My husband and two of our dear friends stayed at the Lamothe House Hotel during the week of Halloween. We were immediately impressed with the hotel. Besides being in a perfect location for touring New Orleans, the hotel is beautiful. Rene checked us in and was friendly, attentive, offered to help us with our bags and simply put, lovely.
While our friends stayed in the suite on the first floor and enjoyed a large space decorated with four poster beds, fainting couches and chandeliers we were shown to our more modest dwelling located in the back house across the street. The back house is fine. We had the corner room which came with French doors that opened to a patio. The room was clean and remodeled but extremely tiny.
If you stay in room 407 your room will be next to the maintenance building. There is a fence and a patio but you can still smell cigarette smoke and hear conversations between the staff. By the time the housekeepers get to room 407 they are tired and will actually ask you if you want your room cleaned instead of just cleaning it themselves.
There is a blissful court yard with a pond, pool and spa but I am not sure anybody actually maintains them. The pool water was cloudy which denotes a high PH and low chlorine level, the pool bottom desperately needs to be vacuumed and the spa was cold during the entirety of our six day stay.
Overall this is a fine hotel with one exemplary staff person. As I mentioned earlier the concierge Rene consistently went above and beyond to fulfill our every whim. Do we want to go on a mid day swamp cruise? Rene will arrange it. Do we need a taxi? Rene will arrange it. Do we need a boarding pass printed? Why of course Rene will arrange it. Not only did Rene go above and beyond for our group I noticed that he treated all of the hotel guests the exact same way.
If you decide to stay at the Lamothe House Hotel stay in the main hotel instead of the back house and enjoy the great location and Rene.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lamothe House