Monteleone has the rare faculty of making economy travelers feel rich. The rooms are plush, with comfortable beds and floor to ceiling windows. The hotel is known for its carousel bar and rooftop pool. The combination of elegance and festivity brings in a varied crowd of guests who share the desire to relax and have a good time. The staff is accomodating. My wife, who stayed here on the Eve of Katrina, recounts how the staff arranged free cancellation and transportation for those looking to escape the infamous hurricane.
- Hotel MonteleoneDec 14, 2012
Perfect spot to enjoy the French Quarter, New Orleans. Step right outside the front door and enter "Les Bonne Temps"! Great staff, luxurious rooms; almost makes one feel like staying in bed all day! Beautiful decor, and small enough to make you feel like a King or Queen.
- Hotel MonteleoneNov 02, 2012
Great hotel loved the views from our corner room looking towards the Mississippi River and the pool on the roof was an added touch!! The staff was supper friendly and gave me the best ideas of where to go and do while I was in New Orleans! The Carousel Bar & Lounge is amazing, I still can't get over the fact that it moves!! Spa Aria is amazing!
- Hotel MonteleoneAug 28, 2012
Gorgeously appointed and right in the heart of the French Quarter just a few short stumbling blocks from the action on Bourbon. The catered dinner meeting food was unique and well prepared - my favorite was the Deconstructed Oysters Rockefeller served in a martini glass (I must recreate this sometime at home!)
- Hotel MonteleoneJul 05, 2012
From the moment you see the grand façade of the Hotel Monteleone, you can sense greater things to come. The glittering Art Deco lobby takes your breath away, but the feel isn’t intimidating. After all, the lobby also boasts the city’s only Carousel Bar that rotates — and not because your overindulgence has caused the spins! But aside from that novelty, this is a solid hotel. The Hotel Monteleone’s staff was friendly — across the board. The room was spacious and beautiful, and the bathroom sparkling clean. If you want to work off some of the amazingly rich food New Orleans offers (their restaurant is under renovation — so, poor you! — you’ll have to venture out into New Orleans to do so), the rooftop pool and shiny fitness center are gorgeous. This is unpretentious luxe in the heart of the French Quarter.
Dating from 1886, the Hotel Monteleone New Orleans was a favorite haunt of Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Truman Capote. A family-owned property, the Monteleone portraits add personal history to the lobby. Dining options include Le Cafe serving buffet-style breakfasts and cooked-to-order selections. The Carousel Lounge completes a 360-degree rotation every 15 minutes and is decorated in a circus motif. A 24-hour business center houses two computer stations. A total of 20,000 square feet of function space accommodates events. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee. The complimentary, 24-hour fitness facility contains weight-training equipment and free weights. Five treadmills and five elliptical machines are mounted with individual television screens. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford views of the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. An outdoor, rooftop pool is served by a seasonal poolside bar. The hotel's Spa Aria features signature Pevonia products. The spa offers a range of massage therapies including The Monteleone Experience.
The 16-story Hotel Monteleone New Orleans offers 570 guestrooms decorated in earth tones. Accommodations feature gilded mirrors, ornamental moldings and high ceilings. Select rooms overlook the Mississippi River or the French Quarter. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses draped with 300-thread-count sheets. Executive suites also include parlor sofa beds and bedrooms separated from living areas by French doors. Refreshment centers are provided in all accommodations. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee.
Excellent!1535 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Location94% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Ambiance87% were fond of the entertainment options.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 86%.
- Hotel BuildingVery nice building. 85% satisfied guests.
- Hotel81% thought it was clean.
- Food77% found the breakfast to be wonderful.