$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 25, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

The Whitney Hotel

3 stars
610 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
47 reviews
Vacation

The hotel was great, good location, near to everything. Enjoyed the night life, the casino, and... See full review

  • Joe M.
  • Sep 9, 2011
Great location to all

We stayed at The Whitney for a conference at the convention center. The hotel was clean,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 28, 2011
Attractive historic hotel offering traditional Southern hospitality

The Whitney Hotel rests within a building that once served as a bank, located in the business district of New Orleans. Elegant historic interiors give the hotel a calm and graceful air. Marble columns and fine tiled floors in the public areas of the hotel speak of a grand past. The Whitney Hotel accommodations offer guests a slice of New Orleans history, while business travelers are close to Morial Convention Center. Visitors wishing to enjoy New Orleans nightlife will find the French Quarter easily accessible.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Beautiful historic hotel with free Wi-Fi access
  • Creole cuisine at Bistreaux at the Bank, the on-site restaurant
  • Business-friendly hotel close to Morial Convention Center and many other New Orleans points of interest
Wyndham Whitney Hotel Rooms

There are 93 elegant rooms on seven floors in this fabulous historic, nationally registered building. Room decor at The Whitney Hotel is traditional and distinctive, with an emphasis on comfort and style. All guest rooms sport marble bathrooms and guests can sleep soundly on quality bedding in air-conditioned comfort. A desk and ergonomic chair make the rooms comfortable for guests who need to work during their stay at The Whitney Hotel.

Things To Do:
  • Lafayette Square (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Audubon Insectarium (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Louisiana Children's Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Riverwalk Marketplace (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Americas (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Contemporary Arts Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Woldenberg Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Bourbon Street (0.6 mi/0.9 km)

Hotel Map

29.9492 -90.0695
Area served
In addition to its convenient location in the Central Business District, our historic hotel is within a short distance to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center, the French Quarter and Warehouse/Arts District.
Nearby airports
MSY - New Orleans Airport
Area description
In addition to its convenient location in the Central Business District, our historic hotel is within a short distance to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center, the French Quarter and Warehouse/Arts District.

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The Whitney Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Accessible Queen
Stay connected in this accessible, 1 queen bed non-smoking room featuring granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom. Accessible amenities include bathroom doors that open outward and subtitles/closed captions available on TV. Other features of the room include New Orleans Collection Spa bath products and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and complimentary high speed internet.
Deluxe Queen
Relax in our 1 queen bed non-smoking room featuring granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom and offering complimentary high speed internet access. While in this room you will have access to New Orleans Collection Spa bath products and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair.
Superior King
This 1 king bed non-smoking room features granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom as well as offering complimentary high speed internet access. Also included, are New Orleans Collection Spa bath products and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair.
Premium Queen Suite
Relax in our 1 queen bed non-smoking room featuring granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom and offering complimentary high speed internet access. While in this room you will have access to New Orleans Collection Spa bath products and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair.
Premium King Suite
This well-appointed suite features 1 king bed room and a sitting area with granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom as well as complimentary high speed internet access. Other features include New Orleans Collection Spa bath products, robe and slippers and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair.
Superior Double Double
Enjoy your stay in this 2 double bed room featuring granite counters and marble floors in the bathroom as well as offering complimentary high speed internet access. Other benefits of this room are New Orleans Collection Spa bath products and a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • New Orleans School of Glass Works: 0.2 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.4 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.4 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.7 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.7 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.7 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 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: 0.2 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk: 0.4 mi
  • Contemporary Arts Center: 0.4 mi
  • Entergy IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Aquarium of The Americas: 0.4 mi
  • Jackson Square: 0.7 mi
  • Preservation Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Mercedes Benz Superdome: 0.7 mi
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 0.7 mi
  • Bourbon Street: 0.7 mi
  • New Orleans Arena: 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: 3 mi
  • Carousel Gardens: 3.5 mi
  • Riverbend: 3.5 mi
  • City Park New Orleans: 3.9 mi
  • Audubon Zoo: 4.2 mi
  • Lakefront Arena: 5.7 mi

Dining

Bistreaux at the Bank
An intimate setting with distinguished architecture and a great atmosphere, Bistreaux at the Bank is loved by our guests for its authentic Creole cuisine, generous portions and affordable prices. From a delicious morning buffet to afternoon cocktails or evening desserts, Bistreaux at the Bank offers a pleasure for every palate. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bistreaux at the Bank is also one of the best New Orleans restaurants for a hearty weekend brunch. Our restaurant is entirely nonsmoking and reservations are generally not required. For special events or group meals, the original bank vault can be reserved for parties of up to 10 people.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Host your next business or social event at our historic landmark hotel and treat your guests to an unforgettable setting with a convenient downtown location. Whether you are planning a birthday celebration, wedding reception, business meeting or other special occasion, our flexible New Orleans meeting space provides a distinct environment and elegant atmosphere that is suited for all types of events.Our beautiful lobby restaurant, Bistreaux at the Bank, is a unique venue whose traditional charm is nicely balanced by state-of-the-art equipment, audio-visual support and quick internet connections. Enjoy the brilliant catering services of the highly acclaimed New Orleans restaurant, which features original architecture including the historic bank vault.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (47)

Ratings and reviews for The Whitney Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KatPal
Business
Wyoming, USA
Oct 4, 2011

Girl's Getaway

The Wyndham is located in a very good spot for access to multiple sight-seeing areas. We stayed for 5 days and did not plan to rent a car, and the Wyndham's location helped make this possible. There are no real amenities in the hotel- (no pool, gym, continental breakfast, business area, etc.) so those were a little missed. The rooms were decent and comfortable, but definitely could use a serious upgrade. There are mismatching carpets, peeling wallpaper, and worn (if not broken) furniture in the rooms. The restaurant off the lobby is not very inviting and never busy. Also, the hotel provides wireless, but when linking up, the page says your room will be charged. We called the front desk and they just said to click okay, there is no charge. This was a little confusing and should have been posted for easier customer use. Overall, we had a fine stay, but will probably try something different next time.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NOLA Lover
Business
York, PA, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Couldn't ask for much more.

Great value. Great location. Daily parking is a little high compared to other options in the area, but over all I was really happy with my stay.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Park uptown in a neighborhood somewhere, and take the Streetcar on St. Charles Ave for $1.25 to the French Quarter. Cheaper than paying parking.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joe M.
Business
McAllen, TX, USA
Sep 9, 2011

Vacation

The hotel was great, good location, near to everything. Enjoyed the night life, the casino, and Bourbon Street. Due to the heavy rain, the nights could have been better, But, it was FUN. The shopping and dining was great.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoy New Orleans

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Review of The Whitney Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ames
Business
Pensacola, florida
Aug 16, 2011

Not worth a hundred plus bucks a night

Ther girls at ther lobby desk were friendly and accomadating however wer booked a room for a guarantee king bed non smoking room and instead got a room with two full size bedsnt that had sheets with holes in them. There was duct tape on the windows and the room smelled of smoke. The yin wouldn't drain when taking a shower and the t.v. was ancient. Very dissatisfied.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Just wear some comfortable shoes

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Review of The Whitney Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Alabama
Jul 25, 2011

The Pros and Cons

Pros: The location was very convenient to everything - Bourbon Street, the museums, the Riverwalk, the mall and Harrah's; the room was clean and the amenities were very nice; the staff was polite and accommodating; and the hotel was quiet, a cozy atmosphere for couples. Cons: Both the lobby and entrance were not inviting and needs upgrading. It also had an old, drafty smell. There needs to be an attendant outside (bellman) on duty at all times because it was a little creepy coming in at night. The fitness room needs a lot of improvement - none of the machines worked properly. There were many missing equipment parts and no free weights. The water pressure in the bathroom was low. The biggest negative was the fact that although we paid for the room in advance (online), the person at the front desk took our credit card number for incidentals but failed to inform us that there was going to be a $75 hold placed on the card for 72 or more hours. She specifically said that there would NOT be charges applied to the card if we did not make any additional hotel purchases (which we DID NOT). Its been 72 hours and the hold is still on my card.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is within a 3-5 block walking distance.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mississippi
Jul 7, 2011

Quick trip to New Orleans

Friendly staff

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

Business

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Review of The Whitney Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City, MO
Jul 6, 2011

Essence Music Festival

Overall I definitely enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Its smaller than the other hotels in the area which gave it a quieter and cozier feeling. It has valet parking, a professional staff, a restaurant/diner, and the room was clean and comfortable. I stayed at the Ambassador (which is walking distance away) the previous year and had a bad experience for the most part, not to mention I payed almost twice as much as what I payed to stay at the Whitney Wyndham.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

The hotel is located just walking distance from the SuperDome, the convention center, a Harrahs casino, and both Canal and Bourbon streets, among many other places.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Waltham, MA
Jun 28, 2011

Great location to all

We stayed at The Whitney for a conference at the convention center. The hotel was clean, comfortable and very friendly staff. The hotel was just blocks from everything. The room had all new bedding and an updated room. Loved it and would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to all the finest restaurants and was in a very safe area.

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Review of The Whitney Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Ana, CA
Jun 28, 2011

A Good Experience

I was in New Orleans for a conference and was excited that the Whitney Wynham was in the area. I was close enough to the Convention Center that I could walk over and also close to all the attraction that make New Orleans famous for. The only negative about the place was that there was no pool available considering the weather and there was no shuttle bus to the Convention Center. Other than that it was a good experience to have

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bourbon Street, everyone has to visit!!!

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Review of The Whitney Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Glutenfree Traveler
Business
Pennsylvania
Jun 24, 2011

Worth the trip

Spent most of my time doing business related stuff. The hotel was within walking distance of many great restaurants and is only a few blocks from the famous night life on Bourbon St. The Airport Shuttle service from MSY stops here (a pay-for service). Hotel staff wasn't always helpful with information but certainly quite courteous and willing. My room (King Single) was clean and comfortable, albeit small. TV in room was old, but I didn't really care.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Palace Cafe on Canal Street was a favorite for lunch and dinner. The Ruby Slipper, maybe the Red Slipper, was my favorite for breakfast and brunch.

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