Rated 5 out of 5 by Horatio Crescent City Hotel Jewel
I have stayed at the Westin Canal Place several times over a lengthy span. It is superbly located in the French Quarter and along the Mississippi River.
There is a magnificent view of the river and the city from the main area on the 11th floor. You will see the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and you will understand why New Orleans is dubbed the Crescent City.
Walk along Rue Iberville to Royal and sample the antique shops or a few minutes more and you will find exquisite eateries to satisfy any appetite or budget.
Walk along the river and take a ferry boat ride across to the West bank, free public service, or a streetcar to the Garden District. All at your fingertips from this hotel, including name brand stores in the adjoining building.
The service here is great, friendly people, responsive.
Only suggestion, work a little harder on maintenance in the hotel, and cleanliness in the hallways.
New Orleans is alive and well after Katrina, as vibrant as ever and the Westin Canal Place is smack in the middle of it.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by travelturtle Excellent location and nice facility
We stayed at the Westin during the French Quarter music festival. The hotel is ideally located to attend this event. We enjoyed a lovely river view and would recommend the hotel. Didn't need a vehicle as everything in the French Quarter is walkable from here.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johno Great view from the lobby - great room
I love the lobby in this hotel....
The pool is on top of the building. Amazing views. The area could be really cool...It needs some help and updateing and a bar. The elevators could also some updating and clean up as well.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank7575 New Orleans Westin
The Canal Place Westin was a great place to stay. Very convieniently located and the service from all staff members was excellent. The room was large and comfortable. The gym was exceptional. Highly recommend the Westin.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LAC7 Enjoyed the visit. Great location, view and service
Visited for a week on a business trip. Worked a conference along with many colleagues. The hotel was comfortable, clean, located right on the Mississippi River as well as the main attractions.
May 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by dwilson888 Below average stay
The room was dated and while large it did not use the space well. The staff failed to clean the room one of our days and we had to call for clean towels several times. You should stay somewhere else.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by am12 Best hotel in New Orleans
This is by far the best hotel that I have ever stayed in New Orleans. Excellent views of the Mississippi River and the city. Conveniently located to popular areas. Would definitely stay here again.
October 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by fjapadilla First trip to New Orleans
This was our first visit to New Orleans and we had a great time. Everything was within walking distance and we got some very good recommendations for food. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will be back!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linmar Perfect is the word for hotel and staff
The hotel is beautiful. Our room had a view which was breathtaking. The staff was
always friendly and went above and beyond.
Look forward to another stay at a Westin!!!!!
September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adro Great spot
Perfect view. Amazing location
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoadRunner24 Excellent staff, wonderful hotel
Very conveniently perched near the convention center, shopping center and not very far from the New Orleans entertainment streets. I highly recommend this hotel.
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ACOGACMAttendee Best Location!
Great location to restaurants and shops in the French Quarter. Great breakfast buffet...the fresh fruit was amazing.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gdds Expectations
This hotel met all my needs. Location, costs, view, you name it. Will come again.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marka27 Hotel has best view in New Orleans
Hotel has best view and best location for all the attractions
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrinaBDF WOW!
I really enjoyed this hotel.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hvm22 Great Hotel to Relax
It's been 2 months since my last visit and to my surprise nice changes made. In our Suite they done away with the old mini bar concept and replaced with a Small Fridge. Something we could really use. We like to come here to relax and order room service and this Westin Hotel is the best in the city for that. Front Agent Michael was New but gave the best Customer Service. We ordered dinner and a movie and in the Morning had a Great Breakfast. Got to sleep late and Checked out feeling refreshed. We will be back next month.
May 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mjacko Front desk staff
We arrived at checkin time on Sat. There was a big line and everyone was upset because no rooms ready. I dont like it...but I get it!!!
What Im very upset is your front desk staff. They were unbelievably rude, not helpful and down right apathetic. Told me " that my status at SPG meant nothing with regard to check in"
I remained calm and treated your staff with respect (unlike several of other angry guests). But I sure didnt get the same from your front desk. I travel every week and...this is the worst experience in a long time
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KH155 Stay at Westin on Canal
This particular Westin is mostly similar to the Westins I've stay in the past. The upside to this hotel is that is conveniently located at the corner of the French quarter and on Canal street. If you want to be within walking distance of the craziness but don't want to be at the center of it. This is the place to be. The hotel itself is general clean and tidy. The only downside to this hotel is you have to take the elevator to the 11th floor for registration, then take a separate elevator to your room. Getting in and out of the hotel takes 2 separate elevators, which is not the most convenient if you are trying to rush to work in the morning.
March 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Red357 Bad aexpierence
Upon arrival the receptionist had a bad attitude. I had made a statement that I was unaware the room floors did not begin until the 14th floor and I have a issue with heights-she became sarcastic and made the statement " Well I guess you want the lowest floor! Also she did not inform me that the Internet service would be free because the conference was taking care of it-more importantly I took pictures of my sheets because they had holes in them. The cleaning crew cleaned the room and placed the same holly sheets back on the bed. This was the worst stay I have ever had in a hotel. I don't know if I would every want to stay in a Westin again.
July 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by batyark Staff 10 Room 3
The staff was extraordinary--accommodating, quick to respond, and mosr helpful. The room, however,, a double standard with two beds, was not user-friendly. The only lighting(except for the entry and bathroom) were two lamps of about 40 watts brightness. the one between the beds did not accommodate reading in bed. The coffeemaker was sitiated as far away from the source of water as possible. There was no towel rack of any kind in the bathroom--nowhere to drape a pair of hose to dry. Towels had to lay on the counter.
March 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by wayne50 very poor unprofessional management
I had a room reservation on 12-28-13 and arrived at the hotel at 5:20 p.m. with my family only to be told that the room was not ready . I spoke with Jesse who worked behind the check in area and he gave the excuse that they were busy although check in time was 3p.m. . My family had dinner reservations at 6:30 but apparently this was not their problem . Another couple had a weeding to attend and their room was not avail. either and they were told to use the public rest rooms to get ready . We spoke to the manager Carla who was unprofessional and useless and offered nothing to try to compensate for their poor unacceptable service and our inconvenience. I would not recommend this hotel at all .
Ex starwood preferred member since 2008 based on this unprofessional experience.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZWebster Great location, friendly staff and good rooms with great vie.
Spent Christmas and New Years here and loved this hotel. Staff was great and we loved the view from our room. Location was perfect. Thanks again.
December 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scooter65 Two Night Getaway in N.O. from California
Many of the hotel attributes continue in the Westin tradition. However, on this visit we noticed that our SPG Gold status did not earn us any special treatment and we noticed that the facilities are showing a lack of upkeep around the edges. For example, the carpeting down the corridor on our floor (27) was stained in numerous areas and looked more like something in a cheap motel. The room carpet as well. Inattention to details this big does not impress me.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Butterflies This hotel is excellent.
The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived until we left. The lobby was refreshingly cool while gazing out the window watching the river was relaxing. The rooms are nice and spacious with exceptional linens. The location is excellent for shopping, visiting the casino, walking along the riverfront, attending St. Louis Cathedral, walking to Jackson Square and the French market just to name a few places. I will stay at the Westin next time I visit New Orleans.
June 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mardi2014 Need training
The staff appeared to be very untrained. I was checking out and Carla informed me that I had comp nights (3). I asked her multiple times about this. Upon reviewing my bill further after I left the hotel, I noticed that it did not match what I was told at the hotel. So I called back and they only ended up comp my stay for 2 of the 4 nights. When I checked in at 10 or 11am, we left our bags with the Bellman. Upon our return, our room was still not ready at 5pm. Plus they lost our bags.
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by catscha Great views of the Mississippi
The hotel is ideally situated close enough to the French Quarter while not being too close. The views from the lobby and from your room (should you choose) are spectacular. Our room was spacious and clean, the beds a bit firmer than we would have liked. They need to get rid of the dirty carpets in the elevators, as well as the stained cushions for the lounges by the pool. The pool is smaller than it appears in the web photo, and the water is cold. All the staff were terrific.
May 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Capty26 Does not meet Westin/SPG Standard
I've had good stays at this particular hotel before but this was not one of them -
Long wait to check in, no line for Gold/Platinum
Work out room requested, none available, no upgrade for platnum status, not even on the preferred floor.
Room smelled strongly of smoke proposed solution "We will come spray it"
Sink cracked, hot faucet leaking at base of handle.
TV not working.
Told latest check out possible was 2pm, which was the standard for Sunday..
No thank you for staying.
February 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by tulanearchi2 The concierge and staff were wonderful.
The hotel is so tired. It does not refect you on line photos. I stayed here for the beautiful pool which in reality was awful. I thought I was lost in a dirty unmarked stairwell trying to find it. The out door terrace allso in no way resembles the photos. The lobby is stunning until you go to sit and the furniture is stained and threadbare. There was garbage in the elevator. My iron was broken, no soap, no robe and they delivered one with several large frayed holes.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EDJ1 Great for shopping
The Westin is a very nice upscale hotel. I especially liked the convenience of shopping within the hotel. As well, as the movie theater. Excellent. The room was very comfortable. However, there was no robe on the back of the door, just the hanger. I also, liked the bottle water left in the room. That was a nice touch.
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaywest71 Great Stay, as Expected
I stay at the Westin whenever I visit New Orleans. The staff is exceptional and the place just can't be beat. They see to your every need and assure that you have an enjoyable. Special mention to Miss Susan ans Jasmine, the ladies at the Concierge Desk, as well as Tamika and Amber at the Front Desk. These ladies pull out all the stops for their guests.
September 3, 2014