New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviews of Avenue Plaza
New Orleans, Louisiana
Loved The Hotel and The staff was friendly and very helpful! It was a change from staying on Bourbon Street and smelling puke when you walk outside in the mornings..There is a lot of convenient little eating areas for Breakfast and Dinner such as the Trolley Cafe and this Phenomenal Chinese restaurant called Ho-Shun just down the block! Your not that far from Bourbon street Or River walk however you do need to either drive or take the Trolley to that area cause it's definately not in walking distance.. Going back again for New Years and look forward to staying at this Place again.
We have stayed here by way of an exchange & found the room adequate & quiet. The valet parking is a real advantage if you drive there.
We avoided a timeshare presentation as we had been through that before via solicitation in the French Quarter. The sales pressure was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The sales people became so enraged when we declined purchasing that they even reneged on the van ride back to the Quarter.
Though the streetcar is out front, we found no attraction for the immediate neighborhood. Overall, our stay there was so so. We have exchanged in to New Orleans several times to many timeshare units. The French Quarter is always the focus of action. At the far corner, the Hotel de La Monnaie (II not RCI) has some free garage parking, helpful staff, but crappy rooms. We've stayed in others, but the consistent favorite for handiest location is the Quarter House.
Waivered between 4 and 5 stars, but could not think of anything I would change!
Everything is new. Staff the friendlist I have encountered at some 20+ time shares!
Stayed week before Mardis Gras, 2008 but plenty of action for me!
Easy access to Burbon Street via front door trolley, exact change of $1.25 required!
Several nice restaurants, Deli Grrocery store and Walgreens very close by!
Great computer facilities!
Reasonable parking rates if you choose to rent a car!
Avenue Plaza is our favorite place to stay in New Orleans. Someone below commented on the small size of the pool, but it is larger than most other NO TS pools. Reasonable rates for valet parking with in/out privileges. Really friendly front desk & valet staff.
Hint: If you like king sized beds, then you must get a studio unit. The 1 BR units only have 1 queen sized bed in the small bedroom. But, then the unit only sleeps 2. Perfect for a couple, but if you need to sleep 4 then get a 1BR (sofa bed in LR) or request a 2 queen bed studio.
A more than adequate jumping off place to the French Quarter. Wonderful restaurants a few minutes walk &poorboys next door. Easy trolley ride to French Quarter or other areas. Quiet Garden District strolls, tours, riverboats, zoo,etc. . Recently renovated from flood and everything improved from our last visit prior to flood. Staff was great and the the swamp tour we took with a Cajun wildlife biologist was a kick! Very impressed with the congeniality of the people as we suffered car problems and a local garage spent a day working on our vehicle and barely charged us anything since we host LSU for college world series baseball alot. We felt safe walking around and the music is wonderful. Only place we know that you to get a margarita to go thru a drive up window!
Perfect location, nice accommodations amenities, great restaurant, pleasat staff, accessible to highways.
Great stay at this Resort.Take the trolley to Boubon Street.
Had a great time.This is truly party town any time of year. The room was adequate. The accents & furnishinge were english royal. The pool out back was secluded & lush. Good time for one & all.
We stayed at this resort on a RCI trade and found it to be quite good. The hotel is in the process of upgrading and we understand that it had become quite run-down. While we were there, it had only floors 11 and 12 complete. If you have not been here recently, things have probably improved.
We stayed in room 1216. It was a nice room and everything worked well. I found the kitchen not to be very well supplied for cooking, but with so many good places to eat at reasonable prices, it didn't matter much.
The staff was very friendly and made sure that everything was in order. Housekeeping brings fresh towels every day.
The location is 21 blocks from the French Quarter, and it is in the Garden District. The St. Charles Street Car stops right in front of the building, so getting around was easy.
Good location but hotel flooded first day we were there. Rooms were dark and moldy. We had sneezing attacks the whole time we were there. The Beds are not very comfy. The lobby is too small with nowhere to sit down. The "swimming pool" in the back courtyard looks like someone poured lots of detergent powder in it - that's how cloudy the water was. Also, this "pool" was about the size of a large jacuzzi. Two strokes and you've reached the other side! The courtyard itself was attractive notwithstanding the feeling that you were melting in the damp and heavy heat a la Heart of Darkness.
Their timeshare presentations were on second floor (good thing because the ground floor was knee deep in flood water). We were promised a swamp tour if we did the timeshare presentation, which we did but when we did not buy the timeshare, the rep refused to give the swamp tour to us, saying that it was only for people who had never bought a timeshare before and we already owned one (elsewhere).
They were pushing the Dophin's Cove in Anaheim, Ca as a great resort they own. Unfortunately for them, I had been there and it is far from being a "resort." More like an apartment complex. Please! In a nutshell - I do not recommend the timeshare presentation. They are very, very agressive - they kept us over 3 hours and then they reniged on the bait, saying it was a misunderstanding.
Hairdresser in hotel is very, very expensive - go to beauty shop across the street instead.
First Class Spa and location is excellant on St. Charles Street. Trolley stops at the door.