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French Market Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, however, the room was very small. I knew it would not have a window, but I did not realize that it would affect me as it did. It was dark, and there was only one chair to sit on beside the desk chair, so my husband stayed on the bed. Also, the TV was very touchy, and would break up if we moved in the room. We found the hotel very clean, and the personnel were all very helpful, especially Nancy at the front desk. She is a gem!

Very clean, comfortable and conveniently located. The staff was lovely! Will definitely be back.

I enjoyed spending my birthday at French Market Inn. The staff was so great and helpful. Loved the location also. Would stay again.

Beautiful hotel, was a great experience. New Orleans is a great place to visit at least once, and this hotel was excellent.

We loved it here! Close to everything, staff was wonderful, clean, quiet and would stay here again!

Loved the courtyard and the staff! The concierge and the bell hop were awesome! However upon arrival to our room there was a garbage bag filled with dirty laundry right outside our door which was still there in the morning... additionally, when pugging in our phone in the wall outlet beside the bed, we discovered a disturbing layer of dust covering the outlet and generally the trim of the entire room. Additionally, the room was very warm upon arrival. We turned on the AC which cooled the room quickly but both woke up multiple times during the night shivering. Again, can’t say enough about how awesome the staff was but the rest of the experience was very sub par.

Great location, amazingly helpful and friendly staff. Loved the cute courtyard

Staff very friendly. Off site parking so give yourself 30-45 min for your car if you have one. Room could have been cleaner. Bathing suit tag from H&M across the street laying on the floor in plain site. Some sticky stuff on sink and night stand but I just cleaned it. Cool weekend but ac probably wouldn't have kept up in the hot New Orleans summer. I would probably stay again.

Awesome hotel! Walking distance from anything you want to do in the city.

Great staff. Helpful, personable, professional. I have stayed here before and have always had an excellent experience.

We adored this hotel. It was great to be in the heart of the French Quarter but feel like we were out of the hustle and bustle once we were in our room. It was very quiet and comfortable. The staff does a great job of managing the heavy flow of guests checking in and out. Love the history of the hotel and the decor. Great place to stay!

Staff is always accommodating. This past trip we needed to add a night and the third party booking would not add a night, without a large fee. I was able to go directly to the hotel website book an additional night, then at check in, the front desk, combined the nights so we didn’t have to check out, then in again, keeping one room the whole stay.

We stayed Wednesday to Saturday the week of Mardi Gras. Over all the stay was great. I did not like that we needed to wear wrist bands to get in and out of the hotel. I understand there has to be a way to monitor guests, especially during Mardi Gras, but i don’t think a wrist band is the best way. The room key should have been efficient proof. We also had an interior room (no widows, and we chose this because it was cheaper) but there was light bulbs out and it was very very dark.

Check in was fast, the front desk women were very helpful and quite nice! Our room was spacious and had nice brick work. Bathroom was very clean and stocked with the little shampoos, lotions and soap. Overall, I enjoyed staying at this hotel! I would come back to this one.

Beautiful Boutique Hotel with lots of character. The staff was very friendly. great location if looking to stay in the French Quarters. Great value.

Over all this hotel has beautifully cared for lobby and convenient location. That's all. Rooms are tiny, dark and rreally dated.Like very old dusty carpet, rusty ACs, paint coming off the walls, bad smel. I was looking forward to our stay in New Orleans and decided on French Market inn because of the great reviews. I did see 3 rooms at the hotel before we settled down, all of them were small and dark. First room had AC unit broken, so the temperature in the room was 59 degree. Maintenance person, when called in, assured me that it just takes time to warm up...we waited for 3 hours with the same end result of 59. Front desk was not helpful at all first part of the day,I was told that hotel was fully booked. Then there was a change of shift and the lady helped to resolve the issue by moving us into different room, also tiny but with working AC and no horrible smell. Long story short: if you are claustrophobic and have allergy to dust - do not book this hotel .

Great Location for the price. Close to everything. The room is big.

Quaint hotel in French Quarter. We came to attend Bears-Saints football game. The room was fine and the staff very friendly and accommodating.

Overall our stay was very nice and the French Market Inn is centrally located to everything. If you want to head to Bourbon it's two blocks away, if you want to head to Frenchman only 10 min away, the Garden District is about 45 min walking distance and the Mississippi is literally across the street. My only complaint that there was a water bottle on the floor in the room from the previous occupants. It was in plain sight sticking halfway out from the bedside table. My thought was if they missed THAT what else could they have missed? When i brought it to the front desk's attention i thought they were rather cavalier about the situation. I work in public service myself and if someone brought that to my attention I would be horrified.

The hotel itself is really cute in a great, very walkable location in the Quarter. The staff is really friendly and there is a courtyard with a pool that's really nice to relax at. The room I stayed in was very spacious with exposed brickwork and a comfy bed, highly recommend.

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 (47) Business (4) Couples (30) Family (6) Friends (16) Other (13)
3
Everyone

Great location, however, the room was very small. I knew it would not have a window, but I did not realize that it would affect me as it did. It was dark, and there was only one chair to sit on beside the desk chair, so my husband stayed on the bed. Also, the TV was very touchy, and would break up if we moved in the room. We found the hotel very clean, and the personnel were all very helpful, especially Nancy at the front desk. She is a gem!

By on May 21, 2018

5
Everyone

Very clean, comfortable and conveniently located. The staff was lovely! Will definitely be back.

By on May 13, 2018

Review comment responded on May 14, 2018

Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your rating.

5
Everyone

I enjoyed spending my birthday at French Market Inn. The staff was so great and helpful. Loved the location also. Would stay again.

By on May 12, 2018

Review comment responded on May 14, 2018

Thanks for choosing our hotel for your birthday stay. We are glad you enjoyed our location and we hope to welcome you back soon.

5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel, was a great experience. New Orleans is a great place to visit at least once, and this hotel was excellent.

By on May 10, 2018

Review comment responded on May 10, 2018

Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to New Orleans—soon!

5

beautiful hotel and perfect location

Everyone

We loved it here! Close to everything, staff was wonderful, clean, quiet and would stay here again!

By , from Pittsburgh, PA on May 4, 2018

Review comment responded on May 7, 2018

Hi Aly, thank you for sharing your review and beautiful photos. We appreciate your feedback about our historic hotel's staff and look forward to welcoming you back for your next NOLA visit.

3
Everyone

Loved the courtyard and the staff! The concierge and the bell hop were awesome! However upon arrival to our room there was a garbage bag filled with dirty laundry right outside our door which was still there in the morning... additionally, when pugging in our phone in the wall outlet beside the bed, we discovered a disturbing layer of dust covering the outlet and generally the trim of the entire room. Additionally, the room was very warm upon arrival. We turned on the AC which cooled the room quickly but both woke up multiple times during the night shivering. Again, can’t say enough about how awesome the staff was but the rest of the experience was very sub par.

By on May 4, 2018

Review comment responded on May 4, 2018

Thank you for your recent stay and your kind words regarding our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and are sorry to learn of the difficulties you described with the temperature and housekeeping. The issues you referenced are not consistent with our housekeeping standards. Know that your comments have been shared with management. Overall, we hope you enjoyed your time in New Orleans.

5
Everyone

Great location, amazingly helpful and friendly staff. Loved the cute courtyard

By on Apr 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2018

Thank you for choosing our historic French Quarter hotel and taking the time to share your valuable feedback! Glad you enjoyed the courtyard. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

4
Everyone

Staff very friendly. Off site parking so give yourself 30-45 min for your car if you have one. Room could have been cleaner. Bathing suit tag from H&M across the street laying on the floor in plain site. Some sticky stuff on sink and night stand but I just cleaned it. Cool weekend but ac probably wouldn't have kept up in the hot New Orleans summer. I would probably stay again.

By on Apr 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2018

Thank you for choosing our historic French Quarter hotel for your New Orleans stay. Glad you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. We typically receive high marks from our guests for our cleanliness, but are sorry if you feel we missed the mark during your stay. Please know your feedback has been shared with our management team.

5
Everyone

Awesome hotel! Walking distance from anything you want to do in the city.

By , from D.C. on Mar 31, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2018

Hi Adam, thank you for choosing our historic hotel and taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in New Orleans and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

5
Everyone

Great staff. Helpful, personable, professional. I have stayed here before and have always had an excellent experience.

By on Mar 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2018

Hi Sherrie, thank you for choosing our hotel. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to welcoming you for your next NOLA visit.