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“A very nice surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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The Crescent Palms Motel
Ranked #120 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A very nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I reserved a room at this motel 1) because it was close to where I needed to be 2) the price and 3) the history on the website. To be honest, I expected something just a bit more upscale, but the room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, lots of counter space in the bathroom, even had a refrigerator in the room. I know someone was in the room next to mine, but I couldn't hear a thing. There's a large gate that closes in the parking area at 10 PM, which gives a nice sense of security, and the woman who was working in the office was very pleasant. I wouldn't hesitate to stay her on every trip.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Sheila M
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Wilmington, Delaware
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77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

When driving down MLK blvd you still see what Katrina has left behind but do not let that deter you from staying in this beautiful motel full of history! This motel renovated to bring back a little of its former glory is wonderful. The rooms were comfortable and clean and quite. The second floor deck is a place to sit back and chat with friends and relax. The manager also is the most accommodating man I have every met he made us feel like we were old friends that stopped for a visit. There is no need for spending 200.00 + a night for someone who is only being nice to you because they have to I prefer real people who are nice to you because they are genuinely nice. The only down side is there is no coffee makers in the room. But even with that we are returning to stay our last two nights in LA. and looking forward to it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank canecorso119
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Where to start. We thought this would be a great place to stay because of all the good reviews we read online. The only poor reviews we read had to do with the distance from the French Quarter and other fun NOLA attractions, which we weren't worried about because we had a car. Anyway, the night we arrived, they did not have our reservation, but they still gave us a room because we brought our itinerary. We got to our room and it was very gross. The carpets appeared (and smelled) as if they hadn't been cleaned for years, and they're was a disturbing stain on the chair. They're were also little bugs on the walls and the sheets. We did not sleep well mostly because the mattresses and AC unit were in very poor condition. The worst part was our second night when my husband woke up to a big cockroach biting his neck! He quickly flicked it off and killed it, and didn't tell me till the next morning because he knew I would not be able to sleep through the rest of the night had I known. We cut our trip short by a day because we did not want to spend another night at Crescent Palms Motel. We knew we weren't paying for a luxury stay, but we thought it'd would have been a lot more comfortable based on the reviews we read. I know other guests have had a great, comfortable stay so maybe we just got a bad room (109). We were thoroughly disappointed and will never stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank HMecham
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London
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here for 7 nights for Jazzfest last week. The price was very cheap compared to Downtown and French Quarter hotels . I know it is not in the best area but it was safe to use the bus during the day but to be sure I used cabs in the evenings.Even with the cost of cabs included it still worked out very cheap.

The rooms were clean and the staff friendly.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank bazzLondon
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fun4oli
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a no-frills motel room, very basic room, but clean and the room was large, and I think it is an OK alternative if you have a car. The neighborhood is dead in the evening and looks partially run-down, but on MLK Boulevard I saw lots of what looked like new housing, so maybe it will eventually have at least a more residential feel to it. And inside the motel with its big gate you feel safe anyhow.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank fun4oli
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick night stay before an early morning Amtrak departure. Got priced out of the CBD and this place cost well under half of anything closer in on a Friday durinf April. Reception was quick & super helpful. Comfy beds, a fridge & new TV rounded off a neutral room. Great feature is the restored bathrooms which include a bath. There is a direct bus down MLK BLVD that connects to the streetcar -- we took cabs to & from although if staying a few days a cycle or rental car would make it easier.

There is a secure gate that closes at night making it feel quite safe. This place is run with a sense of pride and although there are limited walkable options I would return when seeking a good value option in NOLA.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KristoferUK
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This hotel is fairly close to the French Quarter and Garden district, but is right across the street from a pretty shady housing development. Fortunately, the hotel has a gate that they close and lock at night which certainly provided some peace of mind. The hotel was clean, but had an overwhelming scent of cleaning products; we had to let the room air out for a while before we could stand to be in it. The beds were fairly typical of budget hotel room beds, and provided a fair sleep quality. I would consider staying here again if I returned to New Orleans.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank Andrew C
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Property: The Crescent Palms Motel
Address: 3923 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70125-2011
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Crescent Palms Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crescent Palms Motel is located in the heart of New Orleans, minutes from the French Quarter, the Superdome and other famous attractions. Our newly renovated, 1960's vintage motel offers 24 spacious guest rooms, large private bathrooms, ample closet space, a cocktail lounge and complimentary off-street parking. Each room features brand new furnishings- two double beds, a refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, 26" LCD TV/DVD with cable and more. Please join us for a visit soon! ... more   less 
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