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“The Good and The Bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Omni Royal Orleans

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Omni Royal Orleans
Ranked #11 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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“The Good and The Bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in late March 2012. The hotel employs a doorman, which is convenient if you need help getting your bags into the hotel since there is no elevator (that I could see) from the street level to the main lobby which is only accessible from the street via 12-15 stair steps. The lobby is decorated in typical french/NOLA fashion and is not that large considering this is a larger hotel.

The lobby does include at least one restaurant but we did not eat here. There is also a small convenience store in the lobby where guests can purchase cokes, crackers, toiletries, etc. I did see a coffee station near this store at what appeared to be a free coffee station. If you like coffee in the mornings, if you sign up for the Omni loyalty program, you are entitled to free coffee delivered to your room in the am. Sign up for the loyalty program online. Order the coffee the evening prior.

We booked our stay last minutes, and chose the least expensive option, which was a 108/sq ft (approx) room with a queen bed. My biggest complaint about our stay was the size of the room! It was unbearably small. We could not even walk past one another in the room. The bathroom was the smallest I think I've EVER seen in a hotel. It was approximately 6x6 and had NO vanity. I had to put my makeup on the toilet seat while getting ready.

The hotel does provide a hairdryer (weak air) and robes, which is nice. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, although the first night the bottom sheet did not reach the end of the bed so we were "short-sheeted" all night. We could not hear any street noise during the night, which was also a plus.

The room had the smallest television I've ever seen in a hotel room (to match the bathroom!). It was an old box t.v. with about a 12" screen.

I ventured up to the rooftop bar area one evening to get a drink and was pleasantly surprised. The rooftop bar/pool area was the best thing about the hotel (other than the location). The pool is good sized, and there is a full bar with seating area and tables. Lucky for us, the pool bar area also had a larger t.v. (42" approx) mounted on the wall, and we ended up watching the basketball games on the this t.v. (Our game watching was made even more entertaining by 4 bare bellied and intoxicated Kentucky fans foot-stomping and ball-cap throwing during the KY-Louisville game. Good stuff.) Beware, though, smoking is allowed in this open area - even the bartender was smoking behind the bar! The view of the city was nice from this area as well. The bar closed before the game ended, but the bartender left the t.v. on for us. One of the managers came up to lock-up the rooftop area before the final game was finished but allowed us to finish the game before locking up. This gesture was the best customer service we experienced at the hotel!

As others have said on TA, the hotel is in a great location in the French Quarter. Many bars, restaurants, and sites are within close walking distance.

Don't stay in room 503 if you want more than 108/sq ft of living space!

We stayed during the Final Four basketball tournament so we were charged the outrageous price of $479/night for a 10x10 queen room. I believe the same room goes for less than $200/night during normally.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the 108/sq foot rooms if you can avoid it - too small!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

I love this hotel. It is very quaint and elegant. The staff is VERY accommodating and Julie Yates is the 5th star. There is a roof top pool and bar with plenty of lounging on the terrace that overlooks the city. It is just a spectacular view. It is also located in the quarter a block from bourbon, which helps with the late night parties and you do not get all the noise. It is also close to many of the fine dining restaurants, New Orleans has to offer. Did I mention how great the rooms and beds are. I rate this hotel 5 out of 5 stars. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Stayed here last week midweek for 3 nights. Had read other reviews and history of the place,and was not disappointed! Across from white marble Louisiana Supreme Court building. Walking distance block and half to river and Natchez steamboat docking. Two blocks from Jackson Square and the big St Louis cathedral. Dining room has nice windowside seating available to see the street scene. Bourbon street block away,so very convenient location for my first time in New Orleans. Doorman opening door outside very nice feature. Everything excellent,including food and service.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Spent a couple of nights and it was a good experience. Rooftop pool and bar were worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here for his 29th bday in September 2011. We had just moved to Houston and decided to take a road trip to NOLA. I decided to splurge a bit and get a nicer hotel for his bday gift. We were very pleased with our stay. Yes, the rooms are small but we were only there to sleep... I mean, this is NOLA. Extremely comfortable beds and lovely decor. We overlooked the inner courtyard and got to view a beautiful wedding from our window. :) The best part of the hotel? the location. Close to all the action but still quiet. It was so nice to wander back to the hotel to rest and change. The rooftop bar/pool is very lovely as well. My only real complaint is the cost of parking. Why must hotels charge guests for parking? It seems to be fairly standard these days though. Other than that, a fabulous stay. Thanks, Omni for a great stay in a great city. OH- and if you go to NOLA, you MUST eat at Mr. B's.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Omni Royal Orleans
Address: 621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2119
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#3 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#4 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#8 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price range (per night): $196 - $508
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Royal Orleans 4*
Number of rooms: 346
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