Empress Hotel - New Orleans

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70116  show map
 2 stars
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Empress Hotel - New Orleans

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Swimming pool
TV

Flat-screen TV

Pets allowed
Air conditioning

Overview

The historical 2-star Empress Hotel provides 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and grocery shopping service to ensure guests a comfortable stay.

The property is set 15 minutes' walk away from New Orleans Jazz Museum. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

The hotel is set next to a church, a museum and a theater.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport is about 25 minutes by car.

Rooms

The property offers 36 guestrooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, a safe, a dressing area and an iron with ironing board. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The coffee shop Cafe Treme is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

There are free self parking and a vending machine provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Empress Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
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Hotel Address:

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70116

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City Centre
  • New Orleans
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Lakefront (NEW)
    5.8 mi
  • NAS/Alvin Callendar (NBG)
    9.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Union Station
    1.4 mi
Restaurants
  • Cafe Treme
    600 ft
  • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian)
    1100 ft
Parks
  • Louis Armstrong Park
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Rooms and availability

Standard Room
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    2 persons

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Room Description:

Rates are based on 1 guest. A maximum of 2 guests can stay in this room. Please refer to the policies for fees that will apply for additional guests.

Empress Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

Places of interest

Convention centers

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

Historical sites

  • Saint Jude Shrine2700 ft

Museums

  • Black Arts National Diaspora2300 ft
  • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G2300 ft
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo2300 ft
  • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn2700 ft
  • Reverend Zombie's House-Voodoo2700 ft
  • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic3000 ft
  • Louisiana Museum Foundation3000 ft
  • Friends of the Cabildo Museum3000 ft
  • Musee Conti Wax Museum3000 ft

Marina

  • Mississippi River Boat Tour2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium5000 ft
    423 Canal St US Custom House
  • Chartres Street1.1 mi
    New Orleans, LA
  • Lafayette Square 1.2 mi
    St. Charles Avenue
  • Canal Place 5100 ft
    333 Canal St
  • St. Roch and the Campo Santo 1.2 mi
    1725 Saint Roch Ave At N. Derbigny

Near the hotel

  • St. Augustine Church600 ft
    Governor Nilchols
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park900 ft
    916 N. Peters Street, New Orleans
  • The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts1400 ft
    801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans
  • Bourbon Street 2300 ft
    New Orleans, LA
  • Backstreet Cultural Museum600 ft
    1116 Henriette Delille St New Orleans
  • Louis Armstrong Park 1100 ft
    901 N Rampart St
  • Lafitte\'s Blacksmith Shop Bar2100 ft
    941 Bourbon St

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Treme600 ft

    Address: Seeking new space
    Phone: 504-264-1132

    88% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • Lil Dizzy's Cafe1300 ft

    Address: 1500 Esplanade Ave
    Phone: 504-569-8997

    77% likes this, based on 102 reviews

  • The Decadence Shoppe1500 ft

    Address: 806 N Rampart St
    Phone: 504-529-8874

    73% likes this, based on 21 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Meauxbar Bistro1100 ft

    Address: 942 N Rampart St
    Phone: 504-569-9979

    85% likes this, based on 73 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Asian
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

  • Bar Tonique1400 ft

    Address: 820 N. Rampart St
    Phone: (504) 324-6045

    83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Empress Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Empress Hotel

Average guest rating

4.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 61 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    nothing was good

    The area was bad and the window did not lock. I did not feel safe in the room, and I scared to leave my belonging in the room. When I told the staff that I did not feel safe and that I wanted to check out and go home, I was charged full price for that night and 15% for the charge for the next night. I do not feel, if the environment is unsafe and there are drug dealers hanging half a bolck from the hotel that you should be forced to pay a portion of the next night also.

  • Single
    2.8

    I did not like a thing. I arrived at midnight and left the hotel next day although I was booked for 5 nights. the room and the bathroom were dirty and in terrible state. Facilities nil. I strongly suggest that you remove this hotel from you site

  • Single
    3.8

    The location

    Cleanliness very poor, bathroom faucets are broken , no toilet seat, windows are rusted etc.... etc...

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    I have always been described as an "honest and frank" person. So here it goes: I was afraid to stay here after reading all of the negative reviews but it wasn't as bad as most of them say. It is located walking distance to Bourban street (15 minute walk) and the French Quarter. If I were a drunk, alone, or in a group, I would not recommend walking there late at night, I would take a cab to Bourban Street and pay about 5.00 (thats what we did). The area is not well lit. The hotel itself is not a gem but it is affordable. The staff was very friendly, Mike and Jen, gave us recommendations for great restaurants in the area and even called the cabs for us. The room itself is small but all we needed is a bed and bathroom, when it comes to saving money, we are not that picky. The room was clean, air conditioned, contained a bed and bathroom and a small nightstand. We don't spend our time in the room, we just needed a place to sleep. I woke up at about 3 in the morning, turned on the lights in the bathroom, no bugs or anything like that. The plumbing worked fine. We didn't need a closet (no closets) because we backpacked. Over all, its not as bad as the reivews make it sound. Once you are in the French Quarter, you will be happy, you will be around all the restaurants, night life, and markets. Would we stay there again? If we were on a budget, yes. If you are not on a budget, I would highly recommend the Garden District, very upscale and you can take a street car to the French Quarter for 1.25. We stayed in the Garden District our 2nd night so that we could get a feeling for this part of town, and loved it.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    It is really close tothe french quarter. However, it was kinda scary in the area

    It is a durty slam! I understand the cost is low, but there are things things that you just cant sell. You cannot sell a dirty room with rouches and broken focets and some resemblence of a bed. You just cant charge for such things.

  • Couple
    4.6

    The location was pretty handy, quite near to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The cleaning staff work hard.

    We did not have an enjoyable stay at this hotel. We chose it mainly for price & location but in all honesty wish we had listened to reviews and paid a bit more. Although the staff were friendly, some of the other hotel guests were not and in all honesty I didn't feel very safe here. You have to leave a $10 for your room key and drop it off before you go out each night, which I did not want to do. There is a balcony but we were bothered a few times by other guests who appeared to be on drugs and it makde me feel uncomfortable. Its a shame as the staff are nice but the rooms are tiny with tiny windows and tiny tv's and compared to even some of the cheap motels we stayed at on our 3 week road trip this was the worst.

  • Group of friends
    3.8

    Bathroom- water back-up whilst having a shower, Bed - was uncomfortable, TV did not work and room had an awful smell that inflamed my sinuses. Opening the door needed body builder strenght as the hinges were so tight you could have easily been injured.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Good location, close to French Quarter, lowest price I could find for the weekend. Shower was hot. AC was good. It served its purpose (a place to crash after long nights of partying).

    Bed was pretty uncomfortable. Would recommend bringing your own pillows as theirs have plastic covers on them. Best if you don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room.

  • Single
    2.8

    The only good thing was that it was close to Bourbon street.

    I highly recommend not staying here. The neighborhood it's in looked very sketchy, and a friend of mine said he almost got jumped in that area a few years ago. I had no idea about it, and the facility is just as bad as the its surrounding area. I don't understand why it's called a hotel. My room was like a prison cell, and everything in the building looked like it was falling apart.

  • Single
    4.2

    Hotel staff were attentive and security conscious

    Room quality was horrible. This is a cross between a crack house and Section 8 housing. Disgusting

  • Single
    7.0

    I enjoyed the location and helpful staff. The room was quiet and generally clean.

    I disliked the plastic covered pillows and lumpy mattress which sagged in the middle.

  • Single
    6.6

    It is a basic but fine hotel, the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, and the location was good. What more could I want for this price?

  • Single
    6.6

    The other guests that I met on the patio.

  • Single
    6.6

    you stay here for the price and the location. It is less than a 5 min walk to bourbon street and they have free parking.

    It is a star hotel (maybe half a star) but remember you get what you pay for. I got this hotel because all I needed was a place to sleep after partying. You will not hang out at this hotel.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    It was very laid back, the room was a good for the price, and for what we needed it for, which was a bed, and somewhere to leave our things.

    Our showerhead did not work well, that is the only thing.

How to reach hotel

hotel Empress Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70116

Get directions
City Centre
  • New Orleans
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Lakefront (NEW)
    5.8 mi
  • NAS/Alvin Callendar (NBG)
    9.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Union Station
    1.4 mi
Restaurants
  • Cafe Treme
    600 ft
  • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian)
    1100 ft
Parks
  • Louis Armstrong Park
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36