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Central City, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4Thank Epaphriditis
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 26 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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3Thank ramirezjrr50
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Don't stay in this hotel if you don't want your trip to be a disaster. BYW, not every room has wifi, guess you'll know if you're lucky or not. Travelling for sightseeing, but this hotel turned my dream into a nightmare

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1Thank GAO C
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The very best things about the Empress: Location, staff, clean rooms and wifi, free parking. Location was close to everything and we never had to take our car. Its a lovely walk to the French Quarter and Frenchman Street. The balcony at the hotel is very nice to have a cup of coffee in the morning. I can recommend staying...

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4Thank sandraestevez600
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed three days had a great time the rooms we're perfect clean.l loved the free parking and there were just five blocks to Bourbon Street the staff were awesome they help me book tours around New Orleans I will be back for Jazz Fest at the Empress. Thank you guys at the Empress I'll see you soon

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

12/31/16 My husband and I are on a cross country road trip from Florida to Los Angeles. We decided to stay 2 days in New Orleans. With 2 dogs in tow we needed a relatively cheap place that doesn't charge a pet deposit. My husband found The Empress Hotel and booked us two nights. We arrived on December 29th, checked...

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Staying in Treme

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 1317 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: €82 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Empress Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 36
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Empress Hotel New Orleans
Empress New Orleans
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“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
“No elevators to the 2nd floor”
sweetheart2u, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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