The red brick of the Le Richelieu in the French Quarter has been welcoming guests since 1969. It is a private home and the owner maintains the highest level of service in the area. The white columns support the wrought iron railings of the balcony. It runs the entire length of the front of the hotel. A red brick and white fence enclose the entry to the home. Shutters and intricate wood working complete the building's architecture.
Le Richelieu is located at 1234 Chartres Street. The rooms are non smoking and check in is at 3:00 pm. Guests that arrive prior to check in can have their bags held for them. Check out time is 1:00pm. The hotel does not accept pets and most forms of payment are accepted. The hotel was built in 1845 and some work was done in 1902. There are many rooms and seventeen suites. It is a four story establishment and there are two elevators within the building. They have air conditioning, brass fans and beautiful furnishings.
A single or double room will have a King or Queen bed and accommodate two guests. There is a twin room with two full sized beds. Suites come in one or two bedrooms. The one bedroom will have a parlor and a king sized bed. The two bedroom features two bathrooms with a king sized bed or two full size beds. Paul McCartney once stayed at the Le Richelieu in the French Quarter for two months so in his honor they named a suite after him.
There is a VIP Suite that has an inviting foyer with a water fountain, bench, skylight and lush greenery. The suite has three bedrooms and bathrooms. A marble steam room is one of the amenities of this suite. This suite can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.
The hotel has an outdoor saltwater pool and concierge services. The front desk is manned twenty four hours a day. Business travelers have access to wireless internet, data ports, fax and copy machines. There is parking at an outdoor area of the hotel. Guests with children can inquire about babysitting services and a tour desk helps guests with attractions and dining reservations.
The Terrace Cafy is open from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and will serve breakfast throughout the day. They also have sandwiches, soups and other entryes. The Terrace Lounge opens at 7:00 am and closes at midnight. Guests and locals frequent this intimate bar.
Packages for special events and holidays are available. Seasonal packages include Sizzlin' Summer and Holiday Cheer. Honey moons or Anniversary packages include a three day two night stay with special amenities.
Being at the French Quarter allows the visitor to enjoy the many restaurant offerings. Traditional Creole or Cajun cuisine as well as fresh seafood and muffletas are within walking distance from the hotel. The Cafy Du Monde is an institution in New Orleans and they serve Cafy Au Lait and beignets. Sightseeing is easy; guests can see the Mississippi River, take a harbor cruise or go to the Aquarium of the Americas.