In 1907, the building was opened as a hotel. It was renamed 6 years later. During the Time of Prohibition, the hotel was popular with dignitaries and the rich and famous due to the 1.5 block tunnel underneath the hotel used for quick exits.
From 1928 to 1948, a radio station was housed in the Penthouse.
Finally, in the 1970’s, the new owners renamed the facility Le Pavillon to honor the French history of New Orleans
Czechoslovakian chandeliers, European antiques, and marble staircase railings from the Grand Hotel in Paris were used to decorate the lavish hotel.
Le Pavillon is rumored to be haunted. The most common location for a sighting is in the lobby where a ghost named Anna is often seen. Also reported are showers coming on in the middle of the night and sheets being pulled to the bottom of the beds.
The absolute favorite part of my stay? Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Milk and Hot Chocolate are served in the lobby daily from 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
- Le Pavillon is located within walking distance to the Superdome, the French Quarter and the Central Business District. Depending on which route you take, there is plenty to see and you may be sidetracked by interesting shops.
- Quieter than the French Quarter and devoid of most of the tourist madness, Le Pavillon was a nice change of scenery.
- There are 219 guest rooms and 7 suites in the hotel.
- I was only there for 1 night so I got a Deluxe King room. The bed was so comfortable and had ample pillows. The room was quite large.
- There are plenty of places to charge electronics via USD or wall outlets.
- I hate staying anywhere with a weak shower. This one did not disappoint and the water never got colder while in use. The Molton Brown toiletries were a big plus and smelled divine.
- The television offered a ton of cable channels.
- There is free wifi.
- There is a fitness center.
- The rooftop pool is heated.
- Complimentary overnight shoeshine service is offered.
- There is valet parking.
- There are 8 various sized rooms for meetings and events.