Holiday Inn New Orleans - Chateau Lemoyne
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New Orleans was very different to New York. It is a bit like our Darwin where there is a sort of rebel outpost mentality. The town was originally established by the French and came under US control through the Lousiana purchase of 1803. I had not realised just how much land the US bought from the French in this transaction. Being the …
We got up feeling rough, but decided to walk about to the French Quarter for the 3 hour walking/history voodoo tour of NOLA. We got there and it wasn't running so we started wandering…You could wander here forever, and never get bored. We watched an amazing street performance for about an hour. It was 10 men doing crazy gymnastic moves.. The lead guy had sooo much character. That is another great thing about this city the personality ...
... the street and in to different places with your drink. It was like a street party, it was so busy, amazing atmosphere and music blasting out of everywhere. God knows how many daiquiris later and we reluctantly headed back. French toast & iced tea sorted the hangover the next day. Chilled out at a cafe for most of the day and went to the cinema in the evening. Saw captain Phillips which was brilliant and in true American style they had ...
We got up and had a lovely breakfast with Marie, Stefan, Monica and Kenneth. While we caught up the kids went for a walk to a pond and found duck eggs which they moved out of harms way. They also played Cluedo unfortunately there wasn't enough time for them to finish it as we had a long drive ahead. We headed out on our long drive to New Orleans. We hadn't been driving for more ...
... and had a look at the cemeteries. When we arrived in New Orleans, driving down the Main Street in the airport shuttle bus I was amazed at how many cemeteries there were and the size of the head stones!
I also tried some alligator sausage. Pretty much just tasted like a very tender beef sausage. Hard to really say what alligator tasted like just from eating that since it was in a gumbo with a heap of spices. The gumbo was very similar to a crockpot meal ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn New Orleans - Chateau Lemoyne
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Chateau Lemoyne a few days before Easter 2004. We were two parties in two double rooms. One party had to change rooms due to a dripping air conditioner and the new room they received had a problem with a safety chain that kept falling off. A hotel handyman tried to fix it a couple of times but to no avail. On the other hand, the room was nice and had a good view of the hotel's charming courtyard and the swimming pool. The other party had a very good room facing a side street with a very comfortable king-size bed. Both rooms were surprisingly quiet considering the central location only one block from lively Bourbon Street. The staff in the reception desk were very friendly and helpful and we LOVED the nice ladies in the breakfast room (the breakfast was good, too!). One minus: We were surprised to find that there were no room safes and since all the safes in the reception area were already taken, we had to carry our valuables which is generally not a good idea in New Orleans. However, the helpful staff in the reception desk got us a safe as soon as one was available. It would be a good idea for this hotel to provide a safe in every room.
We stayed here last October and were perfectly satisfied with the experience. Granted, it was free because we were using Priority Club points, but we'd gladly stay here again whether or not we were paying.
I hold a confirmed reservation for a room for 2 nights..the 2nd and 3rd May 2004 and paid Hotels, from which I purchased the room at the end of March 2004. My husband and I arrived late on 2nd May 2004, as our train was delayed for nearly 5 hours and by the time we reached the hotel, it was 12.30am. The counter staff said that the hotel was "overbooked by 8 rooms" already, and she had to move us to the Holiday Inn Downtown. We were very unhappy at the thought of our reservation not being honoured and having to be shuttled to another hotel, when we were already so tired and so protested ...but of course to no avail. We questioned the integrity of the hotel's policy and even asked to see the manager but the staff said she was new and that the manager was not around. By the time we checked into the Holiday Inn Downtown, it was already 1.30 am and to add to our woes, the airconditioner in the room broke down at 3am and had to be repaired. Next day we were taxied back to Chateau Lemoyne...there were houseflies in the room....as our room overlooked a huge garbage container parked in the street.
I recently stayed at the Chateau LeMoyne to attend a wedding held there. Never have I experienced more problems checking in to a hotel.
Great place to Stay
Love the place, great service, clean room friendly staff. great location. Have been back several times and will go back again.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Chateau Lemoyne June 19-22nd, 2003.
We loved the location - only a couple blocks from Burbon street and all the action yet far enough away for some peace and quiet when you need it. Rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. Only complaint was the housekeeping staff came much too early to clean our room (around 8 am) which is very early if you have been out on Burbon street until 5 am!
:) The pool area seemed nice but small. We never ate at the hotel but with all the wonderful food options in New Orleans you should go elsewhere anyway. Next time we might stay right on Burbon street so we can watch the action from our balcony but this hotel is recommended.
Would we stay again?
Ideally situated for us in French Quarter but still quiet. Best pool in our trip (we stayed in five hotels from Memphis to New Orleans).
Rooms were fine. If you can, get one with a balcony overlooking pool.
As for New Orleans, we loved it!
Would we stay again? Yes!!!
My husband and I have been to New Orleans several times in the past five years. This time my husband and I took along a friend who had never experienced New Orleans. I spent quite a bit of time looking for a hotel on the internet and in Fodor's 2003 Guide to New Orleans. We finally choose Chateau Lemoyne for several reasons...it was an easy walking distance to the Quarter, the pictures looked great (an above average hotel without being extremely pricey), and the outdoor pool looked beautiful.
I liked it a lot
I stayed here for a wedding and really enjoyed it. It has a good location and it was very pleasant. It was an excellent place for the wedding reception. I would stay there again.
Not your average Holiday Inn
Very pleasant mid-priced hotel in New Orleans. Location is good, although not trule central in the French Quarter. Ther is only one bank of elevators, so many rooms are quite a distance from the elevator. Central courtyard pool, which needs some work but is charming from afar. Room was large and clean and staff was helpful.