I only now am writing about my stay on April 29, 2014. As far as accommodations, the lobby is great, the onsite staff are wonderfully polite and welcoming. The room I stayed in, which I believe was 116, was tiny, European-like size, albeit tastefully done...but oh so small.
There was just enough room to walk around the bed. A small desk was my side table next to the bed. The ceiling was beautiful and rustic with wood beams. I am 5'4". Without getting on my toes, I could comfortably touch the wood beams from the ceiling. The pictures of the rooms were alluring online, but honestly, for me, I felt like I was in the Hobbit.
I was on a business trip and wanted something economical, yet in the center of things. This place fit the bill. The trip we chose was a nonrefundable stay, paid up front. My partner helped book it and while I was hesitant with the terms, I said this one stay would be fine, but we probably shouldn't do that again. Anyway, it was a quick 2 night stay and what could possibly go wrong, right?
Well, what could go wrong did. I had a family emergency and had to leave the next morning. (everyone is fine, thank God) They were nice enough to apply my second night to the next stay the following week, which ended up not happening. So, they said they would refund the money if they booked all the rooms. Well, I have no idea how I could confirm whether that happened or not and so I had to relay on their honesty. Which I hope was the case. Because they did not fill the hotel and, therefore, there was no refund.
I wanted to describe this in summary, because this is a hotel for fun and leisure. It is attractive and perfectly located on the edge of the Quarter with nice rooms, albeit tiny. But their economical nonrefundable package is not for anyone that in any way shape or form would, by way of emergency or otherwise, have to cut their trip short and request a refund. Ain't gonna happen!
I am a small business owner and have to watch my money. They did offer a free night with my next stay, assuming there would be a next time and a multiple night stay. If they have a rooms to accommodate two people comfortably, I may take them up on it.
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- Also Known As:
- French Market Hotel New Orleans
- Historic French Market Hotel
- Hotel Historic French Market
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