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“In the heart of the French Quarter, without all the noise”
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Hotel Provincial
Ranked #15 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Everything is charming in a older hotel that has been spiffed up. The staff is very helpful in advising where to go and how to get there. We went with nothing booked, and no research on things to do. They can book tours for you. The courtyard is pleasant to read the paper in the mornings with their continental breakfast, which is adequate, nothing more. Good start to the day. The pool isn't heated, at least it wasn't when we were there and was a bit chilli.
I left an article in a cab they called for me, and they called the cab and got the article back to me. Above and beyound the usual service.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We are just back from our four day stay at the Hotel Provincial--the last leg of our honeymoon, after a cruise. We thought the hotel was lovely--a peaceful refuge after a day of walking and sightseeing. We stayed in 111, which is on the first floor, poolside, in the main building. The room was quite large--bigger than you'd expect--with a variety of antique furniture (table and chairs, desk, dresser) and two closets! The bathroom was also large and spacious. Decor was in soothing shades of beige and cream and white--very nice. A simple continental breakfast is served in the Ice House Bar in the morning--hard boiled eggs, bagels/rolls, yogurt, coffee/juice, etc. It was perfect for us, because creole food is rich and complex, and it was nice to start out the day on a lighter note. We came back to the bar for happy hour--Etienne the bartender makes a fabulous Hurricane (almost no relation to the syrupy stuff served down the street) and is a great conversationalist. We loved coming back each afternoon to wind down--the cocktail, a nap, a shower--and then back out for some dinner and music. Frenchman street is just a few blocks away. Front desk staff were continuously helpful and friendly.

A couple of things: I wondered about the noise level, since we were poolside and the double doors to our room were not soundproof. Ninety-nine percent of the time it wasn't an issue--others seemed to find the locale soothing as well, and it was very quiet. Two days, some children swam in the pool late-afternoon (too cold for us!), and so there was some noise then, but only briefly.

I did notice some variation in the water temperature. Not sure what that was about, but it was annoying. It seemed better if I was the second shower rather than the first?

Toiletries: It's not that they aren't good quality (Gilchrist and Soames, which I like), but rather that they've chosen to provide a limited selection.

No ghosts for us (husband was hoping...)

Overall, we would come back in a heartbeat, and probably will. Despite my attempts to describe it, there's something intangible about this hotel that made it a truly lovely stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Located in a quiet part of the quarter, this family-friendly hotel was perfect for my three- generation party. Our room was a little dark, but located right off a courtyard, it was serviceable. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was the only downside. I've had much better at the average chain hotel. It felt a little pricey, but overall it was clean, charming, and satisfying. I'd stay there again, for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We chose to stay at Hotel Provincial for a family reunion in New Orleans. We wanted a centrally located hotel in the French Quarter. We also wanted a reasonably priced place. We found it all in the Provincial. It's on a quiet street a few blocks from Bourbon Street, and closer to the waterfront. It's right between Bourbon and Frenchman Street (the favorite of locals for music) - and close to Brad and Angelina's place. It's an old fashioned hotel that serves an adequate continental breakfast in the AM. There is a nice pool and central courtyard that is beautiful and welcoming. Gas lighting; rooms with crown molding; comfy beds and helpful front desk staff. WE had 11 family members from 24 to 70 years of age, and all agreed that this was a great place to stay. One of the best restaurants we happened upon is Irene's, literally a one minute walk to the corner.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Provincial for the last night of our trip to New Orleans. It's two blocks from Bourbon Street, so close enough to everything to be convenient, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet. The hotel is old and beautiful, kept in very good condition. Our room was very nice and clean, with well appointed furnishings. The staff were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We plan on staying there again on our next trip to New Orleans.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank browncoat1964
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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Our family stayed here for 5 nights, and we are satisfied with this choice. We had our room in front of the market with possibility to sit outside in the evenings watching it all. The hotel may have seen more beautiful days, but I would say it matches the city :-) A simple breakfast was included, it was absolutely OK, kept us on our feet until lunch.
Pool was cool, needed that in the heat.
The only minus was the parking ticket fee, not positive.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

New Orleans during Mardi Gras was more than expected. The hotel was booked almost a year in advance and well worth it. We paid 153.00 a night and stayed for 4 nights. Though they had a pool, it was still a bit chilly for us to swim in February. There was so much action in the streets during all day and night it was amazing to be able to sleep and not be bothered with the outdoor sounds. Room was clean and the bed very comfortable. The staff was in great. They helped us to find all the right places to enjoy street jazz, some fresh gumbo and of course places to stay away from.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Provincial

Address: 1024 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3202
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#11 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#20 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#26 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range: $120 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Provincial 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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