Empress Hotel - New Orleans

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Pets

Pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The budget Empress Hotel is a 2-star property within proximity of New Orleans Museum of Art, Bourbon Street and Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans.

The city center is 1 km away from the hotel. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk from St Louis Cathedral and New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Nearby points of interest include the cathedral and churches.

Empress Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport.

Rooms

All 36 air-conditioned rooms at Empress Hotel feature climate control, a dressing area, TV, a telephone and a private toilet. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

French dishes are served in the garden restaurant.

Services

Guests can use 24-hour reception, tour assistance and ironing service as well as free parking and a vending machine.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Grocery shopping service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • New Orleans
    1000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Cafe Treme
    700 ft
  • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian)
    1100 ft
Parks
  • Louis Armstrong Park
    1200 ft
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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    How to reach hotel

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

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

    Get directions
    City Center
    • New Orleans
      1000 ft
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Cafe Treme
      700 ft
    • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian)
      1100 ft
    Parks
    • Louis Armstrong Park
      1200 ft
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
      4100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      36

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

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    Historical sites

    • Saint Jude Shrine - 2700 ft

    Museums

    • Black Arts National Diaspora - 2000 ft
    • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G - 2300 ft
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo - 2300 ft
    • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn - 2700 ft
    • Reverend Zombie's House-Voodoo - 2700 ft
    • State Museum - 3000 ft
    • Historic New Orleans Collect - 3000 ft
    • Louisiana Museum Foundation - 3000 ft
    • Musee Conti Wax Museum - 3000 ft
    • Cabildo - 3000 ft
    • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic - 3000 ft
    • Friends of the Cabildo Museum - 3000 ft
    • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - 3300 ft
    • Arnaud's Restaurant - 3300 ft
    • French Quarter/historic New Orleans - 3700 ft

    Parks

    • Hunter's Field Park - 400 ft

    Halls

    • Autocrat Social and Pleasure - 3000 ft

    Marina

    • Mississippi River Boat Tour - 2300 ft

    Local attractions

    • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas - 1.1 mi
      #1 Canal Street, New Orleans
    • St. Roch and the Campo Santo - 1.1 mi
      1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
    • The National WWII Museum - 1.6 mi
      945 Magazine Street, New Orleans
    • Algiers Point - 1.1 mi
      New Orleans, LA
    • Riverwalk Marketplace - 1.3 mi
      1 Poydras St., New Orleans

    Near the hotel

    • New Orleans African-American Museum - 500 ft
      1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans
    • French Quarter - 2600 ft
      Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
    • Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church - 2700 ft
      411 N Rampart St, New Orleans
    • Old Ursuline Convent - 2800 ft
      1112 Chartres St, New Orleans
    • Louis Armstrong Park - 1200 ft
      901 North Rampart Street, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - 2300 ft
      724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
    • Madame John's Legacy - 2800 ft
      632 Dumaine St, New Orleans

    Restaurants nearby

    • Cafe Treme - 700 ft

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

      88% likes this, based on 24 reviews

    • Lil Dizzy's Cafe - 1300 ft

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

      77% likes this, based on 102 reviews

    • The Decadence Shoppe - 1500 ft

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

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

    • Meauxbar Bistro - 1100 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 Tonique - 1400 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
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    Empress Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    4.6out of 10
    Guest rating
    Based on 47 reviews

    Individual 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, United States, 70116

    Get directions
    City Center
    • New Orleans
      1000 ft
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Cafe Treme
      700 ft
    • Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian)
      1100 ft
    Parks
    • Louis Armstrong Park
      1200 ft
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
      4100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      36