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The Whitney Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I spent five nights at The Whitney Hotel and had a fantastic experience. The staff were very helpful, especially with an emergency situation with which they provided assistance. Also, the location is very convenient to downtown New Orleans, the convention center area, and the French Quarter (which is only about a ten minute walk away, and we always felt safe doing so). It's also just a slightly longer walk, or short cab ride, to the Superdome and Smoothie King Center. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfasts, and while we did not use the fitness center, it looked very suitable for any exercise needs. I would happily stay here again and definitely recommend it to others.

Brittany at front desk is very helpful!. Hotel very close to Mercedes Benz Stadium so we never had to get a cab, We were able to walk to restaurants too.... perfect location.

It is advertised as a 3.5 star but the only thing 3.5 is the lobby. Furniture in room was old. Our bed was terrible as it made you roll to the center. Old windows allowed you to hear everything outside. I feel like I got dupped.

It's a historic hotel (former bank) with a lot of history and is located right int he center of downtown New Orleans.

Hotel was centered around all activities that my group partipated in. Customer service was great and the hotel staff was very friendly! I will definitely book this hotel again.

Staff were super friendly. Short walk to Super Dome and Casino. Water pressure for shower a little low. Interesting building and architecture. Was originally an old bank.

This was our second stay at the Whitney Hotel. Beautiful, historic, clean comfortable, and plenty of room. Each time we need a place to stay in downtown NOLA, we will stay at the Whitney.

Wow...the photos are very misleading! The hotel is tiny and the rooms are old and run down. My room was dirty, musty and small as heck! The front desk staff was amazing though...

Great place love the reuse of a Wonderful building !!!!!!!!

The hotel was nice and the staff very friendly. The location was very good. Very quite hotel, excellent to sleep. The only think I didn't like is that there are no safebox and fridge in the room.

Very comfortable sleeping. Rooms are quiet. The location is close to the French Quarter, Riverwalk and Harrahs Casino. Shower pressure in the three rooms we stayed in were all poor and there is no refrigerator or microwaves in the room.

The Whitney is a perfect location to walk to the St. Charles street car, to the French Quarter, to the WW II museum and warehouse districts. It's also a couple blocks to Magazine St. to catch the bus to go to the Garden District if you want a quicker trip than the street car. The main floor is elegant with the teller windows, the columns and ornate plaster work of the original bank building. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. Our King suite was unexpectedly a king bed and a double bed instead of a couch area and the room only had one window, making it feel rather dark. But there were two tvs inside two armoires, so plenty of drawer space. Only one armoire had hanging space. The bathroom was a good size, and the towels were thicker than we've had before. The hotel was very quiet and there was minimal street noise in our particular suite. Housekeeping did a nice job of cleaning every day. This is not a huge hotel with a big lobby, lots of activity, or a big exercise room--and we liked that. There is a small restaurant inside that is not owned by the hotel (though you wouldn't know that until you ask to put your bill on your room). There are coffee makers in the room but the hotel does not have brewed coffee available in the lobby.

Awesome old historic bank building converted into a hotel. Great place to stay!

for the price, great. Would go back to hotel if I went to New Orleans. Very close to everything..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friendly staff

610 Poydras St New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Central Business District, The Whitney Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum. Amenities in each 3.5-star guestroom include an iPod dock, a coffee maker, and a pillowtop bed. Located centrally in New Orleans, it's also close to Jackson Square and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


Rooms

All air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At The Whitney Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for USD 36.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include free newspapers, a porter/bellhop, and an ATM.

Guest reviews for The Whitney Hotel

Everyone (12) Business (10) Couples (15) Family (3) Friends (8) Other (8)
5

great service and location

Everyone

I spent five nights at The Whitney Hotel and had a fantastic experience. The staff were very helpful, especially with an emergency situation with which they provided assistance. Also, the location is very convenient to downtown New Orleans, the convention center area, and the French Quarter (which is only about a ten minute walk away, and we always felt safe doing so). It's also just a slightly longer walk, or short cab ride, to the Superdome and Smoothie King Center. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfasts, and while we did not use the fitness center, it looked very suitable for any exercise needs. I would happily stay here again and definitely recommend it to others.

By , from Minneapolis, MN on Apr 12, 2018

5
Everyone

Brittany at front desk is very helpful!. Hotel very close to Mercedes Benz Stadium so we never had to get a cab, We were able to walk to restaurants too.... perfect location.

By , from california on Apr 10, 2018

3
Everyone

It is advertised as a 3.5 star but the only thing 3.5 is the lobby. Furniture in room was old. Our bed was terrible as it made you roll to the center. Old windows allowed you to hear everything outside. I feel like I got dupped.

By , from Houston on Apr 10, 2018

4
Everyone

It's a historic hotel (former bank) with a lot of history and is located right int he center of downtown New Orleans.

By on Mar 6, 2018

4
Everyone

Hotel was centered around all activities that my group partipated in. Customer service was great and the hotel staff was very friendly! I will definitely book this hotel again.

By on Feb 20, 2018

5

close to super dome and casino

Everyone

Staff were super friendly. Short walk to Super Dome and Casino. Water pressure for shower a little low. Interesting building and architecture. Was originally an old bank.

By , from Mississippi on Dec 5, 2017

5

nola treasure

Everyone

This was our second stay at the Whitney Hotel. Beautiful, historic, clean comfortable, and plenty of room. Each time we need a place to stay in downtown NOLA, we will stay at the Whitney.

By , from New Orleans, LA on Nov 8, 2017

2

great location

Everyone

Wow...the photos are very misleading! The hotel is tiny and the rooms are old and run down. My room was dirty, musty and small as heck! The front desk staff was amazing though...

By on Apr 4, 2017

5

went for the santa run ,very close !

Everyone

Great place love the reuse of a Wonderful building !!!!!!!!

By , from Mandeville , LA on Dec 24, 2016

3

nice hotel in a perfect location.

Everyone

The hotel was nice and the staff very friendly. The location was very good. Very quite hotel, excellent to sleep. The only think I didn't like is that there are no safebox and fridge in the room.

By , from Naranjito, Puerto Rico on Apr 25, 2016