Stayed here for 10 days for the Jazz festival and if I could of afforded it or had more choice when I booked (late booking) I would of left on the first night. I think I will give it a poor rather than terrible as the bathroom was clean.
We were given 4 rooms to choose from as we had booked a motel style room I thought this maybe better, wrong 2 of the rooms could not be locked and when I said it would be good if the rooms could be locked I got a blank look as if it was a privilege, one room smelt really bad of smoke so we took the best room out of the lot (59). The bathroom was clean. the linen was clean but a hole of 30cm x 30cm had been cut into it as the sheet didnt fit over the mattress. Cockroaches were around but all the ones I saw were dead and cleaned up by the staff within the day so the place has been sprayed. Our television didnt work and we asked if someone could look at it, after two days we asked again and they said it wouldnt be looked at until after the Jazz Fest???? my guess it hasnt worked for sometime and wont be fixed. Peter the owner (aka general manager) who was nowhere to be seen throughout the whole stay should put some money into the place but he wont as he doesnt want to give his ex wife any more money than he has to, so there wont be any improvements until they settle their finances.
David one of the workers was most helpful and a pleasure to deal with also Brandi must be commended on her skills at working with people. Actually all the staff were helpful but have limited resources to work with.
Because of the reviews we bought our own sheets towels and pillows and left them there but our towels were taken from our room halfway through our stay never to be returned but I had plan to leave them there anyway but when asked to get them back more blank looks from the reception staff so I knew there was no way I was getting them back.
Yes this is a halfway house and if I was there without my husband I would of felt unsafe and I am not easily scared.
There was a woman on the top floor shooting up drugs on the stairs, we are subsidising their rent as we paid $1000 for the ten days and the residents pay $225 per week.
The view was amazing from the 3rd floor and the place has alot of character and would be amazing with a complete refurb.
Would I stay here again the answer would be NO, would be bearable for a night but not a long stay. we stayed at Hotel Modern up the road the night before we got here but they did not have room for the whole time and it cost us $105 for the night so I know where I am staying next time.
- 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