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Historic Streetcar Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1509 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Avenue Garden Hotel) (Lower Garden District)   |  
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Ranked #116 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed here in early April with my parents. From arrival to departure the owner was very helpful. From recommending places to eat to sites to see. The rooms were very clean and we loved the enclosed patio garden. I intend to return to New Orleans and will book to stay here again. I have already recommended this hotel to my friends. Thanks to everyone at Avenue garden.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Third time at this hotel and still loving it! The friendly staff and quaint atmosphere keep us coming back. This is a unique older hotel with flavor. Love the new (to us)fountain in the courtyard too. Large rooms with New Orleans furniture, high ceilings and privacy. We always stay in the upper rooms above the courtyard.
This is not a cookie cutter hotel. There are no ice machines, soda machines, pool, etc. this is more similar to a bed and breakfast. The management will get ice for you from the kitchen until 10pm and they sell sodas and snacks in office. No parking lot, but ale parking on side streets and we have never had any problems. This is all part of why we stay here. Do not want cookie cutter. Travel a Loy and look for great alternatives.
Located away from noise of downtown but easy trolley ride to everything. Walk within 2 blocks to restaurants, bars, coffee shop, boutiques. Zea's restaurant is our favorite, try the duck empanadas! Pastries and coffee served at hotel but if you want more, Tavern on corner serves excellent breakfast and bloody Mary's.

Will definitely return!

Room Tip: Sorry, there is not a pool, could not find a way to take away the rating for that. Get rooms upstai...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Easton, PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The staff was very helpful and friendly. I had the room with three double beds at the very top of the property. The room is dated but clean. The bathroom had dirty wash cloths left in the tub area (ewww) and it was missing the alarm clock and blow dryer. I called the front desk and the did replace the missing items. There is no elevator so if stairs are a problem, do try to book on a lower floor. The breakfast was good to get a jump start before your day and you can get coffee/tea anytime. There was a mini fridge in the room that was clean. The bathroom was old but clean. do note that the shampoo is in ketchup packets. The room was appropraite for the value. I don't think I would stay again though. The location is really great. You can walk to the museums and can catch the street car to the french quarter or garden district. Make sure you bring quarters and singles for the street car.
Slice, a nice pizza place is just about next door to the propertly. When I went outside to have breakfast in a quaint patio, the staff was there sweeping up and chain smoked the whole time I was outside.

Room Tip: I would stay on the lower floors to avoid tromping up the stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brunswick, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I found this hotel and booked based on the other reviews on this site; and I was not disappointed! We needed three rooms for an extended stay and they all worked out great. The couple with the king sized bed loved that their room was so quiet and the three ladies sharing room #30 (with three full sized beds) loved that their room could accommodate them so comfortably. There were minor issues with the a/c in one room that resulted in a brand new unit the next day and extra hangers were provided for us quickly. The owner and the staff were friendly and efficient. And the coffee cake served with the continental breakfast was delicious!

We LOVED having the streetcar stop across the street - and the THREE 25 hour taverns within 2 blocks of the hotel. The neighborhood is lively, but not too busy. Restaurants, drug stores, and other amenities are within a short walking distance. Cabs come by frequently. Would love to stay there again. Thanks to Lydia, Keith and the rest of the staff for a very pleasant stay!

Room Tip: Call the hotel directly and tell them what you're looking for - they were very helpful.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We had a room with 2 double beds. Excellent value for money. Impressed by its beauty once coming in. There is a charming interior garden, tea and coffee out all day, a good continental breakfast. All of the various management and staff made us feel like part of the family. Many comfortable interior sitting areas as well. Right on the St. Charles streetcar line, a short trip to both the French Quarter and the Garden District. Very convenient for us. Traveled to and from Jazz Fest very conveniently. Other guests were civilized and down to earth. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Not the Ritz, but nice if you can get a good rate. We got a double for $109. Room was a little worn down but clean and comfortable. We stayed in Room 16. Door knob to the room was loose. Could be easily fixed with a screwdriver. Old kind of TV and kind of a hodge podge in regards to furniture and decorations. Felt like we were staying at Grandma's cluttered house. Big Head Drew Brees adorned the mainhallway along with old misc. pictures and mirrors. Kind of different. Also, you actually use real keys to get in hotel and room. Wow!

Shower had a little drainage problem (ended up with water around my ankles). Could be easily fixed. Cute little courtyard. You have to park in the street since they have no on site parking. But felt safe and nothing happened to car. You also have to load in through front door which has stairs to climb. Could be an issue if you have big bags, although they helped carry them in. Staff was extemely friendly! Very nice and accommodating. Check in was a breeze.
I wouldn't stay for more than a night or two, but if you are on a tight budget and just need a place to sleep, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wild Wonderful West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I prefer this type accommodations when in NOLA instead of the boring, newer hotels and to be an older building, it is in great shape. Good location with several good restaurants within walking distance. Parking can be an issue...we usually had luck across the street near the athletic club. Our room was clean and comfortable...it's more like a home instead of a hotel. The front desk and housekeeping staff were always friendly and helpful. We thought it was pretty quiet here considering it's located on a city street. My only complaint would be a couple issues in our bathroom in need of maintenance. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 1509 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Avenue Garden Hotel)
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Lower Garden District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Historic Streetcar Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Streetcar Inn (formerly the Avenue Garden Hotel) is located on the historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line. Step out of the hotel's front door and walk out to the car stop, which is located just in front of the hotel. The French Quarter and Downtown are only minutes away via the streetcar, which drops you off at Canal and Bourbon Street! Travel in the opposite direction and go back in time as you take in the majesty of St. Charles Avenue's mansions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Avenue Garden New Orleans
Hotel Avenue Garden

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