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“Great - a few drawbacks” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection

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Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection
Ranked #64 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great - a few drawbacks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

We very much enjoyed our 5 night stay. The people working here are superb - wonderful service and very friendly. Part of the seven buildings that make up this maze of hallways and steps were built in 1792. I am sure that explains why at times water would not be very hot or very cold. It was rather dark in our rooms but we were on the top floor with only dormer windows as in the traditional NO style. We came to appreciate that this was part of NO and not like home - we didn't want to be at home when we were in New Orleans so we were fine with that. Everything was very clean, great appliances and the pillows were fantastic! I would definitely stay here again. Great location too.

Room Tip: We had air conditioners right outside our room but they didn't keep us from sleeping and did blo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Phelps, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

My wife and I traveled to New Orleans in late February. We arrived at Club La Pension very late because our flight landed at 10:30 PM that evening. We were greeted at Club La Pension with a warm smile and Southern hospitality. Check in was a breeze and we were pleasantly surprised with our room. Very nice.

The rooms are very clean, the place is more like a fine boutique hotel than a resort. Very nicely decorated and comfortable. The location is great as well, we found there is no need to rent a car. There is so much to do within a few blocks that we walked wherever we needed to go.

Club La Pension is very close to shopping on Canal Street, close the river, great eating like Huck Finn's three doors down, and yet just a few blocks from all the art galleries, shops and other attractions the French Quarter has to offer.

If I had any complant and the resort can't help this, is the street noise. It is in a busy part of town with lots of activity at all hours of the day.

We have already planned another trip and most definitely will be staying at Club La Pension again.

Thank you to the staff and Bluegreen! Another great vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Loved everything about this hotel. We had several issues with booking during a very busy convention week. The staff there went out of their way to help accomodate our every need with a smile. The location is safe and central to everything fun in NOLA. The restaurant next to the hotel is amazing and the hotel/rooms are gorgeous. Very funky and whimsical~ We had a great view off our balcony onto Decatur Street with beautiful flowers, comfortable furniture and a super cool roof deck. The rooms are somewhat difficult to locate, as there are many hallways and doorways connected in strange ways, but that is just one quirky New Orleans trait...that's what you get when you stay at this resort. It is NOT a cookie cutter hotel. I cannot wait until our next trip back. We will for sure be staying here again. Also, the room was a tad noisy, but the manager called ahead and asked us about the noise issue, as she knew that my husband was there for a work convention. How sweet is that? We heard a few car horns and laughter outside from the street, but certainly nothing that we couldn't sleep through. Can't wait to return :) Happy place, indeed!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tara U
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

We are BlueGreen Travel Club members who used our "points" for a recent stay at Club La Pension. We shared a one bedroom unit in the back of the building - at first we were disappointed to not have a view or balcony - but discovered the front units facing Decatur St. are noisy and less desirable. The location is an easy walk to everything like the Vieux Carre, streetcars, the CBD. The staff are outstanding! Helpful and nice about it. The shower is large with ample hot water. They also have secure door locks on the outside of the building so "strangers" cannot wander into the lobby area. The only drawback to our room was there only were two little windows placed low on the exposed brick wall - made the room dark and a little claustrophobic. We adjusted and found it great for sleeping in the afternoon! Quiet and dark enough to get that catnap before a night out on Frenchman Street!

Room Tip: You may opt for a room facing away from Decatur so you get a quiet sleep environment.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rhiannon H
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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

I really like this place but probably would not recommend it due to the street noise. We had a 4th floor one bedroom along Decatur, all night sirens, trucks, car alarms, honking, shouting and talking could be heard until the street sweeper started early in the morning. Perhaps heard is not the right term since it was LOUD, like the widows were open. I did end up moving to the pull out couch but then was awakened by the noise from the hall, while much less frequent still disturbing. Very unfortunate, because La Pension is really a unique and clean place with a great location. When we booked I did ask for a quiet room

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, CA
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65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

There was the rock and roll marathon and a cheer convention so everything was booked. Found this place on trip advisor. Right off Canal in the heart of the French Quarter. Wow! Even the regulars who live in N.O. had never heard of this place. I had room 406 which was a duplex with a really cool upgraded roomy downstairs with kitchen and an upstairs bedroom that was comfortable.

I cannot begin to say how great this place was. Convenient to the chaos that is Bourbon street but without the noise. Great staff. I guess this is a timeshare type of place as they did call me and try and upsell me.

The only weird thing was in my 4 days there, they never made the bed. I was always too busy or too tired to ask. They also had free wi-fi which is a bit slow so I wound up using my Verizon satellite card instead. Paid an average of 250 a night

Room Tip: 406 was nice - will add pictures soon
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank matthew b
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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

My wife and I shared a one bedroom unit for 6 days. Our accommodations were excellent, we felt very secure. Location is also great, walking distance to everything in the French quarter, the business district and the street cars. Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. We loved Giovanni's restaurant which is adjacent, both the bar and restaurant are first-class. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert F
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Property: Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection
Address: 115 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313 (Formerly Club La Pension)
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#40 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#41 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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