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Hotel Review: The Whitney Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Conveniently located on a prestigious corner in the heart of downtown, The Whitney Hotel is a tranquil respite from the lively hustle and bustle of New Orleans.

Hotel Review: The Whitney Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted 11/1/15 | © Photo by Sherri Tilley

Conveniently located on a prestigious corner in the heart of the Central Business District, The Whitney Hotel is a tranquil respite from the lively hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. The elegant seven-story brick and granite structure, which was built by one of the most important architectural firms of the post-Reconstruction era, showcases the still-fashionable Beaux Arts neoclassical style including an elegantly curved exterior corner and beautifully decorative sculptural elements.


Originally making its debut as the Metropolitan Bank of New Orleans in 1909, this landmark building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts architectural components that seem to capture the sophistication of long-past days and gracefully extends a bygone era of commerce and style into a modern-day aesthetic. Similar to the city of New Orleans itself, The Whitney Hotel is an authentic experience featuring attentive customer service as well as uninterrupted guest privacy.


Each of the 93 well-appointed rooms that make up this upscale urban escape offer traditional furnishings including an ergonomic desk chair, pillowtop mattress, and plush linens along with cable TV, free WiFi, coffeemaker, newspaper, and complimentary bottles of artesian water. Thick hotel walls provide an especially quiet environment, and the high-mounted shower head is a particular benefit to taller persons. 


The high-ceilinged Bistreaux at the Bank restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel serves Creole cuisine all day, and a private dining room situated in a former bank vault can be reserved for up to ten people. The entirely non-smoking Whitney Hotel also offers a business center, a small fitness center, and slightly-extended stay hours which include 3:00 PM check-in and 12:00 PM check-out times.


The Whitney Hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Shops at Canal Place and is just 9 minutes from the excitement and action of the famed Bourbon Street and French Quarter neighborhood which houses popular venues such as Cafe du Monde, St. Louis Cathedral, LaFitte’s Blacksmith Shop, and more.


Make an ‘investment in comfort’ at The Whitney Hotel, part of the locally-owned New Orleans Hotel Collection of historic properties. The Whitney Hotel is located at 610 Poydras Street in New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, and reservations can be made by calling (504) 581-4222.


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