The hotel was nice and easy to find and park. We had paid for a deluxe room, but you could either end up with a queen or king sized bed and the view could either be courtyard or overlooking the street. We had requested a king with a courtyard view, and both were accommodated. The courtyard was lovely, the pool looked nice but it was too chilly to swim this time of year. The room served its purpose, it was nice and very much resembled photos we had seen. It was clean but looked like it needed a good detailed cleaning. We stayed in room 322.
The bed however, as grateful as we were of the king size, the mattress was very springy and uncomfortable; it hurt our lower backs and hips. We had looked around for the thermostat to control the temperature, but wasn’t able to find one until our last night there, it was hidden behind a door that is left open and separates the bedroom from the vanity area. The staff were super nice and very helpful, especially the parking attendants when my husband had left his sunglasses, then his beanie in the car, they were happy to go and retrieve them both times. The breakfast is as other people have said, consists of juice, coffee, tea, fruit, croissants, muffins, and a few other pastries. Wasn’t spectacular, but again, was enough to start the day until lunch, one less meal to buy.
The location is definitely what you pay for here, as within some 15 steps from the front door you are in Jackson Square. One block away you can enjoy some café au lait and beignets at Café du Monde. Two blocks the other way is Bourbon Street, so after a night out, you don’t have to walk far. On the downside, we were treated to the St. Louis cathedral bells every morning, particularly between 7 and 7:30. I would consider staying here again, as I could live with the bells, but would need a better mattress so I could get a good night’s sleep before the cathedral wake up call.
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- Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Place d Armes Hotel
- Hotel Place d Armes