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Inn on Ursulines
Ranked #32 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
“Just close enough to everything :)”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

My stay at the Inn on Ursulines was very pleasant. I was in town for training and to check out the happenings in New Orleans. The staff was extremely nice. The l women at the front desk that I spoke with was a big help to me. Everyone was pleasant. The overall experience was good. The rooms were nice and kept clean throughout the week I spent there. The place had a lot of character and was just far enough off Bourbon St to offer a good night's sleep, but close enough to experience all the city had to offer. As long as your ok with a little old building style charm, this place is for you. I would return without hesistation!

Room Tip: I stayed in room 32. It's a nice room on the second floor. I recommend it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us! We are thrilled to hear you will be returning upon your next visit to New Orleans!

Thank you for noting our pleasant staff. Customer Service is our number one priority and we are pleased to hear they were able to assist you in all your needs while staying with us.

You also mentioned our great location, as we are located in the heart of the residential section of the French Quarter. Our prime location allows our guests to be within walking distance of all the happenings on Bourbon Street while still having a quiet and relaxing guestroom to return to to rest after an exciting day or night out!

As the Inn on Ursulines is newly renovated, we have restored the building back to its original beauty and charm while upgrading the space to provide all of the modern amenities one would expect from a larger chain hotel. From our Carrera marble countertops and showers, to the LED TV's and MP3 alarm clocks, our guests are sure to enjoy their guestrooms to the fullest!

Thank you again for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines and we look forward to your future stay at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties!
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I stayed here the first time I stayed in New Orleans. Quaint clean joint with amazing staff. Kerri Sue worked the front desk and I told her we did not have a remote. She said she had an extra one but with no batteries. She then said she would walk down the street to get some batteries and deliver the remote to our room. He location is also amazing. I would certain recommend to anyone to stay at the Inn on Ursulines, I know I will be staying here on my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and others on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be returning upon your next visit to New Orleans!

We appreciate your mention of our clean guestrooms and common areas as our housekeeping staff takes much pride in their work. They work hard to ensure the hotel is spotless at all times!

You also noted our helpful front desk staff, specifically Kerri Sue. They truly go above and beyond to ensure your stay at the Inn on Ursulines, or any of our other French Quarter Guest Houses properties, leaves you wanting for nothing!

Lastly, you mentioned our great location, as this is the number one selling feature for all of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties! As we are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter, our guests are just steps away from all of the action on Bourbon Street, while having a quiet and relaxing space to return to after an exciting day (or night) out!

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to having you back again!
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

At the end of a conference, myself and a group of friends changed hotels to save a bit of money and stay in the French Quarter. This place was great! We arrived early and were welcomed into our room with no dramas. Most rooms appear to be recently refurbished so there was plenty of space, brand new beds, floors, and a nicely decked out bathroom. We even accidentally lost a swipe card to the building at the end of our trip and were told it wasn't an issue.

Location is fabulous. Right near Frenchman St which has plenty of great jazz bars and restaurants and right near Burboun St for those crazy night outs (if you need it haha). Staff were always lovely and this place was great. Will definitely come back to New Orleans and stay here.

Room Tip: Room tip - Maybe try get a room on the upper level as you can hear people walking about upstairs if...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!

As you mentioned our newly renovated rooms, we recently completed a complete facelift for the entire property! All of our guest rooms have been restored to their original beauty with authentic hardwood floors and gorgeous french doors as well as have been upgraded to the modern amenities one would expect such as granite countertops and showers and top of the line furnishings.

You also noted our fabulous location, as this is the number one selling feature of all of the French Quarter Guest Houses properties! We are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter which keeps within walking distance of Bourbon street in one direction or the local hangouts of Frenchmen Street in the other direction!

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we truly look forward to having you back again for your next trip to New Orleans!
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Inn on Ursalines is a well-kept secret! Our room, although right on the street, was delightful. Large and super comfortable king-size bed and absolutely immaculate and spacious bath. The location just can't be beat. Street noise might be a problem during Mardi Gras, but then anywhere in the Quarter you'll have that to contend with. We were in New Orleans to visit our daughter who lives there so we were on the go constantly. What a wonderful oasis, though, at the end of the day. We will definitely be back next time we're in The Big Easy.

Room Tip: We were in Room 2 which is literally on the street. If you are sensitive to street noise, this may n...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and others on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be returning upon your next visit to Nola!

As you mentioned our top of the line amenities, we appreciate that your guest room was able to meet if not exceed your expectations! From our Serta Sleeper mattresses and luxury hotel linens, to our granite bathroom countertops and showers, we have gone above and beyond maintain the authenticity and charm you would expect from a boutique hotel in the French Quarter while providing all of the amenities you would find at a larger chain hotel.

You also noted our great location, as we are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter. This is our number one selling feature of all of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties!

Thank you again for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines and we look forward to having you back again at the Inn on Ursulines or any of our other French Quarter Guest Houses properties!
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have stayed in many guest houses in NO over the years, and know how to manage our expectations. We went for a birthday party in September and the guest of honor chose this hotel. The reviews were abysmal (think bed bugs, mold, dirt, etc.) and I was very worried. My husband and I arrived a day early and spent the night at the JW and I was considering not checking out! However, the Ursuline GH went through an owner transfer, room overhaul and complete changeover that ended the month before our arrival and as I followed the reviews they began to make a huge transition. So we decided to risk it.

I'm so glad we did. While the room was smallish and the shower barely allowed you to raise your arms without bumping into the walls, it was immaculate and clean. The location is perfect for walking and just around the corner (stumbling distance if need be) from the Clover Grill for that much needed early morning food fix. The front desk was polite, helpful and accommodating to our large party. We had almost half the rooms and a bachelor party party had most of the other half. A typical weekend in NO I'm sure. The courtyard is comfortable and we used it at length for gathering.

The room was antique and what you would want in a B&B but still comfortable with the amenities you look for. Such a great surprise. I'm so thankful that the new owners made such drastic changes and it is a great little hotel now. CLEAN!

Room Tip: If you are on the lower level, expect a little foot noise from the rooms above you. And, as it'...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and others on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased you gave our property a chance and enjoyed your stay with us!

We appreciate your mention of the new ownership as well as all the renovations, as we are very proud of our finished product! The Inn on Ursulines (formally the Ursulines Guest House) was purchased by the French Quarter Guest Houses Properties and restored to it's original beauty! From our Serta Sleeper mattresses and top of the line linens and furnishings, to our granite counter tops and showers, we have spared no expense to bring the property back to its original luster! Our charming private courtyard is the perfect area to have a glass of wine (or Bourbon!) prior to heading out for the evening and we are pleased you were able to take advantage of it during your stay!

You also noted our great location, as this is the number one selling feature for all of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties. We are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter which keeps you within walking distance of all the great restaurants and shops, while still providing you a quiet and relaxing guest room to return to.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to the opportunity of having you back again at the Inn on Ursulines or any of our other French Quarter Guest Houses properties!
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San Jose, California, United States
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

A perfect location, with updated furnishings, bathroom & a gloriously comfortable bed. Stayed for a week over Thanksgiving and walked to all NOLA has to offer in the French Quarter. The Management was attentive, the room unique & updated, the location OUTSTANDING! I will be staying at the Inn on Ursulines for every trip I make to the "big Easy."

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and other's on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased your stay was nothing short of excellent!

As you mentioned our updated guestrooms, we have recently renovated the Inn on Ursulines. We have paid great attention to the details from our granite countertops and Serta Sleeper mattresses, to our flat panel TV's and brand new AC units!

You also noted our great location, as this is the number one selling feature of all of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties! As we are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter, we are able to provide a tranquil and quiet guestroom while still being just steps away from all of the French Quarter action!

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to having you back at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

One of the first things we liked about this place was that is was far enough away from the main french quarter party area but close enough to walk to it. A really nice residential area with nice local restaurants that locals frequent.
Our first day we got there early before their normal check in time and found out that our room was ready, so that was really nice. The room is very nicely renovated and comfy beds. As other reviewer said, there is no exhaust out of the room and the windows are full of condensation in the morning.
The first issue we had was the our room (along with 2 others) are located next to the laundry room and apparently housekeeping does not care about their guests sleep because they were doing laundry starting at 2am and continued for the next couple of hours. So if you if you want sleep don't get those rooms.
Another issue that same morning was that we got a wake up call at 5:30am that we did not ask for. Hung up and then they still call again saying wake up call for room XX, we said it was the wrong room number.
The second night was better but housekeeping still got up really early and started to go in/out of laundry room very early for a Sunday morning.
Overall we had a great experience, the place is really nice, great location.

Room Tip: Don't get rooms next to laundry area. Laundry starts at 2am
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and other's on TripAdvisor.

As you noted our great location, this is our number one selling feature of all of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties! As we are located in the quieter residential section of the Quarter, we are able to provide a quiet location to return to after an exciting day just steps away on Bourbon Street!

We are extremely sorry for the noise you encountered from our laundry facility. Thanks to your candid feedback, we have changed our policy and no longer run our laundry in the middle of the night when the surrounding rooms are occupied! Future guests will thank you for being so forthcoming with your experience!

You also noted our newly renovated guestrooms which provide our guests with all of the modern amenities of a larger chain hotel, while still being able to have the intimacy and charm of a smaller boutique hotel in the French Quarter. From our top of the line hotel linens and Serta Sleeper mattresses, to our granite counter tops, WiFI and flat panel TV's, we have made sure our guestrooms leave our guests feeling well rested and pleased with all the furnishings.

We would love the opportunity to make it up to you as we are confident your stay with us at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties would be nothing short of excellent!
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Property: Inn on Ursulines
Address: 708 Ursulines, New Orleans, LA 70116-2716
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #32 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn on Ursulines 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally constructed in the 1700's, the Inn on Ursulines is one of the oldest structures in the French Quarter. Located between the famed Royal and Bourbon streets, this traditional Creole Cottage was once owned by Marie Laveau, who operated it as a guest house for travelers to the city seeking her services.While the smallest of the French Quarter Guest Houses group of boutique hotels, the Inn on Ursulines, and each of its 15 guest rooms, has been carefully restored to showcase the property's everlasting charm.Engrossed in the property's rich history and architecture are guest rooms providing today's traveler the comfort and modern conveniences expected of a great hotel. Our inviting courtyard is your personal sanctuary from the ongoing thrill that is the New Orleans experience. With both location and comfort, the Inn on Ursulines is the perfect home base for your next authentic French Quarter adventure. ... more   less 
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