This was our first time back to NOLA in 17 years; we had an unscheduled trip to meet with a new client.
Having previously lived in the area, we had not many occasions to investigate lodging in the area, but the client recommended the Pelham. Rates are quite reasonable, the rooms were very neat & well-kept, and most of the desk staff was very cordial & accommodating. We had an inside room ... and yes (for those complaining of having no windows), a lot of the hotels in the CBD are "backed up to each other" in a square, so not all rooms can have windows. As there is no scenery to speak of (since all of the buildings are so close), I can't imagine wanting a window that would only allow views of other windows & buildings, as well as letting in a lot of outside noise.
Having said that, the lack of microwave & fridge was not a concern ... the real reason to come to NOLA is for the food, so who wants to have food & the inherent mess in the room?
I can't think of one complaint that wasn't/couldn't have been taken care of ... we are really rather low maintenance, I guess ... everything operated correctly, did not have to take stairs, and the room was comfortable. Well, there is one complaint: the cost of parking in the CBD environs is actually quite heart-stopping when added to the price of the room, but c'est la vie ... we WERE in the CBD.
The only drawback was the fact that there was construction/renovation going on everywhere, so lots of obstructions to walk/drive around which causes confusion for those unused to driving in downtown traffic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelham Hotel is in the heart of what you come to New Orleans for. Only minutes from the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, the Riverwalk and the Warehouse District, distinctive styling, uncompromised convenience and a friendly staff await you. Historically located on a site that was formerly the plantation of Jean Baptist Lemoyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans, the Pelham Hotel offers a grand scale of personal service and attention to detail in an intimate boutique setting reminiscent of old-world European grace. The hotel offers the luxurious living standards of elegant New Orleans combined with personal attention and an unwavering commitment to your happiness. This historic landmark hotel offers 60 uniquely appointed guestrooms featuring grand 18-foot ceilings, original old brick walls, crown molding and 10-foot-tall windows. Each room is fitted in imported white linens, duvets and antique furnishings. In-room amenities include a self-programmable safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and radio alarm clocks with iPod/MP3 connections. Marble floors, granite vanity tops and curved shower rods adorn each bathroom. Adjacent to the Pelham Hotel is the highly acclaimed Ruby Slipper Restaurant, featuring local flavors such as BBQ Shrimp & Grits and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu along with traditional favorites for breakfast and lunch. Surf the web or catch up on some work with peace of mind as all guests of the Pelham Hotel can enjoy free wireless Internet access! Hotel is 100% Smoke-Free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Pelham Hotel New Orleans
- Pelham Hotel New Orleans
- Pelham New Orleans