A family-friendly hotel on Decatur Street.
Locally owned and operated by the Monteleone family, leaders in the New Orleans hotel business since 1886, this 83-room hotel was treated to a multi-million dollar renovation in 2012. Stand-out features include four sun decks, an outdoor heated saltwater pool and lush courtyard area, along with comfortable rooms with niceties like 300-thread-count bedding and wrought-iron balconies. Well located a few blocks into the French Quarter, the Bienville offers good access to the convention center, Harrahs casino and the CBD. Head the other direction and youre steps from shopping, restaurants, the French Market and Café Dumonde. Both pet and kid-friendly, the Bienville House sweetens the deal with complimentary continental breakfast and a treat of lemonade and cookies served every afternoon. Good value for the money, although if youre looking for Old World charm, this hotel doesnt lead the pack.