I'm not sure about the people who complained about lack of hot water. The bldg is OLD, just like everything else in the area and the hot water took a minute to come on, but it did come on.
I paid for a cheap interior room, got upgraded (for free) to a gorgeous room with a balcony overlooking St. Ann. I think they are actively upgrading stuff because the outlets in my room were brand new. The AC worked well - I had to turn it down because it was too cold.
The front desk staff (both at night and the next morning) actually knew my name and remembered it. They parked my car, took my bag. Very friendly, and full of useful information.
One thing everyone needs to remember when staying in a historic bldg is that things wear out. Also, the incredibly high humidity in NO wears things out (especially the wallpaper and fabrics) and will eventually make things slightly musty no matter what you do. I have experienced the same phenomena in the DR, Jamaica, Florida, and a half dozen other vacation destinations that have high humidity. Get over it. If you want brand new stuff, pay double and stay somewhere outside the French Quarter.
The location couldn't be better - a half block from Jackson Square. Although, I should add that it is obviously in a gay friendly area, based on all the rainbow flags. If that is a problem for you, you might want to stay elsewhere. And actually, NO might not be the best place for you anyway.
At any rate, it was a good price for the location, and I will DEFINITELY be back. It was incredibly charming. The courtyard is beautiful, and they have a pool. The magnolia tree there is about 100 years old and magnificent.
While you're down there, find a place with redfish. DELICIOUS. The Royal House was great, if not a touch pricey.
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