I stayed with two other friends in a room on the 3rd floor, while another two friends were in a room on the ground floor. We were there for a total of 10 days & loved every moment.
My friends on the ground floor didn't have windows, but they didn't have any problems with this, they loved the high ceilings, and the convenience of being so close to the community coffee machine. The only complaint I heard from them was that the cleaning staff had a tendency to move a stuffed toy a friend of mine had with her from her bedside table to the center of her bed, but by the end of our stay, it had become a game between her and the cleaning staff.
Our room on the 3rd floor was spacious, we had two double beds, a large screen tv, wardrobe, cupboards, suitcase stands. The room was cleaned daily, the beds were comfortable. Loved the big windows, even though there wasn't much of a view. The bathroom was clean, with plenty of bench space & a full wall worth of mirror.
The staff were friendly, regardless of the time or day. The community coffee was excellent. I personally would rather have a high grade coffee machine that produces drinkable coffee in the lobby, than the standard cheap coffee machines supplied in some hotels that produces something that doesn't even smell like coffee let alone taste like it.
I loved the fact that the hotel was joined to The Ruby Slipper restaurant, which was a wonderful place to go have breakfast each morning (except on weekends when there's a line up of people waiting to be seated that goes out the door).
The hotel is on a small side street, the doorway is well lit, and while the streets leading to the hotel are a bit dark at night time, I dont feel it's fair to hold the hotel responsible for something that is clearly outside of their realm of control. It was a short walk to enter the French Quarter, 10 minute walk to get to either the Green Trolley line, Riverwalk, Harrods or the Mardi Gras World shuttle, & 15 minutes to get to Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, or Jackson Square. One of the main streets, Canal Street, is a block over from the hotel.
The only time I ever had an issue in the hotel, was one day when we kept returning to our room to find the door open. We were unable to find an explanation for the door being open, nothing was taken, & each time we spoke to the desk staff they were apologetic & more upset than we were about the door issue.
Overall, I loved this hotel. If I ever have a chance to return to New Orleans, I will stay here again. And I'll be recommending it to any of my friends planning on visiting NOLA as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelham Hotel is in the heart of what you come to New Orleans for. Only minutes from the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, the Riverwalk and the Warehouse District, distinctive styling, uncompromised convenience and a friendly staff await you. Historically located on a site that was formerly the plantation of Jean Baptist Lemoyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans, the Pelham Hotel offers a grand scale of personal service and attention to detail in an intimate boutique setting reminiscent of old-world European grace. The hotel offers the luxurious living standards of elegant New Orleans combined with personal attention and an unwavering commitment to your happiness. This historic landmark hotel offers 60 uniquely appointed guestrooms featuring grand 18-foot ceilings, original old brick walls, crown molding and 10-foot-tall windows. Each room is fitted in imported white linens, duvets and antique furnishings. In-room amenities include a self-programmable safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and radio alarm clocks with iPod/MP3 connections. Marble floors, granite vanity tops and curved shower rods adorn each bathroom. Adjacent to the Pelham Hotel is the highly acclaimed Ruby Slipper Restaurant, featuring local flavors such as BBQ Shrimp & Grits and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu along with traditional favorites for breakfast and lunch. Surf the web or catch up on some work with peace of mind as all guests of the Pelham Hotel can enjoy free wireless Internet access! Hotel is 100% Smoke-Free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Pelham Hotel New Orleans
- Pelham Hotel New Orleans
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