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Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Centric French Quarter

800 Iberville St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA See on Map

Cameron Todd

Rooms are quite large for the Quarter, and guests enjoy a nice pool area and a few lively and convenient dining outlets on site.

room

While the lavender color scheme and modern decor doesn't have much New Orleans character, rooms are big and comfortable, and up to Hyatt standards. Deluxe rooms share access to a balcony.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Rooms facing Canal Street will come with some noise from the busy area down below.

bathroom

Bathrooms have marble vanities and walk-in showers lined in subway tiles, or bathtub shower combinations.

lobby

An expansive lobby offers ample seating areas, complimentary water, and a coffee and gift shop.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is a lot of foot traffic through this lobby.

pool

A large saltwater pool is in an inner deck surrounded by the walls of the hotel. The pool deck is full of lounge chairs, and there is a small pool bar.

gym

Surrounded by mirrored walls, this mid-sized fitness center has four treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and free weight and stretching equipment.

For those looking to sweat while seeing the sights, the front desk can provide running and walking maps of the city.

dining

Redfish Grill, founded by notable local restaurateur Ralph Brennan, strives to bring guests versions of pretty much every New Orleans classic: crawfish, boudin, oysters, and, of course, red fish (among other favorite gulf fish). Other dining options include a decent Hard Rock Cafe (American pub fare) and Powdered Sugar, with casual Southern breakfasts and lunches as well as grab-and-go options.

drinking

Both Batch Bar and the Hard Rock Cafe feature live music most nights and drink specials. Batch Bar has more of a lounge vibe than the casual Hard Rock facing Bourbon Street: be sure to try Batch's bacon-infused bourbon Manhattan.

The poolside bar serves beer, wine, and tropical cocktails.

LOCATION

Getting Around

From Canal Street (2-minute walk), one streetcar line runs up to Mid City and City Park; another runs Uptown and to the Garden District.

Restaurants

Deanie's Seafood (1-minute walk) has your fix of southern fried specialties. Make a reservation at Galatoire's (2-minute walk) to marvel in the old school atmosphere of the dining room, and try fresh gulf fish served fried, poached, sauteed, or broiled.

Bars

Old Absinthe House (3-minute walk) is a classic French Quarter dive, and Carousel Bar (4-minute walk) is the fancier option for classic cocktails and old school charm.

WHY WE LIKE IT

If the weather was bad, your spacious guest room, comfy public spaces and dining options would keep you occupied. Otherwise, it's a modern, comfortable place to come back to after a day exploring all the sights conveniently located outside your door.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business
Sophisticated
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-766–3782;504-586–0800

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