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Hotel Villa Convento
Ranked #98 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Mesquite, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We arrived at the Villa Convento about an hour and a half prior to check in time, hoping we could drop the bag off, maybe park the car and stroll a bit before the room was ready. To our pleasant surprise our room was ready when we arrived! We were lucky to find a parking spot on the street right in front of the hotel, so we didn't end up at the garage. Warren was very helpful on suggesting what to do for the night. The hotel was far away enough from the nightlife area that we slept pleasantly, and the bed was very comfortable. We did have some noisy neighbors the second night that were coming and going, and hanging out on their balcony until we got up the next morning. But hey! It's New Orleans, who cares! We just joked that they were the vampires we had heard about on our ghost tour. Barbara suggested the best part of our trip, a swamp tour! Overall, the hotel is a great place to stay. The staff was great, our room was great, and they only charge a dollar for drinks at the front desk!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 300, with a balcony. Excellent! Balcony rooms may be a bit smaller, but if you'...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

The people who work here are very friendly and accomodated your needs. Gave great hole in the wall places to eat cajun and cheap fried food. Even invited us back to party that night. Relaxing balcony view but still only a few blocks away from the bar scenes. Awesome experience will always stay here on future returns. :)

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Glen, New Hampshire
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

On arrival into Room 103, we first had to kill a cockroach - luckily he was the only one we saw. We then experienced all that New Orleans had to offer getting back rather late at night. We were woken rather early by the sound of the rain hitting the AC outside and the noise was incredibly loud! Had no idea what time it was as the room was pitch black - the only window faced the air shaft where the air conditioner was placed. After a fun night, we needed some sleep and we got very little! Asked the front desk employee for some compensation and he said well the rain did not start until after 7 so ---. He did discount the room but in doing so he was arrogant and demeaning. So watch out for any room on the air shaft, especially 103, because when it rains you will get no sleep!

Room Tip: go somewhere else
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

jus got home from my stay at Villa Convento and I must say I love this place more every time I stay there ! Now this is NOT a big chain hotel, no room service, no coffee pots in your room..Now that said..Where else can you stay that the guests actually hang out with the wonderful folks who work there ?? This is the best kept secret in New Orleans. Its like being in someones home ! Warren, Vance and Barbara are the absolute best !! and literally right out the front door is the best french bakery in the city ! they always have hot tea and coffee in the lobby ..anythng you need or want..they can accommodate !!! There are wonderful restaurants just a block away..and their court yard is so cozy and homey !! I have already made my reservations for my next visit !!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Just around the corner from Royal St - great area close to Bourbon St and Jackson Square. Loved the internal courtyard (our room was just off it). Check in easy and Vincenzo was helpful advising us of location of shops etc

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Old house converted to hotel. so there will be creaks from the floorboards and thin walls. Close to Bourbon St. but far enough that you don't hear the late-night bar-scene. Comfortably-sized double room with antique furnitures (we got the room with the middle balcony on the 3rd floor). Staff is friendly, as is typical of the people in New Orleans. Elevator is really small and slow (could get claustrophobic) so just use the stairs. Right across the street is a Patisserie where you can get coffee and croissants for breakfast.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, FL
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I and a couple of friends stayed at this hotel for three nights. The Hotel's location is perfect for exploring New Orleans. It is about two blocks from the riverfront street car which can take you to the business district, though Not quickly. I found walking from the hotel to any place in the French Quarter a pleasant experience.

The staff of the hotel are great, especially Barbara. She went out of her way to provide a great time for us. Yes its old (definitely not a Marriot) but so is New Orleans. That is why I went there. The rooms are of good size. Mine was on the first floor next to the inner courtyard, very lovely. The bed was firm and the bathroom clean. The bakery across the street is very good for breakfast. I would also recommend "Emily's" about two and half blocks from the hotel for dinner.

If you want a real taste of New Orleans, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Villa Convento
Address: 616 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-3204
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
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Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#56 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#64 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#69 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Villa Convento 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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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