Great old-fashion hotel
Reviewed 4 August, 2021
I was impressed by the layout and interior of the hotel. It really kept with the old southern/French inspired style. The location is great too as Frenchman street isn't very far away. As for my room, I thought it was okay. I remember that my pillows were extremely small and the sheets and blanket weren't exactly the most high quality. (They weren't dirty or old by any means but the thread count doesn't indicate that these sheets had a high thread count.) The only thing that I had a problem with was the parking but I was able to find a space not too far away. (Yes, there is paid parking but I just didn't want to pay haha). I wouldn't mind staying here again.
Beautiful, perfect location, haunted experience!
Reviewed 31 July, 2021
The lamothe house is beautiful and the perfect place to stay with a family because of its quiet maringy location. Just steps from Frenchman street and a couple of blocks from the main action of the French quarter. I had no idea that the Lamofhe House was haunted and residence to ghosts, including children. After we put our 8 month old baby to sleep in her pack&play mh husband and I lay down to settle in for the night too. A few minutes after we turned out the lights, we were both startled by the sound of my daughters rattle toy shaking, but she was sound asleep and her toy was not near her pack&play. I woke up a few times throughout the night to the sounds of tapping or things moving. I think we were definitely visited by the ghost kiddos. We stayed in room 117, it was great because it’s like having your own apartment on the street, you don’t have to go through the hotel at all to get in or out.there is no elevator so if you’re traveling with a baby definitely request a room on the bottom floor.
Good Night's Rest at Lamothe
Reviewed 19 June, 2021
I stayed the night in New Orleans on June 5 (Saturday), and I wanted to stay near the French Quarter (so I could enjoy some of the exuberant spirit) but not in the heart of all the Bourbon Street hoopla and noise. Lamothe seemed like it would be just about right, and it was.
It is in two beautiful old buildings (separate blocks). They are old - high ceilings, creaky old wood floors, and such. Walking up the long, old staircase from the ground floor to the second floor reception desk, you feel like you have stepped back to the mid-19th century. But I didn't want to experience a modern hotel. [If the feel of a modern hotel is what you want, the Lahome is not your place.] Still, this place had all the expected modern amenities, fit into the 19th century charm. It is an easy walk to the water front, Jackson Square, and Bourbon Street, but the noise of that continuous party can be left behind when you get back to your room.
The staff was very polite and accommodating. Yari, in particular, went beyond the ordinary to help me out.
I have to mention one thing that was somewhat amiss, though not in my mind a serious flaw. They were having trouble with the Wifi (having to rebuild it from scratch for some technical reason), and it would not work in may room/area. This was not a great inconvenience to me - I did not come to New Orleans to sit in my room and surf the internet on my cell phone. But the staff was still very apologetic, and in fact gave me a credit on my bill because of the inconvenience. I think this is just a temporary glitch that would not be a problem for future visitors.
Parking, in the hotel's own private, gated lot, was easily accessible.
I would not hesitate to stay at Lahome again.
The reality doesn't match the pictures
Reviewed 17 June, 2021
I have stayed in boutique/historic hotels in various cities in the USA and in Europe so I thought that I knew what to expect when I made this reservation. Sadly, this hotel was a major disappointment and our stay only continued to get worse. First of all, our "King Deluxe" room was so absurdly small that we could not fully open the entry door because it hit the bed. The room also smelled like urine and the odor became more pungent in the heat of the day. We asked if we could get a different room but we were told that it was the only one available. We decided to make the best of it, but after a few days of being in such cramped quarters we were counting the hours until we could get out of that room. It was also an unpleasant surprise to learn that there were no housekeeping services being provided due to Covid, although when we visited there were no other Covid restrictions or precautions in place. I also had to make numerous requests for clean towels and toilet paper since there were not any extra supplies in the room. And, while I trust that the towels had been laundered, they smelled musty, looked dingy, and one of the "clean" bathmats had black marks all over it. In addition, the water pressure in the bathroom sink was very low and the water took several minutes to warm up; the Wifi didn't work; the TV was erratic; and the AC fluctuated between too cold and swamp. Also, the public spaces were dingy and nothing looked clean. Overall, it was a very unpleasant experience and one I will never repeat. The only bright spot was Yary. She was a sweetheart and did her best to make us feel welcome.
One star is pushing it
Reviewed 6 June, 2021
First off, let me say I have stayed in 20+ different hotels in the French Quarter area. I only live a couple ours away and love to visit New Orleans with friends/family. I usually stay in different hotels because I love the history and variety of hotels in the area. This hotel is absolutely the worst stay I've ever had in NOLA - from start to finish.
Upon arrival, we pulled up in front of the hotel. A guest standing outside unlocked the front door with their key to let me in, and I walked upstairs to check-in. No employee to be found, not one, in the entire building for 10-15 mins. At one point I shouted "is anyone working here" and got no response. I went back out to my car to let my mom know I couldn't find anyone and continuously tried calling the main number. After another 5 mins or so, someone came to the front door after strolling down the street and said he could check me in. It's like he was the only employee and decided to give himself a break?? Anyways, he checked me in and gave me a key to the gated parking lot. The room key AND the parking lot key didn't work. So I called the front desk and he came to open the gate, and provided us keys that he said would actually work. I asked him to walk to the room with us to make sure we could get in, and I immediately asked if we could have a different room. It was hot, dirty, in a back building, and nothing like the pictures online. He said there were no other rooms available (didn't even bother to check). Come to find out a/c in our room didn't work! If we tried turning it on, it sounded like someone was hitting it with a hammer. There was no soap in the room, and the bathroom had hairs everywhere like it hadn't been cleaned. At night with no working a/c, we heard loud party music past 3am.
On a positive note, the location was within walking distance to French Quarter and has gated parking for $30/night.