The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

3 stars
231 Carondolet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
125 reviews
Great for the night!

We only stayed for one night , but the hotel staff was great! We had a great time! Very pleased!!... See full review

  • NicNJohn
  • Mar 24, 2014
Amazing getaway for anyone

Staff was amazing, the hot breakfast was greatly served every morning, an the location was perfect... See full review

  • toy toy
  • Mar 11, 2014
The old granite structure of the Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel was initially built to be a cotton exchange, but has since been remodeled into the Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel right in the heart of the downtown NOLA business district. The structure is registered as a National Historic Landmark, so a nostalgic feeling pervades the air. The high ceilings, vintage furniture, antique-style French artwork and mystique suit the Cotton Exchange Hotel perfectly. Travel-lusters will enjoy the comfortable beds and a tasty complimentary breakfast for early risers. The rooftop pool provides a great place to relax while enjoying the rooftop garden, which is a fine vantage point for gazing out over historic New Orleans and the famous Mississippi River.
Key facts
  • 222 guestrooms
  • 8 floors
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Bar/lounge
  • Conference and event spaces
  • In-room child care
  • Limo and town car service available
  • 24-hour front desk
Neighborhood
If you're heading to New Orleans to explore Bourbon Street and the wonders of the French Quarter, the Cotton Exchange Hotel is within easy walking distance. You'll find Lafayette Square, Aquarium of the Americas and Riverwalk Marketplace within the neighborhood.
Hints and tips
The hotel was built more than a century ago, so expect to stay in rooms that are small but comfortable.

There are no on-site restaurants, but for those who don't wish to eat at many of the nearby restaurants, there is a shop next door where guests can purchase sandwiches, snacks and liquor.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel Rooms

Standard Queen
One queen bed, AM/FM clock radio, Cable TV, coffee maker, dataport, hairdryer,iron and ironing board, Internet access,in room movies, free morning paper, AC, work desk with lamp.
Standard Double
Two double beds, AM/FM clock radio, Cable TV, coffee maker, dataport, hairdryer,iron and ironing board, Internet access,in room movies, free morning paper, AC, work desk with lamp.
Standard King
One king bed, AM/FM clock radio, Cable TV, coffee maker, dataport, hairdryer,iron and ironing board, Internet access,in room movies, free morning paper, AC, work desk with lamp.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • New Orleans School of Glass Works: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.5 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.5 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.6 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.6 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 0.7 mi
  • American Aquatic Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Algiers Point: 1.2 mi
  • New Orleans School of Glass Works: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.5 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.5 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.6 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.6 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 0.7 mi
  • American Aquatic Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Algiers Point: 1.2 mi
  • Port of New Orleans: 1.3 mi
  • Bywater Historic District: 2.3 mi
  • Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden: 2.7 mi
  • New Orleans Museum of Art: 2.7 mi
  • Carousel Gardens: 3.3 mi
  • Riverbend: 3.5 mi
  • City Park New Orleans: 3.7 mi
  • Audubon Zoo: 4.2 mi
  • Lakefront Arena: 5.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (125)

Ratings and reviews for The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 125
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.2

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Vacationer747
Business
Louisiana
Apr 27, 2014

Very Disappointed !!

Very disappointing!! NO HOTEL PARKING !! Was given a choice to park at the hotel next door for $16 per day !! Hotel appliances, (t.v., microwave, mini refridge, etc). very old & dated. Bath room sink plugged up/ slow draining. Hotel house keeping bust into room @ 9:05 am announcing "house keeping" as she's entering the room, all while my wife & I lay nude...had to yell & tell her that we are still sleeping. Would NOT recommend anyone to stay there..and this is my 1st time ever writing a review..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NicNJohn
Business
Lucedale, MS
Mar 24, 2014

Great for the night!

We only stayed for one night , but the hotel staff was great! We had a great time! Very pleased!! IIt's extremely close to plenty of fun! Would absolutely book again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
toy toy
Business
new orleans, louisiana
Mar 11, 2014

Amazing getaway for anyone

Staff was amazing, the hot breakfast was greatly served every morning, an the location was perfect for shopping an entertainment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
travelinmanjeff
Business
tupelo, ms
Mar 10, 2014

decent place for the price

The price was good for the location but other than that it was anything to write home about. Room was kind of musty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leah of the Bayou
Business
Pensacola, FL
Dec 31, 2013

Good location, decent deal

We come to New Orleans often, and I like staying in this area (CBD). The Cotton Exchange Hotel has everything you need to feel clean and comfortable in a city that can really wear you out. There is a pool on the 6th floor that was open even in December. I didn't dare swim, but it was a kind of cool little area for hanging out. This location is great, walking distance to the Quarter and lots to check out in the CBD and Warehouse District as well. Self parking is only $16 per day, and very convenient. Also, the complimentary breakfast is great--waffles, boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, bagels, coffee, and more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are great restaurants nearby, we love Domenica on Baronne just around the corner. But when you are three sheets to the wind and need some late night home cooking, Daisy Dukes is right next door and the food is everything a party animal could want at 2am. And then you walk 20 feet to your hotel. Awesome.

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Review of The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1MikeP
Business
Lafayette, LA
Dec 18, 2013

Good Stay

Great location, comfortable rooms a little to much noise could be heard from the hall way as the bed was setup on the same wall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dgoubre
Business
baton rouge, la
Dec 18, 2013

Saints Game

It was great! 10 minute walk to the superdome. Clean rooms. Great staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
beantulane
Business
New Orleans, LA
Dec 16, 2013

Value Stay

This hotel was a value stop. It isn't the Ritz, but the rooms were clean. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was good. It needs a little refreshing of paint. Would go again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Bourbon is only a block and a half away.

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Review of The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CAPKENN
Business
Oakton, VA
Nov 4, 2013

Great location

Comments were so gloomy I was apprehensive. Although the lobby was not impressive the staff was great and the room large, comfortable and clean. Included breakfast was quite good. Very convienent to French Quarter and street cars around the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great breakfast nearby at a hole in the wall called "Hob Nobbery". Large portions and very reasonable cost.

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Review of The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EGM001
Business
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 23, 2013

Good location. Simply and nice.

The room is ok. We had a bad experience with the cleaning, some indications about restaurant reservations and a wake up call (never received)... in only 3 days!. Anyway, the location and cost save the recomendation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The hop on, hop off bus is the best way to see NOLA in a couple hours. And after that, you can decide where to go.

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