My friend and I wanted to stay just outside of the French Quarter. It was our first time in NOLA. I found this hotel from a travel website. It seemed like it was a decent price and was in walking distance of the French Quarter and right off of Canal.
My friend had more of a problem with this hotel than I did, but she is also more picky than I am.
*Free Coffee in the morning
*Thomas the best concierge EVER! Seriously, he knows what's up. He will tell you where to go and how to get there. He can also make sure that everything runs smoothly for your stay. He was the only person working the desk that was friendly and competent.
*It was relatively clean
*The a/c worked really well
*Upon arrival, my friend noticed that her comforter was dirty. We called down to have it changed the next day (we were too tired to care that first night).
*Our TV went out, mid-stay (It mattered to my friend, not to me)
*One morning it took over 1/2 hour to get our car
*I left on check out day to return the rental, while I was sleeping housekeeping tried to clean our room while my friend was still sleeping! Hello...Check out isn't until 11am (This happened at 8:30am...Then they tried again an hour later) Later that morning, around 10am, they tried to come in our room again! It was really annoying. They should probably wait until we actually check out to try and clean up.
Overall, it wasn't amazing, but our trip was. Besides, who goes to NOLA to spend their day in a hotel room? We didn't.
Location was good, sheets were clean (relatively).
I would recommend this hotel. It is fine for the money and like I said, the location is close enough to the French Quarter to walk. Save your money for FOOD!
*The breakfast spot next door is good, but get there early.
*Eat at Mother's (it's close by) and have the fried chicken. YUM!
*The Everything Store is around the corner...They literally have EVERYTHING.
*Parking is pricey $30/day. You don't need a rental unless you plan on venturing out to the swamps or plantations. We rented one for 2 of the 4 days. It was enough. Takes cabs or walk everywhere else.
*Don't walk down Canal at night, by yourself. Kinda sketchy. We did, but walked quickly. There are some questionable looking people, but we felt relatively safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelham Hotel is in the heart of what you come to New Orleans for. Only minutes from the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, the Riverwalk and the Warehouse District, distinctive styling, uncompromised convenience and a friendly staff await you. Historically located on a site that was formerly the plantation of Jean Baptist Lemoyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans, the Pelham Hotel offers a grand scale of personal service and attention to detail in an intimate boutique setting reminiscent of old-world European grace. The hotel offers the luxurious living standards of elegant New Orleans combined with personal attention and an unwavering commitment to your happiness. This historic landmark hotel offers 60 uniquely appointed guestrooms featuring grand 18-foot ceilings, original old brick walls, crown molding and 10-foot-tall windows. Each room is fitted in imported white linens, duvets and antique furnishings. In-room amenities include a self-programmable safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and radio alarm clocks with iPod/MP3 connections. Marble floors, granite vanity tops and curved shower rods adorn each bathroom. Adjacent to the Pelham Hotel is the highly acclaimed Ruby Slipper Restaurant, featuring local flavors such as BBQ Shrimp & Grits and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu along with traditional favorites for breakfast and lunch. Surf the web or catch up on some work with peace of mind as all guests of the Pelham Hotel can enjoy free wireless Internet access! Hotel is 100% Smoke-Free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Pelham Hotel New Orleans
- Pelham Hotel New Orleans
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