Now I didn't book the room, so I don't know how all that went, so this is from the perspective of a guest.
This hotel is in the heart of the French Quarter, across the street from a parking garage.
The first thing I noticed upon entering is that the floor is black wood & everything else is white. The visual is quite impressive. The lobby is a bit small, I was shocked. Due to the wooden floors & no carpeting save the fiber one under the bed, I was surprised at how quiet it was. I would have expected a lot of echoing of footsteps & voices.
The room was a standard queen & was a bit small, however it is well laid out & when we had four people in there at times surprisingly we weren't tripping over eachother. It is a bit austere & cold & could use some softening features. The bathroom is in want of a good scrubbing as the grout & corners in the bathroom were dirty, the spray from the shower head was too fine, & we could really could have used more than two towels. The bed was really comfortable & the linens were very clean. It would have been very nice to have a pull out sofa, a wall switch to operate the ceiling fan (or longer pull) & larger dresser. The courtyard & pool is absolutely beautiful.
Now, the one deal breaker was that the air conditioner didn't ever cool the room below 78. It was late when we noticed this & were really tired & leaving the following morning, so we didn't bother with it. Over all the experience was good, I would stay there again for the conveinence, decent price, & location. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel St. Helene is located on Chartres Street, right next door to the Napoleon House, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The hotel’s location offers access to an abundance of popular attractions and world famous entertainment that the French Quarter has to offer, such as Café du Monde, the French Market, House of Blues, and Pat O’ Brien’s, which are all located within only one-half mile of this French Quarter gem! This beautifully restored hotel, just recently renovated and reopened in January 2012, is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street, steps away from Jackson Square and the mighty Mississippi River. Our contemporary guest rooms and suites are complete with:-LCD flat screen TVs-Ebony stained hardwood floors-Wireless internet in guest rooms and public areas-300 thread-count linens & duvet covers-IPOD docking stations-All-marble bathrooms with standing showersOur French Quarter and Courtyard suites feature balconies which overlook the pool in the courtyard area or the historic French Quarter. All guest rooms are nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ste Helene Hotel
- Hotel Ste Helene