I have been meaning to write this review since I stayed in July. This is what I wrote in my trip report about Villa Convento: I had room 302 and LOVED it! It's for a certain type of person though, I think--if you're excited by the sound of my husband's room at the Hilton in the Business District (cookie-cutter) then you might not love Hotel Villa Convento--it's very funky. My husband and I both adored it though, especially the exposed brick wall and the balcony facing Croissant D'Or across the street! There isn't anything but wrought iron separating the balcony from its neighbor so it doesn't really have much privacy, and the building across the street has a balcony, but I LOVED it out there and spent huge parts of the day out there, reading, eating, drinking, people-watching, even though it was REALLY hot! I love that you can see into the Beauregard-Keyes House garden across the street, which is supposedly haunted. The elevator is also super-funky (200 years old, floral-padded and only fits 2 people) and I loved it, but I did try to take the stairs for the most part! The inner courtyard is cute and the way some rooms open onto it reminds me of Armistead Maupin's Barbary Lane. The people who work the front desk are super accommodating and nice and we will most certainly stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the French Market and Mississippi River in the heart of the French Quarter, the Hotel Villa Convento is a warm and cozy guest house, offering guests the personal service of seventh-generation New Orleanians, the Campos. Rumored to be the legendary House of the Rising Sun, this building is a Creole townhouse dating back to the 1830s. Here you can encapsulated by the sounds and smells of the French Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Convento Hotel New Orleans
- Convento New Orleans