DO NOT STAY HERE. We had to stay here one night before going on a Carnival Cruise and I read the reviews before going and I thought I could stand it just one night. I WAS SOOOOO WRONG.
First when we got there, our room was already paid for and charged to my credit card but they told me I still had a balance because someone wrote the ticket up wrong???? So we went ahead and paid it just to get through the night.
So we went into the room they gave us and the reviews were RIGHT. The linen was filthy. Stains on the covers and sheets and the pillowcases. They were very old and nasty. I can understand a old building but you can at least buy some decent clean sheets and bedding. Thankful to those who left a review, we knew to take our own sheets and we felt like we could make it through the night.
So of course the dirty bedding makes you feel like everything else is nasty. I didn't want to touch anything. But every other hotel was booked so we had to stay here. So we decided to hang out at Harrah's casino until we were ready to go to bed.
When we returned to the room, it was extremely cold. We asked the front desk how to turn up the heat. She told us that they had given out all of the heaters. UNBELIEVABLE. A hotel with no heat. We had to sleep in all of our clothes and jackets and were still freezing. I went to the front desk again to ask if anything could be done. She said no. Later she brought another blanket and sleeping bag. So we used the sheets we had brought and still had to use their nasty blankets and we still froze all night. What a horrific night.
I suggest you DO NOT STAY HERE. We took a walk through the building and it is a nightmare. They had a dog running around freely and this other big room with some old things in it and the carpet was beyond nasty. I didn't even want to walk on it with my shoes on. I will never ever stay here again.
I didn't see any bugs except on the very top floor when we were walking around. But our room didn't have bugs and probably would have been more tolerable if we had some clean linen and towels and some heat. The towels may have been clean but look very very old. We didn't use them. We waited until we got on the cruise ship to shower. All I can say is believe the reviews. That's what they are there for. I will never make that mistake again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St. Vincent Guest House is Under New Management!!! As of December 1, 2013 The Guest House will be operated under a new management team that is dedicated to improving both the aesthetics and overall condition of the entire establishment. Steps are being taken to bring this beautiful and historical building to its fullest potential and offer our guests a wonderful experience and comfortable stay. St. Vincent's is not a full service hotel, it is more of hostel/quaint budget hotel that is both economical and located in one of the best areas in the City of New Orleans. (The Lower Garden District) First opened in 1861 as a orphanage; the building has a distinct and colorful history that is worth exploring. The lobby is adorned with photos that reflect the history and show the building's usage over the last 100+ years. Each room has an individual decor and design scape that will make you feel as though you are walking into an era of Nola history gone by... The grounds are well kept and offer several areas for outdoor seating for morning coffee, an evening cigar or just great conversations... Our staff have been trained and are dedicated to providing each guest with the highest level of customer services with courtesy and a smile. Although there are not a great deal of amenities available, every guest will find that the Guest House offers a tremendous value for the price. We have both private sleeping rooms as well as dormitories available. There have been several negative reviews that have been posted in the past and those reviews have been duly noted and taken into consideration for action as we move towards improvements... Likewise, there have been several positive reviews from guests who have enjoyed their stay and the experience at the Guest House; and for that we are thankful! We look forward to this new era at St. Vincent's and welcome each and every guest with open arms... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Vincent`s Guest House Hotel New Orleans
- St Vincents Hotel
- St Vincents New Orleans
- St Vincent Guest House