Place d'Armes Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Place d'Armes Hotel New Orleans
Nice hotel, super location
We were in Place d'Armes late September and indeed some construction still went on, and this will defintely pay off.
The room we had was large enough, the bath room was clean and P d'A has a really romantic Italian style garden with a little pool, like in Melrose Place (for those who remember the series).
The hotel offers tasty croissants and a good cup of coffee as breakfast (which I guess may apply more to continental Europeans).
The location is superb and we got a great rate of $50 through the visitors center!
Staff and Reservations Desk Need to Learn Customer Service
When calling to try and make a reservation I was passed around, hung up on and was treated as if they were doing me a big favor by speaking to me! I requested 2 rooms one with a street Balcony and one in the back with first floor courtyard access. Well you would have thought I asked him to actually do his job, or something equally crazy! I was informed that Balconey rooms are first come first served ONLY. NO RESERVATIONS??? Is this a hotel??? I wanted a balcony and was willing to pay for it, BUT was told NO!! They are available but maybe they could do something; "If you know what I mean". Giving me the distinct impression that a shake down at check in was in store!!!!!!! BEWARE They try to pawn off the WINDOWLESS INTERIOR ROOMS (we called it CELL BLOCK H_LL), They tried this last year too; but we were actually standing in the lobby and were savvy enough to ask to see the room BEFORE handing over the money. I had stayed at the hotel last year and to be honest they have one of the most New Orleans-ish courtyards in town BUT THE ROOMS ARE SMALL, IN NEED OF CLEANING, THE BEDS WERE SCAREY AND EVERTHING NEEDS UPDATING!! The family who owns this hotel should get their staff in hand!! I will never stay at this hotel again!! There are many other NICE hotels with better service, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!
Place d'Armes Robbery
I booked a room at Place d'Armes based on reviews from this website.
What a dissapointment! I paid regular rates to stay in a hotel that was in the middle of reconstruction. There was work underday in the hallway outside my room and in the room directly above mine. Just imagine spending a late night on Bourbon Street and being awakend by pounding from the room above at 7 a.m. I'll never return to this rude establishment. The nerve!
Be Warned: Renovation Going On!
We had booked reservations at the Place D'Armes based on the reviews given here, but upon arriving September 4, we were dismayed to find half the hotel undergoing extensive renovations! If paint smell, scaffolding and workmen turn you on, this is the place. Fortunately the hotel staff were exceptional and allowed us to move to the Hotel St.
Marie, also in the French Quarter. Beautiful courtyard with pool, beautiful hotel and we definitely recommend this hotel until the Place D'Armes reconstruction is completed.
Just returned from a trip to New Orleans. We stayed at the Place de Armes a half block from Jackson Square. The entire stay was wonderful. Everyone from the bell hops to the front desk, to the housekeeping staff was friendly, warm and helpful. The atmosphere was incredible with a nice pool and courtyard. We have visited NOLA 9 times in 7 years and this will be the ONLY hotel i will stay at in the future. Congratulations to the management for having such a great staff !
Place d'Armes has one of the best locations in New Orleans...just steps away from Jackson Square. We could walk everywhere. The staff was very helpful and courteous and we all agreed, we would stay there again.
It's not fancy, but the location compensates for that, and the courtyard is so inviting!
Great hotel...will return!
We found this hotel on Trip Advisor and after reading the reviews posted here, we decided to try it out. I was delighted by the location (one-half block from Jackson Square), the beauty of the courtyard and pool (staff mentioned that a magazine is photographing the courtyard for a story this month) and the friendly service by staff who were always quick to offer help and make recommendations. The hotel is very old, built in the late 1700's and was formerly an old boys school. We had a pleasant courtside room and the accomodations were satisfactory.
My boy especially enjoyed the pool and I loved the fresh flowers on each table at the complimentary breakfast. Good job Place d'Armes - thank you for a lovely visit and we'll see you next year!! :-)
I Loved It!
This is surely in the top 3 hotels I've ever stayed in. It was the most luxurious or biggest, but I was able to get the best nights sleep of any other hotel . The hotel is located a few blocks from Jackson Square. It is a very historic looking hotel.The people were very helpful and friendly. There was a nice courtyard with trees that happened to be blooming with very pretty flowers. Made for a perfect pic of my wife and I. Now for the part that I liked the most..We happened to get a room that had no windows, and at first I thought this was odd and a bad thing. Well, the next morning I was able to sleep in until after 10am (normally I can't sleep past 7am) because there was absolutely NO LIGHT in the room at all! I wish I could get our room at home that dark. This isn't something most people think about, but it made this hotel one of my favorites.
I stayed here with my sister-in-law and our two children, ages 8 and 12 during Easter week this year. We had a great time with no problems. The hotel is clean and quiet. The room was large with a shared balcony. The staff was friendly and always helpful. While not a four-star luxury hotel (the towels could be softer), the location and price cannot be beat.
Great summer getaway with kids!
This august I traveled to New Orleans with my sister and our three kids, 12,10,9. We stayed at a wonderful hotel, Place de armes. It was wonderfull. The hotel is located less than a block from Jackson square and only two to Cafe du monde. There was also a wonderful little place Madelines right on the corner that was great for a tea and dessert. The weather was actually cooler that Jersey ( we had an extended heatwave in nj this summer). I would recomend New Orleans for kids. We took the Cajun Pride swamp tour and we all got to hold a baby alligator. This was the boys hightlight of the trip. We also visited the zoo and aquarium. Both wonderful. keep the aquarium and imax for a hot day. We also took the jazz lunch cruise on the Natchez. IT WAS GREAT. Our children are all musical and the city is teeming with jazz. We also went to Preservation Hall one night. A MUST , but it is hot inside. don't dress up. people were coming in dressed to the hilt and!melting.
Bourbon street was seedy but a must see. We also went into the garden district for lunch and did the D Day museum and the civil war museum. It was interesting but probably not good for small kids. good for a hot day though. I would recommend the Gumbo Shop and Remoulades. good food and kid friendly. Also the kids loved shopping at the french market. Stay away from street fortune tellers. They scam you quick into a 10. reading. But all in all we loved it and can't wait to go back. any questions email me. I'm experienced in traveling with kids on my own.
TripAdvisor Reviews Place d'Armes Hotel New Orleans
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Sunday 18th November.
Union Station in time for the 'Sunset Limited' train to New Orleans. We should arrive in New Orleans (NOLA) on Tuesday afternoon. We check our baggage in, as there is no room for it in the 'sleepette' and board. Same set up as the San Francisco train, a small compartment with pull down beds, dining car and view coach …
... carry a taxer gun yet they still walk round with minimal movement in their limbs do to the padding they have on, these guys have guns, tazers and pepper spray and all they got to protect them is a sheriff hat! Went and chilled in the courtyard at the hotel, bourbon street was good but the tackiness of the promoters outside clubs and the flashy lights and tacky bars put me off a little, when I wanted to see more jazz pubs and bars. Memphis tonight, let's hope I sleep as well as I did coming ...
... cost only 40 cents each into the centre of the city.
Despite the thunder and cloud bursts, we explored the French market which was fascinating with lots of foods, and exquisite masks for Mardi Gras processions.
This city is still trying to recover from the effects of Katrina, some houses have been raised on stilts, then abandoned as the owners ran out ...
... down the set, he wasn't coming back. It was a slow crawl to get out of the main stage area and onto the race track. There were only a few foot bridges that transversed a drain that was between the centre grassed area in the middle and the track itself, so it was a huge bottle neck as everyone went to leave. The festival was finished for the day. When I finally got out of the human crush, I dashed around to the tee shirt stall and bought a shirt. I had to. I always buy a shirt ...
... was a guarantee of getting something..I tried, it didn’t work haha! We did come away with A LOT of beads though without having to “work” for them if you know what I mean! FYI, the parades are family friendly fun and they do not go down Bourbon Street.
That evening we headed to Bourbon Street again (as you can imagine, not family friendly!) after dinner at The Blues Club. It was still wet and cold and crowded and rowdy and interesting ...