Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Ultimate combination of history and luxury in the Big Easy.

Hotel Details

Address: 921 Canal St

Phone: +1 504-524-1331

Official Website: Hotel Website

Additional Information

Rating: 4.6

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Starting Rates: $581.00

About Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans epitomizes luxury, blending effortlessly into the lively French Quarter. Its prime location on Canal Street invites exploration of iconic sites like Bourbon Street and Jackson Square on foot. Guests are welcomed into a grand lobby adorned with chandeliers, setting the tone for an opulent stay. The hotel boasts elegantly styled rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, a tranquil courtyard, exquisite dining options, and the jazz-infused Davenport Lounge. This 5-star property offers a memorable experience of Southern hospitality and the unique charm of New Orleans.

Location

New Orleans is a fun, historical city with a lot to explore. The French influence and voodoo culture have left their mark on this beautiful city. Once you walk through the French Quarter, you will feel like you’re in another country.

Within the boundaries of the French Quarter, you’ll find all sorts of unique boutique hotels. But the most traditional and romantic is the 5-star Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, an effortlessly beautiful hotel with gorgeous rooms and a reputation worthy of the Ritz-Carlton brand.

But should you stay at the Ritz Carlton for your next New Orleans vacation? Here’s what you need to know.

Location and Impressions

Bourbon Street, New Orleans
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The Ritz-Carlton is conveniently located on Canal Street, right on the edge of the French Quarter, so you can explore everything on foot. From the hotel, you can walk to top spots like Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, and Bourbon Street.

Our first impression of staying here was the gorgeous lobby. Walking inside the hotel, you are greeted with luxury and grandeur. The chandeliers and intricate moldings make a lasting impression.

Plus, the hotel has all the expected amenities of a 5-star hotel (restaurant, spa, concierge), so if the weather is too hot or rainy, you’ll have everything you need at the hotel, even cozy candles.

Another perk is that you do not need a rental car if you stay at the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans. You can easily take a taxi if you venture out of the neighborhood, like the Garden District, for the incredible restaurants. The concierge can help arrange one for you.

The Check-In Experience:

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
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Check-in at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is mildly late at 4 PM, but the check-out time is a generous 12 PM. As always, the staff will try to accommodate you when you arrive early or want to leave late, especially if you let them know in advance.

If you’d prefer to skip the front desk, Marriott hotels like the Ritz-Carlton offer mobile check-in and check-out and a mobile key option.

Room Overviews:

The best way to describe the rooms at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is that they are effortlessly elegant. The classical style fits into the New Orleans vibe. The suites aren’t gaudy or overdone, but you can still feel the luxuriousness of all the features.

The beds are incredibly comfortable, which is essential when you stay out all night walking around and people-watching. You need a beautiful place to sleep away in the morning. And the bathrooms are equally luxurious. Marble showers and plush towels help make this hotel at the top of our list.

Here is a summary table of the different room options available for accommodation:

Room TypeViewFeaturesClub Lounge Access
RoomsFrench Quarter– Commissioned artwork
– Smart TVs with streaming apps
– Spacious layouts with desks
– High-speed wireless internet
– 65″ LG Flat Screen TVs
– 400-thread count Frette Italian linens
– Kohler Rainforest Showerheads
No
SuitesFrench Quarter– Same as Rooms, but with larger space and separate living areasOptional
Club Level RoomsVaries– Recently renovated
– All features of Rooms
– Access to Executive Lounge
Yes

Property Amenities & Facilities:

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
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When you’re not walking the French Quarter in search of the best po boy sandwich in New Orleans or people-watching from one of the city’s famous balconies, you’ll find all the amenities necessary for a luxurious stay.

The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. The hotel has onsite laundry every day of the week. The spa and salon are open every day. They also have a rooftop and luxurious inner courtyard that is calm and tranquil.

Ritz Carlton New Orleans Rooftop
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The Ritz-Carlton also has room service 24 hours a day. And we can’t forget that the concierge at the front desk has all the best dinner reservations and event tickets the city can offer. Just stop by and talk to them. They will help you plan a wonderful stay in New Orleans.

Dining & Cuisine:

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
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As you would expect, the Ritz-Carlton offers room service whenever you want and has two dining options outside your room.

The Davenport Lounge pairs live jazz music with cocktails and a small menu, and the M Bistro serves Louisiana-centric food like grits, shrimp, and bouillabaisse (say that three times fast!). The hotel’s spa also has a café with a surprisingly good menu.

Make sure to check out the wine list. They offer unique champagnes and an impressive list of French wines.

Unique Selling Points:

The Ritz-Carlton is a well-known luxury brand that doesn’t disappoint. The staff and amenities make this hotel stand out from other luxury options in the area.

The interior courtyard is a real treat. Here, you can have a martini surrounded by tranquility with plants. And the Ritz Carlton has its in-house jazz musician, Mr. Jeremy Davenport, who can teach you how to play the trumpet.

These unique experiences you can’t find at any other hotel in the city. The Ritz-Carlton 5-star experience will leave a lasting impression on your time in New Orleans.

Surrounding Area:

Canal Street, New Orleans
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The biggest draw of this hotel, other than its luxury 5-star status, is its location on Canal St. in the French Quarter. You can walk to almost everything in about 15 minutes, so the location is excellent.

Bourbon Street is a block away, Jackson Square is a 10-minute walk, and many great restaurants are nearby. This hotel is the easiest and best way to stay in a luxury hotel in New Orleans while still having easy access to the city’s unique people, businesses, and history.

See Related: Where to Stay in New Orleans

Value for Money: Is the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans worth the price?

Yes. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans lives up to its name and reputation as a luxury hotel. If you enjoy extra attention and amenities like turn-down service, the staff at this hotel won’t disappoint you. This hotel is an excellent option for dividing your time between the excessively fun nightlife of New Orleans and the beautiful surroundings of your hotel room.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is usually one of the more expensive hotel options in the city, but the rates are reasonable given the 5-star status.

However, if you are willing to do some searching or arrange your trip during the off-season (October and January are good for deals), you can find modestly affordable rates at this beautiful New Orleans hotel.

Kyle Kroeger
WRITTEN BY

Kyle Kroeger

Kyle Kroeger is the Founder and Owner of ViaTravelers.com. He is a full-time traveler and entrepreneur. Kyle started ViaTravelers.com to help travelers experience a fully immersive cultural experience as he did initially living in Italy. He's a converted finance nerd and Excel jockey turned world wanderer (and may try to get lost on purpose). After visiting 12 countries and 13 national parks in a year, he was devoted to creating and telling stories like he'd heard.

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