We stayed at The Saint Phillip Hotel for five days in January and it was quite pleasant. Quite the opposite of the usual large chain hotels we normally stay at. The three main factors in our decision to stay there were the kitchen, the price, and of course, the location. On St. Phillip street, only a block and a half away from Decatur Street, the location can't be beat if you are aiming to be in the heart of the French Quarter. However, be warned that this is not the heart of luxury either. The quarter is not all glitz, and at night can feel abandoned and spooky (outside of Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets).
The hotel itself is pretty hands off. You get an electronic code for the outside gate, and a code for your room. No keys or cards. The gate opens to a small courtyard (no reception), and two staircases on either side take you up to the 2nd and 3rd floors, where there are two rooms on each landing side. Our room had a king and a queen that were massive and took up every inch of the general sleeping area. You literally have to edge around the beds to get to the bathroom or kitchen. Very tight, and I stubbed my toe twice on the arched leg of the bed as it stuck out from the mattress. Great soft beds with lots of pillows, but I felt I was drowning in them. Slept ok once I adjusted, but the space is really tight, so it is not easy moving around in that area.
The kitchen is full and something we wanted, as we did not want to eat out every single meal. A supermarket is only a few blocks away, and we could stock up and eat breakfast leisurely, or dinner if we were tired and not wanting to go back out again.
The French Market is only a few blocks away, as was most of the river side activities, so again, the location was great. There are several of these types of hotels in the French Quarter, but the ratings combined with the offered price cinched the deal for us. There are no large upscale chain hotels in the quarter, but they exist right outside of it, and it is not that far to walk (10-15 minutes) if that is what you are looking for.
The hotel lacks luxury, but is very comfortable and low key, so you can get in and out a dozen times a day and not waste time. I would recommend it f ti suites your needs.
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