InterContinental New Orleans
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Up at 8:30 and out to walk to the World War II Museum (945 Magazine St.), took about 15 minutes, sunny but still cold and windy. There is a coffee shop attached to the museum and we stopped and had wonderful hot tea and muffins. I had African Apricot tea and a banana muffin; Vicki had the Orange Dulce tea and a cranberry ($6). Thus fortified, we …
I picked Vicki up at 6:30 a. for our 8:50-10:10 a. American flight to New Orleans. We parked at FastTrack, were picked up by their shuttle before we could even shut our doors, and were at the airport, through Security, and drinking coffee and eating muffins ($6.50) by 7:50 a. We departed and landed right on time, took a taxi ($34) to the …
Another state and another city ticked off... and New Orleans was a very cool one to see. We ate some alligator, marvelled at the garish night life down Bourbon St, wandered through other lovely parts of the French Quarter and even took a tour bus of the city, learning more about the havoc Hurricance Katrina wreaked on the city. The Lower 9th ward …
Our last day. Up at 8:15, check out was at 12:00 so we could leave our bags in the room. We were out by 9:35 and headed off to the Hermann-Grima House (820 St. Louis). It was sunny, warm, and humid . . . around 66° . . . this was the weather that had been forecast. We were walking along Royal, found 819, found 822, no 820. We stopped a lady and …
We had to get up at 6:30 since we were taking the plantation tour and would be picked up around 7:45 a. We had made reservations on-line with River Road Plantation Adventures (www.plantationadventure.com) for a tour of Oak Allen and Laura's Plantation ($65 ea.). This company uses 12-passenger vans instead of a big tour bus and comes recommended by …
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental New Orleans
Wonderful, Just driving around comparing it to the look of other buildings, newly renovated. I booked a regualr deluxe double room memorial day, and it was more than perfect. Marble bathrooms, gorgeous lobby, outside garden/lobby area. The rooftop pool kinda sucked, no view of anything at all. My room also had a view of the parking garage next door which by the way costs $20 a night compared to the hotel's $30 rate. I did not use my car all 3 days. perfect distance, 5 minutes walk to Bourbon, Casino, shopping, riverwalk. Far away from noise and horrible smell of bourbon. Even at 4am when we stumbled in after walking the whole of bourbon, it was still not a tiring walk. The hotel's ambiance makes you feel like u are in somewhere much more luxurious than new orleans. By the way, i was on 7th floor, no water pressure problems.
Stayed 4 nights in the lovely hotel. Hotel was clean, which is more than can be said about New Orleans. Staff was pleasant and helpful. We had a problem with a light and the TV remote, both corrected immediately. Room was very spacious. Just a short walk from the French Quarter. Would recommend highly.
Dishonest, no customer service
Ran a special on Travelzoo, then refused to honor it without apology or explanation. This is customer service at its worst, and most unlike the IC brand of service.
Great Hotel! Perfect Location!
Fantastic Hotel! We arrived at noon (well before scheduled check in) we were warmly greeted and immediatly checked in to a fabulous room! This hotel is in the perfect location. Well within walking distance to all New Orleans attractions. We walked everywhere! The French Quarter, The French Market, Harrahs, The Aquarium were close enough to walk to. We took streetcar into the garden district for lunch (Commander's Palace- Yum!) and were able to catch the street car less than a block from the hotel. Room service was available 24 hrs a day- You call and they'd say Good Evening Mrs. Short what can I bring you ? Fluffy Robes, Well Stocked Mini Bar! Need I say more! My only disappointment was that the roof top pool ws not open 24 hrs.
Stay here! You'll love it!
Really nice hotel
I stayed at the InterContinetal for the Jazz Fest weekend. I was really impressed with the staff, very nice and professional. Drawback was the beds were extremly soft and we found a roach, alive and well, crawling in the bathroom. I think they need to have the place fumegated someone else mentioned a roach in another post. Overall the hotel was really nice.
I stayed here for 4 days in November for a conference and was very impressed. I had never heard or stayed in an Interncontinental Hotel before, but I certainly would again after this trip. They were doing some remodeling so the downstairs entrance didn't look very nice at the time, but once I arrived at the main lobby, I was impressed by the marble tiled floors and walls and the gigantic flower arrangements. A coworker told me that you could order most any newspaper to be placed at your room the next morning for free. I didn't have a chance to test that out though. The hotel stay included a free breakfast buffet and let me tell you, their buffet is wonderful!! The restaurant has a beauiful sunroom, the staff are extremely attentive, and the variety of breakfast foods and fruit was much better than any hotel restaurant I had been to before. They even had salmon and capers. The rooms were very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The sink and bathroom areas were marble tiled as well. My only complaint was that it was not in very close walking distance to the French Quarter or the Convention Center.
Our trip booked through Expedia went smoothly. The package deal including our flights and a 3 night stay at the 4 star InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans (business district) was wonderful. Our only disappointment was a minor one. When we checked in we re-stated our request for a room with a balcony (had requested a few days before arriving as well) and were basically told those rooms were for the guests that had paid more for their rooms. We knew we had gotten a great price on our package, so we could understand, but it was disappointing to have it worded back to us in that way. But otherwise, the hotel was awesome. Everyone there was friendly and helpful, everything was clean and beautiful, and 4 star it certainly is! We were a couple of blocks walking distance to Canal Street, and then into the French Quarter. We walked everywhere, but the hotel sits on the streetcar line if needed, and they'll get you a cab in a jiffy if you want one. We would highly recommend that hotel if you're looking for something swanky and nice. Fluffy bathrobes, beautiful room, and great services available if you want or need them.
Rooms excellent, but some other problems
The sleeping room I had was spacious, spotless, and well appointed--couldn't be better. I even had a balcony, which was nice to sit on. However, there were roaches in the meeting room (I was there for a meeting), which I found just unacceptable. The hotel has a lot to offer: great location, good employees. It's quite large, so there isn't a cozy feeling. It's frustrating that the lobby is on the second floor and you have to take an escalator to get to the elevators.
Will Stay Again!
Wonderful hotel. I stayed with my boyfriend and several of our friends stayed for 3 days as well. EVERYONE loved it. The hotel is gorgeous and the staff is so pleasant. I would have enjoyed staying in and having room service deliver all weekend. But being that we were in New Orleans, that would have been a waste of air!!! This is a great hotel with great service and gorgeous rooms, lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks and will come again.
Hotel intercontinental fabulous
this hotel was wonderful! professional yet friendly staff, luxurious rooms (we received a free upgrade even though our reservations were through hotwire). The gym was top of the line. We mistakenly booked breakfast at the veranda restaurant, meaning to book the jazz brunch. we were already seated and beverages were served when we realized our mistake. no problem. we were given the beverages gratis and booked for the FANTASTIC jazz brunch an hour later! booked via hotwire, rooms were 86 + tax. Room service was prompt, elegant and delicious