There were record temperatures in NOLA when we were there in October. Instead of staying in a "chain" hotel like we normally do we decided to try something different this trip. Based on excellent reviews and special pricing and proxcimity to the street car line we opted for the Prytania Oaks. The air conditioning didn't work. We tried 2 different rooms. Neither one cooled off until the wee hours of the morning. The room we didn't stay in had a broken air conditioner. The other one had an air conditioner that was working according to the staff. We found out our last night that the problem was the hotel is on a water chill loop system. I dont' know whether it just couldn't handle the heat and humidity or whethr it had a central control (we were assured each room was on it's on control). My experience (from a past job) with a chill water system is that often it is controled from a central source. The staff was accomadating - however, there wasn't enough staff available. Only one person on duty to man the desk and take care of 3 small hotels located within a 2 block area.. Basic cleaning was good but there was quite a bit of dust. The rooms are small but to be expected in a house converted into a hotel. The hotel is only a block off St Charles and is being renovated house by house but there are still a number of houses within the block that are very run down. I do not recommend staying here when it is hot unless they have changed the air conditioning system.
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