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Fodor's Expert Review Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, USA See on Map

Cameron Todd

Located within walking distance of the Quarter, newly renovated rooms, a rooftop pool, and a raw bar on the ground floor are among the perks of this reasonably priced hotel.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The 100 block of Bourbon Street, just off of this hotel's entrance, is closed for construction for the summer of 2017, but this minor inconvenience means a cleaner, more accessible Bourbon Street for future visitors.

room

Recently renovated rooms are clean and modern with French Quarter views.

bathroom

Large marble vanities, well-lit mirrors, and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Most rooms have bathtub shower combos.

lobby

A large marble lobby with crown moldings, chandeliers, and leather sofas greets guests upon entering. The building dates back to 1852.

pool

Views from the rooftop pool show off the lights and sights of the CBD and French Quarter.

gym

A standard fitness center includes a row of treadmills, a few other cardio machines, and free weight and stretching equipment.

dining

Downstairs, Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House and Seafood Bar, with its leather booths and romantic Parisian lighting, offers a raw bar menu of fresh oysters and crudos, as well as hot seafood entrees.

drinking

Enjoy a small batch Bourbon flight while watching the crowds on the street outside.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Canal Street streetcar is steps away and can take you Uptown, to the Garden District, or to Mid City and City Park. Walking or pedi cab is best while in the Quarter; traffic is quite congested and valet rates at the hotel are high.

Restaurants

For a carnivore fix, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse is next door to the seafood bar. On the quieter, CBD side of Canal, try Merchant (3-minute walk) for quality coffee, crepes, and salads.

Bars

21st Amendment (5-minute walk) plays tribute to the Prohibition Era with a hearty list of old classic cocktails. The swanky Sazerac Bar (4-minute walk) across Canal is a romantic place to sample the famous Ramos Gin Fizz.

WHY WE LIKE IT

On the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal, this location lets you get quickly in and out of the Quarter, while still being close enough to the action. Prices are reasonable here, and it's a good mix of renovated digs with historic charm.

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-408–9661;504-962–0500

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