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Marina Motel Chalmette

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was nice had a very colorful feel to it. No major issues.

Great time visiting New Orleans for a couple of days. Hotel staff was very friendly. Loved having the little restaurant next door.

Its should have been worth if they should have continued normal prices for the long weekend too..

Biggest thing to be aware of is that there is NO ELEVATOR. I just happened to pack lightly enough this time I could take the stairs fairly easily but it would be very hard for someone with a lot of heavy luggage to maneuver. It looks sketchy when you pull up and it's in the middle of nowhere but there were still people partying under my window - in the parking lot - for 2 hours Sat night. I will credit the staff for addressing my complaints (it took 2 times before the group finally dispersed) but the fact that people were partying in a parking lot in the middle of nowhere gives you an idea of how little there is to do there. The room was spacious and it did have a microwave and fridge but the furniture is old and banged up, there are holes in the carpet and the fridge buzzed so loudly I had to unplug it so I could sleep. Weirdly, the coffee maker was in the bathroom, the phone didn't work (so I couldn't call the front desk easily) and they don't offer conditioner, something that those of us with frizzy hair desperately need in such a humid place. Additionally, the fan didn't work on the A/C unit so I couldn't have drowned out the partiers with some constant white noise. On 'Auto' the A/C unit would come on so loudly it woke me up several times. I also do NOT recommend the attached café. My omelette was burned and the waitress treated me like an outsider since I wasn't from around there.

it has a nice name but it is simply a road motel. It is 20 min from the French quarter but there's absolutely no life around the neighborhood. It seemed safe anyways. It was ok in every aspect, not bad, not great. Just location makes it not that interesting.

enjoyed it a lot, room was clean, staff was superior

The motel is near the water with commercial fishing boats around in an industrial area. The room was fairly clean and nice except for the strong smell. It was a strong odor that seemed to be masking (poorly) the heavy smoking smell of the building. (I was in a "non-smoking" room) I'm not super sensitive, but this was overwhelming and kept me awake. The smell permeated my clothes and travel items to the point of still smelling upon return home. The neighbors and thin walls were a bad combination as they were exceptionally loud and arguing until 2 a.m.. People were coming and going from the room all night as well. The hotel staff were fairly friendly and helpful but they did not offer any assistance with the noise (banging doors, pounding on doors, yelling/arguing). The folks next door were pretty sketchy and I was glad I was not with a family. I would not recommend this particular motel.

enjoyed the stay and the room was clean and nice. The staff were very nice also!

Good location. Too pricey for an ordinary hotel. Have seen better at a cheaper price. Bathroom wasn't as clean. Pool was not clean. Had to checkout iron and ironing board from front desk. It just wasn't what I suspected for the price I paid. Staff was pretty nice.

First we'll start with the fact that the room we booked is not the room we got. We booked a King bed, non smoking. Our room was smoking w/2 double beds. I complained, motel said they were sorry but the online booking via websites is more a preference of what you would like AND it does not mean you will get that room. I have booked online before & this has never happened. She said they were overbooked and was sorry. Next our key to get in room only worked the first time we got in and never worked again. They tried giving me new keys 2 times, tried changing batteires, The mechanism where the door key goes in just didnt work. So everytime we needed to leave and get in room again the front desk had to get a physical key to open it for us. Very aggravating. Our room was not clean, there was a cigarette butt on floor and dark hairs all over the bathroom door and walls and floor, a half dranken dr pepper bottle. Also it rained really heavily & water was leaking in the doorway of our room from outside. Disgusting place. Will never stay there again and dont recommend anyone stay their just for conveince like we did. We were trying to be as close to neworleans as possible for a concert. I will gladly stay 20 mins away than stay there again!

Our weekend stay at this hotel was a pleasure. The hotel is literally located 7 miles from downtown New Orleans. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The cafe staff remembered how my husband wanted his breakfast and he got it that way every time. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to spend time in New Orleans.

A little tired but expected that. Staff very friendly. Room clean

We had a large, comfortable room. But the motel was all by its self on a business highway. There was a cafe attached, but limited menu.

It was a nice hotel with very nice people. I would stay there again if in the area.

We stayed here for Jazz Fest, and it was an outstanding value for what we paid. Only about a 20 minute drive into New Orleans.

Overall good

Our room was dirty. There was hair in the bathroom and on the pillow. The room and hallway had a foul odor. There was no clock radio nor coffee in the room. [...]charged $20.00 a night more than the motel charges. [...]charge was $110.19 per night, the motel charges $87.91 including taxes.

Very pleased with Marina Motel. Quiet place in an old marina. Kind of off the beaten track but very close to Chalmette, much more pleasant than Metairie. Nice to walk down the road by the marsh in the morning. New room with a flat screen tv. Wi-fi signal was not very strong. Friendly people, manager offered a great price on future stays. Will come back.

No very clean located in a dangerous area 25 minutes from downtown the taxis didnt want to go there free parking quiet location free internet at looby

5353 Paris Rd. Chalmette LA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Marina
  • Casino

Located 2.5 mi (4 km) from Val Riess Park, Marina Motel Chalmette is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Chalmette Battlefield. This 100-room motel welcomes guests with a marina, a casino, and an outdoor pool. On the waterfront, the motel is also within a 30-minute drive of Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Rooms

All of Marina Motel Chalmette's 100 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Marina Motel Chalmette have access to a marina, a casino, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Two double beds non smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

One king bed non smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Marina Motel Chalmette

Couples (9) Business (5) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (1)
4

decent

Couples

Hotel was nice had a very colorful feel to it. No major issues.

By on Sep 23, 2015

4

awesome family trip

Families

Great time visiting New Orleans for a couple of days. Hotel staff was very friendly. Loved having the little restaurant next door.

By on Jul 8, 2015

2

good but costly

GetawayWithFriends

Its should have been worth if they should have continued normal prices for the long weekend too..

By on Jul 7, 2015

3

great staff, not so great place

Singles

Biggest thing to be aware of is that there is NO ELEVATOR. I just happened to pack lightly enough this time I could take the stairs fairly easily but it would be very hard for someone with a lot of heavy luggage to maneuver. It looks sketchy when you pull up and it's in the middle of nowhere but there were still people partying under my window - in the parking lot - for 2 hours Sat night. I will credit the staff for addressing my complaints (it took 2 times before the group finally dispersed) but the fact that people were partying in a parking lot in the middle of nowhere gives you an idea of how little there is to do there. The room was spacious and it did have a microwave and fridge but the furniture is old and banged up, there are holes in the carpet and the fridge buzzed so loudly I had to unplug it so I could sleep. Weirdly, the coffee maker was in the bathroom, the phone didn't work (so I couldn't call the front desk easily) and they don't offer conditioner, something that those of us with frizzy hair desperately need in such a humid place. Additionally, the fan didn't work on the A/C unit so I couldn't have drowned out the partiers with some constant white noise. On 'Auto' the A/C unit would come on so loudly it woke me up several times. I also do NOT recommend the attached café. My omelette was burned and the waitress treated me like an outsider since I wasn't from around there.

By on Apr 14, 2015

3

bad location

BusinessTravelers

it has a nice name but it is simply a road motel. It is 20 min from the French quarter but there's absolutely no life around the neighborhood. It seemed safe anyways. It was ok in every aspect, not bad, not great. Just location makes it not that interesting.

By on Dec 29, 2014

5

getaway

Couples

enjoyed it a lot, room was clean, staff was superior

By on Jul 20, 2014

1

not a good experience.

BusinessTravelers

The motel is near the water with commercial fishing boats around in an industrial area. The room was fairly clean and nice except for the strong smell. It was a strong odor that seemed to be masking (poorly) the heavy smoking smell of the building. (I was in a "non-smoking" room) I'm not super sensitive, but this was overwhelming and kept me awake. The smell permeated my clothes and travel items to the point of still smelling upon return home. The neighbors and thin walls were a bad combination as they were exceptionally loud and arguing until 2 a.m.. People were coming and going from the room all night as well. The hotel staff were fairly friendly and helpful but they did not offer any assistance with the noise (banging doors, pounding on doors, yelling/arguing). The folks next door were pretty sketchy and I was glad I was not with a family. I would not recommend this particular motel.

By on Apr 7, 2014

3

comfortabel nice and clean

Couples

enjoyed the stay and the room was clean and nice. The staff were very nice also!

By on Mar 3, 2014

3

good location

Families

Good location. Too pricey for an ordinary hotel. Have seen better at a cheaper price. Bathroom wasn't as clean. Pool was not clean. Had to checkout iron and ironing board from front desk. It just wasn't what I suspected for the price I paid. Staff was pretty nice.

By on Apr 29, 2013

1

the worst motel/hotel i have ever stayed at

Couples

First we'll start with the fact that the room we booked is not the room we got. We booked a King bed, non smoking. Our room was smoking w/2 double beds. I complained, motel said they were sorry but the online booking via websites is more a preference of what you would like AND it does not mean you will get that room. I have booked online before & this has never happened. She said they were overbooked and was sorry. Next our key to get in room only worked the first time we got in and never worked again. They tried giving me new keys 2 times, tried changing batteires, The mechanism where the door key goes in just didnt work. So everytime we needed to leave and get in room again the front desk had to get a physical key to open it for us. Very aggravating. Our room was not clean, there was a cigarette butt on floor and dark hairs all over the bathroom door and walls and floor, a half dranken dr pepper bottle. Also it rained really heavily & water was leaking in the doorway of our room from outside. Disgusting place. Will never stay there again and dont recommend anyone stay their just for conveince like we did. We were trying to be as close to neworleans as possible for a concert. I will gladly stay 20 mins away than stay there again!

By on Apr 15, 2013