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Hotel Provincial in New Orleans, LA

Hotel Provincial in New Orleans, LA

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Locally owned and operated by the Dupepe Family since 1961, the Hotel Provincial combines the grace and charm of old world elegance with the modern conveniences of today. Located in the heart of the French Quarter just blocks from Bourbon Street, it features spacious guestrooms with 19th Century award-winning architecture. Guests of the Hotel Provincial enjoy an intimate and relaxing atmosphere with a variety of tropical, French Quarter courtyards and two refreshing pools throughout the property.

History

Established in 1961.

 

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Rating: 3.83

Address: 1024 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, 70116

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    Comments (82):

    1. Katherine D.
    The Hotel Provincial is an excellent guest house on the quiet side of the French Quarter (closer toward Esplanade). Though I didn't see any ghosts, it is supposed to be a very haunted place given that a portion of the hotel was once a military hospital. Supposedly, people have seen the specters of bloody soldiers appear and disappear (especially in building 5). But even if a haunted hotel doesn't top your list of places to stay, the Provincial is worth looking into. Amenities include 2 pools, free continental breakfast, valet (at $18 per day, which isn't bad for the Quarter). Guest rooms are quite beautiful. If you prefer a quiet room, request one that is not located facing the main courtyard, where the sounds of guests (who can sometimes get loud by the pool) really bounce of the walls. During your stay, ask the front desk about nightly walking tours of haunted New Orleans; they are fun and totally worth the price! Croissant D'or (on Ursulines between Chartres and Royal), located just around the corner from the hotel is the perfect spot to grab a delicious and reasonably priced morning coffee.

    13/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. a h.
    I am sad to give this place on star because my family stayed here for MANY years consecutively as I was growing up, so I have probably stayed in this hotel 20 times. But, my husband and I recently visited New Orleans for what was supposed to be a romantic getaway and this hotel almost ruined our trip (we ended up leaving a day early just because we felt like we couldn't BREATHE in the room anymore). The rooms are disgusting: moldy, dirty, smelly (like cigarettes...even though it was a "non smoking" room), DATED to the point of rust and missing tiles in the bathrooms. Creaky beds with bad mattresses. Cobwebs. Sheets like scratchy paper. Yeah. That bad. I think we got a particularly bad room that looked like it had been decorated in the mid-70's and not remodeled since.  We tried to leave and go elsewhere (I called over a dozen hotels in town), but there was a big event going on in the city and every room in town was booked. The hotel management did nothing for us and they were not remotely apologetic, helpful, or understanding. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT STAY HERE!!

    25/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Angel E.
    One of my best friends and I got a coupon from tourist info center for this hotel saying "from $49/ night sun- thurs". We didin't really hope for much when we showed up at the front desk ( you can't get that particular dicount booking ahead) and we were trully surprised when we got our room with 2   double beds and comp parking for $49+tax a night.
    The room was small -- if we had to stay there a whole day, we'd probably have killed each other, but it's  not bad if you just come there to spend the night. The beds were comfortable but short, both of us are taller than 5"8, so our feet were dangling off the beds.
    The bathroom was ok. The only problem I had was the temp of the water when I was trying to take a shower - it'd go from scolding hot to luke warm and back -- you have to be really careful. Also, we had difficulty with AC/heater -- it took some adjustment oro find the perfect temp.
    Again, the hotel is not the place you'd want to spend your day in - it's just  a great place to spend the night; the location is excellent - close to the quarter and to the French  Market. Safe secure parking -- which is a Big deal in NOLA; also, they offer a nice exposure to the New Orleans court Yard -- there are several in the hotel and you are free to come out with your bottle of wine and enjoy it.

    29/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. tony c.
    someone else mentioned the same coupon that i got for the provincial.  we arrived too late to have the nightly rate honored but they did comp our parking (a must in the quarter).  much like angel e. i didnt expect much and was almost prematurely disappointed that i'd decided to check the place out.

    admittedly, a couple of the rooms i checked out were so-so (and one smelled a little off) but the rooms that we ended up taking were phenomenal.  the hotel itself is really aesthetic and i ended up being really satisfied overall.  Sherlaine is awesome!  make sure to chat her up.

    15/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Jessica S.
    This is an awesome place to stay! It is in a wonderful location...close to the French Market, & a few blocks from Bourbon St. Everything in the French Quarter is walkable from here :-). The people working here are also great! Very helpful!
    We were on a road trip from S. FL to CA, and loved this hotel (& the French Quarter!!) so much that we stopped back here on our way home!!!
    Wonderful place!!

    24/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Ed M.
    We actually had two rooms, one with a king bed and the other with double beds for two college aged boys.
    It actually has different buildings with the 100-200 rooms being in the front area  and then the 300, 400 and 500 buildings. We stayed in the 500 building which is actually on Decatur Street. However there is no "short cut" to get from the 500 building to Decatur Street so if you have the street side rooms you can look out onto Decatur but have to walk two blocks to get to a place 10 feet away.
    Pros: The Provincial is in the middle of the French Quarter so all of the attractions within easy walking distance. The bed was very nice and made it easy to sleep. There are four rooms that share a balcony onto Decatur Street on the second floor, We had two of those rooms. The view is out onto Latrobe Park but you can see up and down Decatur and N. Peter Street. During the day there is live music being played at a cafe across the street which I liked. There is a updated flat screen TV in the room with a full array of channel options. The breakfast in the morning is not fancy but it was all we needed, muffins, juice, coffee, bagels (with toaster), danish, boiled eggs and fruit. The valet parking was always quick about getting the car back to the front and your vehicle is actually in the parking lot which is in the middle of the different buildings so you can get items out of it when you need to do so. The rooms were clean and the maid service did a good job at getting the rooms ready. All of the staff we met were friendly and more than willing to help if needed. The price was better than most we checked out in the Quarter and the we got the parking at half-price ($11.00 per day) due to getting the reservations in about five months in advance. Check out their website for parking specials!! While the other rooms on the floor were being cleaned we noticed that it appears that all of the rooms are slightly different in layout.
    The maybe not pros but not cons: The tours and some websites say that the Provincial is haunted. and the 500 building is the most haunted! We didn't see or hear any spirits. As I mentioned the rooms seem to be slightly different in layout. With a king size bed the room we stayed in was cramped with very little walking area between the end of the bed and the table and two chairs along the far wall. To get out onto the balcony you go out the window. I am not as flexible as I used to be but didn't have trouble since the window is large and goes all of the way to the floor. The bathroom is not large but large enough to get around in without tripping over the toilet or tub. There is a hair dryer and ironing board with iron in the closet, which is in the bathroom area.
    I said that we did not see or hear any spirits but our room card keys quit working three separate times. The first time the service staff was there so she tried her card and it wouldn't work as well as a maintenance person's. Finally the front desk made new cards which worked. The second and third times I just went to the front desk and they made new cards. I could have called the front from the elevator phone but didn't. Also one night the water just quit working in the tub and was greatly reduced in the sink. A call to the front desk and it was running fine later. I just wonder if this happens all of the time to all the rooms or just to rooms in the 500 building? Playful spirits?
    Cons: The wireless internet is sporadic at best and just plain doesn't work at worst which was most of the time. You can not count on it if you plan to do any business while here. It wasn't just our room, I talked to others in the complex and they has similar problems. One lady was using her laptop in the lobby because she couldn't get it to connect even though she said she was practically sitting on the router. Maybe they should invest in better quality routers used for commercial applications.
    Other: Stella, the restaurant ,is part of the complex but we did not eat there, it is on the high end cost wise but is rated very highly. Since it was so cold we did not use the pool. There are at least three court yards in the various buildings and a second pool as well.
    I would stay there again but I liked the balcony on Decatur Street and there are only four of those rooms. During the night the noise was not enough to keep us from sleeping. About 9-10 am the guy at Latrobe Park likes to use his leaf blower though.

    25/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. john j.
    I give this hotel 3.5 stars, actually.  My lady and I came here to stay in the haunted part of the hotel.  There are a few buildings in the enclosed complex and only #5 is said to be haunted.  We did not have a room in that building, initially, but check-in did work hard to get us one and he succeeded. Cool. The room was very clean, with an antique feel, but small:  We're talking about 20' X 20'. You had to close the room door to get in the bathroom. The bathroom was nicely appointed but also on the small side.  The view from the only window in the main room was of the enclosed parking area but not terrible as the surrounding buildings were interesting to look at, to an extent.  The AC worked great but the thermostat was so bright (blue) that I had to hang my hat on it to darken the room for sleep.  The clock radio also got the hat treatment with my lady's hat.  The TV worked well but there was no guide or info sheet that listed the available channels.  At night, light seeped in around the complete door frame.  I'd like to give that phenomenon supernatural attributions but, alas, it was poor carpentry to blame.  No ghosts were seen or heard, and I explored the whole building, even the semi-hidden, wrought iron, spiral staircase to the right of the elevator entrance.  The toilet had one of those forced-air flush mechanisms, and I sincerely hoped that no prior users had any strange communicable diseases that were transmissible via pathogens in human waste as each flush gave off a gust of air that could easily volatilize any pathogens hanging out in the bowl water.  For the guys:  If you're well-endowed, you will need to bend your hose up and then arch it down, if you're sitting on this oddly configured toilet, or it will touch bottom in the bowl, below the water level.  Talk about germs???  Let's talk about parking:  You had to surrender your car key to the valet.  You traded your room key to get your car key back if you needed to get into your car during your stay.  I'm not talking about if you wanted to drive out for a bit.  You were enjoined from simple access to your car during your stay by this system. To get around this, I strongly suggest you bring two car keys so you can go to your car without walking all the way to the front desk.  That was a hassle.  Breakfast was OK.  They offered bagels, cream cheese, sweet rolls, coffee, orange juice, cereals in serving boxes, sliced bread and access to toasters.  There was no fresh fruit, at all.  Not cool.  Back to parking: The parking lot was secured, at night.  Gates are closed by the staff and nobody is allowed into the lot without a key tag, after dark.  Nice.  The lot is not well lit, but it felt very safe.  The location of this hotel is very good.  You can walk to everything in the French Quarter and Canal Street, right up to the river.  My bill was around $700 for three nights.  Would I stay here, again?  No, but I'm glad we stayed, this time around, if only so my lady can now tell her friends that she stayed in a hotel featured on the Travel Channel's Haunted Hotels show.

    01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. rebekah b.
    When I was planning my trip to New Orleans, I really wanted to stay in the French Quarter but as far from Bourbon Street as possible since I'm not a 21 year old frat boy. Hotel Provincial was perfect. Our room was nice and looked out over the Mississippi which was great. And even though we were right above Decatur which is noisy during the day, everything kind of quieted down at night so sleep wasn't a problem. Cute elevator and decor. Shady courtyard and a pool. My one gripe (and it's not even the hotel's fault) has to do with the couple next door who decided to have loud, vocal sex at 3:30 in the morning one night. Awkward.

    28/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Jenne M.
    Great location -- get to  Croissant d'Or around the corner before it closes at 3:00pm!  Very friendly and professional staff and extremely comfortable beds.  It's an older hotel with plenty of charm.  We loved it and we would definitely return.

    28/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Megan C.
    Even though I was traveling on business and could have stayed somewhere much more expensive, this was the "historic NOLA" experience I was going for. It's in the BEST location - near the Frenchman, Quartermaster, Verti Mart, and all other awesome Quarter retreats. It's my favorite part of the city to stay in. Stella! is a hot restaurant in the hotel (very good and very swanky). This place is a great deal.
    Trying to go home, we missed our flight and checked back in to the hotel (must be good). So, we had the benefit of staying in 2 different rooms.
    The first room was on the ground floor by the courtyard. It was dark and good for sleeping, but the staff were loud in the morning. There was some ghost activity involving socks, but nothing scary. I was not even aware that this hotel was haunted previously and have no prior ghost experiences...just sayin'. This room was not special - it was neither "old world-y" or modestly modern.
    Our second room (post missed flight) was in building 4 and was gorgeous! The exposed brick, 2 balconies, and lovely furnishings got me out of my bad mood.
    I'd stay here again but am also going to consider the hotel across the street, Soniat.

    21/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Annarae S.
    We got the room past the pool next to the garbage dump. When I walked in I noticed that I no longer had wifi cause it was too far from the lobby router. Then noticed two long hairs in the sink. I went to the lobby and checked out. The girl was very nice and even helped us find another hotel across the street at Chateau. The Provincial was 170.00 a night, and the Chateau was 100.00. Don't stay at the back next to garbage dump and a/c units , it's really loud.

    23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    12. Jason N.
    I recently stayed at the Hotel Provincial for a week on business. You cannot find a better location for a hotel in the French Quarter. I worked with the staff regularly in setting-up our conference. They were extremely polite, very accommodating, and handled issues quickly. The on-site chef (for conferences/events) did a fantastic job in preparing the meals for the group. The hotel itself is a collection of historic structures with several beautiful courtyards. I plan on staying at the Hotel Provincial again during my next visit. I gave this hotel 5 stars because of the location and hospitality.

    28/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Jasmine M.
    Nice historic building.  Small rooms.  Good complimentary breakfast.  Close to all the excitement.

    19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Hilary G.
    I booked this location because it was in the French Quarter but on a side street, and also close to Frenchman St. The hotel did not disappoint. We had a superior room overlooking the pool. The room is a little musty but it is quite big and the beds are comfortable. There is a continental breakfast included. The location is perfect (in the middle of everything but quiet at night) and quite close to the Blacksmith Bar on Royal St that is fabulous. I would come back to this hotel.

    05/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. keith s.
    Great location. The hotel is located on a quiet part of Chartres near the northeast end of the French Quarter and is very quiet at night. It is very close to Frenchman St and the bars on Decatur. It is a great base if you plan on spending most of your time in the FQ and is also within walking distance to the Marigny, Bywater and Treme.

    Fine room for the price. This applies to the weekday rates only. The rates go up more than double on weekends. Based on the location and price, I expected to see a tiny, creaky old room with a bathroom in need of renovation, but I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively comfortable size, cleanliness, ample counter space around the sink, and fairly new toilet and tub.

    Based on those, this would have received at least 4 stars but...

    Morning noise. Although it is quiet at night, this is probably one of the noisiest hotels I have experienced in the morning. Starting around 8 or 9 am every morning, you will hear dumpsters rattling across the driveway several times. It is so incredibly loud, you will be jerked awake with a WTF?!? You can forget about sleeping in peacefully after a night of indulgence. If your room is near the office, you will also have to hear the often loud farewells between the hotel staff and guests leaving early.

    No Do Not Disturb signs or door latches. The housekeeping crew will start knocking around 9:30 and walk in if you don't respond within 3 seconds. Then repeat about an hour later.

    And, yes, the walls are thin. You can hear every word of the people talking in the next room even if they aren't talking loudly.

    Although I liked the location,the room, and the weekday rates, the morning chaos was just too much for me to consider staying here again.

    27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. Mariel L.
    TL;DR - Excellent location, great price, lovely courtyards, lackluster service, disappointing room.

    My family and I decided on this hotel above all the others in its price range almost solely because of the photos of adorably-decorated rooms full of charming antique reproductions and beautfiul secluded courtyards.

    When we arrived, we were greeted by less-than-enthusiastic staff. Different staff members we encountered on subsequent days were much more friendly.

    We were led through a winding maze of old buildings, which lent a "secret garden" feel to the whole affair that I absolutely loved. The layout really is very fun. The courtyards really are as adorable as pictured. They're shaded and breezy - a great place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. As we walked past some of the rooms facing the courtyards, we noticed several broken shutters, which didn't give a very good impression. The rooms... not what I expected.

    We had selected standard rooms. Of course I didn't expect them to be as charming as the "deluxe" rooms (which are what you see in many of the room photos for this hotel), but I did expect them to be in good repair. We were given two adjoining rooms, and both rooms had charming French doors and great climate control, but the fun stops there.

    The room was a decent size, and it was clean enough, but it had way too much furniture. A pair of chairs, a large table and a floor lamp completely blocked the walkway to the adjoining room, so we ended up having to move our furniture in order to make it functional. When I attempted to sit on one of these chairs, I found that it was broken and would've probably fallen through if I'd put my full weight on it. The bed in my room was very uncomfortable - very saggy in the center. Walking around, it seemed like every floor surface (carpet and tile) was covered in a slippery Pledge-like sheen (Scotchgard maybe?) - if you're not careful, you can easily wipe out and land on your face.  In the bathroom, the tub surround was cracked, our shower curtain was torn and hanging off several hooks, and our mirror was chipped around the edges.  Furthermore, our room had no windows - we had two sets of French Doors, but one set had no shutters on its windows so it needed to be covered by heavy drapes. As a result, the room felt dark and gloomy.

    The adjoining room was better. They had a comfortable bed, a more spacious layout, chairs that weren't broken, and two large windows that made their room feel bright and cheerful.

    The first night we were there, I dipped my feet into the beautiful large pool near the main courtyard. I was impressed with it - it was an even nicer space than the photos suggested. The smaller pool was interesting, in a tiny courtyard, surrounded on two sides by low-hanging plants, but equally pretty and inviting. The following morning, however, I got a better look at those pools in the daylight and found them to be ABSOLUTELY FILTHY. What I thought was a dark-colored bottom was actually a light-blue bottom nearly completely covered in dark algae and dirt. They obviously take the time to skim off the debris - even the small pool that has trees hanging into it was clear of floating junk - and the filters were running, but they most certainly did not clean. They were disgusting - I can't stress this enough. I really regretted even dipping my feet into the water.

    It's an old building so I'm not deducting any points for this, but the rooms are not terribly quiet. Luckily, this place is in a great location (away from the chaos of Bourbon) but you will still hear people in the rooms above and near you, and there was definitely a lot of noise from the nearby staircase. It wasn't bothersome enough to disrupt sleep.

    Room service is apparently hit-or-miss. Our beds were always neatly made and towels and toiletries replaced, but the adjoining room didn't fare so well - they did not receive replacement washcloths or soap, so we had to share. Neither of the rooms received extra toiletpaper when that got dangerously low - we had to ask for more.

    The continental breakfast was actually pretty good - better than what you see at many hotels, at least - and the area of the lobby where it's served is quite nice. And it was great to have good coffee and hot tea available there 24/7.

    Overall, I can't say I'd choose to stay here again. The location is terrific, and the price is right, but there are so many other similar options in the area I can't help but assume that some of them must be at least a little better.

    10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    17. Ira W.
    The staff were really nice, the room was very nice - it had an old fashioned or antique vibe without being smelly.  The hidden courtyards and pools were so New Orleans! - convenient valet parking, they park your car right there.  I liked the location, closer to the side of the quarter we spend more time in.

    16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Jeff L.
    The Provencial is one of the best kept secrets in the FQ- plus it offers really safe, walled in parking! For those posts who have complained ablut noise: For god's sake people, you are staying in the French Quarter! get used to it! And if noise is an issue, DON't get a room right next to the pool!!! The rooms are great with antiques or reproductions. An amazing place!

    20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Cody R.
    This place was the perfect location, the perfect price, and the perfect choice for our stay in New Orleans. If you're looking to stay in the French Quarter and need a place to sleep this is the perfect hotel. The staff is extremely friendly, they had a free breakfast, and the hotel was very well maintained.

    If you're looking for a hotel that your planning on spending a lot of time in you may want to look elsewhere. The rooms were nothing to wright home about and weren't very "romantic".

    If we were to go back to New Orleans we would book Hotel Provincial again.

    14/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Jennifer H.
    We got married June 23rd at the Hotel it was the BEST choice. The staff was very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. Margie was the events planner who did an excellent job helping us plan a destination wedding. Our room was very clean and the staff kept it clean. The courtyard and pool was wonderful to relax in. Great location in the quarter.

    27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Erica C.
    Front desk staff are on the rude side.  I say this because we had a problem with our sink first night of stay- had to switch rooms at midnight.  Then next morning (early) they were calling us to tell us we had to go back to our old room.  The sink was not fixed and the floor was wet.  After the maid (yes, the maid) saw or heard what was going on- she called the front desk and said that our previous room was uninhabitable.  They then moved us to yet another room.  All the while- acting as if THEY were being bothered.  I was trying to take it all in stride but ended up popping off to "Kenny" at the front desk after he made a rude comment to me.  Night staff was nice.

    Rooms are small, but hotel is old and that lends to the ambience of the whole place, I suppose.  Very nice location.  Probably the hotel's best attribute.  Valet Parking, so be prepared to tip every time you need your vehicle- but you can come and go as you please.  Parking is extra fee per night- like 23 bucks.  Try to get in the first building 100-200 rooms- the other buildings make you walk through the parking lot, near a trash bin, not a great view...

    We got a great price online and for that reason- worth it.  I would not pay over 100 bucks a night to stay here.  There are newer, nicer places.

    06/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    22. Bobby F.
    Not sure if our location in building 5 contributed to the low rating, but the bathroom proved to be very old--ragged in fact--and unventilated. Eating nola food for a few days demands something like a bathroom fan. Otherwise, this building is run down, not in the charming way other hotels might be. Wallpaper peeling on the hall corners, chipped paint around the elevator, and dirty rugs in the halls are the most apparent.

    The doorman pointed to our building and said, "Walk there and catch the elevator." One staff member saw me with my hands full carrying bags, and he walked away from the door I needed to get through.  

    For 100-125/night, the Quarter has friendlier and well-maintained options elsewhere.

    06/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Dan S.
    I chose Hotel Provincial for my recent trip to NOLA because of an ad I saw offering free parking (this is a BIG deal in NOLA...can cost $30+ a day just to park).  When I got to the hotel they still tried to charge me for parking.  Took half an hour to straighten out.  And when I checked out, they charged me $20.00 more per night then I had reserved the room for.

    The room was somewhat below average.  But the courtyard was beautiful, the location in relation to Bourbon St. was great, and the air conditioning rocked.  But they will rip you off at every turn if you are not careful.  I would not use them again.

    25/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    24. Jeffery B.
    Great price for a good location. The beds are a little firm but comfortable. They have a 7 foot deep pool and a basic continental  breakfast. The staff is uncommonly friendly and overall it is a good hotel that I would gladly return to whenever I am in New Orleans. Great location!

    03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. J G.
    This place is ok if you are only gonna sleep, which is doubful in the French Quarter, nothing special about the room, but I like the historic background of the Hotel and the French Quarter, it does look nice, breakfast was ok, valet was $24 which was ok also, but you are close to everything in th French Quarter, I snapped a photo of the pool area at night, after looking at the pic I noticed a face figure with eyes over the palm trees, I heard the Hotel is haunted but that was all I saw, my wife claimed to have heard the sound of horses going back and forth between the building and Stella's around 3 a.m., I did'nt hear nothing.Overall I'd stay again.

    06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    26. Willi M.
    One of the best Hotels at the French Quarter!
    Its a very beautiful Hotel with nice room.
    The rooms are in many small houses and you got 2 pools.
    You only walk 5min to the Bourbon Street (2Blocks)

    07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Jimbo J.
    We stayed in this hotel over Memorial Day weekend this year, and it was alright.  The rooms were neat and the beds were comfortable, but I can't say much for the hotel otherwise (the courtyard and pool looked nice).  The proximity to Bourbon Street was the main reason we chose this location, and that was the biggest benefit.  A few things happened to us that will make me avoid this place on our next visit to NOLA:

    - When we checked in, they confused our names with another party that had already checked in.  They gave us the key to our room, and upon opening the door we were surprised to see a woman lounging in her bathrobe.  We quickly backed out and went to the front desk.  They apologized and gave us the key to a different (unoccupied) room.
    - The hotel neglected to let us know that they were renovating the property.  As such, we were woken by the sound of power tools & hammering around 8:30 AM, every single morning.

    28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    28. Sara J.
    Charming & lovely! Pool, free wi-fi, close to everything, free breakfast, & kind staff. Favorite place to stay in FQ.

    08/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. John N.
    I could not say enough good about this beautiful hotel.  From the group planner Mrs. Mack, to the porters, breakfast staff, front desk, housekeeping...all were great!  We had our family reunion here and they bent over backwards to make everyone happy and comfortable.  We liked the beautiful courtyard for visiting and the kids loved the two swimming pools.  The rooms are beautifully furnished with antique furniture and pictures.  I highly recommend this hotel for anyone, because it is perfectly situated in the quarter.

    01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Linda G.
    We went here the first week in June for our 10th wedding anniversary. We stayed in building 5 on the second floor with a balcany. It is a shared balcany, but it was a wonderful view. It made for some wonderful people watching. The hotel was everything it was billed to be. It was clean & beautiful. The court yard & 2 pools were a wonderful oasis in the middle of a very busy city. The room wasn't large, but it was very nicely done. The added bonus was that it is in the heart of everything. The french market is 2 blocks away. Jackson Square is 4 blocks away & Cafe De Munde is about 3 blocks away if you want some of their famous beignets. They are absolutely awesome! The water is 3 blocks away as well. If you want 6th street it's only about 6 blocks away. Literaly, everything was within walking distance from the hotel. There is no doubt about it. Hotel Provincial will most definately be our place of choice to stay for all future visits to New Orleans. The only down side was we never saw any ghosts. :)

    21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Jay H.
    Hotel Provincial was a wonderful addition to our vacation in New Orleans! The front desk was very accommodating. We weren't supposed to check in until 3, and we arrived a few hours early. We were only expecting to check in our bags and return later on, but the desk found us an open room and let us check in early! Very nice!!!

    I love old, historic hotels. The architecture was awesome. We actually stayed in the 500 building, which used to be a confederate hospital. It's said to be haunted, but we did not spot any spirits during our stay. There is a nice courtyard with a fountain for outdoor seating (even though it was too cold and rainy for us to enjoy during our stay).

    They served a continental breakfast every morning, and provided tea and hot coffee 24 hours a day. Very good coffee (Community Coffee) I might add.

    If you are mainly going to NOLA to stay in the FQ, this is the perfect location. A couple of blocks from touristy Bourbon St., a couple of blocks from Frenchman St., and a block over from the French Market. The atmosphere and decor of the hotel kind of takes you back in time. It was very relaxing and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again when I come back!

    23/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    32. Mandy T.
    Whoops I was not aware the hotel was haunted before we made our reservations or I probably wouldn't have made them despite the great price we got on our room.  I'm not into creepy stuff and something creepy did happen but I wrote it off as a really bad dream. We were in building 5 on the 4th floor. The room was pretty small. Nice staff. Clean room. Lovely big windows and a view of the river.  Breakfast wasn't great, but sufficient. I like the Old World style of the hotel, but I couldn't stay there again. My fault for not reading the Yelp reviews before booking on expedia.

    29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    33. Odell D.
    I travel quite a bit and get to stay in nice hotels often.  I booked this hotel based on location and price and I couldn't be more pleased.  The price was great, the service was just fine.

    09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Devin N.
    We booked this hotel for our trip because we had heard that it was haunted. The ghost is supposedly in building 5 and we were put in building 3. The first night, I actually had a small encounter (although, I could have been half asleep).

    We arrived later at night because of a long, tiring day of plane aggravation. The receptionist was very nice and they set us up in our room right away, also showing us around. The rooms are old but modern and the location is great, right in the french quarter but not right in the middle of all the action.

    The only cons would be: the shower head was built for little people. I am short and barely fit under it. Also, the key card and door stuck. I had a few small issues getting in. If it wasn't for those tiny little things, I'd rate this place with a full five stars.

    30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. matt b.
    A ghost followed me home from this hotel. I stayed here 3 years ago with two friends, a cold ball of air shook my bed until it woke me up early in the morning, then basically ran across my body and into the wall. The speed that it did this made my sheets move. The ball of air was so cold that I could see my breath as it passed through it, this being summer in the South I'd be surprised if you could recreate that in a freezer. 3 days later when I returned home, the same thing happened but was accompanied by sleep paralysis, a nightmare, some type of physical assault that I can only describe as soul-rape and when the cold ball of air/spirit retreated towards my open window it made my heavy comforter sort of levitate. I can feel pain in my chest remembering this.

    I shit you not yelp, this happened.

    That being said, it was a nice place with friendly staff, I seem to be the only one who got soul-raped. I'd be curious to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience.

    13/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. Candace B.
    I have not stayed in a lot of New Orleans hotels but I loved this place! The hotel is older but very nice and clean. The front office staff was extremely helpful when we had to add an extra night to our stay. The bar and the bartender were great. We loved our room we had a balcony overlooking the French market. The pool area was also very nice. All in all this hotel was great in just about every way. I work in the hotel industry and I know how chain hotels can be. What is great about this hotel is it is small enough that they can give better customer service than any chain hotel ever could.

    18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Erica K.
    Just in New Orleans for one night and wanted to stay in the French Quarter to be walking distance to pretty much everywhere. We arrived at the hotel and when I went to check in I asked if i was in the correct hotel. I apparently mispronounced the name and was (I thought) rudely corrected. After I signed everything I was told to wait by my vehicle for the bellman to come with our keys and take the car. We waited for a solid 15 minutes before we were helped however when he did arrive he was pleasant. We were in a room facing the courtyard which was fine, we weren't really going to be in the room much anyways. The only windows were in the door and the blinds had to remain shut since there were always smokers right outside our door. The doors and walls are paper thin and we could hear everyone/thing. The TV in our room was also broken.

    The reason I am still giving this 3 stars instead of 2 is because it is much more reasonable than most of the hotels in the area, it was clean, safe, and in a good location. It was nice not to worry about the car, but they did charge us $24 to park it which I thought was a bit much since we were already paying $175 to stay the night. They served a continental breakfast which we skipped for some beignets instead.

    25/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    38. Jason T.
    Great hotel located near french market and Jackson Square.  

    I was born and raised in this area of New Orleans and traveled back here on business.  DO NOT listen to people who say this hotel is located in the "heart" of the French Quarter. It is just in front of the French Market and subsequently near the water. Essentially Northeast of most of the loud bars and local restaurants but still within walking distance. It is surrounded by homes, a school, and some very cool old buildings which once served as hospitals during the civil war. Walk North of the hotel and you'll hit several very old buildings and Esplanade street which is great for an afternoon stroll down a wonderfully moss oak laden sidewalk.  Go South and you hit Jackson square. Go around the backside of the hotel and you hit tourist hell!:)

    Now for the actual hotel review:
    There are sections of this hotel that are going to be better than others. The suites like where I stayed are in the back building.  The newer renovated part is the rooms right next to the pool and courtyard. An obvious high traffic area. Basically it depends on what part you stay in. By newer I do not mean better.  I've heard people say that they are very noisy.  Realize any of these hotels in the Quarter are old and small.  That should hopefully have something to do with why you chose to stay here otherwise you should keep it to the business district which is still walking distance to the Quarter.
    We stayed in a double suite for a reasonable rate. (~150/night)  The room was overlooking the water in the rear section of rooms. This is the older part of the hotel. Our room was average size and the beds were comfortable.  The fixtures were of the era and I had no problem with the accommodations.  The place gets loud when people start showing up after drinking (~2:30-3am) by way of slamming doors etc. But it's not unbearable and I frankly believe you're in the wrong city entirely if you have a problem with this. Bring earplugs and sleep on.  
    The street livens up by around 8am and you start hearing horseshoes on the pavement as the route behind the hotel is a typical route for the horse drawn carriages coming out of the stables.  It was quite pleasing to wake up this way.  Then the outdoor market people start making their chatter as they set-up for the day.
    The Icehouse is the bomb.  Both main bartenders are great and are great for conversation. Ask for Ettiene. Their Hurricane is leaps and bounds better than Pat O'Briens and the Sazzerac is a classic NOLA cocktail and will put you in the right frame of mind to hit Rue Bourbon.
    Take a seat in the courtyard and throw a penny in the fountain. You're in New Orleans! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    15/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Jennifer S.
    I have stayed here twice and would do so again.  I have only stayed in building 5 and found it very quiet and comfortable. My rooms have faced the parking lot, but the windows are huge and lovely and alot of light comes in. The furniture is semi-antique with simplicity and charm. There are lovely old prints on the walls. The bathrooms are modern and nice. If a few nicks and scrapes bother you, don't stay here, but I love the low key, old world charm and the staff is nice. A perfect location if your visit is concentrated in the French Quarter, and easy access by car from Esplanade and Rampart.  Several charming, hidden courtyards.

    04/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Natasha G.
    This hotel is a great French Quarter option for you!  You can walk anywhere of interest in the French Quarter, including Cafe du Monde, Bourbon Street, and tons of amazing, authentic Cajun restaurants and lots of bars.  The hotel itself probably isn't of 4 star quality, only because it's a little cramped in there and outdated.  But we slept well on the beds, loved the location, and thought the staff was very friendly and helpful, which is why I've given it a 4 star rating.

    The last time I visited New Orleans I stayed at Maison St Charles in the Garden District (which I thought was cuter), and I would have stayed there again but the people I was traveling with this time wanted to stay in the French Quarter (understandable).  You really can't beat staying right in the heart of the French Quarter, and most hotels are very expensive here.  So if you don't mind having a bit of a smaller room/bathroom and want to save a little money, definitely stay here!

    06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Marcus W.
    Don't stay here or rent any of the vacation condos here!  Completely unprofessional!  And they don't give a crap if they're broken air conditioning has ruined your vacation!

    31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    42. Stephanie R.
    This was a reasonably-priced stay at a hotel with character, within good walking distance to Decatur and Bourbon. It is not new by a long shot, but was tastefully decorated and the valet who was normally on was very friendly (he said he had been there for 15, or was it 20 years).
    The courtyard seemed peaceful and if I had been there on business, I would have loved sitting out by the fountain working.
    We didn't spend a lot of time in the room. One morning we ate at Cafe du Monde and the other we used the on site breakfast, which was your average continental variety, with good coffee.

    30/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    43. Rick F.
    We recently spent several days ar Hotel Provincial during hurricane power-outage, as the FQ never lost power.
    This is a neat local-family-owned hostelry, with owners on-premises except late-nights.  This is my fourth time living in N.O. over 50 years, my grandparents' neighborhood; so I am thoroughly familiar.
    Visitors need to be a couple blocks off Bourbon Street, so that quiet for sleep is available.  This is the "center" or the "Lower Quarter", between the US Mint Museum and Jackson Square, the heart of the Quarter.  Several "must" eateries are steps away:  Muriel's, Irene's, Tujague's, el Gato Negro, Stanley's, Stella, Cafe du Monde, Fiorella's, Mojito's, etc.  One word for visitors:  There is NO Cajun food anywhere near N.O.  Yes, all the signs and ads are LIES !  Yes, ALL of them !  If one wants Cajun food, a rental auto and a one or two hour drive to Thibodaux, Houma, Jeanerette, Abbbeville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, or Lafayette will provide mucho real Cajun.  The City & quarter are full of really good food; it is just not "Cajun" !  Not even close.
    Michael's Bicycles bike rentals  is about 4 or 5 blocks away on Frenchmen St.
    The only "tour" worth taking, IMHO, is that of the Plantation Houses along the River.
    Although "breakfast" isn't until 8:00 AM, good coffee is available arund 5:30 or so, just off the lobby.  Skip the meal; try Cafe du Monde or Stanley's breakfasts !
    Bourbon Street, Rue Royale (antique shops), Frenchmen St music venues, museums, the French Market are all within 3 or 4 short blocks.  Area is relatively safe.
    Rates are very good but seasonal, as the custom here.  The $24 valet parking fee is not bad, as parking anywhere near is very limited.  Leave the car; take a taxi or "streetcar" !
    In short, Hotel Provincial is always a good choice for a great time in the lower French Quarter AND sound sleep.

    06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Peter A.
    I think this hotel has a great atmosphere.  It is steps away from shopping and the French Quarter, while still quite enough for rest (I was there working for a week, although I may not have gotten any rest, I could have!).

    The people that work there are great, and the courtyard is a great place to gather and bring your own drinks before you go out.

    Also, when you go, make sure to spend sometime at the happy hour at the bar.  James the bartender with a great mustache makes awesome drinks.  At one point I lost my voice, and he gave me a bourbon, lime and honey elixir that really soothed my throat and made me feel better.  This is definitely an affordable, clean and convenient place.

    27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Jennifer L.
    This place is hard to review, because the building is so old that it pales in comparison to a modern-day Holiday Inn, but that is also part of the charm of staying in such an old building, and the hotel is nicely situated a few blocks from the French Market (and Cafe du Monde) or Royal and Bourbon Streets.  First, be prepared for the $25/day parking fee; just accept it and then be happy that you have a secure place to park in the French Quarter and don't have to worry about dinging your car in tiny spots on the street!  There's a beautiful courtyard, and it scores well for the authentic feel, but if you're particular about hotel rooms, you won't enjoy the creaky bed, thin walls, semi-functioning bathroom fixtures, or clacking ceiling fan.  If you enjoy old places and the history within them, then I'm sure you can overlook these things (although the feather pillows are just horrible... but most hotel pillows are).  The valet and front desk staff were always pleasant, and there were no ghost sightings, I'm happy to report!

    20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Lesley Z.
    We used to love this place but not anymore.  It still has the best location in the Quarter: short walk to Jackson Square, Frenchman St. and Treme, and the prices were reasonable.  For our 1st stay, we were given a room on the Chartres side and we loved it. 2nd stay, we were put into the annex -- past the pool, thru the parking lot to an old building that fronts on Decatur. Decatur side doesn't have an entrance or exit so one has to walk back thru the parking lot and past the pool to get to the lobby and the street.  We HATED it, especially when the smoke alarm sounded at 1:30am and we had to run down several flights of stairs to exit the building.

    We wanted to avoid that this time so I called -- 4 months ahead -- and requested a Chartres room.  I was told that room assignments are 1st come, 1st served and they couldn't tell me where we'd be given a room.  I complained: 3rd time customers booking 4 months in advance, and they couldn't tell me where they'd put us?  Nope.  Had I been told that they couldn't promise but they'd TRY to accommodate us, or if they'd offered a price reduction -- prices are WAY up over last year -- or made any effort to keep our business, we'd have gone back a 3rd time.  But to risk being put in a second class part of the hotel -- still paying first class prices, no less -- we're staying elsewhere.

    30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    47. Jeffrey S.
    The price was certainly right for this quaint, awesome, old looking hotel in a great location right on the edge of the French Quarter. The furniture in the room was definitely antique looking, which was cool, but there were literally 6 tables and no chairs! Also, the old, tall windows and shutters were lovely, but did not keep out the cold or wind very well.

    27/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Sarah R.
    This hotel is lovely and in a great location.

    That said, it needs some updates and some staff changes. The fixtures in the bathroom are old and dirty. The towels are crusty. I had an upset stomach and asked the concierge if I could get a club soda. He looked at me and sort of cocked his head to the side like I was crazy. He said "Uhh no." Wow. The bar was closed but if a guest paying $250/night has a simple request - it should be handled. He was rude and unaccommodating.

    I'd return to New Orleans but I wouldn't stay here again.

    23/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    49. Annie H.
    My husband and I spent 3 nights at Hotel Provincial for a belated honeymoon. We stayed in building 4 and loved the hotel charm. Our room was private from the hotel but had street access so over the 4th of July it was a little noisy. BUT the location for the price is hard to beat so this will be our "go to" spot for all future NOLA trips. It's close to the bars and shops for daytime and people stopped walking by around 11.

    The front desk staff was always great. One of the valets has a bit of an attitude but we had limited interaction with him. Parking at the hotel was so convenient and compared to nearby options it was also a great value. I have already started recommending this hotel.

    08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Cara C.
    After letting this review sit in my drafts for about a year, I've had more sleep and am able to more-fairly assess the Provincial.  I have stayed twice; once with a friend for a conference, and the next time with my husband for a concert.  My first visit was a pretty good stay which is why I went back the second time.  Our room during our first visit was facing the courtyard.  It was small and basic, a little noisy at times with the pool just outside our door, but clean and charming.  The continental breakfast was nothing to write home about, but we planned on eating elsewhere anyway.  We especially enjoyed the location in the Quarter and the stories about its haunted history.

    Unfortunately, the next time was not nearly as pleasant, so as I lie awake with the feeling of dystopia that can only arise from sleep deprivation, I made a list of pros and cons.

    Pros:
    -Proximity to French Quarter attractions & Frenchman Street; walking distance to Central Business District
    -One-night reservations available
    -Lovely courtyard
    -Friendly valet
    -Comfortable bed with pretty antique-style canopy
    -Mostly clean bathroom
    -Tasteful decor
    -Haunted?

    Cons:
    -NOISY at every hour
       3:00-7:00 pm: check-ins, tourists & carriage rides on street
       7:00-11:00 pm: (not sure--gone to concert)
       11:00pm-12:00am: drunks screaming and yelling on the street
       12:00-2:45am: (not sure--left again)
       2:45-??am: occasional random noisy drunks on street
       7:00am: garbage truck directly below window, idling, dumping, workers hollering, back-up beeping
       7:00 am- checkout: guests checking in and out, valet & cabbies hollering to guests and each other "we got a whole load of people from New York here!" and other random exchanges; children screaming & crying, breakfast guests in lobby below, horns honking, another trash truck at 10:00 with all of its associated noises
       10:00: we gave up attempt at resting in order to check out on time and make 8 hour driving trip home (thank goodness for caffeine!)
    -Top bedspread had not been laundered- chocolate(?), I hope(??) smear near top edge
    -Online price doesn't reflect/estimate the much higher actual price of stay
    -Mold/mildew growing on bathroom ceiling
    -Low water pressure in sink
    -Lots of minor maintenance issues (shutter blinds, fan blade, a/c grate coming off wall, shower curtain partially unhung, headboard scratched up & needed wiped down)
    -Haunted?

    I am still undecided if I would stay here again, based on my experiences.  The location is perfect, the prices are lower than other hotels in the Quarter, and I much prefer supporting locally owned historic businesses, but I also like sleep from time to time, particularly in a clean bed. . .

    10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    51. A J.
    Great hotel, great location, and great staff. Everyone from the front desk staff, to the cook, to the bartender with the pointy mustache was helpful and friendly.

    The courtyard area is beautiful.

    02/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Heather R.
    We arrived at 5:30 am although check in wasn't until 3 pm, the front desk told us to get free breakfast and the first room available they would give us. We were cat napping at 9:30 in our room. The staff really went above and beyond to get us in early. The breakfast was helpful and always refreshed. The drinks at the bar were tasty and not watered down. The room was comfortable and really quiet.
    The best thing was the after service. It turned out I left my mini-IPad in the covers of the bed. I didn't realize it until I got home after my flight. I called the house cleaning staff who had found it and not only was it in their possession, they packed it up, took it to the UPS store and shipped it back to me. Since it had all of my baby's pictures on it, this gesture was priceless!!! What a wonderful group of people. I have stayed in New Orleans 4 other times but I will only ever recommend this hotel and its staff when staying in the French Quarter.

    22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Savannah R.
    My family and I came to New Orleans to vacation and this hotel has been fantastic and the location is perfect! The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Natalie, the daytime manager, has been super sweet and helpful when we asked about good restaurants around the quarter. The rooms have nice antique furniture and the bathrooms are updated and very clean! I will definitely will be staying here again during my future visits to New Orleans!

    19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Jennifer M.
    The beds here are really nice. The continental breakfast is pretty basic, and frankly could be better. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would come back here, but get breakfast elsewhere.

    10/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Amanda M.
    This wouldn't be considered a 4-star hotel in general, but I loved it.  It does not have anything fancy in it - no coffee maker, fridge or microwave, but it's perfectly fine.  If you're staying in the French Quarter, there is absolutely no reason you should be in your room all the time anyway!  It's set up more like a motel, where you don't really have to enter a hotel lobby to get access to the room doors - instead, there is a hotel courtyard and pool area, and the rooms are accessible through there.  It was fine though, and perfectly safe.  

    It's in a convenient location - much closer to Esplanade than Canal St, and one street over from Royal St. It's a very short walk to Jackson Square, the Riverwalk, Cafe du Monde and Frenchman St where a lot of jazz clubs / live music is.  (Though, in my opinion, you don't need to go searching for good music in the French Quarter - every street corner, there is someone playing something, and often times, it's great!).  

    They have complimentary breakfast (with tea, coffee, juice, hard-boiled eggs, baked goods, yogurt) from 8-10 and happy hour at the bar from 3-6pm.  The staff is very friendly and accommodating and were more than happy to give personal recommendations.  

    As long as you're in decent shape, just about everything is within walking distance from here: some of the further places we walked were the Casino, to the St. Charles street car, to the New Orleans Arena for a Hornets game - but really everything within the French Quarter is certainly within easy walking distance.

    08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. Berrius B.
    The room was okay.  Clean.  Any sound in the nearby areas is easily heard.  

    Beautiful view, unbeatable location, outstanding value!

    20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    57. Geheimnis V.
    Despite the alleged hauntings, staying on Halloween night, staying in the legendary Building 5, and outright taunting the spirits, we witnessed no specters. Boo! But there were lots of "ghost hunters" patrolling the grounds with their various gizmos, which proved highly entertaining for us as non-believers, so that was fun.

    The location here was really the selling point for us. It's close enough that you can walk to anything in the Quarter and it's only a couple blocks to Frenchman's, too. Building 5 literally backs up to Cafe Du Monde and the French Market, the cathedral is a 5 minute walk. It's a hike to get to the casino, but still very walkable.

    Accommodations were lovely, but keep in mind that this is an old building so not everything is going to be shiny and new. We enjoyed the history of it, including lifting up our window and crawling through to get to the balcony that overlooked the French Market. The room was clean, comfortable, and more than adequate for a week in NOLA.

    We had great experiences with the staff, who helped us with everything from airport transfers to local pizza delivery. They accommodated our room request without batting an eye.

    Continental breakfast is also perfectly adequate for starting your day. There's nothing too exciting going on there, just your standard bagels and cereals, but it's enough to get a little bite into you before starting your day. I would not hesitate to stay here again!

    26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Maureen O.
    This hotel is in a great location in the French Quarter. It's close to Frenchman street and far enough away from Bourbon to relax. One block away from great little stores,  antique shops and art galleries on Royal. Building 5 used to be a civil war hospital, which is awesome.  There is a secret pool in a hidden courtyard... :)

    01/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. Kevin D.
    Recently stayed there a night with the girlfriend and we both were over joyed by the friendly service, the bar, morning coffee, and gorgeous rooms and courtyard. Great for all ages. Enjoy a cigar and drink in the courtyard. The price was extremely low for how much is offered and the location. Must do!

    25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Thomas A.
    For the love of all that is holy, if you want to be able to sleep here - bring a white noise machine or similar item. The doors are as thin as paper. Luckily I travel with a small fan - never have I been so thankful for it!

    Our room was on the lower floor right off the courtyard (a very high traffic area and if you get a room here you *will* want to try to change it if possible). The location was great for coming and going from the hotel, but the benefits stop there.

    Otherwise, how can you beat this place? 5 minute walk to Frenchmen Street, 4 minutes to Café Du Monde, 2 minutes to Bourbon Street, 3 blocks from Jackson Square - it does NOT get better than this! It's located on a quiet street as well, another benefit.

    The staff was outstanding - very professional. The continental breakfast was passable, with small pastries, bagels, boiled eggs, yogurt and apples (I walked the 1 block to Croissant D'or every morning for a proper breakfast). They do have a good coffee selection though!

    The room itself was basic, but nice. Fully functional, clean and with a bit of character in the furnishings. Remember, you are paying for one thing while staying here - LOCATION. The Provincial delivers enough on that count to make up for anything else. Also, both the A/C and heat work great - we needed both on our trip!

    My only complaint was the thin doors. It was literally as if an opaque gauze paper curtain was the only thing between us and the courtyard. From our bed, you could hear a whisper on the far side of the courtyard, as well as every droplet in the fountain. You can see daylight almost around the entire perimeter of the doorway from the lack of sealing. My trusty (rather loud) bedside fan worked perfectly at night to mask the goings on out in the courtyard, but if I had not had it - it would have been pretty awful.

    Still keeping the 4-star rating since everything else was spot on and our 4-day stay was very nice and issue-free.

    02/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Jenny P.
    The good:
    - Location: Its location in the French Quarter, a ten minute walk to Bourbon Street, and 2 minute walk to Jackson Square makes this an ideal hotel if you want the NOLA experience and want a periodic respite from hectic Bourbon Street.
    - Parking: Valet parking for $25 per night, which is gated. I thought this is the preferred option rather than leaving your car unattended and unsupervised.

    The not so good:
    - Wi-fi: The "high-speed internet" is TERRIBLE. We wanted to re-watch The Pelican Brief to commemorate NOLA but downloading that rental off of iTunes took ~6 hours. Remember internet back in the early 2000s? Yeah, THAT bad.
    - Room Service: We made a pit stop in the afternoon while house cleaning was in session on our floor. But even though we told them that we'll just take a quick second, they never rounded back to our room. I know this is a small annoyance but still an annoyance.
    - Noise: You can hear everything crystal clear from the accordion outside the hotel to the guests speaking to each other in the hallway... basically say good-bye to a good night's sleep during the weekend.
    - Furniture: Ok, this one may be intentional since building 5 of Hotel Provincial is supposedly "haunted." I understand the creaky bed and the no fan situation in the bathroom may be intended to reflect such disposition but I wish they would have made a show of it while checking us into our rooms, which would have rendered the stay a deal more exciting and the hotel price more justified (I only found out about it after googling the hotel post-trip).

    30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    62. becky h.
    Such a unique hotel in the heart of the French Quarter! The courtyard is the best.  Each building is different and amazing.

    12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Lynne F.
    This hotel's location is fantastic. I was there for Satchmo SummerFest and was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go. French Market, Cafe Du Monde, shopping and eating all nearby.   Service is excellent, and staff is friendly. Jimmy the bartender is top-notch. The courtyards are lovely.  The room was pretty, comfortable, and clean. Two complaints; no one told me there was a pool. And, I guess someone's room had to have a view of the parking lot, but why did it have to be mine? I booked four months in advance.

    29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. marian r.
    Great place , close to everything.  We stayed here during 2014 Satchemofest and found this gem of a hotel to be friendly, clean, and close to the festival that was at the Mint. They have a generous continental breakfast that goes till 10AM served in the bar area ; (sorry folks, no one pouring drinks), with pastries, assorted bread, bagels, cereals, yogurt, hard boiled eggs only fruit was apples but still good enough for this apple lover . Nice patio outside the lobby so you could have breakfast outside if you wanted. The rooms were small but comfortable, I slept so well! Of course when you are in New Orleans you don't spend much time in your hotel room anyway. We were on the 1st floor and had a great little patio with a fountain. It seems all the rooms have a patio. The hotel guys park your car, small lot but they fit all the cars, and they bring your car  up to you at the lobby if you need it. Will definitely stay here again.

    03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Justin E.
    I understand that most French Quarter hotels are older and the rooms and furniture are made to look antique. I know that staying in the french quarter is going to be pricey also. I paid close to $300 a night and it wasn't mardi gras. Most of the hotels in the quarter were booked and I didn't want to pay a taxi to bring me here so I booked with Provincial. Wife was excited because the hotel has a bit of history being an old civil war hospital and claims of ghosts.
    On arrival I had two large pieces of luggage. No door man to hold the door for me so I banged and knocked everything in sight which prompted a dirty look from the front desk. I finally wrangled my bags to the desk and tried to check in. Turns out my bank decided to freeze my credit card (not the hotels fault) The front desk demand I use another card. Problem is, I only have one. I called my bank and got that issue resolved and got the front desk to run the card again. Finally we're golden. Bell boy comes out of no where to help get the bags to the room. Would've been nice if he had helped me get them through the front effing door... oh well. Get to the room and I don't have any ones for the bell boy.  I tell him I'll leave him a tip at the front desk later. He gets crappy with us leaves. Yah.. he just lost that tip.
    Now I get a good look at my hotel room. The furniture is heavy lacquered wood with huge chips and scrapes. The drawers in the dresser wouldn't open or would just fall out when trying to open them.  It reminded me of the furniture I had as a kid, in fact it might have been the same stuff. I think I saw where I had carved J&M forever under the table. The bathroom was slightly bigger than the one I used on the airplane to get there. Our window overlooked the street which sounds cool until the drunks are screaming at 2am. Then the trash truck rolls up at 6am just to verify you weren't sleeping.
    I've stayed at beachfront resorts for $300 a night with flat screen TV's, wi fi that worked and impeccable staff. Are my expectations too high or did I just get taken for over $800 for one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at?  I think around $35-50/night is a fair price for this hotel.
    BTW I didn't see any ghosts the entire time. Maybe because they wouldn't stick around for that price either.

    05/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    66. Rebecca R.
    The hotel is beautiful. The front desk staff maybe needs to be reevaluated. Mike and the bellhop are absolutely amazing but Dana and another woman are the rudest individuals ever. Dana was wearing a t shirt today. I understand football is a big deal bit you're a work. She is absolutely nasty to guests. I am a quality assurance manager for a resort and she would not work for me!! Beautiful hotel though.

    21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Sadie J.
    Cool history and descent rooms but when we checked in our room was reserved but not paid for yet. The Hotel website and every other website said the price for our room was $139. In Oct. But they charged us $189!!! When I asked why they said that was the price when we reserved it?!? But I told them it's not the price now & she said they would have to charge us a cancelation fee if we wanted that price now! WTF?!? Not even a apology or an upgrade. So double check on this Hotel before you get scammed like us.

    29/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    68. Tressa S.
    My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a wedding. I thought the location was great, as it was steps away from the French Market and Cafe du Monde. I also liked the fact that it was close enough to Bourbon Street and all of the action without being noisy.

    We checked in late at night (thanks to a delayed flight and stormy weather) but the person at the front desk was very nice. The room was in good condition - it definitely wasn't the newest or cleanest room I've stayed in, but it served us well. They did put a condom on one of the bedside stands, or perhaps it was left there by the previous occupant? In any case, I found that a bit odd.

    When you check in, they give you a "Buy One Get One Free" voucher for a drink at their bar. We didn't have time to check out the bar, but I thought the coupon was a nice touch. They also have a continental breakfast, but we didn't take advantage of that either (we opted for beignets at Cafe du Monde, of course!).

    I had to dock a star for the fact that they don't offer late check out. I've actually never been to a hotel that didn't push back the check out time by at least one hour when requested, so I found it strange that this hotel didn't let us do that.

    Overall, it was a nice hotel and we had a pleasant stay.

    02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    69. Cindi S.
    Stayed here a couple of years ago on one of our many trips to Nola.  The hotel is nice, the rooms are a bit small, we had to climb out our window to get on the balcony, but honestly, I loved it.  It's a funky old hotel and supposedly building 5 is haunted, but unfortunately, nothing happened while we were there. The balcony had a great vibe, we had a little band playing on the street corner that kept us entertained.  It was close enough to Jackson Square and French Market that you just have to walk around the block to get there!  I would stay there again.  But just remember it's old, but that is part of its charm.

    29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Mac P.
    Seriously the cutest hotel. Trust me I'm a Westin/5 star kinda traveler. I was a little nervous booking this place and man was I wrong. The rooms are nice, and beds are amazing. What an amazing stay here! Can't wait to come back!!!!!

    21/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. John K.
    In a nutshell... I would stay here again. We were greeted by two of the friendliest ladies I think I have ever met when checking into a hotel. I just wish I could recall their names now. Sorry.

    They helped us so much and ended up getting into about a 20 minute conversation. They obviously loved New Orleans (as they should) and were two of the biggest advocates of the city you could hope for. They booked a tour for us that we wanted to go on and this was all done before we even got to our room.

    The hotel is an old styled one with antique furniture in the rooms. Well at least in ours. It is perfectly placed within the city and a short walk to just about any central spot.

    All in all... a very good hotel that is definitely worth the visit.

    08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. Scott L.
    Hotel Provincial is my favorite place to stay while in NOLA. It's conveniently located in the middle of the french quarter. The staff has always been friendly and I have never had any issues here.

    The rooms are dated but have always been clean. Nicely decorated with antique furniture and the beds are comfortable. The A/C works well and they also have cable TV. I think it was channel 2, that has a continuing loop of information on local shops and restaurants.

    The courtyard is great. Plenty of chairs and tables with a nice fountain in the center. It's a nice place to enjoy your complementary breakfast.  They also have two small pools, but every time that I have stayed they have never been open. That's not a big deal for me as I don't visit New Orleans to swim.  

    Be sure to check out the small bar in the hotel. It's located near the front counter where you check in. We went for happy hour, the drinks are reasonably priced and the bartender was very nice.

    Parking is around 25 dollars a day. It's valet service and they keep your car on site which is nice.

    I can't think of another place that I would rater stay. Cant wait to come back.

    27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Donna J.
    We stayed her 3 nights in May 2014. I loved everything about it. Old world charm and decorated in time pieces that took you back to that time. The bed and lines were comfortable, James Jones the bartender was fantastic and I lived on our balcony.

    26/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. Jeff F.
    Ok.  The front desk isn't the warmest.  Not sure what it is, but I've been greeted more warmly at McDonalds.  That said, that's really my biggest complaint.

    The room is great.  Tall ceilings.  Comfortable and clean bedding.  Old furniture that fits the style of the room.  Clean Pool.  Really close to what you want to do if your destination is Bourbon Street or that Cafe DuMont.  The hotel seems well maintained and the grounds are lush and green.

    The Biggies:

    SHOWER  - very good shower with great water pressure and hot water on demand.  And after sweating in the heat of NOLA a good show is a must.  

    AIR CONDITIONING THAT WORKS REALLY WELL!  After wandering around Bourbon Street it's really nice to come back to a room so cold that penguins have taken up refuge.

    Very reasonable rates when we went.  I'm a big fan of this place.  Our second trip and very worth it.

    08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Lan N.
    Great location and staff. The room and the bathroom were very clean and the housekeeping was very through. I lost my phone on Bourbon street :) and ordered a new one, the shipping was delayed and I missed the delivery. Trudy intercepted tthe package and got it sent out to me the next day, she was a sweetheart to deal with. I will be coming back here in the future.

    20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Gloria Z.
    Wonderful service, convenient location. The rooms are clean and a decent size and the hotel staff is unbelievably helpful. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, away from all the buzz and bustle of tourists, so that's definitely a plus when you're actually planning on sleeping.

    The pool is definitely a highlight of this hotel. It's clear, a good size and wasn't ever super crowded when I stayed. I loved it so much I swam every morning :)

    P.S. This place is also supposedly haunted by soldier ghosts of the Civil War... I couldn't sleep one night thinking about that, but nothing really happened. So there you have it.

    19/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Robert B.
    I found Hotel Provincial through Yelp (and Trip Adviser). I searched many hotels and B&B's online when I decided to take a road trip to New Orleans. This place was perfect for me. It was in walking distance to most places within the French Quarter and as quiet in the evenings and late nights. The room was comfortable with very cold AC and the free breakfast in the morning was perfect. Part of the hotel was once a Civil War hospital and there is a legend of a ghost of a Civil War surgeon (who I am glad I did not encounter). But for quality, comfort, and convenience, Hotel Provincial is the best place in my opinion.

    04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    78. Ash B.
    Center of French Quarter is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The hotel is dated but in the best possible way. We got the cheap, back of hotel room and it is perfectly comfortable. But one person above others made this place shine. Jerome added the polish to this New Orleans gem. Come and enjoy. We'll be back and we hope to find Jerome still here.

    09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Tammy S.
    Loved everything about this hotel! I spent my honeymoon here, the location is great,it puts you near everything,the streecars, Bourbon street,and the fresh market. The staff were gracious and helpful. I dropped my wedding ring down the drain,they had it out within a half an hour of the maintanence crew arrival. My husband and I highly recommend this hotel to anyone that asks about our trip.

    09/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Bee G.
    Excellent location, room and staff! We felt at home from the moment we arrived, thanks to Wonderful Wayne and the rest of the sweet folks who keep this hotel running flawlessly. We were lucky enough to get a room with a large balcony over Decatur Street - bird's eye view of all goings-on, and on one night a full-blown parade with thousands of revelers passing by! Thank you, Hotel Provincial!!

    25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    81. Sharn G.
    I loved this hotel.

    It's quaint, it's historical, it has a beautiful little garden with a water fountain that makes you want to pee constantly in the middle and a bathroom not far away for when said fountain gets you to the point that you just have to go!

    The rooms are tidy, neat and kept well. There's a whole back area to this hotel that I had no idea existed. Tv's work, room service isn't really available, however there is a bar and you do get continental breakfasts too with some room bookings.

    I originally booked a double room because my friend was going to stay with me - however she couldn't make it in the end and I asked to change rooms. Only due to Mardi Gras season it wasn't the easiest thing so they offered an upgrade to a suite - I went and checked out the suite and it was beautiful. If I was part of a couple.  A bit of an overkill for me on my own. So I went back and said I'll stay with my current room.

    The staff were lovely and accommodating to my insanity, which is always a bonus!!

    Bear in mind that any noises and going on in the streets outside is easily heard if you have a street facing room. Hence the docking of the one star. It got annoying after a while, but it's Mardi Gras, I can't really blame the hotel for that.

    All in all I loved my stay over Mardi Gras here and would suggest it to anyone else who was going to be in the area.

    14/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. George O.
    Read the tripadviser, yelp, and trivago reviews.
    Reading those things can literally make you hate everything.

    But, I can't say enough good about this hotel.
    It's got that old world charm. The staff is friendly. The property is secured after a certain hour (gates locked), the hotel bar serves very nice mixed drinks, and it's a great location.

    Our room was nothing short of fantastic!

    Beautiful antique looking furniture, very comfy king sized bed, marble tile bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the side street and the convent across the street.

    Alleged to be haunted, but haven't heard anyone with a story.

    Only two things were our room has carpet with a low pile that was slippery when I jumped off the bed, and I slipped around...or I may have been drunk. Lol

    The bathroom has no exhaust fan, so it gets humid in a hurry.

    Everything was wonderful, the courtyards were nice.

    I would definitely stay there again AND strongly recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to stay close to the fun.

    06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0