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Hotel Bentley

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200 Desoto St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8301
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#13 of 26 hotels in Alexandria

If you’re looking for a quaint hotel in Alexandria, look no further than Hotel Bentley.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Bringhurst Stadium (1.9 mi) and Kent Plantation House (2.3 mi), guests of Hotel Bentley can easily experience some of Alexandria's most well known attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Hotel Bentley offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk. Guests of Hotel Bentley are also welcome to enjoy a fitness center and a lounge, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, there is paid private parking available nearby.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Alexandria's popular oyster restaurants such as Cajun Landing, Swamp Daddy"s, and Steamboat Bill's, all a short distance from Hotel Bentley.

Should time allow, River Oaks Square Arts Center and Louisiana History Museum are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at Hotel Bentley looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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200 Desoto St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8301
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Jason C wrote a review Jul 2021
Port Aransas, Texas5 contributions
What a run down dump. Room was nasty. After seeing pictures of their lobby at Christmas I decided to book a week in the speciality suite 501. For the price the chain hotels in town are much nicer. This place was a run down dump. The room's air-conditioning sucks. I was covered in sweat every night. They even have signs on the doors warning not to turn the AC down too much, so they know their Air condition is a problem. The floors in the lobby check in area had trash all over them.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Christina D wrote a review May 2021
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My husband had a work thing in Alexandria so I tagged along for a little getaway. The hotel is gorgeous. We went up to our room to see the door open and not clean for us. We called the front desk and the woman immediately met us upstairs to a new and cleaned room. I went to use the bathroom to discover it was clogged with handfuls of toilet paper. I again called the front desk and the woman was able to unclog it while we were at dinner. We were very disappointed in the lack of preparation but figured it was a fluke incident and left it at that. A few weeks later, my husband returned to that hotel for another work event. When he got to his room and saw it was ready for him but then noticed that the sink was full of beard trimmings from a previous stay and the trash was not removed. He was appalled. He had a rough day and just wanted to get home so he didnt say anything to the front desk. Though we love how beautiful this hotel is it is clearly horribly managed. The cleaning staff seem to obviously leave parts of the room unfinished. How can someone miss a clogged toilet and beard trimmings??? We are pretty forgiving people and realize things can slip through the cracks but this is ridiculous. Unfortunately, due to the proximity of the hotel to the courthouse (where my husband has to attend for work) he will have to continue staying there when his practice brings him to Alexandria.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard S wrote a review Apr 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana48 contributions1 helpful vote
a minute ago First we need to separate the people from the physical plant. The people we came in contact with were wonderful caring and helpful. However, the ownership of the physical plant is pennywise and pound foolish. There was a plunger in our bathroom which unfortunately was not merely there for aesthetics, needed to use it. The elevator was filthy, the water pressure in the shower was nearly non-existent, the lamp of the night table had a loose connection and it was difficult to simply turn it on and off as desired. At one time this must have been a nice historic hotel, now it is merely historic.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Wade Powell wrote a review Mar 2021
Victoria, Texas1 contribution2 helpful votes
Reserved a room. Got to the property around 3:30pm and they told us our room wasn’t ready. Waited a half hour, then they told us the hotel was overbooked and they didn’t have a room for us. We asked about any other rooms that may be available, suite, queen beds, etc. They said there was nothing. Then another man checked in while we were trying to figure out what to do. We asked how he got a room. Then they told us that our room’s air conditioner was out so that’s why we couldn’t stay... Three different reasons for not honoring our reservation. Oh, they said the AC was broken because of the freeze in Feb. we made the reservation March 10th. Pretty sure they were aware of the AC problem when we reserved. They called the Holiday inn for us to see if they had an available room. Oh, and they said that we could come back and look around at their beautiful historic hotel if we wanted to... that was nice of them. Sounds like, “Here, look at our wonderful menu, but you can’t eat anything.”
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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VPNor wrote a review Mar 2021
Louisiana142 contributions107 helpful votes
Mixed Emotions! Read the entire message if you want an updated and honest review from a person who travels extensively. I had a group reservation booked for my 40th birthday about 2 months in advance. Everything with planning went as smooth as can be. However, when we arrived to check-in we were told that the A/C was out in ALL common areas - dining room, bar, common area/lobby, and some of the guest rooms. This is not what you want to hear when you are arriving with 8 rooms with people traveling from all over the state - especially since the entire evening was being held at the hotel using all of it's public areas, bars, and restaurants. No signs, no advance notice, no phone call, and the fact that I spoke to someone in management one day prior to re-confirm, nothing was mentioned. After playing "musical rooms" and having to go room to room to see which rooms were clean and had working a/c, i was able to get everyone checked into a room after 2 hours. We still had broken a/c that went out in two of the rooms later that day, and there are MANY improvements that are needed from housekeeping to routine maintenance. Dirty floors, water and other liquids on the floor that are not cleaned, no trash cans in public areas, dirty carpet, poor signage, debris from collapsing ceiling tiles in some areas, and even door locks that do not work. I realize this is a historic hotel that claims to be a "boutique" hotel - and believe me - it has MUCH potential to be this, however I am not sure if it is poor management or simply not enough money to properly run the place. I hope this review helps and we can see improvement in the future. Just remember, this is a beautiful, historic hotel that is a great place to host an event and spend a night or two - just remember - there will be plenty of concerns that you would not expect from other hotels in this price range. NOW - WITH ALL DO RESPECT TO THE HOTEL AND MANAGEMENT - they were some of the friendliest hotel staff I have ever encountered. Martha, The GM, and Mrs. T, Front Office Manager are excellent in planning and are super hospitable. ALL OF THE FRONT DESK STAFF IS ALSO AMAZING. The rooms were very clean with nice furnishings and the most comfortable beds ever. Parking is free and there is lots of it - although it is street parking or nearby empty parking lot. Excellent Community Coffee always available in the lobby, lots of luggage carts, AC works well - when it is not broken , great shower heads and water pressure, soft thick towels, excellent bath Gilchrist and Soames bath products, (no wash clothes for some reason), nice views, and the restaurant and bar has AMAZING FOOD AND BEVERAGE options in a nice atmosphere. Will I continue to visit - ABSOLUTELY! Would I stay here again, and with a group - ABSOLUTELY! I would just make sure that things are fully operational before hand and I will know what to expect when i arrive - by all means - it is a casual atmosphere hotel - similar to a mom and pop historical home non luxury bed and breakfast in the country. But I do hope they are able to remain open and continue to work on improvements to take this property to it's fullest potential - which could be a true 4 star boutique hotel for large and small group events - but I think that will be based on management and ownership and how much they are willing to put into the property. BEST WISHES HOTEL BENTLEY !
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bentley
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Bentley?
Nearby attractions include Alexandria Museum of Art (0.09 km), Forts Randolph and Buhlow (0.4 km), and River Oaks Square Arts Center (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bentley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bentley?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Bentley?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bentley?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Diamond Grill, Embers, and The Levee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Bentley?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Bentley located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Alexandria.
Does Hotel Bentley offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Bentley?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kent Plantation House (3.7 km) and Arna Bontemps African American Museum (0.4 km).
Is Hotel Bentley accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.