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Prytania Oaks Hotel
Ranked #118 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Reviewed 17 June 2012

This is a sweet little deal in a perfect location. I wouldn't say the room was small, as many reviewers have commented, but it is a little cramped. That being said, we didn't use the room for anything other than showering and sleeping, so it was perfect. The hotel is a in a great location and offers free parking which CANNOT be beat. The furniture in the room was in excellent condition. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with a very nice shower. If you are booking on a budget, and don't require amenities, Prytania Oaks is the way to go.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

I have nothing bad to say about this hotel! It added to our great experience in New Orleans. We've been to the city many times and have stayed at various places but I would rank Prytania Oaks near the top of the list. The rooms are clean. Shower was spacious and hot with good water pressure. Bed was very comfortable, large, and clean. The hotel is just a block off the street car route. We spent the whole day riding the street cars and walking around the French Quarter. Also there's a neat little coffee shop on St. Charles called Krewe Du Brew that I highly recommend. It's close to lots of restaurants and a park in a decent area. I'm looking forward to going back with my family!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Located in the very nice Garden District of NOLA, the Prytania Oaks belongs to the Prytania Park Hotel diagonally across the street. When checking in you need to first drive to this hotel, not to the Oaks. The Prytania Oaks is a newly renovated historic building, the rooms could be called almost “boutique chic”, and they are very nicely furnished, centrally air-conditioned, bathrooms with stylish b&w tiles and granite vanity top. The location is excellent, you actually can walk to the French Quarter from here, but the trolley line is only a block away. This is a very good deal: Very nice rooms, excellent quiet location, free parking, breakfast and Wifi. Hard to beat.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Prytannia Oaks and agree we'd stay there again if we go back to New Orleans. But there are a few things we found a bit quirky. The hotel is in the middle of a mixed residential/commercial area one block off St Charles. When you arrive, there is nothing to indicate you've arrived at Prytannia Oaks, except the address and a paper sign on the gate telling you registration is a block and a half away to the Prytannia Park. Not a huge inconvenience, but a bit unusual. I thought for a value priced hotel, the room was nicely renovated and nicely appointed and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very spacious, clean with a good shower. The room had the high ceilings of the 19th century and a queen sized poster bed and nicely redone wooden floors. Both rooms had a non-functional but decorative fireplace in them. However as much as we enjoyed the decor of the room and found it to be very quiet, it was the smallest queen room I'd ever stayed in, very difficult for the two of us to manuever in. Parking is also a bit tight with the parking lot only having room for 8-10 cars while hotel has sixteen rooms. We were able to obtain a lot space overnight both nights we were there but did have to park on the street when returned one night before dinner.The Sunday breakfast was set up at Prytannia Oaks and looked to have a decent variety, including waffles made for you by a staff member, although Monday's was set up in the courtyard of Prytannia Park and seemed to lack the variety of the Sunday breakfast. The staff was friendly and very helpful and the location was very convenient. There is a pretty good variety of restaurants within walking distance on St Charles (although the best one was Dijon five blocks away on Annunciation). Overall, we found the positives outweighed the negatives.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank SRusher
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Hotels3, General Manager at Prytania Oaks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Dear Guest,

First of all, Thank you for taking time out to write a review. We appreciate it a great deal. But I would like to clarify a few points:
1. All reservations, no matter where or how booked (direct with us, our website, or any number of 3rd party agents) state that Registration and Check In is at our main property, The Prytania Park Hotel with the address. We do have a sign on the front gate for those that do not completely read the confirmations, just scanned for accuracy to dates and rates.

2. The fireplaces are for decoration only, due to the age of the building, 1840’s, the hearths and fireplace are original. This is how the house was heated that many years ago and if was still a Single family home, possibly could be operational, however, since we are a hotel, we could not get clearance from the State Fire Marshall considered a Fire Hazard. Don’t forget, this was back when, and still is a Residental neighborhood. As with many Historical Districts wherever you travel, you will find a few businesses tucked in here and there. Same with New Orleans. There are a few businesses scattered throughout the Garden District area, but for the most part, still mainly residential.

3. The main parking lot for all 3 of our hotels is at the Prytania Park, where there is more than amply parking. However, those staying here and at the Queen Anne, do have access to a smaller lot. The adjacent business allows us to share the parking lot for our guests, since parking in most older sections of any city is limited to Street parking, and New Orleans is no exception.

We are Self Park Off Street, and is Free of Charge. Unlike most hotels in New Orleans. Example, in the French Quarter or Warehouse District is actually several blocks from most hotels, and they have Mandatory Valet and a high cost $18-$35 per night. So our Guests are very lucky to have it right at their door basically and Free of Charge.

4. Breakfast selection will vary from hotel to hotel, but it is still an Expanded Continental Breakfast and has more than enough choices for everyone to find a palatable “get me going” breakfast.

5. Thank you for the Restaurant recommendation, we will pass it on as well from the Front Desk.

Fondly,
Dori H Schulman
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

I loved this hotel. It was everything I was looking for, quaint, comfortable and with bags of character. The room was beautiful with a huge bathroom and awesome shower ( Now there is a word I don't use very often!) It was powerful and hot enough to boil lobster. Perfect!! Everything was spotlessly clean. Achingly stylish!! The air conditioner worked well and was a whisper. The bed was comfortable. The wifi worked perfectly.

I loved the courtyard. If it had had lounge chairs it would have been perfect but I'm just being picky. It was lovely to sit out with a drink and observe the "Super Moon"

Breakfast was simple and light. More than enough to set you up for the mountain of food New Orleans pours down you!!!

All of the staff were charming. The location was excellent being close enough to "the action" without being noisy. There is plenty of interest within walking distance.

My husband insists I point out one flaw ( in his opinion) . The tv is hung on the wall over the mantle which means that it is obscured by the bed post. If it were swapped over with one of the pictures on the wall next to the bed it would still look fine and not be obscured.

I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hotels3, General Manager at Prytania Oaks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

Dear Guest,

THANK YOU for your review. I appreciate all your comments and noted the TV placement issue. We have addressed this but not having much success in getting the cable lines moved inside the walls of the house to other locations inside the rooms.

When we did the renovation, the specs were for the TV's to be wall hung to specified walls. Unfortunately, some were and some were not. Those that were not was due to electrical service not being coordinated to those walls. Once we realized what happened, it was too late as the walls were closed up.

So we try to re-arrange the furniture set up that was being planned, but that failed us as well due to the limitations of the windows. So, here we are, still looking into another alternatives which might fix our few rooms. I hope your next stay will be TV free and clear.

Fondly,
Dori

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Stay there for the first weekend of jazz fest staff was overall pleasant. Bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was good. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I was in New orleans in ealry November 2011 and I loved this little hotel. It is in a residential part of Lower Garden District almost halfway between the French Quarter and the epicenter of Magazine street. The area is great with not much sign of new builts, filled with beautiful wooden southern houses, with just a touch of New Orleans decadance (and I say that as a plus), but totaly safe. Transport is a piece of cake as the streetcar runs between the Uni and the French Quarter just a block away from the hotel. But even if you decide to walk, the quarter is just 30 min walk from the hotel and quite easy to follow. That is not recommended at night though as you need to pass from the business district which is a bit deserted after working hours. On the west, the core of Garden District, Magazine street and the old graveyards are withing comfortable walking distance. Also, oposite the streetcar station there are some great eateries with bbq, pizza (you have to try Slice!!!!) and po-boys.
Now about the hotel itself, make sure you book yourself in Prytania Oak, NOT Prytania Park. They are under the same management (i think) but I only have an opinion about Oaks. To be honest, Park looks much shabbier than Oaks. The building is an old style southern house, not too lavish but full of character, the rooms look newly refurbished, there is a nice little backyard which is great for meeting your neighbors or you are a smoker like me. And we absolutely loved the room!! BIG, fat, comfortable bed with mosquito net, the kind you never come accross in Europe unfortunately, espresso machine, nice wooden floors, big bathroom with a fireplace (don't know if it's functioning). The only thing I could fault is the lack of plugs. I know it's not important but that shows the quality of the room.
The biggest asset of this hotel for me is the fact that it adds to the N Orleans experience as it looks and feels unmistakenly southern at a very high quality level. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank PDounias
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Hotels3, General Manager at Prytania Oaks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review of our little hotel. I certainly appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. However, I must make 2 corrections for the readers,
1. we do not now, nor ever have had Mosquito nets on the beds, or even on the property. There is no need for them as the windows are always closed to allow the A/C to cool down the rooms. Possibly she brought one with her ?!?, and
2. the coffee maker does not make expresso, it is strictly a coffee maker, where we place in the room filter packs of New Orleans style coffee, standard caffinated, and decaf.

Other than those 2 minor corrections, the review is spot on. Again, Thank you for your time.

Fondly,
Dori H Schulman

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Address: 1612 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4418
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Garden District , Lower Garden District
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #118 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range: $153 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prytania Oaks Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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