My husband, 2 year old, and myself, were traveling from Daytona Beach FL to El Paso TX. We had never been to New Orleans and really wanted the full experience, but didnt want to go broke. I wanted to stay in a hotel near the french quarter, but not too close because it was Mardi Gras. I read reviews for this hotel and decided on this one. We were originally booked for a queen bed room (budget room I believe is what its called). The gentleman at the desk was very friendly and helpful. When he saw there was 3 of us he offered to upgrade to the queen with twin for the same price (I believe it was around $100<-- remember mardi gras) because a guest had cancel. He was very helpful with directions and ideas of what to do. The location is perfect! Walking distance from french quarter and bourbon st, but far enough away to where its not noisy. I will have to say the parking garage was a pain to find and looks like a SHADY area! But they keep it locked and only allow one room at a time to go to the garage (theres a key to get into the garage). The rooms and bathrooms are old. So if your looking for something new and fresh, this is not for you. However, if you want the experience of New Orleans, new and fresh is not it.
- Also Known As:
- Convento Hotel New Orleans
- Convento New Orleans
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the French Market and Mississippi River in the heart of the French Quarter, the Hotel Villa Convento is a warm and cozy guest house, offering guests the personal service of seventh-generation New Orleanians, the Campos. Rumored to be the legendary House of the Rising Sun, this building is a Creole townhouse dating back to the 1830s. Here you can encapsulated by the sounds and smells of the French Quarter. ... more less