The best deal you can get
As a returning and longtime visitor (all added up my wife and I stayed at St Vincent's for nearly four months spread over 2002, 05, 06, and 09) I feel the need to react to some of the harsher reviews I read in here.
I wonder, what exactly did you expect? Pay peanuts and get a French Quarter VIP Penthouse?
Sure, St Vincent's looks old, and probably a bit rundown, but that's part of the atmosphere! You're in New Orleans, and there's no better place to feel at home than at St Vincent's.
Do you want a safe place that has clean rooms, good beds, clean sheets, and private bathrooms? St Vincent's!
Do you want room service, full breakfast, and a room that looks like "this is tuesday, so it must be Chicago"? Go to a Shermarrilton Hotel, there's plenty of room for you on Canal.
Did I mention we stayed at St Vincent's for a month at a time? And were happy to come back three times? Would we have done that if we felt this deal was a rip off?
St Vincent's is the best deal you can get. It's cheap, it's clean, it's safe, it's close to both French Quarter and Garden District. Added bonus: it looks like you're in New Orleans.More