Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans
Reviews - Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
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Good stay at a reasonable price, October 18-20, 2004from A TripAdvisor Member
Contrary to many of the other reviews we felt our room was quite spacious and had an excellent view of Canal St., the river, and the Quarter. Perhaps we were merely lucky with this room (# 1718) which was high enough up on the Quarter side of the building for a good view and situated such that there was ample space for two people. There was plenty of space for easily manuevering around several pieces of luggage and brief cases left out in the room in addition to what we stowed in the closet. Maybe we had a "handicapped accessible" room and didn't know it?!? Alternately, since this is a remodeled office building perhaps we just benefited from the stretch of hallway along which this room was located.
The bathrom was also very large by any standard I use ( my wife and I could both get ready at the same time with room to spare). Also, the desk had a large enough work surface to do my paperwork without having to move the phone, lamps, or hotel advertising tent cards.
The exercise center on the third floor was equipped with two each, treadmills and steppers plus three weight lifting machines and a rack of free weights. There were stacks of fresh towels and a chilled water machine in there as well as a separate men's and women's restroom/shower room. The outdoor pool was a bit small and barely allowed for swimming laps and seemed more of a place to cool off. It may just have been my luck but from 6 am to 7 am the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings I was there there were only two other people in the center at that hour.
The front desk staff was polite and without exception, every staff member who either passed us in the elevator or was waiting for an elevator during those 48 hours greeted us and asked if everything was going OK with our visit at the hotel
( this included a bellman taking something up to a room, someone in a blazer, and a maintenance engineer! I know that the management would have been proud of this often skipped chance for positive interaction with the patron.)
My only disappointment was having to give my car up for valet parking. First of all, $25 per day seemed a bit higher than I wanted to pay and it was inconvenient not having access to my car which usually serves me as my office. On the other hand, I know how hard it is to find parking in the New Orleans CBD and Quarter.
The overall price I paid ( base rate of $159) seemed reasonable to me considering what I have seen quoted for similar properties in New Orleans in "season". Then again, our conference organizer had received a "group rate")
We would definitely stay there again as long as we got the same room or it's equivalent and met the same staff or their equivalent. Don't know what to say about those who had "tiny" rooms with "no view" and "surly" staff although as stated above, hotels this large have many rooms and many employees just like a cruise ship and that can make all the difference.
Certainly above averagefrom KJF49
Great Hotel!!!from shaundreef
Just Okayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very satisfiedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Lounge, Tiny Rooms, So-so locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms are very small and unfortunately that can be too cramped once you open a suitcase. I cannot imagine trying to accomodate two humans in these rooms.
Weak! Rude Staff! Bad Oder!from Warrbuckss
Average Hotelfrom Flyerno.one
Very nicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for New Orleans
French Quarter We walked from our hotel to everywhere - and only rode when we took a guided tour around the city. The location of this hotel is great, and we visited all the featured attractions. The souvenir shops all have similar items -- we bought some cool feather masks, fun voodoo magnets and of course, postcards and beads!! We had heard a lot about Cafe du Monde but we thought the coffee (we ordered a latte) was way too strong!!! The beignets were just like funnel cakes. The food everywhere was excellent!!! We had lunch at this great fresh food market near Cafe du Monde, and got their sampler with five dishes - their crabcake pies and jambalaya were out of this world!!! The Red Fish Grill was great too, but I found the alligator sausages to be a tad too salty... however, I'm sure folks who like it like that will love it!
The French Quarter market is horrible - stall after stall of cheap rubbish. The French Quarter market is horrible - stall after stall of cheap rubbish. Think 'my folks went to new Orleans and all i got was this lousy t-shirt' and you're not far off. then imagine 30 stalls ALL selling them. Don't bother,
Cemetary Tour I took tour yesterday of one of the cemetaries, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It was very interesting, not ghoulish. I would recommend the "Haunted History Tours"., they meet outside the Voodoo shop at 723 St. Peter Street. Our tour guy was very funny and interesting. I learned a lot.
Other names for Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
- renaissance new orleans
- new orleans renaissance
- Address: 817 Common Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70112 - United States
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