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Hotel Provincial
Ranked #19 of 161 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
“A perfect place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

I stayed for a week with a friend in this hotel and will always go back when in New orleans. The room was clean, and quiet, a perfect location. The beds are so comfy, the courtyard is beautiful and the staff were so kind, friendly and helpful. The only thing I wish was different was having the pool heated. We were so happy with our room, being its motel style, that we both agreed everyday, that this hotel was such a great choice. love it!

Room Tip: we stayed in room 200, and loved it. could hear the fountian in the courtyard and windows on both si...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Two blocks from everything! Close to Bourbon Street, Jackson Square and Cafe Du Monde without any of the noise of being in the action. The hotel was nice, clean and unique. Rooms were decorated in a unique New Orleans style - each room was a little different. They were good sized and clean. No frills that you'd find at the big chains like water in the room or mini fridges, but I really didn't miss them. There was a nice courtyard and a pool, although it wasn't warm enough when I was there to use the pool. The staff was helpful and friendly, especially the Bellman. Not only did help get the luggage up the stairs, but he also recommended a great place to watch football nearby. And when it was time to leave and the cab couldn't get to us due to road work, he carried our luggage a block down the road to the cab. Now that's Southern Hospitality! It was great to have a bar in the hotel to meet the rest of our party each day before hitting the town. When I come back, I will stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Weatogue, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Two blocks from Bourbon Street one way and Jackson Square the other way. No frills (no mini-fridge or safe in the room), but comfortable with great views, a lovely courtyard and pool (although it wasn't cleaned when we were there even though the front desk staff assured us that they are a.r. about it, but it was off-season, so...) and an exceptional restaurant (Stella!) right on the premises. Two ghost tours greeted us upon arrival as we came to find out it's the most haunted hotel in the country. Had no problems, though. :O) Definitely a good value.

Room Tip: I personally wouldn't stay in the haunted part, which is behind Stella's.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

Have visited New Orleans at least 10 times the last 30 years. Have stayed at several of the distinctive small hotels in the French Quarter which make a trip to NO a special experience. Stay in one of the new major chain hotels if you want a cookie-cutter experience. If you want something special, stay in the Quarter. If you want the best of what I think the Quarter has to offer, stay at Provincial. A major plus is that the Provincial is totally non-smoking.

As of October 2012 all the rooms have been totally refurbished with new beautiful heavy-lined draperies, carpeting, mattresses, bedding, etc. No stale smoke smell anywhere.

The Provincial offers many different types of rooms in its 5 separate buildings which provide a wide variety of rooms. If you don't like the first one, ask to see another. The major difference will be in views, courtyard vs. balcony.

The 5 buildings surround a common parking lot. As already mentioned in another review, one would hope they could do something to "soften" the look. But it's very convenient for those of you with cars.

Exceptionally nice staff willing to assist with anything. Loved the Bar, especially that it is non-smoking - so hard to find in NO.

The Continental Breakfast is standard fare for NO. If you want something special, head right over to Cafe du Monde, less than a 5 min. walk.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

One definitely understands that this historic hotel is located in the old French Quarter, by its decor, the age of the buildings, and the ambiance of the staff. Guests are immersed in the sensation of being in New Orleans with a courtyard and pool on the ground level, which is groomed every day. Orange trees and tropical plants impart a lush feeling to the night air, where wrought iron chairs aznd tables are availble for all the guests.

Our room was comfortable and the mattresses were firm, and even thought the city had a mini water crisiis while we were there, we did not experience any inconvenience directly, other than brushing our teeth with complimentary bottled water.

Breakfast suited all of our tastes, but be warned that the coffee tastes like chicory, a New Orleans specialty. The bar tender was especially helpful in recommending local restaurants to which our group of 11 could walk. Each night was capped off by a visit to Bourbon Street . What a great place to visit for a family reunion.

Room Tip: We hit great weather so there was no need for AC. The mattresses we had were great, but others in ou...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Frome, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Having left from Atlanta, through Nashville, Memphis, and Natchez, we finally arrived at the Provincial Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The hotel is nicely situated in the heart of everything whilst being far enough away to give some peace and quiet if required. Royal Street and Bourbon Street are literally minutes away. Our room was on the balcony level overlooking the the garden and fountain in the centre. Once again the bed was big and comfortable and the room itself was large enough with a long window that opened onto the street. My wife used the swimming pool which was big enough to actually swim in. The staff were helpful and we arranged a tour of New Orleans from the reception. New Orleans itself......wow, if you thought Nashville had it all, then come here.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Great little gem in the centre of the French Quarter, walking distance to almost everywhere, away from the street noises etc. The 2 pools are a real bonus especially after a day of sightseeing....... Although the rooms show their age a bit, they are adequate, clean, comfortable and well serviced! Some of the "antique" furniture are......well antique and therefore a bit old and rickety but in my eyes that adds to the charm of the hotel. Well appointed bathrooms. Good size TV & free Wi-Fi too.
Most rooms are situated around 2 verandas overlooking the most delightful courtyard garden with a lovely fountain (great place for cocktails) or the swimming pool. That could be a problem if you have noisy, inconsiderate guests speaking loudly early morning or late at night (smoking area....)!!!! They are also slightly on the dark side(our was, as we didn't have an outside window but only French doors, partly glassed, onto the veranda and if you need your privacy the only way is to pull shutters down :-(( ). Breakfast on the other hand was a real disappointment, basic and self service with cold coffee, greasy muffins, but it allowed us to discover Cafe Du Monde (great beignets 24h a day) and Stanley's (Eggs Benedict a must) down the road. Didn't not think much of the reception staff although helpful, polite and efficient but not the most enthusiastic and forthcoming!!!. Sadly we didn't eat at their restaurant Stella either as it seemed a bit empty, formal and quite pricey.... but went to a few with "Nola" (walking distance) standing out as an amazing place to sample Louisiana's best!!!
Plenty of parking if needed although I wished the parking lot was better "hidden" from the pool area and the passage leading up to the other smaller pool better appointed. The management should consider how to improve this as they really need to shield the "not so nice view" on to the parking area.
I also understand they are redecorating/updating their rooms whenever the hotel occupation allows it!
Overall The Provincial is an old charming place to stay, nicely situated, with lots of charm, lovely amenities and reasonably priced!

Room Tip: I would not recommend rooms on the ground floor and if you are to be in your room during the day, no...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Provincial
Address: 1024 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3202
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
#13 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#20 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#26 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Provincial 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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