Called the hotel on the way - apparently my GPS was plugged with the wrong street name. Guest services guy (Allen) walked me right through how to get to the hotel and got the street name corrected. Check in was seamless. The room was on the 3rd floor. No elevator for this location for those who might have issues - ask for a ground floor room. The balcony room I was placed in the first 2 nights had plenty of space, it was minimalist with regard to decor with a large flat screen television. Great view of the streets from both directions on the balcony. There was no heat as the hotel is set up to heat all the rooms or none (or something of the sort). Not much need for heaters in the deep south (same concept applies in Seattle with regard to air conditioning). I did mention it was a little drafty and they supplied me with a space heater for the first room and the room I stayed in the last night (took no time to heat the room). That room was a court yard room which was nice also. It had a step up area with a sofa and coffee tables/end tables. Even better than the first night room - it had a balcony which one could view down to the pool. Staff was knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and picking out places for one to try out with regard to pubs, bars, and great tasting eateries. Wifi in both rooms was great - no issues with speed. Rooms were clean and it took a few minutes for the water to heat up in the 3rd floor room's shower - but it was great. This place certainly has a great location - one/two streets over and you're on famous Bourbon street. There was some noise outside of the city view room but that was the case with the entire French Quarter as there were renovations and constructions ongoing through parts of the city. Only thing to be ware is with Parking! Park at the parking lot beside the hotel or more wise is the parking garage BESIDE the Omni Hotel parking garage. Parking at the second garage was $10/$15 per night while the Omni parking garage was a whopping $36.
Great stay; enjoyed the conversations with the guest services folks.
- 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