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The Whitney Hotel in New Orleans, LA

The Whitney Hotel in New Orleans, LA

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Similar to New Orleans, The Whitney Hotel is an authentic experience, a hotel housed in a converted bank building and a National Historic Landmark. With granite, brass and crown moldings throughout including the original bank vault, The Whitney Hotel has incorporated the original building's architecture into the present aesthetic.

Guests love our convenient amenities and services, including complimentary Internet access throughout the hotel. Get energized in our fitness center and enjoy stress-free valet parking.

With 93 guest rooms and suites, our intimate New Orleans hotel provides an urban escape in New Orleans' Central Business District. Each room has enough space to relax or to work, offering ergonomic chairs, pillowtop mattresses and plush linens. Outfitted with traditional-style furniture, our beautiful rooms are cozy and quiet thanks to the historic building's thick walls.

History

Established in 1999.

The building that is now The Whitney Hotel made its debut as the home of the Metropolitan Bank in 1909 and while the name of this Beaux Arts beauty may have changed over the years, it has always reflected the spirit of the time. The illustrious history of this building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, is a microcosm of the city itself.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.29

Address: 610 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130

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    Comments (7):

    1. Gaelyn Z.
    Location of the hotel was excellent.  Staff was friendly.  However the quality of our room left me lacking and noise was a huge problem.  Our room was on the back side of the building and quite small from what I expected.  The window was frosted glass and painted shut, so it felt like a cave.

    Noise was the bigger problem.  The AC unit was extremely noisy and woke us up every time it came on.  And with the window painted shut we couldn't even open it and turn off he AC!  There is little to no sound proofing to prevent hallway noise from transmitting to rooms.  Our room was right by a stairwell and a janitor closet, all night doors were slammed and other guests were yelling in the hallways.  The staff needed supplies from the janitor closet earlier than we hopped to get up in the morning.

    While the location, staff and price were good, we won't be back to his hotel.

    26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    2. Roberto H.
    Very friendly staff. My gf and I stayed here for a night and ended up extending our stay because of THE AWESOME location! It is literally in the heart of NOLA; will save you lots of $$$ in parking....we literally walked everywhere! Rooms are clean and confy, they keep an old fashion theme but classy and neat. Great deal for what u pay! ( parking is an additional $28) Highly recommend.

    31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Daniel D.
    I wished i could rate this a zero but he service is horrible.   Checked in at 430 and they we had to wait because the staff had not finished cleaning. The hotel is ok. Nothing fancy. Accommodations are comfortable but nothing more.  The staff is mostly nice but clueless when it comes to customer service.  Waited forever to get a beer at the bar while waiting to go to dinner. The bartender was more concerned with wiping down the register than asking if his customers had been helped.  Hotel has a great location but will seek other options for my next stay.

    31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Harsh D.
    I have stayed here a couple of times for a week now (for Business) this year and my stay was very comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and polite and the location is absolutely perfect.
    The only thing is that breakfast is not complimentary with the hotel room, but with the places around, you will not have any problem to decide where to eat.
    The new wifi they have installed (its free) is very good and fast, which is very helpful for business people.
    I had a great stay here!

    01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Tami H.
    Not a great experience.  It looks like it should be boutiquey and quaint - housed in an old bank building.  But overall it feels really dated, not super clean. Service is questionable -- friendly but not attentive.  Many amenities are missing like room service, basics like cups in the bathrooms. Towels are thin and not comfortable.  Beds creaky.  Rooms have a strange layout. The gym is ridiculous (a tiny room with 3 machines and a TV that doesn't work).  Good location but that's about it!

    13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Kathy L.
    Stayed here for two nights, after the end of my East Coast Contiki- a great place to end. It's a beautiful hotel in what was once (so cool) a bank building- and therefore not surprisingly a National Historic Landmark. Loved the original old-school architecture, with it's granite, brass and crown mouldings coupled with the modern interior, making it such a classy space. Conveniently placed in the CBD and not far from the French Quarter either.

    Shared a standard double with my Contiki roommate and we were happy with our room. Elegant granite counters, marble bathroom floor and complimentary Wifi access- which was very handy. Beautiful traditional furniture to admire also. Got to make some use of our television while packing and unpacking and the roommate was glad of the iron and board. Lovely, plush beds to fall into at the end of a Bourbon Street night.

    Only minor qualm would be the beautiful elevators are quite slow- so tip: leave slightly earlier than you would normally to wait for it to come up for you to get back down to the lobby. Otherwise a happy hotel experience!

    05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Cindy S.
    We had a very nice stay here we were here from Saturday till Sunday we had dbl dbl room with friends doors separating us nice atmosphere and all was good

    22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0