"St James - the room" St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member Tip by keeweechic


We arrived a day later than we had booked due to New Orleans being underwater the night before from a hit by 'Isidor'. We were giving a room and told that we could change it the next day if we didn't like it but unfortunately a lot of the rooms had not been prepared due to the storm the previous day. At first glance, while small, the room looked fine until we realised that behind and ornate curtaining there was a brick wall (no window at all in the room). This was a little claustrophobic so the next day we changed to another 'small' room across the courtyard. Between the two buildings of the hotel is a small courtyard with another small courtyard behind one of them which had a small (more ornate) pool area. We were pretty disappointed with a few things. First when booking the hotel they tell you that phone calls are free - which they are not (95c per call), that parking was $16.95 per entry - which it was not ($20.00 per day regardless of whether you move the car out or not). We also found that after we checked out and the car was delivered from the parking service the hotel uses that an addition 77 miles had been added to the our arrival mileage and the parking area was certainly not that far away. So just beware to check and recheck details when booking. While it was comfortable enough, we would not stay there again.

Address: 330 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
Phone: Toll Free: 1-888-635-8838
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.http://saintjameshotel.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2003
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