Royal St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans

This boutique style hotel is just a short walk from the French Quarter. The Royal St. Charles Hotel is located at 135 St. Charles Ave in New Orleans, LA. This hotel has a more contemporary look, so the guests of the hotel won't find the wrought iron balconies but a sleek shiny one instead. The revolving doors open to a large open space that houses the lobby. The marble floors and ample windows allow for a well lit area. Bourbon Street, one of the most famous in the French Quarter is within walking distance.

The hotel offers special seasonal rates and for the many events that New Orleans presents throughout the year. Mardi Gras is probably the most well known, but there is also the Satchmo Summer Fest honoring the great Louis Armstrong and the Southern Decadence festival.

Business travelers can find 4100 square feet of conference space and banquet rooms. The rooms can accommodate up to three hundred people. Amenities that can help on a business trip include voicemail and a fax and modem in the room. High speed internet and data ports are also part of the hotel. There are non- smoking rooms, as well as wheelchair accessibility available.

The modern styling of the rooms which are decorated in bold colors offer large beds for guests' comfort. They have handmade furnishings and artwork adorns the walls. Fresh flowers add to the beauty of each room which has coffeemakers and safes, and hair dryers in the bathrooms. Guests receive a continental breakfast with their stay. For a small fee per night guests can use the safe, internet, have unlimited phone calls and use the fitness center. The fitness area is open twenty four hours a day.

Guests wishing to visit the French Quarter or other attractions in the city can walk or take the streetcar. The Morial Convention Center can be accessed on foot. The hotel has a bar that serves traditional cocktails and features live music in an intimate atmosphere.

Shopping is very close to the hotel when you enter the French Quarter. There are many boutiques and the old French Market is available for fresh produce, flea market finds and international purchases. The Warehouse District has been converted into the Art District. The warehouses are perfect for studios and art galleries. Visitors can purchase original art work by local artists.

The Mississippi River offers visitors a chance to ride on a steamboat paddle wheeler or to just stroll along the Riverwalk. Cruises take guests on an afternoon excursion or a southern cuisine dinner cruise with live jazz. Other attractions in the area are the Botanical Gardens, Sculpture Garden and Storyland for children. Kids get to play on replicas of some of the most famous play areas.

Mardi Gras fans can visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and see how the floats are designed and constructed. Have a piece of the King Cake and make a float with other visitors.

There is never a shortage of traditional Creole and Cajun cuisine, fresh seafood and the New Orleans coffee and beignets. These are all a short distance away from the Royal St. Charles Hotel.

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