Empress Hotel - New Orleans  2 stars

1317 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, United States, 70116  show mapSave
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  • Facilities
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking

24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out


Pets allowed

 Air conditioning


Empress Hotel is a 2-star hotel offering air-conditioned accommodation not far from Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, St. Roch and the Campo Santo and The National WWII Museum.

This venue is 1km away from the center of New Orleans. It will take you 5 minutes to get to St Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans Municipal Auditorium and The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts.

Fast access to Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport within 20km is provided.


The hotel offers 35 rooms. All of them feature a private toilet, IDD telephone, a dressing area, multi-channel TV and cable TV. They provide bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub.


At the restaurant French dishes are served.


Empress Hotel offers business facilities, such as internet access and a photocopier and provides 24-hour reception, tour assistance and housekeeping.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   36.

City Center New Orleans - 1000 ft
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) - 11.8 mi
Restaurants Cafe Treme (cuisine: Coffee Shop) - 700 ft, Meauxbar Bistro (cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro) - 1100 ft
Parks Louis Armstrong Park - 1200 ft, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - 4100 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    Popular areas
    Sport related
    Shopping areas
    Historical sites
    • Saint Jude Shrine
      2700 ft
    • Black Arts National Diaspora
      2000 ft
    • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G
      2300 ft
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo
      2300 ft
    • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn
      2700 ft
    • 2700 ft
    • State Museum
      3000 ft
    • Historic New Orleans Collect
      3000 ft
    • Louisiana Museum Foundation
      3000 ft
    • Musee Conti Wax Museum
      3000 ft
    • Cabildo
      3000 ft
    • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic
      3000 ft
    • Friends of the Cabildo Museum
      3000 ft
    • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
      3300 ft
    • 3300 ft
    • 3700 ft
    • Hunter's Field Park
      400 ft
    • Autocrat Social and Pleasure
      3000 ft
    • Mississippi River Boat Tour
      2300 ft
    National Parks

    Local Attractions

    • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
      1.1 mi
      #1 Canal Street, New Orleans
    • Algiers Point
      1.1 mi
      New Orleans, LA
    • St. Roch and the Campo Santo
      1.1 mi
      1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
    • Riverwalk Marketplace
      1.3 mi
      1 Poydras St., New Orleans
    • The National WWII Museum
      1.6 mi
      945 Magazine Street, New Orleans

    Near the hotel

    • New Orleans African-American Museum
      500 ft
      1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans
    • Louis Armstrong Park
      1200 ft
      901 North Rampart Street, New Orleans
    • French Quarter
      2600 ft
      Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
      2300 ft
      724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
    • Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church
      2700 ft
      411 N Rampart St, New Orleans
    • Madame John's Legacy
      2800 ft
      632 Dumaine St, New Orleans
    • Old Ursuline Convent
      2800 ft
      1112 Chartres St, New Orleans

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Cafe Treme

      88% likes this, based on 24 reviews
      Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      700 ft
      Seeking new space

      Phone: 504-264-1132

    • Meauxbar Bistro

      85% likes this, based on 73 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Asian, Bistro
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

      1100 ft
      942 N Rampart St

      Phone: 504-569-9979

    • Lil Dizzy's Cafe

      77% likes this, based on 102 reviews

      1300 ft
      1500 Esplanade Ave

      Phone: 504-569-8997

    • Bar Tonique

      83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      1400 ft
      820 N. Rampart St

      Phone: (504) 324-6045

    • The Decadence Shoppe

      73% likes this, based on 21 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      1500 ft
      806 N Rampart St

      Phone: 504-529-8874

    Empress Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Empress Hotel

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      nothing was good

      The area was bad and the window did not lock. I did not feel safe in the room, and I scared to leave my belonging in the room. When I told the staff that I did not feel safe and that I wanted to check out and go home, I was charged full price for that night and 15% for the charge for the next night. I do not feel, if the environment is unsafe and there are drug dealers hanging half a bolck from the hotel that you should be forced to pay a portion of the next night also.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      I did not like a thing. I arrived at midnight and left the hotel next day although I was booked for 5 nights. the room and the bathroom were dirty and in terrible state. Facilities nil. I strongly suggest that you remove this hotel from you site

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The location

      Cleanliness very poor, bathroom faucets are broken , no toilet seat, windows are rusted etc.... etc...

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      I have always been described as an "honest and frank" person. So here it goes: I was afraid to stay here after reading all of the negative reviews but it wasn't as bad as most of them say. It is located walking distance to Bourban street (15 minute walk) and the French Quarter. If I were a drunk, alone, or in a group, I would not recommend walking there late at night, I would take a cab to Bourban Street and pay about 5.00 (thats what we did). The area is not well lit. The hotel itself is not a gem but it is affordable. The staff was very friendly, Mike and Jen, gave us recommendations for great restaurants in the area and even called the cabs for us. The room itself is small but all we needed is a bed and bathroom, when it comes to saving money, we are not that picky. The room was clean, air conditioned, contained a bed and bathroom and a small nightstand. We don't spend our time in the room, we just needed a place to sleep. I woke up at about 3 in the morning, turned on the lights in the bathroom, no bugs or anything like that. The plumbing worked fine. We didn't need a closet (no closets) because we backpacked. Over all, its not as bad as the reivews make it sound. Once you are in the French Quarter, you will be happy, you will be around all the restaurants, night life, and markets. Would we stay there again? If we were on a budget, yes. If you are not on a budget, I would highly recommend the Garden District, very upscale and you can take a street car to the French Quarter for 1.25. We stayed in the Garden District our 2nd night so that we could get a feeling for this part of town, and loved it.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      It is really close tothe french quarter. However, it was kinda scary in the area

      It is a durty slam! I understand the cost is low, but there are things things that you just cant sell. You cannot sell a dirty room with rouches and broken focets and some resemblence of a bed. You just cant charge for such things.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The location was pretty handy, quite near to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The cleaning staff work hard.

      We did not have an enjoyable stay at this hotel. We chose it mainly for price & location but in all honesty wish we had listened to reviews and paid a bit more. Although the staff were friendly, some of the other hotel guests were not and in all honesty I didn't feel very safe here. You have to leave a $10 for your room key and drop it off before you go out each night, which I did not want to do. There is a balcony but we were bothered a few times by other guests who appeared to be on drugs and it makde me feel uncomfortable. Its a shame as the staff are nice but the rooms are tiny with tiny windows and tiny tv's and compared to even some of the cheap motels we stayed at on our 3 week road trip this was the worst.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Bathroom- water back-up whilst having a shower, Bed - was uncomfortable, TV did not work and room had an awful smell that inflamed my sinuses. Opening the door needed body builder strenght as the hinges were so tight you could have easily been injured.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Good location, close to French Quarter, lowest price I could find for the weekend. Shower was hot. AC was good. It served its purpose (a place to crash after long nights of partying).

      Bed was pretty uncomfortable. Would recommend bringing your own pillows as theirs have plastic covers on them. Best if you don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The only good thing was that it was close to Bourbon street.

      I highly recommend not staying here. The neighborhood it's in looked very sketchy, and a friend of mine said he almost got jumped in that area a few years ago. I had no idea about it, and the facility is just as bad as the its surrounding area. I don't understand why it's called a hotel. My room was like a prison cell, and everything in the building looked like it was falling apart.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Hotel staff were attentive and security conscious

      Room quality was horrible. This is a cross between a crack house and Section 8 housing. Disgusting

      • Average rating
    • Single

      I enjoyed the location and helpful staff. The room was quiet and generally clean.

      I disliked the plastic covered pillows and lumpy mattress which sagged in the middle.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      It is a basic but fine hotel, the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, and the location was good. What more could I want for this price?

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The other guests that I met on the patio.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      you stay here for the price and the location. It is less than a 5 min walk to bourbon street and they have free parking.

      It is a star hotel (maybe half a star) but remember you get what you pay for. I got this hotel because all I needed was a place to sleep after partying. You will not hang out at this hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      It was very laid back, the room was a good for the price, and for what we needed it for, which was a bed, and somewhere to leave our things.

      Our showerhead did not work well, that is the only thing.

      • Average rating
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