I will preface this review by saying that we are very hardy travellers, having slept in fields in India, ice-caves in the mountains and on the beach. When we are paying 200.- per night we are not camping. On a positive note the location is great. On the edge of the French Quarter - close to great food and shopping but quiet at night. The pool was great, too.
That said, the room its-self was terrible, especially for the rate we paid. My husband made the reservation and was assured that there would be beds for all four of us. When we arrived there was a king bed, and day bed that was about 30" wide. When we got the cot for our son it was so saggy we had to take the mattress and put it on the floor.The mattress was thin and lumpy and didn't have a mattress pad, we ended up folding a dingy blanket and using it as padding. The furniture was "antique" and had parts broken off, the curtains were saggy. There were no bed-side tables and the lighting was inadequate.
The bathroom was awful! The vanity was coming off the wall, there was someone else's make-up on the wall and the caulking around the tub was black and the faucet was about 3" off the wall with a gaping hole behind it. These are all repairs that can be made, even if the building is 200 years old. We stayed in a 400 year old farm building in Italy that was in much better repair.
On top of all of this, the new management began phasing out the complimentary breakfast during our week long stay! I'm all for authentic character but don't use it as an excuse for shabby (not chique)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the ancient oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the ornate architectural detail of the past meets modern comfort and convenience in our restoration of the historic Lamothe House hotel. Featuring an elaborate courtyard accented by mature landscaping, a garden pond, and a refreshing pool, peace and relaxation are just steps away from the thrill the Crescent City has to offer.In addition to 30 guest rooms refinished in traditional style, five Grand Antique Suites have been preserved from the original 1839 construction of the home of Jean Lamothe, a wealthy sugar cane planter of French descent. Furnished with antique furniture & artwork, the detail and charm that exemplifies old New Orleans is accessible to today’s traveler.Not to be overlooked is the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood the Lamothe House calls home. Here visitors will find Frenchmen Street, often referred to as “the local’s Bourbon Street”, which features some of the best local music and cuisine found in the French Quarter.Whether it’s your first or your next visit to the Big Easy, find the authentic New Orleans experience you are searching for at the Lamothe House. ... more less
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- Lamothe House