Good location, but lacking in comfort
Posted Jun 2, 2016 on Hotels
The location is the selling point - only a block from the St. Charles trolley line and many excellent restaurants. Naturally, there are some privations in a building that is 175 years old. Plaster peeling, low water pressure, creaking floorboards, etc. That didn't really bother us, as we went in expecting that. But our room was uncomfortable and lacking in modern touches. The television was so tiny I could barely see it, and it was at a right angle to the bed, making watching it almost an Olympic sport. Of course, we weren't in New Orleans to watch TV all day. The bathroom is laid out awkwardly, with nowhere to put soap, etc. Our biggest complaint was the breakfast. It is pretty much the same continental fare one would find in a budget motel. The first couple of days, we were offered freshly made hot entrees including egg streudel and sausage (delicious). But after those first two days, nothing but the basics: bagels, cold cereal and some fruit. I will say that the dining area is very nice, evoking tea parties in the Golden Era. No elevator in the building housing the rooms, by the way, so if you're on the second floor expect some climbing. The courtyard is nice and the entire place is gated, so it is very safe. Guests are given a key to the gate. Free parking is also a plus. Service is good.