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Travel Blogs from New Orleans
One of the options as you drive towards New Orleans is to get off the main highway and onto the "river road" that winds peacefully past sugarcane fields and old plantation homes - it also winds peacefully past dozens of industrial complexes, petrochemical parks and oil refineries, but never mind. Lots of the plantations are now museums and are open …
... a few streets make.
We met at 9.30pm and set off to find somewhere to eat in the Quarter. It was so vibrant with the sound of live music playing, the smell of food and the throng of people drifting along the pavement. We had dinner a Coops Place which served Cajun food. Fred & I shared a taster plate of typical New Orleans food and also a plate of shrimp and crawfish. Verdict, it was alright, but nothing to ...
... then used the street cars to get out to the end of Canal Street to look at some of the above-ground cemeteries. Some really old crypts, but others that were new or added to recently; obviously a "live" cemetery. Well, you know what I mean... We then took a couple street cars to get over to the big city park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. I was led to believe (by that reliable source of information, the internet) that they had a collection of O. Winston Link ...
... clubs are, we stopped and danced at a few! There was a lovely street market going on in the middle of Frenchman, all of it my kind of stuff, very arty and sometimes hipster-y :) In New Orleans I noticed there are a lot of homeless people who are my age which is a very sad thought, but they all seemed to stick together in small groups and support each other. A huge amount of the homeless played an instrument, and extremely well, music was just oozing out of every corner in New ...
... I must admit my heart sank a little when the hostess said she had never heard of this on-line ordering but she was quite old and did not strike me as being particularly technically savvy.
The silver lining in this cloud was that we passed a number of very nice shops – one that was full of beautiful masks from Venice - "My Sherie Amour" - as the shop's owner was Sherie. We had the shop keeper, Ian, open a little early as we stood and waited and then had a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews St. Pierre New Orleans
Great Location, Friendly Staff, Clean Room...
We had a nice visit. Clean rooms, very friendly staff and perfect location. K.L.
Don't believe the description!
First time we stayed there, the room was ok but had none of the items described. No iron, data port, etc. etc. Olde world style-but a bit too basic. Upon leaving the Manager took us to a room that had been "updated" and said to ask for the newer room next time. Went a year later - the room was worse than the first one, a friend that booked online was told her reservation wasn't in the system and she had to pay full price! $139 for the room was atrocious - we paid $69 and it was only worth $29!!!
I heartily endorse the damning reviews of this dump!As well as enduring the dirt, non-functioning a/c etc etc the management had our car towed from the carpark on the 4th day of our stay. We had to take a taxi to the pound which was in an area of the city so bad that the taxi driver would not leave us there but stayed to escort us safely back to the French Quarter. we received neither apology nor remorse from the 'lady' in charge.Our letters of complaint to both the owners and the NOLA Convention & Visitors Bureau were ignored.This shameful disregard for the people who contribute massive amounts of money to the city coffers has put us off returning !
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The room was disgusting. The bathroom made my skin crawl and there was no way I was going to walk barefoot on the carpet. The first shower I took had no water pressure and was cold. Ice cold. I called the staff to look at the water problem. When they finally came I was changing cloths. They knocked and let themselves right on in (despite the fact that I yelled, 'Wait a minute.'). I also slipped and fell at the end of our hall because the linoleum was soaking wet and there was no 'wet floor' sign or mat. I asked the desk to fill out an incident report and they treated me like I was crazy. To top it all off was the parking. Now I expected the parking to be awful in the French Quarter but what I didn't expect was for the staff to yell at me about it. A simple, 'I am sorry ma'am, but you can't park there.' would have been sufficient. They didn't have to come out of the hotel yelling. Bottom line was that this hotel was defiantly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff was rude and unhelpful and the room was gross. I would never stay at this hotel again, EVER!!
I have stayed in hundreds of hotel rooms in the past few years. This one is by far the worst I have ever stayed in! The accomadations were HORRIBLE, the staff was uncaring, and it was a miserable experience! The rooms were filled with dirt and debris, the windows were flaking and boarded up. Relatively new carpet was put on top of old, and both were not tacked down. The state of the bathrooms were beyond description. Needless to say, we were very unhappy on our vacation to New Orleans.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to cancel reservations after reading reviews made here on the Hotel St. Pierre in New Orleans as it was a prepaid booking during the 2003 Sugar Bowl. However, I would have gladly forfeited my $2,500 dollars paid for four rooms for three nights to not have to stay at this property. The sad thing is that is could be a great property as it has a cute exterior and nice location. It is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in!The bathrooms are beyond horrible.
What a "trip"
First let me say - You get what you pay for and we have a great sense of humor. This was a very last minute trip to New Orleans and we were lucky to get a room in the Quarter. The rooms are small (typical of the Quarter); are in need of repair and the carpets are disgusting (take along some shower shoes). We were only in the room long enough to sleep and take a shower (this is New Orleans). The staff was very generous, helpful and pleasent to deal with and the location is great. I probably wouldn't stay here again, but it suited the purpose this trip.
The Hotel St Pierre excels in the following categories: a) indifferent service personnel :reactions to the "customer" range from mild irritation ( when interrupted in the middle of a personal conversation) to anger when you express some concerns about your room). b) primitive room decor: the "central air/heat was represented by a box way up high that was secured with silver electrical tape (very attractive), the "in-room" hair dryers must have been in the owner's room, the carpeting ( I believe astro turf) had a sticky feel to it, the same kleenex box was "refilled " with a few new tissues each day) c) lowest water pressure (the term shower was a misnomer: I looked upon it as my morning dribble) . If you want high prices, low service, and a Norman Bates type of ambience, don't hesitate call Hotel St Pierre.
Stayed at the St. Pierre in March 2002. The first room that we checked into was absolutely filthy -from hairs in the supposedly clean sheets to having the telephone covered in some unknown sticky substance. We were then moved downstairs to what seemed to be a cleaner room. However, the bathroom fixtures were either barely hanging from the drywall or were nailed back up to a small piece of unfinished 2 x 4. The bathroom was also so small that you had to walk sideways to get to the shower and I only weigh 120 lbs. Our traveling companions' room was no better. There was a big hole above the door which was "repaired" by affixing a three foot wide piece of cardboard box with silver speed tape. I could go on and on about how unbelievable this place was - especially for paying over $150 per night. Suffice it to say that I will NEVER, EVER stay here again nor will I recommend it to anyone.