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Hotel Storyville in New Orleans, LA

Hotel Storyville in New Orleans, LA

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Hotel Storyville is a sweet little spot just 2 blocks from the edge of the French Quarter. We like to think that we offer you the best of both worlds... the World Famous French Quarter is just minutes away. But then you can retreat to the quiet charm of Hotel Storyville.We look forward to seeing you soon in the Big Easy as we hope you will find yourself feeling right at home here at Hotel Storyville .

 

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Rating: 3.54

Address: 1261 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70116

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    Comments (13):

    1. McCalla B.
    When I arrived no one was there to greet me, just a note on the door with my keys. I have friends in the city who met me at the hotel and I locked us out of the room. Upon calling the owner of the Hotel Storyville to let me back in my room I was informed that she was "at dinner" and couldn't come for another 30 min. After about 15, my friends and I started sharing music with each other on the deck and it wasn't for another 30 minutes after that that the owner arrived to let us in our room. Immediately upon seeing me there with friends I was accused of letting 5 people stay in a room meant for  1-2. This however was not the case, as I mentioned above that I have friends who live in the city and the other person with me was my partner who I was sharing the room with. The owner doesn't believe me, accuses me of causing too much of a ruckus at her "esteemed hotel" and was then told I had to get out and that my money wasn't welcome there. From here the owner physically turned around and left the property. I called her and asked her to come back and speak to me however I was told over and over again that I wasn't the kind of business welcomed at her hotel and she would under no circumstances come back and speak to me. Authorities would threatened to be called if I did not vacate the premises. I have never been so rudely treated and felt so threatened in all of my life.

    19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Tasha A.
    we wold have loved to skip this stay. Here's why.

    1. There was no customer service, no one was there at all.
    2. The backyard photos must have been staged because it was pretty barren while we were there. Was not lush- was junk .
    3. There was not even soap or shampoo in the bathroom
    4. Overall it was more like economy short term housing than a hotel or b&b.
    5. The furniture and lighting was not good.

    17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Brian J.
    A great place to stay.  The location was perfect for us (in a quiet location just outside of the French quarter) and the room was plenty large enough.  Barbra was nice & gave us some 2 for 1 coupons for lunch and attractions.

    One complaint is that we had to ask for new towels because there was only 1 set and they did not get changed out.

    05/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Hippy P.
    Im going to just list the pros and cons on this one, im just very mixed in my opinion on this place. That being said, i would not stay here again. So see below for my notes...

    Pros: neat backyard area, easy parking, fun beach theme decor, good location to visit popular tourist areas around city, owner upgraded us from a 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom

    Cons: the linens and towels smelled like mildew so it was hard to sleep because of the smell of them (bring your own!), no soap or shampoo, limited toilet paper (we had to buy our own after day 2), linens were never changed, no security, dishes in the cabinets had caked on food, Owner told us she would give us a goody-bag of coupons for attractions and never did (which wouldn't have been a big deal but she made a bog deal about telling us about it and then didn't do it), back porch needed a hand rail on it--my mother almost fell off of it, no check-in process, no front desk, no signs of management for days on end.

    After writing this, I feel like I'm being picky but most of the cons are pretty basic hospitality industry standards, which were simply not met. The main problem being the cleanliness factor...so, there's my info, decide it yourself.

    02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Jennifer J.
    We bought two Groupons for a total of a three-night stay here.  When we booked, I initially had some trouble getting in contact with the manager (Barbara), but we finally connected.  I was able to book on the dates I wanted and everything - no hassle.

    The day before our stay, Barbara called me and the boy toy to confirm what time we were coming in, answer our questions, etc.  She gave us some great advice (like not renting a car, based on the sites we wanted to visit).  She also told us that our first night we'd be staying in a different hotel (Hotel Olivier) since we had two different Groupons.  It was the first I'd heard of it, but we're pretty easy going and travel light so it wasn't a big deal at all.  In fact, looking back I'm actually really happy that we got to stay there because the Hotel Olivier was a super cool old hotel!

    Anyway...after staying at Hotel Olivier, Barbara picked us up from the hotel, drove us to Hotel Storyville, let us put our bags in an anteroom (our room wasn't ready at the time), and told us when our room would be ready.  She had given us her cell number earlier and told us to call with any questions / problems.

    During the day we called her to set up the tours we got through our Groupon and she took care of everything for us.  When we rolled in late that night, toasted from our cocktail tour (yes, I highly recommend it...through Historic Tours New Orleans, Inc.), we had to call her to let us in because we didn't know the code to the front door.  She rushed downstairs and helped us.

    Our room was pretty nice.  I didn't have any problems with linens or towels or anything.  But it wasn't like 4-star quality hotel.  It was more like staying at someone else's lake house.  It was super quiet (since it's on Esplanade, north-east-ish of the French Quarter) and the neighborhood was beautiful!

    Overall, I was very happy with our stay.  Barbara was AWESOME!  Seriously, so helpful and that more than made up for the hotel's lack of amenities and front door issues :)

    26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Weslie B.
    Hotel Storyville is wonderful! We stayed for 5 nights during JazzFest. The location was perfect for walking to the French Quarter ( and JazzFest). The bed was super comfortable, and our room had wonderful images of the sea. Also, there was a very large yard, with a very peaceful mermaid fountain - it was so quiet that you'd hardly know that you were so close to a busy city. Highly recommend!

    20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Shercole K.
    Went to a event here today, what a fabulous place. Its a small two-story hotel on Esplanade. So cute. Refreshing colors. The front has a wonderful lawn, pretty flowers, lots of seating. There is even a little fake cat sitting out front, that absolutely terrified me.

    The backyard area was wonderful! It was huge little ponds and stands all over! Great setup for parties and weddings during good weather. Spring time event would be perfect here.

    Minimal parking, in back twenty parking spots. You can find some parking in the area along Esplanade.

    20/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Jeanne T.
    Hotel was a nice big "house" in a real neighborhood. Very comfortable beds.  Rooms are mini-suites with kitchens. Near the French Quarter, but away from the noise.  Nice back yard & front porch for sitting.  No daily maid service, but you can call Barbara (the friendly owner who lives in the building) to request fresh towels, etc. No pool, which I sort of missed because I swim, but I would still stay here again.. A very nice get place, and great getaway.

    15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Dan A.
    We stayed here for a bachelor party-- 12 of us for 2 nights, and we couldn't have been happier about how it worked out!

    Barbara was a great host, held a cookout for us, and the place was perfect! Lots of kitchens and spacious bedrooms, and very close to Bourbon St!

    12/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Taylor P.
    Beautiful! I've stayed in dozens upon dozens of hotels throughout New Orleans, and this is by far my favorite. The owner is super sweet and was throwing an awesome themed party in the back courtyard. The courtyard itself is massive and very serene. The perfect spot for a wedding. Our room was perfect and the staff was courteous. Definitely can't wait to be back for one of the many functions and events they throw.

    10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Jeremy H.
    I came here for a friends birthday party in the back garden. The area was very well kept and a great atmosphere. The food was catered by the hotel and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend looking into renting the garden out for a small gathering or reception, especially in the nice weather seasons.

    25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Shannon S.
    The really standout thing about this place is their fantastic backyard and patio area which is one of the largest and most amazing of any in NOLA!  They have bananas growing on their trees ready to eat along with an amazing cabana and bar area ready for a party.  The interior of the hotel is nice but some of the rooms are quite small so be specific about what you need when booking a room as there is some variation.  Hotel Storyville definitely has more of a friendly hostel feeling to it than a fancy hotel.  Depending on what you're looking for this place might exceed your expectations or make you wish for more fancy digs but for most folks it should be quite adequate.

    05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Lin G.
    Let's try a non-traditional hotel for a change in New Orleans.  One thing I've noticed from crashing with NOLA friends here is that the housing for the most part is pretty bad.  Even the hotels are bad compared to other cities.  Spaces are smaller, the infrastructure is older, plumbing seems to be more outdated, just dirtier all around.  This is especially true in the French Quarter.  

    Hotel Storyville feels more like a home than a hotel.  Parking is on the street so that's a hit or miss.  It's not a bad walk to the French Quarter and it's very close to Cajun Seafood!  My favorite dirty dive for cheap seafood.  The room I stayed in is bigger than a traditional hotel room, with more character (kind of decorated with a beachy theme, which is confusing because we are not on a beach), and comes with a kitchen.  Though if you're in NOLA, you're here to eat out at the fabulous restaurants and shouldn't be cooking.  If prices are comparable to traditional hotels, I would give this a shot.

    02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0