My husband and I wanted a real NOLA experience and were thrilled with our stay at the Villa Convento. First off the staff is extremely knowledgable about NOLA. Any question we had was quickly answered by Warren, Vincenzo, and Barb. By the time we left, I felt like Barb was family!! I don't believe I have ever felt so comfortable in a hotel.
We had a second floor balcony room and loved the wonderful people watching from the deck in the morning with our great cuppa joe, from the office. After a cup we were ready to wander across the street to the Croissant D'or for amazing pastry and baguettes.
The Villa Convento is perfectly located and it's easy to walk anywhere in the French Quarter, yet it's off Bourbon St. so you get some peace and quiet as well but the action was only two blocks away. We stayed for a full week, and were so pleased with everything, that I know we'll be returning to stay again.
The hotel is old, it's got wonderful ambience and personality. Ya, gotta ride the elevator at least once! Our room was clean, the bed comfortable and the bathroom spotless. It's got some water damage on the ceiling, with a slight musty smell, but that was easily taken care of once we'd open our door and let in some air while hanging out on the balcony. The air conditioning was so efficient, we had to turn it down to keep from being cold! It's a quirky place, with some fun historic tales and even a ghost or two, or so we were told. Our experience was ghost free and quite pleasant, and just hearing some of the stories that floated up from the "haunted tours" was enough to put a big smile on my face.
I can't rate the hotel highly enough!! I miss it and long to return.
- 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