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“Perfect base in French Quarter” 5 of 5 stars
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Bienville House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   320 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130   |  
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Ranked #41 of 153 Hotels in New Orleans
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect base in French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Overall experience is a 5 out of 5 - hotel is 4, location is 6, Cynthia at the front desk is 10. We went to New Orleans for a birthday, and had 3 rooms next to each other, overlooking the pool. We could walk 3 blocks to Café Du Monde; 4-5 blocks to Royal or Bourbon St.; 4 blocks or so to Harrah's Casino; and we had no problem at all with noise. I will go back the next time.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BienvilleHouseHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Bienville House, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and found Cynthia to be so helpful. We hope you will be back to see us and explore the city more soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a lovely stay here as part of our honeymoon. The room was a good size, with a huge, comfortable bed and a very pleasant balcony that overlooked the hotel's splash pool. Perfect location in the French Quarter (and very close to the waterfront and the CBD) - convenient for us being on foot and getting around to local restaurants and attractions. The complimentary continental-style breakfast every morning was plentiful and very good, and the member of staff who served it (sorry, I can't remember her name!) was really friendly and helpful. We'd more than happily stay again if we return to New Orleans. Thank you for a pleasant stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BienvilleHouseHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Bienville House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us! Congratulations and please come back and see us again soon!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in mid June, we had 2 rooms as there were 4 of us, and I can't fault it at all. The hotel is in a fantastic position in the french quarter, walking distance to Bourbon Street and very close to the river so near the steamboat. The rooms,lobby and pool area of the hotel are beautiful, very french and quaint. The bed is the best I have ever slept in ,so so comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful, especially Robert and his wife who did everything for us at breakfast, they were truly lovely. We left here to drive to Memphis and were supposed to leave there and go straight to New Orleans airport for the rest of our trip, but we loved Orleans and this hotel so much we came back and spent our last night here before flying on. No complaints at all , loved it

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location and found our beds to be so comfortable! We hope you'll be back to see us in the near future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Location, location, location...the Bienville House has it. In addition, it has a great staff (thank you, Cynthia) and lovely, comfortable rooms. I always feel right at home in this hotel and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BienvilleHouseHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Bienville House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our location and found our rooms comfortable. We will be sure to pass on your kind words about Cynthia and hope you'll be back to see us again very soon!
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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were in New Orleans to attend our daughter's wedding. Bienville House's location was perfect and the staff made what could be a hectic time, enjoyable. Without hesitation, they helped with requests that are not usually made. And what a help Cynthia was at the front desk. We'll certainly consider Bienville House for our next trip and plan to recommend it to friends.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BienvilleHouseHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Bienville House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay for your daughter's wedding and found our location to be perfect for your needs. We will be sure to pass along your kind words about Cynthia and look forward to having your family again soon!
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was a pleasant stay in New Orleans. he hotel was located very near the center of the town, and it was in addition quite peaceful.. There will always be some noice from the streets but it was not disturbing us.
The rooms was spacious and very nuce, we got a location against the pool area, wich was nice. The frontdesk was very helpful with all requests we had.
There was a small breakfast at the hotel with only a few tables inside, but if there is good weather then the tables outside by the pool was very nice.
The Pool itself was not that inviting, at first sight it seemed a bit dirty, but it wasnt, it was only a colour that made us think so, so when you where at the pool you could see that it was ok, but still, we did not try it out.
We went right out into a busy street, a lot of eating places and squares right nearby, so location was very good.
Sp this was a hotel that can be recommended..

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the pool area for quiet positioning.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location and found our staff helpful. We hope you'll be back to see us soon!
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Clean, comfortable & close to everything. We had a garden view room with a small terrace. The décor is beautiful. We ate at the bar downstairs and it was very good. This is one of the few places in the French Quarter that will let you book for one night. We loved the B&B feel of the establishment. Its a nice break from the chain hotels we normally stay in. The front desk & concierge were very helpful with any questions we had. It was also nice to have a place to park our car as driving/parking in the area is not ideal. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance from the hotel. I would definitely come back.

Room Tip: Ask for a garden/pool view as the street view can be rather noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BienvilleHouseHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Bienville House, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank your for taking time to review our hotel! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your terrace, as well as our convenient location. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope you will be back soon!
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Address: 320 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#33 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#43 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bienville House 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just as the French Quarter is perfectly situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Bienville House New Orleans hotel is perfectly situated in the midst of the historic French Quarter. Having just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, the 83-room hotel is a truly distinctive downtown New Orleans hotel establishment.  It has a sense of style and grace only to be found in America’s most interesting city, within this New Orleans' boutique hotel accommodations in the French Quarter. ... more   less 
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