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Place d'Armes Hotel
Ranked #39 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
West Chester PA
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28 reviews
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“An Old Favorite Looks Better Than Ever”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I had stayed at the Place d'Armes on several occasions pre-Katrina and always loved the location, charm and value of the hotel -- even while recognizing that it was greatly rundown. Upon returning from a four-night stay during the Final Four I can report that the hotel is now in very good shape after a recent rennovation and still retains its charm and value.

My wife, son and I stayed in Room 208, which is a junior suite on the back side of the main building. It's a very large room, with a sitting area with a pullout couch and three large windows that overlook the courtyard pool (which, as others have noted, is currently closed while undergoing rennovation). It looks great! The paint and wallpaper in the room are fresh, the matress seems new and is firm and there is a 26" HDTV. Pullout couches in even high-end hotels are often disasterous, but my son slept well on the pullout and thought it was very comfortable.

No matter how well you clean it up, the Place d'Armes is in a very old building and has all the drawbacks of its age. The bathrooms are small, the floors creak, you hear water in the pipes from time to time and late one night we awoke to the clear sounds through the walls of the amorous couple next door (which made it a little awkward seeing them in the hall the next morning!). But for us anyway these "blemishes" are part of the authentic character of the place. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the sunny breakfast room on the first floor and the courtyard remains spectacular -- large, quiet and beautifully landscaped. This has to be one of the best hotel courtyards in the quarter.

Service was a little uneven during our stay. The woman who checked us in was disinterested and frankly a little rude and one evening we overheard a virtual shouting match between another front desk woman and a seemingly inebriated young couple as we passed through the lobby. However, the front desk did call my cell phone, as promised, when our room was ready for check in. Both Ryan and another woman working the bellstand (Kora I think) were extremely helpful and friendly. On Tuesday, when cabs were in extremely high demand, they produced our airport cab at exactly the appointed time.

Because of the Final Four our rate was high but in off times the rates at the hotel remain reasonable. As many other have noted the hotel's location can't be beat -- directly off Jackson Square and two blocks from Bourbon Street. You can park your car in the adjacent garage for the duration of your stay and readily walk to everything.

With the upgrades that have been recently made to the hotel the Place d'Armes is an excellent choice in the French Quarter.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Pool was closed. Rooms small and no windows. Good walking distance to everything I needed. Sent shirts to laundry on Thursday, not back on Sunday night.

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mcharlesnola, Owner at Place d'Armes Hotel, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
There are several interior rooms in the hotel which are clearly described "Interior Windowless" room category. They are actually among the most popular selections of our room types for guests who want our superior location and unique historic facility, but at the best value.
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We stayed at this hotel many years ago, and loved the location. We enjoyed this hotel again. It is located virtually steps away from the main sights in the French Quarter. Our room was small but nicely decorated and quiet. The people tending to the breakfast bar and the valet for the parking lot were very friendly. The receptionists seemed to have tended to too many guests to be friendly, but they did their job in a professional manner. The room prices tend to be high for the modest size of the rooms, but we can forgive that because of the beautiful courtyards and the convenience of having the best of the French Quarter right outside the doorway.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We recently spent 3 days in New Orleans and this hotel was the perfect location!!! We were close enough to Bourbon street to walk and enjoy the nightlife but far enough away to have quiet and relaxation at the end of the day!! We were also a block from Decatur street and Cafe Du Monde.The room was cozy and quiet for sleeping and the internal garden was lovely for sitting and relaxing. Great value for the money!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Any hotel that warrants repeat visits must be doing something right; such is the case with
the Place 'd Armes. Great location, excellent and friendly staff, and a very nice courtyard
to gather for an unofficial "happyhour" every evening and a chance to meet other guests
and perhaps share information about places to shop, eat, or visit while in New Orleans.
Our group is already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Place d'Armes Hotel

Property: Place d'Armes Hotel
Address: 625 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3287
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#18 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#38 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#39 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,204 - ₹ 17,957
Hotel Class:3 star — Place d'Armes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings. ... more   less 
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