I stayed here for a visit that combined business (work conference) and pleasure (Mardi Gras). The hotel is beautiful - both inside and outside, architecturally. The staff were friendly and the concierge was super helpful. On the first night he recommended that we eat at Oceana and gave us walking directions there. (The food at Oceana is great and if you want my two cents avoid Acme which is overrated and has huge line ups especially since there are better oysters, including across the street, and Cajun food elsewhere.)
The location on Poydras can't be beat. It's in the Central Business District (with the mall and near the water) but borders the Warehouse District with great restaurants, museums, and boutique shopping and is about a 10-15 minute walk to the French Quarter. If you're a fan of walking like us, you can also walk to the Garden District with the gorgeous homes or catch a tram right at the corner of the hotel. There's also a grocery store nearby if you tire of eating out and just want some fresh fruit. Keep in mind that the hotel room doesn't have a fridge.
What it does have is a coffee maker that brews some pretty tasty coffee. I have nothing bad to say about the hotel room. It's spacious, clean, and has everything that I could want -- including enough storage for you to unpack your clothes. The bathrooms are HUGE, and again are very clean.
I highly recommend The Whitney. I'd definitely return there again if I'm ever in NOLA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 93 guest rooms and suites, our intimate New Orleans hotel provides an urban escape in New Orleans' downtown. Each room has enough space to relax or to work, offering ergonomic chairs, pillowtop mattresses and plush linens. Outfitted with traditional-style furniture, our beautiful rooms are cozy and quiet thanks to the historic building's thick walls. Guests love the convenient amenities and services, including complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel, newspaper and complimentary bottles of artesian water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whitney Hotel Wyndham Historic
- Wyndham New Orleans
- New Orleans Wyndham