This 1907 building was once the largest hotel in the city at 1,200 rooms, hosting many dignitaries and landing on the National Register of Historic Places. After a massive renovation, it’s down to a mere 207 (the upper floors are apartments). It’s still quite grandiose and coolly elegant (somewhere a marble pit yearns for its missing quarry). Unsurprisingly given its girth, the rooms and bathrooms are plenty large and comfortable, styled in tan, pale teal, and woodgrain. A few more outlets would help, but all is forgiven when you’re chillaxing in the spiffy recliner chairs (exec suites add a separate kitchen and dining area and in-room washer/dryer). The property’s original, multi-building footprint has made for some oddball configurations, including loooong, Shining-like hallways (those skinny faux doorways are the originals), a spacious pool and urban-view deck on the 6th floor, and a too-small lobby bar. That’s resolved with a corridor of chic, semi-private seating areas—perfect schmoozing spots—and river-themed abstract artwork throughout, including in the coffee bar and restaurant (which is still getting its footing). The Jung is a few blocks from the French Quarter and Central Business District, yet easy walking distance. So if it’s not full with meeting and event visitors, it’s well worth checking to see if good rates are available to fill the ample space.
New Orleans› Hotel
1500 Canal St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Business District Phone 504/522-5864 Prices $169–$299 double, $249–$379 suite. Valet parking $36 Units 207 Amenities Restaurant, bar, coffee cafe, fitness room, rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi and bottled water Web site Jung Hotel
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