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"The best quality buy in the French Quarter is Le Richelieu... a masterpiece of restoration, now a comfortable and tasteful 86 room hotel."
- Travel and Leisure Magazine
"Considered a 'best buy' among savvy travelers..."
"Le Richelieu... small, moderately priced hotel in the French Quarter. Period ambiance in a quiet non-bourbon street location."
- The Kansas City Star
"Le Richelieu, with 86 rooms and suites, is near the quiet edge of the French Quarter. Rooms are traditional in style, reminiscent of an upscale 1970's motel. Most have refrigerators; some have balconies. There is a small outdoor pool, a café and a bar. Rooms,
$95 to $180, suites from $225"
- The New York Times
"For lodging, Le Richelieu is about as quiet and cozy as it gets in the Quarter."
- Conde Nast Traveler
"The Best of New Orleans" "...one of the city's most lavish..."
- United Press International
"...exciting from the moment of arrival...a place you don't want to ever leave."
- The New York Times
"This attractive, pleasantly practical hostelry on the Quarter's edge comes with a swimming pool, traditional furniture, and a very congenial staff. Reasonable rates. Too."
- Diversion Magazine
"Le Richelieu hotel, in the heart of New Orleans, provides a perfect vantage point for taking in the city's wealth of history, music, cuisine and culture... it's a mini version of everything good about New Orleans."
- The Wednesday Magazine
"one of the best choices in the French Quarter for a touch of class without 'sticker-shock.' ... a great favorite of 'celebs' who are passing through."
- Fieldings Worldwide
"for a bargain in a quiet corner of the Quarter, stay at Le Richelieu hotel. Amenities include a courtyard pool Convenient to music clubs…"
- National Geographic Traveler
"the best place to stay is the hotel Le Richelieu on chartres street. It's at the opposite end of the Quarter from the tourist end of bourbon, which makes it quiet and peaceful. You can get a room for as low as $85, almost unheard of in the Quarter.
Oh yeah, an outdoor pool, too. "
- Tom Henderson : Destination: New Orleans
"Easy running in big easy."
- Michigan Runner
"here are our 10 favorite lagniappe experiences in New Orleans
: 1. Lodge at the ultimate small hotel in the French Quarter, le Richelieu. What could a traveler want that this hotel does not provide? The service is personal and intimate. There is a small bar, restaurant and pool on the premises. The spacious suites...
are tastefully decorated. the rates are moderate. The hotel is on the quiet side of the French Quarter..."
- Chicago Sun-Times Travel
"A Creole Williamsburg..."
- Business Week
"among the best bargains in town are the 86 lavishly decorated rooms and suites-with no two alike-overlooking a landscaped courtyard and pool. So many celebrities have stayed here that the live-in owner's office is papered with autographed photos. Paul McCartney lived in one of the suites for over two months while cutting an album. "
- Access New Orleans
"... A step up in quality is Le Richelieu, where handsomely decorated rooms start at $85/100"
- Lonely Planet New Orleans
"Romantic charm, exceptional service and relatively reasonable prices for the French Quarter merit this hotel particular acclaim... everyone on the staff is exceptionally kind."
- Ulysses Travel Guide New Orleans
"All things being equal, an 'affordable class' hotel such as this-with its history, charm, service, and discretion-should cost a whole lot more."
- Insiders' Guide New Orleans
"A completely 'French Quartered' former macaroni factory; excellent location; pool, lounge; taxi stand in front; one of the best buys in the Quarter."
- Randolph Delehanty's Ultimate Guide to New Orleans