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The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans [Master Thread]

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans [Master Thread]

Old Feb 16, 17, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by nologic View Post
No RC credit card, that's why I'm asking about a paid upgrade at checkin.
Ok, well it is unlikely to be less at check in than it is now.

Edit: In my experience, as others have said, the property will charge between 150-250/night (for 2 people) for club access. No clue what NOLA charges, so just email the hotel.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sammyindc View Post
I doubt it will be anything less than $150 per night. You can always email/call and ask.
And no free breakfasts. m
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Old Feb 16, 17, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by sig05 View Post
I've stayed here four times. This is one of my favorite Club Lounges. The food is very, very good. Here's what you need to decide: do you want to eat "free" food in the Club or go experience NOLA restaurants? If you aren't eating at least two meals a day in the Club, then no it isn't worth the extra money. For me, the access has always been nice if my previous night took too much out of me.

Do you have a RC credit card? If so, redeeming a Club upgrade would be worthwhile.
Good point abt the food scene...club might be overkill here.
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Old May 6, 17, 10:52 am
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Ritz New Orleans

One of the worst RC I have ever stayed at....and I have stayed at many. Not even close. This hotel is in serious need of a major upgrade. The rooms are in terrible condition for a 5-star property. The carpet is stained and smells. The shower and vanity shows signs of aging -- peeling!! I am not kidding. It surprises me that Ritz/Marriott has allowed the property's condition to get like this. The only saving grace was the service was very good. Other than that, I will avoid staying here on any future visit. Mods, if this is not the right thread feel free to move.
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Old May 6, 17, 11:26 am
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The staff in the Club lounge were great at this property, but overall, the club lounge was not such a big advantage given that so many culinary opportunities are around locally.

Edit: I was a Gold member when I stayed and the management directly told me that they didn't provide any upgrades for Gold. Then they said they were willing to upgrade a club level room to an executive suite (non-club)....
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Old Apr 26, 19, 4:12 pm
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Any updates. Been to NOLA 3x in last 6 months all at FS Marriott.

I started planning the next trip using points, but it was 150k + $600 for lounge access (3 days). Looking at cash, I got club suite for $509 all in.

Would appreciate a more update lounge review.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 12:14 pm
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I stayed here from December 27, 2018 through January 1,2019. The hotel did not upgrade me or offer a chargeable upgrade. About a week before the stay, I asked my Ambassador to check on an upgrade and or any special treatment. She was unable to get the hotel to do anything.

The hotel was very busy. Two NBA teams stayed here while I was there. The Saints played on December 30 plus the Sugar Bowl and NYE also contributed to the hotel being sold out.

The hard product was okay. Service was inconsistent. The staff seemed to be trying but the crowds were too much.
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Old Jun 23, 19, 11:50 pm
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Excited to hear about this renovation- hoping it will be complete (or close to it) by our visit next Spring.


The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans on Canal Street will undergo a $40 million renovation starting in May 2019. The work is expected to be complete this fall.

The renovation will update carpeting, décor, furnishing and bathroom features in 451 of the hotel’s 527 rooms.



https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nol...outputType=amp
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Old Dec 17, 20, 12:12 pm
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AMEX FHR Club Room or Non-Club Room

So I will be going to New Orleans in October 2021 for a wedding and was wondering if I should splurge and get a club room or not using the Amex FHR program.

The FHR program already offers free breakfast and a $100 property credit so I am pretty solid on for breakfast notwithstanding my Titanium status.

The convenience of the club is very nice if I wanted something to drink or nibble on when I was staying at the Rancho Mirage location. But I found that when I was in SF the only way to sample the best food in the city was either to skip the food at the club or just be a complete glutton.


Here, I am asking the same question. I really do enjoy the quite sanctuary the club provides so I can read or journal and how easily accessible food / beverages are but I fear I won't be able to enjoy the culinary wonders of the city.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by OUTraveling View Post
So I will be going to New Orleans in October 2021 for a wedding and was wondering if I should splurge and get a club room or not using the Amex FHR program.

The FHR program already offers free breakfast and a $100 property credit so I am pretty solid on for breakfast notwithstanding my Titanium status.

The convenience of the club is very nice if I wanted something to drink or nibble on when I was staying at the Rancho Mirage location. But I found that when I was in SF the only way to sample the best food in the city was either to skip the food at the club or just be a complete glutton.


Here, I am asking the same question. I really do enjoy the quite sanctuary the club provides so I can read or journal and how easily accessible food / beverages are but I fear I won't be able to enjoy the culinary wonders of the city.
The Club in the Ritz-Carlton NOLA is really really good. With that said you are in a foodie city and may wish to venture out. Also, instead of staying in the Club in the evening you may wish to visit the Davenport Lounge on the main floor where there is some good live entertainment. That of course is assuming live entertainment will be back in NOLA and Covid will be more controlled.
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Old Sep 8, 21, 9:58 am
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Any recent stays?
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Old Sep 8, 21, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by WasKnown View Post
Any recent stays?
Lol maybe from some reporters covering the city without power during the Hurricane.
(But actually, stayed at the Moxy for this very reason. We lost power at the Moxy and generators failed, the Marriott down the street did keep generators running a bit longer before also losing power. Many properties now housing evacuees)
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