I was very excited about traveling to New Orleans, but never having been there before made it difficult to determine where to stay. Lucky for us we had the help of the New Orleans Conventions and Visitors Bureau and they partnered us up* with Le Richelieu, a lovely hotel in the beautiful French Quarter.
Located on Chartres St., Le Richelieu fits the feel of New Orleans in both charm and history. Built between1845 and 1902, this hotel has gone through several renovations without letting go of those things that help its guest feel connected to the city.
Although it is located in the French Quarter, which allows for an easy walk to all the favorite tourist spots and restaurants, it is far enough from that same so that your stay isn’t noisy. We enjoyed quiet nights and peaceful mornings. I loved opening the french doors to our balcony when waking up and letting the breeze of the morning enter our suite as we slowly prepared for our day.
Our rooms had a refrigerator, sink, and stove as well as a balcony. We loved spending time in the small outdoor pool which was adjacent to their café and bar. Their cafe serves breakfast and lunch till 2:00pm, however we also enjoyed the small, low key cafes located just a block away.
The hotel is reasonably priced ($95 to $180 for rooms and $225 for larger suites). Parking is included and there is free Wifi.
The staff was lovely at every point of our stay, from the concierge to the housekeeper. I felt welcomed with my children. The place had an air of tranquility so much so that it affected my rambunctious boys from the moment they walked in calming and quieting them down.
What’s best is that Le Richelieu is locally owned and operated. It also serves as it’s the owner’s home which explains a lot of the attention to detail and service.
It’s ideal for couples looking for a quiet, romantic stay, as well as traveling families looking for quality and comfort at a reasonable price. We loved New Orleans and feel that our stay at Le Richelieu really complimented our visit.
*Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Accommodations were provided courtesy of the New Orleans Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Le Richelieu. The views and opinions expressed here are strictly my own. For more information please refer to the disclosure page.