The Embassy Suites Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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The Embassy Suites Hotel

, New Orleans
3 star

Rooms: 372

315 Julia Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States Hotel Website | | 5045251993
253 Traveller

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The Lofts are fantastic

from Laurie_I
One reviewer complained that his room at the LOFTS was small, but I got a suite which was very nice. It was much cooler than the typical Embassy Suites. The room was decorated with lots of color and modern style. The brick wall in the bedroom was beautiful. The room was a bit dirty but not bad. The breakfast and complimentary cocktails are below average but since they are free, there is nothing to complain about. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly. The workout room was tiny and very stuffy so I ran outside instead. Good location -- several trendy restaurants nearby.

Christmas at the Embassy Suites

from toobusytoday
We were looking for a pre-cruise hotel in New Orleans. With a family of five, I was looking for a place that could sleep all of us, was close to both the pier and within walking distance to the French Quarter. We had a large group of twenty and I needed 5 rooms. A quick phone call to the group reservations department and I was quoted a rate of $89 per room for four with an additional $10 for the fifth person. This included a made to order breakfast and happy hour cocktails in the evening.

We arrived Christmas Eve to the coldest weather New Orleans had seen in almost 20 years. We met up with my Brother in Law and his family and the nine of us walked to the French Quarter. We could have taken a taxi or walked two blocks down and taken the streetcar but since we were idiots we walked. Temps were in the mid thirties and it was windy. Had dinner at Embers Steakhouse on Bourbon and St. Peters. Dinner was good but pricey for the quality.

The Embassy Suites is a very nice looking hotel and unbeatable for the price. It has a bar and resturant on the bottom level and a very large open space where the breakfast is served. This is no ordinary continental breakfast- this was a big buffet with a special made to order egg cooking area. Hot beverages, cold juices, fruit salad, whole fruit, bagels, pastries, cereal were also offered.

We were looking for a place for Christmas Dinner and since the last of our party was to come in at 6:00, we decided to eat at the special Christmas buffet right at Embassy Suites. Unfortunately, the rest of our group could not fly in on Christmas Day due to the weather. It snowed in New Orleans (!) We changed our reservation from 20 to 9 and somehow it was lost. After apologizing again and again, the resturant manager offered to comp us our meal - all nine of us! Seven of us ate from the buffet and 2 ate from the regular menu. All of us enjoyed the food.

The next day we asked for and were granted a late check out time of 1:30 so we were able to enjoy the day a little before boarding our ship. We walked down two blocks and caught the streetcar and rode down to Jackson Square. When we came back we walked up to the hotel, grabbed our bags and rolled them 3 blocks down to the pier and boarded our ship. I would stay there again!

Okay hotel

from SpeakUp
Stayed at the Embassy Suites New Years Eve. It's an older hotel but it has its perks. The complimentary breakfast was WONDERFUL! Stayed there with two friends. The pull out sofa was a bit lumpy and the room wasn't as jazzy as other Embassy Suites I've seen. The parking garage was full our entire stay, so were others in the area. Parking was awful. Keep in mind it was New Years Eve so maybe it was only like that because of the holiday. Go figure... We didn't know that there were two buildings to the hotel, one being a modernized refurbished loft building. We visited others who stayed there and there room was gorgeous!!!! Hint: Ask about it (The Lofts) when making reservations or at check in. Location of hotel is unbeatable. Walking distance to great spots (Riverwalk Mall, Harrah's Casino, Emerils' Restaurant.)

Great with Kids

from NewGator
Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Although we were initially given a room which was occupied, the staff was very apologetic and quickly got us situated. Although some of the hotel is "worn around the edges," our room was updated, very clean are well designed especially if you're travelling with childeren. The location is also good for kids--the Louisiana Children's Museum is across the street and the Riverwalk is a couple of blocks away. The gym is quite limited. The breakfast and managers special were pretty good. At $80/night it was a great bargain.

Great Mardi Gras Hotel

from NolaLady
This hotel is on the parade route for two of the super krewe parades for Mardi Gras! A great location to walk to the other parades on St. Charles street. The hotel has a free full/cooked to order breakfast every morning. The staff is very kind and helpful. We will always stay here during Mardi Gras. The rooms are huge and clean.
Come for Mardi Gras and catch lots of beads from your balconey!

was this the same place??

from radiohead44
Wholeheartedly agree with the last reviewer. My wife and I and two friends stayed here for four nights at the end of October. the rooms were fine and --as suites-- not claustrophobic. The staff were uniformly attentive and courteous. A few odds and ends were a bit off (a towel rack in our bathroom was loose) but nothing that would ruin our experience.
As I learned on a previous visit, this is a great (and quiet) location if you don't want to be in the quarter or the business district but close to lots of activities. (E.g., we could walk back and forth to Frenchman Street with little effort, we were two blocks from Emerils; and the Riverfront Trolley ends about three blocks south.)
Agree with the earlier comment about the parking costs--the one thing out of line with what was otherwise a bargain.

love the embassy

from A TripAdvisor Member
i dont want to sound childish, but some of these people complaining are a bunch of nit picky whiners. we have stayed at this embassy 4 years in a row and we will continue going there. we've always been treated courtesly by the staff and our room has always been clean. you're on vacation, relax! you dont have to search the carpet for every piece of lint. we had beautiful rooms, never any problems. breakfast was wonderful! very convenient location. within walking distance to shopping and attractions. the only thing i would have a complaint about is something that the hotel really doesnt have any control over and that is the outrageous valet parking prices. we love this hotel and we highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to be in the center of the action. all embassy's offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. in other words, if you are not satisfied, you are not expected to pay. there is a good chance some of these people got their money back or the staff made it right and they still wanted to complain. there is plenty of time for anal retentiveness at home. you're on vacation dont be so uptight. this embassy rocks.

Very disappointed

from A TripAdvisor Member
Dirty and Elevators didn't work.

We arrived at the Embasy Suites in NO on 6/23/04 and stayed until 6/27/04. Very disappointed. Our room was given to someone else only knew this when we tried to access our room and the key wouldn't work. Back downstairs and was given a new room and supposedly to receive a courtesey basket which we never received. Luggage arrived at our room 1 hour and 15 minutes later after a call to the front desk.
Room was only vaccumed one time and the bathtub was very dirty on the side, and never received clean glasses. They were just wiped out and cardboard lids put on. How sanitary is this?? A very strong odor of sewer gas on Sunday in our room and in the lobby. I'm not sure if we will stay at a Embassy Suite again.

Dirty

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was the worst Embassy Suites Hotel that I ever stayed at. The rooms were dirty, the carpet was filthy and when I went to take a shower I could not believe that the shower liner had dried blood stains on it. I called housekeeping and they put up another one that was clean, but after that I was very upset and did not want my kids to touch anything. The other Hotels were all booked because it was the NWB finals. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Not the Greatest

from A TripAdvisor Member
As far as hotel rooms are concerned this was ok, although a little small by Embassy Suites standards but comfortable. The housekeeping staff was very intrusive and careless. Entered the room while wife was in bathroom, rang telephone to see when they could clean the room, knocked on the door to try to clean--all of this with the "PRIVACY PLEASE" tag hanging from the doorknob. One day they left one washcloth for two people. Next day left one bath towel for two people. Before we left for New Orleans I called to ask if they had laundry facilities in the hotel as we were staying 7 days, the reservations clerk just said no. When we arrived we asked the desk clerk where there was a laundromat located, just said didn't know. Asked a shop clerk the same question, same answer. Finally asked a very friendly bell captain the same question and he informed us that ES has an agreement with the Marriott Courtyard right across the street to use their facilities, which we did. Some people just try harder.

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  • Address: 315 Julia Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70130 - United States
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