Hotel Review – The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

During our weekend getaway to New Orleans earlier this month, we stayed at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.

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The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is a luxury hotel with 527 guest rooms and suites. This hotel is widely regarded as one of the “best” hotels in the French Quarter, and is often referred to as the “Queen of Canal Street.”  This was our visit to the hotel, and I am sure it won’t be the last.

Location – The hotel is centrally located on Canal Street in the French Quarter and is a 20-25 minute drive from the airport (MSY). The hotel is literally at the edge of the French Quarter, offering a “close in” feel without being “on top” of the Quarter revelry.

Customer Service – The service at the hotel is beyond exceptional. This hotel offers high-end hospitality – more than you can imagine, and more than we could take advantage of during our short stay.  The hotel gets high-marks from us for communicating with us before our arrival, as well as acknowledging our wedding anniversary in multiple ways. For example, once we arrived in our room, hotel staff sent up a nice bottle of wine, a cheese and fruit plate, as well as a nice note congratulating us on our anniversary.

Accommodations – We stayed in a King Club Floor room at the hotel.

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Our large room had a very comfortable king bed, an oversized lounge chair and an ottoman, a desk and chair, a fireplace, a small bar area, and oversized bookshelves. The over-sized master bathroom had an over-sized shower, a generous bathtub, water closet, and double vanities. There was also ample closet space for our luggage and carry-on bags. Our room on the Club floor also granted us access to the Club – a decadent 24-hour lounge with unlimited offerings of food, drinks, and space.

Amenities – The hotel offers far more amenities than we used during our brief stay. The hotel features many lounging areas, shops for souvenirs and high-end luxury items, both a casual and high-end restaurant, a pool, multiple bars, a fitness center, a spa, and lots, lots more. The hotel also has a really gorgeous courtyard.

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Member Recognition – The Ritz-Carlton brand is somewhat loosely associated with Marriott, so we received some benefits as Platinum Marriott members, namely an upgrade to the Club Floor.

 

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