We stayed at the Inn on Ursulines June 23 -26. It's a vintage building located right in the French Quarter. Like most of the buildings in the area, it is built around a central court yard, basically creating two separate buildings. Our room was on the second floor of the first building. The room was very clean and fairly spacious, particularly the bathroom. The room also had a lot of character in my opinion. There was a hearth located in the center of the room and a small nook with a desk, right under the window.
I’m normally not concerned about hotel beds because I don’t expect them to be the most comfortable, but I can honestly say this bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I’ve ever stayed in. As I previously stated, the bathroom is fairly large and even has radiant (heated) flooring. It’s a nice feature but be sure to turn it off when not in use. The room as a whole can get pretty warm if you leave it on. New Orleans is hot and humid enough as is, no point in adding to it by warming up your room.
The hotel is ideally situated. You are literally never more than 2 blocks from anything; the craziness of Bourbon Street, the galleries and restaurants on Royal (definitely check out Café Amelie…great food & Blood Mary’s), live music on Frenchmen, the street cars, etc. There is even a 24 hour market one block away (great breakfast food). As far as safety, we actually walked back to our room well into the early morning (like 2am) after enjoying ourselves a little too much on Bourbon…honestly felt fairly safe. Definitely NOT saying let your guard down. However, if you had to walk back to the hotel it’s do-able. The staff was always friendly and helpful. My only complaint, which really isn’t a complaint but more of a warning is the staircase leading up to the rooms…it can be bit treacherous…stone cold sober…even more so after a few hand grenades. I would definitely stay at the Ursulines again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ursuline Guest House Hotel New Orleans