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The Dive Inn

4417 Dryades St, New Orleans, LA 70115
The Dive Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Seminole, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I tried to book a visit to The DIve Inn and found out the hotel was sold in the summer of 2014. The new owners have opted not to carry forward the style of the place (clothing optional, etc.) . I've not yet been able to find full details of the new plans and policies.

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Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We've stayed at The Dive Inn several times. It's a fun place to stay and only three blocks from the St. Charles streetcar line. The place is quaint and qwerky - which also describes the owners. It's not for everyone, though. Don't expect daily maid sevice - and your room probably won't have been dusted. All I can say is... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have stayed at the Dive 3 weekends so far this year. We love the place. As many reviews here state it is not the cleanest or most well kept place you could stay at but it is not gross by any means. The sheets and towels are always clean when you arrive. The most important part about the Dive... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I and my husband stayed at the Dive Inn for the New Year. A little concern after reading the bad reviews. In fact it is true. There was a nasty moldy smell when I got in. The floor of the common area (including the pool and hot tub areas) was dirty and it seemed not being cleaned for years. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Wayne and Nora were great hosts! Rooms are exactly what they are...quaint & eccentric. Had an amazing time, met friends there. Can't wait to go back! Love NoLa love Saints love The Dive! Florida friends!

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Orange Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We are long time nudists. We read the FAQ's. We didn't expect a Hilton. We didn't expect room service. We expected to find a reasonably clean place with a friendly nudist crowd. What we found was a disgusting mess. Our room, the "Captain Morgan" was filthy upon check-in. Cobwebs everywhere. No working lights in the bedroom. (No worries, the proprietor... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in April. No, everything was not perfect but it was exactly as advertised. It was laid back, friendly, and a great to simply socialize with some new people. The bad reviews seem to come from people who didn't read about The Dive Inn before staying there.

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Panama City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We drove to New Orleans to visit here. It was so hot inside, once we found someone to let us in, that we almost passed out. The guest was very nice but the owner wasn't at all. Glad we didn't pay ahead of time. We left and went to Collett's. Great time there. Now we only play there. J &... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Our stay was met with great expectations and other very open friendly guests. This was the best part. Nudity at the pool was great and allowed for everyone to really get to know your neighbor the pool was somewhat clean and very refreshing to encourage and allow naked swimming and relaxation The bad part, our room " captain hook" was... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband and I spent our second Mardi Gras at The Dive Inn and once again enjoyed ourselves. Great people and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - I don't plan to stay anywhere else! So glad to see some of the same friendly faces as last year, it's like staying with family, only with random nudity (I guess that depends... More 

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