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Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Backstreet Cultural Museum and French Market. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, express check-out, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 36 rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Empress Hotel features tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This New Orleans hotel also offers express check-in, express check-out, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Empress Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 36 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Heating 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD $20.00 DEPOSIT $16 REFUNDABLE per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 20.00 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 10.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 20.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD $20.00 DEPOSIT $16 REFUNDABLE per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Empress Hotel New Orleans
  • Empress New Orleans

We should mention

Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Alcohol is not served at this property.

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1.8 out of 5
24% of guests recommend
1.9 Room cleanliness
2.9 Service & staff
1.7 Room comfort
1.5 Hotel condition
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Night from hell

1 out of 5
by from indiana
Posted Jan 16, 2017
It was worse than I can explain in 50 characters! Fight outside the room, shouting all night long, no sleep! Cut our stay short, one night was more than I could handle! Never stay there!!
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1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 5, 2016
The staff was friendly but I was fairly certain I was going to be murdered while staying there.
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Do not stay here unless you are forced too!

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 31, 2016
Pros: Nothing - it is horrible. The front desk starts out with rules such as "no overnight guests," "guests must be out by 11 PM," and "you cannot leave the hotel with your room key" or you lose a $10 deposit.
Cons: Plastic on the mattress, arguments in the lobby between staff and guests.
Location: Get shot, mugged, or soliciated by the locals.
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Cold War era Russia

1 out of 5
Posted Oct 13, 2016
Location: Quarter was close and that made up for everything.
If it's your last choice then it's your last choice. Staff was really nice. Room: SCARY AS HELL
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It was OK.

3 out of 5
by from Vancouver
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: the staff and the location were great.
Cons: Security of the rooms, cleaness
Location: very close to the french quarter and the burbon street
The Hotel staff was very very friendly and the area is great but if you plan on staying on a hotel to relax this is not the one. The other guests were very noisy at night, the mattress had a plastic wrap that made us sweat at night. Bathroom had a vomit smell on the first day and it wasn't the prettiest bathroom at all. We had a cockroach visit one night.. it was pretty nasty. It was worth the price since we didn't intend to enjoy the hotel itself.
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Don't Do It!

1 out of 5
by from Arkansas
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Pros: Zero
Cons: Pull the place down.
Very seedy room. No closet or cabinets for storage. No phone. Window air-conditioned does not cool room AND bathroom. Plenty of hot water but no plug in sink which pulls away from the wall. Toilet blocked most of the two days we were there.
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1 out of 5
by from ALABAMA
Posted Aug 17, 2016
mice in the room with nothing done about it. Never got a call from the manager or the owner about the problem. Til this day have not received a called.
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Excellent location, very friendly staff

3 out of 5
by from Central Point OR
Posted May 2, 2016
Pros: The friendly staff and Location, Location, Location
Cons: A bit of room maintenance
Location: Close proximity to all the action. We walked everywhere and always felt safe. Cool little coffee shops and cafes within a couple blocks
We were nervous based on reviews, but we were short on options and decided to give it a shot. As all you do while in New Orleans is hang out till wee hours, we were not so worried about it. There were 12 of us and everyone said they would go again. The early mornings and late evenings on the main front deck meeting new people was great. The rooms are in dis-repair and I wonder why they don't spend a few hundred a room to improve, but? I have stayed in other reasonably priced slightly off the action hotels and homes and this was .not all that much worse.
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1 out of 5
by from Vermont
Posted Apr 17, 2016
Cons: Tear it down or gut it and renovate.
Location: Location is not bad.
The conditions are horrible. The hotel staff are nice but in retrospect ashamed. We were shown to our room, which is dead bolted and the front desk person left immediately. When we entered the room the walls are in horrendous condition, the bathroom floor was rotted through, the mattresses are covered in plastic, the room smelled. The only window was was opaque glass with a broken blind. There were roach traps in the bathroom and the best of all, only one bath towel with black stain marks. We left and found another hotel on royal street for twice as much but 1,000 percent better.
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1 out of 5
Posted Apr 14, 2016
The only good thing I can say is that the location is awesome but the management needs to make upgrade to the rooms. They need to makes major repairs and fixed the water leaks. It was not worth the money I spent. Another hotel told us this place is known for prostitution and drug place. We we're so very disappointed, it could really be a great place if the owner put money into the facility.
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