by Amanda Geronikos
The International House Boutique Hotel is a fancy, boutique hotel in New Orleans. That doesn’t mean families aren’t welcome, though. The hotel features plenty of guestrooms with two double beds, as well as spacious suites and even penthouses for those wanting to splurge on space and amenities. Free Wi-Fi is standard in all rooms. Parents – be sure to check out the Loa Bar or plan a spa treatment.
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- Boutique hotel
- Free internet access
- Upscale guestrooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My Fiancee and I stayed here for several days and had a fantastic time at International House. The rates for our room were very affordable, yet the quality of our room was fantastic. From the moment we stepped out of our taxi we were greeted with smiles outside the hotel by staff and had a wonderful experience with everyone we encountered at the front desk throughout our stay. We'd like to give a special shout-out to the 8th floor housekeeper who had prepared our room comfortably and perfectly clean upon arrival. Our housekeeper kept our room immaculate throughout our 5 night stay, and greeted us warmly with a smile when we left our room each day. The Bar was also a highlight with impressive cocktails and fantastic bartenders. This hotel is probably one of our favourates throughout our travels and we are grateful to all the staff for making our vacation truly exceptional. We would love to stay here again and give it our full recommendation.
This is probably about the fourth time I've stayed at the IHH over the last 14 years; I keep going back for the excellent location (adjacent to the French Quarter and the Warehouse District) and the chic vibe. The staff are fantastic, especially the wonderful bartenders at Loa.
Rooms/beds are clean and comfortable; bathroom are fine but small - especially the countertop! (good luck trying to fit two peoples' toiletries on it.) So there is definitely plenty to love. However - there is some wear & tear showing and I think a cosmetic refresh would serve them well. In our room, both the door handle and the toilet flush lever had loose pieces for example, and the tiny slow creaky elevators remind you of the age of the building.
Will continue to recommend and would stay here if the price is right, but this is somewhat funky charm, not seamless luxury.