Le Meridien New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Virgin rating

The hotel

Deep in downtown, Le Méridien New Orleans presents The Big Easy in all its glitzy glory. After a mega-million dollar refit, it mixes the city’s refined style and sense of fun, with pops of yellow and blue, music-inspired accessories, and reflections of New Orleans in its photography. Location’s key of course – it’s just 100 metres from Bourbon Street and Harrah’s Casino, and 300 metres from the French Quarter. And they’ve teamed up with The Sweat Social to bring you running tours, Priority Bicycles to offer bike hire, and three incredible art museums to give you complimentary entry. Returning to base, you can swim in the rooftop pool, dine on Deep South inspired dishes at LMNO, and take time out in The Hub – a café-come-bar with complimentary WiFi, a New American menu, and an evening aperitif hour featuring sparkling cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Steps from New Orleans’ biggest attractions, this hotel sits just 100 metres from Bourbon Street, Harrah’s Casino, and the Aquarium of the Americas; 300 metres from the French Quarter, and Jackson Brewery; and 600 metres from Jackson Square. It offers complimentary entry at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a short walk away; Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, around 11 minutes’ walk away; and New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), a short drive away. It’s also less than five minutes from Mardi Gras World and three miles from Audubon Park & Zoological Gardens. Transfer time from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

Classic King Room (with limited view on a low floor) sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior 2 double room (City or River view) sleeping maximum 4 adults

2 bars and restaurants including LMNO Restaurant (New Orleans and Southern menu, open for weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, and daily lunch and dinner), and The Hub (home to New Orleans Coffee Shop and Bar and Longitude 90, with grab and go breakfast items, New American menu for lunch and dinner, and daytime coffees, and evening drinks). Sparkling at Le Méridien (daily aperitif hour, with local sparkling cocktails, 4.00pm-7.00pm). Room service*. Rooftop swimming pool (4th floor outdoor pool with complimentary lounge chairs, private cabanas* with TV available). 24-hour fitness centre. Bike rentals* (run by Priority Bicycles). Discovery Running Tours* (led by The Sweat Social, Saturdays 8.00am). Unlock Art™ complimentary entry to art museums (Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art). New Perspective Events* (series of music, art, and cultural events). WiFi* (complimentary in The Hub). SMS Text Concierge Service. Airport shuttle service approx $20 each way (payable locally; subject to change). Laundry, valet, and dry-cleaning services*. Valet parking approx $45 plus tax per day; $50 plus tax per day for oversized cars (payable locally; subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 9, 2022 730pennyg

We stayed at Le Meridien for four nights and enjoyed our stay. I was fortunate to have Carmen check me in. She found me a beautiful, quiet room on the 17th floor. The room was not huge, but I suspect that’s common for New Orleans. The valet service was excellent! Now for the bad. Don’t know what’s going on with the bed, but it’s way too soft… Read more
We stayed at Le Meridien for four nights and enjoyed our stay. I was fortunate to have Carmen check me in. She found me a beautiful, quiet room on the 17th floor. The room was not huge, but I suspect that’s common for New Orleans. The valet service was excellent! Now for the bad. Don’t know what’s going on with the bed, but it’s way too soft and the sheets wouldn’t stay tucked in and everything just lumped into the middle by morning. I pulled the sheet back to see what was going on and wished I hadn’t! There was a waterproof pad on top of the mattress that wasn’t attached to anything, so the bedding just slipped around. And the mattress was nasty! Really stained. And it said Woods Hotels. What’s up with that! Was this bought second hand from another chain or there when this hotel was purchased by Marriott! Either way, it’s obviously time to replace it! Minimal, unimpressive lobby. Instead of a front entrance you enter through double wooden doors on the side. We did get our room cleaned every day, but we didn’t get clean towels. One night we had to go down to the front desk to get them. Read less
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Apr 25, 2022 Stefan N Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stayed here 3 nights in January. Room was spacious, clean and bed was comfortable. Plenty of amenities within the room. The lobby was a bit underwhelming. For a Le Meridien I was expecting a restaurant of some sort and a nicer breakfast experience. It's just a very small area for eating and socialising. The location was great!
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Apr 22, 2022 IKM520

Good location…that’s the end of the good. The most unprofessional staff I’ve ever encountered as a Marriott Bonvoy member. Not only is this an old hotel with faux modern renovations, the service and experiences are absolutely not Marriott standard. The assistant manager, a young woman has a horrible attitude and was repeatedly rude to members of… Read more
Good location…that’s the end of the good. The most unprofessional staff I’ve ever encountered as a Marriott Bonvoy member. Not only is this an old hotel with faux modern renovations, the service and experiences are absolutely not Marriott standard. The assistant manager, a young woman has a horrible attitude and was repeatedly rude to members of our party during our stay. To make matter worst: we ran out of tissue and had to wait for a 6hrs. The rooms are so close to eachother, if someone knocks on your floor, it’ll wake you. We checked in and the cover to our furnace was open and there was mold and dust blowing into the room. We switched rooms and the room smells like mildew. The entire experience was terrible. Read less
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Apr 17, 2022 500janet Hattiesburg, Mississippi

The hotel has cool decor and the bar is excellent. Great mixologist! Our room was ready before check-in time. The carpet outside bathroom was soaking wet. We didn’t notice until late the first night. The next morning I went to front desk and they promptly moved us to a new room. The desk was very courteous. However, when getting in our new… Read more
The hotel has cool decor and the bar is excellent. Great mixologist! Our room was ready before check-in time. The carpet outside bathroom was soaking wet. We didn’t notice until late the first night. The next morning I went to front desk and they promptly moved us to a new room. The desk was very courteous. However, when getting in our new room I noticed the fitted sheet was coming off the corners. Sheet was too small for bed. We tried to fixed it but I wasn’t going to remake the whole bed. Before 11:00 told front desk and they said housekeeping would take care of it. Returned to room at 6:30, bed still not taken care of so I told front desk again. Housekeeping leaves at 2:00 so they were not sure who would take of the problem but it would be fix. Bed never fixed. Husband woke up on top of mattress cover because the sheet came off corner. Valet parking good but no bellhop offered to us. Disappointed Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel required in a bind

Apr 8, 2022 edishman

During the busy Final Four weekend where we were forced from our original hotel due to the A/C being out and our room being over 80 degrees for a full day I made a last minute reservation at Le Meridien. We were able to check in within 10 minutes even though there were a lot of people coming in that day, and had a room waiting for us by the time… Read more
During the busy Final Four weekend where we were forced from our original hotel due to the A/C being out and our room being over 80 degrees for a full day I made a last minute reservation at Le Meridien. We were able to check in within 10 minutes even though there were a lot of people coming in that day, and had a room waiting for us by the time we made the 5 minute walk from the previous hotel. The room was great, clean and comfortable. The staff at check-in and at the bar were super friendly, we were even offered a late check out the next day. The food at the bar was good, the drinks were great. If I had one complaint it would be that there was only one comfy robe in the room. But I'm sure that was just a mix up and we didn't call down to ask for another. Read less