Empress Hotel - New Orleans

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Us, New Orleans, United States, 70116  show map
 2 stars
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Empress Hotel - New Orleans

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Pets

Pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The airport Empress Hotel is situated in the museum district next to a cathedral.

Situated in the center of New Orleans with quick access to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, The New Orleans Artworks at the New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio and American Italian Museum. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans African-American Museum and New Orleans Municipal Auditorium are 5 minutes away.

Guests will find themselves within 20-minute drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport.

Rooms

All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a private toilet, IDD telephone, a dressing area, cable TV and ironing facilities. They provide bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub.

Eat

French dishes are served in the 24-hour restaurant.

Services

Aside from grocery shopping service, 24-hour reception and ironing service, guests can also make use of a vending machine and free parking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Us, New Orleans, United States, 70116

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City Center
  • New Orleans
    300 m
Airports
Restaurants
  • Cafe Treme (cuisine: Coffee Shop)
    190 m
  • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro)
    320 m
Parks
  • Louis Armstrong Park
    360 m
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    1.2km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Rooms and availability

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Empress Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
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    Hotel Address:

    1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Us, New Orleans, United States, 70116

    Get directions
    City Center
    • New Orleans
      300 m
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Cafe Treme (cuisine: Coffee Shop)
      190 m
    • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro)
      320 m
    Parks
    • Louis Armstrong Park
      360 m
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
      1.2km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      36

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • St. Louis Cathedral - 900 m
    • Saint Louis Cathedral - 900 m
    • Jackson Square - 1.0km
    • Old Absinthe House Bar - 1.0km

    Popular areas

    • Bourbon Street - 700 m
    • Pat O'Briens - 800 m

    Sport related

    • Mahalia Jackson Theater - 400 m
    • New Orleans Municipal Auditorium - 500 m
    • Preservation Hall - 800 m

    Shopping areas

    • French Market Area - 1.0km

    Historical sites

    • Saint Jude Shrine - 800 m

    Museums

    • Black Arts National Diaspora - 600 m
    • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G - 700 m
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo - 700 m
    • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn - 800 m
    • Reverend Zombie's House-Voodoo - 800 m
    • State Museum - 900 m
    • Historic New Orleans Collect - 900 m
    • Louisiana Museum Foundation - 900 m
    • Musee Conti Wax Museum - 900 m
    • Cabildo - 900 m
    • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic - 900 m
    • Friends of the Cabildo Museum - 900 m
    • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - 1.0km
    • Arnaud's Restaurant - 1.0km
    • French Quarter/historic New Orleans - 1.1km

    Parks

    • Hunter's Field Park - 100 m

    Halls

    • Autocrat Social and Pleasure - 900 m

    Marina

    • Mississippi River Boat Tour - 700 m

    National Parks

    • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 900 m

    Local Attractions

    • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas - 1.7km
      #1 Canal Street, New Orleans
    • St. Roch and the Campo Santo - 1.8km
      1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
    • The National WWII Museum - 2.5km
      945 Magazine Street, New Orleans
    • Algiers Point - 1.8km
      New Orleans, LA
    • Riverwalk Marketplace - 2.0km
      1 Poydras St., New Orleans

    Near the hotel

    • New Orleans African-American Museum - 140 m
      1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans
    • French Quarter - 780 m
      Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
    • Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church - 820 m
      411 N Rampart St, New Orleans
    • Old Ursuline Convent - 830 m
      1112 Chartres St, New Orleans
    • Louis Armstrong Park - 360 m
      901 North Rampart Street, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - 700 m
      724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
    • Madame John's Legacy - 830 m
      632 Dumaine St, New Orleans

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Cafe Treme - 190 m

      Address: Seeking new space
      Phone: 504-264-1132

      88% likes this, based on 24 reviews
      Cuisine: Coffee Shop

    • Lil Dizzy's Cafe - 370 m

      Address: 1500 Esplanade Ave
      Phone: 504-569-8997

      77% likes this, based on 102 reviews

    • The Decadence Shoppe - 430 m

      Address: 806 N Rampart St
      Phone: 504-529-8874

      73% likes this, based on 21 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Meauxbar Bistro - 320 m

      Address: 942 N Rampart St
      Phone: 504-569-9979

      85% likes this, based on 73 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro
      Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 68

    • Bar Tonique - 410 m

      Address: 820 N. Rampart St
      Phone: (504) 324-6045

      83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      36
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    Empress Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Empress Hotel

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      3.2

      nothing was good

      The area was bad and the window did not lock. I did not feel safe in the room, and I scared to leave my belonging in the room. When I told the staff that I did not feel safe and that I wanted to check out and go home, I was charged full price for that night and 15% for the charge for the next night. I do not feel, if the environment is unsafe and there are drug dealers hanging half a bolck from the hotel that you should be forced to pay a portion of the next night also.

    • Single
      2.8

      I did not like a thing. I arrived at midnight and left the hotel next day although I was booked for 5 nights. the room and the bathroom were dirty and in terrible state. Facilities nil. I strongly suggest that you remove this hotel from you site

    • Single
      3.8

      The location

      Cleanliness very poor, bathroom faucets are broken , no toilet seat, windows are rusted etc.... etc...

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      I have always been described as an "honest and frank" person. So here it goes: I was afraid to stay here after reading all of the negative reviews but it wasn't as bad as most of them say. It is located walking distance to Bourban street (15 minute walk) and the French Quarter. If I were a drunk, alone, or in a group, I would not recommend walking there late at night, I would take a cab to Bourban Street and pay about 5.00 (thats what we did). The area is not well lit. The hotel itself is not a gem but it is affordable. The staff was very friendly, Mike and Jen, gave us recommendations for great restaurants in the area and even called the cabs for us. The room itself is small but all we needed is a bed and bathroom, when it comes to saving money, we are not that picky. The room was clean, air conditioned, contained a bed and bathroom and a small nightstand. We don't spend our time in the room, we just needed a place to sleep. I woke up at about 3 in the morning, turned on the lights in the bathroom, no bugs or anything like that. The plumbing worked fine. We didn't need a closet (no closets) because we backpacked. Over all, its not as bad as the reivews make it sound. Once you are in the French Quarter, you will be happy, you will be around all the restaurants, night life, and markets. Would we stay there again? If we were on a budget, yes. If you are not on a budget, I would highly recommend the Garden District, very upscale and you can take a street car to the French Quarter for 1.25. We stayed in the Garden District our 2nd night so that we could get a feeling for this part of town, and loved it.

    • Older travelers
      3.8

      It is really close tothe french quarter. However, it was kinda scary in the area

      It is a durty slam! I understand the cost is low, but there are things things that you just cant sell. You cannot sell a dirty room with rouches and broken focets and some resemblence of a bed. You just cant charge for such things.

    • Couple
      4.6

      The location was pretty handy, quite near to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The cleaning staff work hard.

      We did not have an enjoyable stay at this hotel. We chose it mainly for price & location but in all honesty wish we had listened to reviews and paid a bit more. Although the staff were friendly, some of the other hotel guests were not and in all honesty I didn't feel very safe here. You have to leave a $10 for your room key and drop it off before you go out each night, which I did not want to do. There is a balcony but we were bothered a few times by other guests who appeared to be on drugs and it makde me feel uncomfortable. Its a shame as the staff are nice but the rooms are tiny with tiny windows and tiny tv's and compared to even some of the cheap motels we stayed at on our 3 week road trip this was the worst.

    • Group of friends
      3.8

      Bathroom- water back-up whilst having a shower, Bed - was uncomfortable, TV did not work and room had an awful smell that inflamed my sinuses. Opening the door needed body builder strenght as the hinges were so tight you could have easily been injured.

    • Couple
      5.4

      Good location, close to French Quarter, lowest price I could find for the weekend. Shower was hot. AC was good. It served its purpose (a place to crash after long nights of partying).

      Bed was pretty uncomfortable. Would recommend bringing your own pillows as theirs have plastic covers on them. Best if you don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room.

    • Single
      2.8

      The only good thing was that it was close to Bourbon street.

      I highly recommend not staying here. The neighborhood it's in looked very sketchy, and a friend of mine said he almost got jumped in that area a few years ago. I had no idea about it, and the facility is just as bad as the its surrounding area. I don't understand why it's called a hotel. My room was like a prison cell, and everything in the building looked like it was falling apart.

    • Single
      4.2

      Hotel staff were attentive and security conscious

      Room quality was horrible. This is a cross between a crack house and Section 8 housing. Disgusting

    • Single
      7.0

      I enjoyed the location and helpful staff. The room was quiet and generally clean.

      I disliked the plastic covered pillows and lumpy mattress which sagged in the middle.

    • Single
      6.6

      It is a basic but fine hotel, the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, and the location was good. What more could I want for this price?

    • Single
      6.6

      The other guests that I met on the patio.

    • Single
      6.6

      you stay here for the price and the location. It is less than a 5 min walk to bourbon street and they have free parking.

      It is a star hotel (maybe half a star) but remember you get what you pay for. I got this hotel because all I needed was a place to sleep after partying. You will not hang out at this hotel.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      It was very laid back, the room was a good for the price, and for what we needed it for, which was a bed, and somewhere to leave our things.

      Our showerhead did not work well, that is the only thing.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Empress Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Us, New Orleans, United States, 70116

    Get directions
    City Center
    • New Orleans
      300 m
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Cafe Treme (cuisine: Coffee Shop)
      190 m
    • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro)
      320 m
    Parks
    • Louis Armstrong Park
      360 m
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
      1.2km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      36