Hotel Review: The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans

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Hotel Review: The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans

I love this place. In fact, I’ll say it again, I love this place. Just as the Delano is ground zero for me in South Beach, Miami, The Ritz is ground zero for me in New Orleans. The location on Canal Street keeps you out of Bourbon Street noise but close enough to go to Bourbon to swoop girls back to your hotel. Even though, I always stay at the Ritz, I make sure I spend plenty of money around town to help the people. That’s one reason people call me “The Peoples Champ”. What you know about Hollygrove? What you know about the 9th Ward? What you know about The Second Line? I continue to give money and support the city I love.


Class. Pure Class. This place is low-pro style. My kind of style. Heavyweights stay here. When you’re here you really feel like you are in a Big Easy Paradise. Beautiful décor, tons of flowers everywhere. Some Celebs, maybe the Lakers Basketball Team, perhaps the Late, great Johnnie Cochran or other Peoples Champs. Having a Pre-Castro Cuban Cigar in the Courtyard is the definition of Relaxation…look it up in the dictionary.


The Rooms in The Ritz are smaller than most modern hotels. Certainly, they are smaller than the rooms in the hotels in Vegas. But really doesn’t matter when its 4 am and you just got back to your room with a couple of Cajun Cuties, hotter than Paul Prudhomme’s kitchen at K-Pauls, just off work carrying Big Bags. I never mind helping girls carry their Big Bags back to the Ritz. Hell, I have carried more Big Bags than a Colombian Coke Smuggler. The Presidential suite is very impressive, plenty of space and is how I typically like to operate.


Sure there are Heavyweights here, but there is a certain feeling of Community at the Ritz,….like you have Arrived. But, I have never shied away from good competition. If you want to be a Heavyweight Champ, you have to beat Heavyweights, Right? Be a Roy Jones, Jr. That being said I have beaten more NBA Legends than Isaiah Thomas. Plus, I always pack a Desert Eagle from the moment I leave the airport in The Crescent City. So I never really sweat it.


The Lobby Bar(also known as On Trois…a lot of people don’t know that): Hands down the best lobby bar in the country in your humble authors opinion. Cool as a fan. I am not alone in thinking this. I love it so much that I have been there with a fly Bayou Princess, and I have wanted to stay in the Lobby Bar for one more Goose Soda Lime instead of Dipping back to my room with her. The Spa is insane. The Restaurant is very good. I usually get the Rick Fox burger. But there are so many dope restaurants in New Orleans that you really only should go if you don’t want to leave the hotel.

The G Manifesto Move:

Lock the entire Place Down. Like New Jack City. Get the Bellhops, The Lounge Singers, the bartenders, even the girl who whips up the Bannanas Foster on your team. The Service in the Ritz is some of the best in the country and if you take care of the People here they will take care of you Ten fold…….I love this place.

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
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5 Comments on "Hotel Review: The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans"

  1. The G Manifesto
    Psycho Funk
    26/02/2007 at 4:48 pm Permalink

    love the hotel reviews. when is the g manifesto travel guide coming out?

  2. The G Manifesto
    27/02/2007 at 5:16 am Permalink

    I make it flood!

  3. The G Manifesto
    19/01/2010 at 7:42 am Permalink

    Great review!
    I can confirm the hotel is great as I’ve been there too. Of all the hotels where I have stayed, this was one of the nicest. The room was large with a separate dressing area and a view of the courtyard. The bed was very comfortable. The fitness center was superb… I have only good words for that hotel.

  4. The G Manifesto
    compare hotel prices
    01/03/2012 at 5:06 pm Permalink

    Yes, very good hotel. It’s a bit expensive but worth every penny.

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    Mary Britain
    06/09/2012 at 8:46 am Permalink

    Still consistently highly rated, although just outside the top 20 Tripadvisor hotels in New Orleans (at 21 currently). Lovely hotel.

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