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Are you more a lover of music than prose? You'll like to know Elvis Presley and Liberace have also stayed here.
Still owned by the same family, the Hotel Monteleone derives its name from its Italian founder's roots. Monteleone means mountain lion. Established in 1886 in a building that once housed Union troops during the War of Northern Aggression (as they say in the deep South), the hotel offers both a sense of heritage and a feel of luxury. The pristine lobby with its sparkling chandeliers and antique grandfather clock (built in 1909) promises all a comfortable stay.
When we went upstairs to our room, we weren't disappointed. An Audubon print hung on one wall. A pale yellow color scheme and striped wallpaper felt romantic. All of the expected ammenities were present including a full minibar in the armoir.
Downstairs we enjoyed a drink in the famous Carousel Bar. The bar itself rotates around and around. It looks like a miniature carousel. We got a seat in a booth and sipped drinks as we listened to the live piano player croon out Sting's Moon Over Bourbon Street. The ceiling in the lounge looks as if it's covered in stars.
In the morning we also enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the restaurant. It was expensive but the made-to-order omelets were worth it. I loved the large selection of fresh fruits. Our waitress was charming. She called me boopsie when she served our coffee.
At one point I also enjoyed using the stair climber in the small fitness center next to the outdoor pool. With a window serving as one wall, I could easily distract myself with the view of a steamboat chugging down the Mississipi River below.
My bottom line? This is a great place to stay. They have some amazing specials, too. They sometimes run a $59/night same day reservations rate. If you can get a room for this, jump on it! This hotel is fabulous.
From journal Haunted New Orleans
December 24, 2004
There are two sets of elevators, ones in the lobby itself and ones off by the stairs. The ones off of the lobby take you to the newer part of the building. This is where we stayed the first time, in a superior room overlooking the Might Mo. This room was very tastefully done, with a succulent bed and a claw-foot tub. The bathroom had brass fixtures. There were also plush bathrobes.
The second room we stayed in was in the older part of the hotel. It was a standard room that overlooked Canal Street. It was much smaller but still very tastefully done. It also offered the plush bathrobes. If you are on a budget and you really want to stay here, the standard rooms are just as nice.
The hotel went through a complete renovation in 2004. The rooftop offers a coffin-shaped pool, gym, full-service spa, and a cabana bar. **Hint: This is a great location for a beautiful sunset.** The hotel is amazing. And we are not the only people that think this. During Mardi Gras, book your reservations well in advance. I have found that a lot of the guests like to stay here as well. We have also found that both the Internet website and calling in provide different discounts, so check them both out. Overall, this hotel is a do-not-miss on my list. I hope you feel the same way.
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