Le Richelieu Hotel - New Orleans  3 stars

1234 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116  show mapSave
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  • Close to everything, including the frenchman clubs - Breakfast was tasty and reasonably priced
  • Hotel has a parking lot onsite - Free internet - Lovely swimming pool and bar - Patio area with free coffee
  • Room was so nicely done and very clean - Staff were top notch - Mini kitchen area was very clean
  • Rooms were large - Walk-in closet was fantastic - Bathrooms are great - Very poor internet
  • In the french quarter, but away from the noise - Good food and service for breakfast - Free parking
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool




 Meeting facilities

Business corner

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available


Situated near The New Orleans Artworks at the New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio, The National WWII Museum and St. Roch and the Campo Santo, the comfortable Le Richelieu offers a rooftop terrace, a saltwater pool and a courtyard. An example of traditional architecture, this hotel opened in 1965 and was fully restored in 2006.

The hotel is conveniently located in charming district, close to a cathedral and museums. Just 20 minutes from the center of New Orleans.

The hotel is surrounded by boutiques, cafés and markets.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.


The property comprises of spacious rooms well-appointed with an iPod dock, satellite TV, individual climate control, a living area and Wi-Fi. They all have carpet floor and fine furniture.


Breakfast is served in the café each morning. At the restaurant French dishes are served.


The hotel offers a photocopier, computers and a fax and hospitable staff.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 30 per day.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   86.

City Center New Orleans - 3700 ft
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) - 12.3 mi
Restaurants Cafe Du Monde (cuisine: American, French, Bakery) - 900 ft, Coop's Place (cuisine: Cajun & Creole) - 700 ft
Parks Washington Artillery Park - 2000 ft, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - 3200 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business corner
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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1 King Bed
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Le Richelieu 1 King Bed
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Le Richelieu 1 King Bed
Bed type: Double beds

Comfortable room decorated in elegant style with fine furnishings, artwork and brass ceiling fans. The room offers a King size bed, cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities.

1 Queen Bed
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Le Richelieu 1 Queen Bed 1 King Bed
Bed type: Double beds

Comfortable room decorated in elegant style with fine furnishings, artwork and brass ceiling fans. The room offers a Queen size bed, cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities.

2 Double Beds
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Le Richelieu 2 Double Beds 1 Queen Bed
Bed type: Double beds

Comfortable room decorated in elegant style with fine furnishings, artwork and brass ceiling fans. The room offers two Double beds, cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities.

Run of House
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Le Richelieu Run of House 1 Queen Bed
Bed type: Double beds

Comfortable room decorated in elegant style with fine furnishings, artwork and brass ceiling fans. The room offers cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities. You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

One Bedroom Suite
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Le Richelieu One Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed
Le Richelieu One Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed
Le Richelieu One Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed

Comfortable suite decorated in elegant style with fine furnishings, artwork and brass ceiling fans. The suite offers a bedroom with a King size bed, living room with cozy seating and dining areas, and private bathroom with all amenities.

Le Richelieu LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions
Popular areas
  • 2000 ft
  • Pat O'Briens
    2300 ft
  • Faubourg Marigny
    2700 ft
Sport related
Shopping areas
  • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn
    400 ft
  • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G
    1400 ft
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo
    1400 ft
  • Louisiana Museum Foundation
    1700 ft
  • Friends of the Cabildo Museum
    1700 ft
  • State Museum
    1700 ft
  • Cabildo
    2000 ft
  • 2000 ft
  • Historic New Orleans Collect
    2700 ft
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
    2700 ft
  • 3000 ft
  • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic
    3000 ft
  • Musee Conti Wax Museum
    3300 ft
  • 3700 ft
  • Hunter's Field Park
    2300 ft
  • Mississippi River Boat Tour
    2700 ft
National Parks

Local Attractions

  • St. Roch and the Campo Santo
    1.0 mi
    1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
  • Riverwalk Marketplace
    1.0 mi
    1 Poydras St., New Orleans
  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum
    1.2 mi
    1 Poydras Street #169, New Orleans
  • Museum of the American Cocktail
    1.3 mi
    514 Chartres St, New Orleans
  • Julia Row
    1.3 mi
    Julia Street, New Orleans

Near the hotel

  • French Quarter
    1400 ft
    Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
  • Old Ursuline Convent
    600 ft
    1112 Chartres St, New Orleans
  • The Old U.S. Mint
    600 ft
    400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
  • Faubourg Marigny
    900 ft
    New Orleans, LA
  • Madame John's Legacy
    1400 ft
    632 Dumaine St, New Orleans
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
    1500 ft
    724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
  • Louisiana State Museum (The 1850 House)
    1800 ft
    523 St Ann Street, New Orleans

Restaurants Nearby

  • Cafe Du Monde

    68% likes this, based on 4009 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, Bakery, Café
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    900 ft
    800 Decatur St

    Phone: (504) 581-2914

  • Coop's Place

    63% likes this, based on 1014 reviews
    Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 37

    700 ft
    1109 Decatur St

    Phone: 504-525-9053

  • Cafe Envie

    77% likes this, based on 102 reviews
    Cuisine: Coffee Shop
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 10

    400 ft
    1241 Decatur St

    Phone: 504-524-3689

  • Mona Lisa Restaurant

    78% likes this, based on 193 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 14

    500 ft
    1212 Royal St

    Phone: (504) 522-6746

  • Bennachin Restaurant

    61% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, African
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 30

    400 ft
    1212 Royal St

    Phone: 504-522-6746

Le Richelieu Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Le Richelieu

Average guest rating

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Based on 382 reviews

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  • Older travelers

    Old world charm of the hotel; not just another chain hotel. Very comfortable.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Excellent breakfast and good bartender.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Le Richelieu is conveniently located in the French Quarter to shopping, dinning and sightseeing locations.

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    The Richelieu is at an excellent location within the French quarter. It is close to Bourbon Street and Jackson Square but it is on a quiet corner and the building has a lot of character, better than a chain hotel!

    With the exception of the 2 younger ladies at the front desk, the other staff was not too friendly, they hardly smiled and it really took away from the experience, a simple smile can go a long way!

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  • Older travelers

    I loved the location as well as the character of the hotel. It was quaint and quiet.

    I did not like that there was no room service during in the week.

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  • Single

    I liked the character of the hotel - slightly old-fashioned style of room and very comfortable. The hotel staff were all very friendly and incredibly helpful. The hotel is in a very peaceful part of the French Quarter - close enough to the centre of things, but away from the noise and crowds.

    This is only a minor point but I like to be able to make a cup of tea or coffee in my room and there were no facilities for this at Le Richelieu.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Staff friendly. Courtyard is beautiful and the pool located in the courtyard is great. There is a tiny cafe with one wall that is glass looking directly onto the pool/courtyard. The bar adjoining the cafe area was great. Bar looked authentic original New Orleans. Bathroom was very clean but it may be time to replace the tile on the floor. Bed was comfortable. Parking is onsite which is very unusual for French Quarter. Now they charge $20 to park and it used to be free. This is our third or fourth time to stay there over the last few years. Quiet area but only takes a minute to get to French Market and other parts of the Quarter. Overall, recommend it.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Beautiful Rooms. Pool is great. Located close to Frenchman Street and walking distance of the entire French Quarter.

    Paid $260 a night for a king suite and the a/c in the living room was ancient and the room was so hot we couldn't use it. The hotel staff told us "well, it's a 150 year old building". For those prices you would think they could replace the a/C. Food was too expensive, $14.00 for a bowl of oatmeal, biscuit and juice. I didn't like having to leave the key at the front desk every time we left the hotel. I would recommend it to others if they get the a/c fixed and eat somewhere else. The hotel itself was lovely.

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  • Older travelers

    The location and service was excellent. Close to all the attractions in the French Quarter.

    Mattress on the bed was too hard and we had some very noisey neighbors in the room beside us the first night. The rooms could use some updating..but were quaint.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    This hotel was elegant, intimate, and friendly. Our room was comfortable and spacious, and what looked like a closet turned out to have a kitchenette inside. I loved the linen closet in the bathroom with plenty of towels and real Kleenex--it made me never want a typical hotel room again.The staff were particularly warm and helpful.

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  • Single

    This hotel was very quaint and located in a very convenient location. The hotel staff was excellent. The hotel had a a bar and served breakfast which I loved. They also had a pool which was great becUse the humidity was almost unbearable.I Would definatley stay here again.

    The only thing I did not like was that it was located a little further down then most hotels in the French quarter,but cabs run in the area so it works out.

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  • Group of friends

    It was a lovely charming hotel in a superb location, close to shopping, bars and restaurants and the infamous Bourbon St but far away enough to be really quiet and peaceful. Great value for money as well. New Orleans best kept secret!

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  • Single

    Perfect combination -- around the corner from the music spots on Frenchmen Street, but quiet and safe when I wanted to sleep or be alone. All the staff were as pleasant and helpful as could be.

    Business travelers nowadays are accustomed to WiFi in their rooms. If not possible in the room, perhaps the hotel could open a WiFi spot in the lobby.

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Hotel is older and could use some updating, but the pool and patio was grand. Security is very top notch!

    No coffee pot!

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The location was convenient to all the attractions of the French Quarter, but still in a very quiet neighborhood. It was quiet inside the hotel as well. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

    The shower wasn't that good. The water pressure was low. And one night the water didn't drain out so I had to call the front desk. They sent someone right away to unclog it, so I can't complain about the service.

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