The Whitney Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This budget-friendly option offers average rooms in a better-than-average location in New Orleans' central business district, a block from the St. Charles Streetcar line
- The on-site restaurant is lovely -- authentic Creole food in an historic setting, as well as a generous buffet breakfast
- Guests can access free Wi-Fi in the lobby and free wired Internet in rooms
- This incredibly central, yet quiet location is just 15 minutes on foot from the French Quarter
The Whitney Hotel is a budget-friendly choice offering up average but comfortable rooms in a better-than-average location. Located in New Orleans' Central Business District (CBD), this hotel is within 15 minutes walking distance to major attractions like Bourbon Street, Lafayette Square and the Superdome, to name a few. Anything outside walking distance can be accessed by the St.Charles Streetcar line one block away.
Rooms are pretty dull decor-wise, but comfortable pillow-top mattresses, nice robes and big desks more than make up for it. Old tube TVs don't help the style situation but for the price, it's tough to complain. Internet access is free: In the lobby, guests can utilize Wi-Fi, but in rooms, guests will have to physically connect with a wire.
The on-site restaurant is where the hotel's historic character and charm really shine: Marble pillars and an original mural from 1890 provide the perfect, picturesque backdrop for authentic Creole cuisine.