Avenue Plaza Resort
What We Love
- A lovely suite stay in New Orleans' charming Garden District, in the heart of the cityBeing on St. Charles Avenue, among the grand mansions of the Garden District
- Taking the famous streetcar around the city
- Lounging on the beautiful rooftop sun deck or in the inviting pool
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- All suites have kitchenettes stocked with cookware
- Hop on the street car for a tour of the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Magazine Street
Do century-old Victorian mansions fringed by oaks and palm trees set your heart aflutter? If so, you’ll love New Orleans’ Garden District, where stately residences ranging up to 185 years old rarely cease to awe those who wander its beautiful streets. Sitting along this enchanting enclave’s edge is Avenue Plaza Resort, a convenient hotel with a fitness center, a pool, a low-key restaurant, a courtyard and a selection of comfortable suites. Its best amenity? Arguably its views over the whole National Historic Landmark neighborhood and beyond.?
Take a leisurely stroll to admire all the dazzling architecture, and then decide where to go next. Another perk of being where you are – specifically, on St. Charles Avenue – is that the streetcar stop’s just steps away. Hop on for a ride to charming Carrollton, the Central Business District or the French Quarter, which begins where the streetcar line ends. If the grand homes in your own neck of the woods haven’t inspired you, surely this landmark destination, with its Creole cottages and double-gallery townhouses, will do the trick.
Your spacious One Bedroom suite features a modern kitchenette with all the necessities, including a stove, a microwave, a coffeemaker, cookware and a dishwasher. You’ll get a cable TV, too, with a DVD player for watching your favorite flicks.
Grab a bite or a sip – we suggest the city’s signature Sazerac – at Mr. Johns, a laid-back gourmet eatery. There are a host of other restaurants in this food city, so be sure to acquaint yourself with the local culinary scene; we suggest Commander’s Palace and hit Israeli restaurant Shaya, for eating out, without having to travel too far.
The Garden District is one of New Orleans’ most instantly recognizable neighborhoods. It’s packed with breathtaking Victorian mansions ranging up to 185 years old and happens to house some of the most iconic local restaurants, too – not to mention popular shopping thoroughfare Magazine Street. The St. Charles streetcar can take you farther uptown or towards the Central Business District and the edge of the French Quarter.
How to Get There
Avenue Plaza Resort is perfectly situated in the garden district on the St Charles streetcar line. It is wonderful to stay in the quiet Garden District but still have quick access to the mayhem of the French Quarter. There are lots of really good bars and restaurants nearby, everything from swanky rooftops (hot tin) to dark dive bars (avenue pub) with great beer selections & food. this is a perfect home base to explore New Orleans and surrounding area. I highly recommend taking a fan boat swamp tour and plantation tour to get a break from NOLA. The resort had wonderful service from check in to concierge, all helpful and pleasant. Also no hard sales push, this was a delight in a timeshare property. there is a nice pool and spa on property and the rooftop area was cool. the units are very spacious one bedrooms with a kitchen. I would highly recommend this property for those that love New orleans but don't want to stay right in the crazy action of the FQ.
We have owned a share of Avenue Plaza since 2005 and have stayed there yearly and have never have had a bad stay at the Plaza. The period around Christmas is great as they do a excellent job. Being a stop on the Saint Charles trolley you can go anywhere around town with a transportation pass.
Great location, attentive staff and close to the streetcar line making touring the city inexpensive. Quiet location despite being on a well travelled route and would stay there again if travelling to NOLA.