This hotel was recommended to us by a friend who stays there several times a year, and it was a good tip. The hotel is old, but comfortable. We tried but couldn't get a balcony room. The room we got was large, very nice king size bed, decent bed linens. Bathroom was large but, of course, not enough shelves to put toiletries. I wish there was less furniture in the bedroom, little tables don't serve much purpose. And there was no fridge but there was a coffeemaker. Our room was clean and smelled okay though the corridor outside smelled moldy.
Front desk staff couldn't have been more helpful, they went out of their way to take care of our needs and questions. The St. Charles streetcar is on the corner and there is a good bakery across the street. We particularly liked our breakfasts at Cafe on the Square, close to the hotel, and we were lucky enough to have one dinner at Herbsaint, a wonderful restaurant across the street and down half a block.
We weren't impressed with the hotel's bar or the bartender. He was more interested in continuing his conversation with some young people than taking care of a couple of oldies. But overall, this was a good place to stay.More