Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by James Huffman
The Admiral Hotel is best of both worlds because it is a grand historic hotel that has been completely renovated to add all the modern conveniences that we as the traveling public have grown to expect. The hotel itself is modern enough so that you don’t feel you’re caught in a time warp and historic enough to maintain its grandeur.
When I arrived at the hotel I was immediately greeted by the valet and before I entered the building I was shaking hands with the general manager. As an individual who day in and day out works in this industry I can tell you it’s not often that you find the general manager at the door of his hotel greeting each guest as they walk in kudos to Charlie Allen (now former GM ) for being that type of GM.
As an individual I go back with this property approximately 55 years, this is the hotel that my parents would stay in during part of Mardi Gras. I still remember as a young man the Boxee TV set the set on top of a rolling cart that had rabbit ears now that I’ve dated myself what’s not get on this tangent. The hotel has come along way since those early years and frankly has moved from the decrepitude into the realm of magnificent in the past couple of years.
Add check in the desk staff was well-informed and prompt. The hallway was spotless and the keyless entry worked flawlessly. When I entered the room I found a spotlessly clean bathroom that had a very trendy opaque glassed barn door. The bedroom had a large business desk a refrigerator and a very plush king size bed. The entire room was meticulously well-maintained and absolutely spotless.
The only criticism I would have is the elevator. Sure the elevator is historic and safe but also slow and unreliable. The last time my Mardi Grass crew checked- in to took us 30 minutes get get the elevator.
Hotel Opinion Score
Room – 5 (Spotless)
Amenities – 4 (Did receive a $10 Coupon For Breakfast and a GREAT Cookie )
Service – 5 (Smiles Every Where / Anticipated Needs)
Food and Beverage – 5 (Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvers Outstanded | Breakfast Hot Fast and as Ordered- Server was good but not sharp and had on black jeans that did not seam to fit in with the other uniforms)
Attention to Detail -5 (Outstanding)
Average Hotel Opinion Score 5
(Scale 1=Poor 2 = Hit & Miss 3= Good 4 =Better 5=Best)