PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/Le-Richelieu-Hotel-French-Quarter-139989860830/

Fodor's Expert Review Le Richelieu in the French Quarter

1234 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70116, USA See on Map

Cameron Todd

This charming, traditional hotel offers an affordable stay in a prime location. Access to the private courtyard and pool, as well as the cozy cafe and bar, help you wind down after sightseeing.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some amenities, like a gym or continental breakfast, are missing at this quaint hotel, but you might be too busy exploring the neighborhood or enjoying the pool to notice.

room

Guest rooms have brass ceiling fans, and many rooms share a wrought-iron communal balcony facing the street, or look into the courtyard. Floral-patterned curtains and bedspreads can make room decor feel a little kitschy.

bathroom

Gorgeous marble vanities and full bathtub/shower combinations.

lobby

An elegant lobby features gold chandeliers and crown moldings, black-and-white checkered floors, and small parlor-like seating areas.

pool

A mid-size pool lies in the central courtyard at this property, surrounded by lush tropical plants and lounge chairs. There is a small shaded area with complimentary water and towels.

dining

Enjoy breakfast, soups and sandwiches in the Terrace Cafe, daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. An affordable Sunday breakfast (enjoyed poolside) is highly recommended.

Guests enjoy complimentary coffee from the cafe all day.

drinking

The Terrace Lounge, with its casual atmosphere and outdoor seating, attracts guests and locals alike.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Travelling by foot is best within the French Quarter. Walk to Canal Street to catch the streetcar to the Garden District, Uptown, or Mid City.

Restaurants

The French Market (3-minute walk) has many great stands for lunch or a casual dinner, including crepes and sandwiches. Make a reservation at Three Muses (4-minute walk) for small plates, delightful cocktails, and music.

Bars

The Spotted Cat (4-minute walk) hosts some of the best brass bands around town, for a small cover or drink minimum. Marigny Brasserie (5-minute walk) is a fun place for boozy brunch or cocktails to start out the night on Frenchmen Street.

WHY WE LIKE IT

At the end of the more touristy section of the French Quarter, you get to enjoy the neighborhood's more scenic, quieter section, as well as explore the nearby Marigny Triangle and Frenchmen Street. Rooms are simple and slightly outdated, but the price is affordable for where you are, and staff is friendly and accommodating.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-535–9653;504-529–2492

What’s Nearby

People also liked

MOXY New Orleans

$$ | 210 O'Keefe Avenue

Aimed to please a party-going, millenial crowd, this younger Marriott... Read More

The Drifter Hotel

$$ | 3522 Tulane Avenue

A boutique hotelier recently revived an old Mid City motel on Tulane A... Read More

The Cornstalk Hotel

$$ | 915 Royal St.

The uniqueness of this hotel is apparent from first glance at its icon... Read More

Q&C Hotel

$$$ | 344 Camp Street

On a CBD corner just a few minutes’ walk to the French Quarter, this 1... Read More

NOPSI Hotel

$$$ | 317 Baronne Street

After sitting in ruins for the past 30 years, the NOPSI (New Orleans P... Read More

  • budget

The Quisby

$$ | 1225 St. Charles Ave.

This chic, modern hostel offers the best basics at a great value. Shar... Read More