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
This was a very adequate property and was well situated on the St. Charles Ave. Trolley Line. We enjoyed our stay but we had no real interaction with anyone on the property and I would not call it a resort. Beware that Wyndham will try and sell you an additional time share or up grade so just don't go to a free breakfast and don't buy tours through them. This is not a resort, only a small pool and hot tub and exercise room.
My wife and I just completed a week in a studio room at Avenue Plaza. We have stayed in numerous hotels in New Orleans (so many to choose from!), but Avenue Plaza is clearly one of our favorites; I would recommend it for couples. It is located on St. Charles in the Garden District, lots of restaurants within walking distance, with a streetcar stop directly in front of the resort. We recommend getting a 1, 3, or 5 day pass ($3, $9, or $15 per person); these give you unlimited rides on the city's RTA buses and streetcars that will get you virtually anywhere you want to go in the city (example, ride the St. Charles line to the end, it will drop you off on Canal Street directly opposite Bourbon). They are available, among other places, at any Walgreen's in the city. The room has a comfortable bed, nice TV with DVD player and a spotless kitchenette (microwave, 2 burner stovetop, sink, dishwasher, toaster, good-sized refrigerator, and all of the utensils, dishes, etc. you would need for a week stay). Fresh Market, Walgreen's, and Walmart are either a short streetcar ride or 1 mile walk away. The bathroom is small but adequate with a nice shower. The staff was very friendly and helpful; and they had several events (among them one morning a continental breakfast, one evening wine and cheese- these are listed in the lobby) There are representatives there to entice you to purchase time shares-- you may or may not want to get involved with that (we didn't want to, and they respected our wishes). Our next time in New Orleans, we most definitely would enjoy staying there again!
The best vacation ever. We enjoyed every aspect of it.even the sales meeting was pleasant. The people were helpful and kind. felt like staff was invested in us having an enjoyable stay. Kudus for a job well done!
The shuttle from the airport had great difficulty because everything atthe hotel - even the colorful flyer in the elevator - says avenue plaza. No sign says wyndham or worldmark. Decide guys! The hotel is clean and very nice- hot tub, heated pool with plentiful towels- but lacking in many ways. Two mornings the coffee lids did not fit the coffee cups in the owners lounge and 1 day there were no lids! Kids were in a room adjacent to mine and the beds in this hotel are touching the exterior hall wall and they just ran up and down and banged the walls. The bathroom is very small but adequate since there is a dressing area separate. The roof area has nice chairs and the bellman was helpful storing luggage from check out till shuttle mid afternoon. The trolley is just outside your door although the St Charles is often crowded! You are just a few stops from the WW II Museum and the trolley takes you to Canal St and the start of the French Quarter. I would have to agree though that the desk staff did not make any attempts to go out of their way to help- feeble and weak suggestions although they did make change once for the streetcar.
An okay property, reasonably maintained and clean if the furnishings are a bit tired. Walls are thin, and the bathroom small in our unit. Inquired at the front desk about a lost item, and they did a cursory look to no avail. Parking is by valet. The location is convenient to the St. Charles streetcar and some nice places to eat in the immediate vicinity like the Silver Whistle Cafe. French Quarter is not too long a streetcar ride away.