My mother and I stayed here 2 nights at the end of May for her birthday (June 1st). This hotel is very old and dated, however the staff was extremely nice and hospitable. We were upgraded to a balcony room no extra charge. Location was good, quiet. When in New Orleans, we really only need a place to sleep. Not the cleanest, most luxurious place in the world.. But it served its purpose just fine. Decor and the building in general is very old, but it's the French Quarter, and that's expected. There is street parking available if you can find it (and be careful because they WILL tow your car if illegally parked!).. We used the off-site parking garage for free. A tad inconvenient, but we didn't really mind. I've stayed all over the place in & outside of the Quarter. I actually got married at the Omni back in October... If you're expecting the Omni or the Royal Sonesta - don't stay here. But if you're just looking for a friendly little quaint place to lay your head at the end of a fun day in Nola, this place isn't bad. The staff was super friendly and gave us lots of advice (which most I already knew, but if you're new to the city, it's very helpful). It's further down into the Quarter so noise isn't really an issue. The location is very convenient to the French Market as well as the Marigny neighborhood/Frenchmen Street which is a highly recommended go-to for a change of atmosphere from the chaos of Bourbon. In New Orleans you get what you pay for, and normally you pay for location. I'd say we got what we paid for judging from amenities and "level" of hotel we were staying. Room rate wasn't bad at all - the balcony room upgrade was surely nice! It was just my mother & myself so we didn't need all the luxuries really. Not a bad hotel.
Pros: price, location, free parking, nice staff, quiet area
Cons: hotel is dated, parking garage isn't on-site, no refrigerator, no pool
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the French Market and Mississippi River in the heart of the French Quarter, the Hotel Villa Convento is a warm and cozy guest house, offering guests the personal service of seventh-generation New Orleanians, the Campos. Rumored to be the legendary House of the Rising Sun, this building is a Creole townhouse dating back to the 1830s. Here you can encapsulated by the sounds and smells of the French Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Convento Hotel New Orleans
- Convento New Orleans