St. James Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
What We Love
- A luxury boutique hotel in the Central Business District, with continental breakfastStarting each day with a complimentary continental breakfast in your room
- Being in the CBD, just steps from the French Quarter
- Staying in a landmarked building, at a hotel with an impressive history
- Following Magazine Street to the Garden District, packed with shops and eateries
What To Know
- The hotel offers valet parking but there is a cheaper public lot just around the corner
- If you're looking to do some laps or go for a real swim, beware that the pool is rather small
- Free WiFi
Recharge between Big Easy outings at St. James Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel. Housing 84 refurbished rooms; West Indian-inspired décor, in tribute to a former merchant from the Caribbean who set up shop here; and landmarked 19th-century architecture, this Magazine Street property makes for a luxury boutique base in the Central Business District and near the French Quarter and Canal Street. There’s lobby access to a popular next-door chophouse, and fitness passes are complimentary – as is a daily continental breakfast.
Which is exactly what you’ll need to get ready for the main attraction: The above neighborhoods, and beyond. With an infectious joie de vivre, New Orleans offers a rich and historic culture, and there’s something here for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, a jazz enthusiast, an all-around bon vivant or pretty much anything else, you’ll find your days in this city quickly filling up and turning quickly to nights – late ones. So let them, and let the hotel, whose beds feature plush pillow-top mattresses and luxe bedding, happily take care of the rest.
Each of 84 refurbished guest accommodations has a touch of West Indies-inspired décor, in a nod to the 19th-century merchant Che, who kept a shop in the Banks Arcade building. They are spacious and inviting, holding a flat-panel TV, a microwave and a mini-fridge.
The hotel is conveniently located in the Central Business District, in the heart of the Big Easy. From your door, you’ll be just blocks from some of the French Quarter’s most beloved attractions, like boozy Bourbon Street, the French Market and the path along the mighty Mississippi River. You’re also on Magazine Street, and a short walk uptown will take you to the thoroughfare’s shops, bars and restaurants.
How to Get There
My partner and I stayed in August and the Saint James was the perfect location. It’s an easy walk to French Quarter and a quick/cheap Uber ride everywhere. The staff were always courteous, helpful and greeted us with a smile/ “hello”daily. The complimentary croissants and beverages were the perfect anchor to start the day. The accommodations were lovely and our room was immaculately cleaned daily. For a relaxing night, we enjoyed having some cocktails at the chophouse connected to the hotel and in the courtyard. An absolutely amazing establishment at a great deal!
This Hotel has Great Location Close to everything ! besides the elevator being broken everything was okay the staff was very helpful especially cinnamon and kentrell at the front desk was very helpful throughout the elevator incident other than that the trip was great
This is a really good hotel, close to French Quarter, rooms with loads of character, and most importantly, really helpful staff. Donnie and Harold in particular were great at organising tours, recommending places to eat and catering to all our various requests. I couldn't recommend highly enough.