Baronne Plaza Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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Baronne Plaza Hotel

, New Orleans
2 star

Rooms: 181

201 Baronne Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70112 - United States Hotel Website | 5045220083
331 Traveller

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Nice, No Problem

from hrhcsh
We had a very nice stay Oct. 1&2, 2004 Room was clean, Staff was couteous, Bell boy helpful, Valet parking prompt. I found this hotel review site AFTER making my reservations.... I read all the reviews and was a little nervous. It is not the RITZ, but on a comparison with Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn. I would stay again. On a scale of 1 - 5, I would give it a 3 +.
There is a restraunt and coffee shop, which is new. They have Breakfast and Lunch. Don't think they do Dinner. No FREE continental breakfast.
Another choice would be the Drury Inn, for around the same $$. But it is a couple blocks farther from the French Quarter. They have an excellent FREE continental breakfast.

Definitely worth a stay.

from Grazie
This hotel either attracts heaps of praise, or howls of derision judging by the reviewers on this site. I certainly can't understand the latter.

Granted, it may not have the most pleasing facade. So, who would choose to sleep outside their hotel anyway? In fact it made me appreciate the particularly impressive interior even more. I was given a very spacious and spotless room. And the location can't be beaten, situated as it is in a quiet position only yards from the mayhem that is Bourbon Street.

Maybe I was just lucky, or maybe others were particularly unlucky. But I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Dump!

from atob
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in - and we had the best room they had! Be warned that the majority of rooms in this place dont have external windows.
The hotel is super shabby and in dire need of an overhaul. The room itself was large but in the first room we were in the air conditioning didnt work - that got fixed, then on our second night the bathroom flooded as a pipe burst - the entire carpet in the room was flooded. We got moved to another - smaller room-the walls are so thin when someone is talking in the room next to you it sounds like they are right beside you! Thankfully it was not peak season. The entire place smelt like a dirty ashtray as well. The staff answered any questions but were certainly not overly welcoming!

good value, good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the barrone plaza hotel while at a convention in May 2004. The prices of hotels offered through the convention were out of my budget. I found the barrone over the internet and crossed my fingers. The location couldn't be beat. (was able to pick up the shuttle bus at the much pricier neighboring hotel) While not everything about the hotel was perfect (it was a little old) I found it to be clean and convenient. Perhaps the best thing about the hotel was the staff. They could not have been nicer. If you want a clean hotel that is very close to Bourbon St. this is the one.

Wow

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had a group of 15 that went to New Orleans for the high school championships this past December. The previous year we had stayed a "four star" hotel that was a dump. In fact we all called it the "rattrap". The Baronne Plaza was amazing. One set of friends who are photographers were in love with the building. I don't know how to express how much we loved it, except to say that we are going back this year.

More than Worth the Price-Give it a Try

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Baronne Plaza this past week and for the location & in a tourist town it is a bargain. Bourbon & the St. Charles/Canal streetcars are all within 2 blocks. We enjoyed the location, as it is close to everything in the French Quarter, but also within a 20 minute walk of the convention center, so it was easy to spend time in both without needing a taxi. It also is extremely quiet, being out of the Quarter, & in the Central Business District, traffic cuts down after 5. The staff is very nice and very helpful. Most rooms face an indoor courtyard, but ours had an outside window (I'd recommend the window). Our room was very large w/ 2 double beds, table & chairs, armoire, closet, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, etc. The room was very clean, & housekeeping staff were also extremely polite & helpful (we needed an alarm clock, & they brought one within 5 minutes of us asking. They also were very respectful of the "do not disturb" sign.) Our room was an average of $70/night, which was the cheapest we could find anywhere downtown that wasn't in a place that looked "scary" (like the LaSalle, which looked like a rooming house). Note that hotels in New Orleans are VERY EXPENSIVE, so this was definitely a great deal for the money. One thing we did miss was having a pool, since we were there for a week that would have been nice. Previous reviewers talked about the valet parking being slow & waiting for someone to take their bags up to the room. This is not the Ritz, & if you want extras like a bellhop, you need to be willing to pay $150-200/night in this town. This hotel is a great deal for the money in an excellent location, & I would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, comfy place to sleep while saving some money to spend on having fun in the Crescent City.

No good at the Barrone

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently had the displeasure of staying at the Baronne during a weekend wedding. It's an ugly building outside, but beautifully restored inside. Some of the desk operators were helpful, others barely present.
Problem #1: Because we needed the car frequently for trips to/from rehearsal dinners, etc- we decided to use the valet after paying $15 for parking per day. The valet person is the same as the bellhop, so he/she was frequently not available and we had to wait about 15-20 minutes for him to show up to retrieve the car. When I needed the car 3-4x per day for multiple trips, he complained that I was using his services too much. There is no nearby street parking; when I explained this, he still complained. Frequently there was a line in the lobby of at least 10 peolple waiting for him to take up luggage and get cars.
Problem #2: A housekeeper entered our room at 4:15 one afternoon and stole $500 worth of cash and some jewelry using her key card. When we asked management about this, he denied that it could be the housekeeping service despite the fact that the key card record showed that the housekeeper entered the room after 2-3 hrs after cleaning and inspections were finished. The police also found it very suspicious. The hotel did not even offer a room rate reduction.
Problem #3: The workout room was frequently locked when it should have been open. When we did get in, the equipment did not work and was antiquated.
Save your time and pay $15-20 more for a better quality hotel!

Inexpensive price for nice amenities...

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Baronne Plaza this past weekend and for the location (the bus goes right in front of the hotel and you can catch the Canal St. and St. Charles streetcars a block and a half away) it is a bargain. Bourbon is a 2 1/2 block down Common St. and crossing over Canal St. There is not currently a restaurant or lounge but they were being remodeled when I was there. The staff is very nice and very helpful in getting a cab or recommending restaurants where needed. Several restaurants are in walking distance from the hotel (and I heartily recommend the Rene Bistrot in the Renaissance Hotel 1/2 block away - they are open for dinners on weekends and have a wonderful Sunday brunch), but note that as you are in the "Central Business District" some of them are not open for dinner or on the weekend. The rooms all face internal hallways, but some do have windows facing the street. Most rooms feature 2 double beds, a table, and a t.v. /dresser, however the suites feature a bed and a sleeper sofa in addition to a microwave and fridge. The room I stayed in was very clean and it was cleaned every morning I was there. All rooms include a 4-cup coffee maker, a hair dryer and an iron, but I didn't see an ironing board, but then you could have easily used the table for that if hard pressed. The hotel is kind of neat with neat Art Deco features and stained glass windows on the roof of the hotel. Most nights the hotel has rooms for $70/night which is very cheap compared to some of the surrounding hotels (which include the Fairmont and the Ritz-Carlton).

Excellent Southern Hospitality, Excellent Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the hotel last week for the Jazz Festival. When I checked in the hotel it was clean and the woman at the front-desk was very nice, she told me that if I didn't like my room to just come back down and she will find another one for me. But I liked my room, so I was happy. True enough there isn't a restaurant yet, but it's in processs, it is adjacent to the hotel, from what I can see it's being remodeled. Maybe next time you go to NO it will be open, so just be patient. I will definitely stay here again, because you are in such a excellent location, Bourbon Street in only 2 blocks away and Canal is 1 block, you have access to so much in the Big Easy. So give it a try, and enjoy the Southern Hospitality at Baronne Plaza Hotel in NO and have fun, fun, fun. Like they say once you visit NO, you just keep coming back.

An absolute insult to the hospitality industry

from A TripAdvisor Member
Last March, I arrived at the hotel late one night at approximately 12:30 AM. Upon exiting my taxi I was approached by an unidentified man who immediately attempted to escort me in with my luggage. Based on his vagrant appearance and due to the fact this man had no nametag, visible identification or uniform, I decline and entered the hotel alone.

Following my check-in, I entered the elevator and noticed several cigarette butts littering the floor. When I exited the elevator, I noticed the overflowing garbage cans. I arrived to my “suite” which only offered a view of the outside hallway. It was apparent the floors had not been vacuumed – there was a collection of plastic price-tag holders and other misc. items. The bathroom lacked tissue paper and the hair-drier was broken. I found the damp bath towels and the hair in the bathtub very unwelcoming, so I called the front desk. The young man at the front desk informed me there was not a manager on duty and the rooms “can be” cleaned daily, if requested. At approximately 4 AM, I was woken by my neighbors arriving and was not supplied with a goodnight’s rest due to their loud music and disrupting behavior.

The following day I made arrangements at a neighboring hotel and checked-out of the Baronne Plaza. When checking out, the young woman at the front-desk was accommodating, but stated she would need her manager’s approval for cancellation for the remainder of my reservation. When the attending manager, arrived I explained the situation and agreed to pay for one night’s stay. She was adamant on billing me for two nights. When I said, “I am sorry, this is unacceptable” she quickly exited from behind the desk and ran up a set of stairs, offering absolutely no explanation. She did not return to rectify the situation. The front desk attendant provided me the hotel manager’s, name and contact information. I attempted to contact him numerous times in March leaving multiple messages on his voice-mail and with the front-desk. None of my calls were returned.

I will never stay at the Baronne Plaza again nor would I recommend their business to other travelers. The Baronne Plaza is an insult to the hospitality industry as a whole.

Top Local Tips for New Orleans

central for everything. Just stick to the tourist areas,still a bit dodgy in some area's

Parking -- Have a plan before you arrive. Figure out where you are going to park otherwise you'll pay more than you should!

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  • Address: 201 Baronne Street - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70112 - United States
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