$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 29, 2014 Check-out: Oct 30, 2014

The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
500 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
26 reviews
Great location

We enjoyed are mini vacation in the city we live in. See full review

  • Maureen Philips
  • Feb 1, 2014
perfect hotel

Excellent place to stay, and only minutes away from the casino. See full review

  • Adrianclark
  • Aug 9, 2013
Convenient location and modern amenities in a budget hotel
Simple and modern, The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection hotel is convenient to the financial and legal offices in the Central Business District and steps from the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Harrah's Casino. The St. Charles Streetcar stops in front of the hotel's doors. A note to Mardi Gras revelers: The hotel is on the parade route.
Highlights
  • Convenient to business district and French Quarter
  • Budget friendly with pleasant rooms
  • On-site cafe and pub

 

Rooms

Each of the 122 king, queen and double-double rooms at The Blake Hotel New Orleans are outfitted with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, full-length mirror, AM/FM clock radio, 37-inch flat-screen LCD TV, phones with voicemail, free Internet access, coffee maker and in-room safe. Blackout curtains help keep the light out when the partying is done. The King Rooms have micro fridge.

Features
The on-site restaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The hotel also offers room service, 24-hour market place and business center with boarding pass kiosk. During free time, guests at The Blake Hotel New Orleans can work out at the  24-hour fitness center on site. Valet parking is available (fees apply). No pets are allowed.
Transportation
  • Louis Armstrong International Airport
  • St Charles Streetcar
Attractions
  • French Quarter
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Harrah's Casino
  • Lafayette Square
  • Central Business District
  • Superdome
  • Garden District
Business
  • Meeting space up to 2,000 square feet and 200 people
  • Internet access included in resort fee
  • Event catering
Policies and Fees
  • Parking fee for a regular day is $34 USD plus tax per night, while parking fee for a day with special event is $45 USD plus tax per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

29.9495 -90.0706
Nearby airports
New Orleans Int'l Airport, (MSY), 13.00, MI, W; Lakefront Airport, (NEW), 10.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, 500 St Charles

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Multilingual
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • New Orleans School of Glass Works: 0.3 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.4 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.5 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.7 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Port of New Orleans: 1.1 mi
  • Algiers Point: 1.2 mi
  • New Orleans School of Glass Works: 0.3 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.4 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.5 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.6 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.7 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Port of New Orleans: 1.1 mi
  • Algiers Point: 1.2 mi
  • American Aquatic Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • Bywater Historic District: 2.4 mi
  • Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden: 2.9 mi
  • New Orleans Museum of Art: 2.9 mi
  • Carousel Gardens: 3.5 mi
  • Riverbend: 3.5 mi
  • City Park New Orleans: 3.9 mi
  • Audubon Zoo: 4.1 mi
  • Lakefront Arena: 5.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
moyo
Business
Kansas city
Mar 26, 2014

family vacation

We enjoyed our stay except for parking and the elevators were very slow

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JasTiger
Business
McComb,MS
Mar 21, 2014

Much needed time alone

The staff was very professional and on point. The room was perfect for the short amount of time we stayed. And we lovr the fact that it was walking distance to certain attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bovine
Business
Minneapolis
Mar 11, 2014

Great location, not much else to say

The room was awful. Shared a wall with the ice machine, and I could hear every cube. Hair on the floor in the bathroom. No window. Cold. I wanted to call about the lack of heat, but there was no phone. I had to walk to the front desk. They couldn't fix the heat so I was moved to another room. That one had a window, phone, refrigerator, microwave and it was much larger. Still dirty. Rooms shabby - need paint, upgrades. So, it made me think I got their worst room because I booked through Orbitiz. I will never stay at that hotel again and I wonder whether all hotels assign their worse rooms to people who book through a company like Orbitiz.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mardi Gras Attendee
Business
Ohio
Mar 10, 2014

A good experience.

The hotel is located on the trolley car route and the noise is noticable if one's room faces the street. During the Mardi Gras, the hotel is on the parade route and this is not desirable because of conjestion. Otherwise, the hotel is satisfactory for the price. The adjacent restaurant has good food and is reasonably priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food and service in the restaurant. A convenient, reasonably priced place for breakfast.

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nicole3298
Business
Illinois
Feb 25, 2014

Good hotel

Not the nicest , the lobby and restaurant is great. The staff is super nice, but the elevators are sooooo slow. And the rooms need updating. Pretty old and dusty and peeling paint. Great location especially during mardi gras they have a balcony on the 2nd floor you can use during the parades. I'll stay here again just during mardi gras for convience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Partying Traveler
Business
new jersey
Feb 19, 2014

no major complaints

No major complaints about this hotel. Location was pretty close to canal. Room was spacious but very basic. Only complaint is guests elevator was also service elevator so it took Forever and the only mirror was in the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa86
Business
Chicago, IL
Feb 12, 2014

nice and clean

very close to french quarter, museums and casino. Perferct location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travel is My Thing
Business
Houston, TX
Feb 5, 2014

Great Location, But Old and Unimpressive

The hotel is extremely old, and you can tell. Good views are nonexistent in this hotel. The room I stayed in was dirty and the air conditioner didn't work well. The room never reached lower than 74 degrees, even though the system ran nonstop. I have the same digital thermometer at my house, so I definitely know how to work it, and I still couldn't get it cooled down (even though the outside temperatures never reached above 65 degrees). They don't offer pay per view movies. There is no on site parking. So you are required to pay to valet park at $29 (plus tax) per night. The elevator takes so long, that I often found myself giving up and just climbing 9 flights of stairs. On the up side, the restaurant was excellent, and the staff was friendly. The room also offered a free mini fridge and microwave, which was convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The French Quarter is within walking distance. As are many great restaurants.

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maureen Philips
Business
Louisiana
Feb 1, 2014

Great location

We enjoyed are mini vacation in the city we live in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
retired sailor 90000
Business
monroe la
Nov 15, 2013

day out

Staff was helpfull could use more in room info on local things to do

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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