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The Saint (Autograph Collection), New Orleans, LA [Master Thread]

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Old Dec 19, 13, 11:28 am
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The Saint (Autograph Collection), New Orleans, LA [Master Thread]

Just got back from a Sun night stay at The Saint (Autograph Collection). The location is good for accessing public transit or taking cabs to the different areas of the city. 10-15 min walk to center of French Quarter, 10 min walk to Harrah's Casino and the aquarium, and easy access to restaurants of Central Business District (CBD) and French Quarter.

Though it is on the edge of the French Quarter, it lacks the surround charm found only a few blocks away. Rather, it overlooks Canal Street, which houses a strange mix of luxury hotels and run-down buildings. (Lots of sirens all night long, and scenic views of McDonalds billboards). I wouldn't recommend it for families based on the surroundings plus the very modern decor of the hotel.

Traveling as a couple, we enjoyed the eclectic design of the hotel, especially as it was decorated for Christmas with bright blue and white trees. There's a pool table in the lobby (that's the extent of the pool), as well as a bar and a restaurant that was usually empty. (FYI no lounge at this hotel)

Was a little bit disappointed in the lack of room upgrade or attention to the fact that it was a birthday trip (which the desk agent claimed to know based on my reservation note), especially since it was a Sunday night in low season. All in all, even the basic room was very stylish. Blue rugs and ceilings, with all-white decor and exposed brick ftw.

I believe it's somewhat new to the AC brand, but there was no issue with status being recognized, at least for breakfast. I was offered points or voucher upon check-in, and chose breakfast, which turned out to be up to $12pp at the in-house restaurant (it did not seem limited to two if there were others in the room.) Breakfast was tasty and cooked to order though the service was awful, especially considering that we were the ONLY people dining.

Not sure I'd stay here again given that there is a JW down the street, and two Renaissances to choose from, though The Saint is a great hotel for a group or party.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 12:43 pm
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Thanks for the trip report! Much appreciated.

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Old Dec 25, 13, 4:10 pm
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Thanks for the trip report! Much appreciated.

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The New Orleans JW is fabulous and quite possibly has the best guest service of any Marriott I have stayed (coming from someone with 800 nights).
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Old Dec 25, 13, 6:56 pm
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I'd look at the CY that is on the backside of this hotel. There are three Marriott hotels in that block (Ritz, Saint, and CY Iberville). CY connects directly to the Ritz and has massive old-new orleans rooms with modern touches.
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Old Jan 1, 14, 3:46 pm
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just booked this hotel

Booked in Nov before a conference I need to attend for 5 nights was 120K vs. 140K for JW and 200K for Ritz. Is it really worth 20K more points for the JW or 80K for the Ritz?
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Thanks, OP. I have a two night stay booked for the beginning of Feb. Based on your review and past good stays at the JW, I'm going to switch to the JW instead. It's $20 cheaper per night. Ironically, the FS across the street was about $100 more per night than either the JW or Saint.
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Old Jan 1, 14, 5:33 pm
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At the JW right now for Sugar Bowl. Excellent corner room. Staff is awesome, as usual. I'll check out the CL in the morning.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 10:03 am
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Just a reminder. The Saint provides breakfast daily due to no lounge, which is a pro to this property. The JW's lounge is closed on the weekends & it's one of those exempt from providing breakfast/gives points only.

Let's try to keep posts on this thread more specific to the "Saint" since it's a property specific thread. I think there's a NOLA family thread where comparisons of different properties can go.

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Old Jan 3, 14, 6:42 am
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i agree withe the OP on everything about the hotel. I stayed just before Halloween last year at a pretty good rate - i think cheaper than the CY around the corner.

food was good at brekkie, but no one used the bar or restaurant, although hotel seemed to have good occupancy.

i would still rate it as a solid choice to stay at
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Old May 11, 15, 10:36 am
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I just spent two nights at The Saint.

In addition to the breakfast (or 750 points/day) benefit, Platinum members are also allowed 4 bottles of Voss water per day, a $20 value. The bottles are kept chilled in the minibar fridge. It was a nice little perk.

The breakfast buffet was nice. They had a cold quiche that I really enjoyed. Fresh biscuits and gravy, fruit, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, grits, oatmeal...pretty extensive. The cost is now $20/pp. Unsure if that's just the weekend rate.

The hotel bar is nice. They make excellent Pimm's Cups and use a lot of fresh fruit juices in their cocktails.

I thought the location was great because it was close to the action, but not immediately on Bourbon St.
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Thanks for the update! Much appreciated!
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Has anyone stayed in the Lucifer Suite here?
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Old Dec 12, 16, 11:33 am
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Not a fan of this hotel:

New TV's/Cable/remotes are crap.

No Breakfast before 0700 - nothing like a stroll through the drunks/homeless/hookers at 0600 to get food.

Style over substance.

No upgrade, had to wait for room even though I did not arrive until almost 1500.

Someone mentioned free Voss for Plats - I had the Voss in my fridge but no one said it was free (sign said $5)

6 days and still no points.

Good location though.
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Old Jan 23, 19, 2:28 pm
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Do Platinums get full benefits here (room upgrades, free full breakfasts, free wifi, etc.)?

How's hotel? No recent reviews...
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Old Jan 24, 19, 7:21 am
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Incorrect. The lounge at the JW is open on the weekend. Stayed over the Christmas Holidays and it was open.
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