Le Pavillon Hotel
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Instead of making a new entry for every day, we are going to simplify things (for us and for you) and just share our fun times and pix in one. So here we go...We traveled to The Big Easy by train. We have been so busy lately, we decided we needed a little "down time", which a 17-hour train ride each way certainly gave us. If you've never done …
... it was my birthday.
After a delicious Thai lunch we went for a walk along the promenade before heading to a local brewery to see out the day, drinking as many beers as we could. Great day.
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... s here, and got a really good history lesson on the plantation, including the terrible slave history on the place. We had 2 hours on the estate and enjoyed every minute of it. When we were on our way back in the van, we got talking to our driver, Deborah, around the impact and effects of hurricane Katrina. She told us that she and her family were separated prior to the hurricane with school and work etc ...
... hopping. First stopping for some light jazz at Cafe Beignet (which, in all honestly was putting me to sleep a bit). So we made our way down Bourbon, stopping at Famous Door for a little dancing and another cover band place before settling in at Maison Bourbon where we found some livelier jazz with Jamil Sharif. We spent the rest of the night there (despite the overpriced drinks: $8.75 for well whiskey and soda? I ...
... himself before I stepped in. I bought a couple of charms, too. Then we discovered the best smoothies either one of us has ever had at The Organic Banana, sitting down and enjoying live music while sipping our delicious concoctions. The Banana Royale is a banana and chocolate smoothie with nutmeg and a cherry on top. I wish I could have 20 of these a day.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Pavillon Hotel New Orleans
The room was very nice, the price good and the location great! We walked everywhere. Never tried the restaurant, but the bar was nice.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Pavillon Hotel New Orleans
Our first visit to New Orleans was amazing. We went for a long weekend before the Mardi Gras craziness and stayed at the elegant Le Pavillon. We scored an excellent rate at ... The location is great... only a few short blocks to the French Quarter (quieter than staying right in the Quarter), very close to the St. Charles streetcar to take you to the Garden District, and only a few blocks to Mother's, the famous yummy restaurant. Upon arrival, we were very courteously informed that the hotel was overbooked for our first night and that they were asking for volunteers to stay across the street at the Drury Inn for free. Since we were on a budget trip, we agreed. The Drury was a nice hotel but we were really anxious to stay in our room at Le Pav! When we returned to Le Pavillon, the entire staff knew who we were -- and remembered us for next few days -- made sure we were satisfied with our free stay at the Drury, and were so very helpful and courteous. Our room was gorgeous, spotless and comfy. What a grand hotel. At night, there are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cocoa to warm you up after an evening of reveling. The bellmen took good care of our luggage when we checked out but still had several hours to play before going to the airport. The concierge and front desk staff were helpful and professional. We would definitely stay there again. The only problem is that there are so many interesting hotels in New Orleans that we might try a different one for variety next time!
I stayed at this hotel last August as I found a very good rate on the net. It is a beautiful hotel and the staff are extremley friendly. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the french quarter but it's really not too bad a walk. There is a beautuful rooftop pool and fitness room with lovely views of the city. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are available every night in the lobby free of charge which is a great treat
From the point you pull up to the hotel, it looks great. I found the service to be very friend and helpful. The treats they leave out is great too eg) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cookies. The pool on the rooftop has a nice view of the business district. There was a little bit of a walk to the French Quarters....just far enough to walk off your meal. I would consider staying there again.
Neat little hotel
This place is away from crazy Canal Street. We enjoyed the hotel. Very cozy and beautiful. The breakfast is wonderful and the fresh orange juice was awesome. The rooms were a little small and one morning we had to wait for hot water but overall this place is really a jem. I guess after staying in so many Hyatt's and Hilton's it is refreshing to stay a beautiful hotel like this that serves wonderful hot chocolate and peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches at 10pm. We loved the Aquarium; we spent 3 hrs looking around. Also, a wonderful restaurant is Bacco's. The have wonderful lobster and shrimp ravioli. Bacco's is a Brennan restaurant that serves Italian dish's. Stay way from greasy spoon's like Mother's and Central Grocery with their Muffalettas which are extra greasy and gave me a tummy ache for days. Mariposa is a wonderful lunch spot on Decatur. Enjoy your trip. Oh, don't spend money on the Number One Cemetery, instead pay a cab to see the Metairie Cemetery. The number One Cemetery is not as impressive!!!
A wonderful hotel, an awesome vacation
My husband and I went to NO for something different for Christmas. Le Pavillon Hotel was so beautifully decorated. The entire hotel is impressive, but the service was phenomenal. The concierge was very helpful, the doormen were polite and helpful; it was the best service we received during the week we were in NO. I disagree with the reviewer who didn't think it was safe to walk to the hotel from the Quarter; we did it nearly every night. In fact, we commented daily how glad we were that we didn't stay in the Quarter. Le Pavillon was the perfect "getaway" from the craziness of the French Quarter. The peanut butter sandwiches are a nice touch too.
Pretty but bad location!
its a beautiful hotel, but the its located about 6 blocks from the quarter. dont even think about walking to or from there after dark. look for a place inside the french quarter not just near it. there basically is nothing else to do in new orleans outside that area at night. also the whole city is pretty run down, but the food is GREAT!!!
Happy Anniversary, 25 Wonderful Years
We recently celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversay at the Le Pavillon in New Orleans. It was even more beautiful than it was 25 years ago when we spent our Honeymoon there. This is my favorite Hotel. We hope to spend our 50th Anniversary at the La Pavillion. With Love, Candy and Van
My wife and I are in complete agreement with the writer from Cleveland, Ohio. Both of us travel extensively as part of our jobs, and being Europeans, travel a lot in general as we have 7 weeks of vacation time per year, so stay in many different hotels each year. Unlike most places we stay, where there always seems to be something annoyingly wrong, neither of us can think of one negative impression of Le Pavillon, and are looking forward to staying there again on our next visit to New Orleans.
From the rooftop pool and deck, to the gym with complementary water, sports drinks, and fresh fruit; to the spacious and jaw-droppingly gorgeous rooms, and the excellent and extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and well-mannered staff, it is just what the business and vacation traveller to New Orleans needs, a quiet and comfortable oasis to get away to after a long, hot, typically crazy and chaotic New Orleans day.
Great place to stay
We stayed at Le Pavillon in November,2000 and loved it. The rooms and baths were beautiful, the service was wonderful and the only reason we didn't return the next time we went to New Orleans was because there were no rooms available. I can't believe someone else who wrote a non-favorable review stayed at the same place we did. The next time we went to NO, we stayed at St. Ann's in the French Qtr. Now there's a place you should stay away from--talk about dark, dank and ugly! The bathroom and toilet were awful--so bad that one of us couldn't even stand to get in the shower! They gave us an awful room, turned off the water for hours without warning us, the foldout bed was broken. The whole stay was a nightmare. Le Pavillon is where we're going the next time.
Don't Stay here
Take it from me, I am a native who used to send a lot of
referral business to this hotel, as it is close to my office. After numerous complaints, I advise everyone I know to stay away from this place. The rooms are small, dark and dank. The staff is the rudest of any hotel in this city and (I've since learned) locals avoid this place like the plague. You can do MUCH better, usually for the same or less money.