The Prytania Oaks is one of three related properties within a block or so of each other. The Oaks, at least, is a converted historic home, and has the charm and elegance of a turn-of-the century mansion. Our room was in the front on the top floor, with a shared balcony. It was too hot to use it in June, but at another time of year, we could imagine sitting out there with our coffee in the morning and a stronger drink later. The entire building has been recently renovated, with modern fixtures in the large bathroom. Our room had a sink and counter outside of the bathroom, as well, which was very convenient in the mornings. Very comfortable bed; the usual coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and toiletries.
The hotel is on a quiet street, just one block from the St. Charles Street car, which had us to Canal street in a matter of minutes. The WWII museum is just a couple of stops away, and there are restaurants in the neighborhood that are much less expensive, quieter, and less crowded than those in the tourist areas.
Very pleasant, very accommodating staff, although they should have more than one person on the desk at the check-in time. We were given no instructions on how to get to our room -- we had to go around to the side of the building and through a door to an interior stairway -- primarily because the young woman at the desk was trying to check us in and handle the phones at the same time. The door to the stairs was marked with the room numbers, but we had to find it first!
The complimentary breakfast includes fresh waffles, instant hot cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee, fresh fruit, breads -- I don't know what other reviewers are complaining about.
The only negative was that the locks on the windows leading to the balcony were broken; one came right out of the frame! There was no way to the balcony except through the rooms that opened onto it, but I was still glad that I hadn't taken my laptop with me.
And when they say check-in is at 4:00, they mean it! We arrived about 2:00, were allowed to park the car in the lot, and told that the room would be ready in about 30 minutes. We walked up to the St. Charles Pub, had a drink, wandered around, returned at 3:30, to be told that the room would not be ready until 4:00. Why promise us 2:30, then? What really rankled was watching others arrive -- at least one without a reservation -- and check in while we waited. Apparently the Oaks is that last of the three properties to be cleaned. We'll know better next time.
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