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“Excellent value in great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #104 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
Cincinnati, Ohio
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent value in great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from Jazzfest and a great stay here. LOCATION As said previously, perfect distance from Canal St. and the Quarter, close to the much more happening Central Business district - Warehouse scene of restaurants and newer boutique hotels. STAFF was excellent, helpful and knowledgeable. LOBBY is so much improved over the previous bar when this was the Parc St Charles Hotel. RENOVATIONS are still in progress but the soft refurbishings of bed linens, drapes, etc was tasteful, rich. Our 10th floor room had floor-to-ceiling view over Lafayette Park and the River. PARKING is so easy around Lafayette Park from 6pm to 8am free then you rush to your car and pay for 2 hours, then go out for beignets and coffee at PJs.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Brampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We arrive in New Orleans after a terrible travel experience and we were immediately greeted with amazing Southern Hospitality. Our room was amazing with great amenities and a ton of space. The staff was excellent and always available to help. The location was also perfect, directly in a main street just a five minute walk from the French Quarter. The only downside was the elevator was a little slow. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Cute little hotel located in the business district, just far enough away from the craziness of the French Quarter, but easily walkable to everywhere. It is situated right on the St. Charles Streetcar line - so just exit the hotel and catch a streetcar uptown. The staff was very friendly.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Staff were super friendly and the rooms were nice and clean. Its in a great location we got a suite with the park and the street view . We stayed on the top floor and didnt hear any street car noise.Valet was bit expensive but it was safe to leave the car with the Valet instead of street parking

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Booked about 25 rooms for a 3 day weekend New Orleans wedding in April. Very satisfied guests. Very satisfied with the value, location, rooms, lobby, staff and in-hotel restaurant. Our 2nd floor room had grand 14' ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, nice furniture and spacious bathroom. Recent, decent renovation throughout. Low key comfortable atmosphere. Good recommendation for out-of-the-Quarter on the streetcar safe location. Fabulous location for Mardi Gras week.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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College Park, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I love choice hotels, that's why I stayed here but this was not a good decision. My room was horrible. It smelled like smoke, carpet was filthy, windows dirty, bathroom filled with mildew, and the maid just walked in our room without knocking. The queen size bed is more a full size, so if you have to share this bed with someone it might be a little difficult. I will never stay here again. I read a sign at the front desk that stated the hotel under went a two million dollar renovation but I did not see it in my room. There's no pool at this location. The hotel has a wonderful lobby, so if you're looking for a nice place to hang out then this might be for you. I'd give this place a one star if the staff wasn't helpful and the location of the hotel wasn't great. The hotel is in walking distance of the casino, french quarter, and superdome; however if yo're going to pay $200+ a night and you want a nice room I'd stay elsewhere. I know the next time I'm in New Orleans I WILL NOT be staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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HOUSTON
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We arrived in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl this past January and were a little apprehensive after finding the lobby to be faily small. As this was game night the streets were packed with fans all clamoring to get into the Superdome or bars near the stadium.

We had to valet as the street parking looked a little shady to me, wasn't a bad choice, but be prepared to wait upon retrieving your vehicle. The valet was very friendly and offered to help out as much as possible.

The staff at the front desk was very polite, walking us through everything we'd need. I can't stress enough how nice they were.

The room. Wow. What a room. Huge, comfortable with plenty of space to spare. The bed was massive (California King) and the bedding was also quite comfortable. Had we not had a game to get to, we would've just lounged all night. The bathroom was also very spacious with great water pressure and plenty of soft towels.

We weren't able to experience anything else the hotel had to offer as we hit the game and made our way back late at night. Check out was a breeze.

Overall I definitely think this is a place to look into if you want a reasonably priced option for your stay in fantastic New Orleans.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 500 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #104 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in the heart of The Big Easy, our newly remodeled Blake Hotel,an Ascend Collection, is the perfect choice for lodging in New Orleans. Whether you’re in the area for business, traveling with family for vacation, or just passing through, you’ll be provided with a combination of sophisticated décor, modern amenities, a convenient location and helpful service.Let us welcome you to our updated New Orleans hotel, recently featured on the Today Show as a “star-worthy destination.” We offer complimentary wireless Internet access, 37″ LCD TVs with free premium channels, including HBO and ESPN, plush bedding and convenient blackout drapes, in-room coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, safes and work desks. We also provide access to our on-site fitness center with state-of-the-art ProMaxima® equipment. All of our rooms are equipped with complimentary Bath & Body Works® toiletries. We offer easy access to many local restaurants and attractionsExplore the many other featured New Orleans accommodations and amenities that help us create the perfect home-away-from-home experience!A Top Downtown New Orleans Hotel with an Unbeatable location. You and your traveling companions will be able to save both time and transportation costs by lodging right here at our Downtown New Orleans hotel, minutes from many popular local area attractions.Take a stroll through scenic Jackson Square; get in the groove with smooth music at a local jazz club; or cheer on the Saints football team at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Whatever you choose to do in The Big Easy, you’ll never be more than a short drive or streetcar ride away. ... more   less 
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Parc St. Charles Hotel New Orleans
Best Western New Orleans

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