The St James Hotel is a very nicely maintained boutique hotel located downtown. The staff is extremely welcoming. The hotel is small but beautiful with a West Indies decor. Outdoor spaces include a charming courtyard just off the lobby and. small but pretty pool area. Our king room while not huge was spacious with high ceilings and tall windows. The bed was comfortable and the room was very well appointed with a new large flat screen TV, a small refrigerator and a microwave. Other special touches included a complimentary breakfast of hot croissants, jam and butter and choice of orange juice, coffee or tea delivered up to the room. That was nice. I also liked that the toiletries included a small bottle of mouthwash along with Bath and Body shop soaps, shampoo and conditioner. About the only thing the room lacked was a full length mirror ( a must for any hotel IMO). Also there were no newspapers in the lobby such as you'll usually find in other CBD hotels.
The location is quiet at night and close to the French Quarter as well as the Warehouse District. This is a great home base for foodies. The Bon Ton Cafe is right across the street. Chophouse steak house is accessible from the lobby. Le Foret, MiLa, Luke, Domenica, Herbsaint (great CBD restaurants all) are a couple of blocks away as are the wonderful restaurants of the Warehouse District.
The rate for all of this was quite reasonable compared to similar hotels in the neighborhood, especially since this was a busy weekend (Saints home game, kickoff to fall wedding season) and many hotels we tried were booked up.
My husband and I come to New Orleans frequently and like staying in the CBD. We had never stayed at the St. James before but we're adding it to our rotation after this pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner, The St. James Hotel is one of New Orleans' finest luxury boutique hotels. New Orleans' Creole-Caribbean influence has never been more alive thanks to its recent restoration completed in 2013. Located in the Banks Arcade, a 19th century landmark once the center of the Caribbean sugar and coffee trade, each of our 86 guestrooms celebrates this intimate connection with elegant West Indies decor and complete with rooftop terraces and charming courtyards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St James New Orleans