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“Charming and close enough”
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Inn on Ursulines
Ranked #45 of 167 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We spent 3 days at the Inn and overall were very pleased. The location is perfect – close enough to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter but far enough away to not be bothered by the noise. We had a first floor interior room which was nice. Only problem was that the air conditioning wasn’t working. Carrie Sue did everything she could to supply fans and gave us a nice discount upon leaving. Thankfully the weather was 5-10 degrees cooler than normal for the time of year. Assuming they improve the a/c to cover all the rooms for warmer days we highly recommend.

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Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and others on TripAdvisor. Aside from the issue with your A/C unit, which has since been fixed, it sounds like you enjoyed your time at the Inn on Ursulines as well as in Nola! We are pleased to hear Carrie Sue was able to make your stay as comfortable as possible and adjust your bill prior to check-out. We hope to see you again at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties upon your next visit to New Orleans, as we are sure your stay will be nothing short of excellent!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I booked this stay strickly from the website photo's and we all know that can be tricky. I was wonderfully surprised that the place exceeded my expectations. Check in was easy, room was confortable and location was perfect. We could walk a couple of minutes to Bourbon St action, but we were far enough away not to have the late night noise. It's a quick walk over to Frenchmen St. to catch real blues music and just a couple blocks from French Market. Hot tub was a nice touch after a full day of walking around town and a full night of blues music.

Room Tip: All rooms are within a courtyard. Not a lot of extra space to put things. No place to set a suitcase...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

We are so pleased to hear that the Inn on Ursulines exceeded your expectations, especially after basing your reservation off of our website photos! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of all the great amenities we have to offer, such as our hot tub located in our courtyard. You also mentioned our great location, as we are in the quieter residential section of the French Quarter, just minutes from all the great gems of Nola! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope to have you back at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties upon your next visit to New Orleans!

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a weekend at the inn on ursulines and we were completely thrilled with the property. The location could not have been better nestled between Bourbon and Royal, it seemed we were only a 5 or 10 minute walk to just about anywhere. It made it great for returning to our room several times during the day to rest or drop off shopping bags. The room was so unique. The door to enter the room was the old french doors from many years ago. The inside of the room was immactulatley clean! There was no evidence of any mildew as had been reported in previous reviews. The room was the perfect combination of old and modern. The front dest staff were very friendly and helpful. The one thing to keep in mind when booking is the room location. We had a street front room, meaning the door to the room was along the main street. We felt as if we had our own little place in New Orleans and quickly forgot we were even at a hotel.... this just added to the charm. However, the street rooms can be a bit noisy until about 3 a.m. and again at 7 a.m. when the garbage truck, street cleaners pass by. This really didn't bother us, but if you're a light sleeper, you may want to book a courtyard room.
Again, fantastic room, fantastic location! Can't wait to go again!

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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

We are so happy to hear how "fantastic" your recent stay with us at the Inn on St Peter was! It sounds like our prime location in the residential section of the French Quarter was exactly what you were looking for. We, too, are thrilled to hear that you will be coming back again upon your next trip to Nola! Thanks again for the great feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I hesitate to write this only in that the result could be that rooms will be more difficult to come by. The location was ideal-in a more residential area of the Quarter and easy to walk everywhere. Our room was on the first floor in back, the door right on the court yard. Quiet and comfortable. The room itself was simple, clean and roomy enough for two. The bathroom and closet were separated from the room by light doors but this did not pose any problems. If you are looking for simple, comfortable, and unique, this is a wonderful spot. If you want lots of modern amenities offered in a large sterile impersonal hotel chain, not so much. We plan to return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marianne P, Manager at Inn on Ursulines, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you for for sharing your experience at the Inn on Ursulines with us and others on TripAdvisor! We understand your wanting to keep our little gem a secret, but appreciate your kind remarks as well. As we are a historic property, that has recently undergone renovations, the Inn on Ursulines has that old world charm of Nola, while still providing all of the modern amenities you would find in a larger chain hotel. It sounds like we were the perfect fit for the accommodations you were looking for in New Orleans! We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back again at any of our French Quarter Guest Houses properties!

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Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last night and no complaints at all. All staff were very professional and friendly. Rooms are full of character yet modern and immaculate. Such a nice atmosphere here too, the courtyard with hot tub is pretty, and the other people staying are nice. Overall, a great place to stay to really experience the French quarter. A 5 minute walk, if that, to bourbon street. Had a great night sleep in a comfy and very well made up bed. Such good value for what we paid.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Inn on Ursulines provided the perfect accommodations for us during this year's Jazz Fest & we'd make it a place to choose again, when coming back to New Orleans

We had Room #3 & after arriving at the ungodly hour of 2:30am, there was someone waiting for w/ a smile on his face & a warm greeting

Thinking we'd hate the lower floor room, there was minimal noise from above or from the outside & the A/C helped to tune it out almost completely

Room was large - white walls w/ dark wood trim; dark wood furniture; high ceilings.....free wifi!

Bed was super comfy & lots of pillows to snuggle - the shower was super-teeny & the drain could have used a bit of Draino.....I don't like standing in my dirty water but it was a small price to pay for being so close to everything!

1.7 miles from Jazz Fest ( so says Google maps ) & this made walking back a breeze, considering it'd take us either 40 min to walk it or 2 hrs standing in the taxi line - hmmm, no brainer!

We were only a few short blocks from Cafe Du Monde & the craziness of Bourbon St & the French Quarter but our street was nice & quiet.

Veggie restaurants were also close by & this was most bonus as I always have the hardest time trying to find something to eat while in the land of gumbo & crawfish etouffee

Only other suggestion I might make would be to supply some Do Not Disturb signs - every morning we were there, housekeeping would start knocking on our door at 10am to try to clean our room.....& when we're on vacation & dealing w/ a time zone difference to boot, 10am is awful early!

Regardless of these small suggestions, we'd stay here again in a hearbeat - huge fans!

Room Tip: We were in Room #3 & liked it a lot
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were very satisfied with our stay at the Inn on Ursulines. It was clean, updated, and comfortable. Fellow guests were very kind and friendly -- easy to initiate a conversation in the open areas (hot tub, courtyard) if you wish.

The beds were clean and comfortable. Water pressure was great. Bathrooms were surprisingly spacious and updated.

From our perspective, the location was awesome as we prefer to visit Frenchmen Street often (under a 10min walk) yet close to Bourbon, restaurants, and shopping in the Quarter. Didn't experience any noise issues during our stay.

Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

We'll definitely consider staying at the Inn on Ursulines during another trip to NOLA.

Room Tip: some rooms are at the top of very steep stairs. if that's an issue, ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 708 Ursulines, New Orleans, LA 70116-2716
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 167 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range: $118 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn on Ursulines 3*
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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