Ramada Plaza Inn On Bourbon Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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Ramada Plaza Inn On Bourbon Hotel

, New Orleans
2 star

Rooms: 186

541 Bourbon Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States | 5045247611
401 Traveller

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t choose this hotel just for location... read on...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Extreme Disappointment. Location is great, but the security is not really security at all. They post a sign up on the front door every "special event" or "holiday" that says "REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY." I, while there, asked why? I was told it was for my protection. Bullsh*t!
Who are they trying to kid? This is an insult to me. I have spoken to someone there in the office that told me the reason is this: So that the hotel does not lose revenue from 3-4 people staying in a room, when they only pay for 1-2. Is is the water consumption that allows for an extra $30 a night per additional person? I think not. In the hotel's mind, they are losing the ability to sell another room by having 3-4 in a room. So don't believe its for "your protection." Please! Its not...
oh, and don't let the intimidating security guard in a suit and tie guarding the front door scare you, JUST DO NOT STAY HERE. The rooms are old, musty, smelly and if it weren't for their location and half decent restaurant this property would not be a Ramada Gold Key property.
TRUST!

Repeat Guest

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon 7 years ago. We went back in 2001 and stayed in the same room. The service was excellent on both trips, and the hotel is beautiful with a great pool and courtyard, and a great location!

Clean place, good location

from teesmc
Stayed here in March 2003 and had a great time. I have stayed in many NOLA hotels and this has been the cleanest and nicest. The rooms were small but clean and fresh. Carpet wasn't musty like it is in other hotels in the Quarter. Price was reasonable too for the good location.

Security is out of control

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Inn on Bourbon during Mardis Gras 2003. We had a balcony room overlooking Bourbon. The rooms were clean and the balcony was nice, but the security at this place is out of control. I could understand if they only allowed 1 guest per paying guest, or required a room key for entrance after 2 am, but they would not even allow my wife and I to bring one other couple into the hotel in the middle of the day. I even offered to pay extra to get them in, tried to slip the doorman $100, but NO DICE! This is a ridiculous policy for a $400 a night room. The street in front of the hotel was probably the lamest on bourbon because the balconies had so few people on them. If you plan on making any friends in NO, you better choose another hotel. I am currently looking elsewhere for this year s trip.

Left us alone, Awesome location

from A TripAdvisor Member
We recently stayed at this hotel this past weekend (December 4-8) and had a great time, very impressed with the location of the hotel. It's right next to a club called Razoo's.....very happening place. I was a little worried in the beginning after reading some of these reviews concerning the security issues and that alot of people said they don't allow unregistered guests in your room. Well we never had that problem, as long as you walked by and flashed your key card at them they never would stop you. Awesome to be in the middle of the French Quarter, definitely recommend it. Quality isn't too great, rooms are a little small, but other than that it was fine.

Loved our Stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Ramada on a package deal from Delta - loved it. The location was perfect for us and the room was clean and very well kept.
The staff was always very pleasant and we would definately stay here again. We are returning to New Orleans for Thanksgiving and will be staying at the Royal Sonesta as there is nothing available at the Ramada. We are hoping we are just as pleased.

Loved it

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed there the 2003 Essence festival and my friend lost her key and I went up to the room without her while she went to the front desk, she popped up about 3 minutes later and he said that they just gave her a new key with no problem (and this was about 2am). The room was kind of small, but we weren't there for the room, it was more the location (bourbon). When we got our confirmation in the mail it said that we had "NO BALCONY" and when we got to the hotel our room did have a balcony so that was a plus. Me and my friend enjoyed ourselves that we have already made and paid for our reservation in November (2003 Bayou Classic).

Give me a break, reviewers!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at many hotels in the French Quarter and this is about as good as it gets for price, service, location. I have stayed at this hotel several times and have seen the sign stating the policy on not bringing unregistered guests in the hotel. The hotel, because of its location, simply doesn't want party central going on in its rooms...it doesn't want ten college kids sharing one hotel room...and it probably doesn't want people bringing new found friends into the hotel at 4 a.m., if you know what I mean. I don't see a problem keeping your card key on you and presenting it upon entering the building...it's called security. That being said, I have never been asked to present a card key, identification, or anything else when I enter the hotel and I am a young, single guy who likes to party. This is a great hotel maybe because the people complaining won't be back. The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly, and the location cannot be beat. Great value.

policy!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was like an armed concentration camp and "harassment central" upon my recent stay - labor day weekend 2003. THIS IS NOT AN ISSOLATED EVENT - READ OTHER REVIEWS! It was the worst hotel experience I have had. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOU BUSINESS!

Who ever heard of a hotel enforcing a "no unregistered guest in room" policy? That was one thing - how you were informed of this policy and the rude, insulant, and judmental way it was enforced was another!

Furthemore, the no guest policy was strictly enforced unless the staff liked the way you way you or "your guest" looked - at which case it was not enforced or only one party of a couple was asked to present a cardkey. I witnessed this harasment based non-enforcement at four seperate and distinct times.

The way this hotel treated guests and the city's police state attitude about this weekend tells me they don't apprecated individual business - and maybe this weekend's 90 million dollar event needs to take a break until the city, hotels, and bars change their attitute and treat patrons with at least a basic level of respect.

The hotel informed guests of these rules by an three page list left on beds - their was no notice of these rules given when making reservation or checking in. At that date, the hotel was inforcing a 100% cancellation charge and any guest violating the policy "will be asked to leave the premises immediatedly and CANNOT expect or demand ANY REFUND of the room charge."

These terms and conditions were enforced without due prior notice. If a hotel wants to enforce an unusual policy wouldn't it be resonsible to expect notice of such upon making reservation through the hotel, upon confirmation with the hotel on serveral occasions, or upon checkin?
Should't you have the right to make an informed decission on how to be treated and the level of service and respect to be expected for your dollars?

For furhter reference to quote the hotel rules: "All registered hotel guests are given coded keys at check-in. PLEASE CARRY YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL KEY AND ANOTHER FORM OF ID AT ALL TIMES. The doormen and security officers will ask for your hotel key(s). Individuals not carrying a hotel key will be stopped at the front door of the hotel.
ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE HOTEL. Your room key and/or second form of picture ID such as a drivers license is also required. HOTEL GUESTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING NON-REGISTERED GUESTS INTO THE HOTEL. ONLY REGISTERED HOTEL GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE HOTEL."

Plus the airconditioning did not work after being repaired twice (which took all day) and when finally asking the management to be moved to a different room, the staff was dowright discourteous and evasive and responded only after I had the service person contact the front desk twice!

Enough said, you are forewarned!

This Hotel Stinks

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have never been treated so poorly at a hotel in all of my life. I was saying with a friend of mine and we went to dinner and only took one room key because we were in the same room. Upon our return they would not let us into the hotel without what seemed like a strip search. The people working the front desk are very rude and what I would consider unreasonable. The location is the ONLY thing going for the hotel.

Top Local Tips for New Orleans

Did a lot in three days Keep walking - everything well within range - Cafe du monde, Jackson Square, Harrah's, great bars/restaurants everywhere - read where you want to go first as the slection is so great when you get there, it may be overwhelming. Keep a sense of humour and enjoy.

Cheaper good cajun/creaole food in the Quarter can be tough to find... walk down Bourbon (take a right out front door of hotel) past the gay section and you'll come to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop about 5-6 blocks down, take a right towards the river and a couple blocks down there's a corner store that has great gumbo, boudin and other less pricey options. Do the walk during the day at least the first time, Bourbon gets a little empty at night that far down so you'll want to know you're in the right place.

French Market The French Market is a must shopping experience when you go to the French Quarter. It's been there since the 1800's and is as much a tradition in NO as Beignets & Coffee. You can find cool, one of a kind items, made by local artisans along with t-shirts, silver, etc. If your looking for T-shirts & things of that nature, be sure to stop and check the prices of all the shops on the way down to the Market to get an idea as to what the T-shirt prices are. You may or may not find the t-shirt your looking for at a cheaper price. It's the place to go for feather masks, beads etc. You won't find them cheaper anywhere else in the Quarter.

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  • Address: 541 Bourbon Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States
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