St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 11, 2016 Check-out: Feb 12, 2016

Look elsewhere

Would not recommend Sun, Nov 8, 2009
The restaurant is a jacket and tie place, just a heads up on that one. THE BAD: The "pool" is better described as a 5 x 12 child's pool and the area it is in smelt much like rotting garbage, put it this way I open the door looked laughed then inhaled through my nose and closed the door as fast as possible. The room had no ceiling fan so it gets stuffy very quickly. The windows could not be opened, they were nailed shut no help their. As for lighting in the room, you get a standing lamp on the switch and small desk light and medium lamp on the bed table, all with weak bulbs, so forget reading. As for the bath room the shower head is lower than usual caused us to duck when showering, and to make it worse the pressure was very low so it took longer, and to make it all worse the showers were warm at best for a few minutes then went to cold. I can also say this 2 of us left with sinus issues every time we left the room, and I only get agitated by long haired cats and the other is allergic to mold, so who knows what was getting us both. More importantly there is NO PROVIDED PARKING!!! with a few options park it your self somewhere of 15 or more dollars a night or the valet which takes your car 2 blocks away (I asked) and charges 25 dollars plus 3 dollars tax per 24 hours. As for the extra "BS" charges at check out a safe fee of 2.95 per night is added but not listed here! THE GOOD: Next visit to New Orleans ... new place no question about that.

| Marietta, GA Friends

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

The room vibrated!

Would not recommend Thu, Oct 22, 2009
I was there for a convention and in that sense the location was convenient. The staff were quite friendly. The room they gave me though left a lot to be desired. It was at the front of the hotel. It smelt musty but the windows did not open so I could not air it out. The bed was quite uncomfortable and sunken in the middle. There was no refrigerator. However, the worst thing was that the parking garage across the streets gate would squeak open and close all night long and it felt like the windows were open it was so loud. Also anytime a large vehicle drove by the whole room vibrated! This was not a comfortable place to stay.

| Pittsburgh,PA Business

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Back to the past at the St. James

Would recommend Wed, Oct 21, 2009
We stayed at two hotels, one was an upscale well known chain. Though it was very nice, it is pretty much the same in any city. The St. James was very unique, full of charm. All of the staff were friendly, cheerful and very helpful. The Bellman even had a "ghost story" for us, which added to the ambiance. It is a little rough around the edges, but has two great restraunts acrossw the street and next door. We are going to bring our kids and visit again. Hopefully the Deluxe or family type room is a little larger, but we were very comfortable and enjoyed outselves.

Dining

The famous 'Mothers' resaurant is right around the corner. It is a short walk to Canal St. There are two well known local favorite restraunts just steps away........Cuvee and BonTon.

| Los Angeles, CA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful experience

Would recommend Mon, Oct 19, 2009
The location was very nice, just outside the french quarter. Our room was a good size, clean and comfortable with one exception. The cooling system is tied to a motion detector and so it doesn't run when you are out of the room. When it was warm (80+) this would result in returning to a room that was around 75 or 77 degrees. That is a little warm for me. When the system did turn on it cooled down in a half hour or so, but it was a little annoying.

| Minneapolis, mn Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

st. james hotel--magazine st. nola

Would not recommend Mon, Oct 19, 2009
I visit New Orleans very frequently & enjoy trying out different hotels, however, there were a lot of events going on this weekend in the city so my choices were rather limited. I went ahead and booked this hotel even though I thought the price was pretty high ($220 per night!!!) On top of that--valet parking is $30 and i was charged $5 for an internet fee whenever the internet was never used. I'm used to staying at 'the W' which isn't exacly cheap either but at least it's always clean and the people would bend over backwards for you. They do not act like they're swamped at the front desk and will kindly answer any questions//make suggestions. The location for the St. James is not bad--just a few blocks off of canal. I was disappointed because the room was really small & not cleaned at all. They had two packs of empty cigarettes (from the previous guests) near the window when i specifically booked a nonsmoking room. It didn't smell clean at all, either. But the decor is nice, I suppose--just needs dusting--i'm not sure if that's the theme they're going for though. Love the city--just wouldn't stay here again.

Nightlife hint

house of blues, bourbon street, magazine street, etc.

| Lafayette, La Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

St. James in Sept. 2009

Would recommend Thu, Oct 8, 2009
Can't wait to go back. Staff was very helpful and friendly. I plan on returning to New Orleans and St. James soon.

Dining

Acme Oyster House - The grilled oysters are the best!

| Seattle, WA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Quiet among the giants

Would recommend Wed, Sep 30, 2009
This hotel is nestled down among some big, name-brand hotels. You might not notice it if you were not already going there, but it is well-worth the search. While located in the business district slightly off of Poydras, one of the main thoroughfares, it is within walking distance of Jackson Square and the French Quarter. Yet, at night, it is quiet, peaceful, and very comfortable. My room even had an accessible and lovely secluded bacony adjoining it. The staff at the desk and the valet service were top-notch. I will go back soon and often.

| Bossier City, LA Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Pleasant getaway

Would recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2009
The rooms were nice and the staff accomodated our request for a balcony.

Dining

Be sure to hit the Royal House Oyster Bar on Royal Street!!

| Houston, TX Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to stay!

Would recommend Fri, Aug 21, 2009
Very friendly and helpful desk staff. Room was great, decent size for a basic room, nice corner location. Clean hallways and all, ice machine etc. working and accessible. A few blocks of French Quarter, close to Convention Center. It's nice to not be in the middle of the FQ madness, especially late at night. Mother's is right around the corner!

Dining

Mothers - fantastic basic looking place, friendly staff, FANTASTIC food at reasonable prices. Home of the Ferdi, but there is so much else to get!

| Arlington VA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A great couples boutique hotel.

Would recommend Thu, Jul 30, 2009
The St. James Hotel is a wonderful boutique hotel located in the Central Business District. Excellent dining establishments are everywhere around the hotel. The French Quarter and The Riverwalk are also in close proximity. The hotel has a wonderful staff that will cater to your every need. The rooms have a nice touch and are very comfortable. Overall, this is a nice hotel at a decent price with location, location, location.

Dining

Mother's Restaurant is located on the corner of Poydras and Tchopitoulas. The food is excellent and the wait staff are friendly.

| Vinton, La. Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5