I was in New Orleans for a business trip and had booked a room at the Maison St. Charles due to its close proximity to where I needed to be for work. I was there for just one night, but my experience at this hotel was very memorable.
The location is great....it's in the Garden District and it’s just a 5 minute drive to the French Quarter. The trolley runs right in front of the hotel and cabs are also plentiful in the area. If you have your own car, the hotel has ample parking for their guests. There’s even enough parking for tour buses…..which is apparently very rare in that area.
There are several restaurants and some shops that are walking distance from the hotel, too. For those that are looking for a hotel to stay at during Mardi Gras, I would definitely suggest this one. It is along the parade route of several parades. I actually got to see one the evening I stayed there, which was very cool and unexpected.
The staff was awesome…..very friendly and helpful. Even the hotel manager was interacting with the guests staying there. He suggested several restaurants close by that me and my colleague could eat at, and he kept us updated on when the parade would be coming by the hotel so we could see it.
The hotel itself is very charming and unique. I stayed in one of their suites, which is actually part of a historical home built in the 1840’s. It was very spacious…..full living room, bedroom, kitchenette area, and 2 bathrooms. I was informed by the staff that my room (# 126) is apparently haunted. I didn’t see any ghosts that night (of course, I slept with a light on), but some of the staff and other guests have experienced ghost sightings.
All in all, I highly recommend this hotel. It’s affordable, in a great location, the staff is great, and it’s very charming. I will definitely stay there again the next time I’m in New Orleans.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn & Suites™ Maison St. Charles is conveniently located on St. Charles Avenue, near the French Quarter and the central business district. The St. Charles Streetcar, the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, runs right at the hotel's front door. This New Orleans, LA hotel is close to popular attractions, including the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Zoo, Mississippi River Cruises, the Louisiana Superdome and the University of New Orleans.The hotel has just completed an extensive remodeling of the grounds and guest rooms, including 32-inch flat-screen televisions, painted walls instead of wallpaper, new carpet and new vanities that rival those of higher priced hotels.The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans (Macmillan Travel) named this hotel the Best Accommodation Deal in New Orleans.Hotel amenities include free continental breakfast, free local calls, free in-room coffee, free The Wall Street Journal, free in-room premium movies and delicious free coffee, juice and pastries. Be sure to take advantage of the outdoor pool with hot tub and poolside cabana.This New Orleans, LA hotel provides business travelers with conveniences like wireless high-speed Internet and access to fax services. Meeting and banquet space is available to accommodate most events and business functions.The guest rooms are located in buildings that surround patios with tropical flowers, plants and trees. Five of the hotel's buildings are listed as historically significant by the United States Department of the Interior. Select rooms come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves.Whether traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St. Charles provides friendly customer service, unique accommodations and affordable rates to every guest. Come enjoy this hidden gem in the heart of it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maison St. Charles Hotel New Orleans
- Quality Inn New Orleans