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Hotel Villa Convento

At a Glance

    Pros

  • located in the quieter residential section of the French Quarter
  • true New Orleans flavor
  • personal service

    Cons

  • rooms on the small side
  • no children under 10
  • Wi-Fi available only in lobby area

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Villa Convento Review

This intimate, four-story 1833 Creole town house on a quaint, quiet street close to the Old Ursuline Convent—but just blocks from the Quarter's tourist attractions, shopping, and restaurants—exudes history and local flavor. The Campo family provides around-the-clock service: each morning you can have fresh-brewed coffee or tea on the lush patio, or just step across the street to the charming Croissant d'Or. Rooms are furnished with reproductions of antiques; some have balconies, chandeliers, or ceiling fans.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    sorry to say. a dump

    This is the first major disappointment ever with a Fodor's recommendation. The only thing that this "hotel" has to offer is a great location. Frankly, this place is a dump, and they cannot blame it on Katrina. Everything is in disrepair and filthy. A pile of debris from repairing a door in our room stayed on our floor for our entire 6 day stay. We quickly understood why they requie full payment upon checking-in. I could go on & on, but the conclusion is the same: stay away. But please go to New Orleans; it is still fabulous.

    by noppster, 4/3/07
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    Don't do it.

    they need new carpeting (existing ones are too ratty to clean), new paint job (cracks, peeling paint) and most of all, they need an exterminator for the "wild life" (ie: rodents). They advertise free continental breakfast, but when you are there, all they offer is tea/coffee, and tell you to go across the street and buy your own rolls. The ONLY good thing is, it is on a very quiet street, but just a couple of blocks walk to the "action." I heard they were planning on banning smoking, so if you smoke, be sure to ask BEFORE you reserve a room.

    by rooster123, 5/9/07
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    Fantastic!

    Just spent a long weekend at the Villa Convento. It is just a charming spot in the French Quarter - a quiet and relaxing place to stay. It's not far from all the attractions. And the peacefulness of sitting on the balcony with a lovely bottle of wine in the evening and feeling the cool breeze blowing through the city can't be beat!

    by halinasholiday, 10/16/07
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    Hotel Villa Convento Review

    Below is a review I wrote in Sept of 2009 praising this hotel. Here is an updated review as of May 2011: I have been staying here for about 10 years for Jazzfest. It is family owned and used to be like a home away from home. Now, the younger generation in the family is running it and it feels like they do not care about comfort of guests. Last year, I woke up during the night to find water pouring from the ceiling in the bathroom. For 2 days, I had to use the bathroom in the lobby before they fixed it. They had known about it prior because there was duct tape on the ceiling where the leak was! They didn't compensate me in any way. This year, when I arrived, the room smelled very musty! The duct tape is still on the ceiling! There is mold and water marks on the ceiling and walls. I am posting pictures of this. The shower does not work properly so that several inches of water accumulates in the tub. The toilet bowl handle had been broken for the past 4 years! If you dont push it carefully it falls off and you must open the tank and reassemble it. Meanwhile, at 9:15am, I was woken up by hammering and sawing outside our door. They were building a new room where the office had been. This happened several of the days. When I complained about them waking me up and about the condition of my room, Warren, the family member who now runs the hotel shrugged. I told him this would be the last I would stay there (after 10 years of being a customer) again he just shrugged and said alright. My 2009 review of villa convento: Villa Convento is a great place to stay in New Orleans. It is not one of those generic chain hotels. It is small and quaint and really captures the charm of the French Quarter. I have stayed there many times in several different rooms. The building itself is old (that's what gives it character) but the rooms have all been clean and comfortable. In the past year they have begun making many upgrades including new paint, rugs and bedding and a beautiful new front desk with a bar. The family members are all very nice and helpful. It is like having a home in New Orleans instead of just an impersonal hotel room. The location is perfect!

    by julsnj, 9/25/09

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