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Though it often doesn’t get as much buzz as other storied properties in New Orleans, the Troubadour Hotel is a sleeper hit in the Central Business District that boasts surprisingly stylish interiors and exceptional value thanks to entry-level rooms starting below $100 per night.
The Troubadour Hotel doesn’t exude much charm from the outside, but it opens up into a more exciting and aesthetically pleasing space as soon as you step through its doors. The hotel is part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection, a brand within a brand that is reserved for properties with a little more visual flair and elevated service levels.
It’s 184 chic rooms and suites, convenient location, and (during non-pandemic times) hopping rooftop bar and restaurant rightfully earn it a spot on the list of the city’s best hotels. The Troubadour is ideally situated to be close enough to most of New Orleans’ downtown attractions while retaining a tasteful distance from the clamor of the French Quarter.
I recently booked a mid-week stay in a King Room, affectionately called a ‘Troubie’ on the hotel’s own website, for just $90, plus taxes and fees. While some hotel rates have dropped amidst the pandemic in an effort to lure travelers back, this rate is comparable to price during non-pandemic times, which just goes to show what great value this hotel is year-round. The entry-level rooms are plenty spacious, but the hotel’s suites are also a steal, with a Junior Suite starting at $179 per night, and the impressive, top-of-the-line King Suite available for as low as $279 per night.
Although the hotel’s restaurant, Jayne, was closed, the rooftop Monkey Board bar and restaurant was open, albeit with distancing and capacities in place. As a Hilton property, the hotel has also implemented the brand’s Hilton Cleanstay protocols. I was thoroughly impressed with the new measures and my stay reaffirmed that I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting New Orleans.