Loft 523

523 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District

Action Bar

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  • Guaranteed early check-in at 2pm

  • 2 complimentary drink vouchers for LOA Bar at International House (located 1/2 block away)

  • Complimentary pressing for one laundry item

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18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service17.5
  • Overall18
66
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

What a cool place!

-The location was very good.

- The bed, was also quite excellent. I slept like a baby.

-The poor signage made it feel like a hidden gem and only something people "in the know" knew about. It was a far cry from a typical large hotel.

-The room was large and decorated in a spartan manner. I liked this and appreciated the various lighting options we had.

- Also, they included slippers for walking around on the concrete floor, which was a nice touch.

What the hotel could do better:

A few minor gripes:

- The toilet ran and didn't always flush completely.

- Shower pressure could have been stronger. It was fine, I just like a strong shower pressure.

Daniel

Stayed July 2015

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Hotel Description

Loft 523 is an oddity in old-fashioned New Orleans — a boutique hotel in a completely modern style, one that would look at home in New York or London. Where many New Orleans hotels aim for a French mansion style, all antiques and ivy, Loft 523 is stark, minimal, contemporary. From inside, one could be forgiven for thinking of Soho; the fact that the French Quarter begins just a block away may make for a case of culture shock.

The hotel comprises eighteen studio loft apartments, rather than traditional hotel rooms — they are even numbered apartment-style (1A, 2B, and so on). Wide-open space is the order of the day, a welcome contrast to the typical New Orleans hotel room, swimming in antique furnishings and garish Louis XV fabrics. The look, rather, is clean and minimal, an homage to the converted commercial lofts of New York City.

This building was, in fact, a dry-goods warehouse, which explains the large scale — how many hotel rooms boast twelve-foot ceilings and full-length windows? The colors are subdued, in cream and grey, adding to the spare, calming effect. And the furniture and fixtures are equally modern — Herman Miller desks and Agape "Spoon" tubs, in particular, are fodder for design addicts' fantasies. Bathrooms are on a scale with the rest of the space, feeling a bit more like private spas, with a selection of Aveda bath products.

Seemingly a world away from the carnival of Bourbon Street, Loft 523 is a peaceful and meditative home away from home, especially for those whose taste runs toward modern design and loft living. At the risk of treading on a well-worn New Orleans cliché, this is as far from Anne Rice's vampire mansions as one can get — but if vampires are half as worldly (and sexy) as she says, they might just keep rooms at Loft 523 (but what to do about those floor-to-ceiling windows, we wonder).

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Hotel Criteria

  • 18 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. For holidays and special events, a 1 night deposit is required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. For holidays and special events, a 1 night deposit is required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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