Makes Bates Motel look appealing
I am very familiar w/New Orleans hotels and my advice is to stay away from St. Vincent's. I'm not one of those people who's picky, or expecting the Four Seasons, I just want a place to sleep/shower. But this place fell below even my low standards. The hotel is 100% misrepresented on the web sites, looks charming, european atmosphere.
First some general problems: The neighborhood is sketchy at night and the hotel has little, if any security; the pool is not maintained;customer service nonexistent;no organization, no maid service.i booked online prepaid through travelocity and got the wrong room (1 bed instead of 2) and they were overbooked but wouldn't give any help or refund, told me to call travelocity. one of my friends hadn't prepaid, but had made a reservation, but there were no rooms left! this is mardi gras, you can't just find some other place. so 6 people crammed in a room. when asked to speak to mgr they said to come back later but he never seemed to be around...
A rundown of the room: chain lock broken;presence of tv insulting since it's totally nonfunctional, not even rabbit ears;one paper thin towel;cigarette burns everywhere; tub literally full of mud;furniture is wicker and falling apart;no heater;walls painfully thin;king bed made w nasty queen sheets;shower no pressure and either scalding or freezing; can feel each coil in mattress pressing in your back;everything dirty, trash from last guest under the bed attracting insects. In short, it's a dump. Which wouldn't be a problem, really, if it wasn't so expensive. ""you get what you pay for,"" but not here! I paid more to stay here than I did at the hilton w/priceline, and st vincent's barely meets hostel standards.
also check profile w/business bureau (many unresolved complaints) and reviews on tripadvisor. St. Vincent's may be cheap but it's so awful that I'd rather sleep in my car next time! For $10 or $20 more you can stay in a real hotel in a way better location, so it's not worth it!