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“A jewel in the rough in NOLA”

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Prytania Oaks Hotel
Ranked #120 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Reviewed April 13, 2014

I must admit when the cab driver took us into the garden district where the hotel was, I was a little apprehensive. We went to the Prytania Park hotel to check in and the ladies were so friendly and helpful. We walked the half block or so to the Oaks and when we found our rooms it was such a pleasant surprise. Clean with those beautiful hardwood floors. Everything about it was phenomenal. Our breakfast was okay but the company of the ladies in the breakfast room was sunshine in the morning. Our breakfast was always at the Oaks. Just one block from the trolley and many restaurants on St. Charles St., made it the perfect location. We walked the area at night and saw security guards on the streets and didn't feel any discomfort in the area. It was very quiet and needless to say we enjoyed our stay very much. Walking from the check in hotel to the Oaks is nothing. If we ever visit NOLA again we would most certainly stay there again. Needless to say my apprehension disappeared.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Prytania oaks is in the garden district of New Orleans. The area in the day is ok, just off the main road and about a twenty minute walk /$8 cab ride from bourbon Street.

I would not be walking the streets in this area at night. It's very poorly lit and quite a few untrustworthy characters lurking about. If you go to the French quarter make sure the taxi drops you at the gate. It's not a run down area, I just felt abit uncomfortable at night when entering Prytania street.

Our stay was ok, the room itself was decent enough. The first night we were in room 264 which we ended up moving from as there was a big extractor fan outside next to the window which was beyond loud. We rang at 2am to move, and the hotel were brilliant in moving us to room 164.

The only other problem I had, and it's a small one, is breakfast finishes serving at 9am. For people that have been down bourbon street it's early, should be ten.

Apart from that, an enjoyable stay.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Hotels3, General Manager at Prytania Oaks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Dear Readers,
Be it an International guest, like this one, or a domestic traveler, from somewhere USA, when searching out a hotel that is not in the main stream of the French Quarter, and wanting a smaller boutique feel, many find our area, the Lower Garden District of New Orleans to be just what the doctor ordered. However, you must expect the area to be somewhat urbanized as we are in the middle of a major metropolitan area, we are not the suburbs where everyone is plain jane and every house looks alike.

Prytania Street is known for his Ginormous Live Oak trees forming a canopy over the streets, which, unfortunately, some block the multitude of City own Hi Powered Sodium Pressure Street lights and cast shadows or not allow full light to be exposed to the street or sidewalks. Many areas of New Orleans are shaded like this.

Being urbanized, that means we have mixed race and quality of residents that live in the neighborhood, surrounded by commerical enterprises. That certainly does not mean we are not a "bad area", or our neighbors are "bad area" either, but a melting pot, just like you would see in London, New York, San Fransico, Paris, Rome, Houston, Washington DC, St. Louis, etc etc. We are one of mixed residental and commerical properties.

However, if you come from an all Vanilla lifestyle, then I can see where this might cause you some un-called for stress, but it should not deter you from experiencing something out of your comfort zone. Knocking on wood, we are proud of our little niche of the world, and who are neighbors are. We all work hard at keeping a watch out for each other, and I am sure, this guest, had no problems coming and going with anyone. I am also sure she saw our Security Officers monitor our area from 6pm to 6 am, 7 days a week, just because we are New Orleans.

As far as the noise issue from the extractor fan, our Heating and A/C unit works from a Chiller system. It sits about 25 feet behind the building, and when it kicks on, it does get a bit louder, but not umbearable. The property has 16 rooms, and fortunately, or unfortunately, how you look at it, we were full house, and only had 1 room open at 2 am to move this guest. IT happened to be right below where she was. Had we had another room away from this, we would have moved her there, but they were all occupied for several days going forward.

I am sorry she missed breakfast, Some choose to sleep in, some choose to wake up early to get their day going early.

Dori H Schulman

We are just like any other urban area of any other major city.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Finding a reasonable place to stay with parking in the French Quarter is extremely difficult, but we found the Prytania Oaks to be a good solution for easy access to the French Quarter. Prytania Oaks is one of three small properties that are all under the same management. It was confusing when we arrived as it was not clear in the advertising that you have to go half a block and around the corner to check in and get your key. Parking was also confusing as the gate was closed into what I had thought was the parking lot for Prytania Oaks. It turns out that the property immediately to the left (as you're facing the property) is also part of the management group, so you can park there, but we didn't know that until we had finally found the management office and were told it was OK. They give you a card to put on your dash and you can park there, or you can drop off your luggage and take your car back around the corner to the office where there is plenty of parking and someone on duty all the time.

The room was nice and clean and breakfast included waffles if you wanted them. The very back room where we stayed has a huge air conditioning unit outside that is a little noisy, but I put in my ear plugs and had no problem sleeping.

Although we've usually stayed in the French Quarter, this time we were also planning to take a cruise out of New Orleans, so we also had to find extended parking since we were driving to New Orleans. We're Texans, so driving from Austin to New Orleans is nearer than driving to El Paso - look it up if you don't believe it-- and we like to stop at local places along the way for local Cajun along the way. At any rate, we needed parking and had found that long term parking was going to be very expensive, even at the cruise terminal. But when I called the Prytania Oaks to check on the hotel, I asked if they had a recommendation for long term cruise parking. They said that if we stayed at least two nights at the Prytania Oaks, they would allow us to leave our car in the hotel parking lot for no charge! This was a HUGE benefit as it not only solved the financial problem, but the Garden District is a safe part of town and I felt comfortable that the car would be safe left there for an extended period.

On top of that Major benefit for cruisers, the St Charles trolley allowed us easy access to the French Quarter as often as we wanted at very little expense. We're over 65, so there is a big discount for us, but regular price is much cheaper than parking in the French Quarter. And of course, if you're planning on drinking anything in the FQ, then you certainly don't need to be driving out of there at night. One hurricane and it's illegal to drive a motor vehicle!!! The trolley takes you down to Canal Street and from there you can walk into the French Quarter. Although we went back and forth several times, there were crowds waiting to board to head back out to the Garden District, but each time, everybody was able to get on, although we did have to stand for a ways. But that's not a problem for us as we always let the elderly sit down. (I said we're over 65, but we're NOT elderly!)

Bottom line is that this is an outstanding solution for cruisers who need long term parking during the cruise (just a reasonable taxi fare to the terminal from there), PLUS easy cheap access to the FQ on the St Charles Trolley. Plus riding the trolley is like stepping into a time machine as the equipment appears to be the original equipment and operates with very simple levers. It's fun to stand at the front and watch the operator try to accelerate and brake to avoid hitting cars that seem to constantly turn across the boulevard in front of the trolley. We never hit one, but it has to happen often with cars actually stopping on the tracks in front of the trolley!

There is also a bar where you get off the trolley that is open late and has good drinks in case you didn't get enough in the FQ. They also have good pies.

Room Tip: There are three different groups of hotels in this property. Prytania Oaks is a block from the offi...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My DH and I love the Prytania Oaks. Last week was our second stay at this wonderful property in the Lower Garden district. We so enjoyed our visit. Our double balcony king room was spacious and immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable. The staff is genuinely friendly. I wish breakfast would include more protein options but this is not a show stopper for us.

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were quite happy with our stay at the Prytania Oaks Hotel rather than the Prytania Park Hotel. It is located around the corner from the Park Hotel with free parking on site. We booked through hotwire but we saw good prices on other sites. Breakfast is at the main hotel, it is a continental breakfast with cereal, yogourt , bagels & pastries, it would have been nice to have hot items but it was OK. It is two short blocks from the streetcars on Charles Street & for $3.00 per day you can ride the streetcars & buses. We never took our car out of the parking lot. We had room 161 which is ground floor facing the street, with a bench outside the room on the porch. It was a .great place to sit in the evening. The hotel is in a converted old home with 15 foot ceilings beautiful wood work and furnishings .The bedroom and the bathroom though not large were clean and comfortable. There is free Wi-Fi in the rooms. There are good restaurants in the area within walking or a trolley ride. We enjoyed a good meal at Zea Rotisserie & grill, also Trolly Stop Café is good for an inexpensive breakfast or lunch. We enjoyed using the trolley for sightseeing & getting around. For the location in the Garden District with free parking and close to trolley routes this is an excellent value.

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the front facing the street. I preferred this location to the main hotel.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This old house converted to hotel has great bones. Thick walls, real wooden doors, nicely appointed room with decor and a very nice, large bathroom. Clean, crisp white sheets and towels made this a welcome respite from our busy days and late nights. This is one of three hotels marketed together in the Garden District, along with The Prytania Hotel (main) and The Queen Anne, another lovely old home turned hotel. Only one block off parade route on St. Charles Ave, our local friends used our hotel for convenience. We loved the location and pulled down many plates of oysters and great craft brews at the Blind Pelican. Free breakfast is typical highway hotel food, but not a detraction as we were rarely up before 10am when it closed. Lovely courtyard with tables and space to collect if you were traveling with a group. The only problem was with check-in. You must go to the 'mother' hotel, The Prytania Park Hotel, which is a few blocks away. It was an inconvenience more that anything.
It was easy to get places, especially nice to have a walk to Magazine. Of course the trolley is on St Chas, but with the parades, not useful for transport.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed in the green side in 268 and the bed was perfect and the shower was amazingly hot. Ladies down at the Breakfast room were very nice, breakfast was ok nothing fancy, but no eggs or meat.
The location is perfect we either took the St. Charles Trolley or the Magazine St. Bus to either downtown, French Quarter or the Garden District.
Walk one block and your ready for the Mardi Gras Parade!
The front desk at Prytania Park was very helpful with information.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1612 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4418
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Garden District , Lower Garden District
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #120 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range: $128 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prytania Oaks Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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