Inn on St. Peter
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... New Orleans was claimed by the french in the early 1700's, after the war with the spanish, they were then commandeered and had lots of spanish influence. NOLA has had a few fires that have gutted the french quarter and because of this most of the buildings are spanish built and styled. In the early 1800's the americans gained control of NOLA by purchasing it. It was roughly 43 cents per acre for what they paid for it. Not a bad deal at all. Its just such an amazing place as ...
... with a beer for a an hour or so to get this first true New Orleans experience. Home to the hotel by about 11:30, which is looking like our bedtime for the next few days. Day 3: French Quarter Festival No hurry to get out of the hotel, so took the bus downtown by about 11 am. We spent the whole day just wandering around, soaking up the music at the many venues and enjoying the people watching and window shopping along the way. We started at the waterfront, picking up our first ...
... of the craziest things about New Orleans is that there are so many moments that can bring you into a zen state despite the chaos that’s going on around you.. we should also mention that being able to sit on the street with a beer while watching just makes it that much better.
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... dinner we, of course, had to watch the Saints-Cowboys game and since we didn't have tickets, what better place than Champions Square outside the Superdome where they had it on a gigantic (and unbelievably clear) screen with cocktail bars and rabid Saints fans (OK and a few Cowboys fans) everywhere. Laissez les bons temps roulez! And roll, the Saints did: 49-17. As ...
... treadmill, bike, and free weights; some weight machines. Not provided: foam roller, stretching area Provided: Towels, water, weighted balls, kettle bells. Air conditioning level: ~80+ degrees F; unpleasant for even a short workout.
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This was my first experience at the St. Peter Guest House. It was quite
The reviews posted here varied so much we almost canceled our reservation. I'm so glad we didn't. It's a delightful place to stay. The continental breakfast had first rate croissants, some even filled with chocolate, muffins, two breads, a toaster, english muffins and both regular coffee and hazlenut flavored. Our room was clean and had excellent water pressure. The room was small in a European fashion and the A/C worked fine. The desk clerks were friendly and saved our vacation with a timely call for a cab (see a review of a limo service that follows). It was so hot in town that if we visited again when temps are in the 90's or above, we might consider a place with a pool, otherwise this will our first lodging choice in New Orleans when we visit again. What follows is something I posted on the Arthur Frommer message board: We found a New Orleans airport transfer that promised the same rate as the shuttle but in a limo with complimentary drinks. There were five of us traveling and of course, this sounded like a good deal. Extreme Elegance Limo Service was not waiting at the airport when we arrived. After giving them an extra 15 minutes, we called to find out what was up. "Our other limo's air conditioning broke and we got behind, but your limo is on the way" and so we waited well over an hour until it showed. It indeed had a decanter of vodka and whiskey but no ice nor apology. Believing them, we made arrangements for a pick-up back to the airport when our stay was over. We reconfirmed the morning of our departure and when the time passed for the pick-up we tried calling but got a busy signal until an hour had passed. The woman said we're having "car troubles" but let me patch you to our New Orleans location. That woman said "We're having a bad day and no one will be available to pick you up". My wife quietly hung up the phone, explained the situation to the desk clerk at The St. Peter Guest House, who had a wonderful van (Royal Taxi) there within 5 minutes. You may d on our list of repeat businesses. The lack of a courtesy phone call where we could have made alternate plans fails every test of minimal customer service.
This was my second trip to the French Quarter and I was there for Jazz Fest. Two weeks out and I still didn't have a room and was planning on staying with friends, but I decided to try online one last time for a room in or close to the quarter. Almost all of the places were in the high $200 a night range so I was resigned to not be in the "thick of things" so to speak but and behold the St. Peters house Hotel had a room with a double bed for $159 a night Friday and Saturday and $129 for Sunday. Needless to say I jumped on it. I think the hotel was great, clean, charming with tons of ambience and two blocks from Bourbon St. My little room had a door that slid up into the window above and I had to duck to get into the room but that was just fine by me. It was clean with hot water and cold AC. I recommend this super unique hotel for those that don't need to be pamperred by the big chains.
The quality of St. Peter House has sadly diminished since Mardi Gras 1999 when I found it to be charmingly quaint and clean. This year, Mardi Gras 2003, it was absolutely filthy and in disrepair. The only housekeeping done during our 5 night stay was to provide fresh towels, but there was never enough of them and very rarely did we have wash cloths. The filth included a "dust bunny" encrusted shirt left under the bed by a previous occupant and black slime in the shower and on the floor of the bathroom (a simple treatment of Tilex Mildew Remover would take care of that). The floors in the room were so nasty that I ruined several pairs of socks. When I got home and took a shower, I said it was the first time my feet had been clean since I left home. Everything smelled musty and moldy. The commode would not flush because the tank would not fill; when it did, it leaked onto the bathroom floor. The pressure of the hot water in the shower would cut off resulting in cold showers. I love New Orleans and will come back. But sadly, I will never come back to St. Peter House.
This place was sad and filthy. A breakdown of my experience: 1.) The minute I checked into the hotel, I found myself to be an absolute annoyance to the hotel manager. (I know it was her because she actually gave me her card after I checked in.) I tried to ask her a few questions regarding parking, etc. upon arrival but she literally cut me off and told me to wait because she was busy doing the check-in paperwork. (I was the only person in the room. 2.) The floor was filthy. I had to wear shoes the entire time after I realized that I ruined two pairs of socks while walking IN THE ROOM. 3.) They don't seem to mind though, my room was only cleaned on two of the four days I spent at the hotel. 4.) I inquired to the front desk on three occasions about restaurants, delivery options, etc. and on ALL THREE OCCASIONS I was told "I don't know, I can't really help you." 5.) I arrived back in my room one afternoon to find a maintenance man who was "looking for leaks." He was a nice guy but he was in the room for more than an hour talking on his cell phone. 6.) The hotel offers no food or beverages. There was one soda machine but it was out of order.And the list goes on and on. So if your vacation lodging EXPECTATIONS are the following: you don't mind rude and unintelligent people, you already know everything about the city you are visiting, you don't care about cleanliness and you don't ever need food or water... The St. Peter House is the place for you.
Surprising nice experience
My friends and I stayed at the St. Peter House and were very surprised at the size of the room, the nice decor and staff, and best of all we liked the semi-private entrance to the room. The rates were a deal especially for being in walking distance to Burbon Street and all the happenings, as well as, cable in rooms and a kichenette to boot. Well worth the money!
From my initial encounter with the unwelcoming manager through to the unfriendly check out, this was a bad experience. but the worst aspect was the lack of cleanliness. There was a dirty q-tip on the stairwell the entire visist. Hair on the bathroom floor upon check in that never was cleaned. The room was vacumed only once in three days and then only near the center of the room. I know it wasn't because they didn't have a vacum, as I had to walk around it in the hallway to get in to my room each time. I would NEVER return here.
Great Hotel, Great Service
My husband and I stayed at the St. Peter House for 5 days along with my parents and brothers. We really liked the hotel. It was quaint with nice size rooms, kitchenette, large bathroom. I have actually lived in an apartment that was smaller than our hotel room. It is also in a great location just a few minutes from Bourbon Street yet, far enough that it was quiet. The staff was always helpful with directions, cabs, really anything we needed. We would not hesitate to go back.
Staggering distance from Bourbon street
I have stayed at St. Peter House on several occasions over the past 10 years and have had a most enjoyable stay each and every visit. It is well within staggering distance from Bourbon Street. The atmosphere of the Hotel is "quaint."
Great Basic Hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Saint Peter last time we visted NOLA. I just booked us in again for our upcoming trip with our little son. The hotel is clean and basic. It's no frills but has charm unlike chain hotels. The rates are fantastic. It's a quick jaunt to Café Du Monde but the bonus is it's out of the extreme drinking zone. It's a great place to lay your head at the end of the night and not have to listen to the carousing.