My wife and I quite enjoyed our six nights at the St. Charles Guest House. We arrived a day early and our first room was on the small side, but after our ‘official’ stay began we were in a lovely room with a large bed.
No television sets in the bedroom or anywhere, but the breakfast room is wired for high speed internet, which is a huge plus.
It was chilly when we arrived (6 April 2007) and the little gas heater in the bathroom wasn’t quite enough to make the bedroom comfortable, But some extra blankets did the trick. And we had plenty of hot water for showers and baths.
Our rooms were clean and well maintained
Only by week’s end did the weather warm up enough for the pool, but it looks quite inviting.
There is no off-street parking, but we were able to park within about four spaces of the front door every time --- and we used our car daily.
Staff was quite helpful. Miss Ruby even made sure that we had coffee and muffins or biscuits at early as 7 a.m. The owner, Dennis, even took us to church so we could talk to some members from a flood-damaged congregation.
The St. Charles tram line is still out of action, but the French Quarter isn’t that far away. Also, there are several decent to very good eating choices within about four or five blocks of the Guest House. (Don’t miss the Voodoo Barbecue.)
Dennis said the St. Charles Guest House lost its roof in the hurricane and was vandalized afterwards. But things seem to be ticking along today.
Don’t expect room service or everything to run like clockwork, but the St. Charles is charming and friendly. The big deck is a great place to chat up other guests.
Bottom line: excellent value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St Charles Guest House is a simple, friendly,affordable Guest House(B&B) located in the Nationally Hisotric Garden District of New Orleansjust one block from the St. Charles Streetcar stop #11. Museums, manyrestaurants, pubs, drug and food stores within walking distance. TheGuest House is over 125 years old and has been a lodging facility forover 50 years. Family owned and operated. Pool and patio area withfree wifi and complimentary bakery breakfast in the am by the pool.Economy and for the allocentric traveler. Just 17 blocks to the FrenchQuarter. Catering to international travelers with discounts to students, teachers, first responders and worldly travelers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St. Charles Guest House Hotel New Orleans