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“Terrible.”
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Cornstalk Hotel
Ranked #34 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Terrible.”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We recently stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip and it was undoubtable the worst hotel experience we have ever had (and this includes staying in 1 star hotels in Vietnam and Cambodia)!

We booked this hotel on the last night of our trip as a treat (based on the Tripadvisor rating and the fact that the website makes this hotel look beautiful). At $260 per night this hotel is overpriced and a complete let down. The hotel claims to be a B&B and yet there is no breakfast involved, in fact, there is not even so much as a bottle of water available in the rooms - or even a glass should you need a drink from the tap. If you want to use a hairdryer or shampoo and conditioner etc, you will not find these in your room, instead you have to go and specifically ask for them or fetch them for yourself from a set of storage shelves next to the recpetion area.
Our room was decorated in a horrible mustard/browish colour which included the sheets and the towels all of which looked and felt as though they were about 30 years old. The room smelt like the inside of a Taco Bell and throughout our stay there was a horrible smell of cooking being pumped through one of the air vents into our room. On mentioning this to the lady on reception she simply turned up the ventilation for us which made the smell even worse. In the end we had to put upturned drawers over the vent to try and limit the stench.
My husband had to get down on his hands and knees and scrub out the shower tray before he could use the shower, it being covered in dirt and hair from the last occupant. The room generally was not that clean at all, we couldn't use any of the drawers for or clothes because they were so filthy inside (and sue to the fact that in the end we had to use them to try and vlock off the ventilation).
The hotel is very old, so some considertaion must be given to that however, no sound proofing at all has been installed and we could hear everything the occupants to both sides and above us were doing or saying - this meant that we got no slepp whatsoever. We could even here the people above us using the toilet - not very pleasant!
No doubt the hotel is impressive from the outside and a historic building in New Orleans, however, I would not recommend that anyone actually stay there - take pictures from the outside and then go elsewhere!
One positive - the hostess was very polite and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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louisd5, General Manager at Cornstalk Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
We would like to sincerely apologize for any displeasure or discomfort that this guest received while they were staying at the Cornstalk Hotel. We appreciate their opinion and hope that we can use any criticism to improve our service.

We wish that we had been aware of the issues that the guests were having during their one night stay, so that our staff could have addressed any of these problems. We appreciate that these issues are now known to us, so that we can ensure that any future guests do not encounter similar issues.

The Cornstalk is a small boutique hotel. We are listed in the TripAdvisor category of "B&Bs and Inns", which includes many small hotels that do not offer breakfast.

Lastly we would like to assure any future guests that we appreciate all the reviews that we receive and that we use any criticisms given to improve our service and accommodations.
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Bennington, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I couldn't be happier with my stay at the Cornstalk Hotel! It is beautiful inside and out and very conveniently located near everything in the French Quarter. The room was very quiet and I rarely heard any other guests which is nice when you want to just relax. Both the balcony and the courtyard with a fountain are very charming. My daughter booked a room for another trip while we waited for the cab to take us to the airport.
The staff is very friendly and Louis is a very nice man.
I highly recommend this wonderful establishment.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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louisd5, General Manager at Cornstalk Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Cornstalk Hotel!

It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

We look forward to seeing your daughter next year and hopefully we'll be able to see you in the future as well!
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a great hotel. However there is a clearly marked 10 minute street parking for guests right outside and I got a $40 ticket from the world's fastest parking ticket dispenser while inside for less than 2 minutes settling up. Watch out, or just factor this into your room bill and think of it as some extra vacation excitement.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We've walked past this hotel dozens of times and wondered what it was like inside. We stayed on the second floor mid-week and could not have had a nicer time. Room 14 was small but we had everything we expected from a budget hotel. This was a good value for the money and the charm of an old home lives in throughout the hotel. Comfortable beds, friendly staff and an excellent location made our stay great. We look forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: The small rooms are quite small - but they're filled with the same charm & old world details...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we will definitely stay here again. Why? Because it is in keeping with all of the reasons we LOVE and come to New Orleans. It's quirky, charming and quaint! The location, on Royal Street, can't be beat! Within walking distance to numerous eateries and bars (*see the list below). Louis, the hotel manager is a delightful, thoughtful and gracious host. Upon our arrival he and his staff made us feel at home, and homey it was. This is a beautiful old home and like all old homes (built in the 1800's) it has its pluses and minuses. We come to NOLA to eat, listen to live music, and live like locals so the fact that it's not a modern hotel does not matter to us. We think the Cornstalk and the staff added to the ambience of being in NOLA. Be warned, you'll also feel like a celebrity every time you go out the front door for there is always someone taking a photo of the hotel and the iron gate! Great photo bomb opportunities if you are the sort! (*eateries and bars within walking distance: Cafe Amelie, Cafe Beignet, Antoine's Annex, Vert Marte, Clover Grill, Irene's, the R bar, DBA, Stella, Mr. B's Bistro...just to name a few.)

Room Tip: Manage your expectations. This home is almost 200 years old, not a modern boutique hotel. Appreciat...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Lisa O
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Lewisville, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I love this hotel. It has a great location and the most wonderful staff ever. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. I walked everywhere I wanted to go and just overall had a great time in a great city. My least favorite thing was wagging my big bag upstairs as I have a tendency to over pack. I never want to leave New Orleans anyway but The Cornstalk just really makes you want to stay forever.

I went in the heat of the summer never a good time on the gulf coast but room 6 was always cool. I loved this place so much it is my Thanksgiving destination hotel also.

The hotel was full but I never heard anybody and hope nobody heard me.

Room Tip: I liked Room 6. It had stained glass windows a thermostat in the room and was right off the balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Rockiefran
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I booked this hotel for our honeymoon. We were in a European Deluxe Room, which is described as being "intimately sized." The room and the bathroom were small--which we expected from the description--but certainly big enough for us and our stuff. The room was very clean and had nice furniture and high ceilings. We paid to park at the hotel, which was expensive per night (we did know the cost upfront) but it was also convenient. There is no need to move your car while staying at this hotel, because it is in a very central location. We were able to walk everywhere in the French Quarter and the Treme, as well as walk to the trolly stop to get out to the garden district. We went out on a swamp and plantation tour, but we booked the Cajun Pride tour company and they picked us up from the hotel and dropped us off there. We enjoyed not having to drive our car. Also, because the location is so central in the Quarter, we could go out shopping and drop our stuff off so we didn't have to carry it around all day.

The general manager (Janna) was very helpful and helped us book a ghost tour. We did not have any problems with the management or housekeeping.

If I had one small complaint, it would be that I wish there had been more storage in the bathroom. Yes, we expected a small bathroom, but there was no where to put out our stuff. There was only one small shelf and otherwise we had to put our toiletries on the floor or leave them in the bedroom. They could certainly put more shelves up in the bathroom, and more storage in the shower would also be helpful.

Room Tip: Read the room descriptions carefully--this is an old building and was not designed to be a hotel. Th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank quackiegirl
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Property: Cornstalk Hotel
Address: 915 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2701
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cornstalk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cornstalk Hotel has been newly renovated and refurbished featuring fourteen exquisite guest rooms. Brilliant crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and furnishings adorn the entrance hall, beautifully set off by high vaulted ceilings. The rosette scrolls, cherubs, medallions, stained-glass windows, fireplaces and canopy beds are all relics of a Louisiana plantation home. We are in the heart of the Vieux Carre' (French Quarter), with the sights, the sounds, the gourmet food and night life of old New Orleans. ... more   less 
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