This hotel stay was awful. We checked out after only 2 or the 7 night stay. The hotel is flithy and the staff isn't helpful at all. We had no heat in the room. The owners fixed the problem by giving us extra blankets. This may be cheap, but not worth it.
Directions: French Quarter
I found the address of this place online, and I understood that it was cheap, so I resolved to go there and get a room. But, as Katrina made such a mess of the rails last year that they haven't completely recovered even now, the Amtrak was three hours late getting into town, so I got to the door around 8 PM. The sign said to go down to the deli on the corner to get a key, but since the guy at the deli couldn't get me a room if I hadn't reserved it, I had to go somewhere else.
Directions: Ursulines Ave is part of the downtown grid. It runs perpendicular to the river.
Awesome - converted slave quarters. Location is great! Right in the French Quarter, where all the action is, but just off the main street enough to be quiet.
There's a great cafe/bakery next door where all the locals go, the Cafe au lait was great (strong coffee half and half with steamed milk, even better than a latte actually!).
Unique Quality: Amazing price for the location. Impeccably clean but small rooms, in a turn of the century (which century?) colonial house with converted slave quarters in the private courtyard.
Down the road a couple blocks from the Convent.
Directions: The French Quarter
I'm planning a surprise bday present for hubby...Jazz Fest 2009, 4 nights - 2nd weekend! Which hotel do you recommend in the French Quarter: Royal Sonesta, Hotel Monteleone, Bourbon Orleans...or your recommendation? Any other info would be appreciated...Thanks in advance!
Been a few years since we were in New Orleans. We have enjoyed Ursuline Guest House, 708 Ursulines Ave (ursulineguesthouse.com) and Hotel Maison de Ville (http://www.maisondeville.com/). Neither of these is a "luxury" accommodation: no pool, no spa etc. Both are typical, small old time New Orleans. Hotel Maison de Ville more like a hotel, with concierge. Ursuline a bit more out of the way, by a few blocks.
i haven't stayed in either of those, but out of the 5 or so hotels i have stayed in i would recommend
Bienville House Hotel - located on Decatur, always been my "go to" favorite.
or the Historic French Market Inn. A bit rough around the edges, but in a great location and customer service was great.
am checking out another hotel this week. perhaps i can recommend another when i return.
We like staying at La Maison Marigny, a B&B on the quiet end of Bourbon Street, just past Esplanade. It's walking distance from the French Quarter but not as crazy and raucous. http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/38cf6/c19b6/3/
I have stayed at the Royal Sonesta when La Maison Marigny was full, and it was fine. Big hotels are not my thing, though, and depending upon which way your room faces, it can be noisy.
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Address: 708 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States