- great location, 10 minutes walk to Frenchmen St and 30 minute to French Quarters
- good security for solo women and good lighting at locked gate to rooms.
- Breakfast (cereals, bread, coffee, juice) included
- free WIFI
- free street parking
- mini fridge in room
- working TV and remote in room
- laundry facilities
- vending machines for drinks and snacks
- clean sheets, towels
- bathroom very clean
- no fungus, mildew or mold on shower curtain, bathtub, bathroom walls
- helpful, friendly staff, but also depends on who you meet)
- lots of information, brochures at reception area
- Room 18 next to breakfast room, very noisy in the mornings
- mosquitos and a hugh cockroach in room. Killed the roach and housekeeping cleared messy remains the next day
- airconditioning has a bad musty smell when it is on or it could be due to carpeting in room
- bedspread is dirty and has musty smell
- room furnishings though quirky in character looks sad and broken in places as if they were picked up from the street
- rooms could be spruced up and dusted more throughly and fridge could be defrosted to clear ice buildup.
if I do go back to stay again at Olde Town Inn, I would go for a room without carpeting. Would recommend to budget-conscious & non-fussy family & friends. I rather they just get rid of all that junk, broken furnishings and spend money on servicing / cleaning air conditioners, clean sheets, clean towels. Afterall that's what most budget travelers want - a clean room and bathroom! Spartan is ok.
They have lots of really nice kitchenware and glassware. Sometimes, they get cool furniture and home decor items. An interesting selection of bags and shoes. A very good selection of vintage jewelry, cameras (sometimes), bags, glasses etc. Does not carry much clothing, books and CDs. Their prices are not "cheap" as compared to nearby Goodwill, Paws, Salvation Army.
Agree with other reviewers, the staff is a "hit or miss". There is a general lack of "friendliness" towards customers. Don't expect them to welcome you or make small talk with you. They generally keep conversations amongst themselves. They are not a happy smiley bunch - more like the silent brooding bunch of people. I have not personally encountered any rudeness and I have shopped and donated here many times. I think one word describes them PERFUNCTORY.