Homewood Suites New Orleans
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Location! Location! Location!
I actually came across the Homewood Suite when reviewing through TripAdvisor and took the posted reviews in consideration when bookings my stay in New Orleans. We stayed here for 5 days in April 2004. Loved every minute of it. Homewood Suites, as the name implies, have great suites, large and very clean with a small kitchenette. Rooms were extremely comfortable especially I have kids, seperate bedroom and living room with each a TV. All the amenities were there as posted on their website although do not expect to cook up a storm. (most likely for a party of 4 only) Then again, who wants to cook when you are in New Orleans where food and drinks are in abundance. The Manager's Lite Dinner (Mon-Thur only) was great to tie one over before dinner. Pool is of decent size and heated with plenty of towels.
Location was great because we walk everyday to the Quarters (about 10 minutes) and in fact to the river too. A nice walk after the daily hot buffet breakfast for digestion so you can eat again at Cafe DuMonde is not a bad idea. However, if its late at night, take a cab given that the hotel is located in the Central Business District. But the location is perfect to access anywhere. (The hot breakfast needs improvement though in terms of variety daily. We got tired after the third day because of the same old stuff)
Parking was also convenient for us expecially we decided not to pay for the (valet) daily overnight charge of about $22! There are parking meters around the hotel and its free after 6 p.m. till 8 a.m. There are several open parking lots which charges only $8 for the whole day and overnight. Covered lots are pricer. Bring those singles though since the parking are self directed and you need to insert the money into slots.
We highly recommend this hotel, especially for families and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The decent price for a suite at a great location - Homewood Suite would be our choice again next time we are in New Orleans.
Home at Homewood.
I came to know Homewood Suites quite by accident. How grateful I am for that experience. Mr. Martinez and his staff are gracious, friendly, warm, welcoming and complete professionals. The suites are clean, pleasant and spacious I visit New Orleans about four times a year and have decided that at anytime I come and Homewood has the space, it will be my home for my visit. Try it, I granantee you will love it.
Truely enjoyed our stay at the Homewood Suites from 2/12-2/16. Before we even arrived the hotel was in touch with us sending information on the area and arranging to pick us up at the airport. There was a mix up with transportation upon arrival and we had a short wait for the driver. And even though we made prior arrangements for our departure to the airport, no ride was available and we wound up taking a taxi.
Actually, for $2.00 more the taxi ride is the way to go. Now for the hotel, it was lovely. The suites are spacious and offer a nice evening buffet from Mon-Thurs with wine and beer. This is included with the hotel price and we found it to be plentyful and a relaxing time with management coming around to greet you and give suggestions on the area.
There is also a "hot" breakfast buffet every morning. But there seems to be no variety with the food at breakfast and if you are staying for an extended period of time, it grows old on the taste buds. Still in all, it's a great way to grab something before heading out for the day.
And the best part about the hotel is the service from the doorman.
Friendly, cordial, informative and they sure know how to hail down a taxi. We would definitely stay here again should we be visiting the city of New Orleans. By the way the hotel is close to the St. Charles streetcar line and only about a 15-20 minute walk to the french quarter.
Hotel was fine, location was fine. Be careful with your VALUABLES!!! Stayed 3 nights 2/5-2/8 on the last night, $200 BUCKS MISSING FROM MY ROOM! Informed Dir of operations B. Martinez, with no solution, asked to speak to the Regional Director T. Horton, left a message and no response back. B. Martinz said they are not liable for valuables left in the room, "I should have used the safe deposit"... Oh really, well if I told to the house keeper I do not need my room cleaned I did not expect them to come in anyway!!! I found this out when I asked B. Martiniz to check who entered and there was 1 entrance to my room i was not aware of.
A great find!
My family and I stayed at the Homewood Suites for a week over Thanksgiving. Our stay could not have been nicer. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The hotel's location was walking distance to The French Quarter, The Riverwalk, and the St. Charles Streetcar. The full breakfast every morning was a great time and money saver. We were also impressed with the food for the Manager's Reception. The rooms were very clean, spacious, and well maintained. We would recommend Homewood Suites especially for families that benefit from having 2 seperate rooms.
My wife and I spent 5 nights here and it was excellent in every way.
The breakfasts were complete with eggs, bacon, sausages, etc. Coffee was one of the best I've tasted. Managers reception Mon-Thu evenings included wine and beer. Our room was always emaculate when we returned from our busy days and all of the staff were gracious and pleasant. A little bit of a hike to French Quarter, but what the heck you have to work off all that food anyway!
Very enjoyable stay
I stayed at the New Orleans Homewood suites Sept 21-24/03. My stay was execellent. The room was well appointed and the staff was excellent.
The only problem was the hot tub was luke-warm, which I was assured was a temporary problem. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in New Orleans.
A real bargain
Having stayed a numerous hotels in NO, I was thrilled to see the spacious suite, full breakfast and manager's reception with food and wine. The staff was also great.
Homewood Suites is an excellent choice
The Homewood Suites was the best hotel I have ever stayed in while in New Orleans. The rooms are spacious, the staff friendly, and the hotel is very, very clean. The breakfast buffet and the manager's reception is outstanding. The food is never-ending, come early or late. The lobby is the perfect place to socialize. I can not say enough about this hotel. It is well worth the stay. Enjoy!
Loved the Homewood Suites
Had an extremely pleasant stay at the new Homewood Suites on Poydras and Barrone. The rooms were large ( 2 queen size beds in bedroom and a queen size sofabed in living room, full kitchen with large refrigerator and dishwasher, 2 tv's), Full hot and cold breakfast and a small evening reception w/drinks and snacks were offered. We were delighted, since we made last minute reservations and the rate was $189/nt for 3 persons. Canal Street was 4 blocks away, although a late night stroll may be unwise since it is pretty isolated in the Business District after 8 PM. No restaurant, but across the street is Le Pavillon, deluxe class hotel with elegant dining room. Recommended highly!