We have traveled the world over as our hobby to see new places and have new memorable experiences. One of the most important aspects of all our vacations is where we stay. We select a place based on comfort, safety, location, affordability and any special flair. Well last week, the Avenue Garden Hotel met all our expectation and more. The Avenue Garden is essentially a boutique Hotel/B&B located directly of the trolley line in the Garden District. The Hotel, built in the 1800s, maintains the style and class for today’s traveler but also is reminiscent of being at home. When you arrive, you receive a key to the Hotel’s front door and a room key (not a computer chip card). If you have a car to park, then you also get a garage door opener to the Hotel garage less than 1 block away. The Hotel management and staff willingly help with your luggage, parking the car, and any else they can.
I booked the hotel through Bookit.com. Bookit advertised free parking even though the Hotel expressly (I saw the emails) explained to Bookit that parking was not free. This is what was so special about Avenue Garden Hotel. Due to Bookit misinformation, the Hotel management decided to upgrade our room to a wing of the hotel where we practically had complete privacy. Now, the hotel manager did not have to open up a separate wing of the hotel just for us, but she did. She did not have to put us in a bigger room with antique amenities, but she did. She did not have to waive our parking fee, but she did. She and her staff did not have to tell us the best hot spots in the French Quarter, but they did. This was absolutely a wonderful stay at an absolutely wonder hotel.
- 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