Hotel Review | The Troubadour, A Joie de Vivre Hotel in Downtown New Orleans

We checked out of our first hotel of Essence Festival weekend early after a negative experience, but luckily we were able to find a lovely room at The Troubadour just less than 3 minutes away walking distance. As terrible as our situation was, I was a little afraid to check-out during such a busy and booked weekend, but it all worked out.

Just half an hour before 3PM, we called to make a reservation with the front desk and were in our new room by 3:15PM. I'd seen several photos of The Troubadour while planning the trip to New Orleans and fell in love, but decided to go with "the other hotel" -- mistake. The experience at The Troubadour was exceptional. Everyone was personable, the property had plenty of charm with its '20s art deco-inspired design, it was clean and I felt far more comfortable overall. Needless to say, it surpassed my expectations.

Young adults who appreciate a more modern style hotel would love this chic property! It's not like a Ritz-Carlton (as far as style) or anything, but I think it gives you a youthful New Orleans vibe and it's totally Instagram-worthy. Check out the room:

This was my first time in New Orleans and I really wish I had more time to explore the property, but this will be my first choice when I return! I'd love to try the dining options and the chill-looking rooftop bar. An excellent first stay at The Troubadour for sure! It seems that depending on when you plan to go, prices aren't incredibly expensive either. I'd recommend this spot for anyone going to New Orleans for a girlfriends getaway or a weekend Baecation. It's very updated and designed with the millennial in mind!

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