the le pavillion is a historic hotel located on poydras street in the commercial district. located in the heart of downtown the le pavillion has a very good location for both the tourist and the business traveler. the la pavillion offers all of the amenities that you would expect from a better business class hotel.
Directions: commercial district, downtown.
Le Pavillon Hotel sits on land which once comprised a plantation. After much haggling over property rights, the land was sold and the Hotel Denechaud was erected in 1907. It is said to have been the finest hotel in the South, with the first hydraulic elevators ever to be installed in New Orleans.
The hotel changed hands in 1970 and a restoration was completed, adding crystal chandeliers from Czechoslovakia, marble floors from around the world, marble railings from the Grand Hotel in Paris and soaring columns and graceful statues from Italy. Proclaimed the "Belle of New Orleans," it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
A dapper doorman clothed in top hat and tails meets guests at the entrance and is more than happy to hail a taxi for you. Located a few blocks from the French Quarter, it is an easy walk to shops and restaurants, though.
Le Pavillon, dripping with gilt and crystal is decorated in the French style. The spacious lobby and restaurant ooze elegance (pics #3-4)! Our guest room (pic #2) amenties were extra pillows, cable tv, a telephone in the bedroom and in the bathroom, glass-enclosed bathtub/shower combo, hair dryer, oversized make up mirror, hand and body lotion, shower gel, shampoo, scented soap, cotton balls, iron and ironing board.
Turn down service brought two bottled waters and peanut butter jam cookies each night to the room. The traditional 10pm snack set up in the lobby treated us to assorted breads and peanut butter--both creamy and crunchy--with assorted jellies (pic #5). What a nice way to say "Goodnight, sleep tight!"
This is a nice hotel, albeit a little quiet. It's on Poydras, just down the street from one of my all time favorite New Orleans restaurants - Mother's. It's about a six block walk to the French Quarter and four or five blocks to Harrah's. All in all not a bad location, but at 2:00 a.m. was wishing it was just a little closer!
They have a great tradition of serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with milk and cocoa every night from 10:00 til midnight. Unfortunately I was never at the hotel in time to enjoy it, but for those already in for the night and needing a midnight snack, it's a great treat!
Unique Quality: The pool here is great. It's on the roof so you get to look out onto the city. The water was clean when I was there but it did look like some algae was building up on the sides, so a cleaning was probably due.
We ordered Bloody Marys by the pool, and I have to say it was probably the best I've ever had - very spicy, lots of horseradish and red pepper!!
The lobby has huge crystal chandeliers and it is decorated with antiques. The rooms were a decent size, and had mini-bars.
Directions: Downtown, just a few blocks from the French Quarter
I've stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions from 1991 through 2002 or so. It's ideally located on Poydras Street, close to downtown businesses (used to be clients of mine) like Shell Oil, Amoco (no longer there), Chevron, etc. Also, walking distance to the French Quarter and Canal and Bourbon Streets. We often got rooms for $89 a night in an historic New Orleans hotel, with all the amenities. The restaurant is first-class (try the Gumbo), and it's well-maintained. Excellent service and room service as well. The rooms are a bit small, but it's an old hotel, after all. That being said, it has all the amenities. I love the carpeting, paintings in the halls, etc. I seem to recall a ceiling with a circular indentation that had a wonderful painting in it. Lovely ambience.
When you arrive, a tall doorman in a white jacket with long tails opens the door of your taxi
or car and greets you. The second and subsequent visits, he always remembered me and said that it was nice to see me again. He was there every time during the years I was going fairly often. I could just picture his predecessor greeting people the same way back in the day when horse-drawn carriages or Model T or A cars drove up. It just adds to
the historic novelty of the place.
Unique Quality: They have this lovely, quaint tradition of serving PB&J sandwiches and hot chocolate (or coffee, tea, etc.) at 9:00 or 9:30 every evening. White-jacketed servers ask for your choice of bread and jam (grape and strawberry, at least, I don't remember if there are more). It's very New Orleans, and very nice.
If you drive a car here, the valets in long-tailed coats are awesome. Or if you arrive in a cab. Excellent service.
Directions: On Poydras, in the middle of downtown, close to everything.
Great service! The best I've seen. The rooms are very clean and the staff is wonderful. I stayed here the first time I went to New Orleans. It was a great experience. The hotel is stunningly beautiful. Alittle expensive, but, worth every penny.
Unique Quality: The rooftop pool and jacuzzi is beautiful. The best time to go out is at night where you can see the skyline as you sip on a glass of champayne. Very romantic!
this is a great hotel to stay in. its within walking distance of the french quarter, but far enough away from it to avoid hearing the drunken crowds from your room! they serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the hotel lobby at night, which is nice. the staff members are all sweet and helpful!
Unique Quality: pb&j sandwiches
24 hr room service
My husband & I wanted romance & a great location. We wanted 2 see much more than Bourbon Street & the Aquarium. Le Pavillon Hotel, with its Internet rates, was TERRIFIC. Statues, lobby chandeliers & art pieces added atmosphere, & we enjoyed their free pre-dinner snacks (they call it a milk and sandwich cocktail hour). Easy 15 min walk 2 French Quarter; sometimes we rode the streetcar 2 rest our feet. Central location to D-Day Museum & Garden District by streetcar.
Unique Quality: beautiful surroundings
great Internet rates available
coffee/snack shop one block toward river
staff don't treat you like an Internet deviant
Directions: Central Business District of New Orleans
block up from trolley line
There were lots of big name hotels in the downtown area - I stayed at one not too far from the convention area called Le Pavillon. It was quite comfortable and had an older more ornate appearance to it. It cost me about US $170/night including all taxes.
Directions: Downtown New Orleans
I walked by and noticed the Greek columns and decided to walk inside the lobby. Wow. This place is first-class.
Unique Quality: Check out the website for more information.
Directions: CBD (Central Business District)
$90 night/$10 each additional. Special rates Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest.
Unique Quality: Alternative to expensive hotels. All the comforts of home. Convenient to all major New Orleans attractions. Full amenities (no meal served, but complete kitchen and plently of excellent restaurants within walking distance). Charming place. 2 night min. 4 person max.
This trip we stayed at a La Quinta on the way to the airport and rented a car. We planned on doing things outside of downtown, and it was worth it. However..I most recommend the Hotel La Pavillion, it is a beautiful old hotel ( and less expensive than the other major hotels, at that time). This hotel has even been featured on the travel channel.
In 1996 the price was $135/night, this was part of a conference package, I would think you could do much better though.
crystal room at the le pavillion
Looking for a gym or fitness center that will give weekly rates within say 10-15 blocks of CBD area. I have found a few independant gyms in the area but would like to hear others ideas. World or Golds or something like that would be great. We will be staying at La Pavillion and wanted something better than the standard hotel work-out room.
The Le Pavillon hotel has a fitness center in it, but it may not be a extensive as you might prefer. There used to be a Gold's Gym in New Orleans, but it's gone now. There is a World Gym, but it's across the river, on Stumpf Boulevard. That's not very convenient.
You might try the Downtown Fitness Center. It's in Canal Place, which is a shopping center // office building at the foot of Canal Street, right by the river. It's a two-minute cab ride from your hotel. Their website looks like it's a comprehensive health club.
Thanks again Graydon. I have checked out the site and the place looks nice. We'll probably give it a try.
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Address: 833 Poydras St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, United States