New Orleans Hotels

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Hampton Inn Downtown

Exterior

At a Glance

    Pros

  • spacious rooms
  • particularly nice breakfast
  • free Wi-Fi
  • convenient to French Quarter (but be careful when walking at night)

    Cons

  • rooms that face the street can be noisy
  • typical chain hotel

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  

Hampton Inn Downtown Review

Stay here for a well-priced hotel that's walking distance from the Quarter, with the streetcar right outside the front door. This facility is one of several office buildings that have been converted into hotels; the lobby, with lavish furnishings and decor, is an oasis in the midst of the bustling CBD, and the rooms are large, comfortable, and pleasant but a little generic. Just a few blocks from Bourbon Street, the hotel is also near many great restaurants. A surprisingly lavish complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily, and complimentary beer, wine, and snacks are served in the evening Monday through Thursday.

    Hotel Details

  • 185 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-30-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  
  • Room  
    Décor  
    Service  
    Value  

    We really enjoyed this hotel

    My husband had free room nights with Hilton, so when we got invited to a renewal of vows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, we decided to use them, even though the location wasn't great. Much to our delight, the location was fine. Admittedly, it's not the MOST convenient for the French Quarter during Mardi Gras, but the value was definitely worth it, even if we'd paid. The one hitch with the location during parade season is that crossing Canal Street on foot is tricky when the streets are blocked, and impossible by cab.

    The rooms were nice, similar in size and feel to any Hampton, the bathroom was fine (shower only, no tub), the TV worked, and the internet connection was free. Our view was of a brick wall, but we spent about 4 minutes a day in our room, so that was no big woop at all. Another real benefit of this hotel is it's a high rise which is hard to come by in the quarter. That means a 9th floor room, which we had, is well above the level of street noise, a big problem for hotels in the quarter. Also, there's no barf on the sidewalk or someone yelling show us your tits! We definitely had a feeling of leaving the chaos for a quiet retreat at the end of each day.
    If you are going for the parades, the big parades (with the floats) don't go through the French Quarter, and the Hampton is about 1 block away from the parade route. I'd definitely recommend this hotel again, although next time I think I'll stay at Place d'Armes so I can experience the quarter without the extra legwork.

    by leslietfj, 2/17/09

Add your own review

Advertisement

View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories