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St. James Hotel, New Orleans

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Why We Love It

  • Historic building with lovely outdoor courtyards 
  • Five-minute walk to Bourbon Street and French Market
  • Free in-room continental breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Adjacent upscale steakhouse with room service available

​"Slightly off the beaten path but still conveniently downtown" -- Oyster.com
Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"Best location can be."
Jan 14, 2018
Rowlett, TX, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 14.5 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and a cab to reach the property is approximately $40.

Rooms & Rates

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The 19th century landmark building’s storied past includes previous lives as the home of a coffee import company, a Union hospital and now a 4-star hotel. The property’s subtle parrot and palm tree-themed décor pays homage to its historic ties to the West Indies coffee trade.

Renovated from top to bottom in 2012, the boutique hotel’s 86 rooms now boast new bedding, wood floors and televisions to match the newly refurbished lobby. For an older property, rooms at the St. James are large and five have private balconies. The Caribbean theme weaves throughout with nautical artwork, tropical color schemes and marble bathrooms. All accommodations are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, coffee makers, fridges and microwaves.

Each morning, guests are served a complimentary, in-room breakfast. The property also has a small pool in the courtyard, a rooftop terrace and is attached to an upscale steakhouse (room service is available).

The hotel is two blocks from the French Quarter and a three-minute walk to the Canal and Magazine streetcar stop. Harrah’s Casino, the Superdome, New Orleans Arena and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are within a 20-minute walk of the property. 

From the press:
  • "The old sugar and coffee trading company pays homage to its Caribbean roots with subtle decorative touches" -- Frommer's
  • "The location is a plus, within walking distance to the French Quarter" -- Gayot.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed available on request and in the one queen or one king bed rooms only: $15 per night + tax. Extra person charge is $10 per night (for the additional adult over 2 per room) Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for St. James Hotel, New Orleans (LA) (past of Ascend Collection) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
When I arrived there was no power in New Orleans. It was very hot humility was high and I was aggravated. I told the hotel clerk I wanted to get a refund . She stated she will have the manager give me a call on Sunday never got a call back. I’ll call back on Monday never got a call back. I never stayed at the hotel so I would like a refund back to my credit card and I’m still waiting for call back to confirm. Very poor poor customer service.
Enjoyed Most
Best location can be.
Mikhail Jan 14, 2018 Rowlett, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to French Quarter
Other Comments
Pedro was very helpful!
Gloria Dec 07, 2017 Dadeville, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly hospitality
Other Comments
Nice atmosphere
Zarif Sep 14, 2017 Boca Raton, FL, USA
Other Comments
The reason we booked the St. James was the price & the location. It was 5 mins. from the theater my granddaughter & her friend had tickets to. We drove in about noon & are room was ready so we got right in. Everyone was very nice & helpful. Would definitively book there again!
Debra Jul 14, 2017 Pensacola, AL, USA

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