Hotel Villa Convento

Address: 616 Ursulines Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States | Hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This hotel, located in the French Quarter area of New Orleans, is near Beauregard-Keyes House, Old Ursuline Convent, Lalaurie Mansion, and Gallier House.
Map this hotel

Description

       

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Convento New Orleans

    Great location, great rates

    from

    We have stayed here twice. The location is great and the price is right. Quite area that is very safe and clean. Balcony room was great as was room 209. We highly recommend this establishment.

    "Stay Away"

    from

    We stayed at the Villa Convento Hotel in February 2003 during Mardi Gras. The room was terrible, and it was one of the 2 suites on the 4th floor! The elevator is a COFFIN! I thought it would be better to shlep up four flights of stairs than be in the elevator for 5 minutes! I was wrong. The stairway is awful (paint peeling off the walls, the carpet is threadbare!), needs a major paint job! The room was decent, and that's saying a lot. The ante-chambre or living room was dirty (walls splattered with god knows what), and they gave us a third mattress that had the springs popping out! The main bedroom was OK, and the bathroom was renovated, but you have to go through the bedroom to reach the bathroom. Breakfast was a bunch of day old croissants and coffee--no milk! The courtyard is a wreck, dead plants all over the place. The only positive about this hotel is the location and cheap rates--$165/nt for 3 people including parking.

    Stayed Accross the Street

    from

    We stayed at the French Quarter Guest House across the street from the Hotel Villa Convento. It is owned and operated by the same people. Our room was VERY small, but in New Orleans, who cares? You don't go to New Orleans to sit in your room. The location was excellent. Close to everything, but far enough away from the rowdy crowds. When I travel, the bed is really important to me. The bed in our room was awesome! Slept like a baby. If you plan on going to New Orleans, check this place out. Also, leave the French Quarter for the tourists. Take the trolley down St. Charles Ave. until you hit Loyola University. Across the street is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Enjoy!

    Had a WONDERFUL stay!

    from

    stayed at the hotel villa convento october 2002...was wonderful!....the campos were friendly, accommodating and helpful with questions about local restaurants, shops, trolly, everything. the room was clean and quiet. the hotel is walking distance from everything..jackson square, bourbon street...etc...highly recommend it... :-)

    Very pleasant stay

    from

    We stayed two nights at the Hotel Villa Convento in a third story room with a balcony. The room was lovely and clean and quiet. We spent one pleasant afternoon eating muffulletas, drinking wine, reading the paper and napping during a thunderstorm. The elevator is fun and Mr. Campos is very friendly. In the past we have stayed more on the Canal street side of the quarter and this place is at the other end. More residential. We felt like locals, not tourists. Great coffee/breakfast place across street, some really cool shops within two blocks, a great pizza place and an african restaurant nearby too. The courtyard is not spectacular, and an old place like this is a constant work in progress, but it had everything we wanted/needed and I would stay there again. It's a tad less expensive than some other places too.

    Excellent value!

    from

    We (mother and teenage daughter) stayed at Hotel Villa Convento for 4 days following several day stays at the Cornstalk and the Hyatt. We will absolutely return to the Hyatt and Hotel Villa Convento. The Cornstalk had courtesy and security issues, but that's another topic. The Hotel Villa Convento staff was wonderful, relaxed, competent and friendly. The building is old, run down, a bit tacky and shabby, but it was also charming, well maintained, clean, and interesting. The room was spotless and plenty roomy for the two of us. The bed was comfortable and clean with a fresh smelling and pretty matching set for the comforter, shams, dust ruffle. The bathroom was basic but clean and functional. The open grillwork balcony rooms are inappropriate for small children but wonderul for people watching, morning coffee, and reading. There is a very good deli 30 feet across the street, a community coffee shop 1 block around the corner, and you are within easy walking of other low or medium cost places to eat on the east side of the Quarter. The bus stops abt 1/2 block South of the front door. They have free excellent coffee and croissants in the morning - until they run out. There is no lobby, just a short and small hallway and desk, so its not a hotel for people watching - I would say they speak Italian at the front desk if that's any help to foreign visitors. The front door iron grille is locked before dark (enter with your room key) and we felt secure. It's true the courtyard could be spiffed up, but it was charming in a run-down sort of way. This hotel is on the edge of the residential area of the Quarter but is only a few blocks from the action on Bourbon. We walked back late at night and felt comfortable. There is nothing fancy or upscale about this family-run hotel, but it is an excellent value, is safe, comfy, and we loved it. The Hotel Villa Convento has an interesting history. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a feeling of the people who live in the Quarter.

    Charming sans Pretense

    from

    ...Lovely place. Nestled amongst the other Cuban built Spanish architechure, this hotel is not the "story-book 'Creole' dream plantation bed-n-breakfast", it's real New Orleans, with no pretension. The rooms were clean, rates are great and the staff were lovely, personable and attentive. Having lived most of life in New Orleans, I love this kind of place as it feels comfortable without having to prostitute the "native" culture to try and impress you. If you want the Fantasy, go somewhere else. If you want to feel like a local, by all means stay there. The generous continental breakfast will keep you going until you're ready to head out for real fare and another cocktail....

    Best place in the Quarter

    from

    The Villa Convento was a great place to stay. It was clean and our balcony room was so cosey, comfortable, and romantic. The Campo family was so friendly and helpful. The hotel was in a great location and was at a good price. I recommend to place to every one.

    What a Dump!

    from

    This place was a disgrace. The "lush" courtyard was filled with dead plants and the tables and chairs were in bad need of a good cleaning and painting. The room smelled moldy and damp, and there was mold growing in the bathtub. The walls of the room were all dirty and smudged. The floor in the bathroom was so dirty that when I put the floor towel down after my shower it practically turned black. Even the ice bucket leaked! The family who ran the place was nice, but this hotel is in need of some MAJOR renovation. It is in a nice location in the quiet end of the Quarter and the hotel has great potential, but it needs help fast before it gets beyond repair. The stairs leading to the upper floors seemed like it was going to rot and break beneath your feet. My family stayed one night and then checked into Le Richelieu.

    Perfect location!

    from

    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Villa Convento for one week in October, 2000. We were on our honeymoon and wanted an inexpensive place to stay that was in a convenient location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is not luxurious, but the rooms are spotless and air-conditioned, and it is within walking distance to many major attractions and close to the bus system and streetcars. Continental breakfast is included in the rate, or you can walk across the street to the magnificient Croissant D'Or cafe. The hotel is owned by the Campo family, who are very friendly and can provide a wealth of information on the city and its attractions. I would definitely stay there again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villa Convento New Orleans

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from New Orleans

    Music and Food!

    A travel blog entry by wendy.batey on Jan 21, 2015

    5 comments, 52 photos

    ... from across the road bursts through her front gate and into the middle of the road saying “I can’t get into my dress, can you please help me get into my dress!!!” Rick quickly volunteered!! Wendy actually did the buttoning up of the baby doll outfit she was wearing. She was dressing up ready for a show she was to perform in tonight. While talking to her we realized she was the guide we had ...

    New Orleans

    A travel blog entry by kstubbs97 on Oct 01, 2014

    21 photos

    ... here, and the trees are much larger. There are lots of Bald Cypresses (the state tree of Louisiana) growing in the shallow waters, draped with Spanish Moss.

    Our captain, Wade, had a bucket of marshmallows and hot dogs on board which he stuck on the end of a bamboo stick to lure alligators close to the boat. The smaller ones even jumped a couple of feet out of the water to get these, which they obviously considered a treat.
    A little further on we found a raccoon on ...

    New Orleans

    A travel blog entry by saskiabrynne on Sep 07, 2014

    1 photo

    ... back to the Hostel, I have a bit of a rest and then meet Julia, from Austria (she's 20 and working as an au pare in San Fran at the moment) who is completely mental. We decide to get some drinks and go out later, the outside area of the hostel is pretty cool, pool and loads of places to meet people. So we chat to a couple of girls from England and loads of other people. We all head to ...

    New Orleans

    A travel blog entry by jackie_mack on Jun 18, 2014

    2 comments, 5 photos

    ... in Dallas and again the plane for New Orleans was on time leaving and landing. I even managed to get my luggage. Things are looking up.


    I checked in to the hotel and the tour desk and was told there is nothing planned for tonight so I took a wander down Bourbon St.








    It ...

    Bourbon Street and beyond

    A travel blog entry by bradndad2014 on Apr 27, 2014

    27 photos

    Setting off around 10.00am we pointed Betty in the direction of New Orleans, Bourbon Street.
    We've decided to do a segway tour again, and the start point is in the heart of the city.
    Much of the central city district dates back to the late 1700's. New Orleans was also destroyed by fires in 1788, although 60 years before San Francisco, I guess it was a risk faced by most major cities of the time..
    Hurricane Katrina hit the coast ...