Chateau Lemoyne, A Holiday Inn Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112
While doing research for our second trip to NOLA, I knew I wanted to be in the French Quarter but away from the craziness of Bourbon Street. Enter the beautiful old Chateau Lemoyne, which is a Holiday Inn hotel. The price was great, the hotel looked nothing like a traditional Holiday Inn and had an old world charm unique to New Orleans. I’d definitely stay here again and loved our stay.
Location – The location of this hotel was honestly perfect. It’s in the French Quarter but away from the craziness of Bourbon Street and only about 5-10 minutes walking from all the main areas of the Quarter. It was also easy access on and off the freeways and was super easy to get around.
Decor – The hotel is a really old New Orleans landmark and IHG did a fantastic job with the renovation. The decor is simple and historic but also modern and hip. I loved the decor throughout the hotel, keeping consistent with old world charm and decor alongside new and modern design.
Large Suite – Upon arrival, we had booked a balcony room so we’d have a street view of the French Quarter. I’m not sure what happened, but we were upgraded to a large suite when we arrived. Our large room was huge and had a large sitting room, a big bedroom and a huge master bathroom. We couldn’t complain!
Street View – While we didn’t have a balcony to go out on to, our suite had a street and city view versus a courtyard view. I always enjoy seeing a street view when traveling to get a vibe of the surrounding area.
Price – I think I paid something like $220 a night, which for the area was pretty low. For the price we paid and the experience we got, I’d say it was well worth the money.
Long Wait for Valet and Reception upon Arrival – We arrived Sunday night around 6pm to the hotel and there was no one at the valet outside nor was there anyone anywhere in the lobby or reception area to check us in. I could hear them talking in the backroom but no matter what I did, it took a solid 10-15 minutes before someone came out. After check in, we still had to wait about another 10 minutes for the valet to park our car. It was the only time this happened during our stay but was a little annoying starting off.
NOTES TO KEEP IN MIND
Valet Parking – Valet parking will set you back about $38 per night.
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