We come to New Orleans every November, as our annual vacation. We wanted to try something new this year since our usual hotel was undergoing renovations. We looked online and found this hotel, right in the french quarter where we like to be, but also a view of Jackson square! I was so excited - then looking at the pictures and read a couple reviews, we couldn't wait to try it.
Upon our arrival we realized this wasn't going to be like the other hotels we've been at in the quarter. It was NOISY! it was SMALL! As for the noise, they were tearing up the roads to redo them for the upcoming superbowl, the whole quarter seemed to be doing renovations. We had a balcony room on the 2nd floor. It was ok, but there was no room for anything. The large window doors out to the balcony couldn't open all the way, and only one set opened. There is a large hotel across the street, and starting at 4am is trash pick up. Other reviewers werent kidding when they stated it was loud and lasted 2 hrs. The housekeeping needs a little training in cleaning, and didn't service our room for 2 days. The bathrooms are very small, but the shower is gorgous. There is no place for more than 1 person to put their clothing, since there is only a small 2 drawer dresser, we had to work out of our luggage for the 5 days we were there. The staff was nice, no complaints there. Again, no elevator. The pool looks pretty in the pictures, but it's a little older, not heated.. I don't think i'd come back to this hotel for the reasons it's too small for 2 people for such a long period of time that we were there.
- 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