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Inn on St. Peter in New Orleans, LA

Inn on St. Peter in New Orleans, LA

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The Inn on St. Peter is the leisure traveler's perfect retreat to the Crescent City. Carefully restored with traditional finishes, this New Orleans Inn marries the desires for modern convenience and comfort with an historic French Quarter setting.Throughout the guestrooms and courtyards guests will find the character of the natural wear of time preserved perfectly for their awe and enjoyment. Each of the 29 guest rooms and suites are unique and tell a different story about the spirit of the French Quarter. Balconies preserved over time offer visitors a distinct experience and a glimpse into simpler times.

History

Established in 1805.

Newly renovated in 2012

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.70

Address: 1005 St. Peter, New Orleans, LA, 70116
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Comments (20):

1. Tom E.
Really can't say enough good things about the hotel itself. Two blocks off Bourbon St. so just far enough away from the party but not too far. The hotel is very nice, rooms are very comfortable and nicely done. The very much needs improvement aspects come from the cleaning staff. They clean the rooms just fine but they are rude to say the least. They would knock on the door at 8:00 a.m. wanting to clean it. Really? 8:00 a.m.? Yep, every day. You could also hear them yelling at or to each other on a regular basis outside our room. The final straw was when we checked out on June 23. The cleaning staff was all congregated around the doorway of the office smoking and talking. We were checking out but not leaving for another couple hours and wanted to leave our bags. One of the staff let us in but the other two were actually in the doorway, sitting on the steps and wouldn't move to let us by with our luggage. We had to walk sideways thru them and lift our luggage over their heads to get inside. Then, the entire time we were checking out, they were yelling (and I mean ear piercing yelling) at each other. So, would I stay again? Maybe, the hotel is great but the staff has a lot to be desired.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor. Less noise from people moving back and forth from Bourbon Street...

28/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Raymond L.
Surprised with the multiple 4 star ratings.  We booked through hotels.com .  It was rated as a 2.5 stars which is about right.  The hotel did not look like the professional pictures from their website.  We had a queen room.  Room was small, bathroom was a good size.  Room was barely large enough for the bed, small dresser.  There was a little outcove for a chair and fridge but no microwave.  Yes the cleaning staff knocked every morning at 8am even with a do not disturb sign.  This is New Orleans, we weren't going to be up and ready by 8am.  The doors and staircase are quite small.  If you have a large piece of luggage, can be tricky.  You can hear everything from the street and your neighbors.  We overheard a drunken verbal altercation from our neighbors had at 6am, wasn't pleasant.  We learned the hotel was either very near or at the site of the oldest cemetary in New Orleans but is now moved.  So if you're into a haunted hotels, this could be one.  But let's just say they are quite common in New Orleans.  Front desk was helpful with getting a taxi to the airport at 4am and wi-fi is free.  Room was clean.  Location was good, about 2 blocks from Bourbon St, a lil walk to Canal St but everything in the French Quarter is easily walkable.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. Carlos H.
We had a king suite at the Inn on St. Peter.  It was new, clean and had all of the charm of the French Quarter.  This room was on an interior courtyard and was quiet and secured.   We needed the heat (December 2012) and each of the rooms (sitting and bedroom) had very effective units.  We loved this place.  The location was great - away from the tourist din.  The staff was friendly and attentive.  I would love to stay here again.

09/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Frank T.
Great place.  Nice staff and clean,  nice furnished rooms.  Central location to bourbon street and Jackson square.

15/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Ed M.
We have tried different places in the French Quarter and like to try a new place every now and then. This was our first stay at Inn on St. Peter. Like the small Inns and hotels in "The Quarter" the building is old and the rooms are almost all different from the room right next to you. We stayed in a King room on the St. Peter St. side. As others have noted there is no elevator and the stairs to the outer balcony rooms are old steep, narrow iron steps. I could not carry two bags at the same time up these stairs. The stairs to the inner courtyard rooms are a little better but not much.
The room itself was big enough to have the king sized bed, a dresser which served as the TV stand too, an end table, the small coffee maker table, a little stool and the armoire. There was enough room to get around without having to bump into furniture. The light fixture in the ceiling is interesting with a dome shaped indentation in the ceiling. There is an ironing board and iron in the armoire.
The bathroom was not big at all and there was no place to put anything other than a toothbrush. I though that it was kind of strange that the toilet paper dispenser was on the opposite wall from the toilet. If you have short arms.... well you get the picture.
Since we were there in December during a cold snap (at least cold for New Orleans) the heating unit took some figuring out but it did work. The Keurig coffee maker was a nice touch although there were a couple of days when we didn't get new coffee K-cups. A Trip downstairs got us some replacements. The TV was a newer flat screen and the cable had a lot of different choices. The Inn has wireless Wifi which worked well when we were there. The balcony on the street sides curves from St. Peter Street around to Burgundy Street. The view is nice up and down the streets. On the St. Peter side you can see up to the edge of Congo Square (one block away) down to Decatur Street by Jax Brewery.
Good: The staff were all very helpful and cheerful. Probably the nicest group we have had in New Orleans. The price was right, we used the weekday rates and got one night included with the cost of the other three. I don't say free because you pay for something, or get a discount, as part of the package.
The location is good, two blocks from Bourbon Street, one block from Congo Square and four straight blocks to Jackson Square. The bed was firm without being hard. There were plenty of pillows on the bed. Other than the aforementioned coffee K-cup thing the room was cleaned in a timely fashion each day.
The average: There is no on-site parking but they do have parking lot as part of the French Quarter Guest House group. It is on the other side of Esplanade Avenue near Frenchman Street which is about 11 blocks away but they do offer a no cost Pedicab ride from and to the lot when you check in and check out and the lot does have a security gate which you can enter via an electronic control device if you need to get or put items into your vehicle.
The building is old and as such the floors and balconies are not level. Put a marble on the floor anywhere and it will roll somewhere else. The door to the bathroom would open if not latched and the door to the armoire would not stay open. The balcony has about a four inch drop from the building to the street side in the course of about six feet. The balcony has several small iron tables with iron chairs to sit at while observing the activity in the area.
They have no breakfast but there are several places close if you have to have breakfast. It doesn't take that long to walk to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee.
The toilet was running continuously but when we notified the front desk it was taken care of quickly.
It seems like all of the sound from St. Peter Street is amplified by the time it gets to the second floor. There is a ton of construction in the area and all of the workers arrive early to start hammering away by 7-8:00 am.
However, this (the noise) is not abnormal for the French Quarter but if you want total quiet get a room that faces the interior courtyard. Speaking of the courtyard is not big but does have some nice plants and a couple of better metal chairs.

The bad: Nothing was really bad but I am sure some people would refer to my average notations as bad.
Overall: This is no fancy hotel with 1,000 rooms, a gym, spa etc. If you want to stay in the Vieux Carre' expect an eclectic mix of Inns and hotels with different personalities and quirks. Would I stay here again, yes. Would I recommend it, yes with the above noted comments. The bottom line is that when you visit New Orleans you don't want to spend too much time in the room.

26/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. carolina m.
The staff was VERY VERY nice, the beds were really comfortable and the building is cute. It's what I expected. Overall I was very happy with the place. 2 blocks away from Burbon. Perfect walking distance. Far enough to not hear the crazyness of Burbon but close enough to be able to walk back and forward.

Reason I don't give a higher rating is because of the wifi and cell service. Unfortunately it is not noted that because the bricks and the structure of the building, the reception is really bad. Guest receive free wifi, but we never picked up the signal and we weren't able to use our phones unless we walked out of the building. This is my only complaint. Other than that.... the hotel is really nice and accommodating

07/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Cynthia S.
My husband and I, along w my sister and her husband stayed here recently for a three night mid-week stay. Location was awesome - I was very worried about the noise (particularly since were earplugs in the drawer - but we didn't have any problems. The rooms were clean, nicely furnished and comfortable, as was the bathroom. the AC was on when I checked in, which was great since it was already hot and humid. We had a room in the second building which you enter from the street, so there was no window, but given that we weren't in the room much, I didn't find it a problem. My sister's room had lovely exposed brick and access to the lovely wrap around balcony. The courtyard was great, and staff were very nice. Agree with an earlier poster that the walls are thin, and the Wi-Fi wasn't particularly strong. That aside, I thought this hotel was a terrific value (made even sweeter by a midweek stay-two-nights get third-free deal) and I would stay here again.

20/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Fresh M.
Stay somewhere else. For the amount I paid to stay at this less than charming place, I expected more. Location is actually not that great. Room must not have been swept, there were saltine cracker crumbs or something on the floor. Staff did not know the history of the place. Courtyard needs some ambiance. I hate to leave negative reviews but I feel the need to be realistic. The reviews I read we're so good that I booked this place now seriously regret it!
Positive side is the staff was cheerful.

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
9. Sarata K.
I almost never give 5 stars, but this "hotel" was pretty great. I recently came back from an all-girls trip. I found this place on Yelp and decided to book considering the location and price.

The room we stayed in (#30 I believe) was a weird (in a good way) combination of a hotel and an apartment. You enter through a door which opens out onto the sidewalk but behind this door are stairs (that lead to other rooms) and another door to your left (our room!).

Anyone would think: "First floor, facing the street, pretty close to a bar, no way!" We were nervous at first,  but it was very quiet and aside from that bar (which was oddly quiet with no hanging out outside) the location is far enough from the madness yet close enough for you to walk to Bourbon street and the Cafe du Monde :).

When we entered our suite we were pleasantly surprised. Our suite had a living room, dining area, mini fridge, clean and decent sized bathroom and a separate room with 2 queen beds and exposed brick walls. Plenty of room for 4 girlfriends! Our stay was 3 nights and a room attendant cleaned the apartment every day. The lady at the reception desk was friendly and super helpful. she suggested places to see and eat . We visited half of them. Thumbs up all around!

05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Anna P.
This was exactly what I expected from a French Quarter Hotel. It is in a historical building, with chic quaint rooms. It is a few blocks from the Bourbon street craziness, so it was nice and quiet. The only bad thing was that housekeeping didn't come until around 5pm, so we were in our room getting ready to go back out and missed it.  We were only there two nights so we didn't really need housekeeping, but because we missed the housekeeping we didn't get a K-cup coffee renewal for morning...yikes!

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Britt K.
Lots of great things about this hotel-- location, balcony, spacious suite rooms, price and character. It's quiet and the beds are comfy too.

The not so greats--we haven't been impressed by the housekeeping staff. Had to go down and get more TP after they had made up the room and it was obvious they didn't clean the bathroom either, just emptied the trash and changed the towels. Somewhere in there our bath mat disappeared too. My roommate found a cockroach in her room today, but we disposed of it without too much drama. Yes, we are in the south and we've spotted several in the neighborhood so I can't say I'm that surprised. And we left the window onto the porch open a good deal of the time, which could be how it got inside.

If you like character and charm you'll love this place. If you want luxury, this probably isn't the place for you.

27/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Tammy G.
I have stayed at the Inn on St. Peter twice now, and will DEFINITELY go back again and again! The 2 bedroom carriage house is perfect for our group of 6 ladies that frequent NOLA, with a king bed in one room and two queen beds in the other. I've also stayed in a standard king room, #13 which was kinda small, but was very pleasant. You'll want to know, there are no elevators and the stairs are a bit steep for those that stay on the 2nd floor. I have nothing but GREAT things to say about the staff.  Carol, Dwayne, and Dawn are just a few of the names I can remember, but they are all super friendly and helpful. Everyone treated us as if we were family. If there was something we needed, all we had to do was ask. Simply wonderful. The hotel is a few blocks away from Bourbon, which is nice. The beds are very cozy and rooms kept very clean. They have a great wrap around balcony, which we spent a lot of time on when we just wanted to chill. The area is nice and quiet. There is also a small grocery store just a block away and a small quaint and quiet little bar accross the street, that is open until the wee hours of the morning and serves great food until about 11pm. Can't wait to go back! I DEFINITELY know what it means to miss New Orleans!!!

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Shane J.
I have visited New Orleans many times and have stayed usually in the hotel chains.  I joined some friends for Halloween this year and was glad I took the impulsive trip.  I traveled to attend all the Halloween festivities.  Let's start with location - I enjoyed that it was in the french quarter and 2 blocks from Bourbon St.  I loved the look of the hotel - it embodied the historic Spanish design and had the gas lamps and balcony.  There are a few courtyards to hang out that makes it feel private.  The staff were friendly and helpful if you requested or needed help with pointing out local spots.  My friends booked the 2-Bedroom Suite.  One room had 2 queen beds and one queen bed.  Each room had a flat screen television.  The suite area offered a dining room table with a living room coffee table and flat screen television.  The living room sofa was also a fold-out bed.  Also in each room is a Keurig machine that the coffee drinkers loved.  The bathroom was a decent size.  The beds were comfortable and I enjoyed the ability to control the temperature a ceiling fan and air conditioner in the living room and in each bedroom.  

Ok - back to the location.  It is close to the Louis Armstrong Park - they have lots of community activities happening there for FREE - so it's worth a walk to check out.  You can get to the Treme neighborhood with a 15 Minute walk  and if for nothing alone - visit Willie Mae's Scotch House - On Many "Best Fried Chicken" lists and featured on the Food Network a lot.  It's worth the walk and waiting in line.  Check out my review of them too.  Close to St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.  Across the street is a cool "gay bar" - 700 Club.  A few stops were made there before and after activities - the bartenders are cool and they seem to attract locals - so it was a nice chill spot - especially on Halloween Night.  The best part of this location - is you can walk anywhere in about 10-15 minutes.  You are close to the craziness - but won't get annoyed because you are far enough away.

If there is a negative - we were located in a 2nd floor suite - the ice machine is downstairs.  Guess what - when you go out and come back in - remember - Get Ice - just a small adjustment.

If you want a great french quarter hotel - I would stay in this hotel again.

05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Jonathan S.
The Inn on St. Peter isn't a traditional hotel in the slightest, but it is the perfect place for a New Orleans getaway. It's located 2 blocks West of Bourbon St., so you don't hear any of the craziness. The room we stayed in was basically like a 1 bedroom apartment, complete with a full living room, giant bathroom, and spacious bedroom with 2 comfortable beds.

The layout of the Inn was a bit odd, with the ice machine underneath the stairs in the courtyard, but the staff was friendly and able to help with any issues you might have. Make sure you don't forget your keys, because everything requires it, including accessing the courtyard. I would strongly recommend this place for your stay, but keep in mind that all the rooms are different.

27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Hiromi N.
This was my first post-Katrina trip to New Orleans.  In my 20s, I had drunk my fair share of hurricanes, which means that many of the memories made on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter were pretty much a BLUR!!!  (Uhmm...I didn't know that the Mississippi River was just beyond Jackson Square...J/K...but really, never saw it at all in past visits ...really).

As far as French Quarter hotels go, this one was decent for the price.  They were doing some construction while we were there.  We were in a room downstairs facing the street.  There were no pretty courtyards like some of the other French Quarter Hotels that I had secured in the past.  The first night when my 4 friends and I checked in, the receptionist wasn't exactly the friendliest (but had probably been dealing with all sorts of drunken people or had a bad day).  

The room was a suite with 2 double beds, a full sized sleeper sofa, a dining area and a mini refrigerator.  The hotel is on the edges of the French Quarter, but only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street and the Cat's Meow (if you like to watch or participate in a little drunken karaoke).  

All in all, this hotel was A-OK.  Not sure about parking b/c we took a cab from the airport and a shuttle service back to the airport for our return flight.

09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Livvy O.
Enjoyed my stay here. I was in NOLA for 6 days so it felt like my home away from home. It was like staying in an apartment rather than a hotel. When we first got there, was a bit confused as where to enter but then one of the service ladies helped us out. LOVED our room- we had the deluxe so we had a king bed with a little living room and small dining area. Lots of space. Gave my mom and I enough space for when we needed alone time! 2 TV's for our afternoon breaks. Loved the decor, you could tell all furnishings were top quality. Bed and pillows were comfy. Bathroom was a little tight but it was all good. The bath tub was slippery so I had to ask for a mat especially for my mother who's in her 60's. Also, they didn't seem to have enough trash cans so we asked for another one. Had 2 air conditioners so was never hot. Always happy with a Keurig which they did not skimp on! Also, always got a good night sleep. This was only 2 blocks from Bourbon and slept good! This was at the edge of the French Quarter across from Louis Armstrong Park and close to St. Louis Cemetery and Treme. You can get anywhere in the French Quarter in a matter of 10-15 minutes.  

Overall, room service was good. Staff was always helpful when we needed something.  The building is a historic landmark. OMG, the balcony was amazing! Loved the gas lamps surrounding the building and along the walkway.  Loved loved the architecture and was glad to stay here in true New Orleanian style!

23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Mindy T.
Really liked this hotel.  Location was great.  Not in the hectic area, but close enough where it wasn't a long walk.

We had a good sized room with two double beds.  The bathroom also had two sinks, which was awesome.

The people that work there are so friendly and helpful.  Johnny was working when we checked in and he called us when our room was available.  The day we left, another lady called a cab for us.

The room was a little cold because you go in through an alleyway and there is no direct sunlight into the room.

The only thing I didn't like were the tiny little pillows they give you. You get 4 to a bed, but they are so small..

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Re H.
Pro. Location, staff, well furnished rooms.  Good security. Pretty court yard. Big bathroom
Con. Noise from the court yard comes thru (room on 1st floor right on court yard) so early risers wake up night owls and vice versa.  Also turn the TV on fairly loud if you want to have sex, not even loud sex, without anyone hearing you. Also, the WiFi was awful. Weak signal, actually cut out half the time.  I basically had to sit in one corner of the room to get a consistent signal.  I really hope they fix that.  It was very frustrating and really kind of important to have as none of the cafes etc on the French quarter seem to have WiFi.

Also. If I had been traveling as a single woman I would have felt safe in this neighborhood while sober to lightly buzzed.

13/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Annie A.
Pros:
Room was cute, very clean, and the bed was really comfortable. Hotel staff was helpful and friendly.  Aveda toiletries!!  I would give this aspect of our stay 5 stars. Also, location was fairly convenient.
Cons:
We forgot our toothbrush, and they didn't have one, so we had to walk the 3 blocks to Rouse's, which wasn't awful, but it was inconvenient. Also, no vending machine, so when you want a soda in the middle of the night, you have to take another walk.
The fact that there isn't an elevator isn't bad when you're going to and from your room, but if you tend to overpack like I do, it can be a little interesting getting settled in and checking out, especially given that the steps are a hair steep.
If you look in your nightstand, there are ear plugs. You'll likely need them. There was a drunk girl on the balcony screaming both nights we were there.... My poor sleeping husband thought it was me one night and almost rushed out to save her!
All in all, it wasn't a bad experience, and we were certainly happy with the room. I don't think this would be a good place to stay with kids, and you should probably stock up on snacks if you think there's a remote chance you'd need them. I'm not sure we would stay there again, but we enjoyed our time there!

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Jennifer K.
While they don't have a refrigerator or microwave they have a very nice, comfy room. Very clean and very nice staff. We were in room 7 (where musician Johnny Thunder died) which is also a ground floor. There is some noise but earplugs were provided!! The location was perfect. 2 blocks away from Bourbon and within walking distance to a lot of yummy restaurants. It's really been very nice. We will definitely book again.

Oh and there is no parking but there are tons of lots nearby. We went to one for 50 bucks for 2 days only a few blocks a way.

09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0