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Empress Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was clean and small with a great price. I loved the real neighborhood feel. It was close enough to walk to the art galleries in the French Quarter just 2 blocks away also I loved the coffee on the balcony in the morning. It was such a nice way to start my day : )

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Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beyond disgusting. We were afraid to take any of our belongings into the room. You have to leave YOUR room key at the desk ANY time you leave the hotel, who does that? It was downright creepy. I forfeited my 100 dollars and left to find another hotel. I am sharing in hopes that nobody else will...

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Arcata, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Empress and I'm not gonna lie I came to town to party! Room was clean, ac cranked out nice cold air, good bathroom, comfy bed. All staff helpful. Will come back soon because this has the best location for my budget close to BOURBON!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and its only 5 blocks from the French Quarters with free parking, the rooms were emmaculate and front desk concierge was friendly and helpful. housekeeping was always available and any requests was done at a timely manner. i really enjoyed my stay and cant wait to return. I would advise anyone to stay and the Empress

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Central City, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights on our way to a cruise from New Orleans and WOW the building is a dump!!! I would've gave it a one star rating but the people working there were very friendly with us! The floor around the toilet felt like it was going to fall through and the tiles around...

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2Thank Steven R
Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you're claustrophobic do not stay here. The rooms are small, with no view, but there is a great balcony that you can watch the goings-on below. Wonderful staff. Very helpful, free parking! It is kind of quirky, kind of a New Orleans kind of thing. When you leave your drop off your key, when you come back to pick...

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Friday Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 3 April 2017

How can this even be considered a hotel?! This is a hostil AT MOST.. and crappy hostil at that. There is plastic on the beds.. but even under the plastic the beds are stained? Makes you wonder if the plastic is for the hotels protection or ours?? The bathroom had holes big enough for rats.. i was HONESTLY expecting to...

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1Thank Karissa K
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Ok, this place is a great place to stay if you're wanting something cheap and within walking distance of the French quarter and the four cemeteries close by. The room's were clean and the staff is friendly. We sat on the balcony a couple nights and had fun with other couples. But it's not a place to stay if you're...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Where do I start? We were told to park on the grass. We were told we were not allowed to bring anyone to our room, all entertaining had to be done outside. We were told we had to turn in our room key each time we left the building, and ask for it again when we returned. There was a...

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5Thank Epaphriditis
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There are other pictures in this section...Mine posted on booking.com This place is aweful. The bathroom wall was held up with masking tape. The climate control an old window ac and a plug in portable heater. Extra towels in grocery bag. The bathroom was so bad we did not use the shower. The toilet stained and old was usable but...

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Treme
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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Address: 1317 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2309
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: $109 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Empress Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 36
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“If you don't like your room ask to see another one.”
zachross88, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel”
338karissak, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“make a reservation”
sandraestevez600, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“any room there is worth the deal you are getting”
U6984JVrebeccam, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just never stay here; there ARE no good rooms.”
  • Where the bed bugs live. Horrible, horrible.
  • The TV was so tiny, you couldn't see it from the bed, which was the only place to be.
  • This speaks for itself. Disgusting.
  • No surfaces to put anything on except the chair.
  • Not one shelf to put anything on. No hooks to hang anything up.
TucsonConnie43, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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