THE BLAKE HOTEL
The Blake Hotel is conveniently located on the Saint Charles Ave. streetcar line at Lafayette Square in the Business & Arts Districts.
Combining contemporary décor and upgraded amenities, the Blake Hotel New Orleans offers the perfect home-away-from-home experience during your visit.
As our guest, you’ll be invited to enjoy incredible in-room conveniences, such as (a/an):
Complimentary wireless Internet access
Contemporary décor with a warm, inviting color scheme
37” LCD TV, complete with free premium channels like HBO and ESPN
Plush bedding and convenient blackout drapes
An in-room coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, safe and work desk
Complimentary Bath & Body Works® toiletries
Cruise & Parking Package*
Set sail with a special cruise package deal designed just for you! These discounted room rates are ideal for guests cruising out of New Orleans and include reduced parking at $10/day per car, as well as shuttle transportation to and from the terminals.
There is an on-site restaurant (that is also open to the public and has access from either the hotel or the street).
CAFE ON THE SQUARE.
Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
I do have to mention something that happened to us during our breakfast here. After we were seated, the waitress came over to our table and brought a glass cup with some crayons in it. Then she turned to my daughter and said ""Now this is a special glass of crayons and the only way you can use them is if we have an agreement. You see how these crayons are all stacked in the cup? You can use them, but you have to put each one of them back the way you found them in the cup." but it was in a very scolding and rude kind of way. My daughter is very well behaved and it kind of scared her when the lady said that. She didn't even touch the crayons after that. HOWEVER, the lady did not bring her anything to draw on either.
When the waitress returned to take our order, she looked at my daughter and said "Why are you not coloring?" My daughter just kind of hung her head like she was about to be scorned again and the waitress picked up a crayon and
starting scribbling all over the table. GASP! Little did we know that the tables are covered with white paper for the kids
to draw and color on. But, she never bothered to tell us this.
The food we ordered was good, not fabulous, but good. For the 3 of us to eat breakfast, it cost around $35, which is more than we would pay at home, but yet we were on vacation.
Right outside the hotel is a park, which makes it nice to hang out in if you have some time or just want to people watch.
The street cars go down this main street and it is a nice option to be able to hop on or off of it to get to places if you don't feel like walking.
**Here is a tip if you do not have transportation and need to go to the grocery store to pick up supplies or soda before the cruise. You are very close to a store called "Rouses" and they have everything you could possibly need. It's a very short walk there.
It's located 1 block down and 2 blocks over. Very simple to get there. We always take a rolling small luggage with us to carry the soda back to the hotel. It's kind of like a duffle bag with wheels on it. It does the trick.
Would I recommend this hotel? Yes I would. It's a very nice hotel and in a prime location to just about everything. It's within walking distance to the Riverwalk and French Quarter and all the ammenities. If you don't have a car, you can walk to any of the restaurants or activities. It's also located on the street car line and only a few blocks away from the local grocery store. Excellent location.
While we did have an issue with the waitress at the restaurant, the food and service was still good and hit the spot. It made it nice that we didn't have to walk anywhere on such a rushed morning pre-cruise and we seen that as an added "extra" to our stay.
The hotel was updated and nicely decorated with comfortable rooms that served our purpose.