The Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel is part of the JW Marriott chain. There are four hotels in New Orleans under the Marriott name. The Renaissance Pere Marquette is located on Common Street and provides an old world French style to the decor. The interior of the hotel is considered contemporary, but the outside is made of brick walls with arches on some of the windows. The Pere Marquette Hotel is located a block from Bourbon Street, a most popular tourist destination for attractions and shopping.
The downtown hotel was built in 1925. It was meant to have a Jazz atmosphere inside and currently has 272 guest rooms available. The rooms all have marble floors in the bathrooms. They also cater to the business guest with high speed internet access, writing desk, and phones. Each room has air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker, crib rental, adapters, web TV, color TV, down comforters, and high thread count linen, safe, bathrobe, and hair dryer. The hotel is a complete non smoking facility and they do not allow pets, except for service dogs.
Other amenities at the hotel include babysitting, ATM, concierge, turndown service, foreign exchange, grocery shopping, room service, safety deposit boxes, and several business amenities. Business services range from copy and fax options to translators and secretaries. Also at the hotel are the abilities to get guests a rental car or beauty shop appointment.
For guests who enjoy swimming there is an outdoor swimming pool where towels are provided. There is also a beach at Biloxi, 90 miles from New Orleans that allows for swimming. Activities within walking distance of the hotel range from Jazz clubs to museums. The Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium, and IMAX Theater can be walked to. There is also the Louisiana Children's Museum. The hotel has access to golfing areas and spas for guests inclined to relax a little. Onsite at the hotel are fitness facilities to enjoy.
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel has three restaurants inside the hotel. The first is Bar on Common. It has American cuisine set up mostly for lunch or appetizers before dinner. The dress code is casual and the drinks range from well drinks to wines. The MILA is a French style restaurant with southern cuisine. This restaurant is open for all three meals with a casual dress code. The coffee shop available in the lobby has Starbucks brand. They are open for breakfast and lunch with coffee, specialty drinks, and pastries.
For those looking for a different restaurant every night of their stay the Renaissance Hotel is located near many top restaurants in New Orleans French Quarter. The Cochon is Cajun, and then there is the Commanders Palace with American cuisine. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse is widely known for being a top place to get Angus Beef. GW Fins provides tourists with Seafood for dinner hour.
The French Quarter in New Orleans is the hub of the city. There are numerous shops and other activities for tourists to keep entertained.