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St. Vincent Guest House is Under New Management!!! As of December 1, 2013 the guest house will be operated under a new management team that is dedicated to improving both the aesthetics and overall condition of the entire establishment. Steps are being taken to bring this beautiful and historical building to its fullest potential and offer our guests a wonderful experience and comfortable stay. St. Vincent's is not a full service hotel, it is more of hostel/quaint budget hotel that is both economical and located in one of the best areas in the city of New Orleans (the Lower Garden District). First opened in 1861 as a orphanage, the building has a distinct and colorful history that is worth exploring. The lobby is adorned with photos that reflect the history and show the building's usage over the last 100+ years. Each room has an individual decor and design scape that will make you feel as though you are walking into an era of Nola history gone by... The grounds are well kept and offer several areas for outdoor seating for morning coffee, an evening cigar or just great conversations... Our staff have been trained and are dedicated to providing each guest with the highest level of customer services with courtesy and a smile. Although there are not a great deal of amenities available, every guest will find that the Guest House offers a tremendous value for the price. We have both private sleeping rooms as well as dormitories available. There have been several negative reviews that have been posted in the past and those reviews have been duly noted and taken into consideration for action as we move towards improvements... Likewise, there have been several positive reviews from guests who have enjoyed their stay and the experience at the Guest House; and for that we are thankful! We look forward to this new era at St. Vincent's and welcome each and every guest with open arms...
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
The good: the people that work there were nice and always polite. The building itself has an interesting history that fit well with our Halloween trip.
The bad: everything else. This is the worst place I have stayed outside of the third world. If you...More
I chose St Vincent because I was travelling on a budget. It was situated out on Magazine Street with local bus transport directly outside the hotel and streetcars 4 blocks away. The hotel is in need of much TLC however I believe this is to...More
This place really wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be. I think you should know yourself before you book at a place like this. It's obviously super old and not a 5 star, fancy towels kind of place. It's ancient, quirky,...More
Stayed during Jazzfest, the place is almost full I was told by the staff, so we felt fortunate to have found this accommodation.
Pros: Great location at garden district, about 3 blocks from St. Charles trolley line & The Blind Pelican bar (best 25c oyster...More
No Frills. Do not expect anything. The guest house is an old orphanage repurposed into a hotel and it shows it's age. Nothing fancy, no hair dryer, microwave, mini-fridge or TV, however it was quiet and convenient to bus service to the FQ and a...More