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Wyndham La Belle Maison
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83 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Depends on what you expect”
Reviewed 13 November 2008

My husband and I along with another couple stayed at this resort on an RCI week exchange. The place has been recently remodeled and opened in Aug. 2008. If you are a frequent timeshare user, this place may not be what you are used to. There are virtually no planned activities offered and the amenities are few. There is an outdoor, not heated wading pool without places to sit, a hot tub which was closed for tile repairs- seemed odd since the place was only open for two months- and an exercise room/sauna which was nice and well equipped, but I never saw anyone using it.

There was an area offering morning coffee which was really anemic on the second floor. My advice is to go out the back door, cross the side street and enter the Sheraton where there is a Starbucks for java or make your own in room. They also had complimentary newpaper.

The units were spacious, but not well utilized in terms of that space. The TV's and seating areas were very far from each other and the sofa bed was not suitable for sleeping- the matress had to be placed on the floor. The king bed in the MBR was very comfortable. The door to the unit stuck and the handle to the shower came off several times the toilet paper holder was behind the person who needed it and difficult to reach. There was no ice maker in the fridge, but there was a machine in the hallway. The ceilings were very high. This created an echo in uncarpeted areas like the bathroom, so any sound in their could be heard throughout the unit- really loud in the middle of hte night or early morning.And the window coverings plush and kept the unit very dark well after sunrise- good for sleeping in. The view from our unit was restricted by other buildings- not impressive. They had a good starter pack of paper products.

Now for the good- LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The building is 1 block from Harrahs, 2 blocks from the French Quarter, and 1 block from the St. Charles streetcar stop. The staff was friendly though not really as knowledgeable about the area as they need to be. One valet/bellhop was able to guide to a place to buy a streetcar ticket and get area info.

We basically knew our way around, and people who come to NOLA rarely need a lot of resort organized activity so the place met our needs. I wish the bed had been more comfortable for our guests though- and get better coffee!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Coffee, extra charges for everything (phone, parking, internet)
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2008

The building is a "brand new", 200 year old building. That's the way things happen in the downtown area of New Orleans. As is the case with all of NO, the area is decidedly Jekyll and Hyde. This is not a bad thing, just the way it is. It's a perfect location, just off Canal, The French Quarter, Harrah's and the "interesting" Magazine St. Check-in was uncrowded and handled easily. The front desk staff, guest services, baggage and parking staff could not have been nicer.

Everything is just about brand new and no expense was spared. I had a studio villa that was pretty large. With the very comfortable Murphy Bed up, it had a lot of "wasted " space. But understandable. A very nice sofa bed and full dining table for 4. A hi def (once you find the channels) 32" plasma TV. A full fridge, state of the art convection microwave, toaster, coffee maker, high quality cutlery and china. You would be hard pressed to prepare a meal, but in New Orleans, that is NOT a problem. We did a few reheats of fabulous leftovers, and did some eggs and muffins a few mornings. Hot water was never a problem.

The common areas were very nice, cute courtyard with small wadding pool, hot tub, full blown exercise room. The computer room had some desktop problems, and wi fi in the room was $29.95 for the week. The open air wadding fountain area was NO SMOKING, as was every area of the building. there was also a small courtyard with morning coffee on the 2nd floor.

I got a look at a Presidential 1 Bd and it was gorgeous. Hardwood floors, upscale furniture, two flat screen hi def TVs, full kitchen, high quality china and cutlery, chandeliers, beautiful crystal light covers. Unless you're idea of an OK hotel is the Four Seasons, it should knock your socks!!

The staff, to a person, and almost everyone you meet in NO, is ready with a smile and hello. If there are any glitches, its strictly because of newness and not lack of trying.

Enjoy your stay and bring your most comfortable walking shoes!!

  • Liked — Comfy bed, great TV (for baseball playoffs)
  • Disliked — No stovetop, but not a big deal
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Bobm5508
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Additional Information about Wyndham La Belle Maison

Property: Wyndham La Belle Maison
Address: 515 Gravier St, 209 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2701
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 35 Speciality Lodging in New Orleans
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,591 - ₹ 22,930
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham La Belle Maison 3.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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