Whitney Hotel - A Wyndham Historic Hotel
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It was another early morning this morning we left the hotel by 7:45am so we all grabbed some breakfast from the hotel lobby before we left. Today we had another really long drive from Memphis to New Orleans I think altogether we drove for 7 hours altogether. It wasn't freezing cold this morning which was nice for a change it was just a bit chilly …
This hotel was definitely the nicest one yet, very fancy and centrally located - we could walk everywhere. On Wednesday evening we went on a riverboat cruise with an all you can eat buffet (a theme in USA!) but it was the best meal of the tour so far - New Orleans is famous for its cooking. After that we went on a pub crawl on Bourbon Street , …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Whitney Hotel - A Wyndham Historic Hotel New Orleans
The Whitney is a unique hotel with the genuine ambience of New Orleans.
OK, Let's just say the room size is a cracker box to say the least.
Will definitely come back!
This was one of the better Wyndhams I've stayed at. I had a cheap price of $100/night. Being a ByRequest member, I got a free bottle of water, free bottle of Heineken, 2 M&M bags, super comfy bathrobe, and cucumber eye pads to use and relax in my super clean and fairly big room. The things that set this hotel apart were: the digital scale, lit magnifiying mirror. Very nice chocolate brown marble bathrooms with pulsating shower head. Very quiet location on Poydras. It was near the W, Harrah's Casino, 24/7 diner called Huey's, the St. Charles Ave.
streetcar, and the Kinkos.
Very charming small hotel
Great small property.Tons of charm.Very Helpful staff(Sarah, the By request manager, was very helpful)Very good house keeping,ok room service,GREAT location-close enough to walk to lots of attractions,but far enough away from the insanity of the quarter.Huge bathroom in my room.The room was very nicley decorated.I will definintely stay here again.
Went for a 30th anniversary trip for 3 nites. After reading other reviews, took advantage of all suggestions: joined By Request and got 2 nights for 89 each and the 3rd night free. My husband had to make many long distance calls and there were no charges involved. Not only that, we got the free wine and cheese and crackers. It was charming and our room was very lovely and I thought had lots of personality. The bath products were a plus also. The hotel was one block from the trolley but several blocks from Canal, so be prepared for it to be about a 1/2 mile walk to the French Quarter. However, we went many other places: DDay, Magazine Street, etc, that we would have walked from wherever we stayed. I am sure there were many places we could stay and probably would have loved, but who can deny that $200 for 3 nights in a fabulous hotel in New Orleans is anything to complain about? Also, the week before New Year's is a GREAT time to go to New Orleans. Very quiet and not crowded at all.
Liked the Whitney!!!
We stayed at the Wyndham Whitney in October.It is a lovely historic bank converted into a hotel in 2000, retaining much of its original architecture (think wedding cake frosting) and charm. The front desk help was friendly and helpful with suggestions about directions and where to eat. It is within walking distance of anywhere you want to go in NO. BUT avoid the breakfast--our sausage wasalmost raw and the toast was cold--but that is our only complaint. **TIP ask for a room with a window. Our room had a frosted window that obviously faced a building behind us and it felt cell-like. We would stay here again. Very quiet and charming!
Took a getaway to New Orleans Sept. 5-8. Whitney had a great weekend price, so my husband and I gave it a try.
My husband and I stayed at "The Whitney" August 14, 2003 thru August 17, 2003. We found a fabulous deal over the internet where you pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE. The cost was $218.00 + tax ($109.00 per night) for a King Size Parlor Suite. (Living room, bedroom & large bath). Lovely room! The location is ideal. We walked to the D-Day Museum, Harrah's Casino, Bourbon Street, The Riverwalk, The Superdome etc. etc. The staff at the hotel were courteous, thoughtful and extremely helpful. When we return to New Orleans we certainly will stay at this hotel again. Sincerely, Pat & Vic
We stayed at the Whitney on December 23-30, 2002 at an excellent rate of $79. (Keep in mind that Christmas week in New Orleans is the slowest week of the year for hotels, so bargain rates abound.)
My husband and I stayed at the Whitney Hotel in New Orleans this past Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is fabulous. The rooms are large and emmaculate. We had a great view of the city. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Riverwalk, the Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah's Casino, and the French Quarter. Canal Street (one of the famous trolley car routes through town) is just one block over. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Valet parking will cost you about $22/day. However, valet is extremely slow because the garage is some 5-6 blocks away, so be sure to call for your car at least 15 min ahead of time. This hotel has Golden Door products and a shower massage (all baths are marble). Very quiet hotel in historical Whitney bank building.