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Daveandanna stayed here on Sep 18, 2013 during their trip titled: America.
... your passenger with benefits" ! :). When we got back we still had some pool time left - we went back down to the gas lamp district so I could take Karen to Dublin Square - had a few pints there and met some new friends including the owner who is a BMW rider. We still weren't Hungary yet and decided to do a Gas Lamp walk about and ended up at ...... The Blarney Stone ... weird how that happened- we were a little skeptical at first when the owner who was Mexican by his ...
... actually hibernate for part of the year unlike crocodiles, they are basically fairly lazy and generally will not attack anything as large as a human. They have an overbite so cannot do the damage that a croc can. We had a young Cajun driver (Cajuns were originally from Arcadia now Nova Scotia), he was very knowledgable about his environment having been born and raised in the bayou. In the swamp there are many plant species introduced ...
I wasn't sure that a cruise would be my bag before we left (seasickness being the main reason) but now that we're back I think a cruise is everyone's bag!This day last week we sailed out the Mississippi into the Gluf of Mexico on a floating 5 star hotel. We were treated like royalty all week by the staff. We sat down to a 3 course dinner each night in a fancy restaurant, ate snails and frogs legs and other stuff that you'd love to try but hate to pay for in case they ...
... by the pool for a while the girls and I went over to the market to get a bite to eat a do a little shopping. I found a booth of art by Jim Tweedy. He draws humorous cartoons of cats and dogs. I bought a cute print entitled "Self Portrait" and he signed and dated it for me. (His works can be found at http://friendlydoggies.com/) The valet at the hotel suggested we do as the locals do and go ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Provincial New Orleans
Wow! I booked this place by researching many of the reviews here and also by how Frommer's had to rate it. I was hoping for clean, safe, convenient, pleasant, and comfortable. Hotel Provincial fit the bill to a tee for my husband and I! As soon as we pulled up, the Valet "Lee" was there to check us in and get us settled. The staff was very congenial, helpful, and easily approachable ( sometimes hard to find in a hotel staff). Everyone from the valets to the housekeeping staff always passed us with a smile and a "Have a nice day" or "How are you?". The room hallways were clean, nicely kept, and well lit. Our room was slightly small, but ample room for the two of us and our loads of shopping bags. Let's face it, we weren't there for sleeping. But when we did come back to our room at the end of the night, it was a welcome sight, and comfy. Our bathroom was immaculate, and the water pressure in the shower was awesome, we were on the 3rd floor. We never had a problem with hot water staying hot or cold staying cold. The location of Hotel Provincial was so convenient. We could enter thru the carriageway on Chartres, or Cafe Bienet / Honfleur Bar on Decatur.
I wrote a letter to the manager to inform them of the problems I had during my stay Memorial Day weekend - see previous review. The Manager sent me a letter asking me to call her. She was very apologetic and explained that they had 3 people miss work the weekend of our stay and were short staffed. She gave me a nice refund for a portion of our stay and asked me to call her directly to make reservations next time. We will stay at Hotel Provincial again.
Perfect Vieux Carre Location
The room was outstanding & the service was absolutely impeccable. We'll definitely stay here the next time we're in New Orleans, and it won't be long. Also, think about the Hotel Provincial because of its location: you're a few blocks from any noisy section of the French Quarter, but then again, it's just a few blocks. Perfect spot.
Unsatisfied with my stay
Not satisfactory. The room was very stuffy, with poor ventilation, poor air conditioning. Also, the room was rather dark, and appeared in ill repair. Unable to get room service when I requested (no one was available for room service that morning). However, the room was clean, with a decent amount of space. Overall, I would not stay there again.
Can't wait to go back
Can't wait to go back to the Hotel Provincial. This is a charming hotel in a historical building in a great location in the French Quarter - 2 blocks to Jackson Square and the Cafe du Monde. Our room (deluxe) opened on to a lovely patio with a gurgling fountain. There is also one large pool, one small pool, and more patios. Our room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. The service was outstanding - very helpful and friendly. We used our Entertainment discount to get a good rate. I highly recommend this hotel.
Good time had by all
My wife and I brought my mother to N.O. for her birthday and we were all very happy with the Provincial. Great location, central but quiet and with great service. The courtyard areas were all great and the pool area is wonderful. We had a room in the back through the parking lot and although the carpeting and wall paper were a little worn it seemed to add to the charm combined with the antique furnishings and high ceilings. I would stay there again and recommend to anyone looking for a small, comfortable hideaway in the French Quarter.
Good for the $
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay 11/2002. Staff was extremely polite and helpful and found the rates excellent if booked in advance. Large convention in town and hotel was full but service was still good.
Best Hotel I've Stayed In
As soon as you get there from the airport they take your bags for you and show you your elegant room. We were supposed to have a plain suite, but it was not available. Instead they gave us a condo that was connected to the Hotel and that was just fabulous! Two floors of pure antiques. Everything is right there when you wake up, Cafe du Monde, the French Market, Jackson Square, etc. Its just a lovely place, especially since you can see the French Quarter from your own balcony. Now, don't go to New Orleans if you don't think you'll run into a ghost. We had our share in that room, lights going on and off, things moving and falling off tables, but I love those kinds of things. I loved the high ceilings and the French doors! Lestat would have loved it there. So go! =)
When my friend and I were planning our girls weekend away I began looking at hotels that met specific requirements... had to be in a safe neighborhood, and had to be conveinently located. Not an easy task in New Orleans. Finally decided upon the Hotel Provincial. I have been to New Orleans several times, and for the most part stayed in hotels located at the upper end of the French Quarter...more toward Canal Street so I knew that this hotel was on the lower end toward the French Market and flea market.
This is a great place, perfect location, beautiful. It is haunted, believe me, I saw the ghost of a Confederate soldier (it was a hospital during the war). But if that doesn't bother you, this is the only place I would ever stay in New Orleans. It's close to everything, the staff is great, the parking lot is secure and it has two beautiful pools.