This is a small (21 unit) resort condominium hotel. One unit that is for rent for two people is $1100 per week, which works out to about $80 per person per day. It is a great location - just around the corner is a McDonalds (inset) and the Great Wall (Chinese), and across the street is the Half Shell which is a good local restaurant. There is also Tandoori Chicken upstairs across the street (Indian), and the much fancier restaurant at the Fairmont is next door.
To the right of the front desk there's a section that has a window seat looking out on the street where they can meet with you to discuss buying a condo week, and next to that is a section which says it is the Roosevelt Hotel bar and restaurant. That's where we had the welcome party on Saturday.
There is an elevator to the third floor where our room is, and it is very quick. Bob pushed the floor button as he entered, and the doors just about closed on me as I was walking in behind him. So now we don't push that button until we are both in. The elevator is mirrored, but it has no indicator to tell you what floor you are on.
There are four other rooms on this floor - the hotel has 4 floors. The elevator is to the left of the lobby as you come in, and is actually in another building. The front doors are carved wood (bottom middle inset), and you have to use a combination lock to get in after hours. Our room is the only one to the west of the two windows with 'railings' which are hall windows. There is a chair in the hall by the windows (in front of the stairs) which I think goes in our rooms.
The first room is the living room kitchen and I think the red couch (which matches the carpet) is a sleep sofa. There are posters and photos of Pete Fountain on the walls.
Unique Quality: The window looks out on the street (dark red tieback curtains with a lace curtain underneath) next to a fake fireplace of brick (middle inset), and a big round mahogany table with 2 chairs, which is covered with white towels. In front of the sofa is a matching mahogany coffee table and an end table with a phone, a clock radio and a lamp. There is a standing Tiffany style lamp at the other side of the couch (inset with Bob on couch). The room has dark green wallpaper with a white chair rail, and a wallpaper border at the top just below the cove molding on the very high ceilings.
On the 3rd wall are the kitchenette (microwave, two burner stove, sink, coffee pot, and refrigerator that doesn't work) and the hall door and on the 4th wall is the TV, a stand alone dorm size refrigerator and the bedroom door.
The only things in the bedroom are one dining chair and the bed, which has enormous tall headboard posts (I can't reach the top of them). The bed and the headboard are not attached to each other so that every time I move, the headboard knocks on the wall. The wallpaper is a dark maroon red - again with a border at the top, and there is a closet with mirrored bifold doors and the bedspread is ecru brocade (very stiff).
There's nothing else in the bedroom because there's no room for anything but the bed. The wall next to the bathroom door has chimney sticking out about 18" deep and 2' wide right in the middle which keeps there from being room to put the bed on the living room wall..
The bathroom has a pedestal sink (with the bowl shaped like a shell), a toilet, and a tub which has a jacuzzi attachment and a shower. The shower curtain is dark red and there is a very ornate mirror (left middle inset)over the sink. There's a phone on the wall over the toilet paper roll next to the bathtub.
What there is not is any place to put anything. Shaving stuff, tooth brushes etc. have to go on the back of the toilet or on the very narrow edge to the sink.
Directions: Right off Canal Street at the southern end of the CBD. Next to the Fairmont and across the street and down from the Orpheum Theatre.
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Address: 108 University Place, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, United States