Country Inn and Suites by Carlson New Orleans Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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Country Inn and Suites by Carlson New Orleans Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 155

315 Magazine Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States Hotel Website | | 5043245400
678 Traveller

Reviews - Country Inn and Suites by Carlson New Orleans Hotel

Not receive a housekeeping service once
Submitted by: Brock Dickens in 29/06/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I stayed at the Country Inn in New Orleans, LA. The stay was very good across the board except for one area. The overall cleanliness was great but during our short stay we did not receive a housekeeping service once. This was not a huge inconvenience, however we were forced to take out our own trash and get our own towels. Our overall stay was good.
So Neat-- Not Country By ANY Means
Submitted by: Sheri Waguespack in 29/06/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
This hotel is great-- the atmosphere is so cool and upscale. The name isn't right for the kind of place!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson New Orleans Hotel

Fabulous Find!

from SignalK
Stayed here only 1 night after bailing out of the Garden District Hotel, and what a gem! Unique, great renovation of several old buildings, quiet and comfortable. Looks very unimposing from the outside but once you enter, be prepared to be impressed. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Would have liked to stay longer, but will definitely stay here next time.


from greenapple74
In these post flood times it's hugely important hotels are researched in the New Orleans area. Trip advisor is a most advisable source of information. We stayed at Country Inn & Suites in the warehouse district, just the other side of Canal street. Safe area and great location,the French Quarter is a 10 minute amble away. Our room had clearly been refurbished recently and had new fixtures and fittings, it was decorated in lovely yellow tones which gave a warm ambiance. The reception was very friendly and helpful. The hotel looks smaller on the outside and is deceiving as it is very large and is in a U shape.There was cable TV also. They didn't mail things for you though.

Good people trying hard in a very nice place

from gypsymoth_7
We stayed here while re-establishing our freshman son as a Tulane student after he had been blown away by Katrina in August. Our expectations were not for perfection since we knew what the city and people had been through, but honestly, it was hard to tell from this hotel that anything at all had ever gone wrong. The hotel was perfectly clean and quiet and really lovely. Our only problem was the noise from people walking overhead as a result of the highly touted "exposed beams." That might not bother some, but it did us. We asked to be moved, and we were, to a non-suite room for the same reasonable price (we had gotten a suite for $99/night--don't ask me how--online), and the rest of our stay was terrific.

It is surprising to me how pleasant and uncomplaining the people of NOLA are after all they've been through. Every single person we spoke to, from the bartender to the front desk people to the people attending the very good included continental breakfast, was unfailingly pleasant. We are staying here again when we go back for Parents' Weekend in late March. I just wish it were easier to get the reservations straight the first time--or the second or third. But I can't really complain. I've never suffered what they have. As long as we end up in the rooms we need, what are a few e-mails and phone calls?


from A TripAdvisor Member
A surprise visit for my wife who has wanted to visit New Orleans for ages. Having discovered the Carlson Country Inn chain in California last year I had no hesitation in booking this one - an exceptionally low price may have hastened the booking! Good location, super spotless room and very helpful front desk and barman all helped to make our visit a very enjoyable one. If the bar staff can actually recognise an Englishman and not think he's Australian that's an automatic major plus point! Breakfast is a bit on the dull side BUT at the price I paid there's no real complaint. Unlike others we didn't find the walk along to Canal Street intimidating in any way, no matter what time of day or night [or was it early morning?!].

Stay here - you'll love it.

Like the rest of the world we're absolutely gutted to see the total devastation following Katrina - please go and visit New Orleans as soon as you can when it re-opens and help the city get back on it's feet. Every little will help over the next few years.

You will like it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I stayed here for three nights in Late August for our 5th. Anniversary. We loved it! As you probably already know from reading other reviews, the hotel was created from old warehouses. It just recently opened in January of 05. You can still smell the paint in the elevators. We had a standard room with a window. (You have to ask for a window because not all rooms have them. The room had one painted brick wall which added to the feel. What a comfortable bed! Better than mine at home. The bathrooms have marble counter tops and very nice light fixtures. That has to be the cleanest hotel bathroom I have ever seen. It was immaculate! I never go anywhere without internet service now days and you have a choice of wired or wireless free of charge.

The continental breakfast was fairly standard as far as hotels go. Cereals, bagels, muffins, pastries, juice ect... They must have recently done away with the breakfast burrito. There was none to be found. But, they did add another waffle iron. So, now their are three. (Hint: Go to the third one.) The first two are close to the front of the line and everyone hovers around them. The third one on the other side of the coffee and juice machine is usually wide open. The waffles are huge and take up a whole plate. My wife and I would split one and eat other things. Would have been nice to have a little more fruit selection.

It is a little noisy at night, but this is New Orleans. The location is great! You are right in between the French Quarter and the garden district. You are about 2 blocks from the Quarter and about 2 blocks from the St. Charles Ave. where you can ride the historic street car to tour the garden district and cemetery. Have exact change, they don't make change. It's $1.25 each time you get on, or you can buy a $5 one day pass.

Our service was great. We got great recommendations on restaurants and the staff took the time to draw out the directions on a map. Very helpful. Leave your car at home. It is easier to walk than drive. I am glad we didn't have a car because parking is expensive.

Be prepared, there is a homeless shelter not far from the hotel and they seem to gather around close. You will see a lot of homeless through out New Orleans

Make sure you eat at "Mother's." They have the best Po-Boys in New Orleans. If you have to stand in line,'s worth it.

Un hotel excellente! A real jewel!

from EditorJax
I booked the Country Inn and Suites through Expedia not knowing anything about it except that it was new. I have been to New Orleans once before and stayed in a less-than-impressive area over by the Superdome. I REALLY enjoyed staying at the Country Inn. The staff was SO friendly and made great suggestions for places to eat and places to go out. And on a side note, there are fresh-baked cookies at the front desk. The hotel has a beautiful mix of old and new with a lot of Southern flair. The room was good-sized with a king bed. I loved the old wood beams in the room, and around the hotel. It made me feel like I was looking at old New Orleans, while relaxing in a modern room with free high-speed Internet and cable TV. The only thing I wasn't impressed by was the pool, which is pretty small. However, when in New Orleans, it's all about seeing the sights and this hotel is in a great locale; a few blocks from Riverwalk and Harrah's Casino in one direction and the French Quarter and Bourbon Street in the other. I definitely will stay here again!


from Golden85
My family and I loved the hotel. However, we were on the 4th floor and whatever was going on on the 5th floor above us was EXTREMELY loud. Until about 1:00 AM there was people running around and making loud noises. I don't know if there are rooms or what is on the 5th floor but it was really loud. Otherwise, the hotel was great. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We weren't allowed to check in until 3:45. Aside from all this, I would definitely recommend this hotel. I looked at plenty of them, and this one is in a great location (unless you count the homeless shelter down the road). It was great.

Great new hotel built in an old building

from TravelerGEO
We picked this one from the internet not knowing anything about the area and we could not have picked any better. Great location and great hotel. The rooms had large windows and the new hotel was built out of several old buildings which made for an interesting hotel. We could not have got a hotel this nice at the price in any major city.

Pleasantly Surprised

from WKA
This new hotel is the result of tranforming adjoing warehouse spaces together in a creative way. We stayed here recently on July 6 & 7 '05.
It is 2 blocks from the start of the French Quarter and near the St. Charles street car line. We had a room with a street view which is not always the case. Some of the rooms have no windows because of the characteristics of the design so you will have to request a window room if it is important to you. The lobby is spacious with skylights up to the 5th floor roof. The room was tastefully decorated and had an original brick wall that was constantly dropping dust on the furniture (think romantic). The furnishings are high end with a marble counter top in the bath. We also had a small fridge and microwave which is handy with kids. The breakfast was an expanded continental with breakfast burritos and waffles. The dining area is quite pleasant and spacious. The A/C is quiet and work well. You can find coupons for this place in one of the tourist books handed out in the tourist office by the Cafe du Monde that will save you $30/night Monday - Thursday making it $69. I would like to take this place with me whenever I travel. Complimentary USA Today, nice reading area with a faux fireplace and the staff was friendly and willing to bend the rules.

Great Hotel

from MG_Dallas
I booked this room for my husband for his business trip to New Orleans last month. To be honest, the name almost scared me off - sounded like a cheap, typical, suites-hotel. But that was far from the truth. My husband said he felt like a "king in his castle." The vaulted ceilings and tall windows were beautiful, and the location is great as well - close enough to the French Quarter, without all of the noise. The hotel is in easy walking distance from Mother's as well, a nice perk. I look forward to staying here the next time we visit!

Top Local Tips for New Orleans

Go go go to New Orleans! We spend two days with two young children in New Orleans. The main tourist areas are safe and clean. The people were friendly. We had a great time on the waterfront, streetcar, french quarter, and even bourbon street. The only down side is that many family-friendly attractions (aquarium, children's museum, children's park) are closed on Mondays.

Go go go to New Orleans! We spend two days with two young children in New Orleans. The main tourist areas are safe and clean. The people were friendly. We had a great time on the waterfront, streetcar, french quarter, and even bourbon street. The only down side is that many family-friendly attractions (aquarium, children's museum, children's park) are closed on Mondays.

If you are staying pre cruise, it's walkable to the port. The River Walk is just down the street and if you want to save $ 15.00 cab fare (incl. tip) it's not a very bad walk to the cruise ship port. Just ask for directions from the front desk.


Other names for Country Inn and Suites by Carlson New Orleans Hotel

  • new orleans country inn
  • country inn new orleans
  • Address: 315 Magazine Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States
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