We booked this hotel on-line as much for the location and price as for the promised historical atmosphere. We were not disappointed in any of these. When we arrived a bar down the street was extremely noisy and we commented while checking in that we hoped our room would be in the back.
It was not, but that was quickly changed (we arrived in on a Thursday just before the weekend). We stayed in room 203, a "suite" with the bedroom up in a loft created by cutting the high-ceilinged room horizontally in half.
The bathroom was downstairs, not convenient but okay with us. What resulted was a cosy living area downstairs with floor-to-ceiling doors that opened over the patio with the pool. It was lovely to open the doors and let the balmy spring air come in after a day of sightseeing - a true home away from home. The place appeared to be very clean, but the curtains looked very tired as did the sagging love seat and one never know how long the carpeting has been there. More disconcerting was the absence of a mattress cover on the aging bed. That was corrected immediately the following day when I complained about it. We found the staff at all times helpful and informative. The kitchen area in the room was convenient, the presence of dishwashing soap and a clean sponge thoughtful. The coffee maker came in handy and we were furnished with new coffee whenever we wanted it. The free internet worked at all times and the small desk was handy. The small fridge seemed kind of stuck under the counter (recent change in carpeting?) and was hard to open, but we managed. Some people have commented on the locks and perceived lack of security. Our door did lock, but some chain or other security feature on the inside might be reassuring. We found the FREE parking very convenient. The staff was very cooperative to have us take the car out for a daytrip out of town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olivier House Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is a unique and historic property that was originally constructed in 1839 as a Creole townhouse for the wealthy Olivier family. It has been privately owned and operated as the Olivier House Hotel since 1970. The hotel offers 42 unique guest rooms, lovely public areas, a refreshing outdoor pool, and paid off street parking. The Olivier House Hotel maintains a feeling of old world New Orleans, while providing modern conveniences such as free wireless internet and flat screen TVs in all rooms. The Olivier House Hotel represents New Orleans, and feels a responsibility to share our unique history, traditions, and culture in order to enhance the experience of guests to our city. Guests at the Olivier House Hotel can feel at home in the French Quarter, while experiencing the best New Orleans has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olivier House Hotel New Orleans
- Olivier Hotel New Orleans
- Olivier New Orleans