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“A great option in New Orleans with kids” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3636 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115-4690   |  
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Ranked #33 of 155 Hotels in New Orleans
Bethesda, Maryland
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“A great option in New Orleans with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We spent 5 days in New Orleans with our two daughters (10 & 12). This hotel was definitely a very good choice. The Garden District is a great location with kids, away from the noisy and often misbehaving crowd at night of Bourbon Street, and being at a 20 minutes ride only from the French Quarter, using the historic and convenient Streetcar stopping in front of the hotel.
Friendly staff, free parking, full breakfast included, and a good mexican restaurant with terrace in the same building.
Rooms are clean and comfortable. Just ask for a street side, to get a view and to avoid the very noisy A/C units located on a roof next to the inside rooms.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

In two rooms, our four member family stayed three nights at this hotel which offered free breakfast, parking and wi-fi. The hotel was spacious and we found it to be very convenient to Tulane (the purpose of our trip), Magazine St, not to far from the cool restaurants off of Carrolton, and a trolley ride into the city. We would stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

The Inn is in a beautiful setting nestled in the trees of St. Charles Ave. It is a short walk to the Garden District and a short hop on the St. Charles Trolley Line to the French Quarter, downtown or the Warehouse District. It is not for the partier, but rather the serious traveler bent on the best flexibility in seeing all that New Orleans has to offer. It is in the perfect place for the quiet traveler.

When one gets up in the morning and is greeted by the flood of sunshine in your room, a fresh hot breakfast in the lobby, all is right with the world. The Inn has old world comforts with 21st Century technology. They are prompt, couteous, and very good at predicting your needs and are delighted in helping you plan your day's meanderings about town.

Did I say that there are fresh baked cookies waiting for you when you return in the early evening?

And to top it off, there is a delightful restaurant THE SUPERIOR GRILL situated in the same building if you don't feel like traveling to one of the other 100's of award winning restaurants.

I can safely say that this is a fantastic spot to use as your headquarters visiting the city and highly recommend you overlook the distance and consider the Inn as a gem in the Crescent City.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montevallo, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We were here about 5 nights. The staff was most helpful in steering us around the area and answered all questions the best they could. They were very friendly. The rooms were clean and the linens very fresh, and the beds oh so comfy! The only complaint could be the carpet floors were badly stained and we thought the fridge may have been leaking. The internet worked great. The continental breakfast was one of the best - eggs! It was always clean and nicely stocked. The days were humid and hot and each afternoon when we arrived back at the hotel there was lemonade and tea waiting on us in the lobby. Then cookies as a snack too! There is a patio in the entrance area which was nice to sit and relax at during the off hours. Nice job St Charles Inn!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blaine, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

the help was nice, the room was clean,the television cable connection was terrible, it was a great location on the ST.Charles Line,

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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shreveport, la
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My hubby and I stayed here on an extended weekend recently and we absolutely loved it. The employees are great, very friendly and helpful, and the room was so comfortable and cozy. Loved the streetcar line being right in front of the hotel, it took us everywhere we wanted to go without having to deal with parking in the city, which gets expensive and aggravating. And our car remained in their free and secure parking lot the entire time we were there. Won't find that too many places in New Orleans. The hotel offered a free breakfast every morning as well. I can't think of a thing they could do better. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

This hotel has a very friendly, helpful staff. From the moment I came in to the moment I checked out, the staff was courteous and helpful. They have private parking for guests (free, with your own remote to get into the private lot), and the location is directly on the St. Charles street car line, which takes you to just about anywhere interesting you want to go in New Orleans, including the French Quarter for only $1.25 each way.

I cannot complain about a single thing. Free Wi-Fi, decent selection of TV channels, good bathrooms/showers. Despite what some other reviews said, my room did in fact have a desk (with power outlet for my laptop) and a safe in the closet. My room also had two sinks -- one inside the bathroom and one in the dressing/closet area for a 2nd guest to get ready in the mornings. Great for couples if you are going here for a vacation trip.

Thanks to the street car and readily available taxis in this historic part of town, I never used my car again once I parked it in the private (free) parking lot. Believe me, parking in New Orleans is not easy, so I highly recommend this. Taxis are also not too expensive. The only taxi ride I took cost only about $11. Compare this to $20 or more in many cities. This is thanks to the compact nature of New Orleans, I suppose.

If you want to be right inside the French Quarter with puking college kids, this isn't the place. If you want a quiet, but stylish and beautiful historic neighborhood, St. Charles Garden Inn is the place to stay! I cannot say enough good things about it. The prices are not cheap compared to perhaps other cities or the outskirts of town, but to be right in town, in a quiet, clean room, this is a great place.

I would stay again and recommend to a good friend as well.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3636 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115-4690
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#35 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#39 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming New Orleans Garden District hotel is located on historic St. Charles Avenue and provides convenient access to the French Quarter, the Super Dome, The WWII Museum, and the Aquarium of the Americas. Situated in historic uptown New Orleans near the beautiful Garden District, the Hotel is an easy streetcar ride away from Audubon Zoo and is the closest hotel to Tulane and Loyola Universities. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn is the ideal getaway destination.Enjoy convenient access to many local attractions when staying at this Louisiana hotel such as the New Orleans Art District, the French Quarter and several nearby museums. Hotel guests will also be close to a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, horseback riding, golf, hiking and fishing. Each of the 40 well-appointed guest rooms comes equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning. Other hotel amenities include a state-of-the-art exercise facility, business center, and free parking. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn is conveniently located directly on the streetcar line to provide convenient transportation to other areas of Louisiana. Take a ghost tour of some of the many historical cemeteries nearby or spend an afternoon in the City Park. Families especially will enjoy visiting the Audubon Park & Zoo or the Aquarium of the Americas. Both Tulane University and Loyola University are within one and a half miles of the hotel, making the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn ideal lodging for those visiting students. New Orleans also hosts a variety of events year round such as JazzFest, Mardi Gras and several major sporting events ... more   less 
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