The bad (followed by the good):
-Checked into Lamothe House on Esplanade Ave. December 27th 2012.
-Renovations are still ongoing. Please consider this hotel only if you're assured they've been completed.
-The entry way was covered in visqueen and a stack of raw flooring.
-The quaint antiques (shown in some photos) and which many B&B guests seek will only be
offered in a few rooms.
-There were more construction workers and painters visible during my stay than guests.
-Peaked into many rooms under renovation, and most were barely big enough to squeeze in the bed.
-Testing the smoke alarms blared throughout the hotel over a half dozen times before I left.
-The hotel's brochure describes free parking and complimentary continental breakfast.
-Parking is $20.00. (Two hour restricted street parking is free overnight).
--There is no breakfast offered, so consider this a hotel not a B&B.
- My 3 star ranking reflects my "pardon our dust" experience - under which the hotel should not have accepted
reservations or reviews.
-The hotel is ideally located just a block from the music clubs on Frenchmen Street.
-The room I booked hadn't been serviced and I was upgraded to a king.
-Almost all of the rooms have been remolded with quality contemporary furniture, fixtures and baths.
-The pool is cleaner than described in other reviews.
-Happily, they retained and refinished the hardwood floors.
- Once renovations are completed this will be a quality property (although with mostly smaller rooms).
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