In town for a bachelor party, I visited New Orleans in August of 2017. Arriving a day early due to award flight availability, I checked out the Renaissance New Orleans- Warehouse District for a one-night stay.
The Renaissance New Orleans – Review
I actually took the airport bus into the city, which was $2 versus $30 for an Uber. To save money lately, I’ve been trying to take public transportation when I’m not in a hurry. From the end of the line, it was a short walk to the hotel.
The hotel is located in the hip warehouse district, near some spectacular restaurants. Walking through the main entrance, a large, swank lobby with a glassed-in atrium awaited me.
Given my Marriott Platinum status (matched from SPG Platinum), I received a free breakfast voucher of $15 and 500 points. For my stay, I also received a 4,000 point bonus because of Marriott’s fantastic MegaBonus promotion this summer. The hotel did not have a proper lounge, but did have a “VIP Room” with drinks and snacks.
I received a corner room, which was a slight upgrade. This is one thing that bothers me about Marriott, in that suite upgrades aren’t guaranteed if one’s available.
I loved the hallways and entrances of the rooms, which made it feel as if they were a house.
Complimentary snacks and drinks awaited me as well.
The bathroom was small, but well appointed.
I also loved the Aveda products.
The bathroom even had some local art- neat!
The gym and pool were on the top floor, with views of the surrounding downtown. Nothing special, but better than nothing!
I enjoyed my breakfast coupons at the grab-and-go beignet place in the lobby. The woman helped me max out my coupon, which got me some cold brew coffee, beignets, grits, and some fruit.
Not bad, but still prefer Hyatt’s full-breakfast! When I stayed at the Hyatt Centric New Orleans last year, the breakfast credit was larger, though they don’t have a full-service restaurant.
I loved my one-night stay at the Renaissance. It was in a great location, and with a rate around $80, I loved the price as well!0