My wife and I recently returned from a family event in New Orleans. Many of our family members decided to stay at Hotel Provincial. We were all treated with that pleasant southern hospitality.
The Hotel Provincial is not new. But, the rooms are clean, well maintained and most important, quiet and comfortable. We stayed four nights during a hot, humid period. Our room was pleasantly air conditioned and the beds were very comfortable. Best of all, it is located in an ideal part of the French Quarters, only a couple blocks from Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarters. The staff were warm, friendly and willing to make our stay enjoyable.
We stayed in building 5, the so called haunted building. The age of the building and the looks make you think there might be paranormal activity. We didn't see anything. The ghost must like the comfortable setting and sleep most of the time. That said, at 8:30 one morning, laying awake in bed, it started to rock for about 10 seconds. Wow, was that an earthquake? I looked at the wrought iron chandelier and it was motionless. No vibrating windows. I asked one of the house keeping ladies if she had heard anything about an earthquake. She told me NOLA doesn't get earthquakes. I asked if she had every heard of beds rocking (I had not read previous TA reviews)? You could tell she didn't want to engage in this type of conversation. I asked at the front desk and they told me it could be a train. There are train tracks down by the Mississippi but that's about 6 blocks away and nothing else in the room was vibrating. It wasn't a violent rocking just a gentle back and forth, like being in rocker. Strange yes, scary no. Would it keep me from coming back, absolutely not.
Over all, there maybe many more modern hotels in NOLA but none more satisfying and comfortable. I would definitely recommend Hotel Provincial to anyone.
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