Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. The staff were accomodating and kept us in good supply of extra coffee each day, since we are big coffee drinkers. Upon arrival, our room was not quite ready. The Place d’ Armes was built in 1725 and is an excellent example of 18th-century architecture. And after a long day of sighseeing, we couldn't wait to get back to the courtyard for cocktails and the lovely weather and fragrant smells of the honeysuckle in bloom! The desk staff were very accommodating and even let me use the manager's office to check my flight.Now for the not so good - the rooms are older and could use an update. They then had a long conversation. The next day, she also briefly appeared. Plenty of other Quarter hotels don't charge if you are a guest!And the kicker is, the front desk staff got caught talking smack about us as we were leaving the hotel. Place d' Arms was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans! If the setting and location is not your top priority, then you’d be better off at a chain hotel whose focus is on service and pampering alone. Smith says the woman was on her hotel room balcony and she saw a man on his hotel balcony just adjacent to her. The guests that stay here enjoy beautiful views of the Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral. This is, after all, a City struggling to, in the words of Marc Cohn "Dance Back From the Grave. Towels were thin and edging towards being ragged. The Place d’ Armes was built in 1725 and is an excellent example of 18th-century architecture. We spent $30 extra dollars at Walgreens to purchase our own de-odorizers, which only masked the stench. It is well cared for, thoughtful in design - tables & chairs galore, nooks and crannies and a sweet dipping pool. If I closed my eyes I could imagine them in their finery, dressing up for a night on the town filled with good food, wine and social intrigue, perhaps even a brush with a handsome Vampyre.And that’s what I had hoped for, so my visit here was perfect. (you can find that almost anywhere in the Quarted by the way!). The carpet in our room was stained and I don't think it was vacuumed once during our stay. The tub in our room drained slowly so by mid-point in your shower you were standing in an inch of water. Next to location, it is the hotels most notable feature.Our room was well sized, but everything was WEARY. The guests that stay here enjoy beautiful views of the Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral. The woman knew for a fact she talked to a man earlier that day. The desk clerk replied, "Oh, him, that's our ghost!". Even with the negatives I recommend staying at this hotel - mostly because of the location and the beautiful buildings and garden. We stayed in a room facing Chartres street and could see St. Louis Cathedral from the balcony. On all the haunted tours I've taken, everyone mostly glosses over the Place d'Armes (many say the staff just makes up stories), but one hotel that consistently makes the Top 10 Most Haunted Hotels in U.S. list is the Hotel Provincial, which they say used to be part of a Civil War era hospital. Housekeeping tried to plump the worn coverlets and pillows each day. None of these minor problems impacted our visit. We had a wonderful time and let our imaginations go crazy.More. We had a “sink issue” and the hotel took care of it for us, but it did take until the next morning. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. We had an interior room for jazzfest, and it was awful! Sidney Smith, owner of the Haunted History Tours, was approached by a woman who stayed in the Place d'Armes Hotel saying she apparently had a conversation with a ghost. If you would prefer to really submerge yourself in the local culture and get a feel for the heart of New Orleans, then Place D’Armes is for you.As for the accommodations themselves, we found the rooms to be clean.