What a great place to stay as home base for a weekend (or longer) of exploring the French Quarter and beyond. Only a few blocks from Jackson Square, Harrah's Casino, the river front, art shops of Royal Street, this hotel is just far enough from Bourbon St. to get away from the noise and chaos.
The hotel is beautifully decorated. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. We had a standard interior king room (no windows), and it was not at all claustrophobic. The mattress and pillows were comfy. The bath amenities were nice, and the complimentary bottled water was a great addition to the tea and coffee maker in the room. The hotel has free wi-fi in the room and common areas, but the signal strength was sketchy. There is also a PC for guest use in the lobby.
The staff were some of the warmest I've met. The folks at the front desk greeted us with a warm smile and asked about our adventures of the day, each time we walked into the hotel. The couple who look after the continental breakfast are so sweet, always ready to toast a bagel, or pour a coffee for the guests.
The hotel was very quiet. Even with a large wedding party in the hotel we didn't hear anything in our room. The courtyard and its heated pool are stunning - an amazingly tranquil place to enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.
There is a restaurant attached to the hotel. We had dinner there on the last trip but it was number of years ago so I don't want to comment.
Overall I highly recommend this hotel. You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just as the French Quarter is perfectly situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Bienville House New Orleans hotel is perfectly situated in the midst of the historic French Quarter. Having just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, the 83-room hotel is a truly distinctive downtown New Orleans hotel establishment. It has a sense of style and grace only to be found in America’s most interesting city, within this New Orleans' boutique hotel accommodations in the French Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bienville House Hotel New Orleans
- Bienville Hotel New Orleans
- Bienville New Orleans