The French Quarter is most famous in the United States for its shops, art galleries, and other attractions. It is also known for its history. A part of the French Quarter history is given to the Iberville Suites, which are located in the heart of the historic quarter. The hotel is close to live music, dining establishments, and the Vieux Carre. The Iberville Suites shares a building with the Ritz Carlton New Orleans presenting guests with a spa, restaurant, bars, and meals with Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport.
The Iberville has a distinct southern style to both the rooms and the building. In fact the decor is what one would expect of the old south with large headboards on the beds, wooden furniture, and flowery bedspreads. In suite amenities include wireless internet, two televisions, radio, cordless phones, room service, safe, sofa bed, wet bar, and refrigerator. Each room at the Iberville Suites is an actual suite. The rooms provide Bath and Body works toiletries, hairdryer, and iron and ironing boards.
Other amenities at the Iberville Suites include valet parking, concierge, Spa services, and workout rooms. Pets are allowed on the premises for a charge. Dining options are located in the Ritz Carlton side of the hotel with a complimentary breakfast for guests. The restaurant is called Galatoire's. They serve three meals a day with a traditional New Orleans breakfast available.
The Iberville Suites have business facilities for their traveling business guests. There are 11,000 square feet of meeting rooms available for just about any event, even weddings. Wireless and wired internet is available, as well as other business services such as conference needs. The hotel provides airport transportation. They are 30 minutes from Louis Armstrong International and 25 minutes from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
The accommodations are close to a number of attractions the city has to offer. Walking on Royal or Chartres Street takes guests towards the flagstone sidewalk with lacy, wrought iron balconies, Jazz music, and Old World New Orleans. It is possible to reach the Aquarium of the Americas, St. Louis Cathedral, and Jackson Square from the hotel. The New Orleans Museum of Art is also within distance of the hotel.
The French Quarter of New Orleans is the oldest neighborhood founded by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1718. The entire area is considered a National Historic Landmark with numerous historical buildings. Many of the buildings in the French Quarter have historic status which keeps them from ever being demolished. The architecture of the district varies from French Colonial to some Spanish designs. The Iberville Suites fit into the French style as well as historic status.
Unfortunately much of the French Quarter was damaged in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Several of the historical landmarks still need to be renovated due to the flooding damage which occurred. The Iberville Suites was lucky enough to not sustain as much damage as other locations remaining open for visitors today. Jackson Square which was mentioned above provides a statue of Andrew Jackson near the Saint Louis Cathedral.