http://bookit.com/us/louisiana/neworleans/hotels/hotel-monteleone-french-quarter/ Exceptional 4-Diamond Award Winning Luxury Hotel in the Heart of the French Quarter – 1 Block from Bourbon St & Canal St. Within walking distance of most of the area’s major attractions, restaurants & shopping. “The French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone.” This award winning hotel has just completed a $65 million restoration including the addition of Spa Aria. You will not find a more luxurious French Quarter hotel with impeccable service!
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America, the Hotel Monteleone has over 600 luxurious first class guest rooms & has just completed a $65 million restoration. It’s the perfect place to come back to & rejuvenate from a busy day or night exploring the consummate pleasures of New Orleans. And what a history these guest rooms have! The Hotel Monteleone has long been the home to some of the city’s, and the world’s, most famous and colorful characters. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Truman Capote called it home as well as countless movie stars, dignitaries & royalty.
The Hotel Montelone is also on the official registry of haunted places! The historic hotel, founded in 1886 by Antonio Monteleone, a count from Sicily, & currently owned by the fourth generation of the same family, has often heard ghost stories from guests, especially those who stay on the 14th floor (actually the 13th floor).
The hotel offers a gift shop, 24 hour room service, two full service restaurants and the famous revolving Carosel Bar, which is a favorite for the locals and the perfect place for people watching on Royal St. Just beyond our doors lie a myriad of dining and touring pleasures ranging from Arnaud’s to Galatoire’s and Brennan’s, to the Aquarium of the America’s and the IMAX Theater. As a guest of the Hotel Monteleone, you’ll be assured of the finest in classic furnishings, friendly, discreet service and your own personal retreat in the historic French Quarter. The Hotel Monteleone is a Pet Friendly Hotel – Guests traveling with pets will have a mat, 2 bowls, a treat, and a brochure placed in the room prior to arrival. The brochure includes a pet map, pet hotel policies, pet application, and a pet in room keycard. The Hotel Monteleone is a NON-SMOKING property. This award winning hotel has just completed a $65 million restoration including the addition of Spa Aria.
Visit Spa Aria for every indulgence during your stay. For sunning, swimming, and fitness, look to the rooftop for New Orleans’ first skyside pool & fitness center. Ride an exercise bike as you watch the mighty Mississippi far below you. Work on your tanline or swim laps in our year-round heated pool.
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks you encounter in the French Quarter. The hotel is the French Quarters largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. The AAA Four Diamond award-winner has also won the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for an Outstanding Guest Experience for the past three years.
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New Orleans is a city for fun year around and for the young and old. This post shows that. There are additional links to things to do in New Orleans below.
Fun Things To Do In New Orleans In Or Near The French Quarter
1. The World War II Museum - The WWII museum wants to make people aware of the sacrifices, teamwork and courage exhibited by the men and women who served in WWII.
2. The Louisiana State Museum - The Louisiana Museum was founded in 1906. The mission of the Louisiana State Museum is collect, preserve, interpret and present the state’s rich history and diverse cultures.
3. Audubon Insectarium - At the time of this article, one of the newest attractions in the French Quarter is The Audubon Insectarium. The Audubon Insectarium is one of the must see attractions for kids. They will learn interesting facts about insects and enjoy a little insect meal.
4. Ride The St Charles Streetcar - You can take the street car to get almost anywhere you want. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines. Simply click on the link below and check schedules and maps to see where the street car can take you.
5. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – Enjoy the home to more than 60 sculptures created by artists from all around the world. The garden is open 7 days per week. Admission is free. The Sculpture Garden is closed on all legal holidays.
I went to visit some relatives the past few days, and while I was there I took some videos of the French Quarter New Orleans. Just to show you what it’s kind of like in The Big Easy aka New Orleans.
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A live performance by the Houston Community College (HCC) Clarinet Choir on Mon April 28, 2008. Pamela Bingham, musical director. This is a famous Louis Armstrong performed piece from the film "New Orleans" from 1947. I rewrote the arrangement for six clarinets and a rhythm section. Performers: Sporano Clarinets: Rebecca Bounds, Michael Shirmacher, J.P. Walker, Mary Thro Alto Clarinet: Gordon Hill Bass Clarinet: Tova Parks Piano: Art Fristoe Guitar: Lisa Cardenas
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Visiting New Orleans for the first time. Going during the French Quarter Festival……anything we have to do or see besides Bourbon Street? Anything out of the norm we should check out within an hours travel distance from New Orleans?
Things to do in New Orleans:
Mardi Gras and the Jazz Festival are world famous events, but New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year: www.nola.com/festivals
The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a “tourist attraction” in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines: www.norta.com
There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.
Note that music clubs often advertise “No Cover”, meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with “No Cover” often require that customers buy a beverage each for every “set ” of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell – not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.
An incomplete guide to bars & clubs: www.neworleanscheapdrinks.com
About certain alcoholic beverages: Realize that some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.
Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions).
Assuming the weather is good, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).
The Riverwalk shopping center has an air-conditioned food court with dining overlooking the river (www.riverwalkmarketplace.com). The Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.). Magazine Street is a miles-long shopping district: www.magazinestreet.com
Louisiana is the only US state that offers tax-free shopping for international visitors: http://www.louisianataxfree.com/
The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(www.westin.com).
Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry.
The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about July 25th to about September 25th each year.
Maximo’s Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883.
All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. The Pelican Club (on Exchange Alley in the FQ) is not as well known but is the same type experience. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends. Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices: www.tujaguesrestaurant.com
Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade – which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635).
The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: www.napoleonhouse.com
Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome: www.preservationhall.com
New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre:
There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the “foot” of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/canal_street_ferry
The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and the new Insectarium are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.
The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ New Orleans is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking. Go to www.neworleansmuseums.com for info on more museums.
Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: www.harrahs.com (age 21 required for entry)
New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions + free parking. (www.neworleanscitypark.com).
Check www.frenchquarter.com and http://www.nola.com/visitor/ for ideas about other things to do.
Hope you have a great time in the city of New Orleans!
A traveloge featuring the attractions of New York.
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New Orleans Tourism
does anyone know of the popular tourist attractions in world of New Orleans tourism of the 1920′s were? or even in the 1910′s is okay too. The New Orleans Tourism industry has a long history.
List Of New Orleans Tourism Longtime Attractions:
1910 New Orleans Pelicans (87-53) Baseball team – Shoeless Joe Jackson
Mardi Gras festivities
Bands & Musicians
as a Port city alcohol & women were very popular.
Looking For New Orleans Tourism Info.
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Montrels Bistro New Orleans ~
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Jazz : Attraction à vent, un air de New Orleans – Evry
Rencontre avec l’orchestre de “L’attraction à vent”, qui fait souffler un air de New Orleans sur le patleau de Télessonne avec cette version inédite du titre “Bill Bailey”. (Droits réservés. Pour toute exploitation commerciale, veuillez contacter firstname.lastname@example.org)
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