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French Market Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After I stayed at the hotel, I could not believe the price! The character, charm, and service of this hotel far exceeds their reasonable price! The brick running throughout the hotel made me feel like I was staying in a historical gem and the staff treated me like I was at a 5-star hotel! The valet parking is totally worth the cost, especially since the hotel is minutes from the French Quarter! We walked to Cafe Du Mond in less than 5 min! Our room was ready when we came to park, so the hotel staff let us check in early! This was just one of the many positive interactions with every member we encountered! Wonderful, wonderful experience! We will definitely stay again!

When you first arrive the staff is very welcoming and friendly. The lobby is beautiful, and so is the courtyard and the room. The location is phenomenal.

Friendliest hotel staff, very accommodating. Lobby busy and clean. Layout is really neat, not a typical hotel.

Absolutely loved this hotel. Very comfortable – rooms were small but we weren't in them often. Fantastic location-close proximity to anywhere we wanted to go. We walked to the entire trip – no car once we arrived at hotel . Staff was great – got us anything we needed – and always helpful with suggestions of places to eat, things to do, or transportation concerns. Would go back here in a minute – and recommend to friends and family !

I was worried the location would be a little too far from the Bourbon Street, but it was just a short walk away. The area around the hotel was always busy so I really felt like I was a part of the city. The staff was very warm and funny. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the French Quarter, have a lively experience, and is looking for a place that is not as loud as Bourbon Street at night. I was kind of worried about being in an interior room, but it was actually really pleasant because I was able to sleep in easily! Only complaint was that there was some mold on the ceiling of the far corner in the shower. The valet parking was a little confusing because I arrived at night and there were not open spots to parallel park at in front and I did not see any signs for valet.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is located across from the steamboats on the Mississippi and it's a five minute walk to bourbon street. We stayed in the one king size bed with window room. It was cozy and very well maintained. The valet can take a while, so let them know you need your vehicle at least 30 minutes in advance.

It is the perfect location to walk to everything! The staff was extremely nice and we felt right at home during our stay!

Excellent staff! Great location. If you want to be near it all this is the place to be.

The French Market Inn far exceeded our expectations. We were attending a conference at the Westin Hotel, which is just down the street, and didn't want to pay their very expensive "discounted" room rate. I decided to look around and found the French Market Inn for less than half the price of the Westin. And what a pleasant surprise it was. It is a very old space built sometime in the 1800's that was once a warehouse. It was eventually converted to a hotel and it has character that very few modern hotels can compete with. Our room was immaculate with plenty of room. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again the next time I travel to New Orleans.

The hotel is right on the Mississippi and is deep in the French Quarter, so the location was nearly perfect for our purposes. Many of the best restaurants in the City are right around the corner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room itself was on the 4th floor overlooking Decatur St. and the Mississippi. The weather was lousy during our stay, so we spent a lot of time in the room watching ships go by. There was an incident with the elevator in which we got stuck on the 2nd floor for a few minutes, but it was quickly corrected.

Staff is friendly & helpful. Rooms clean & comfortable. Beds very comfortable. Rooms are quiet. Great location within walking distance of everything. If you don't want to stay in a generic, cookie cutter hotel, then this is the place for you

French Market Inn is located in the French Quarter with great access to everything. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in an interior room without a window, it was a little weird but worked out fine. Couple of odd things there is no bathrooms in the lobby area so you have to go up to the room. Second there is no restaurant or bar. There is a coffee shop next door. However if we go back to New Orleans we will most likely stay here again due to the great location.

Clean and convenient to all sites. Charming courtyard.

BF and I stayed here a week for my bday. Our vacation was wonderful and hotel experience went great. Location of hotel is unbeatable and staff was great!

The hotel is wonderful! The staff is always friendly, our room is comfortable and clean, parking just across the street or valet - around the corner, and best of all you are able to walk throughout the French Quarter, CBD and Marginy from the front door.

We had an excellent time. Staff friendly and helpful. Location is great. Would definitely stay in this location again.

Cozy rooms, close to lots of shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing. Authentic NOLA ambiance

Nice hotel with a great location near Bourbon and Frenchman street. It was very nice and clean, with an relaxing open courtyard in the center. Then only drawback was the tight quarters, which meant that if the cleaning staff was being loud down the hall you would hear about it.

I have to say that the rooms are small (but very nice with all the authenticity you would expect) and the pool is small also but most of them are in the French Quarter. But seriously you only need the room for sleeping and showering anyway. The location is perfect if you want to spend time in the French Quarter or for shopping or a party on Bourbon St.. It is also very central to everything I did there, I was able to go every place I wanted by walking and never had to pay for a taxi!

Great location, clean and nice. Updated and unique look. Only negative; Inner rooms face the wall or the hallway.

509 Decatur St. New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jackson Square and French Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Located in French Quarter, French Market Inn is within a 5-minute walk of Jackson Square and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like French Market. This 3-star hotel has 120 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a coffee shop/café, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central New Orleans, the hotel is also near Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum.


Dining

You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 120 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of French Market Inn enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Valet parking is available for USD 34.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. This historic hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King or 1 Queen Bed (Courtyard or City View)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Courtyard or City View)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds (Interior Room, No Windows)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for French Market Inn

Everyone (23) Business (4) Couples (30) Family (6) Friends (16) Other (13)
5

total steal!

Everyone

After I stayed at the hotel, I could not believe the price! The character, charm, and service of this hotel far exceeds their reasonable price! The brick running throughout the hotel made me feel like I was staying in a historical gem and the staff treated me like I was at a 5-star hotel! The valet parking is totally worth the cost, especially since the hotel is minutes from the French Quarter! We walked to Cafe Du Mond in less than 5 min! Our room was ready when we came to park, so the hotel staff let us check in early! This was just one of the many positive interactions with every member we encountered! Wonderful, wonderful experience! We will definitely stay again!

By , from Augusta on Jul 17, 2017

5

awesome hotel, location and staff

Everyone

When you first arrive the staff is very welcoming and friendly. The lobby is beautiful, and so is the courtyard and the room. The location is phenomenal.

By , from miami, fl on Jul 8, 2017

5

nice hotel right on decatur close to many spots

Everyone

Friendliest hotel staff, very accommodating. Lobby busy and clean. Layout is really neat, not a typical hotel.

By on May 18, 2017

5

perfect location !

Everyone

Absolutely loved this hotel. Very comfortable – rooms were small but we weren't in them often. Fantastic location-close proximity to anywhere we wanted to go. We walked to the entire trip – no car once we arrived at hotel . Staff was great – got us anything we needed – and always helpful with suggestions of places to eat, things to do, or transportation concerns. Would go back here in a minute – and recommend to friends and family !

By , from Toledo ,OH on Apr 3, 2017

5

great hotel in lively area

Everyone

I was worried the location would be a little too far from the Bourbon Street, but it was just a short walk away. The area around the hotel was always busy so I really felt like I was a part of the city. The staff was very warm and funny. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the French Quarter, have a lively experience, and is looking for a place that is not as loud as Bourbon Street at night. I was kind of worried about being in an interior room, but it was actually really pleasant because I was able to sleep in easily! Only complaint was that there was some mold on the ceiling of the far corner in the shower. The valet parking was a little confusing because I arrived at night and there were not open spots to parallel park at in front and I did not see any signs for valet.

By , from Chicago, IL on Mar 14, 2017

5

great hotel convenient location

Everyone
Main lobby

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is located across from the steamboats on the Mississippi and it's a five minute walk to bourbon street. We stayed in the one king size bed with window room. It was cozy and very well maintained. The valet can take a while, so let them know you need your vehicle at least 30 minutes in advance.

By on Mar 9, 2017

5

location

Everyone

It is the perfect location to walk to everything! The staff was extremely nice and we felt right at home during our stay!

By , from m on Mar 6, 2017

4
Everyone

Excellent staff! Great location. If you want to be near it all this is the place to be.

By on Feb 22, 2017

5

excellent hotel

Everyone

The French Market Inn far exceeded our expectations. We were attending a conference at the Westin Hotel, which is just down the street, and didn't want to pay their very expensive "discounted" room rate. I decided to look around and found the French Market Inn for less than half the price of the Westin. And what a pleasant surprise it was. It is a very old space built sometime in the 1800's that was once a warehouse. It was eventually converted to a hotel and it has character that very few modern hotels can compete with. Our room was immaculate with plenty of room. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again the next time I travel to New Orleans.

By , from Atlanta, GA on Jan 13, 2017

5

lovely old hotel in the french quarter

Everyone

The hotel is right on the Mississippi and is deep in the French Quarter, so the location was nearly perfect for our purposes. Many of the best restaurants in the City are right around the corner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room itself was on the 4th floor overlooking Decatur St. and the Mississippi. The weather was lousy during our stay, so we spent a lot of time in the room watching ships go by. There was an incident with the elevator in which we got stuck on the 2nd floor for a few minutes, but it was quickly corrected.

By , from Chicago, IL on Jan 9, 2017