This Victorian guesthouse, steps from the streetcar and Audubon Park, adds to the delightful choices of smaller Uptown lodgings. At this historic property, gracing St. Charles Avenue since 1884, the general rule is that you get either antiques or a view: brass beds and ceiling fans are found in the "view" rooms. There is a lounge with a fireplace, and breakfast is served in a bay-window dining room. The streetcar will get you to the Garden District, the Warehouse District,
the CBD, and the edge of the French Quarter.
May 4, 2005
For St. Charles streetcar, Audubon Park and Zoo, and Cammelia Grill lovers, the Park View is a nice location right on St. Charles between Tulane and the park. They have free wireless internet which is nice if you have a laptop. The house is pretty, with a neat wrap-around porch. On-street parking was convenient and easy. The only bad experience was with the staff. After I arrived in town and called to get directions, the desk manager insisted
I had no reservation - even though I had an email confirmation. She eventually found it, but further inconvenienced by my need for directions, she tersely gave me the guest house address and nothing more. (They'll charge for your room if you don't find the place, and they don't make it easy. The email confirmation didn't include the guest house address or directions, either.) I had reviewed the available rooms with a staff member when I booked my room, and had picked a specific room type on a specific floor. When I (finally) arrived, my reservation had none of the room specifics I had discussed - and I was given a key to the wrong room. When I requested the room I had booked, I was given a key to an unmade room. Was this my punishment? I finally wound up in the right room, but the staff's lack of hospitality during the rest of my visit spoiled a stay in an otherwise lovely setting. I've enjoyed much more Southern graciousness at other lodgings in New Orleans. Enjoy the park, the plants and the zoo animals. Just watch out for the humans.
Aug 7, 2001
I haven't arrived yet (I travel in October) but 1) the New Orleans-based person who booked my flight said others had told her "it wasn't very nice" and 2) having just made a reservation on the phone, the person I talked to, Sheila, was not very pleasant. Why do I want to stay here? 1) the location is amazing - right across from Tulane U and bordering Audubon Park (and of course the streetcar stops right out front being on St Charles). 2) The house
exterior is gorgeous. The interior looks great from the pictures on their website. If nothing goes too terribly wrong it will be a great stay but I am a little concerned. I would love to check back here and see what others have to say about this place.(Haven't seen any other reviews on the net yet.) Thanks!