If only 3 stars hotels were as good as this one, I'd start looking at 3 star hotels. This is the first time I've ever selected a 3 star hotel and only because of the good reviews I read about it. I always stayed at hotels 4 stars and above. The complimentary breakfast and the free wifi were contributing factors, not so much the free breakfast though. What I look for in a hotel is cleanliness, space brightness and last but not least free wifi.
Breakfast was very good. Though not a lavish breakfast, there was enough to choose from and fill up on. Besides beverages and juices, there's fruit bowls, yogurt, jams, butter etc, bread, bagels, cream cheese, pancakes, scones, (yum) croissants, sausages, crispy bacons, (yum!) grits, scrambled eggs, etc. The scrambled eggs was the best I remember having. Most times it's just a blob of tasteless yellow mass. But this scrambled egg actually had a taste to it. The patio was a plus where you have your breakfast amidst the cool of the fountain and the shades of the plants.
Oh yes the room, was spacious and bright. Nice quiet ac to keep cool at night. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean and tidy. Complimentary bottles of water were supplied. Also, in the courtyard they had a jar of water filled with fruits and ice which we loved to drink from especially coming in from the heat. There was a couple of days when the temperature was 90+F.and it was humid! The room was also supplied with robes and slippers. On site was also a business centre with free printing and an exercise room.
Before I forget, I got to mention the gentleman named Gianni (I think) who was extremely friendly and helpful. He was the one who checked us in and also recommended some places to eat. Gianni if you are reading this, we appreciate your help. All other staff were pleasant as well when we asked questions or directions.
Another plus point is the location. It's located in a quite street, away from the hustle bustle and noise, but yet it's walking distance to a lot of places like Bourbon street, Jackson Square, French Market, restaurants, galleries, etc. even to Harah's casino on Canal, which is about 15 mins walk away. As I was walking around the block and noticing some of the 4 star hotels which I could have picked, they didn't appear as appealing as Mazarin to me by their exteriors.
Our rooms were facing the courtyard which we loved. Though at night, you might hear the water falling from the fountain. At first I thought it was raining outside. But it didn't bother me, I only heard it when I got up in the night for the washroom.
If I were to re visit NOLA, I would check back at the same hotel. Oh it takes about half hour+ from the MSY airport. If you have four people, it's cheaper to take the cab, they charge you $14 per person. However, the minimum charge for 1 or 2 passengers is around $33. Airport shuttle is $20 per person, two way is about $36/$38
The breakfast room is reasonable sized, I had to crop it out in the picture so as not to show other people there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the quarter. Enjoy the following complimentary amenities: Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Fitness and Business Center access, In-room Bottled Water & Coffee, Local Calls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Louis New Orleans
- Hotel Saint Louis