The Lamothe House Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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The Lamothe House Hotel

, New Orleans
3 star

Rooms: 29

621 Esplanade Avenue - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70116 - United States Hotel Website | | 5049471161
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This place sucks big time

from Busterboots
After reading the other reviews, we specifically asked for a room in the main building. (The main building is a tad shabby but nice and I believe the rooms are quite decent.) I phoned and confirmed this before my trip.

Upon arrival, we were told our room was situated in a building off the main structure and our complaints were brushed off by both Madonna and the Manager, Cheryl Hedrick. They were both consistently unfriendly and uncaring throughout our stay. Cheryl was quite talented at giving us looks that made us feel unwelcome. Very professional.

Our room was situated in an ally with another building looming right in front of us. Picture a tenement slum. Our room had no window, an unsecure mostly glass door with numerous chain locks. We didn't feel safe. The room reeked of urine, the walls had cobwebs, peeling paint, and a truly disgusting bathroom. The tiles were falling off, the walls had mold and mildew and old thick lines of yellowing caukling were smeared around the fixtures. The bathtub was stained and the bottom was uneven and spongy due to the bathtub insert not fitting properly. The toilet did not flush properly;a plunger was there, for our convenience.The first day, the exterior door handle fell off, the toilet clogged, and the bathtub cold water tap became stuck. Too bad I didn't bring my toolbox with me.

Breakfast offerings were fine but we repeatedly had to ask for the coffee or juice container to be refilled. No one wiped the area so it was stickly with spills and crumbs. Gross.

I've stayed in many B & B's and I've always had a decent to very nice room and encountered friendly, helpful staff. This place totally sucked.
Go somewhere else!!

Mixed review

from A TripAdvisor Member
While I enjoyed the atmosphere at Lamothe House, I would say it's not for everyone. I stayed in the house across the street in back, and had a small room with a carpet that didn't feel that clean. I had to ask for a reading light, and the toilet handle was broken and had to be fixed. Also all the AC units dripped on my head as I walked to the room. The whole place could have used a better maintenance staff, since the area around the pool always needed sweeping and bottles etc. were left around. However, the staff was nice, the coffee was good, and I loved the dining room and entry hall, slightly seedy, but I've lived in India and this reminded me of hotels there (you can take that as a recommendation or not).

I love the place

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I stay at the Lamothe House or their sister property the Frenchmen every time we visit NOLA. The rooms are very reasonably priced, the service is good, what more could you want. I think the people who have complaints are used to staying in new hotels with sat. tvs, internet access and the like. This place is like stepping back in time (which to me is nice), no sat. tvs no phone in your room no internet or any of the things that'll take you away from having fun actually seeing and walking thru the city. I bet these same people grip that you can't drive around freely in the french quarter, and they had to spend all day walking. If you want a nice stripped down room for a good rate and you mostly plan on sleeping in it, the Lamothe house is great, if you want to go to New Orleans and spend all your time in the room (which I don't understand doing), then it's not for you, stay in the cookie cutter hotels.

Great Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
During a recent vacation in New Orleans, I spent a week at the Lamothe House and it was fantastic. The Lamothe House is a charming hotel located on the edge of the French Quarter and is in easy walking distance of most major attractions. I had a very spacious room outfitted with period furniture and antique oil paintings. The manger, Cheryl Hedrick, and the rest of the staff treated me just like family.
A bountiful continental breakfast is served every morning in a large dining room and complimentary Sherry is available in the afternoon. The Lamothe House has a beautiful courtyard complete with swimming pool and hot tub. On my next trip to New Orleans, I will definately stay at the Lamothe House as it is a great place!

Stepping back into time

from A TripAdvisor Member
A huge gilded french mirror is the first thing one sees when they step into this 100 year old plus hotel. The Victorian antiques are placed in each spacious room, some overlooking the pool and fountain with lush tropical plants. They offer a continental breakfast of coffee, juices, and delicious flaky pastries, muffins, toast. It is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.;much later than many hotels. From 5 to 7 p.m. sherry is served and you feel as if you have stepped into a time when the pace of life was more leisurely. Every service we requested was granted to us, even the hotel maids were gracious and professional. Most of the patrons are not dresssed in elegant wear, no need to be intimidated by the elegance of the surroundings.

great time!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
just returned from my winter holiday in New Orleans. apart from some rain, i had a great time. Lamothe House was the perfect place. it really did have old world charm, when i woke up each morning i felt like i had been transported to another time, fresh crossants and french pastries that are delivered each morning with coffee with a kick! the service was great, the front desk was happy to talk with me about the city and make excellent recommodations for restaurants and entertainment. make sure that you take a cemetary walking tour with N.O. Spirt tours. great factual and no "vamire" tour guides. New Orleans and the Lamothe House are on the list for a return trip.

Terrible place

from A TripAdvisor Member
This place was not cheap, and the room was terrible. Staying in such a disgusting place, did make our trip to NO somewhat disappointing. As a seasoned traveler I usually do not let a crappy room bother me, but this was beyond bad for the well over 100 dollar price per night. Be warned the manager will not care if you complain either. Find someplace else to stay but not here.

t really so terrible as all that!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My boyfriend and I stayed at Lamothe House for 6 nights in early December 2003. For our first 3 nights we stayed in the Marigny Guest House, which is not on the main property. If I had been alone I would have felt a little unsafe, but New Orleans is NOT a safe city and it's important that visitors know they must take care no matter where they are. The room was fine, for a budget room, including a huge king size antique bed.

We weren't interested in eating the continental breakfast, which looked pretty much like continental breakfast anywhere. After spending a weekend up in Mississippi we returned to Lamothe house and were given an extremely spacious Victorian room that was vintage New Orleans, on the main floor of the main house.

We did see the small rooms in the "slave quarters" and agree it would be very difficult to do more than sleep in these rooms.

It was mysterious that there were phones in both our rooms, but no phone connection. But I made all needed calls from the upstairs office at no charge.

The courtyard and pool area were quite lovely, and a great place to relax.

We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Our rooms were always clean, and our linens changed daily.

The location is great, very close to the trolley, around the corner from a couple of very good jazz clubs, and a quick walk to the centre of the French Quarter. Also just down the street from one of New Orleans' finest non-traditional restaurants, Marisol.

Maybe this is not the hotel for the timid or unadventurous, but any half-way seasoned traveller looking for good value and a good location would do far worse in many places in NO.

Uncaring staff, dirty room.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Lamothe House on 621 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans is not a secure, safe place to stay. I should have checked with tripadvisor before I left home. This so called "hotel" does have some nice rooms but I never saw or stayed in one of them. I was buzzed into a older two-story faciltiy, but our room was located in a small house accross the street from the main house (think alley). There was no security. To get ice, swim, a cola, or breakfast we had to go into the secure area (locks and security cameras). Our area had nothing! Management does not care, and yes the dining table was dirty, the juice was old. We will never stay here again, and I suggest that whoever reads this not stay there either.

Dirty,Dirty uncaring manager

from A TripAdvisor Member
I wish I had taken the time to read the review from Sept, 25. I agree there was no room at the table, and when there was the table was dirty. I should have known something was wrong with this place when no one else had a last minute reservation for a room. However the location was excellent, but we felt unsafe stuck out back in another unsecured building not located in the main complex. I would NOT go back to LaMothe House. Hair, Hair everwhere.

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  • Address: 621 Esplanade Avenue - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70116 - United States
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