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
The St Charles trolley is right on the corner ($1.25) exact change . This will take you into the Quarter or the Garden district . Four blocks walking to Magazine street where there is great food and shopping .
The resort is clean and well maintained . I loved the pool area and hot tub . Towels were plentiful . The staff was great . We stayed in a studio and felt is was room enough . The bathroom is small . Everything is clean ,well stocked with a fridge , stove , cooking equiptment , plates , glasses etc. The bed was comfortable with nice linen .
This was our second time visiting New Orleans and our second time staying at Avenue Plaza. The atmosphere is so relaxed and transportation is so much easier with the trolley right outside. We felt at home the moment we arrived. I want to give a special acknowledgement to the concierge team. No question went unanswered. Hanah, Tia, Mel you are appreciated. Melanie....thanks for being you...see you next year!
Right on St Charles St, with a streetcar stop right out front, we had a great experience for Memorial Day weekend here. The staff on check in was very helpful, and even gave us a bottle of wine when they found out we were also celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Resort is nice, clean. There's a nice courtyard, a rooftop deck, and a nice pool area. The room was spacious, except I was surprised it had a queen bed, not a king. Also we were on the 12th floor, which is the top floor, and had barely any water pressure...at times during a shower the water would literally stop completely for a minute at a time every couple of minutes. Our original flight home was canceled, so we asked about a late check-out and they gave us til noon, and even watched our luggage after that so we had more time to explore the city before our later flight. If you come for Mardi Gras, this resort is right on the parade route...you can still see the beads in the trees and on electrical lines. Having the streetcar stop in front makes it easy and quick to get just about anywhere you want to go, including Bourbon Street, Downtown, French Market, lakefront, etc.
Poor customer service. Had three different concerns during our Memorial Day weekend stay. One concern was presented 3x’s to different people. No resolution.
Bathroom was as small as a cruise ship bathroom.
Location of property was convenient. Bed was comfortable. Room was clean. Customer service was less than desirable in resolving concerns.
I had a one-bedroom suite, 2d floor overlooking the courtyard. Full kitchen, living room area.. Nicely situated at the Garden District. Steps away from Houston's restaurant. The Courtyard is beautiful with a fountain, hot-tub and small pool, cushioned lounges. A real oasis, quiet, uncrowded. Bathroom is small, no tub, limited counter top.
Overall I would love to re-visit