The number one reason why anyone who visits NOLA should consider staying here is that the property is designated as an historical site. Louis Armstrong and Tennessee Williams visited here, and I believe the hotel is close to 180 years old. The problem is this property has not been appropriately maintained over the years- the rooms are small, shabby, and have no amenities whatsoever. The furniture is cheap, sparse, and worn. Thus, if you are a Hyatt or Marriott type of person, this is absolutely not the place for you. The property has recently been bought by new owners, and they are in the early stages of re-doing the entire hotel to make it more of an upscale, boutique hotel. I saw the plans, and it's going to be beautiful when it's done. The walls are paper thin, and believe me when I say that you can hear absolutely EVERYTHING (clear as a bell) going on in adjacent rooms, including (illegal) activities from very sketchy and unsavory characters. The best part about the hotel (besides the history and close proximity to everything in the French Quarter) are the amazing courtyards and hidden alleys. The new owners did an great job creating beautiful, relaxing outdoor sitting areas filled with gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers. I had an opportunity to meet the owner, who is very pleasant and professional. The rest of the staff was an interesting mix of people- some genuinely kind and friendly (security guard, night time front desk worker) while others were simply indifferent. The entire property is gated, and in a quiet area of the Quarter. Overall, I think I would consider staying here again once all the upgrades are complete, and only if part of those upgrades include better soundproofing between rooms.
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