Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Richelieu in the French Quarter New Orleans
What a terrific time! I spent August 21 -25th in New Orleans for the first time. The room was great, maid service was great, the entire staff was great! The hotel is on the edge of the French Quarter, so it was quiet, but still in short walking distance to everything! I can't wait to go back, I'm already planning a return visit!
A Clean, Quiet Spot in the French Quarter
A block from the Esplanade side of the French Quarter, Le Richelieu was a very nice stay. My wife and I recently celebrated an anniversary in New Orleans and found the hotel to be clean and quiet while still within a short walk from the Bourbon St. excitement. The free parking is a plus (there was usually a security guard roaming the lot). The staff seemed courteous while not overly friendly. The room was okay; bath styled from the 60's with mini-tiled counters. A good hotel for the money.
perfect ambience. We ALWAYS stay at the Richelieu when we are in New Orleans and have never been disappointed. Recommended without qualification.
Le Richelieu (A+)
My husband and I stayed at the Le Richelieu in New Orleans on the weekend of Dec 13, 2002. It was decorated really nice for Christmas.
The location is wonderful, quiet yet in the Quarter. The parking is great because it is secure and free. The room was very clean and nice we had a private balcony that we could walk out on and I loves it.
Everyone was very generous and the prices are great!!! I also like that I only have to walk a block to the Frenck Market. I would recommend a stay here to anyone! Kim Thomas
Couldn't get any better.
Our stay began with a free upgrade to the Paul McCartney Suite. (Paul and Linda lived there for a few months). The room had a bedroom, living room with dining area, a full kitchen and a very large private balcony.
The staff was friendly, knowledgable and helpfull. We asked for a recommendation for dinner on Saturday night that had gourmet food, allowed shorts, and could get us in right away. Also wanted to go listen to Blues. Recommendation of CAFE SBISA and Lounge Lizzard were just what we were looking for.
Nice location. Convenient, quite, safe.
Having done a lot of searching and comparing reviews I finally decided on this hotel. We had never been to New Orleans before and had received mixed reports from friends. I wanted somewhere with atmosphere, not too big to be anonymous, friendly and clean. This was it. I don't want to go on too much because selfishly I don't want the place to become so busy and popular that I can't get a room. Many thanks to all the staff who helped make our stay so enjoyable. (It's also the haunt for locals who will regale you with local stories and cause you to spend all night in the bar instead of going out in town.) The craic was ninety.
A fantastic hotel
Stayed here during Mardi Gras and it was fantastic. The service was excellent and the people couldn't have been more helpful. They changed our room to two beds from one bed without charging us. My only complaint is that it was just on the edge of the French Quarter but it was quiet. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Looked great compared to Lamothe House
Took virtual tours and decided on Lamothe House over Le R. because cheaper. Looked beautiful, but was stinky and the entryway was dirty and also one of the front shutters was hanging off it's hinges. So unloaded luggage and started off to see the sites. (Because I was told I would be charged for first night even if we didn't stay) . Two blocks around the corner we passed Le Richelieu. Decided to take a look. Nearly spotless entry and public areas. Baseboards clean. (I notice these things.) Room fine. Bathroom dated but clean. The walk-in closet was the only dirty area. It appeared to never have been vacuumed and there was loose dirt on the shelves in the corners. But hey, after Lamothe house it looked like a palace, and the on-site parking is a big plus. Oh yeah, so we went back to Lamothe House and drug all our luggage down to Le Richelieu and said oh well. We'll dispute the charge at Lamothe-it was worth it just to get out of there. I would stay again, but I should have mentioned the dirty closet.
Service great, rooms......?
This was our 3rd New Years Eve in NOLA. Previously at Crown Plaza and Royal Sonesta. First, the service at the hotel is excellent. All staff is very attentive, friendly and responsive. Loacation is great. Close to the action, but quiet. However, the rooms need a MAJOR upgrade. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite (previously an apartment). The room had been decorated in the 60's or 70's. Mauve paint, old furniture, rugs and an old bath and kitchen. The kitchen had only a functioning refrigerator (1960's aqua) no oven/range, dishes, or coffee maker. Kitchen and bath very dated and shabby. Housekeeping came evey day, but didn't really dust or clean well which added to the shabby motiff (linens and towesl were clean and fresh everyday). If you rely on room service, restaurant is limited. Unless you like eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham and hamburgers. I'm a chicken, fish and veggie gal and was at a loss to find anything fresh and not fried. Big disappointment in the restaurant. If they would update the rooms and restaurant menu, I'd stay again. I think we'll try somewhere else next time.
Had a Great Time
I stayed at Le Richelieu with my family on our last trip to New Orleans for spring break. We moved to this hotel after our first one turned out to be less than satisfactory (Villa Convento, stay clear of that place)! The staff at Le Richelieu was very helpful and friendly, and our room was nicely decorated and very clean. The building itself is very beautiful and historic. In fact, we discovered the hotel while taking a carriage ride. It's right down the street from the Ursulines Convent and only a few blocks down Chartre from Jackson Square. I loved walking back the hotel and seeing the carriages pass by while gazing up at the seemingly ancient Ursulines Convent or even at the Beauregard-Keyes House. My only complaint is that the lobby smelled like smoke. I never saw anyone smoking in the lobby, but there was a restaurant/bar attached and the smell leaked out in to the lobby area. Le Richelieu is located on the Esplanade side of the quarter, which is the most beautiful, residential, and QUIET place you can be in the Vieux Carre. I've seen some people write that they think that this area is the "bad" section of town--this couldn't be further from the truth. There are not as many tourists around, but it is a very safe and peaceful section of the Quarter. It's perfect for people like me who detest all the noise and vomit on Bourbon Street but still like to be in walking distance of the debacle just in case they feel the urge to see the spectacle!
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