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Empress Hotel

1317 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area was dodgy. The room we first got was hotter than hell, literally about 35 degrees because the air con was terrible. We had to move and the woman at the first desk couldn't have been nicer. The next room's air con was much better but the room was still very basic. The bed had plastic on it which... More 

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Mariestad, Sverige
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is more of a guest house and has a French quarter atmosphere. The staff is nice, helfpful and friendly and want everything to be done well. I can't say it's a budget alternative but it might be compared to others in the French Quarter area. We booked in January and had planned to stay at the hotel we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I'm not going to lie, this place is really cheap. The mattresses are covered in plastic, there is a good possibility that there heat/AC may or may not work. But it's cheap, very near the quarter and they are really NICE! Yes, you have to leave your key (turns out that it's not their first rodeo, it's good trade practice).... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This hotel doesn't pretend to be anything but what it is. We stayed for 3 nights during the 4th of July ... staff was excellent and super helpful ... room has a tub, toilet, tv, bed and chair ... We weren't in New Orleans to stay in the hotel room any way. You do have to turn your key in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

So first off, you must know that a hotel this close to the French Quarter is this cheap for a reason. That being said, we managed our expectations and sense of reality. The staff here are always very friendly. We stayed here in 2014 with no issues. This past July they had some trouble finding our reservation for some reason.... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The staff was very nice and helpful. I have stayed at many hotels, inns, and hostels around the world. This was the dirtiest place I have ever stayed at. The shower tub was very dirty. I saw pet hair on the carpet of my room. One night I found a cockroach in my room. The guests include creepy people. It... More 

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Bristol
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I were travelling in America and picked up one of the hotel books with coupons. We picked this hotel because it was within walking distance of Bourbon Street and seemed like a bargain. It cost $80 a night which was one of the most expensive hotels (and the worst) hotel we stayed in during our trip. But... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If your'e only need a place to sleep in within the safety of 4 walls, with a shower and a toilet.... This is it. as Basic as you could think. The keys are to be left with the front desk when leaving the hotel. Rooms have just enough space to fit a bed, a tiny TV bolted to the wall,... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed in this hotel with a couple of friends. It's not the nicest hotel but the staff is friendly and it was within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. The shower was a bit interesting as it would be ice cold and scalding hot within seconds of each other. The room was small with... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For what I wanted it was perfect. I decided at the last minute to stay in downtown New Orleans and I saw a sign advertising rooms. I paid 60 for one night but one funny think.. they charge a kids deposit that I thought was kind of hilarious.. I get it back tomorrow when I check out but I still... More 

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