"Good place for a romantic stay"
My girlfriend and I recently had a romantic getaway in our own town and chose to stay at the international house. The hotel lobby and facade were beautiful and set a romantic tone for the evening. Rooms were nice but very simple. That being said, there were a few drawbacks. First of all, there was no valet service in a street parking only area of the […] CBD. Secondly, there were used shampoo bottles and used soap in the shower along with the unopened products. I'm not a germophobe but it did slightly freak out my girlfriend. That mixed with the dust that was collected on the top of the nightstand gave me second thoughts about the cleanliness of the room in general. The service was great though and everyone was very accommodating. A few simple fixes could make the international house a huge success. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"International house treated me like a KING"
Had A really great time at this hotel the staff was awesome the location and the hotel itself should be a 5 star hotel will stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Valet smoked in my car!"
The hotel itself was cool. It was hard getting to the hotel because it was Mardi Gras, and the streets were blocked off; with no detours signs of how to get around blocked off streets. Only in New Orleans! I called the hotel, and asked for directions to get around blocked off Canal St, but they could not help. After I finally made it to the hotel. I […] was charged $35 for valet parking. When I got my car back the next day it smelled like cigarette smoke, and I don't smoke! This hotel is rated 4 star, but I give it 3 star at best. I will probably not stay here again, or recommend for anyone else to stay here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great city hotel."
Can't praise the IH highly enough. Great staff, great location, great decor. Didn't hear a sound from another room, and the hotel was packed for Superbowl & Mardi Gras. If I was forced to think of a negative, the only thing I can come up with is that the use of bathroom space lacked consideration - huge room, tiny basin, nowhere to put your stuff - […] but absolutely no other negatives. Good bar, skilled bartender. Staff can't do enough for you. Will stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed there for a mardi gras ball. Everything was awesome except the air condition blew some debris on our bed. Other than that... ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenience at a great price"
Staff was extremely attentive to my needs and the location could not have been better to where my event was held. Saved me $$$ over the spots on Canal Street. Would definitely stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice for the Price$$$$$$$$$$$"
Very nice and close to everything. Very Art Deco if you like that decor...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved this hotel - unique, cozy and centrally located. Staff was informed and very helpful. I would return there in the future.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good priced hotel for business trip"
The hotel is undergoing a renovation and after two nights I had to ask to change room due to fresh painting in the hallway (the smell penetrated in the room). The staff was very helpful and I had new keys in less than two minutes. It's quite, location is perfect, and beds are very confortable. I don't mind not having a coffee machine in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Negatives - No room service,no restaurant , water pressure was awful,phone lines were down Positives - Super friendly helpful staff, very nice modern rooms and lobby , great lobby bar , great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel close to the French Quarter. Staff were very helpful. Nice updated rooms with huge showers. I would stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for the dollar"
The people at the hotel were very helpful, and service minded. This is not a pretentious splendid operation, but, rather a comfortable, laid back establishment. For the price I thought it was a very good value and the location was perfect. Within walking distance of the Latin Quarter, but, far enough away as not to be noisy. Bus and street car access […] two blocks away. All in all a good choice for the price and I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel until you hit the bed."
The hotel looked great, but the bed was hard and the sheets felt like paper.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Game Day Visit"
This is a nice hotel, few amenities, ok staff (need to learn to smile or at least pretend to enjoy their jobs), goof for an overnight stay - room was clean, neat and modern, lobby bar is nice but way too expensive, parking like most hotels is expensive but responsive. This hotel needs to talk to the city about garbage trucks rambling down the street […] before 7:00 a.m. I believe there is a city ordanance that prohibits that ---- but again ---- it's New Orleans ---- they play by a different set of rules. Overall the stay was nice and the hotel is worth a stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location and very nice boutique hotel"
Just perfect! Beautiful boutique hotel in a great area of the city, walking distance to every major attraction. Lobby was nice and aromatherapy made it very inviting. Our room was excellent, facing the front, a huge, spacious 2 bedroom suite, modern decoration in black and white, resembling a loft. Huge windows in both the bedroom and vanity area. Hotel […] staff was very nice and helpful, always friendly and smiling. Will definitely stay there again! Two thumbs up! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very nice and helpful staff. We checked in ridiculously early and they still had our room ready!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 4-star hotel"
Locatiin was great. Lobby was really nice. Hotel bar was fantastic. Fitness center was good enough. Room was a huge disappointment. It was clean but small and nothing special. Plain white stuff not up to speed with the chic lobby and bar. Needed a major update in linens, drapes, bathroom marble, etc. Hotel phone was broken, so you had to call front […] desk on your own cell. Also the floor of the elevator had several tiles missing with seemingly no plans to fix them. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by International House We are delighted that you enjoyed our bar and found the location to be great. We have had more challenges than expected in updating our phone system and that will be done by January 20th. Our elevator tiles are repaired and we do hope that you will come back to see the transformation that we were in the process of doing.
Nice and clean, nice staff, romantic environment. Quite close to the French quarterGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed in the panoramic king. The room was clean and smelled fresh. The view was excellent for the money. The lobby has a very romantic ambiance especially at night. The location is two blocks from the French quarter, which makes it very convenient to walk everywhere. We did not need a car for our four day stay. Be sure and put your service sign […] out when you need it as your privacy will be respected without it on your door. I did not have a single complaint about this room, it was exactly as it was billed. Exceptional room for the price! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
If you find this hotel at a reasonable rate please book it immediately! We really enjoyed our stay. Great location, friendly staff, beautiful inside, great bar. It is a green hotel so you can feel good about that too. I didn't give it a 5 because the room is small and sparse, but did not stop us from enjoying our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great relaxing get away"
Great location central to French Quarter and great resteraunts in the areaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful boutique hotel in a great location"
We had a 4-day stay at International House in New Orleans, and it was very good. Our room in the 3rd floor was very nice, with an extra high ceiling. The only issue is that it wasn't quiet enough - we needed ear plugs to get a good night of sleep (but that's not unexpected in New Orleans). Our friends were in higher floor and did not have noise pro […] blems. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A historical boutique hotel"
The hotel was nice, the staff not so much. They were not so much rude as much as acted like they were doing the guests a "favor" with any service provided. Parking is expensive (just over $35 a day with taxes) but we expected this for the area. The "valet" system itself was a bit strange. You leave your car sitting at the curb (by no parking signs) […] and then leave your keys at the front desk. Problem is, nobody tells you this so we learned after my husband sat in the car for 15 minutes waiting for someone to come out. The rooms were not as small as some reviewers stated...actually a bit larger than most boutique hotels. The bathroom was enormous...nearly as large as the room itself. We did have to change rooms because of the overwhelming musty smell (11th floor) in the first room. It was so bad it took our breath away. My husband who is never bothered by smells said it was too much even for him. The second room smelled as well but not nearly as bad as the first room and the smell lessens when the AC is turned up and air circulates. Overall, we were fine with this hotel but unless you get a great deal, there are many other hotels near by that are much better for the same price. Our friends were all in different hotels so we were able to compare many of the surrounding hotels and ours was definitely "quaint" compared to theirs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel is located near canal st and the staff very helpfull,will stay again in this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, clean and little else!"
The location is about the best thing I can say about this hotel. It is two short blocks from the French Quarter on the Canal street side. It's a good thing to be a few blocks away from the revelry that happens on Bourbon Street, but still being close enough to walk to. I received a room upgrade and expected a much larger room. The bathroom was fine, […] but the room itself was tiny. I can only imagine how small their "Rock Star" rooms are. The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. Small things like no ice machine available and not having a safe in the room detract from the experience. The biggest negative is they tell you their valet parking is $32 per day, but after taxes it's $35.84. Add in tips and your spending a ridiculous amount just to park your car. There are nicer hotels charging a lot less. They also have no dining on site. Which is no big deal considering where you are with many great eateries within easy walking. Overall I would say that for the price I paid I was satisfied but will not stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My stay was horrible"
I recently stayed at IH. The rooms are too small n its no excitement like the pictures on the Internet. It was ok for a overnight stay but wouldnt never stay there again. The rooms smelled wet, not so pleasant!!! The phones was broken so n you had to use ur phone to call for RS. They took 4 hours just to bring towels. Two thumbs downGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location; modern interior"
good location on the other side of Canal. Not to close to Bourbon and the French Quarter but just close enough.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location for business or a couple"
Located close to everything. The bed was very comfortable, but no coffee maker in the room and coffee in the lobby was sub-par. Commerce across the street has great coffee and biscuits!Genuine Expedia guest review
lovely staff on duty who helped minimize the inconvenient phone outages and hotel was close to our restaurantsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location great staff"
Good location to the French Quarter. Staff was great. Especially the doorman John very nice. The only down side for us was our room. I don't recommend staying in the Queen bedrooms. Very small no chairs. Phone to desk was not working. No informations in the rooms about the services of the hotel had to go to the front desk to get information. Carpet […] in lounge needed a good cleaning or replaced. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Love the decór and the location of this hotel. It was close enough to walk to Bourbon yet far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet! Even though parking was expensive (I think it was $20 for overnight parking), we had in-and-out privileges and the hotel staff even got something out of the car for us that we left behind! Hotel was very clean and comfortable...not […] to mention, I loved the old french-yet-modern room interior. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Love it, love it, love it!! The representative who assisted me with the reservations assured me that I would be very pleased and I must say for a last minute booking in New Orleans during football season this one was a winner in my book!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An ok hotel, but not what I expected for the price"
From the pictures I had seen online & the lobby I was expecting to be wowed...I wasn't. The room was clean but a little run down, the sheets were made out of something akin to burlap, & the comforter on the bed was very heavy. I have stayed in much nicer hotels in big cities for less. I will however say that the staff were very accomodating & helpf […] ul. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great, friendly, and helpful staff. Location was walking distance. Good part of town. Very clean inside and beds were super comfty!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Puzzled by the IH"
The International House is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle and smothered in secret sauce. Yes, it is a boutique hotel. Yes, most boutique hotels pride themselves in minimalist chic and gleefully revel in house music pulsing at all hours throughout the lobby. But before you focus in on ancillary aesthetics you must be comfortable with the basic blocking […] and tackling of running a hotel. Take care of the simple things like properly furnishing a room - we had a bed, a chair and a television, get people in your concierge that know what the hell they are talking about - yes Felix's is still open and no the Bombay Club is not the best place for a margarita in the French Quarter, and offer something, anything, for people to order from room service - no the minibar does not count. International House, you were overpriced and not that great and that’s just the truth of the matter. I hope you can get it together because you have the potential to be a bright spot in the dark gloomy vastness of the commercialized hotel universe that makes up most of New Orleans lodging. All the best and God bless. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My recomendation is good"
The hotel is in a great location for touring the French Quarter. Reasonably priced and looks like it has recently been refurbished. Our room and the lobby were very nice. Gets a good recomendation from me.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great atmosphere and location"
I had a great 6-night stay in late September 2012. The location is terrific - two blocks from Canal, and two more to Bourbon Street. We were close enough to all the fun stuff, but far enough from the noise and craziness of Bourbon Street. The staff was very helpful. They let me check out an umbrella when it rained, and they referred me to several excellent […] dining options - including The Ruby Slipper Cafe, which has to-die-for bananas foster for breakfast. The only knock is the low water pressure, which someone at the front desk said is done on purpose to keep a "green hotel" certification. It was a small price to pay for an otherwise excellent stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Within walking distance of the French Quarter"
This hotel is within walking distance to all the night life locations in the French Quarter as well as the great dining that New Orleans has to offer. The hotel is perfect for those wanting to have a good time but who also want peace and quiet while they're resting. There is very little noise to worry about as the hotel is tucked away nicely just outside […] of the bar scene. The hotel was extremely clean and the staff was amazing! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location and Hotel"
Upscale hotel close enough to Bourbon and the fun without being too close to hear the noise and crowds. Quality of the fitness room was a nice surprise. Would definitely encourage friends to stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was great, we will be staying there again for sure. Super convenient location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Never Stay There Again! Awful Service."
First of all, the location is great and the lobby is quite impressive. That is it. The service was awful. Both my wife and I are pretty seasoned travelers so we have experienced the entire spectrum of customer service over the years. IH was clearly the worst. I tend to be rather skeptical of pseudo-trendy hotels and its staff, but I also like to support […] the smaller independents. I think I will now reassess this thinking. From being constantly ignored, to being given a room just around the corner from open construction on - of course - the bottom floor, to not being given any information regarding the actual amenities of the hotel, it was just an all-round unpleasant experience. Fortunately, as we are both frequent visitors to New Orleans, and only in town for a short time, we decided to mark it down to a lesson learned. The city is just too great to allow this to deter us from coming back. I will, however, also say that while it was quite noticeable that we were being treated quite indifferently, other hotel guests who happenend to be white were treated in quite the opposite manner. Therefore, I wtite this review with a view to warning minorities to think seriously about deciding to give IH any of your money when there are plenty of other (superior) options. Don't waste your money on a superficially trendy hotel which, in reality, really is quite mediocre and ultimately unwelcoming. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was too small, got one of the small corner rooms..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples"
I just got back from NOLA to Washington DC today and am super happy to review on this hotel. We (me &my husband) stayed at the hotel 3 nights and had the most helpful and friendly hotel staff we ever had.The 2 gentlemen concierge were amazing! They were very informative and attentive. The hotel was in perfect walking distance to the french quaters and […] riverwalk to eat and drink. (very quiet at night) The exterior of the hotel and the lobby have a very Soho boutique hotel feel to it and the smelled like a spa. There is also a little bar near the lobby and entrance. The room was small (try not to compare with hotel in Texas or somewhere has larger living area) but modern and comfy. We enjoyed the room and Aveda products and the room smelled good. Also complimentary coffee at lobby as nice. The down side was... lack of lighting, low water pressure, no fan or air ventilation in the bathroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Modern hotel, great location, great stay overall"
Really enjoyed my stay here, would definitely book here again if I were to come back to New Orleans. For a first-timer to this town, I thought the hotel location was perfect in that it was 5-10 minutes walking distance away from the French Quarter but not in the French Quarter itself (which gets noisy at night). I absolutely loved the hotel bar as it […] had a chic/modern vibe but still felt laid back and comfy at the same time. Perfect for two girls on a weekend getaway! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"International House is an oasis in New Orleans"
The first word that comes to mind about this hotel is Beautiful! The lobby, bar and rooms are designed to be pleasing to the eye yet comfortable... The staff is amazing at this hotel. They were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. If you want a smaller boutique hotel experience in the Big Easy, this is your hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good and not so good"
Lobby was lovely, it smelled nice, the decor was cool. But the room was just ok, water pressure in the shower was weak, view of air shaft was sad. Tried to switch to another room, all were full, but was told to check again in the morning, that more rooms would free up for our next 2 nights. The rep we checked with in the morning told us there are no […] double rooms with different views or nicer bathrooms. No recommendation was made to make our stay more pleasant, end of story. Location was good for us, we walked everywhere, and the street the hotel is on is nice and quiet. Not a bad stay, but I will try somewhere else next time we visit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and price"
It's a boutique hotel so the rooms are small. However, it's clean, quiet and the beds are comfortable. The location is great. You're 2 blocks off the French Quarter. So, walking is fine and you don't hear the noise from Bourbon St. The bar in the lobby is also nice. The only negative is that is could use a little updating and the lobby has this horrible […] smell. It's some sort of candle or incent they use. Oh well. Other than that...it's great for the price! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
Great hotel. Walking distance to French Quarters but very quiet at night. Beautiful, intimate, cool bar at the hotel. The staff was superb. Extremely helpful and friendly. This was my first visit to NOLA but certainly not my last and i would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
First time staying at this hotel, but definitely not the last! Booked the room based on a friend's recommendation as well as a great rate. Staff was very friendly and it was within walking distance to everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and convenient"
My only complaint is the parking but overall, the hotel is great. Beautiful and clean. Not far from Bourbon St so it's quiet. Highly recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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