The Roosevelt New Orleans A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
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The Roosevelt New Orleans A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Reviews
Overpriced but Great Location Sep 30, 2016
This is place is undoubtedly overpriced, but what do you expect when you are booking a hotel in downtown New Orleans that's popular with business travelers with big fat expense accounts? The building is pretty neat and historic inside and out, and the lobby is lovely. There are a couple of very nice bars on property that offer decent daily happy hour specials, and there's also a restaurant but don't be THAT guy who eats at the hotel -- there are fantastic restaurants literally steps away from the front door.
My room was clean but old, but I kind of liked that creaky / haunted-esque ambience (it IS New Orleans, after all)! The old timey brass-doored elevators are a little creepy. The bed was comfy and the room was appropriately furnished, and I appreciated the plush robes that were in the closet. As a gold Hilton HHonors member I was upgraded to a big room with a large sitting area and a separate bedroom. The bathroom was unusually tiny for a room like that, and the floors were polished marble and were DANGEROUSLY SLIPPERY! Seriously, I had to put towels all over the floor so I wouldn't fall and break something. I was happy the air conditioning worked well because it was so hot and humid outside during the sweltering summer. I loved having valet parking and a doorman to greet me every time I left or arrived at the property (you'll pay for this service, but it was still nice).
There are several convenience stores, restaurants and shops right next door and it's a five minute walk to the nearest streetcar station. A few blocks over is Bourbon Street, another easy walk (unless you've been chugging back those giant hurricane drinks). Note that some people may feel uncomfortable walking around the area, especially at night -- but any experienced traveler or anyone from a big city won't have an issue. Remember that this is an urban hotel that's in the heart of downtown.
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The Roosevelt New Orleans A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Overview
Originally one of the South's first grand hotels, a full restoration has returned The Roosevelt to its place as a premier luxury hotel in New Orleans. Now a part of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Collection, The Roosevelt is located conveniently in the Central Business District just off Canal Street and one block from the world-famous French Quarter.
Beautifully renovated Grand Hotel style.
A block-long canopy of golden columns and crystal chandeliers.
All 504 rooms, including 135 luxury suites, are dressed in exquisite decor with a nod to the storied past of this Grand Hotel and feature modern amenities for an unforgettable stay. From the bedroom to the bathroom, these sumptuous rooms include 300-thread count sheets, flat screen TVs, bathrobes, and refreshment centers, all arranged for a comfortable stay. Amenities Include Alarm clock with MP3 connection, Mini-bar, In-room safe, 24-hour in-room dining, Chair and ottoman, Writing desk.
Inspired by the history and vibrance of the legendary bar just steps away, the Sazerac Restaurant brings a unique flavor to The Roosevelt's legacy of fine dining. Signature creations delight the palate while the warm ambiance offers the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adding a new chapter to the storied dining tradition at The Roosevelt New Orleans is Domenica, the latest creation of internationally acclaimed chef John Besh. Domenica brings an elegant take on the unique cuisine of rural Italy, prepared with Besh's signature of using only the best local ingredients. Homemade pastas, cured meats and wood-fired pizzas all paired with a stylish, vibrant atmosphere create a dining experience that is sure to start a few traditions of its own. Just off The Roosevelt's grand lobby lies Teddy's Cafe, an exclusive coffee and sweets shop committed to the time-honored, coffee-making tradition of New Orleans.
1 km to the nearest station (amtrak), 2 km to the nearest fair site (morial convention center), 21 kms to the nearest airport (new orleans), 250 km to the nearest beach.
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