This is my 3rd attempt at posting a review on this hotel. Possibly Tripadvisor doesn't like what I wrote :). Anyway, I will start by saying if you are looking for one of the worse hotel rooms in New Orleans, this may be your hotel. This hotel, as "quaint" as some people think it is, is over 120 years old and shows it. I stayed here January 21-25. I must prefix this review by saying that the staff (except for Romeo who was very rude) are very nice and tried to help as best they could with what the hotel offered. The first night I was placed I believe in room 12. A one bedroom with private shower (no bathtub). It was unusually cold in NO this January. Temperatures dropped to the mid 20's at night. This room only had a space heater which gave off little to no heat. I was so cold and uncomfortable that I could not sleep. The bed was broken down and the shower had mold around it. Luckily I had read some reviews about this hotel and brought my own towel. I definitely needed it. the towels were old and very worn. I spoke with the front desk the next day about getting a refund and going to another hotel, but they did not offer a refund. I told them I needed another room, but was told they were full. The manager then offered me a 4 room NO "shotgun style" apartment. I accepted and moved my belongings to it. The apartment or small house was better than the room I was in. The house was set up as; front room was the master bedroom, second room had 3 twins and a couch in it, third room had three twins and a dresser, the fourth room was the kitchen and then off that was a full, but small bathroom. Mold was all over the tub and walls. The front room had a wall mounted heater which worked, but did not heat well. I brought a second space heater from one of the other rooms in to try to heat the front room. I had to sleep with two sweaters, flannel pajama bottoms and 2 pairs of socks just to stay comfortable at night. Not warm, but ok. These 4 days were HELL in this hotel. I again, do not fault the managers, just the owners. I understand the owners are not allowed to make modern improvements to the hotel since it is considered to be in The French Quarter. I will say that the hotel is close enough to The French Quarter to walk; a little over a mile and takes about 20 minutes. Frenchmen street is a quick 5 minute walk. Cabs are frequent there and not too expensive to catch back to the hotel. The hotel may be tolerable when the temperatures are nice and you are only expecting a "basic" room. I would not pay more than $50 a night for the room. I am sure they gouge clients at event times. If you are going to stay here, negotiate with the manger to get the best deal. As for me, I will NEVER return. I have stayed in NO many times and there are a lot of hotel more suitable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When it comes to a charming pet friendly New Orleans Inn, Olde Town Inn is one of the best. Located in the historic and quiet Marigny neighborhood, our Guests stay in one of Americas four hippest neighborhoods according to Travel and Leisure, which is adjacent to the French Quarter and has a bohemian mix of residents and is the most charming, centrally located and historically significant neighborhood in New Orleans, only a short 2 block walk to the famous music and restaurants of Frenchmen Street. Our luscious tropical Courtyard is an oasis and our rooms are eclectically furnished combining antiques with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olde Town Hotel New Orleans